This July 19 through July 22, 2018 is Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Also known by its previous name as San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), this is a massive pop-culture convention with attendance in the range of 130,000 attendees annually. The convention is so well attended that it has reached capacity in the San Diego Convention Center and has been moving events to the adjacent hotels, facilities, and the Gaslamp District to create a campus-like setting. Attendees are able to enjoy not just panels and events inside the convention center, but also areas called “activations” or “off sites” that are in coordination with other companies, such as AMC and USA networks and Facebook Live. While this helps to distribute crowds, it also provides a feeling of having something special everywhere you look in the downtown San Diego area.
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Part of the joy of attending conventions is discovering new products that you didn’t even know existed. At WonderCon 2018, Waxwork Records was exhibiting to bring fans of horror and vinyl together. Waxwork Records has not just movie soundtracks on vinyl, but publishes comics with an original soundtrack on vinyl, as well. Stephanie and Brian Gray caught up with Kevin to talk about Waxwork Records and working with top names in horror on these innovative projects. read more
It is WonderCon Weekend in Anaheim, California! This convention is one of the largest on the West coast (64,000 attendees in 2017) and is operated by the same team who bring San Diego Comic-Con to life each year. Known for its wide variety of exhibitors, excellent outside area for cosplay photos, and programs that need an arena to fit the crowds, WonderCon is a Southern California favorite. This year, WognderCon extended their offsite offerings to not just food trucks, but an “experience” as well. Fans could enter AMC’s “The Terror” for a preview of the new show in an atmospheric setting. Also new this year is Future Tech Live in the North Hall for demos of VR gaming. Check out some of our photos below. read more read more
Continuing our coverage for Women in Horror Month, we caught up with Shriekfest’s Denise Gossett. Denise is the Founder and Director of Shriekfest, a horror film festival and screenplay competition in Los Angeles that is now in its 18th year. Denise talks to us about her life in horror and her decision to start the festival.
Stephanie Shamblin Gray: Have you always been a fan of horror?
As part of our Women in Horror Month coverage, we caught up with our very own Christine Caprilozzi. Christine is not just a Senior Editor here at Horror News Network, but also the co-founder and Lead Organizer of CT HorrorFest. For readers outside of New England, CT HorrorFest is a Connecticut-based horror convention that began in 2014 and has continued to grow each year both in attendance and in events offered. What began with celebrities and vendors now includes panels, a costume contest, and screenings. Read on to hear Christine’s thoughts on being a horror fan as well as a horror entrepreneur. read more read more
Bittersweet news was announced today by IDW regarding “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive.” Started back in 2012, the four-issue series was a long-term effort by writer Steve Niles and artist Bernie Wrightson. The first two books in the series were published in 2012, but the third book did not appear until 2014. With Niles and Wrightson together, two greats in the industry and both awardees of the ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Achievement Awards, this was a book the fans adored even though the wait for each issue grew longer. When Wrightson died on March 18, 2017, it was believed that this series would not be concluded. However, publisher IDW announced today that the fourth and concluding issue of “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive” would be released in January 2018. read more read more
While there were many new horror television show debuts last year (The Exorcist, Stan Against Evil, Frequency, Channel Zero, Van Helsing, and Aftermath), this year is somewhat light regarding new properties. One premiere, however, that deserves some attention is the new Syfy horror-drama “Ghost Wars” which begins October 5.
The cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club), which is some pretty massive star power for a Syfy horror show. The show is set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia), a man who “sees dead people, just like the movie,” must harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from a mass haunting. No pressure there. read more read more
Blumhouse dropped a Twitter bomb today with the reveal/Tweet that Jamie Lee Curtis would be returning to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween. While this is not the first time Curtis has revisited her role as Laurie Strode, as shes appeared in the fan favorite Halloween: H20 back in 1998, it is nevertheless amazing to see her in the same clothes, on the same porch, and in the same bad situation she was in nearly 40 years ago. read more
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Basil Gogos. Gogos was an icon in the world of horror art and he defined a style that is immediately recognizable and influential to many horror artists to date. He is most known for his portraits of movie monsters for Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He also served as a cover artist for Creepy and Eerie back when they were under Warren publishing. Basil more recently in the 1990’s prepared cover art for bands including The Misfits and Rob Zombie. His presence will be greatly missed, but his art will live on and continue to awe and inspire. read more read more
Mer-men are apparently in fashion right now. You probably already know about Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” but you may not have heard yet about “House by the Lake.” “House by the Lake” leaves behind the romantic fantasy of del Toro’s ‘Water’ and goes instead for the tension of a mentally-challenged child and her would-be imaginary friend the Fish Man. If you like creepy kids that are sleep-walking, tearing their family apart with their weirdness, and not staying in the house like they are supposed to (and who doesn’t, really), you’ll want to check out the trailer below. read more read more