Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

‘Maniac Cop’ Coming to HBO

According to Deadline, a reimagining of Maniac Cop has been greenlighted by HBO with Nicolas Winding Refn serving as both producer and director. Joining Refn on directorial duties will also be John Hyams.

Maniac Cop is set in Los Angeles and is said to be told through a kaleidoscope of characters, from cop to common criminal. A killer in uniform has uncaged mayhem upon the streets. Paranoia leads to social disorder as a city wrestles with the mystery of the exterminator in blue. Is he mere mortal, or a supernatural force? read more read more

James Wan and Atomic Monster Join ‘Gideon Falls’

Hivemind recently issued a press release which announced that they will be teaming with James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company for the upcoming television adaptation of Gideon Falls. Created by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, Gideon Falls recently picked up a 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Published by Image Comics, the official synopsis for the series is as follows:
The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. read more read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Halloween’ Panel with Danielle Harris and Don Shanks

Horror goddess Danielle Harris and Michael Myers himself in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Don Shanks joined CT HorrorFest organizer Christine Caprilozzi on stage for a panel September 14th at the horror convention.

The duo talked about working with Donald Pleasence, being a part of a massive horror franchise, the Halloween reboot and more. Danielle Harris opens up about the Blumhouse Halloween franchise while Don Shanks spills the beans on a kill that was left out of Halloween 5 which saw Michael slice and dice an entire SWAT team. read more read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Hellraiser’ Panel with Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, and Simon Bamford

One of the many big draws for fans attending CT HorrorFest 2019 was the programming schedule. Horror mavens flocked to the panel room at 5:15 p.m. on September 14th to see the Cenobites discuss Hellraiser. CT HorrorFest staffer Mike Simonetta prepared to host the panel as Doug Bradley (Pinhead), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer), Simon Bamford (Butterball), and Barbie Wilde (Female Cenobite) stepped on stage to a raucous ovation.

The quartet had great chemistry as they told story after story about the Hellraiser franchise most of which were focused on the first two films which premiered in 1987 and 1988. The cast talks about getting into the leather-clad outfits, the potential of returning to the Hellraiser series, a potential Nightbreed series, and their first reaction to seeing their costumes for the film. read more read more

Official Trailer Revealed for ‘Wrinkles the Clown’

Coulrophobia is in full effect these days. IT Chapter 2 sits atop the box office and now a trailer has been released focusing on a real-life terrifying clown, Wrinkles the Clown. Directed by Michael Beach Nichols, Wrinkles the Clown tells the story of a Florida-based clown who scares children for cold hard cash.

The world was first introduced to this real-life clown in 2014, as a grainy CCTV video was uploaded to YouTube and shows Wrinkles creeping out from under a child’s bed. The video quickly went viral and received a ton of comments and shares. Shortly thereafter more videos of Wrinkles started popping up over the internet along with a telephone number to hire him for “behavioral services.” read more read more

‘Black Christmas’ Trailer Arrives From Blumhouse and Universal

Today Universal Pictures revealed a two-and-a-half minutes trailer for their upcoming Christmas-themed slasher flick Black Christmas. Directed by Sophia Takal, the film stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes and Simon Mead.

 The movie is described as:

Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. read more

Fans Start Petition Demanding Brian Andrews Return as Tommy Doyle in Halloween Franchise

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, Nick Castle appears in scenes as Michael Myers, Charles Cyphers makes his return as Leigh Brackett, Kyle Richards reappears as Lindsey Wallace and… completely out of left field, Anthony Michael Hall is cast as Tommy Doyle. Hall being cast as the bullied young man from Haddonfield left more than a few fans of the slasher franchise scratching their head. With Richards returning as Wallace, it makes it incredibly awkward that Brian Andrews, the original Tommy Doyle from 1978’s Halloween was not brought back as well. read more read more

Toonami Announces ‘Uzumaki’ Series

Yesterday Toonami shocked fans as they announced a four-episode Uzumaki mini-series coming next year. Directed by Hiroshi Nagahama with animation from Production IG and featuring music from Colin Stetson (Hereditary), the preview looks almost identical to the Ito’s horror masterpiece.

Uzumaki was created in 1998 by Japanese horror comic legend Junji Ito and first appeared in the manga magazine Big Comic Spirits. The series follows a town plagued by strange occurrences after its residents start to notice strange spiral patterns. Terrible things happen from there as the unsuspecting citizens of Kurozu-cho fall victim to a curse placed upon the town. read more read more

Kyle Richards Returning to ‘Halloween Kills’ Brian Andrews Will Not

For those wondering whatever became of Kyle Richards who played Lindsey Wallace, the little girl from 1978’s Halloween, well she grew up to be stunning and is actually on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the actress will return to the series to reprise her role in Halloween Kills which is set to terrorize theaters on October 16, 2020. The following year Halloween Ends hits the big screen on October 15, 2021. read more

‘Stranger Things’ Chapter Coming to ‘Dead By Daylight’

The team at Behaviour Interactive once again gives horror fans a reason to rejoice as they have announced a Stranger Things Chapter in Dead by Daylight.

Behaviour describes the new release as:
The Entity descends on the Midwestern town of Hawkins as Stranger Things, the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series enters the realm of Dead by Daylight. The Chapter introduces a new Killer and two new Survivors to the realm of The Entity: the monstrous, otherworldly Demogorgon is the new untamable Killer. Against it stands not one, but two, new Survivors: Nancy Wheeler, a tough aspiring journalist, and Steve Harrington, a former high school jock with a knack for finding trouble. The Stranger Things Chapter comes with a new map, the Underground Complex. Located below the Hawkins National Laboratory, this grim compound caused an inter-dimensional rift that released dozens of creatures before being sealed off. read more read more