Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Continue to Decline

Deadline has a report on the latest Walking Dead ratings and things are not looking good for the series. Following a weekend where the cast of the AMC series shambled into New York Comic Con, around 6.1 million viewers tuned into the Season 9 debut “A New Beginning” which aired on October 7. The rating indicates an enormous drop of 47% from over 11 million that watched the Season 8 opener last October.

The rating decline could be skewed though as AMC offers an online service called AMC Premiere which allowed users to view the season premiere episode a day early. Whether or not those numbers could make a dent in the huge rating deficit remain unknown as the AMC Premiere numbers are not available. read more read more

‘Outcast’ Cancelled by Cinemax; Comic Book Series to Conclude

Bad news for fans of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast series as Deadline has reported that a Cinemax spokesperson announced that “There are no further plans for Outcast at this time.” The move came as no surprise as Outcast never really seemed to be a priority for the network. The series debuted on June 3, 2016 and a second season did not premiere until July 20, 2018. The delay caused the options on the cast and crew to lapse and most moved on fearing the worst for the series. read more

Witches Rule in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Trailer

Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina today.

Based on the Horror Comic Award-winning series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the tale of Sabrina Spellman, a girl who is half witch/half mortal. When Sabrina turns 16 she must make a decision that will shape her future, become a full witch or pursue a mortal life.

Chilling Adventures stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, and Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle.

From what we saw in the trailer, the Netflix series will have much more comedy than what was ever present in the comics. The comics featured a much darker tone and has long been described as “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.” read more read more

Netflix Reveals Trailer for ‘Malevolent’

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Malevolent which follows a brother-sister ghost hunting duo who get busted faking their paranormal research. Things go from bad to worse as the siblings are thrust into a terror that is all too real.

Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur heads up the pic which stars Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, and Celia Imrie. The premiere is slated for October 5th on Netflix.

The official trailer weighs in at just over two minutes and showcases creepy ghost kids, dead bodies, and a gothic haunted house read more read more

Trailer Arrives for Hulu’s ‘Into the Dark: The Body’

Hulu released the trailer for the initial episode of their upcoming horror anthology, Into the Dark.

Each episode of the anthology is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released with the first episode taking place on Halloween night. The initial episode stars Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, and Ray Santiago.

The follow-up to The Body is Flesh & Blood which takes place on Thanksgiving and will be released on November 2, 2018. read more

First Official ‘Hellboy’ Poster Revealed

Just a few days ago we announced that the Hellboy movie has been pushed back to Spring of 2019. While it was disappointing that fans of Big Red would have to wait a while longer to see their favorite demon on the big screen, they got a treat yesterday as Entertainment Weekly shared the official poster for the film. Hellboy is seen in all his glory, complete with full horns and sword.

David Harbour steps into the role of Hellboy in a film directed by Neil Marshall. Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane round out the main cast whose plot is based on the comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. read more read more

Untitled ‘Annabelle’ Sequel Adds Mckenna Grace

According to Deadline, Mckenna Grace has signed on to play Judy, the young daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren in the upcoming Annabelle sequel. The third film in the Annabelle franchise is said to focus on the interaction between the evil doll and Judy.

Gary Dauberman (IT) will write and make his directorial debut on the project with Peter Safran and James Wan producing. The untitled project marks the sixth film in The Conjuring Universe, which has been a massive box office success, grossing more than $1.5 billion worldwide. read more read more

Jennifer Beals Joins ‘Swamp Thing’

According to Deadline, Jennifer Beals is the latest actress to enter the bog and join the Swamp Thing series. Beals will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable, who is described as “tough as nails and pragmatic whose fierce devotion to her son, Matt, is rivaled only by her sworn duty to serve and protect the town of Marais.”

Earlier this month we announced that Derek Mears, best known to horror fans for his role in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th, will be portraying the titular character, Swamp Thing. Crystal Reed signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane while Maria Sten joined the cast as Liz Tremayne. read more read more

‘Hellboy’ Release Date Pushed Back to Spring of 2019

Lionsgate/Summit’s Hellboy has been pushed back to April 12th according to a report from Deadline. The film marks the third live-action installment in the series which is based on the comic book by Mike Mignola.

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) will direct the film which stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Sasha Lane. Harbour will step into the role of Hellboy, a powerful demon who works for the government organization Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). read more