Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

‘The Lost Boys’ Pilot Picked up by CW

Deadline has a report that the CW has picked up a handful of pilots including a Lost Boys reboot.

The logline for the series is as follows: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead. read more read more

Edgar Wright’s Next Film Will be a Psychological Horror-thriller

In a recent interview with Empire Online, writer/director Edgar Wright spilled the beans on his latest feature and lucky for genre fans it’s horror! The award-winning creator went on to say that his next film will be psychological horror-thriller citing Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as influences.

In 2004 Wright released the horror comedy Shaun of the Dead which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film was a hit with both fans and critics alike and earned $30 million at the box office. The trio would reunite in 2007 with the buddy cop film Hot Fuzz and once again in 2013 with the science fiction film The World’s End. read more read more

Official Trailer Arrives for Unsettling Space Thriller ‘High Life’

To the delight of many space horror fans, A24 has revealed the official trailer for their upcoming film High Life. Directed by Claire Denis, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Andre Benjamin, Juliette Binoche, and Mia Goth.

High Life follows a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will be freed if they participate in a mission to travel on a spaceship towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source while being sexually experimented on by the scientists on board. read more

Anne Hathaway Joins ‘The Witches’

Deadline is reporting that Anne Hathaway had nabbed the role of the grand high witch in Robert Zameckis’ upcoming movie, The Witches.

Written by Roald Dahl, The Witches featured art by Quentin Blake and was published by Jonathan Cape in 1983. The tale centers on an eight-year-old British boy who moves in with his grandmother following the passing of his parents. The boy learns that his grandmother is a retired witch hunter and she shares the secrets of how to recognize them and a plan to eradicate them. The novel won the Whitbread Book Award in 1983. read more read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

Netflix just released the official trailer for Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The two-minute trailer gives an inside look at America’s most notorious serial killer with video clips, interviews, and more.

The documentary is created by the Academy Award winner and seven-time Emmy nominated Joe Berlinger, whose films include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crude, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru. In addition to this, Berlinger is said to be working on another genre doc called Raising Hell: The Visions of Clive Barker. read more read more

‘Evil’ Pilot Coming to CBS

According to Deadline, CBS has ordered a pilot for the religion-themed supernatural show Evil. The series comes from Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated writer/producers Robert and Michelle King who are best known for their series In Justice, The Good Wife and BrainDead. Evil is said to be about the battle between science and religion. The supernatural drama centers around a skeptical female clinical psychologist, a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate the paranormal and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. read more read more

Kelly Marcel to Write ‘Venom’ Sequel

Deadline is reporting that Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters on last years Venom has been hired to write the Venom sequel. While details of the film remain under wraps, rumors have it that we may see a symbiote clash between Venom and Carnage.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer and released on October 5, 2018, Venom brought in $855.6 million on an estimated budget of $100-116 million. Tom Hardy starred as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who becomes bonded with an alien symbiote. During the film credits we are introduced to Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson) who promises carnage when he escapes prison. Film critics and audiences were split on their feelings when it came to the film. A prime example of this can be seen on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes which shows a Tomatometer (critics) rating of 28% with an audience score of 84%. read more read more

Bruce Campbell to Host ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ Reboot

Hail to the king, baby! It looks as if we won’t have to wait long to see Bruce Campbell on our TV screens once again. Deadline is reporting that Campbell is set to host and executive produce a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! reboot on the Travel Channel. Early reports indicate that the network has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the series.

On Halloween of 2015, Campbell returned to the role that made him famous, the shotgun-wielding, wisecracking Ash Williams of the beloved Evil Dead franchise in a series properly titled, Ash vs. Evil Dead, which quickly became a fan favorite and the perfect addition to the movie trilogy and acted as a sequel to those films. The series costarred Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless with original “Lady of the Evil Dead,” Ellen Sandweiss even made a surprise appearance, reprising her role as Cheryl Williams. Sadly, on April 20, 2018 Starz announced that they had cancelled Ash vs. Evil Dead after three seasons. read more read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best Series

Horror News Network’s Award for 2018 Series of the Year goes to Image Comics’ Evolution. The series is a roller coaster ride of paranoia and horror with the end result being a mix of Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets John Carpenter’s The Thing.

The series is the brain child of a quartet of talented writers which include James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson. Rounding out the team is talented artist Joe Infurnari, colorist Jordan Boyd, and letterer Pat Brosseau. read more read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best Artist

Horror News Network’s Award for Artist of the Year of 2018 goes to Andrea Sorrentino for his amazing artwork on Gideon Falls.

Published by Image Comics, Gideon Falls follows a man named Norton who becomes obsessed with what he believes is a conspiracy that is being hidden within the towns garbage. Concurrently, a Catholic priest, Father Fred arrives in Gideon Falls and also finds the town is full of dark secrets. The two characters 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. read more read more