Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best One-Shot

Horror News Network’s Award for 2018 One-Shot of the Year goes to Image Comics’ Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special. Released on Halloween, the book tells the tale of Seb and Jackson, two teenagers that are on the opposite end of an eternal struggle between Wytch hunters and Wytches. Their friendship is quickly tested and put to test once again as it will take a remarkable bond to survive the age-old blood feud.

Bad Egg collects the entire IMAGE+ magazine run and, for the first time, the 13-page, pulse-pounding conclusion plus extra materials. The issue reunites series writer Scott Snyder with artist Jock. The two long-time industry veterans craft yet another incredible chapter in the acclaimed horror series. Joining Snyder and Jock are Matt Hollingsworth on colors and Clem Robins handling the letters. read more read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best Cover

Horror News Network’s Award for 2018 Cover of the Year goes to Archie Publications’ Jughead The Hunger #4A. Artist Adam Gorham delivered an absolutely amazing cover which featured an enraged Jughead in full lycanthrope form.

Jughead the Hunger follows the beloved Jughead Jones as his insatiable appetite can only be quenched by human flesh. When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light in this horrifying collection of tales. The ongoing series is written by Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman: Gotham Underground) and features interior art by Pat & Tim Kennedy and Joe Eisma. read more read more

Trailer for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Arrives

As a Christmas present for horror fans list this year, Jordan Peele delivered the official trailer for his upcoming film Us.

The trailer shows, the Wilsons, an ordinary family headed to the beach for a relaxing vacation, while the 1995 Luniz classic I Got 5 On It plays in the car (and in the background throughout the trailer). Upon arrival to their destination the family unwinds in the sand and sun as a mysterious figure arrives on the beach. We get a glimpse of the beach where Jason, the youngest member of the family notably decked out in a classic Jaws t-shirt, decides to check out the area and causes a sir with his absence. Later that evening the Wilsons notice a family of strangers in their driveway, who later reveal themselves to not be strangers at all, but other versions of themselves. read more read more

Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones Join Jackson Robert Scott on ‘Locke & Key’

According to Deadline both Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones have been added to the upcoming Netflix series Locke & Key. Jessup will play Tyler while Jones landed the role of his sister Kinsey Locke. The duo will join Jackson Robert Scott (IT) who plays their brother Bode Locke. Back in July we passed along the news that Netflix ordered a 10-episodes of the Lovecraftian series.

Published by IDW Publishing in February 2008, Locke & Key introduces readers to Keyhouse, a mansion located in Massachusetts with many different mysterious doors that only open with special keys. The House only shows the keys to children who have not reached adulthood. Keyhouse is also home to a malicious presence that will stop at nothing in its quest for the Omega Key and the unspeakable prize it unlocks. read more read more

Netflix Adds Cast for ‘Chambers’

According to a report on Deadline, the teen cast for the upcoming Netflix series Chambers has been cast. Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Sarah Mezzanotte, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, and Griffin Powell-Arcand are set to join Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn on the series. The program is written by Leah Rachel and hails from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who served as a co-executive producer on American Horror Story will serve as an executive producer and is set to direct the pilot. read more read more

Steve Dash, Actor Who Played Jason in ‘Friday the 13th Part 2’ Passes Away

We have extremely sad news to pass along today as Steve Dash, the actor who played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2 has passed away. Dash was added to the slasher franchise when Cliff Cudney called upon him to replace Warrington Gillette as the iconic slasher.

Friday the 13th Part 2 was released on April 30, 1981 and kickstarted the Jason Voorhees phenomenon. In this version of the film we were introduced to a grown-up Jason who donned a burlap sack and was out for blood. read more

George Takei Joins Second Season of ‘The Terror’

Deadline is reporting that George Takei has signed on to join the second season of The Terror. Joining Takei on the AMC series will be Derek Mio, Cristina Rodlo, and James Saito. Josef Kubota Wladyka will direct while Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo handle the writing duties.

Season two of The Terror will focus on the Japanese-American community and be set against the backdrop of World War II.  History buffs will know that specific time period was a dark time for the United States as President Franklin D. Roosevelt forced people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in concentration camps. read more read more

Ashley Romans Joins ‘NOS4A2’

Deadline is reporting that Ashley Romans has officially joined the cast of AMC’s NOS4A2. The up-and-coming actress is set to play the role of FBI agent Tabitha Hutter.  Romans is known for her roles on Christmas Crime Story, I’m Dying Up Here, and Shameless. She will join Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Olafur Darri Olafsson on the series.

Based on Joe Hill’s book by the same name, NOS4A2 follows Victoria McQueen, a woman who has the ability to find things that have gone missing. Victoria comes face to face with the deadly Charlie Manx, a supernatural creature that feeds on the souls of children. The 720 page novel was published by William Morrow and Company and released on April 30, 2013. The novel has received mostly positive reviews and even landed on Time Magazine’s ten best books of 2013. read more read more

Netflix Lands ‘Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

It looks like Netflix is set to hit it big once again with another true crime documentary series. E! News is reporting that the streaming giant promises to give an unprecedented look at serial killer Ted Bundy in Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The series comes from Emmy-winning filmmaker Joel Berlinger whose credits include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru. read more

Lionsgate in Final Negotiations to Acquire ‘The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared’

It looks as if New Orleans has a severe vampire infestation problem. Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate is close to procuring The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared, a vampire script written by Anthony Jaswinski. Early reports indicate that the film is set to take place during hurricane Katrina, a perfect time for vampires to show their fangs.

Jaswinski is the writer behind A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Satanic, The Shallows, and Vanishing on 7th Street. The screenwriter’s biggest hit so far has been The Shallows which starred Blake Lively was released in June of 2016. The film has generally positive reviews and was able to scrape in $119.1 million at the box office on a budget of $25 million. read more read more