Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Release Date Announced for ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Valentine’s Day will be very bloody in 2019 thanks to Universal and Blumhouse as Deadline is reporting that Happy Death Day 2U is set to premiere on February 14, 2019.

Back in May we reported that actors Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard would reprise their roles in the horror sequel with Christopher Landon returning to the director’s chair.

Happy Death Day was released on October 13, 2017 with a budget of just $4.6 million. The film received generally positive reviews and became known as the horror version of Groundhog Day. Happy Death Day was the ultimate “cherry on top” of 2017 for Blumhouse as it raked in $122.6 million at the box office. Previous hits in 2017 for Blumhouse included the award-winning Get Out and Split. read more read more

First Photo of Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Revealed

Entertainment Weekly has landed the first official photo of Chucky from the Child’s Play remake. From what we can see, the doll looks pretty similar to the one used in the 1988 version of Child’s Play.

Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is set to direct the film which is written by Tyler Burton Smith.  IT producer Seth Grahame-Smith is overseeing the Vancouver shoot with his producing partner David Katzenberg.

Aubrey Plaza leads the cast as Karen Barclay, Gabriel Bateman has the role of Andy Barclay and Brian Tyree Henry will play Detective Mike Norris. read more read more

Official Trailer Debuts for ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

Netflix has debuted the highly anticipated trailer for The Haunting of Hill House. The two-and-a-half-minute preview features an intense gothic setting and follows a family that lives in the haunted “Hill House.”

The series is both written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil) and stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Kate Siegel, and Elizabeth Reaser.

Reimagining the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, this is not the first time this classic has been adapted for film.  The novel was brought to the screen once in 1963 and again in 1999, both times under the title The Haunting. read more read more

CT HorrorFest 2018’s ‘Adult and Kids Costume Contests’

Dozens of costumed ghouls filled the streets of Danbury, CT as they made their way to CT HorrorFest at the Danbury Arena. It wasn’t blood or bodies that the undead were on the hunt for, it was fun and prizes.

First up was the kid’s costume contest which featured adorable little tykes dressed as scary as possible.  The contest was won by a young girl who was dressed as a mash up of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street. Her costume was brilliantly done and was called “Nightmare Before Christmas on Elm Street.” Runner-up was a lovable girl dressed as Pennywise from IT. A miniature duo of Freddy (from Nightmare on Elm Street) and Jason (from Friday the 13th) took third place and killed the crowd in the most adorable way possible. read more read more

Crystal Reed and Maria Sten Join ‘Swamp Thing’

Casting has started to heat up for the Swamp Thing series coming to DC Universe digital streaming service in 2019. Two cast announcements have been revealed by Deadline in the last two days. Crystal Reed has signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane. Maria Sten also joins the cast as Liz Tremayne.

Reed’s character is described as a smart and caring, CDC Doctor whose strong sense of empathy puts her at the center of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown, where she faces emotional demons from her past. read more read more

Shudder Set to Deliver More of Joe Bob Briggs

Shudder announced today that they will deliver the gift of Joe Bob Briggs just in time for the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, to be titled The Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas.  The upcoming year could potentially be even bigger for Joe Bob as there are plans to launch a regular series featuring the iconic horror host in 2019.

On Friday, July 13, Shudder streamed The Last Drive-In featuring Joe Bob Briggs. The response and demand for the stream was so great that it temporarily took down Shudder’s servers. Stephen King himself even tweeted about The Last Drive-In and the hashtag trended nationally on Twitter. read more read more

Henry Cavill Lands Lead Role in ‘The Witcher’

Deadline is reporting that Henry Cavill has landed the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher.

While Henry Cavill is most known for his role of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, he is known to horror fans the role of Mike in 2005’s Hellraiser:Hellworld.

Written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a series of novels that tell tales of Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a monster hunter that travels the land battling the most horrific monsters and beasts.  Sapkowski’s books have gained a huge following and his creation has been adapted into comic books, video games, and more. read more read more

‘Ghost Rider’ Co-Creator Gary Friedrich Passes Away at Age 75

We have very sad news to pass along today as Gary Friedrich, co-creator of horror comic book heroes Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, has passed away at age 75. The news was posted on Facebook by longtime friend and fellow comic creator Roy Thomas.

In addition to Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, Friedrich worked on a slew of other titles for Marvel Comics including Captain America, Frankenstein, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Spotlight, Nick Fury, Agent of Shield, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and X-Men. read more read more

Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Join ‘Spawn’

McFarlane announced today that The Walking Dead’s director/sfx artist Greg Nicotero has officially joined the new Spawn film to design the titular character. This reunites Todd McFarlane with Nicotero as they both worked together on 1997’s Spawn.

“I’m a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn ‘look’ so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.” read more read more

Zoe Colletti Lands Lead in ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

Deadline has confirmed that Zoe Colletti has landed the lead role of Stella Michaels in the highly anticipated film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Guillermo del Toro helped adapt the screenplay and is set to produce the film. Andre Overdal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) is set to direct the film which follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.

Scary Stories is a series of three books, the first of which Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark debuted in 1981 from writer, Alvin Schwartz and artist, Stephen Gammell. The book focused on urban legends and folklore but what terrified people the most was the nightmarish illustrations by Gammell. The book simply became a nightmare for librarians as it has been noted that many parents would complain to the school in hopes of getting the book removed. Scary Stories quickly drew the ire of the American Library Association for its violence and terrifying imagery. read more read more