Over the past few years, Cullen Bunn has become without question one of the most sought after and prolific comic book writers on the planet. With work on titles like Blood Feud, The Sixth Gunn, Hellheim, Deadpool, Spiderman and Harrow County, Bunn has covered many genres along the way. This year the Horror Comic Award winning writer will be adding Regression to his resume. We recently caught up with Bunn to talk about the new series and what else we can expect from the “Bunnderdome” in 2017.
Jack H. Harris, best known as the producer of the 1958 classic The Blob has passed away at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 98. His daughter, Lynda Resnick, announced on Tuesday that Mr. Harris died of natural causes.
Made on a shoestring budget in Pennsylvania, The Blob went on to gross more than 3 million dollars and helped launch the career of mega-star Steve McQueen. The Blob also spawned a sequel (Beware! The Blob, 1972) that Mr. Harris co-wrote and produced and he also produced the 1988 remake that starred Shawnee Smith (Saw, The Stand) and Kevin Dillon (Platoon, The Doors).
One of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2017 gets a full trailer release and said trailer is two minutes and thirty-six seconds of face-hugging/Xenomorph glory. Starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, James Franco, Danny McBride and a slew of other recognizable names, Alien: Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott (his third of the series) and is a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus which is in turn a prequel to the original Alien series.
Ridley, who directed the original 1979 Alien told Flickering Myth back in January that he “wanted to go back and really explore the origins of the xenomorphs”, adding that, “We did Prometheus – that heaved it off the ground, and Covenant is a follow-through to Prometheus. We now know who created this, and why, and the next one’s a joining up of the storyline.”
A new teaser dropped today for the James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment. The film is directed by Greg McLean and features Sean Gunn, John C. McGinley and Michael Rooker. For many who suffer through corporate America every day, the survival of the fittest concept is all too real, and The Belko Experiment looks to take that to another, much darker level.
Some may describe this latest trailer as mind blowing, however, it shows the more graphic and violent side of the film. Will it be a splatter fest or a well thought out dark comedy? While the premise of the highly-anticipated horror flick sounds like The Purge meets Office Space, fans will be the judge on whether or not the film is able pull off the perfect amount of humor and terror.
From 1989 to 1996, HBO kept horror fans glued to their network with their take on EC Comics’ classic Tales from the Crypt series. For seven years and 93 episodes, the Crypt Keeper introduced different tales of terror into our homes and we gobbled it up and begged for more. Boasting a huge list of notable guest stars, the series was a hit until it had eventually run its course with the network.
Fast forward to mid-2016 and film icon M. Night Shyamalan was announced as the new head of the series that was greenlit by TNT Network for 10 episodes to air in 2017. Horror fans rejoiced and danced in the streets! However, by the end of 2016, the show was reportedly mired in legal issues with problems securing rights and then word made its way around about possible budgeting issues at TNT as well. Horror fans were now despondent…
I’ve always been a sucker for a good horror anthology film. From Creepshow to Tales from the Darkside: The Movie to 2009’s Trick ‘R Treat, there’s just something awesome about getting multiple tales for the price of one and even a cool wrap-around story if you’re lucky.
Well, here we are in Women in Horror Month and there’s a new four-story horror anthology film directed by four different kick-ass women called XX available for your viewing pleasure.
No stranger to the world of horror, Jovanka Vuckovic’s take on Jack Ketchum’s The Box is up first. If you’ve never read the story, it’s more of a sad tale than a horror tale but is still frightening none the less. A seemingly happy family is riding the train when their son notices another rider carrying a small box. He asks to see what’s inside the box and the stranger abides and from that night on the boy refuses to eat. This story is the perfect opening to the anthology as it sets quite a grim tone for the rest of the movie. Well-acted and directed, a great piece.
One of Hollywood’s favorite, and least favorite, sons is looking to take another shot at getting back into the country that he fled some forty years ago. If you know cinema, and possibly even if you don’t know cinema, you know the story behind Roman Polanski: with 14 Oscar nominations under his belt, including wins for Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, Polanski made the papers in March of 1977 for something other than his marvelous films; he was accused of raping a 13 year old girl at the home of Jack Nicholson.
Fans of the Conjuring films have been anxiously awaiting The Nun, the movie centering around the now iconic villain from The Conjuring 2. We have learned today that the second spin-off from the series will be hitting theaters on July 13, 2018.
First featured in The Conjuring 2, everyone’s favorite demonic nun, Valak, played by Bonnie Aarons will be front and center for The Nun. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy with any further details on the James Wan and Gary Dauberman screenplay being held tightly under wraps.
February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have talked to Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian about her experiences as a woman in the world of horror. Jill’s most recent horror short The Stylist starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) won a slew of awards including the Jury Award and Audience Choice at the prestigious Etheria Film Night and Jill also nabbed best director of a short film at Requiem Fear Fest.
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Back in August, we reported that the CW network had a television adaptation of famed vampire film The Lost Boys in the works (read it here); now the network announces that it will be pushed back to the next development cycle according to The Hollywood Reporter.
While the Rob Thomas (iZombie) helmed version of the vampire tale is still in the future for the network, they simply don’t have the space on their packed schedule to get it going this season. Rumor has it that network brass is still excited for the project that was pitched as a seven-season anthology spanning seven decades in the life of the main cast of vampires with each season covering a different decade; Season One will be based in San Francisco during the 1960’s hippie movement.