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More Casting News for ‘It: Chapter 2’

We announced just yesterday that James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) was cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak for It: Chapter 2 joining the cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader as the adult versions of Beverly Marsh, Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier respectively (and of course Bill Skarsgård returning as that fun clown, Pennywise).

Late yesterday afternoon, Variety announced that Andy Bean has been added to the cast to play the adult version of Stanley Uris, the Losers Club’s resident skeptic. Bean was recently in the HBO series Here and Now alongside Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter and also had a role in 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight. read more

‘It: Chapter 2’ Casts James Ransone as Latest Adult Member of the Losers Club

Slowly but surely the adult members of the “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are coming together. Deadline announced this morning that James Ransone has been cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak in the sequel to 2017’s wildly popular It. James Ransone recently finished filming Season 1 of the Hulu series The First with Sean Penn but horror fans may recognize him from Sinister, Sinister 2 and Spike Lee’s 2013 reboot of Oldboy.

Ransone joins a cast that features a returning Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, James McAvoy as adult Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Hader as adult Richie “Beep Beep” Tozier. If they follow the Stephen King novel, the sequel will take place 27 years after the first film with the kids being summoned back to Derry to deal with the returning evil. read more

First Look and Release Date for ‘Suspiria’ Reboot

The horror world has been abuzz for a few years now with talk of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria and we now have our first look at Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion as well as a firm release date for the film.

According to Deadline, we’ll be getting a November 2nd theatrical release of the remake by renowned Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name). As to why he’s choosing to remake an already brilliant film, Luca spoke to birthmoviesdeath back in November and had this to say: read more

‘Wildling’: The Horror News Network Review

Someone recently asked if I’d seen the film Wildling yet and I asked if Yrgitte was in it. Bad Game of Thrones joke aside, I tracked Wildling down on iTunes and gave it a watch over the weekend after the wife and kids were safely tucked into their beds.

The first feature-length film written and directed by Germany’s Fritz Böhm, Wildling starts out with the always remarkable Brad Dourif and a young girl named Anna (Bel Powley) who refers to Dourif as “Daddy”. We see the years pass and “Daddy” comes and goes but Anna remains confined to her bedroom with a barred window and an electrified doorknob. read more

Horror News Network’s Summer 2018 Horror Movie Preview Guide

In recent years, studios have loaded up their summer release schedules with a wide range of horror films.  This was never more apparent than in 2016 when Lights Out, Don’t Breathe, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Purge: Election Year,  and the Conjuring 2 made large sums of cash (for the most part on austere budgets) and helped to shore up an otherwise lackluster summer for movies.  2017’s list of summer horror films were not as notable, with the two exceptions being the surprise hit  47 Meters Down and the prequel Annabelle Creation. read more

‘mon mon mon MONSTERS’: The Horror News Network Review

Every few weeks I make a point to do some deep internet searching to find movies that I may be missing out on. I check out everyone’s lists of “the best of the year so far” and lists of “must sees” and sometimes I’ll come back with something recommended that I’ve yet to hear of; that was the case last year with The Lure which I just happened upon in a random search and then fell in love with (review here) and this is the case with mon mon mon MONSTERS.

mon mon mon MONSTERS premiered last April at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival before getting a theatrical release in July of 2017. A Taiwanese film, billed as a horror-comedy, mon mon mon MONSTERS is the tenth film based on the works of notable Taiwanese novelist and film maker Giddens Ko (Jiubadao). read more

‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Cancelled by Starz

It’s a sad day for horror fans and fans of Ashley J. Williams’ brand of humor and Deadite-slaying as Variety has reported that Starz has cancelled the popular gore-fest after three seasons.

According to Variety, “the show had seen a steep fall off in its ratings during Season 3, averaging just a 0.08 rating in adults 18-49 and 177,000 viewers per episode with two episodes remaining in the season.”

Bruce Campbell added to the Hollywood Reporter, “Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers.” read more

Artwork Released for ‘The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday’

Horror fans love “making of” documentaries. What fan doesn’t want to find out what was going through the director’s mind as they filmed a particular favorite scene or killed off a main character? Well, director Nick Hunt (Safe Place) and producers Adam Marcus (director of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) and Johnny Macabre (Don’t F*ck in the Woods) will be taking us on a journey of what was going on behind the scenes of that crazy ninth installment of the Friday the 13th franchise: Jason Goes to Hell. read more

Joan Collins Joining Cast of ‘American Horror Story’ for Season 8

According to a post by Deadline, American Horror Story head honcho Ryan Murphy has brought Dame Joan Collins on board for the upcoming eighth season of the mammoth show. Another big name being dangled (but not confirmed) is that of legendary actress Anjelica Huston. Collins (and maybe Huston) joins a cast that already includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and the always-incredible Kathy Bates.

While there has been no confirmation of what the theme will be for this season, there is speculation that we may need to prepare for life in a post-nuclear war Arizona in American Horror Story: Radioactive! Again, that is just rumor at this point but it’s always fun to discuss. read more

‘Pyewacket’: The Horror News Network Review

The real question here is why did I allow myself to watch this movie in my dark basement while everyone in my house was asleep? I must really be a glutton for punishment because I did exactly the same thing with this year’s other terrifying supernatural film, Carlos Algara’s Verónica. There are two sub-genres of horror that really strike a nerve with me: one is home-invasion and the other is, you guessed it – the supernatural.

Now, I don’t know for sure what I “believe” when it comes to the supernatural, demons, possession, etc. What I do think, however, is that it’s possible…and since I think it’s possible, movies about the supernatural that are well done really make my skin crawl; well, Pyewacket made my skin crawl damn near off my body. read more