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Selene Returns in Underworld: Blood Wars Trailer

Well, fans of the Underworld franchise will be more than blood thirsty when they see the new trailer for the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars, as Kate Beckinsale storms back onto the screen as Selene.  After 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, from which Beckinsale was absent, and what some felt was mediocre outing, Underworld: Awakening in 2012 the return of Selene  and a fresh new Underworld film offers promise and possibly even redemption in some fans eyes.

Underworld: Blood Wars, which is directed by Anna Foerster shows the return of Selene, who will once again fight to stop the brutal war between lycans and vampires.  The franchise has always provided some outstanding werewolf FX.  From the looks of the trailer, the new installment will be no different, and seems to provide even more action and bloodshed than previous.  With new players on the hunt and Selene with nothing left to lose, it appears as though we can expect many twists and turns in the story line as well. read more

Stranger Things Set to Come Back with Season 2 in 2017

The producers of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things have been teasing a second season over the past month and today Deadline reported the reality; the show will return to Netflix in 2017 with a new season consisting of nine episodes.

With no word on casting yet, it’s safe to assume that season two will be a continuation of the highly successful first season. Co-creator and writer Matt Duffer said, “There’s definitely some dangling threads at the end, it’s open-ended so that if people want it, if Netflix wanted it, we could explore that and continue the storyline.” read more

Ricou Browning Talks Becoming the Gill-Man And More in Exclusive Interview

During CT HorrorFest, Horror News Network’s Rob Caprilozzi sat down with Ricou Browning and discussed his career as the “Gill-Man” in Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The eighty-five-year-old actor who played the Creature in all three films said that he “Liked making the original Creature from the Black Lagoon film the best.” The role, which he nabbed while attending the Florida State University, launched his career in film.  During the panel, Browning discussed the experience getting in the Creature from the Black Lagoon costume and being given shots of brandy to keep him warm in the 40 degree water. read more

George Romero Talks Zombies, The Walking Dead, Stephen King and More in Exclusive Interview

After signing countless autographs for thrilled fans at CT HorrorFest on August 27th, horror legend and movie pioneer George Romero sat down with Horror News Network staff member Larry Dwyer to discuss his storied career.

The discussion began with his breakthrough 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. “We had the very first print of Night of the Living Dead in the car”, Mr. Romero said, “Russ Streiner and I were driving it to New York. On the way to New York we heard that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated…we knew at that time that what had happened was going to make the film a racial statement which was never our original intention.” read more

Thousands Flock to Danbury, CT for Third Annual CT HorrorFest

Thousands of diehard horror fans descended upon the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT this past Saturday to take part in the third annual CT HorrorFest which is put on by Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, Connecticut residents and founders of popular news website Horror News Network.

Those in attendance were greeted by a slew of incredible vendors which included Food Network Cupcake Wars winners Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, haunted attraction gurus Evidence of Evil and Face-Off finalist and SpecialFX wizard Tyler Green. read more

Outcast’s Madeline McGraw to Get Expanded Role

Deadline is reporting that Madeline McGraw, who played Ambers Barnes in Season 1 of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast, will not only return for Season 2 but in a much larger role.

Amber Barnes, the daughter of series lead Kyle Barnes, was seen in a smaller, recurring role throughout the first season; it wasn’t until the season finale that it was revealed just how important to the story she may become.

Outcast, which marks the third television series for Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead) follows the journey of Kyle Barnes, a man who has been plagued by demonic possession his whole life. While trying to find answers to his dilemma he uncovers something far worse. read more

CryptTV and Inkhouse Teaming Up to Launch New Initiative

Exciting news for aspiring horror writers as CryptTV, the video company fronted by Eli Roth and Blumhouse Productions, is partnering with crowd-sourcing platform Inkshares to launch a collection of horror books under the CryptTV brand.

As a part of this partnership, CryptTV is running a contest through Inkshares where the top three horror stories will automatically be published by Inkshares; then CryptTV will choose one of those to brand under their CryptTV name. According to news source Deadspin, the contest will end on October 31st with the winners being announced on November 4th. read more

The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina-Trade Review

Welcome to the darker side of Archie comics. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” trade paperback, which includes issues 1-5, offers up a way for comic fans to catch up of they have not been following along already.  I must admit, I was a bit skeptical and hesitant to try the series at first, but was urged by fellow Horror News Network staff to do so. When I think of Archie comics I think of their classic cartoonish style, Jughead, and Veronica.  This horror comics fan was not sure it would appeal to me, however given their foray into the horror genre with “Afterlife with Archie“ in 2014, I was prompted to give this book a try. read more

American Horror Story to Frighten Fans at Halloween Horror Nights

Attendees visiting “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will be treated to scares American Horror Story-style beginning Friday, September 16th.

Three seasons of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology, American Horror Story, will be turned into terrifying mazes: Murder House (Season One), Freak Show (Season Four), and Hotel (Season 5). Scenes and settings from each season will be featured in the haunt which includes being hunted by demented serial killer “Twisty the Clown.” read more

We’ve Seen the New Pennywise…and IT’s Terrifying!

Entertainment Weekly has posted the first, full-costumed image of Pennywise the Clown from the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It and we have one word to describe it: terrifying!

This time around, Pennywise will be played by Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgård. Skarsgård is well aware of the big shoes (pun intended) that he has to fill while stepping into the role originally played by Tim Curry; as he told Entertainment Weekly back in July, “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that,” says Skårsgard, “I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.” read more