Horror Comics

‘Mammon’s’ Michael Hague: The Horror News Network Interview

Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of OzThe Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies.   His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.

Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics.  We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more

Derek Mears Cast as Swamp Thing in the Upcoming DC Universe Television Series

Derek Mears is no stranger to monster roles, having played Jason Voorhees (in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot), a Predator, and many other aliens and creatures of the night over the course of his career.  Well, it’s time to add another to Mear’s extensive menagerie, as the over-sized actor just landed a plumb role as the title character in DC Universe’s upcoming Swamp Thing television series.

Splash Report broke the news earlier today and they also added that while Mears will play Swamp Thing (in a practical effects suit nonetheless) he will not be portraying the soul of the monster, Dr. Alec Holland.  At this time it is not clear who will play Holland, or how they will incorporate the performances of both the monster and his human (or plant) soul. 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

‘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

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

Original Misfit Glen Danzig Will Create a Horror Film Based on his Verotik Comic Characters

According to Blabbermouth, the frontman of the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, Glenn Danzig, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records to produce an anthology film based on his Verotik comic characters.  Danzig will have a large stake in the film, as he will write, direct, and compose the music for the upcoming movie.

Brian Perera, owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, said that “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands, including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.” read more

DC Comics Pays Homage to Classic EC Horror Comics in October with ‘Cursed Comics Cavalcade’

Taking a page right out of comic history, DC Comics will release a title that is sure to be popular with both horror and super hero fans alike entitled Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1.

The new anthology comic will be out just in time for Halloween on October 10 and will place the best of the DC Universe in Tales from the Crypt-style settings and situations.   Stories featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, have already been announced for the collection and more are sure to come. read more

‘Predator: Hunters II’ Writer Chris Warner: The Horror News Network Interview

If you were lucky enough to be in a comic shop in the summer of 1989, amid all of the X-Men and Batman titles on the shelves, was issue one of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator.   The comic, released years before the eventual Predator 2, served as a direct sequel to the Schwarzenegger classic, and drew fans in with the now iconic cover by artist Chris Warner.

Fast forward almost thirty years, and Warner has returned once again to the property that made him famous with a sequel to his popular Predator: Hunters mini-series.  Warner took some time from his schedule to discuss the original Predator comic book , his news series, as well as what is essential when writing a Predator story. read more

Rebecca Ferguson Lands Lead Role in New ‘Men In Black’ Film

In an exclusive report by Deadline, it has been confirmed that Mission: Impossible Fallout’s Rebecca Ferguson has just landed a key role in Sony Pictures’ Men In Black, also starring  Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, and Kumail Nanjani.

It was reported in February by HNN’s John Evans that F. Gary Gray (Straight Out of Compton) will direct the new film which is currently slated to be be released sometime in 2019.

The news of Ferguson’s casting added another exciting element to the film, as evidenced by her recent work in the last two Mission Impossible films, and may help convince some of the naysayers to give the sequel/reboot a chance.  Details about the script or who Ferguson will be playing in the film are currently unavailable. read more

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Will Debut on October 26 on Netflix

Netflix made a splash at their TCA (Television Critic’s Association) presentation today as they revealed the October 26 start date for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it only took nine Sabrinas to do so.  As you can see from the tweet below, nine Sabrina look-a-likes spelled out the start date on their vintage letter-man jackets, ending all speculation as to when the series would be coming to the streaming network.

Time for CAOS. Oct 26. pic.twitter.com/uLgXFMLX0t

— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) July 29, 2018 read more