Horror Comics

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Season Two Official Trailer Released

Mark your calendars for a pre-Halloween treat on October 26, as Netflix’s critically acclaimed animated series Castlevania returns for season two!

Netflix has just released the latest trailer which features plenty of carnage and some of the best voice talent on any show in recent years, including Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Graham McTavish as Dracula, James Callis as Alucard, as well as Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynos, and Emily Swallow.

The series, written by Warren Ellis (Planetary, Trees), is based on the Konami video game of the same name.  The original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and many sequels followed, making it one of the more popular horror-related games of all time. read more

‘Brooklyn Blood’ Author Paul Levitz: The Horror News Network Interview

Anyone who has been reading comics for the past 40 years is familiar with name Paul Levitz, especially if you are a fan of DC Comics.  Levitz has worked at DC in the capacity of an editor, publisher, and president, but for fans, we know him as the writer responsible for legendary runs on The Justice Society of America and The Legion of Super Heroes.

Even though Levitz is best know for his work in the super hero genre, his most recent graphic novel Brooklyn Blood (published by Dark Horse Comics) is changing this perspective.  Set in a gritty, realistic world of procedural dramas, gangland violence, and the supernatural, Brooklyn Blood is a story that fans of horror and crime comics will certainly relish.  HNN had the pleasure of speaking with Levitz about his new story, as well as some find reminiscences from the past in this exclusive interview. read more

‘Locke and Key’ Will Finally Be Adapted for Television Courtesy of Netflix

It took a long time to find the right “key” (eight years in fact), but IDW’s critically acclaimed horror comic book Locke & Key will finally get adapted for television, as Netflix is officially moving forward with the series.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and have confirmed that the series is a go and will consist of 10 hour long episodes.  Netflix will also not be picking up the already-made pilot, written by Joe Hill and directed by Andy Muschietti, as the company will instead recast and redevelop the series. read more

Alan Robert Talks Movies, Music and ‘The Beauty of Horror’

Outside of being known as the bassist for legendary New York-based metal band, Life of Agony, Alan Robert has developed quite the canon of comics in the horror genre.  Recently, he expanded into the world of adult coloring books, for those who like their art therapy a little bit darker than most.  We caught with Alan to discuss his numerous projects, as well as the rebirth of Life of Agony.

Horror News Network: To say you’ve been busy is such a gross understatement!  First off, I have to ask about any updates on the Crawl to Me movie? read more

Jared Leto Set to Star in ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-off ‘Morbius’

Hot off the heels of playing the Clown Prince of Crime aka the Joker, Jared Leto is sticking to his guns (and fangs) by starring next in the title role of Morbius, a film centered around the villain that originated in the Spider-Man comics.

Sony has tapped Leto to be the lead in the spin-off  and sources have told Variety that Daniel Espinosa (director of Safe House) will helm the movie.

Also the lead singer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto had met Espinosa in May while touring in Germany. read more

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 4 Trailer Released

If you’ve watched Fear the Walking Dead from the on-set of the series, you know that season four wiped away a lot of the essential characters and story lines that viewers saw as a more nuanced alternative to the parent program, The Walking Dead.  It appears that the rest of season four will continue with this “tradition”, based on the trailer’s introduction of a number of new faces and a greater focus on Lennie James’ Morgan and his fellow zombie fighters.

One surprise in the trailer in terms of casting was the appearance of veteran stage actor Stephen Henderson (most recently seen in Denzel Washington’s version of Fences).  If this is an attempt to bring some prestige to the production or just introduce a character that will serve as a mentor figure to one of the many confused, angsty refugees on the show, only time will tell, but it certainly can’t hurt! read more

‘Hellboy: Krampusnacht’ Wins Best Single Issue Honors at 2018 Eisner Awards

Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes took home the Best Single Issue/One-Shot Award for their Hellboy: Krampusnacht comic book from Dark Horse Comics at the 2018 Eisner Awards.

This is Mignola’s 13th Eisner Award (which started way back in 1995 with his first Hellboy series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Hughes’ second award (Hughes won Best Cover Artist in 2003).

HNN’s Christine Caprilozzi reviewed Krampusnacht when it was released this past December and said that “Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan” and  “If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly.” read more

Dynamite Entertainment and Topps are Bringing Back ‘Mars Attacks!’ in October

According to the official press release, Dynamite Entertainment and Topps will once again return to the banned trading cards of the 1960’s, Mars Attacks!,  as writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up for a new series.

Dynamite CEO & Publisher Nick Barrucci stated that he has been anxiously awaiting the new series, saying that “I’ve been waiting to see Dynamite’s take on Mars Attacks! for over a year and I’m so excited with what the creative team has done.  I’ve been a fan ever since the 1962 trading cards and our series really reflects the tone of the original.” read more

Dark Horse Comics Celebrates Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary with Three New Mignolaverse Titles

According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.” read more

William Gibson’s ‘Alien 3’ Script to be Adapted by Dark Horse Comics in November

Fans of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film and James Cameron’s Aliens eagerly awaited the release of the third film in the series in 1992, helmed by first time director Davis Fincher.  Although Fincher would later be forgiven many times over (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac) most of those fans walked out of the theater on May 22 of that year disappointed and confused.

What fans did not know at the time that Alien 3 was released was that a script by sci-fi legend William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) had been scraped at the eleventh hour, resulting in a rushed production that took the film in a very different direction. read more