Horror Games

‘Friday the 13th’ Rights Lawsuit Slashes On

Sad news for Friday the 13th fans, the ongoing and severely frustrating lawsuit between the original film’s screenwriter Victor Miller and director Sean Cunningham will continue as Cunningham has now refiled his appeal which means the reversion of rights Miller had been granted in 2018 are now again in limbo.

In short, fans should not expect a new Friday film in the near future, because the fight is far from over and the lawsuit could go in any direction.

The last update on the status of the lawsuit gave fans hope to soon have good news in terms of the next entry in the franchise. read more

Story Trailer Arrives for ‘Days Gone’

A brand new trailer for the survival horror game Days Gone has been unleashed upon gamers worldwide. The two minute trailer follows Deacon St. John as he struggles with life choices in a post-apocalyptic world. Whether it be the zombie-like Freakers that run loose throughout the land, or a less than reputable band of survivors, Deacon must always remain prepared for the next threat as everyday is a fight for survival.

Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is being developed by SIE Bend Studio and written and co-directed by John Garvin along with Jeff Ross. In addition to the regular game, a deluxe edition is set to be released which features a digital mini-artbook and original music. For serious collectors, a collectors edition will be released which features a statue, patches, pins, and more. read more

USAopoly Releasing ‘It’-Themed Games for 2019 and 2020

USAopoly, or as they’re now re-branded – “The Op”, brought us one of our favorite games of last year with Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition (click here for that story) so fellow staffer Sean McLaughlin and I were pretty psyched to happen upon their booth at New York Toy Fair a few weeks back. We were greeted by Raquel who could immediately tell that we didn’t have much interest in their line of Disney games (which I’m sure are fantastic) and we were escorted directly to a secret corner section of their enclosed area where she showed us the treats that we were not allowed to discuss – until now. read more

Possible ‘Alien’ Animated Series in the Works

According to the gang at Observer, an R-Rated animated Alien Series may be in development. Sources tell the site that a seven-episode series based on the Alien: Isolation game could arrive as early as April. Rumor has it that Axis Animation will bring the series to fruition.

Alien: Isolation was published by Sega and released in October 2014 for both consoles and the PC. The game is set 15 years after the events of the original Alien film and follows Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother. The series received generally positive reviews and was nominated for several year-end awards. read more

WizKids is Bringing Japanese Horror Game ‘Hako Onna’ to America

This past weekend at the prestigious Toy Fair New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jessa Morgen of WizKids for an exclusive discussion about their upcoming American release of Hako Onna – a Japanese horror game that is currently in it’s fourth edition in Japan. Check out the video to learn all about this horrifying game and then visit the WizKids link below the video for more info.

As you heard, WizKids is shooting for a Q3 release of Hako Onna which will put them in line to get this game in our hands hopefully before Halloween of this year. I definitely dropped several references to Horror News Network wanting a copy to review so we will keep you posted if that happens! In the meantime, head over to the WizKids website (click here) for more info on Hako Onna and all other games they currently have in production and don’t forget to check out the rest of our coverage from Toy Fair New York 2019 by clicking here! read more

HNN Preview of Toy Fair New York 2019

The 2019 New York Toy Fair is only a few days away, and the gang at HNN is ready to once again invade the Javitz Center in Manhattan and partake in all of the fun.

Staff writers Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin preview what to expect at this year’s event, and shed some light on the companies and exhibits that will be of particular interest to horror fans.  The boys cover all of the favorites like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and many others.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for the entire episode, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more

“Fighting to Survive” Trailer Released for ‘Days Gone’

“They call those transformed by the virus, Freakers.” The latest trailer for Days Gone was released today and it is nothing short of breathtaking. The two-and-a-half minute trailer features an array of villains while explaining various types of combat and weapons.

Developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is a survival horror game which uses the wildly popular Unreal Engine 4 to drive the game. Set in the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic wipes out most of the world, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. read more

Netflix to Produce ‘Resident Evil’ TV Series

Why should AMC have all of the undead fun?  In an exclusive article, Deadline is reporting that a TV series based on Resident Evil is currently in the works over at Netflix.  The franchise already boasts six movies, but could be in prime position to scoop up a lot of hungry zombie television fans as the still-massive Walking Dead series gets a bit longer in the tooth and more convoluted from a story-line standpoint.  This rumored scripted-series will be looking to capitalize off of this growing audience while leveraging the technology and advantages of being on a streaming platform. read more

‘Alien: Blackout’ Announced For Mobile Devices

Following up on our coverage of the big Alien franchise announcement from earlier this week, apparently the best was yet to come.  After two rather cryptic (but cool!) tweets hinted at a new project about to be unleashed featuring Amanda Ripley, the speculation regarding the media format was running wild.  But now we know that gamers everywhere have reason to celebrate……Alien: Blackout has been officially unleashed.

The Alien Twitter account (@alienanthology) has been busy in the early part of this week.  On Monday they posted teasers for the upcoming open-world video game Alien: Blackout for mobile devices, a highly-anticipated follow-up to the moderately successful venture Alien: Isolation (2014).  Whether this is a direct sequel is still not entirely clear, but with Amanda Ripley being the star once again this is a logical conclusion.  For fans who were left hanging following the non-specific tweets from this weekend, however, the update (below) was a very welcome response. read more

Official Twitter Account For the ‘Alien’ Franchise Announces New Project

Fans of the Alien franchise can once again rejoice.  According to the official Alien Twitter account (@AlienAnthology), a new game starring Amanda Ripley appears to be on the horizon for 2019 (in January, specifically.  Of course, this could all be some sort of swerve as the details are presented in a very sketchy manner with only a closing tag line hinting at the format.  Welcome to viral marketing in the new year.

The two videos (tweets can be seen below) appear to give a quick rundown of the ill-fated Nostromo and its violent disappearance but with a bit of a twist.  The “hero” being referenced is Amanda Ripley, the daugher of the Alien films protagonist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and also the star of the 2014 video game released by Sega, Alien: Isolation.  While not necessarily a huge financial and critical success (or disaster), an Alien: Isolation sequel does seem to be the purpose of these teaser videos, though it’s not entirely clear.  The videos end with the cryptic crawl “Read. Play. Watch.”, with the term “play” seemingly implying that a game is what will be announced.  But then again, this theory is not spelled out explicitly so the anticipation is causing quite the uproar with Alien fans everywhere. read more