Horror Games

Shooting Begins in Africa for Film Adaptation of Video Game ‘Monster Hunter’

The folks responsible for the Resident Evil film franchise are bringing a brand new video game to the big screen.  According to Deadline, principal photography has begun in both South Africa and Namibia on Monster Hunter, based on the wildly popular Capcom video game of the same name.  Sony arm Screen Gems will release the film nationally, with other companies handling the international distribution.

Paul W.S. Anderson, who previously worked on both the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat film adaptations, will assume the writing and directing duties on Monster Hunter.  The star of those Resident Evil movies, Milla Jovovich, has already signed on to team up with Anderson again as the female heroine Artemis.  Joining Jovovich will be Hollywood heavyweight Ron Perlman (Hell Boy), rapper Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior) and Meagan Good (Saw V) among others.  Completing the Resident Evil circle on this project are producers Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt, with several others also serving in that capacity. read more

Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more

Storm Collectibles Debuts Exclusive ‘Mortal Kombat’ Toys at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! Storm Collectibles pulled off a flawless victory at the event with exclusive Smoke and Rain figures from their Mortal Kombat collection available for sale. Their display also featured upcoming fan-favorites such as Liu Kang’s dragon form, Goro, Sub-Zero, Baraka and the cyborgs from Mortal Kombat 3. You can check out our photos from the event below:

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for future New York Comic Con and Storm Collectibles coverage as soon as it breaks! read more

USAopoloy Releases “Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition”

I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit in years but it looks like I’ll be taking another crack at it soon enough as the folks at USAopoly have released a “Horror Movie Edition” which I managed to snag today. While not like the classic version of the game that I grew up with (there’s no game board or dozens of multi-colored pie pieces to either lose or step on like legos), the game still calls upon that part of your brain that stores (mostly) useless knowledge; this time in the form of horror films. read more

Henry Cavill Lands Lead Role in ‘The Witcher’

Deadline is reporting that Henry Cavill has landed the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher.

While Henry Cavill is most known for his role of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, he is known to horror fans the role of Mike in 2005’s Hellraiser:Hellworld.

Written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a series of novels that tell tales of Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a monster hunter that travels the land battling the most horrific monsters and beasts.  Sapkowski’s books have gained a huge following and his creation has been adapted into comic books, video games, and more. read more

Fox 21 Television Studios Options the Rights for ‘Vampyr’

Deadline is reporting that Fox 21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to the horror game Vampyr to McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment. McG, who has made his name in Hollywood directing films like Terminator Salvation and Charlie’s Angels is attached to direct and executive produce. There is no word as of yet if Vampyr will take the form of a TV series or film.

Vampyr was released on June 5, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The game was developed by Dotnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive. The player controls the game’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid, a doctor who was made into a vampire, and whose thirst for blood compels him to kill innocent people. The game received generally favorable reviews and sold 450,000 copies in the first month of its release. read more

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Negan Will Appear as a DLC Character in ‘Tekken 7’

Tekken, one of the most popular fighting games in video game history, has just added an unlikely character to their upcoming Tekken 7 Season Pass 2: The Walking Dead’s very own bat swingin’ bad boy Negan.  The “too cool for school” leader of the Saviors will be available as a down loadable character (meaning that he did not appear on the physical release of the game or with the initial download), as part of the update, joining over 40 other character selections.

The news was announced on Bandai’s official twitter page and was met with a luke warm response from fans and video game news sites.  EuroGamer called the inclusion of Negan “an odd one”  and wondered “Who next? Logan Paul?”.  Gamesradar+ don’t think that Negan is “…going to be included in the game until 2019 but, still, this has opened the floodgates in what’s sure to be one of Tekken’s most polarising and downright potty moves yet. And this is coming from a franchise that has a man with a three-foot haircut regularly facing off with his nemesis, a bear employed as a bodyguard.” read more

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

Skydance Interactive to Develop Virtual Reality Game ‘The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’

The Walking Dead franchise is about to get up close and personal! Fans are used to consuming the popular series in comic book and television formats, and there have been numerous video game adaptations… but none quite like this.

Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is currently working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead. The game will be called The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, and it will take place “in the flooded remains of New Orleans.” There are currently no details on which consoles the title will appear on, but at this time the game is set for a 2019 release date. read more

McFarlane Toys to Produce ‘Cuphead’ Toy Line

CUPHEAD mania will be jumping off of the screens of game consoles and into toy store shelves everywhere soon enough!  McFarlane Toys, in a press release on Tuesday July 17th, officially announced the acquisition of yet another toy license that began as a game and has quickly transcended pop-culture lore.  Following in the footsteps of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Hello Neighbor, the toy and action figure super-company will begin production on Construction Sets modeled after the wildly popular game Cuphead.  Spawn himself would be proud. read more