Movies/TV

Tremors TV Series Announces New Cast Member

The Tremors franchise continues to roll.  With an early 2018 release for the sixth installment in the film series, Syfy’s upcoming Tremors television series is making news as well.  According to Deadline, the show (which will star Hollywood heavyweight and film veteran Kevin Bacon) has signed on John Ellison Conlee (Medium, Boardwalk Empire) to the cast.  He will join a project that already features Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Toks Olagundoye (Castle) and, of course, Bacon.

Conlee will play Harlan Maylor, who is the best friend of Valentine McKee (Bacon) and his closest ally in the battle against the mutant sand creatures.  Living a healthy and positive lifestyle, Harlan will be a productive counter-balance to McKee’s alcoholic haze of guns and depression as they risk their lives to secure the town of Perfection Valley, Nevada from the killer worms.  Conlee brings a background of theater acting to the show as well, having starred on Broadway in the stage productions of The Full Monty and 1776, among others.  SyFy is really classing up this horror-comedy franchise! read more

CBS Releases Star-Studded Trailer for ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special’

What do Michael Jackson, Jim Parsons, Lucy Liu, and jack-o-lanterns all have in common? With today’s announcement, it turns out the answer to that question is, “quite a lot!” CBS will be airing a show entitled, Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special on October 27th. The show is a CGI special for children which is centered around the music and visual themes of Michael Jackson’s work. While music from Thriller seems to be all but guaranteed considering it’s a Halloween special; the network released a trailer today which suggests that numerous periods of Jackson’s prolific career will be featured on the show. read more

‘Victor Crowley’- Horror News Network Review

In September of 2007, writer/director Adam Green gave horror fans plenty of reasons to “stay out of the swamp” with the release of his cult classic Hatchet. Following it up with Hatchet II and Hatchet III, Green kept slasher Victor Crowley busy and horror fans terrified and amused all at the same timeFor the tenth anniversary celebration of the Hatchet, Green released one of the biggest secrets in the genre, a new chapter in the franchise with Victor Crowley.

Released by Green’s ArieScope in association with Dark Sky Films, Victor Crowley has been touring the country in limited release.  Last night’s stop was in Seymour, CT presented by CT Cult Classics. The crowd was pumped, but would this be just more of the same?  While it did mix the gore with the dark humor fans expect, Victor Crowley definitely earns its way not only in the Hatchet series, but also as a standalone horror film.  Not many sequels or reboots manage to win bragging rights to that claim. read more

‘Happy Death Day’ Celebrates Box Office Victory

Universal’s Happy Death Day “blew out the candles” on their competition this weekend, finishing with the top spot at the box office.

The Pg-13 horror version of Groundhog Day attracted a teen audience drawn in by the young cast and fairly positive reviews (the film scored a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) to take the title this weekend with an estimated $26.5 million, and it has the chance to add more next weekend as film-goers search for more scares in the month of October.  The film’s budget came in under $5 million, so it is all gravy at this point forward for Universal. read more

‘The Babysitter’ – The Horror News Network Review

Fresh to Netflix this week is The Babysitter from the minds of McG and Brian Duffield.  While the film is a really fun watch, it at times does give a little wink and nod to the holiday classic Home Alone. Don’t be fooled though, The Babysitter is more than a slapstick romp.

At the heart of this film is a 14-year-old underdog named Cole, who is played brilliantly by Judah Lewis. The script taps into the audience’s adult memories of being a socially awkward kid and finding comfort with the incredibly fun and exciting older babysitter.  In the film, said babysitter, Bee, is just that.   Everything, especially for a young boy, a kid can dream of.  Bee, played by Samara Weaving, is beautiful, funny and always has Cole’s back, or so he thinks. read more

Netflix Releases Final Trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two to Celebrate Friday the 13th

There’s nothing spookier than a Friday the 13th in October! It only happens once every several years; but when it does, corporate promotional departments are always ready to take advantage of the extra spooky date. I vividly remember picking up Mortal Kombat 3 for Super Nintendo on “Mortal Friday” the 13th, 1995. This October’s Friday the 13th comes merely a fortnight before Stranger Things Season Two debuts on Netflix, and the streaming studio chose the day to debut its final trailer for the highly-anticipated show. read more

‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel Gets New Writer at Warner Bros.

This just in from Deadline, Mike Vukadinovich has been selected to rewrite the script for Beetlejuice 2 at Warner Bros., a project that has been gestating since September 2011.

Vukadinovich is known for his recent film titled Rememory that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year. Based an original screenplay written by Vukadinovich, that film stars Peter Dinklage and Julie Ormond.

Producers for the new movie are reported to be Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. read more

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails Release Cover of John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Theme Song

Outside of Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are known for their incredible musical scores for films such as The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo and Before the Flood. The academy award winning duo have recently turned their attention to the 1978 classic, Halloween, to celebrate the upcoming release of John Carpenter’s LP, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. The album will feature new recordings by Carpenter of his most famous movie themes during his most prolific period of directing and scoring his own films. To raise awareness of the upcoming release, Reznor and Ross have released a track to the web entitled “John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Version” The track runs nearly eight minutes long, and it contains all of the classic musical trademarks of the original recording along with new signature musical twists which are consistent with Reznor’s and Ross’ work. read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘New Mutants’

The official trailer for Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie has just been released. The trailer, which is just over two minutes gives us a glimpse of  the cast of characters locked down in an asylum.  Unlike other X-Men titles, the trailer shows proves the backdrop of this story is set purely in the horror realm. In a recent interview with Variety, FOX CEO Stacey Snider praised Boone’s different take on a superhero film by saying: “We haven’t seen a superhero movie whose genre is more like “The Shining” than “we’re teenagers let’s save the world.” read more

New “Halloween” Will Ask Fans to Forget All But the First Film

Try to bear with me on this one, folks, as it may get a bit confusing. Back in 1988, Michael Myers came back to the big screen after a 7-year hiatus. Last seen burning to death in the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in 1981’s Halloween 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers told us that Michael actually survived being shot in the face a few times and getting burnt to a crisp. Also in H4, we learned of the passing of Laurie Strode and are introduced to her daughter Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris). read more