Movies/TV

‘Shark Week in a Weekend’ Takes A Bite Out of Discovery Channel’s Line-Up

If you are anxiously awaiting the summer months, and all that the hottest season brings with it, the Discovery Channel is going to tease you this weekend with their Shark Week in a Weekend schedule.  The special event will eat up all of Discovery’s previously planned programming, running all day Saturday (starting at 9:00 am ET) through Sunday (until 8:00 pm ET).

According to the official press release, “Shark Week, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event will swim onto screens for a special weekend marathon featuring a line-up of fan-favorite episodes. The pop culture phenomenon will take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology and revealing compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks. From the coast of South Africa to islands in the Bahamas, Shark Week in a Weekend will bring the world to viewers at home while Shark Week talent and scientists take on some of the most daring shark experiments ever attempted.” read more

Coronavirus Pandemic Moves Back ‘Candyman’ Release

Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original horror classic, has become the latest film to be bitten by the Coronavirus bug, according to Universal.

The movie has been pushed back to Sept. 25 from its original release date of June 12, the studio said.

The movie, directed by Nia DaCosta, is helmed by producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the sequel with Win Rosenfeld.

The film’s back story centers around the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, where a story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand terrorized the locals. The killer can be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror. read more

Robert Englund Channels Freddy For COVID-19 PSA

As the perceived isolation of the nationwide social-distancing measures begin affecting the population, our horror icons are here to offer tips on how to survive this brave new world.  Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jesse Eisenberg, “Michael Myers” and others, Freddy Krueger himself has arrived to scare some sense into his victims…..err, fans.  Robert Englund, who is also the host of Travel Channel’s True Terror with Robert Englund, has posted a self-made PSA on Twitter (see below), with shades of the gloved-one thrown in for good measure. read more

Dark Horse Comics Offers Free Access to Over 80 First Issues of Their Most Popular Comics

Good news for comic fans today, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital. 

All of the free issues will be available from now until April 30, 2020. According to the official press releases, readers will be able to “…enjoy the work of an array of writers and artists in stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, Witchfinder, Stranger Things and American Gods, to young readers selections like Disney’s Frozen and Itty Bitty Mask, to graphic novels like Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of DestructionBeasts of Burden Volume 1, and Empowered Volume 1!” read more

Sony Delays ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and ‘Morbius’

In a matter of a few weeks, several Hollywood studios have postponed big-budget films due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in an effort to reduce social gathering in movie theaters for the time being. Now Sony has hopped on that bandwagon with delaying seven of their films which include Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Spider-Man Spin-off Morbius according to Variety.

The rescheduling of these two films is as follows:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife to March 5, 2021 from July 10, 2020.

Morbius to March 19, 2021 from July 31, 2020. read more

Netflix Renews ‘Locke and Key’ for a Second Season

Netflix has just announced that their adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic Locke and Key will receive a second season.

Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in an official statement that they are both “…thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators.  We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.” read more

Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Director Jay Cheel: The Horror News Network Interview

Every horror fan has heard the legends surrounding classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist.  These tales include stories about haunted sets, tragedy, mysterious mistakes, and the lives forever scarred by being associated with some of the greatest the genre has to offer.

Life-long horror fan Jay Cheel grew up hearing these same stories and in his new Shudder documetary series, Cursed Films, the director attempts to seperate the facts from the legends and entertain both novice and hard core fans all the way. read more

‘World War Z’ Game Available as Free Download on Epic Games Store Until April 2

During the Coronavirus outbreak, many media outlets have been making their content available for reduced prices or even free. Just in case you would like to deal with a more unrealistic outbreak while staying at home for the forseeable future, Epic Games Store is offering the World War Z game for free until April 2.  And the best part is, once you download the game, it is yours to keep.

From today until April 2nd, World War Z is FREE to download and keep FOREVER on the Epic Games Store.

Get it now and experience the latest Crossplay Update, with new weapons and perks, Horde Mode Z improvements, a new mission objective, and more: https://t.co/BPYE5uhdqy pic.twitter.com/vk8WnkFRVM read more

NEON Lands Rights to ‘Possessor’

Deadline has a report that NEON has landed the U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. Entertainment distribution label Well Go USA will handle the home release.

Possessor had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festical on January 25, 2020. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean & Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The picture is described as:
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. read more

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Resumes Pre-Production Remotely

In a slight shift of events in Hollywood, Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel are moving forward with pre-production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but remotely with hope that cameras will start rolling in June.

After the announcement earlier this year that Sam Raimi will direct, the gears are slowly turning. Time will tell if the studio decides to stay on track with this schedule where other studios have indefinitely delayed major productions, such as The Batman and Matrix 4 at Warner Bros. read more