Movies/TV

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Halloween’ Panel with Danielle Harris and Don Shanks

Horror goddess Danielle Harris and Michael Myers himself in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Don Shanks joined CT HorrorFest organizer Christine Caprilozzi on stage for a panel September 14th at the horror convention.

The duo talked about working with Donald Pleasence, being a part of a massive horror franchise, the Halloween reboot and more. Danielle Harris opens up about the Blumhouse Halloween franchise while Don Shanks spills the beans on a kill that was left out of Halloween 5 which saw Michael slice and dice an entire SWAT team. read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Hellraiser’ Panel with Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, and Simon Bamford

One of the many big draws for fans attending CT HorrorFest 2019 was the programming schedule. Horror mavens flocked to the panel room at 5:15 p.m. on September 14th to see the Cenobites discuss Hellraiser. CT HorrorFest staffer Mike Simonetta prepared to host the panel as Doug Bradley (Pinhead), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer), Simon Bamford (Butterball), and Barbie Wilde (Female Cenobite) stepped on stage to a raucous ovation.

The quartet had great chemistry as they told story after story about the Hellraiser franchise most of which were focused on the first two films which premiered in 1987 and 1988. The cast talks about getting into the leather-clad outfits, the potential of returning to the Hellraiser series, a potential Nightbreed series, and their first reaction to seeing their costumes for the film. read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Saw’ Panel with Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Sean Patrick Flanery

On Saturday, September 14th, CT HorrorFest invaded the Naugatuck Events Center in Naugatuck, CT for a day that was chock full of horror mayhem and merriment.  The final event of the night was a panel and audience Q&A session with three members of the Saw franchise: Tobin Bell (Jigsaw), Shawnee Smith (Amanda Young) and Sean Patrick Flanery (Bobby Dagen).

Celebrating a horror franchise that spanned 13 years (so far), the trio discussed how they came to be a part of the franchise, how they viewed their characters and much, much more. read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Panel with David Naughton

On Saturday September 14th, CT HorrorFest 6 rocked the Naugatuck Events Center in Naugatuck, CT.  We were proud to present the An American Werewolf in London panel with the star of the classic horror film, David Naughton.  On the brink of the movie’s 4oth anniversary, staff journalist Sean McLaughlin had the honor of interviewing the veteran actor along with hosting an audience Q&A afterwards.

David Naughton played the role of David Kessler in American Werewolf, a young American attacked in the English countryside by a werewolf which leaves him afflicted with a bloody disease affected by the full moon.  The film earned a lot of praise from critics and viewers alike upon its release in 1981, and even an Academy Award for “Best Makeup” in 1982 given to legendary makeup artist Rick Baker. read more

New ‘Alien vs. Predator’ Series Coming to Dark Horse Comics in December

The original home of the Alien vs. Predator series (predating any film version) will be welcoming more hungry xenomorphs, cagey predators, and terrified humans to Dark Horse Comics latest entry this December: Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood.

According to the official press release, Thicker Than Blood is written by Jeremy Barlow (Star Wars: Darth Maul, Kult), illustrated by Doug Wheatly (Star Wars: Dark Times, Conan: Road of Kings), and lettered by Michael Heisler (Halo: Escalation, Aliens: Dust To Dust).  The first issue will also feature a cover by gaming artist Chun Lo. read more

Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Stars Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson Confirmed to Return for Sequel

Who ya gonna call? The Ghosbusters 2020 casting director for a big ‘Thank You’ because The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed stars of the original two Ghostbusters films, Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson, will return for the long-awaited sequel in their respective roles of Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore.

Of the casting announcement, Akroyd said in an interview with The Joe Rogen Experience podcast, “I’m not in the pictures so much anymore. We’ve got the ‘Ghostbusters’ movie that we’re working on now and I will have to be performing in that. Ivan Reitman’s son Jason has written a new movie called, well, it’s gonna be ‘Ghostbusters,’ the third movie. It will be all, most of the original people and then young stars.” read more

‘3 from Hell’: The Horror News Network Review

After a 15 year hiatus, Rob Zombie’s Firefly family returns to the silver screen for a limited Fatham Events theatrical engagement. While House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects were created on $7 million budgets, 3 from Hell was made on a budget of just $3 million. Smaller budgets often mean more opportunities for filmmakers to be creative without the studio scrutiny and expectations that come with a higher price tag, and there’s usually more leeway when it comes to studio tolerance for the kinds of shocking and graphic content Zombie’s films are usually known for. But- while Zombie’s twisted vision for the franchise is clearly never compromised in this film- the limitations of the budget appear to prevent 3 from Hell from reaching the high watermark Zombie set with The Devil’s Rejects read more

‘It: Chapter Two’ Repeats as Weekend Box Office Champ

It: Chapter Two delivered another win for Warner Brothers and New Line with a second consecutive number one finish at the weekend box office.

Pennywise accounted for an estimated $40.7 million, beating newcomer Hustlers by a wide margin, which earned an estimated $33.2 million in second place.  Hustlers had the upper hand on Friday (mainly due to Thursday preview sales, which are always included in Friday totals), but that pesky clown scared enough people into the the theater on Saturday and Sunday to take the crown once again. read more

‘Halloween Kills’ Set to Start Filming in Wilmington, NC

As if October 31 doesn’t come fast enough, filming is already set to begin on Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween, starring franchise legend Jamie Lee Curtis. Cameras will roll on Sept. 12 with the first scenes in Wilmington, NC according to the city’s local news.

The Port City is considered to be “Hollywood East” where many feature films and TV series have been made, such as The Crow, Iron Man 3, Virus (also starring Curtis), Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and One Tree Hill. The suburb area is perfect for a new nightmare in Haddonfield. read more

‘Dark Shadows’ Sequel Series Coming to The CW

With confirmation from Deadline, legendary horror television series Dark Shadows will be getting a continuation on The CW network.

The station, along with Warner Bros. Television, have inked a deal that will bring the followup series, titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, to a modern audience.

Mark B. Perry will pen the reboot’s pilot episode and executive produce. His screenwriting works also include Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and Brothers & Sisters.

“As a first-generation fan,” Perry said in the article, “it’s been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the ’80s when Next Generation was announced, so I’m beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection. And while I could never hope to fill Dan Curtis’ very large shoes, I do aspire to carry them a little farther into the future. I also want to reassure the fans of the original that this version will treat the show’s mythology with the same reverence given to Star Trek, but will also make the show accessible for audiences who aren’t yet familiar with the macabre world of the Collinses. My plan is to take as few liberties as possible with the Dark Shadows canon, while bearing in mind a quote from a 1970’s episode delivered by the inimitable Oscar-nominee Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman: ‘The Collins’ family history is not particularly famous for its accuracy.’” read more