Movies/TV

Hasbro’s Classic ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ Action Figures to Return to Store Shelves

Retro reissues of popular toys from the 1980s are all the rage these days, and the king of supernatural action figures is about to rise from the grave! Hasbro announced that they will reanimate their classic lineup of toys based on the iconic animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters. The figures will materialize exclusively at Walmart this spring.

The assortment will include Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, Slimer, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Each figure contains every original accessory down to the last detail, and comes packaged in their colorful, period-appropriate blister cards. read more

Official Poster and Teaser Clip for ‘Candyman’ Arrives

Horror fans around the world are delighted as just hours ago the official Candyman Twitter page revealed the first poster and even a short teaser clip of the upcoming film. Better yet, a full trailer has been announced for this Thursday.

While there is no official synopsis at this time, Candyman is said to be a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film that sees the killer return to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began. The Candyman screenplay is written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld and Nia DaCosta. Directed by Dacosta, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Rebecca Spence, Cassie Kramer and Tony Todd. read more

HNN Coverage of Toy Fair 2020: Super7

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Mezco

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: NECA

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse at all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Exclusive Booth Tour of McFarlane Toys

At the 2020 NY Toy Fair, HNN was lucky enough to score a booth tour with McFarlane Toys.  Chris Hernandez, Brand Marketing Manager for the company, gave us a detailed look at the current slate of exciting licenses that the toy manufacturer is bringing to life.

McFarlane Toys has been a driving force in the industry for over 25 years, and their innovative take on the business has formed such a creative ripple-effect that other companies have been forced to adapt.  In this video tour, Sean and Larry learn what to expect in the coming year on store shelves and which pieces to really watch out for. read more

Often-Delayed ‘Brahms: The Boy 2’ Delivers Lowest Horror Opening of 2020

In what has been a dismal season for the financial prospect of horror films, Brahms: The Boy 2 established a new low at the box office, opening with an estimated $6 million in its first weekend of release.

The often-delayed and rescheduled sequel to 2016’s The Boy earned another low number from Cinemascore pollsters with a C- average (in contract to the original, which scored a B-).  Critics gave Brahms a paltry 11% on Rotten Tomatoes (and the current audience score on Rotten Tomatoes sits at 41%).  The original fared relatively better, with a score of 30% on the all-powerful review site. read more

Lionsgate Reveals Trailer for ‘Run’

Lionsgate revealed the official trailer for their upcoming mom-gone-bad thriller Run. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Run stars Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen.

The official synopsis of the film is:
They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe and her mom, Diane. Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN. read more

Nickelodeon Renews ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ for Second Season

Deadline is reporting that Nickelodeon has announced a plethora of series renewals including one for Are You Afraid of the Dark? Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman return to the series serving as executive producers with ACE Entertainment.

The synopsis of the show is:
A group of kids calling themselves the Midnight Society meet to tell terrifying horror stories. But their love of all things scary is put to the test when the real world starts to become as spooky as one of their tales.

Making its debut in 1990, the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? was a Canadian horror anthology created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel which aired on both YTV and Nickelodeon. The series lasted through Season 7 and ended in 2000. The latest from Nickelodeon is considered Season 8 of the series. read more

‘A Head Full of Ghosts’ adds Scott Cooper as Director

Love is in the air and ghosts are on our minds apparently because according to Deadline director Scott Cooper has been tapped to helm A Head Full of Ghosts set to star Margaret Qualley.

Cooper is known for his work on feature films like Crazy Heart, Black Mass and most recently Antlers. A Head Full of Ghosts will be his adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel of the same name.

The story follows 8-year-old Merry who’s older sister starts showing signs of an unending and horrifying affliction. As this happens the Barrett family is slowly tearing apart. 20 years later, Merry (Qualley) is confronted with her family’s traumatic past when a journalist named Rachel with a similarly haunted past looks into the case and causes Merry to relive the devastating memories of her childhood. read more