Movies/TV

‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Postponed

According to Yahoo, AMC this weekend postponed the premiere date for the third Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

The starting date has been shifted from Sunday, April 12 to “later this year,” according to the franchise’s Twitter account.

The show is just the latest in a series cancellations and postponements due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has been sweeping the world.

Though the season finished filming before the production shutdowns, several of the season’s episodes reportedly have post-production work that remain unfinished. read more

New Trailer for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season Two Promises More Vampire Hijinks

If you have been looking for some much needed laughter this season, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s new full-length trailer for horror/comedy hit What We Do in the Shadows Season Two should satisfy your “thirst”.

For those unfamiliar with What We Do in the Shadows, HNN described the series last year as being “… based on Waititi and Clement’s film of the same name, the TV adaptation takes place in Staten Island, New York, instead of New Zealand.  The television series stars the three principal vampires, Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Lazslo (Matt Berry), and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), as well as their roommate Colin (Mark Proksch), a decidedly modern, and yet familiar vampire to anyone who works in an office: the energy leeching vampire.”  The vampires were also joined last season by their loyal human familiar Guillermo (played by Harvey Guillén), who made the mistake of “accidentally killing” a couple of vampires. read more

Pegg and Frost Post Updated ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as Current PSA

During this time of uncertainty, the folks behind the zombie comedy classic Shaun of the Dead are here to brighten everyone’s day.  And exactly what we need in a prolonged period of social distancing are more things to help us smile.

In a post on the ‘Stolen Picture’ YouTube channel entitled “The Plan,” stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprise their roles as reluctant hero Shaun and best friend Ed to reenact an iconic scene from the 2004 British hit.  While laying out their “battle plan”, the duo continually run into issues due to the ever-tightening restrictions placed on society, forcing them to revise their tactics.  A few of the 180’s suggested that deviate from the film are “Don’t go to Liz’s” and  “Don’t go to the Winchester”, as well as an opportunity to atone for a homophobic slur previously uttered that just doesn’t fly in 2020.  The full video post can be viewed below. read more

Robert Englund Brings ‘True Terror’ to Travel Channel With New Horrifying History Series

Robert Englund knows a thing or two about terror.  The man who haunted teenagers dreams as Freddy Krueger throughout the 1980s and 90’s has a knack for knowing what scares us and he will bring this sensibility to Travel Channel’s latest program, True Terror with Robert Englund (which debuts Wednesday March 18 at 10 pm).

Englund will serve as the host True Terror and described his new venture (during a phone conference with a number of reports, including yours truly) “…as as a kind of formula comfort food from the dark side. You know, it’s sort of equal parts Rod Serling Twilight Zone with some of the aspects of that great Robert Stack series, Unsolved Mysteries, you know, and then, just a dash of Dateline.” read more

Universal to Release ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘The Hunt’ to Video On Demand on Friday March 20

Just in case you have some free time on your hands and didn’t get out to the theater to see Universal Studios The Invisible Man or The Hunt, both movies will be made available for home viewing on Friday March 20.

According to Deadline, “In an unprecedented crunch of the theatrical window as several markets across the U.S. close down in response to safety from the coronavirus as well as worldwide, NBCUniversal’s Universal Pictures is officially making their current movies in cinematic release –Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man and The Hunt, and Focus Features’ Emma– available in homes as early as this Friday for on-demand 48-hour rental at the suggested price of $19.99.” read more

25 Movies To Get You Through The Quarantine

Alright folks, it seems that we got a situation going on outside and the only way to get through it is to hunker down at home and watch more horror movies. Well, at Horror News Network, we’re here to help! Below I’ve listed out 25 favorites from the past 5 years, at 5 per year. I’ve included a few notes on each, plus the trailer, plus where it can be found (I’m assuming most readers have some streaming memberships like Prime, Shudder, Netflix, etc.).

Some of these maybe you’ve seen already…or maybe you’ve seen all of them? If so, we recommend you put together your own list and share it on social media – let’s get a bunch of suggestion out there for those who are bored at home and looking for some new goriness to get them through. Remember to tag us (@HorrorNews) so we can check out your #QuarantineMovieList. Happy watching (and washing) and stay safe! read more

‘Bloodshot’ Finishes Third at Weakened Box Office

Bloodshot finished in third place at the weekend box office amid ever-growing fears of the global spread of the Corona Virus, leading to the lowest weekend totals since 1995 (when John Carpenter’s Vampires led the pack).

The adaptation of the Valiant comic book character actually met expectations (albeit low expectations) with an estimated $9.3 million this weekend.  Bloodshot’s 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes and B rating on Cinemascore wasn’t enough to tempt more people to venture outside of their homes, but this week’s metrics had little to do with any tickets being sold. read more

‘New Mutants’ and ‘Antlers’ Moved Off Release Schedule

Similar to Paramount’s decision to shift A Quiet Place II to a later date in 2020, Disney followed suit by moving New Mutants, Antlers, and Mulan off of their scheduled release dates.  No new dates have been announced as of yet, but according to Deadline, Disney is “…looking at potential 2020 dates in regards to where the titles would be scheduled next.”

Although these concerns are explicitly related to Coronavirus fears, this will be the fourth time that New Mutants will shift to a new date.  Previously, the film was scheduled to screen on January 11, 2018, March 27, 2018, May 7, 2019, and March 12, 2020.   Antlers was originally scheduled to be released on April 17. read more

Paramount Delays Opening of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

While the horror community has been feeling the ever-increasing effects of the COVID-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus) global pandemic with numerous conventions either being postponed or cancelled outright, Hollywood had been relatively immune to the situation.  However, that changes today as Paramount Pictures and writer/director John Krasinski have announced that A Quiet Place Part II, originally scheduled for wide theatrical release on March 20th has been pushed back to a later as-yet-unknown date in order to prevent large groups of people from congregating in public places due to the coronavirus outbreak. read more

Movie Thrills for Friday the 13th

This Friday, March 13 spotlights a couple of fantasy films for lovers of horror and comic book fare: The Hunt and Vin Diesel’s latest vehicle, Bloodshot.

The Hunt, placing GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) diva Betty Gilpin in a leading role, is a suspense and horror movie for our times. In the backdrop of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the first time at a remote Manor House to hunt 12 everyday citizens for sport.

The victims don’t know where they are, or how they got there. And they also don’t know they’ve been chosen for a horrific hunt to the death. read more