Movies/TV

IllFonic Releases Reveal Trailer for ‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ on Playstation 4

IllFonic- the studio behind the recent Friday the 13th video game- are headed back into the forest… but this time they’re in search of a different kind of slasher! Their next game is based on the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator; and they just released a brief trailer for the project at today’s Playstation State of Play event.

Charles Brungardt, IllFonic’s chief executive, told Polygon that, “in the game, one group of players will control a fire team that packs conventional firepower; one player assumes the Predator role, and gets to use its trademark Plasmacaster. The paramilitary guys will be tasked with shooting up bad guys and recovering loot as the Predator closes in, tracking and ambushing its prey.” read more

Teaser Trailer for ‘It: Chapter 2’ is Here!

The wait is over! Horror fans have been eagerly anticipating any sort visual for Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to the 2017 blockbuster It and now it’s here.  Set 27 years after the events of the first film, the beloved “Losers Club” are all adults now and are called back to their childhood home of Derry, Maine by Mike Hanlon, the only one of the group to never leave the town, to once again face off with the terrifying alien-clown Pennywise.

Reprising his role of Pennywise from the first film is Bill Skarsgård. The adult “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are played by James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak and Andy Bean as Stan Uris. Teach Grant will be playing the adult Henry Bowers while Jess Weixler takes on the role of Audra Phillips, Bill Denbrough’s wife. read more

Another New Pilot Ordered by The CW for ‘The Lost Boys’

It’s almost been three years now that we’ve been reporting about The Lost Boys coming to television and it seems like getting this thing going is as daunting a task as getting that New Mutants movie released.  Earlier this year The CW had a pilot filmed for the show but now Deadline is reporting that we may have to wait even longer to see our favorite vampires (and vampire hunters) from Santa Carla.

According to Deadline, while the CW brass loved the script, not all elements in the pilot came together in the execution, thus the order for a reworked new pilot, which could feature recastings. The cast included Rio Mangini (Teen Wolf, Everything Sucks!) as Sam, Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Truth or Dare) as Michael and Cheyenne Hayes (Camping) and Haley Tju (Go On) as The Frog Sisters. read more

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Renewed for a Second Season on FX

Fans of FX’s vampire mockumentary series What We Do in the Shadows will soon be flapping for joy, as the series based on Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s 2014 film has been renewed for a second season (as reported by Variety). 

Nick Grad (president of original programming at FX) praised the creators, stating that “Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Paul Simms have more than delivered on the high expectations of ‘Shadows’ fans by adapting the cult classic for television and building a passionate base of new and returning fans.” Grad also gave much of the credit to  “…. the rest of the creative team, including Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush, and the incredible cast and crew for delivering such a fun and original series, and we look forward to working with them all on season two.” read more

A ‘Hellraiser’ Reboot is Coming…

Apparently, the folks at Spyglass Media Group have such sights to show us. Deadline has reported that Spyglass, a new independent content company launched on March 13th by former MGM boss Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, has announced today that their first project is to be a “re-imaging” of Clive Barker’s 1987 immortal classic Hellraiser.

CEO Barber made the announcement of the reboot as well as letting the world know that David S. Goyer  (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) will be handling writing and producing duties on the project which will be developed for worldwide theatrical distribution. Barber said, “Clive [Barker] and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead.” He added, “David [Goyer]  is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser.” read more

‘The Evil Down the Street’ Writer/Producer Craig Ahrens: The Horror News Network Interview

Last Wednesday, May 1st, Amazon Prime released the demonic possession thriller The Evil Down the Street to all of their subscribers.  The debut on the streaming service represents a major milestone for the independent film, a project from production studio CRA Entertainment and distributed by Indie Rights.  On the heels of several recent possession movies in the horror genre, such as the brilliant Hereditary and the wonderful Argentinian film Terrified, this movie proves to be a worthy entrant with some nifty performances and a creepy vibe that will leave you feeling both uneasy and entertained. read more

‘Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans Purchases Rocking Chair from Famous Warren’s Case

Ghost Adventures‘ Zak Bagans has a reputation for acquiring famous haunted objects for his Las Vegas museum, including the infamous Dybbuk Box, Jack Kevorkian’s van, and pieces of the since destroyed “Demon House”.

According to Newsweek, Bagan’s latest find is “The Devil’s Rocking Chair”, straight from Ed and Lorraine Warren’s famous “The Devil in Connecticut” case.  Bagans stated that the investigation was “…not only terrifying but also historic … it is the first time a court case’s defense team sought to prove a murderer innocent by way of demonic possession.”  Bagans also claimed that the case will be “…the basis for Conjuring 3, set to premiere next year”. read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘Crawl’

As if hurricanes weren’t frightening enough, Paramount Pictures upped the ante by adding a killer alligator in the official trailer for their upcoming feature Crawl. The preview exploded on the scene and has racked up almost 6 million views in just over 24 hours.

Based on a screenplay by brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, Crawl is directed by Alexandre Aja with Sam Raimi as a producing partner. The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, Morfydd Clark, and Annamaria Serda. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: May 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of May 2019! read more

‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Helstrom’ Coming to Hulu

Deadline announced today that both Ghost Rider and Hellstorm will have their own series next year on Hulu. What initially sounded like a horror comic book fans dream come true may quickly turn sour as the devil is (or in this case isn’t) in the details.

The Ghost Rider character will not be Johnny Blaze, who was Ghost Rider in the popular 70s series or Dan Ketch who was Ol’ Flamehead in the 90s series. Instead, Ghost Rider will follow Robbie Reyes who became the character in 2014. This version of Ghost Rider does not have a motorcycle and is not linked to the Spirit of Vengeance. Robbie’s Ghost Rider drives a 1969 Dodge Charger and is possessed by the spirit of a deceased hit-man who worked for the Russian mob. read more