Movies/TV

Filmmaker Stuart Gordon Passes at Age 72

A pioneer of experimental theater in the late 1960’s, Stuart Gordon will best be remembered for his contributions to our beloved horror genre. Gordon rose to prominence in 1985 when he partnered with his friend/producer Brian Yuzna on an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 novelette Herbert West-Reanimator. What was originally meant to be a theatrical production, where Gordon’s comfort-zone was, was turned into a feature-length script and a legendary film was born.

From there, Stuart went on to direct such horror gems as From Beyond and Dolls before showing his chops elsewhere by writing the hit film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids starring Rick Moranis. It wasn’t long before Stuart returned to the world of bizarre with films like Castle Freak and Space Truckers. read more

‘Supernatural’ Season 15 to Go on Temporary Hiatus Following Episode 13

In what continues to be an ongoing trend of postponing for film and television series, Supernatural has now hopped on that wagon. Showrunner Andrew Dabb confirmed via his Twitter on March 23 that the series will air its thirteenth episode, titled Destiny’s Child, but go on hiatus until the remaining episodes can be completed.

According to Dabb who Tweeted to curious fans, “Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.” read more

‘The Invisible Man’: The Horror News Network Review

With the Coronavirus shutting down movie theaters and debilitating the box office, Universal and Blumhouse have decided to bring The Invisible Man into people’s homes via VOD. The film, which premiered in theaters February 28th of this year, raked in $29 million in its first weekend. While many fans, including myself, dread remakes, The Invisible Man is a very well-done update of Universal’s iconic 1933 film.

Starring Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia, the film centers around an abused woman who escapes her controlling husband, Adrian, played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen, only to find out he committed suicide shortly after, or has he? Needless to say, he does find his way back to her, and in the most menacing ways. The film plays on the eeriness that the invisible killer could be anywhere.  Besides the bloodshed, one of the stronger, more gut-wrenching aspects of The Invisible Man is the emotional torture. Whether Adrian is hacking her email, or drugging her, this “invisible” emotional abuse is just as shocking as his more brutal acts. read more

Shudder Celebrates ‘Halfway to Halloween’ this April With a Pumpkin Full Of Premieres

If you are looking to clear your mind and focus on the eventual return of every horror fan’s favorite month of the year, Shudder has the treats you’ve been craving.

This April, Shudder celebrates the midpoint to Halloween with the launch of Halfway to Halloween Month.  Shudder promises that April will be”… its biggest month of non-October programming ever, at a time when many people are turning to streaming to help entertain them while they’re social distancing and quarantining.” read more

‘Invisible Man’ Poster Sells for $182,400 at Heritage Auctions

A rare movie poster of the 1933 Universal classic The invisible Man sold for a whopping $182,400 at public auction Saturday night. Early speculation had the poster pegged at about $125,000 but bidders quickly surpassed that amount.

“Even in these troubled economic and uncertain times, this was a big success,” said Grey Smith, Director of Posters at Heritage Auctions.

Based on H. G. Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel The Invisible Man and brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 1933, the film was directed by James Whale and starred Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Una O’Connor, Henry Travers and Forrester Harvey. read more

Scream Factory Launches Trailer for ‘Exorcism At 60,000 Feet’

What’s more terrifying than the baggage fees and reduced legroom on commercial airlines? A plane riddled with demonic possession, of course! Scream Factory has the answer for anyone who ever wondered what would happen if you mixed Airplane! with The Exorcist in their new film entitled Exorcism At 60,000 Feet. This horror spoof stars genre staples such as Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, and Bai Ling, and it’s coming to digital, blu-ray, and DVD on May 5th, 2020. To hype up the upcoming release, the folks at Scream Factory have unleashed a trailer online which contains all sorts of wacky mashups of two popular genres: read more

‘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