Movies/TV

FX Shows Off Camp Redwood in New ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Teaser

This year’s summer camp season may be coming to a close, but the summer of 1984 will live on this September in FX’s American Horror Story: 1984. Inspired by the summer camp slasher films of the decade like Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, this year’s season features all of the dirt roads, canoes, bathing suits, and machetes the sub-genre is known for!

FX has been steadily releasing short teaser clips unveiling such returning cast members as Emma Roberts, Billy Lourd, John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern, today’s release focuses on the setting for all of the grisly horror that’s bound to unfold: Camp Redwood. A pack of rambunctious youngsters are having a blast at the start of the clip, but things get serious when we learn that there’s something more dangerous in the lake than leeches and snapping turtles! read more

Josh Gates Kicks Off ‘Shark Week’ with ‘Expedition Unknown: Megalodon’

Josh Gates is a man well-known for his intuition, investigative prowess, and sense of humor, and he will need all of these attributes when he dives into the deep waters in search of the real facts behind the prehistoric monster known as Megalodon.

Gates will inaugurate the Discovery Channel’s 31st annual summer event on Sunday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. with his new special, Expedition Unknown: Megalodon.  The special edition of Gates hit program will examine what ever became of the giant sharks by travelling to Mexico and South Africa in search of fossilized Megalodon teeth, and, as usual, Josh will don his wet suit and dive into shark-infested waters to unravel one of the ocean’s greatest mysteries. read more

Criterion Announces Monster-Sized ‘Godzilla’ 15 Film Blu-Ray Collection

If you grew up on Godzilla films that were broadcast on local channels on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (pre-cable), you’re going to want to start saving now for a monster-sized movie collection.

This fall, Criterion will release a Blu-ray collector’s set of all the Godzilla films from Japan’s Showa era (1954-1975) including the one that started it all, Godzilla (1954), followed by Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964),  Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965),  Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters(1968),  All Monsters Attack (1969), Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971), Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). Each release will be presented with HD digital transfers. read more

Remembering Rutger Hauer

Yesterday the entertainment world suffered a huge blow with the passing of Rutger Hauer at 75 years old.  The rugged actor was a Hollywood heavyweight, having starred in over 170 films and projects over a career that goes back to the late 1960s (including several movies currently in post-production.)  However, horror and sci-fans especially had a soft spot in their hearts for the actor.  His loss is certainly being felt already by movie fans around the world.

Born on January 23, 1944, in the Netherlands (the country in which he also passed away), Hauer would first make his presence known on a massive scale in 1983 with his turn as Roy Batty in the brilliant Ridley Scott sci-fi epic Blade Runner.  From there, he would go on to personify the “intelligent but psychopathic” persona in 1986’s The Hitcher, 1992’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and 1994’s Surviving the Game (among many others.)  In keeping with the horror vibe, Hauer would star in The Rite as well as 2004’s TV adaptation of Salem’s Lot (where he nobly portrayed Kurt Barlow.)  Hobo With a Shotgun, Wedlock and Sin City are just three more examples of the kind of diversity and mainstream appeal that Hauer would take on during his long and solid career.  read more

‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ Return to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Last year’s Killer Klowns From Outer Space scare zone was so popular that Universal Orlando will again welcome the interstellar, homicidal clowns back for a full haunted house experience at 2019’s Halloween Horror Nights.

According to the official word from Universal Orlando, this year’s house “…will feature a gaggle of new characters including the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla, as well as new scenery like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims.  Throughout the house your sense of fear will be triggered by your sense of smell as you encounter strong whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. Don’t be fooled though, these otherwise pleasant aromas are a sign of the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you as you move from scene to scene.” read more

Alexandre Aja to Direct ‘Tomie’

According to The Wrap, Quibi has teamed with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Content Pictures to create a life-action adaptation of the Japanese horror classic Tomie. Alexandre Aja who is known for his work on High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, and Crawl has signed on to direct the series. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick the writer behind Orphan, Aquaman, and The Conjuring 2 will handle the writing duties and co-produce the project.

Tomie follows the story of an eternally youthful and beautiful high school girl, whose admirers are obsessed to the point of murdering her. But to their horror, she is reincarnated over and over. read more

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Gets New Poster Before August Release

Creeping into theaters next month, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a new poster right from Lionsgate that features the terrifying Jangly Man. Check it out below!

The film is set in America during 1968. Change was blowing in the wind… but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time — stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home. read more

‘Svaha: The Sixth Finger’: The Horror News Network Review

‘Svaha’ first appears in the Buddhist texts of the Dharanis, which were incorporated into the Mahayana Buddhist sutras, such as the “White Lotus” and the “Golden Light.” – Yogapedia

Some of my favorite horror films of the past decade have come out of Korea: I Saw the Devil, The Wailing and Train to Busan are just three awesome films to come out of the region and now I can add Svaha: The Sixth Finger to the group.

Unlike a lot of Korean horror where the director takes a lot of time to develop toward anything, Svaha gets nutty pretty quickly. We begin with a young girl discussing the day she was born; a day when the goats wouldn’t stop wailing. She was born just after her twin sister who was covered in black hair…oh, and she had been feeding on her sister’s leg while in the womb. The doctors said that this child would not last long; that she would die quickly. Well, doctors aren’t always right and she lived, locked in a barn, never being taught to speak…because her family thinks she’s a demon. read more

‘The Fly’ Actor David Hedison Dies at 92

We have sad news to report today as David Hedison who starred in the The Fly has passed away at the age of 92. Deadline is reporting that he passed on July 18 in Los Angeles with his daughters by his side.

Acting alongside the great Vincent Price, Hedison landed the lead role of Andre Delambre in 1958 horror classic, The Fly. The film tells the story of a scientist (Hedison) who is transformed into a human-fly hybrid after a house fly enters a molecular transporter resulting in the scientists atoms being combined with those of the insect. read more

Executive Producers of Original TV Adaptation of ‘It’ File Suit Against Warner Bros.

Some fans found the recent It film scary, but the scariest part of It for Warner Brothers may be the recent lawsuit filed against the company by the original producers of the It television movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, executive producers of the first adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, It, say they were wrongfully denied an opportunity to participate on Warner Bros’ recent It movies.”  The two also allege that they had a contractual right to negotiate for any “sequel, series, remake, or spinoff.”  The real fright for the WB is Konigsberg and Sanitsky’s claim to a “…minimum share of 10 percent of net profits on any such subsequent production.” read more