Movies/TV

Showtime Head of Programming: The Door is Always Open for More ‘Twin Peaks’

David Lynch’s massive revival of Twin Peaks has finished airing on Showtime and is now available on blu-ray disc, but that doesn’t mean the adventure is over! Variety reports that Showtime is happy to support Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost with future seasons of Twin Peaks… or any other potential project for that matter!

Gary Levine, Showtime’s head of programming, had this to say during his presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday: read more

Teaser Trailer Released for ‘FredHeads’ Freddy Krueger Documentary

Freddy Kruger will soon be the subject of a documentary detailing his rabid fanbase. Featuring interviews with fans and performers alike, the film will explore Freddy’s vast popularity which spans 24 years to date. The documentary is directed by Paige Troxell, who directed an independent short fan film which takes place within the Nightmare universe called Don’t Fall Asleep in 2016. In the trailer for FredHeads, we see clips of interviews with Nightmare fan favorites such as Danny Hassel and Tuesday Knight playing over blaring retro-style background music. You can watch the entire clip for yourself below: read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’

It’s time to lock all your windows and doors as the official trailer for The Strangers: Prey at Night has just been unleashed.

The trailer which runs just over two minutes, shows a terrified family fighting for survival as they are attacked by masked maniacs. Written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, the film stars Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Martin Henderson.

The original The Strangers, which was also written by Bertino, first premiered in 2008. Starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, it’s horrifying account of a torturous break in quickly became a genre hit, amassing over $82 million at the box office. Since that time, fans have been clamoring for more of the home invasion thriller. read more

‘The Last Key’ Defeats ‘The Last Jedi’ at Weekend Box Office

Variety is reporting that Insidious: The Last Key defeated Star Wars: The Last Jedi at this weekend’s box office, knocking the film down from first place to third place in its fourth week of release.

Insidious: The Last Key (not to be confused with the Jedi hating Darth Sidious) is projected to finish second at this weekend’s box office with a solid $29 million.  The Last Jedi is projected to finish third with just under $24 million (although if you have paid attention to Jedi’s box office history, the film has performed below estimates every weekend so far, perhaps due to some “Jedi mind tricks” being performed on entertainment reporters by “Darth Disney-ous”). read more

Details for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Revealed

When speaking to television critics at the semi-annual press tour on Friday night, Ryan Murphy discussed a few details about the eighth season of the Emmy Award winning American Horror Story.  As with previous seasons, plot and casting specifics of AHS are kept tightly under wraps. However, Murphy did clarify that the upcoming installment will not be the highly-anticipated crossover between “Murder House” and “Coven,“ which appears to be reserved for season nine at this point.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the AHS creator did reveal that season eight will be set in the future. “All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future – still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done.” As of this moment, series regular and fan favorite, Sarah Paulson is the only cast member confirmed for the upcoming season. read more

Todd McFarlane Says Spawn Will Not Speak in Upcoming Movie

As creator/director Todd McFarlane and horror mega-producer Jason Blum continue along on their new movie project based upon McFarlane’s Spawn comic book series, we are beginning to hear more and more about what the movie will be like. We already knew that the plan from the start is to create a hard-R rated film with strong horror elements on a low budget. Now, Todd McFarlane is starting to talk about what that might look like- or sound like- on the big screen. It turns out, Spawn won’t speak during the entire film! read more

Kiernan Shipka Cast in Lead Role for Netflix’s ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Series

We’ve known for some time that Netflix will be producing a new series based on the Archie Comics graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Now we finally know who will play Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

Deadline reports that the honor will go to Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men fame. In addition to her prominent role as Sally Draper, Shipka is more recently known for her performance as B.D. Merrill in Ryan Murphy’s Feud.

Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who also produces the popular Riverdale series, which takes place within the same Archie universe as Sabrina), had the following to say about today’s announcement: read more

Syfy and Netflix to Develop George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Into Series

Great news for fans of the 1980 George R.R. Martin novella NightflyersAccording to Deadline, Syfy has just announced that it has ordered a series based on the science-fiction thriller, and that Netflix will co-produce.  The streaming service will also hold the first-run rights for the series outside of the United States.  Martin’s novella, which had previously been adapted into a feature film in 1987 to a generally negative reaction, will be produced by Syfy’s production arm Universal Cable Productions. read more

‘Winchester’ Gets a New Trailer and a New Name

Back in October we bought you news and the teaser trailer for Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built (see that story here) starring Helen Miren as Sarah Winchester. Well now, a month before its theatrical release, comes the full trailer and word that they’ve shortened the title to just Winchester. Makes sense…rolls off the tongue a bit easier, I suppose.

Slated for a February 2nd release, Winchester tells the story (based on factual events) of the famed “Winchester Mystery House” and its construction by widow Sarah Winchester of Winchester Firearms fame. read more

Kino Lorber’s ‘From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses’ DVD: The Horror News Network Review

If you’re a fan of horror movie history like me, you must have loved it when Universal Studios released their feature-length Universal Horror documentary in 1998 with their DVD release of Frankenstein. Featuring narration by Kenneth Branagh and appearances by Forrest Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, film historian David Skal, and numerous others, the film explored the context and implications of the origins of American horror movies. While I loved the star power of the documentary, my favorite parts of the film were the clips where Skal explained the impact of German gothic horror films on Hollywood at the time. He further commented on some of the more challenging scenes of films like 1922’s J’accuse and 1932’s Island of Lost Souls, and theorized their conscious and subconscious connections to world issues surrounding World War I and World War II. If you are interested in this kind of academic approach to the exploration of early filmmaking, Rüdiger Suchsland’s From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses is for you! read more