General horror news

Need to Stream Some Fine Horror Content? Shudder’s Got You Covered

Earlier this week we released a list of 25 recent, and awesome, horror films for you to stream and where to find them so that you all have some gruesomely fun films to watch during this quarantine (you can check that by clicking here). If you read the list, you’ll see that a good deal of them are available on AMC Network’s horror streaming platform Shudder.

Well, our pals at Shudder have you guys in mind as well. For those who aren’t already subscribers, Shudder has announced that they’re offering a 30-day free trial to help out with the boredom! All you need to do is head to Shudder.com and enter the promo code SHUTIN at sign-up; how cool is that? read more

Spawn Delivers Plenty of Damage in ‘Mortal Kombat 11: Kombat Pack’ Trailer

Fans of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn have eagerly awaiting the inclusion of the undead hero in the latest Mortal Kombat game, Mortal Kombat 11, ever since the announcement was made last year.   As evidenced by the bloody gameplay trailer below, Spawn is indeed ready to join the roster of Mortal Kombat 11 on March 17 with all of the powers and abilities that fans relish from his comic book, animated, and live action incarnations.

Besides all of the expected Spawn weapons and attacks (such as his signature chains, cape, axes, swords, fireballs, machine guns, and magical blasts of green energy), this version of MK Spawn is also voiced by the man who brought the character to life on HBO’s Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Keith David. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: March 2020 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 March 2020! read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: NECA

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse at all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more

WiHM: Interview with Horror Poet Stephanie M. Wytovich

February is Women in Horror Month and part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we caught up with horror poet, novelist, and essayist, Stephanie M. Wytovich. Stephanie is a Bram Stoker Award winner for her poetry collection, Brothel. Her work has been showcased in Weird Tales, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Fantastic Tales of Terror, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8  as well as her debut novel, The Eighth.” Her most recent work is The Apocalyptic Mannequin. Aside from writing, she is an adjunct at Western Connecticut State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Point Park University, and a mentor with Crystal Lake Publishing. Read on for some insight into what is driving this very busy lady. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: February 2020 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 February 2020! read more

Asylum Publications CEO & Former Todd McFarlane, Stan Lee Collaborator Paul Burke: The Horror News Network Interview

If you grew up living and breathing the world of horror and comic books, there’s a good chance Paul Burke had something to do with something you loved. Whether it be his work as president of Stabur Press/Calibur Comics, his co-founded video production company with Stan Lee, or his former role as co-CEO of TMP International, Inc. in launching McFarlane Toys, Burke has worked with the top talent of the industry to help them make their creative dreams a successful reality in especially cutthroat marketplaces. His latest endeavor is Asylum Publications, an imprint dedicated to genre interests of art and photography. Burke recently wrote and published The Early Days of McFarlane Toys, a book which chronicles his experiences with the company as it grew into a juggernaut toy company in the mid to late 90s (You could read the Horror News Network review of the book by clicking this link). Burke took some time out of his busy schedule to speak with Horror News Network about Asylum Publications and his experiences in working with Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee. read more

Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019: John’s Top 3 Picks

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019, a series where our staff writers declare their top three picks of the year and use the data to compile an ultimate top ten list of 2019. Be on the lookout for a new “Top 3” list from an HNN writer every day in early January, and and stay tuned for our ultimate list at the end of the series!

John’s Top 3 Picks of 2019

#1: The Lighthouse

Not only do I find The Lighthouse to be the best horror movie of the year, I place it just behind Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood as the second best movie of 2019. Featuring powerhouse performances by Willem Dafoe (who deserves a Best Actor nomination for this performance) and Robert Pattinson and expertly directed by Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is classic cinema at its best. Yes, an actual sequel to The Shining came out this year… but The Lighthouse is the true spiritual successor to Kubrick’s cabin fever masterpiece to debut in 2019. Repeat viewings of this film open up its brilliant sound design and allow the viewer to catch every visual detail, absorb every nuance, and chortle at every absurdity. It simply doesn’t get better than this! read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2020

On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Legendary Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2020. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2019. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow!

2020: The Year We Stopped Editing Movies read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: January 2020 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 January 2020! read more