General horror news

Interview: Beck Underwood for Women in Horror Month

February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we wanted to catch up with Beck Underwood to learn about her experiences in the horror industry. This busy lady is an animator, art director, writer, producer, and curator of The Creepy Christmas Film Festival. Read on to learn about her experience with Glass Eye Pix, her work with a girl’s club for a short horror film, and her thoughts on supporting women in horror.

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Universal Studios Orlando Announces Dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2019

For the average person, February may be too soon to start planning for Halloween, but for horror fans the real question is: what took you so long?!?

To helm satisfy these eager fans, Universal Studios Orlando has just announced dates for their annual Halloween Horror Nights beginning on September 6 and running through November 2, nearly a week earlier than last year’s start.  There are also more dates this year, expanding from 34 nights to 41.

The full list of dates include:  September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, and November 1 , 2 .  Most of these 41 dates fall on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or Saturday.  There are no Mondays and only one Tuesdays available. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: February 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 February 2019! read more

‘WNUF Halloween Special”s Chris LaMartina Discusses Sequel

A little over four years ago, I stumbled across a DVD titled WNUF Halloween Special. This film plays itself as a lost VHS recording of a live Halloween newscast from 1987 complete with grainy “taped-over” VHS quality and wacky 80’s commercials; you can check my 2014 review of it by clicking here. It’s really a fun, clever film that I always recommend to folks looking to add something to their Halloween viewing; I even included the trailer for it before we showed Halloween 3: Season of the Witch at the Strand Theater here in Connecticut a few years back. read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2019

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 2019. 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 2018. 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!

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Buy / Wait / Rent: January 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 January 2019! read more

‘What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2018’ Prediction Results

January 1st, 2018 was such an exciting time for horror fans! Big projects were being announced, everyone was fired up about the upcoming Halloween movie, and conventions were beginning to announce some incredible guests. Just like The Legendary Criswell, I made a few predictions on that day about what we can expect in the world of horror in 2018, and I promised to revisit my premonitions in December. Well, here we are… so let’s see how I did!

Here is a link to the complete original article if you would like to dig deeper than my abbreviated quotations below.  read more

Steve Dash, Actor Who Played Jason in ‘Friday the 13th Part 2’ Passes Away

We have extremely sad news to pass along today as Steve Dash, the actor who played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2 has passed away. Dash was added to the slasher franchise when Cliff Cudney called upon him to replace Warrington Gillette as the iconic slasher.

Friday the 13th Part 2 was released on April 30, 1981 and kickstarted the Jason Voorhees phenomenon. In this version of the film we were introduced to a grown-up Jason who donned a burlap sack and was out for blood.

Back on December 4th we reported that Dash had posted an update on his health via Facebook where he told fans that he had been suffering from diabetes, blood clots and a bad heart over the past year. read more

‘Ghost Adventures’ New Year’s Marathon Includes the Television Premiere of Zak Bagan’s Documentary ‘Demon House’

A lot of things can scare you on New Year’s eve, but if you are looking for scares of the supernatural variety, The Travel Channel has you covered this holiday season with a two-day Ghost Adventures marathon, and the television premiere of Zak Bagans’ documentary Demon House.  The festivities kick off on Monday, December 31 at 8:00 a.m. , and will feature Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, highlighting some of their most popular and terrifying investigations including: “Manresa Castle,” “Odd Fellows Asylum,” “Grand Canyon Caverns,” “Old Lincoln County Hospital,” “Palace Saloon,” “Kennedy Mine,” “The Titanic Museum,” “Pythian Castle,” “The Slaughter House,” “Nevada State Prison,” “Black Dahlia House,” “Return to Winchester Mystery House,” “Stone Lion Inn,” “The Washoe Club: Final Chapter,” and more. read more

Horror Legend, Steve Dash Updates Fans on Health

Our friend Steve Dash, who played the iconic Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2 posted an update on his health via Facebook. The fan favorite actor stated that he had been suffering from diabetes, blood clots and a bad heart over the past year.  The actor, who many horror fans refer to as “Burlap Sack Jason” due to the iconic costuming in the second installment of the franchise, will be undergoing a procedure to amputate his leg. If you know Steve, you know that one of his passions is golf, and one of the main reasons he is opting for surgery is that he will be able to play again within six to eight weeks after getting a new leg. read more