General horror news

American Horror Story House Announced for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando announced via their official blog today that a house based on three different seasons of American Horror Story will be the first of many houses that will make-up Halloween Horror Nights 27.

Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort stated that the AHS House “…will feature brand new content from Season 2: Asylum, Season 3: Coven and Season 6: Roanoke. And to really blow it out, we’re using our largest floor plan—aka our uber-maze—to bring to life the three incredibly detailed seasons.  American Horror Story has some of the most intricate and intimidating characters I’ve ever seen. We’ve worked hard to once again bring this unique anthology to life, recreating the series with every turn of this maze.”

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Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival Brings Some Springtime Horror to Southern California

It would seem that Southern California is getting a bit of Halloween in May this year at the “Blackest of the Black” festival. Glen Danzig is bringing his vision of darkness to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California over Memorial Day weekend. While this location may sound remote, it’s next to Irvine Lake and right around the corner from the City of Orange. DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform on Saturday, May 27 of the “Blackest Of The Black” festival. The two-day event will feature over 20 artists as seen below and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will headline Friday, May 26.

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Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree Announced for CT HorrorFest 2017

The co-founder of CT HorrorFest, Rob Caprilozzi, announced this week that actor Ken Foree will be appearing at this year’s convention.

Caprilozzi stated that, “Ken Foree is a horror movie icon. In his 40 year career, no matter what film he is in, he always manages to stand out.”

Foree is best know to horror fans as Peter from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (and what most fans don’t know is that he also worked with Romero on his Medieval motorcycle cult film Knightriders as well).  Foree also starred in Stuart Gordon’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation From Beyond, playing Bubba Brownlee, a favorite of hard core horror fans of the 1980’s.

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Women in Horror Month: Interview with Erika Sanderson

February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have interviewed Erika Sanderson about her experience as a voice actor for the horror audio drama, “The NoSleep Podcast.” Erika joined the NoSleep team as a narrator and has been a very prolific contributor since then. If you have listened to the show, odds are good you have heard her voice as a child, a demon, a woman with any number of accents, or all of the above. This fantastic actress told us about her experience in the industry and offered some insights into voice acting in the world of horror.

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Guillermo del Toro Confirms that Hellboy Three Will Not Happen

Guillermo del Toro confirmed today via Twitter that Hellboy Three “will not happen” in the future, or ever, for that matter.

The tweet crushed hopes of Hellboy and Mignolaverse fans worldwide, although the posibilities of another sequel to the film was unlikely due to del Toro’s busy schedule and penchant for starting and then cancelling or abandoning projects.

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Dick Warlock Announced for 2017 CT HorrorFest

Dick Warlock, the man behind the Michael Myers mask in Halloween II was just added as a guest for the 2017 CT HorrorFest.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dick Warlock has worked with some of the most well-known names in the business including Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Drew Barrymore and more. He was also Kurt Russell’s personal stunt double for more than 25 years

“Dick Warlock is a true legend in the horror industry,” said CT HorrorFest co-founder Christine Caprilozzi. “No one can forget his take on the masked-killer Michael Myers in Halloween II. I don’t think I have ever felt safe staying overnight in a hospital since seeing that film.”

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Roman Polanski’s Latest Bid to Get Back into the U.S.

One of Hollywood’s favorite, and least favorite, sons is looking to take another shot at getting back into the country that he fled some forty years ago. If you know cinema, and possibly even if you don’t know cinema, you know the story behind Roman Polanski: with 14 Oscar nominations under his belt, including wins for Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, Polanski made the papers in March of 1977 for something other than his marvelous films; he was accused of raping a 13 year old girl at the home of Jack Nicholson.

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Soska Sisters Present Music Videos for Women in Horror Month’s Blood Donation Awareness

As you all know, February is Women in Horror Month! Well the fantastic Soska Sisters sent out a press release today and as usual, they’ve knocked it out of the park. Check it out:

Hey there and happy Valentine’s Day! We wanted to make sure that yours doesn’t suck by releasing a special treat just for you…. and the millions out there that desperately need you to donate blood.

This is Women In Horror Month’s 8th annual celebration. We like to do a little something different and give back in the vein (pun totally intended) of our favorite femme fatales and final girls. We want you to be brave. And bleed for us. Most of us will need blood in our lifetimes and, if not, someone close to us definitely will. There is no substitute for blood. We need you.

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Buy / Wait / Rent: February 2017 Blu-Ray Releases

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. We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to! And now, on to the notable new releases of February 2017:

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Minnesota State Patrol: Don’t Drink & Drive… Watch The Walking Dead Instead!

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is a treacherous time to be out on the road. Drunk drivers could easily turn even the safest driver’s day into a real-life horror movie. The Minnesota State Patrol took to Facebook on January 1st to suggest a better alternative to driving in an unsafe state… watch The Walking Dead:

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