General horror news

‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ Added to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood just added a big cherry on top of an already solid horror sundae at both parks for their annual Halloween Horror Nights in the form of a haunted maze based on Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

According to the official press release. the attraction will be “Based on the fourth installment in the classic slasher series created by John Carpenter, the mazes will transport guests to the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night where Myers has escaped Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and is hungry for revenge. This time, he relentlessly stalks his niece Jamie as his next victim, stopping at nothing to kill her.” read more

Trailer for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s New Horror Comedy ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ Debuts

Horror fans are very familiar with the antics of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, primarily through Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and the rest of his “Cornetto Trilogy” (including Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.)

Although Wright doesn’t have any involvement in their latest collaboration, the boarding school horror comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, the trailer seems to include a lot of what fans would expect from the duo.  Pegg and Frost are joined by Michael Sheen and Asa Butterfield in the film, directed by  Crispian Mills (who previously worked with Pegg on 2012’s A Fantastic Fear of Everything).  read more

‘Poltergeist’ House Announced for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Orlando is continuing the 80’s theme at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights Event by adding one of the greatest horror films of the decade in the form of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist.

The official press release teases some of the effects that may be on display in the haunted house including “The face peeling moment …The maggot steak, the giant mantis-like creature, the giant skull in the closet, and the CLOWN…that freaky clown!”

Poltergeist will join the previously announced scare zones and houses based on Stranger ThingsRevenge of Chucky, Trick ‘r Treat, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. read more

Sabrina/Riverdale Crossover Not Planned but New Spin-off Is

Looks like Sabrina won’t be crossing over into Riverdale this fall as series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed at the Television Critics Association on Monday that there are no plans currently for a crossover between the CW show and its upcoming sister series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. However, he did confirm that another spin-off is in the pipeline but was coy with the details.

In the morning of the event, CW president Mark Pedowitz downplayed all rumors of a crossover for the two series and clarified no one from Riverdale would be making a cameo appearance on the Netflix drama. read more

Netflix’s ‘Dark Tourist’ Debuts With 8 Episode Season

Many people plan traditional summer vacations to places like Disney World, Hershey Park, the Jersey Shore, Hollywood, etc.  Most people do not plan visits to lakes made by nuclear blasts, haunted forests, or voodoo rituals, but not everyone is journalist David Farrier.  If you share David’s touring sensibilities, Netflix’s new travel docuseries Dark Tourist may be for you.

Dark Tourist’s eight episode first season is currently available on Netflix and the sites that Farrier visits are filled with both theatrical and real life horrors.  Episode to episode, the subject matters varies greatly.  On one of the episodes, Farrier dines with “vampires” in New Orleans, while in another, he experiences what it is like to cross the US/Mexico border as an illegal immigrant, so the host casts a pretty wide net in terms of the tone of each place he visits. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2018 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 August 2018! read more

SDCC: More Photos from the Show Floor

As the sun sets on 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, we have one last group of photos to share. 

Conventions do an excellent job of connecting celebrities and creators with the fans and helping them find just the right new obsession. As we see in San Diego, the more attendees at an event, the more companies and creators want to join the party. Even if you are not in San Diego, make sure to support and enjoy your local comic and pop-culture conventions. 

Brian Pulido 

Christopher Reda

Famous Monsters/American Gothic Press Team: Jorge Marrero and Holly Interlandi read more

SDCC: Saturday on the Show Floor

You never know who you will run into on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con. Artists, creators, and celebrities can be found around every turn. See photos below for a few of the people we bumped into inside the convention center.

Scout Taylor-Compton and Bill Moseley

Troma Babe, Lloyd Kaufman, Toxie, and Dr. Chuck Tingle

Terry Moore

Eric Powell

Jeff Kaufman

Rob Potchak 

‘Hellboy: Krampusnacht’ Wins Best Single Issue Honors at 2018 Eisner Awards

Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes took home the Best Single Issue/One-Shot Award for their Hellboy: Krampusnacht comic book from Dark Horse Comics at the 2018 Eisner Awards.

This is Mignola’s 13th Eisner Award (which started way back in 1995 with his first Hellboy series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Hughes’ second award (Hughes won Best Cover Artist in 2003).

HNN’s Christine Caprilozzi reviewed Krampusnacht when it was released this past December and said that “Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan” and  “If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly.” read more

History’s ‘Project Blue Book’ Trailer Adds Some Frights to Alien Investigations

The first trailer for the History Channel’s new series Project Blue Book may be “…based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969”, but it also looks to contain some frightening scenes, more in the vein of the The X-Files than Ancient Aliens.

According to the official press release, the scripted drama will star Game of Thrones Aidan Gillen as the real-life “Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, (who) is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called Project Blue Book.” read more