General horror news

IDW’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Graphic Novel Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Favorite Attraction

This September, IDW will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of an attraction that is near and dear to every horror fan’s heart: Disneyland’s home for “999 happy haunts”, the Haunted Mansion!

IDW will publish a brand new 72 page graphic novel by writer Sina Grace (Iceman) and artist Egle Bartolini (Disney Princess Comics) this September, which will feature some of  the world famous characters from Disney’s dark ride, including the ghost host, Madame Leota, the singing busts, the hitchhiking ghosts, and more. read more

New Halloween and T-Rex Stamps Coming Soon from Postal Service

If you are the type of horror fan that still mails bills, letters, and cards the old fashioned way, you’ll be able to do so in style this year with the United States Postal Service’s upcoming Halloween Spooky Silhouette and T-Rex stamps.

According to the official press release from the USPS, the new Halloween stamps will appear in Autumn and “…will offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize this annual celebration. Four stamps feature digital illustrations in which traditional Halloween motifs are rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows. Artist Tyler Lang created the artwork. Art Director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.” read more

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Jason Voorhees ‘Friday the 13th Part III’ Action Figure: The Horror News Network Review

Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective Jason Voorhees figure perfectly captures the iconic slasher from his very first appearance where he sported the signature hockey mask we’ve all grown to both fear and adore. Based on Jason’s clothing, makeup, and instruments of death featured in Friday the 13th Part III, the folks at Mezco have meticulously replicated every detail in such a small scale that it makes their undertaking seem almost impossible. Yet, somehow they did it, utilizing a variety of high quality materials and lifelike textures to bring this beast to life! read more

American Red Cross Partners with 20th Century Fox for ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Slay Day 2019 Blood Drive Event

Have you ever wondered how you can both save a life and express your undying love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the same time? Well, the American Red Cross and 20th Century Fox have got you covered! Introducing Slay Day 2019, a nationwide blood drive tour that’s chock full of Buffy merchandise which kicks off right near the original location for Sunnydale High School!

The official banner for the event features Matt Taylor’s artwork from the new BOOM! Studios series, and an exclusive variant of BOOM! Studios’ sold out Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 will be available as a prize for brave donors. Other rewards include copies of Kiersten White’s novel, Slayer, and Funko Pop vinyl figures. read more

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

Tristan Eaton Creates Massive Universal Classic Monsters Mural on Universal Studios Lot

Universal Studios decided to spruce up their lot with a tribute to several of their all time greats. Nothing says “monster” like a 50×200 foot mural dedicated to the most famous ghouls of all time, and street artist Tristan Eaton has really delivered on the Universal Studios lot! The prolific painter began his journey in mid-January, working from a boom lift nearly 25 feet in the air; and now he’s ready to unveil his work to the public.

The Hollywood Reporter documented Eaton’s work in their latest issue, and they featured several interesting facts about his newest project. Eaton says he went through about 40 cans of spray paint per day as he crafted beautiful testaments to Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Donna Langley, Universal’s film chairperson, said they chose spray paint for the project because the classic monsters, “were the outsiders, outcasts, rebels and outlaws of their time.” For Eaton, the massive image is a labor of love: “I’m working my butt off for this because I love it so much.” read more

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 help 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