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Buy / Wait / Rent: September 2017 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 September 2017! read more

Eli Roth Directs Commercial for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

Director Eli Roth has filmed a number of horror films, but he’s never filmed a commercial about any of his, and certainly not one about films and television shows he hasn’t directed.

Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood released a 30 second spot by Roth featuring a number of their horror houses from this year’s annual event.  Roth’s commercial features a veritable Halloween feast of classic scenes from the Shining, Saw, and American Horror Story.

Earlier this week, Universal Studios Orlando announced a “best-of” house called “The Horrors of Blumhouse” which will feature a triple threat of Blumhouse studio hits including: The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister. read more

Universal Orlando Announces Scare Zones for Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Including ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ and ‘The Purge’

Universal Studios Orlando have revealed the final “scare zones” for their 2017 version of Halloween Horror Nights including areas based on Trick ‘r Treat and The Purge.  

Universal Orlando’s Blake Braswell described his excitement about the Trick ‘r Treat scare zone, saying that “As a longtime fan of classic horror anthology films, Trick ‘r Treat is a favorite of mine that pays perfect homage to that genre. In this zone, you’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with several characters from the film, and learn for yourself what happens when you don’t follow the rules (of Halloween).” read more

Jonathan Dennison Discusses Cadabra Records

If you are a devoted horror fan and collector out there, you have most likely have heard of Cadabra Records.  The label was created by New York hardcore legend Jonathan Dennison, who played in hardcore bands The Promise, Another Victim, Path of Resistance, and Unholy.  With Cadabra Records, Dennison brings to life the macabre and sometimes more obscure dark-sided classic novels in a spoken word form to vinyl. We recently caught up with man behind Cadabra to discuss his vision and what else horror fans can expect in 2017. read more

Universal Orlando Announces ‘Saw: The Games of Jigsaw’ House for Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Universal Theme Parks announced today that the Saw franchise would be turned into a maze of terror at the annual Halloween Horror Nights Event at Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.

John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights said that “SAW is one of the top grossing horror film franchises, and we’re thrilled that the fan-favorite is making its return to ‘Halloween Horror Nights. ‘SAW: The Games of Jigsaw’ will encompass the greatest collection of traps featured in all eight SAW movies to bring to life the most twisted SAW maze ever produced, and we can’t wait for our fans to relive moments from the films.” read more

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Brings his Extensive Horror Poster Collection to Salem this Fall

The worlds of heavy metal and horror have always gone together perfectly.  Whether it was the original metal band Black Sabbath taking their name from the 1963 film starring Vincent Price, the devilish artwork that graced an Iron Maiden album cover, or the ominous chords of Metallica intoning “the Call of Ktulu”, metal fans are by nature horror fans.

And of course, none are bigger than Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett.  In 2012, Hammett shared his love of horror and his extensive memorabilia collection with the world through his book entitled Too Much Horror Business and he is about to share his collection in  a much more personal way.  read more

Coverage of “Scares That Care Charity Weekend”

Hello all! Our awesome contributor Justine Marcoux hit up Scares That Care Charity Weekend in Virginia and got the amazing coverage you see below (all while rocking and incredible Jamie Lloyd cosplay!)

Here is what Justine had to say about the event:

Scares That Care founder and CEO Joe Ripple and his crew have done it again. Another weekend of frights and delights has come to an end, but for the fighting families selected for help at this year’s Scares That Care event, I’m sure their smiles will be sticking around long after the event is over. read more

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day with a Page from Life of Agony’s Alan Robert’s Beauty of Horror Two

In honor of National Coloring Book Day, Life of Agony’s Alan Robert has provided Horror News Network with a free coloring page from his latest horror-themed coloring book The Beauty of Horror Two: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Book (which will be released on September 12th).

According to the official press release, Robert’s second volume “…continues the journey of everyone’s favorite undead girl, Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing her deadly spell. Ghouliana has secretly sprinkled her haunted ingredients throughout over 80 pages of Robert’s intricate drawings. The Beauty of Horror 2 features a beautifully chilling red-foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2017 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 2017! read more

Universal Orlando Announces ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ House for Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Universal Orlando announced today that Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead would get the Halloween Horror Nights treatment as a featured house for the 2017 event.

According to the official press release, it appears that the creators of the house have a good understanding of what makes the series popular as “The house will feature various locations from the first two seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead and lots of blood. And for those “in the know,” the answer is yes…We’ll be going back to the cabin; with a few other surprises along the way.  This is our blood-soaked, milk-eyed, crass, rock n’ roll amped, chainsaw-wielding felt puppet, love-letter to everyone and everything connected to Ash vs Evil Dead. ” read more