General horror news

WiHM: An Interview with Shriekfest Founder Denise Gossett

Continuing our coverage for Women in Horror Month, we caught up with Shriekfest’s Denise Gossett. Denise is the Founder and Director of Shriekfest, a horror film festival and screenplay competition in Los Angeles that is now in its 18th year. Denise talks to us about her life in horror and her decision to start the festival.

 Stephanie Shamblin Gray: Have you always been a fan of horror?

Denise Gossett: I have!  Horror films were the only rated “R” films my parents would let me and my brother watch. Weird, I know…so, we took full advantage! read more

Shooting Location for ‘Friday the 13th’ to Offer Sleepaway Camp to the Highest Bidder

So you think you’re the biggest Friday the 13th fan, huh? You’ve got all of the movies on blu-ray, you’ve had your picture taken with all of the actors who’ve ever played Jason… but have you ever spent the night at the legendary Camp Crystal Lake? Pretty soon, a few lucky (and wealthy) fans will be able to answer “yes” to that question!

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, the original shooting location for 1980’s Friday the 13th, will soon be opening its gates to fans of the franchise in an unprecedented manner. The Warren County, New Jersey campground is typically off-limits to the general public due to the fact that it is owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. The organization has periodically offered tours of the hallowed grounds as fundraisers in recent years, but they plan to up the ante with an all-nighter for the first time ever this spring! The only problem is, it will end up costing you an arm and a leg (and who wants to hear that phrase when Jason Voorhees is within earshot!?). However, you don’t need to feel too guilty about making such a purchase, because all proceeds will go towards preserving the camp for the enjoyment of future generations of scouts. read more

‘Hungry Ghosts’ Co-Writer Joel Rose: The Horror News Network Interview

When the Berger Books imprint was announced last February, many long-time Vertigo Comics fans were naturally excited at the prospect of being able to enjoy a whole new set of original and edgy stories, all under the guidance of Karen Berger.  The first series from the imprint (in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics), Hungry Ghosts, is no exception, although many fans were surprised to see the name of celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain on the cover.

Horror News Network was excited to get a chance to interview co-writer Joel Rose about his new series, his work with Bourdain, and being reunited with Berger. read more

WiHM: Interview with Scream Queen Laura Ortiz

As part of Horror News Network’s Women in Horror Month coverage, HNN’s Larry Dwyer was able to chat with scream queen Laura Ortiz about her work in the world of horror. Laura’s resume includes 2006’ The Hills Have Eyes, Chillerama, Holliston, Victor Crowley and a tiny film called Guardians of the Galaxy. Larry and Laura discussed how she got started in the business and then Larry gets corrected on the proper way to spell Colombia – whoops! Enjoy!

Horror News Network: Hi Laura! First of all, thanks so much for letting our readers get a glimpse into your career and huge congratulations on your recent wedding!  read more

Teaser Trailer Drops for YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai”

No, it’s not horror. Hell, it’s not even in the vicinity of it…but I am a huge sucker for nostalgia and not much hits me harder in the feels than a little Daniel-san and Johnny Lawrence Karate Kid-style beef!

This past summer, YouTube Red announced that a show was in the works for their streaming channel that featured William Zabka and Ralph Macchio back in their roles oh Johnny and Daniel in a show aptly titled Cobra Kai. The show would feature a down on his luck Johnny re-opening the legendary Cobra Kai dojo 30 years after it closed down when he lost to Daniel and his sensei John Kreese was disgraced at the tournament. read more

FANGORIA Magazine Set to Return in Time for Halloween

Once the reigning king of horror rags, Fangoria hasn’t delivered a print magazine since October 2015’s issue #344. Every kid who was into horror from the 80’s on, grew up with clippings and torn-out pages of Fango on their walls; you couldn’t even see the paint on my walls in between all of those colorful pages of gore (and Slayer posters, of course).

Well, long-time Fangoria managing editor Mike Gingold posted a rather interesting video of a copy of Fango being delivered through a mailslot with the simple tagline, “exciting news will be coming soon…” read more

‘Psycho’ Actor John Gavin Dies at Age 86

Hollywood veteran John Gavin passed away on February 9th at the age of 86 in Beverly Hills, CA., due to complications from pneumonia after battling leukemia.

Gavin landed his first role as Johnny Hutchins in the 1956 film, Behind the High Wall.

He is best known for his performances in Imitation of Life, Spartacus, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Horror fans best remember Gavin for his portrayal of Sam Loomis in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  Of that role, he later claimed that he was “terribly disturbed” by the amount of violence and sex that was in Psycho. read more

WiHM: An Interview with CT Horrorfest Co-Founder Christine Caprilozzi

As part of our Women in Horror Month coverage, we caught up with our very own Christine Caprilozzi. Christine is not just a Senior Editor here at Horror News Network, but also the co-founder and Lead Organizer of CT HorrorFest. For readers outside of New England, CT HorrorFest is a Connecticut-based horror convention that began in 2014 and has continued to grow each year both in attendance and in events offered. What began with celebrities and vendors now includes panels, a costume contest, and screenings. Read on to hear Christine’s thoughts on being a horror fan as well as a horror entrepreneur. read more

Super Bowl TV Spot Arrives for ‘A Quiet Place’

In case you weren’t glued to your TV during the Super Bowl, you may have missed the latest teaser for John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place co-starring Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt.

The haunting thirty-second trailer looks promising for horror fans as it follows a family hiding from an unseen evil that stalks its prey by sound.  In the post-apocalyptic setting, the family must remain silent at all times in order to survive.

Krasinski and Blunt are joined by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds as the couple’s children.  The movie, also directed by Krasinski, will premiere at The South by Southwest Film Festival as their opening night feature on March 9th. read more

Women in Horror Month Spotlight on Mary Shelley

While kicking off Women in Horror Month, I would feel a bit remiss if I did not to recognize the contributions of the most influential women in horror history, Mary Shelley.  2018 marks the 200th anniversary of her iconic masterpiece Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Released in January of 1818, the book tells the tale of resurrecting the dead by the use of electricity.  When first published, the author was listed as “Anonymous,” with most people assuming it was Percy Shelley, Mary’s husband, who penned the book. Most felt this assumption was due to the fact that he wrote the introduction. Although, in 19th century Europe, who would have thought a young woman’s imaginative tale would influence an entire genre in such a historical way.  To celebrate Mary, below are five facts you should know about this pioneering woman of horror and her masterpiece. read more