SyFy Releases First Trailer for George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

For those anxiously awaiting the small-screen adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, SyFy has just provided you with a gift.  The network released the first-look trailer for the anticipated alien-horror series on their YouTube channel….and it sure does look awesome.

Just one day after the news broke that show-runner Daniel Cerone has exited the project, the trailer’s release is a welcome event.  Nightflyers was ordered to series by SyFy back in January, which is when the cast (and Cerone’s involvement) were announced.  However, further details about the series were scarce until now.  The trailer, which can be seen below, provides a brief but powerful glimpse into the horror-themed world of the space odyssey. read more

‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ – Trailer and Release Date Revealed

Before director William Friedkin struck gold in Hollywood with The French Connection in 1971 and then The Exorcist in 1973, he made his bones as a documentary filmmaker in the early 60’s. It should comes as no surprise then that he would return to his roots in documentaries and combine that with something with which his name has become synonymous over the years: exorcism.

See the synopsis of The Devil and Father Amorth below.

Years after he changed the landscape of American filmmaking with 1973’s THE EXORCIST, director, co-writer and legendary storyteller William Friedkin moves from fiction to fact with his new documentary, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH. What began as a brief conversation between Friedkin and Father Gabrielle Amorth – the head Exorcist for the Diocese of Rome for over 30 years – as two professionals who knew of each other’s work soon transformed into an once-in-a- lifetime opportunity, as Amorth agreed Friedkin could film an exorcism ceremony. It would be the ninth exorcism for a painfully afflicted woman, Cristina (a pseudonym), who had already been under Father Amorth’s care – and it would be filmed by Friedkin alone, with no other crew allowed, no light other than the natural light in the room and a small digital camera-and-mic unit that could capture the ritual and
its revelations.

Combining the startling and singular footage from Cristina’s exorcism with interviews from priests and psychologists, neurosurgeons and non-believers, Friedkin guides us on a journey into the twilight world between the boundaries of what we know and what we don’t with a singular and startling guide in the form of the urbane, charming and self-deprecatingly funny Father Amorth, a man who laughs in the face of the Devil both figuratively and literally. Combining Friedkin’s past memories and present observations with archival footage and new interviews – as well as also presenting what may be the only real exorcism ceremony captured on film – THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH is a startling and surprising story of the religion, the ritual and the real-world victims involved in possession and exorcism.

The Devil and Father Amorth is set to open in select theaters on April 20th.  Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more info and in the meantime, check out the trailer below: read more

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

Coming from Variety, series Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed regular cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to return for season eight of American Horror Story.

Bates was unavailable for AHS season seven, titled Cult, during production on the Netflix series Disjointed, which she was the lead character in. As that series has not been renewed, Bates’ schedule was freed up to work on the coming season of AHS.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, “Kathy [Bates] and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do. So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.” read more

Mezco Toyz 15″ Mega Scale ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Sam: The Horror News Network Review

Michael Dougherty’s 2007 horror anthology, Trick ‘r Treat has only grown in popularity in the years since it exploded onto the horror scene. Although the movie was originally released direct-to-video, it has become a steadfast Halloween staple in many horror households and fans of the film are committed to scooping up any related merchandise they can get their hands on. Due to limited availability, original Trick ‘r Treat trinkets have become very valuable in the aftermarket, and difficult for hardcore fans to obtain. Fortunately for us, Mezco Toyz has released an ultra-detailed 15″ vinyl figure of the movie’s popular pumpkin-headed lil’ monster: Sam! read more

Horror Legend Dee Wallace Joins the Cast of ‘3 From Hell’

Horror legend Dee Wallace announced today via Twitter that she just wrapped shooting on Rob Zombie’s latest film, 3 From Hell. Zombie also made the reveal via his Instagram.

As we reported just last week, Rob Zombie announced that 3 From Hell has begun filming. Since the initial announcement, which did not include Sid Haig’s name, who portrayed the terrifying, yet somehow lovable clown Captain Spaulding, Haig has since been confirmed by the director. With Haig on board, the trio from The Devil’s Rejects has official reunited. Just recently veteran actor Austin Stoker was confirmed by Zombie. read more

‘Leprechaun Returns’ Coming to Syfy Network in March of 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a Shamrock Shake…the Leprechaun returns!

According to SyFy Wire, “The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including committing gruesome murder) to track down his stolen pot of gold. The leprechaun menaced Tory Redding (Jennifer Aniston) until he was finally defeated by shooting a four-leaf clover down his throat. Leprechaun Returns finds the leprechaun revived in the modern day when a group of sorority girls unwittingly awaken him while tearing down a cabin to build a new sorority house. The new sequel is written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void).” read more

Arrow Video’s ‘The Cat O’ Nine Tails’ Blu-Ray: The Horror News Network Review

Arrow Video has followed up on their stellar release of Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage with a beautiful restoration of his second giallo thriller, The Cat O’ Nine Tails. While some believe that Cat is evidence that even master directors like Argento aren’t immune from the fabled “sophomore slump,” Arrow’s release lovingly presents the material in a way that highlights all of the excellent qualities of the film and proves its deserved spot among the auteur’s most memorable works. read more

Producer Deon Taylor Announces Snoop Dogg’s Horror Anthology Series ‘The Thrill’

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Producer Deon Taylor (Hidden Empire Film Group) announced that his new television division (Dark Circus) is currently developing Snoop Dogg’s new horror anthology series The Thrill.  

According to the report, “The series centers on a mysterious hotel, The Last Stop Inn, situated on a lonely stretch of foreboding highway, where the unlucky guests who check in each week struggle to understand the supernatural events that unfold during their stay.” read more

Veteran Actor Austin Stoker Joins ‘3 From Hell’

Rob Zombie confirmed today via his Instagram that cult classic actor, Austin Stoker will be joining the cast of 3 From Hell.  The film will be a sequel to Zombie’s 2003 House of 1000 Corpses and the wildly popular 2005 The Devil’s Rejects, which grossed over $20 million worldwide.

Stoker is best known for his role in John Carpenter’s 1976 classic Assault on Precinct 13, and also appeared in Sheba, Baby and Battle for Planet of the Apes.  There’s no word on what his role may be in Zombie’s latest. read more

New Video Showcases Ridley Scott’s Thoughts on ‘The Terror’

AMC recently released a two and a half minute video featuring Ridley Scott discussing The Terror. The video gives us a closer look at the frigid landscape and the social tension aboard the ship as Scott talks about the realism mixed with fiction.

Based on the 2007 novel The Terror by Dan Simmons, the TV series is set in 1847 and chronicles a desperate game of survival as the crew of the HMS Terror becomes trapped in the ice and stalked by a mysterious predator.

AMC hopes that The Terror will help bring viewership back to the network as ratings for the networks staple The Walking Dead continue to tumble. Having industry legend Ridley Scott team up with Television 360, the crew behind hits like Game of Thrones, only enhances the chance of this series becoming another giant for the network. read more