Todd Tucker Talks “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve”

“The Terror of Hallow’s Eve,” a horror movie with a 1980’s vibe and anti-bullying message, will make its world premiere at London’s FrightFest on August 28, 2017. In anticipation of the event, Horror News Network’s Stephanie Shamblin Gray caught up with director Todd Tucker to discuss the true events the film is based on, getting music from John Carpenter, and what’s next for the film.

Stephanie Shamblin Gray: Can you tell us about what happened to you that inspired “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve?” read more

Trailer drops for “Godzilla: Monster Planet”

While my knowledge of anime is highly limited, my love for Godzilla is not, so you can bet your buns I was pretty psyched to find out that the anime arm of Toho Co., Ltd. (who created the legendary king of monsters) is releasing an anime film later this year titled Godzilla: Monster Planet.

The film takes place years into the future in a world run by monsters. The humans must attempt to take Earth back from the ruling creatures which includes the beloved Godzilla; I’m guessing that this will be no easy feat. read more

A24 Releases Creepy New Trailer for ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Judging by the trailers for this fall’s upcoming horror releases, we are in for one heck of a Halloween season! Mother!, Stranger Things Season Two, It, and Jigsaw will all be out before we know it; and A24 just added to the excitement by posting an eerie new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster).

The film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, and Alicia Silverstone; and it promises to be chock full of nail biting suspense and medical horror. The trailer sets a creepy, methodical tone by presenting several sterile establishing shots before bodies start unnaturally flopping to the ground. Based on what we can gather from the elusive trailer, the film seems to focus on a surgeon who is crippling his patients. This one’s gonna be a doozy! read more

Cate Blanchett Enters The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Variety is reporting that Cate Blanchett could soon be signing on to Eli Roth’s adaptation of John Bellairs book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls as neighborhood witch Mrs. Zimmerman. The production, brought to us by Amblin Entertainment and American Mythology Entertainment, has already announced that Jack Black will play the eccentric Uncle Jonathan.

The film is based on the 1973 novel which centers around 10 year-old Lewis Barnavelt. Lewis goes on to visit his uncle in Michigan and starts to unearth a world of creepiness in his Uncle Jonathan’s house.  He uncovers that his uncle is a warlock, which is when the journey takes a turn for the worse. read more

Michael Sheen and David Tennant Cast in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s ‘Good Omens’

Variety is reporting that Michael Sheen (Midnight in Paris, Masters of Sex) and David Tennant (Dr. Who, Jessica Jones) have been cast in the Amazon TV adaptation of the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett collaboration Good Omens.  The 2006 book by Gaiman and the late Pratchett is a genre bending tale full of dry humor, wit, and of course, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

According to the report, “The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, (who are also best friends, in spite of the difficult circumstances and sides that they are on) aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks over Failure to Pay Fair Market Value

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like AMC is getting sued again, and this time The Walking Dead’s original producer Frank Darabont is not the plaintiff!

This time around, the current production team of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert “…maintain AMC has failed to pay fair market value in the license fee for the series because the show is produced by its in-house AMC Studios arm.”   The lawsuit includes the trinity of AMC’s The Walking Dead stable:  The original program, Fear the Walking Dead, and even Talking Dead. read more

‘Annabelle: Creation’: The Horror News Network Review

The first Annabelle film, a spin-off from the critically and financially successful The Conjuring, is an interesting case study.  Like its source material, the first Annabelle film raked in the dough, with $84 million domestically and an unbelievable $257 million worldwide (I guess creepy dolls is the second international language).  Unlike the Conjuring however, the film took a beating on Rotten Tomatoes (finishing up with a score of 29%) and while fans showed up in droves initially, the audience quickly tailed off in the States, and the negative buzz did not bode well for a sequel to the film. In spite of this, Annabelle: Creation is a surprisingly entertaining film that has much more in common with first Conjuring film than its predecessor or last year’s sequel to the Conjuring. read more

Anya Taylor-Joy Looking to Sign on for Robert Eggers ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

Variety is reporting that star of The Witch and Split, Anya Taylor-Joy, will “re-team with director Robert Eggers on his new take on a cinematic classic”, the quintessential vampire film, Nosferatu

Eggers directed the young star in his horrifying debut The Witch, and “… wanted to re-team with Taylor-Joy on the film early in the process, but after she became a bona fide movie star in M. Night Shyamalan’s hit Split, the young actress’ schedule has filled up. She is currently filming Josh Boone’s X-Men film New Mutants and is also signed on for the Split and Unbreakable sequel Glass, which also stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.” 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

‘Annabelle: Creation’ Scares up a Number One Debut at the Box Office

The summer of 2017 has been full of big budget disappointments and smaller films that were not able to capture moviegoer’s interests (and more importantly, ticket purchases).

And when it come to horror films, unlike 2016’s bumper crop of summer hits such as Lights Out, The Conjuring Two, and Don’t Breathe, no genre picture was able to get horror fans into the theater…until now.

Annabelle: Creation easily won the weekend box office with an estimated $36 million dollar take and is poised for a profitable run at the box office, with no worthy competition until the release of Stephen King’s It on September 8th. read more