Tremors TV Series Announces New Cast Member

The Tremors franchise continues to roll.  With an early 2018 release for the sixth installment in the film series, Syfy’s upcoming Tremors television series is making news as well.  According to Deadline, the show (which will star Hollywood heavyweight and film veteran Kevin Bacon) has signed on John Ellison Conlee (Medium, Boardwalk Empire) to the cast.  He will join a project that already features Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Toks Olagundoye (Castle) and, of course, Bacon.

Conlee will play Harlan Maylor, who is the best friend of Valentine McKee (Bacon) and his closest ally in the battle against the mutant sand creatures.  Living a healthy and positive lifestyle, Harlan will be a productive counter-balance to McKee’s alcoholic haze of guns and depression as they risk their lives to secure the town of Perfection Valley, Nevada from the killer worms.  Conlee brings a background of theater acting to the show as well, having starred on Broadway in the stage productions of The Full Monty and 1776, among others.  SyFy is really classing up this horror-comedy franchise! read more

CBS Releases Star-Studded Trailer for ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special’

What do Michael Jackson, Jim Parsons, Lucy Liu, and jack-o-lanterns all have in common? With today’s announcement, it turns out the answer to that question is, “quite a lot!” CBS will be airing a show entitled, Michael Jackson’s Halloween Special on October 27th. The show is a CGI special for children which is centered around the music and visual themes of Michael Jackson’s work. While music from Thriller seems to be all but guaranteed considering it’s a Halloween special; the network released a trailer today which suggests that numerous periods of Jackson’s prolific career will be featured on the show. read more

‘Frankenstein, Alive, Alive’ to Conclude 10 Months After Wrightson’s Passing

Bittersweet news was announced today by IDW regarding “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive.” Started back in 2012, the four-issue series was a long-term effort by writer Steve Niles and artist Bernie Wrightson. The first two books in the series were published in 2012, but the third book did not appear until 2014. With Niles and Wrightson together, two greats in the industry and both awardees of the ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Achievement Awards, this was a book the fans adored even though the wait for each issue grew longer. When Wrightson died on March 18, 2017, it was believed that this series would not be concluded. However, publisher IDW announced today that the fourth and concluding issue of “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive” would be released in January 2018. read more

Freddy Krueger Being Added to ‘Dead by Daylight’

Yesterday, Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios released the trailer for an upcoming chapter of Dead by Daylight called “Don’t Fall Asleep.” While the trailer does not show Freddy himself, rumors have been circulating around the internet.  The speculation is that some data was leaked and certain sound effects surfaced that would indicate that the iconic 80’s slasher would be appearing. One sound effect even has a child humming the “One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You” song. read more

‘Victor Crowley’- Horror News Network Review

In September of 2007, writer/director Adam Green gave horror fans plenty of reasons to “stay out of the swamp” with the release of his cult classic Hatchet. Following it up with Hatchet II and Hatchet III, Green kept slasher Victor Crowley busy and horror fans terrified and amused all at the same timeFor the tenth anniversary celebration of the Hatchet, Green released one of the biggest secrets in the genre, a new chapter in the franchise with Victor Crowley.

Released by Green’s ArieScope in association with Dark Sky Films, Victor Crowley has been touring the country in limited release.  Last night’s stop was in Seymour, CT presented by CT Cult Classics. The crowd was pumped, but would this be just more of the same?  While it did mix the gore with the dark humor fans expect, Victor Crowley definitely earns its way not only in the Hatchet series, but also as a standalone horror film.  Not many sequels or reboots manage to win bragging rights to that claim. read more

‘Spooked’ Podcast: The Horror News Network Review

You might be lulled into a relaxed state of mind when the beat of its opening song comes on, but trust me – you will be wide-eyed and on high alert when listening to some of the frightening stories told on Spooked, a new podcast from Snap Judgement and WNYC Studios.

I’ve always loved a good ghost story, especially during the cool fall weather. It just makes stepping into the warmth of my house, and my bed when I go to sleep all the more pleasant and comforting (especially when compared to the experiences of the people featured on this podcast). read more

‘Happy Death Day’ Celebrates Box Office Victory

Universal’s Happy Death Day “blew out the candles” on their competition this weekend, finishing with the top spot at the box office.

The Pg-13 horror version of Groundhog Day attracted a teen audience drawn in by the young cast and fairly positive reviews (the film scored a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) to take the title this weekend with an estimated $26.5 million, and it has the chance to add more next weekend as film-goers search for more scares in the month of October.  The film’s budget came in under $5 million, so it is all gravy at this point forward for Universal. read more

‘The Babysitter’ – The Horror News Network Review

Fresh to Netflix this week is The Babysitter from the minds of McG and Brian Duffield.  While the film is a really fun watch, it at times does give a little wink and nod to the holiday classic Home Alone. Don’t be fooled though, The Babysitter is more than a slapstick romp.

At the heart of this film is a 14-year-old underdog named Cole, who is played brilliantly by Judah Lewis. The script taps into the audience’s adult memories of being a socially awkward kid and finding comfort with the incredibly fun and exciting older babysitter.  In the film, said babysitter, Bee, is just that.   Everything, especially for a young boy, a kid can dream of.  Bee, played by Samara Weaving, is beautiful, funny and always has Cole’s back, or so he thinks. read more

Netflix Releases Final Trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two to Celebrate Friday the 13th

There’s nothing spookier than a Friday the 13th in October! It only happens once every several years; but when it does, corporate promotional departments are always ready to take advantage of the extra spooky date. I vividly remember picking up Mortal Kombat 3 for Super Nintendo on “Mortal Friday” the 13th, 1995. This October’s Friday the 13th comes merely a fortnight before Stranger Things Season Two debuts on Netflix, and the streaming studio chose the day to debut its final trailer for the highly-anticipated show. read more

‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel Gets New Writer at Warner Bros.

This just in from Deadline, Mike Vukadinovich has been selected to rewrite the script for Beetlejuice 2 at Warner Bros., a project that has been gestating since September 2011.

Vukadinovich is known for his recent film titled Rememory that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year. Based an original screenplay written by Vukadinovich, that film stars Peter Dinklage and Julie Ormond.

Producers for the new movie are reported to be Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. read more