Joss Whedon to Reboot ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ with Monica Owusu-Breen

Buffy’s back! 20th Century Fox Television are reportedly giving the iconic vampire slayer a brand new series, and they’re combining the talents of some of the folks who worked on the original 1997 series along with some promising newcomers to the franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter learned that Joss Whedon, the creator of the original movie and television series, will serve as executive producer on the new project and he is working with Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, TexasAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe) on the script. Whedon and Owusu-Breen previously worked together on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Owusu-Breen will serve as both writer and showrunner of the new Buffy series. Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui, who produced the original Buffy the Vampire Slayermovie, will return to the new series as executive producers. read more

‘Glass’ Trailer Debuts at SDCC… And You Can Watch It Right Now!

Nothing’s worse than sitting at home somewhere outside of San Diego and reading about all of the wonderful things happening at Comic Con and not being able to see any of it. Lucky for us, M. Night Shyamalan threw us a bone and debuted the brand new trailer for Glass simultaneously at his SDCC panel and online!

Glass is the highly anticipated follow-up to both Unbreakable and Split and it features Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy all returning to their previous roles. The trailer opens on a new character played by American Horror Story favorite, Sarah Paulson, and the tension builds from there. You can watch the entire new trailer below: read more

Title Revealed for Season Eight of ‘American Horror Story’

We’ve known for some time now that the eighth season of FX’s American Horror Story would feature a crossover between the Murder House and Coven seasons; but today’s reveal could mean that the upcoming season may focus a little more on Murder House than Coven. The official theme and title for Season Eight has just been announced on the franchise’s official Twitter page, and the apocalypse is upon us!

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SDCC: Purge City Will Help You Prepare for ‘The Purge’

“How do you like to celebrate the holiday” was the question of the day at the Comic-Con offsite activation for the new USA television show, “The Purge.” In spectacular fashion, the show took to advertising by way of renting out an entire local store and turning it into “Purge City” where you can stock up on all of your 28th Amendment needs. Fans could “shop” for their purge needs with Purge Dollars that were given to them as they entered the activation. Sections were arranged for parties, both going out to enjoy the Purge or staying in to survive it. Friendly staff was also on hand to help you choose an appropriate item. See below for some photos of the store. read more

Dynamite Entertainment and Topps are Bringing Back ‘Mars Attacks!’ in October

According to the official press release, Dynamite Entertainment and Topps will once again return to the banned trading cards of the 1960’s, Mars Attacks!,  as writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up for a new series.

Dynamite CEO & Publisher Nick Barrucci stated that he has been anxiously awaiting the new series, saying that “I’ve been waiting to see Dynamite’s take on Mars Attacks! for over a year and I’m so excited with what the creative team has done.  I’ve been a fan ever since the 1962 trading cards and our series really reflects the tone of the original.” read more

SDCC: Elena Kampouris Talks ‘Sacred Lies’

There is a shift in how people are viewing and enjoying genre programming. While we have seen the increase in streaming services over the years, now we are seeing original programming from services like Facebook and You Tube. “Sacred Lies,” the upcoming show premiering on Facebook Watch on July 27, was out at Comic-Con to promote the show with an escape room to take fans into the show and what it means to be part of a cult. “Sacred Lies” is based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale “The Handless Maiden” and Stephanie Oakes’ novel “The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly,” and is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader. This is a Blumhouse Television show that is executive produced by Raelle Tucker of “Supernatural” and “True Blood” fame.  read more

San Diego Comic-Con 2018

This July 19 through July 22, 2018 is Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Also known by its previous name as San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), this is a massive pop-culture convention with attendance in the range of 130,000 attendees annually. The convention is so well attended that it has reached capacity in the San Diego Convention Center and has been moving events to the adjacent hotels, facilities, and the Gaslamp District to create a campus-like setting. Attendees are able to enjoy not just panels and events inside the convention center, but also areas called “activations” or “off sites” that are in coordination with other companies, such as AMC and USA networks and Facebook Live. While this helps to distribute crowds, it also provides a feeling of having something special everywhere you look in the downtown San Diego area. read more

Warner Bros. Releases New Poster Art for ‘The Nun’ at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is finally upon us, which means the big media companies are unveiling all sorts of materials on their upcoming projects to capture the public’s attention. The horror genre is getting even more attention than usual this year with an event called ScareDiego, a platform for upcoming films like It: Chapter Two and The Nun. Attendees were just treated to new exclusive footage of Warner Bros.’ The Nun. The clip hasn’t made it’s way to the web yet, but all of us sitting at home have been given just a taste in the form of new poster art! read more

Sony Moves ‘Slender Man’ Release Date Once Again; Will Now Open on August 10

The trials and tribulations of Sony’s Slender Man have been well-documented by Horror News Network, but just when it looked like the maligned film would disappear from the release schedule entirely, Slender Man has been pushed up two weeks to August 10.

The film will now go head-to-head with another PG-13 horror film debuting on the same date, The Meg.  Screens are at a premium this time of year, so don’t be surprised  if the film gets “limited engagement status” and a minimal screen count. read more

James Wan and Jason Blum to Produce Killer Robot Doll Film ‘M3GAN’

James Wan may be getting a lot of attention for his upcoming DC Universe film Aquaman, but the man best known for scaring people with creepy dolls is back in the saddle with his new project M3GAN (and, you guessed it, it is about a terrifying doll that comes to life).  

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the eve of SDCC 2018, where it was learned that Jason Blum and Wan will begin production of the film this fall.  Wan will not be directing the film and instead, “Gerard Johnstone, who directed the Australian horror movie Housebound, is on board to helm the project, which has a script by Akela Cooper, a writer-supervising producer who has worked on Luke Cage and American Horror Story.”  read more