Rob Zombie Releases Full-Length Trailer for ‘3 From Hell’

Rob Zombie has just dropped highly anticipated trailer for 3 From Hell, the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. The film sees the surprising return of Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), after what was seemingly their last hurrah at the end of The Devil’s Rejects.

The trailer shows the return of the Firefly family and seems to pick up right where The Devils Rejects ended. We see shots of the trio being wheeled into a hospital with a newspaper headline claiming Satan had something to do with their recovery. As the trailer progresses we are treated to a sufficient amount of mayhem that are synonymous with Zombie’s films. read more

First Photo for ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ Released as Filming Begins

Director Jason Reitman took to his Instagram to officially announce the commencement of filming on Sony’s Ghostbusters 2020 in Alberta, Canada with a first look photo featuring stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon in character. Reitman appears also in the photo, alongside his father Ivan Reitman who directed the first two Ghostbusters films.

It seems Grace’s familiar specs tease a lineage with Egon Spengler.

Grace, known also for her roles in Captain Marvel and Annbelle Comes Home, will star in the 2020 film along with Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things and 2017’s IT). Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) will play their mother. Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she and the original cast were reprising their roles for the sequel. read more

John Carpenter Takes on The Joker

DC announced today that horror legend John Carpenter will be teaming up with Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) for the 40-page one-shot The Joker: Year of the Villain. Philip Tan and Marc Deering will be the artists bringing to life Carpenter’s foray into the DC Universe.

“The Joker is the greatest villain in comics,” said Carpenter.  “I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project,” as the two have previously collaborated on BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries. read more

‘Mindhunter’ Season Two Premiere Date Confirmed

Prepare to start another Netflix binge in August as the critically acclaimed and fan favorite Mindhunter returns for its second season on August 16th.  EW has confirmed that co-executive producer and director David Fincher recently revealed the upcoming season release date which will see the return of Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv and Holt McCallany. August was previously rumored after co-executive producer Charlize Theron mentioned the date on The Howard Stern Show a few months back.

During a recent interview in The Treatment podcast, Fincher revealed more about the upcoming season as Detectives Holden (Groff) and Tench (McCallany) continue to dig deep into America’s most notorious and gruesome murderers. Season two is set to focus on the horrific Atlanta child murders which took place between 1979-1981. No doubt fans of the show will be tuned in to watch as the pair delve deep into the psyche of more America’s notorious monsters. read more

‘Hail Satan?’: The Horror News Network Review

If you love horror movies, you’ve probably been accused (at one time or another) of being a Satanist.  If you dress in black and listen to heavy metal, punk, or goth, you’ve probably been accused of being a Satanist.  If you grew up in the 1980s and played Dungeons and Dragons, you’ve probably been accused of being a Satanist.  And if you ever wondered why this occurs, Penny Lane’s documentary Hail Satan? clearly identifies the type of mindset that continues to ostracize and judge others based on spurious associations. read more

‘Stranger Things’ Season Three Sets New Netflix Record for Most Watched Program

Netflix executives must feel like they just received a life-time supply of U.S.S. Butterscotch from Scoops Ahoy! because the new season of Stranger Things has shattered all previous records for the company in terms of viewership.

According to an official tweet from Netflix, season three of Stranger Things been watched by 40.7 million household accounts with 18.2 million of those viewers having already binge-watched the entire season.

.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!

40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season. read more

Samuel L. Jackson added to Chris Rock’s Reboot of ‘Saw’

Hold on to those butts, Samuel L. Jackson has been confirmed as a cast member of the newest entry in the Saw franchise confirmed by Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

According to Variety, he said, “We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the ‘Saw’ canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is next level of ‘Saw’ on full tilt.” read more

Sarah Paulson Will Not Return For ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

Just as Vice President Gerald Ford stated when he assumed the office of president for the departing Richard Nixon, Sarah Paulson’s “long national nightmare is over” when it comes to her involvement in FX’s American Horror Story.

According to an exclusive report in Variety, long-time American Horror Story cast member Paulson will not appear in the anthology series’ upcoming ninth season, entitled American Horror Story: 1984.  Paulson has appeared on each and every season up to this point. read more

‘Stranger Things’: Season Three Top 5 Moments

SPOILER ALERT

As one of the many who binged the new season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things over the weekend, I can easily say this season was better than season two.  Not that last season was bad, not at all.  Season three, however, provided a lot more depth to the storytelling. And yes, this includes spoilers.  Those who have watched the entire season know that you can’t recap without major spoilers.

  1. Steve and Robin- While many fans assumed this would be a new love interest for Steve, such was not the case. The chemistry between the two is great. However, after a harrowing encounter with the Russians, Steve and Robin have a heart to heart talk about their feelings.  This is where Robin tells Steve she’s gay.  Anyone who remembers the 1980s knows that this was not a point in time that was friendly to the LGBTQ community.  Robin feeling the need to hide her homosexuality fits right in with the setting of small town 1985 America. Steve’s reaction was perfect and non-judgmental. The friendship between him and Robin, as well as the character of Robin navigating Hawkins, Indiana deserves more exploration in season four.
  1. Girl Power- While past seasons have seen Eleven save the day time and time again, this season saw Max and Nancy assert themselves and drive not only the action, but also the narrative of the story a bit more. The friendship of El and Max was definitely fun to watch. As Eleven grows up, it shows her to be very much acclimating to teenage life. Nancy, on the other hand, had her hands full trying to make an impression at the male dominated local newspaper. Once again, showing that 1985 was a year where women had long standing battles to fight to be taken seriously. With that said, it wasn’t only Eleven and Nancy playing an integral role in saving the world. Suzie assisted to unlock the safe and it was Robin who cracked the Russian’s code.  Let’s also not forget Joyce, who was left on her own yet managed to pull it all together and shut down the re-opening of the portal.
  1. Eleven Loses Her Power- In the finale, we see Eleven completely drained of her powers. While frightening for fans, this was a chance for the rest of the group to all rally and save the human race. I, personally, felt this was a brilliant twist by the Duffers.  Having the group, and the plot, constantly depending on Eleven to save the day would get too predictable. This is a nail biter for fans, leaving them to wonder if Eleven’s powers will return in season four, or will we see Eleven have to adjust to NOT having them.
  1. The Redemption of Billy- Let’s be honest here, Billy Hargrove has never been a likable character. However, last season we saw a bit of his home life, which tried to explain some of his dysfunction and erratic behavior.  This was a small detour last year and season two ended with Billy still being just the town bully… and Mrs. Wheeler’s crush.  The mind flayer taking over Billy made sense because of his physical build and violent tendencies.  What most fans did not expect was to see the emotional rollercoaster, which Dacre Montgomery did a tremendous job of portraying. Whether it was his breakdown on the sauna, or Eleven’s trip through his broken childhood, Billy had quite the journey this season. At the end of the day, it was Billy who came through and saved Eleven. The Duffer brothers surprised us with the emotional depth and humanity of Billy’s last moments.
  1. Hopper- Grab your tissues! The shocking conclusion saw the explosion at the mall and the “death” of Hopper. If the anguish of Joyce and Eleven, both incredibly well played by Winona Ryder and Millie Bobbi Brown, doesn’t make you teary-eyed, then you may need to check your heart. If you waited and watched the ending credits, however, you saw the Russian prison where the guard made reference to an American. We never actually see Hopper’s body. Does this leave the door open for Hopper to still be out there somewhere?  Is this a cliffhanger for fans to hang on?  Either way, in a finale full of slime, gore, and action, the Duffers tie it all back together with the relationships that bond the group together.

So, with Hopper possibly gone and the Byers moving, Stranger Things third season leaves a lot of unanswered questions as to how and where it will pick up next season. Will Eleven get her power back? How will the show deal with the Byers moving out of Hawkins? What are the Russians planning to do with the Demogorgon? Will we see more of Dustin and Suzie together? With the kids slowly becoming adults and the mind-flayer still out there, I’m sure there will be no shortage of material for next year’s Stranger Things binge. read more

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Takes Fourth, ‘Midsommar’ Shines Bright in Sixth Place at Weekend Box Office

With a glut of horror releases (let alone all of the releases) this summer, it has been hard for any film to sustain momentum at the box office.  This weekend was no different with a film predicted to dominate the box office (Annabelle Comes Homes) falling short of expectations and a new entry (Midsommar) further adding to the logjam at your local cinema.

WB’s Annabelle Comes Home dropped into fourth place with an estimated $9.8 million, dipping  an expected 52% in its second weekend. The film’s domestic total now stands at $50 million, which is certainly good for any horror film, but the figure is below Conjuringverse expectations.  Annabelle Comes Home currently ranks third in the Annabelle series, $34 million out of second place. Internationally, the film is performing better and added over $20 million overseas for a total of $85 million, which equates to a worldwide total of $135 million.  Again, these numbers are admirable for a horror film, but with increased horror competition next week, expect Annabelle Comes Home to remain in 3rd place in what has become the most profitable series of horror films of all time (and be sure to check out our review right here). read more