Freeform Announces ’31 Nights of Halloween’ Programming

Cable channel Freeform recently announced via twitter that they would be expanding their popular 13 Night’s of Halloween to 31 Night’s of Halloween.

Freeform (formally known as ABC Family) has also announced that they will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus during this event, along with a special entitled Decorating Disney: Halloween which will give viewers an inside look at how the Magic Kingdom is transformed for the Halloween season. read more

Universal Studios Orlando Announces ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ for Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Studios Orlando has just announced that Michael Dougherty’s fan favorite Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat will be featured as one of their scare house attractions this season.  Trick ‘r Treat was featured last year as a scare zone, but this is the first time that the property will get the full house treatment.

Trick ‘r Treat will be joining the already announced Stranger Things and Universal’s original Dead Exposure: Patient Zero houses. Halloween Horror Nights will begin on September 14 and run through November 3. read more

More Casting News for ‘It: Chapter 2’

We announced just yesterday that James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) was cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak for It: Chapter 2 joining the cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader as the adult versions of Beverly Marsh, Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier respectively (and of course Bill Skarsgård returning as that fun clown, Pennywise).

Late yesterday afternoon, Variety announced that Andy Bean has been added to the cast to play the adult version of Stanley Uris, the Losers Club’s resident skeptic. Bean was recently in the HBO series Here and Now alongside Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter and also had a role in 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight. read more

‘It: Chapter 2’ Casts James Ransone as Latest Adult Member of the Losers Club

Slowly but surely the adult members of the “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are coming together. Deadline announced this morning that James Ransone has been cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak in the sequel to 2017’s wildly popular It. James Ransone recently finished filming Season 1 of the Hulu series The First with Sean Penn but horror fans may recognize him from Sinister, Sinister 2 and Spike Lee’s 2013 reboot of Oldboy.

Ransone joins a cast that features a returning Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, James McAvoy as adult Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Hader as adult Richie “Beep Beep” Tozier. If they follow the Stephen King novel, the sequel will take place 27 years after the first film with the kids being summoned back to Derry to deal with the returning evil. read more

Netflix, del Toro to Collaborate on Horror Anthology Series ’10 After Midnight’

With Netflix leading the charge, the online streaming services continue to conquer the new entertainment landscape.  According to the folks over at Deadline, Guillermo del Toro, already the creator of the Emmy-winning Netflix animated series DreamWorks Trollhunters, will venture into the live-action world with the network as well.  The network has given the green-light to Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, which represents their first stab at an original horror anthology series.

Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is described as series of del Toro’s original stories, which tows the line between the divine and the devilish.  The show follows a long lineage of similarly-themed projects, which include Ray Bradbury Theatre and The Outer Limits among others.  Del Toro is slated to both write and direct certain episodes, but his hand-prints will be on the entire show.  He will personally select the writers and directors that will work on each episode, which bodes well for many up-and-coming horror collaborators. read more

‘The House That Jack Built’ Trailer Showcases a Deranged Serial Killer

Is The House That Jack Built the new American Psycho? Judge for yourself as Zentropa Productions revealed the official trailer for The House that Jack Built, a film about a serial killer starring Matt Dillon as the lead character Jack.

The story line follows Jack over a span of 12 years as we get to see his descent into madness. Comparing his killings to artwork Jack strives for what would be his ultimate masterpiece. The trailer, which is just over two and a half minutes, shows an unhinged Jack stalking, scaring and punishing his victims. In one scene a broken down motorist, played by Uma Thurman gets picked up by the serial killer and is struck with a car jack in the face. read more

First Look and Release Date for ‘Suspiria’ Reboot

The horror world has been abuzz for a few years now with talk of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria and we now have our first look at Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion as well as a firm release date for the film.

According to Deadline, we’ll be getting a November 2nd theatrical release of the remake by renowned Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name). As to why he’s choosing to remake an already brilliant film, Luca spoke to birthmoviesdeath back in November and had this to say: read more

Margot Kidder Dead at 69

We have some sad news to announce today as Deadline is reporting that Margot Kidder has passed away at her Montana home at 69 years of age. Known to genre fans for such classics as Black Christmas and The Amityville Horror, Kidder

Kidder appeared in over 60 films since her start in the 1968 film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. She was propelled to new heights when she took the role of Lois Lane in the 1978 film Superman. She would go on to reprise that role three more times in the films Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. read more

‘iZombie’ Renewed by The CW for a Fifth Season

Not all the news was bad today for horror fans, as The CW announced via twitter that iZombie has been renewed for a fifth season.

Rose McIver, who portrays the lead character Olivia Moore on the series, was obviously over joyed and also took to twitter to express her gratitude and it looks like a tattoo celebration is in the offing as well.

Thank you all SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! Best fans ever! Look what you did!!! We love you guys and I promise this is worth the effort. And @RahulKohli13 and @malcolmjgoodwin are finally getting their #iZombie tattoos ? pic.twitter.com/k4JkrY7kCf read more

‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Lucifer’ Television Series Canceled by Fox

Today is a dark day for fans of Fox’s supernatural television offerings. The network just announced that The Exorcist has been cancelled after two seasons, and Lucifer has been cancelled after three seasons.

The first season of Jeremy Slater’s The Exorcist was praised heavily by critics and its small-but-active fan base, which led to a Season Two renewal. The second season changed settings and scenarios but maintained the character-driven formula that attracted fans to it in the first place. Unfortunately, the changes weren’t enough to improve viewership. According to Variety, the series “was Fox’s lowest-rated program this year, averaging 1.32 million total viewers and a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demo.” read more