Travel Channel Acquires Josh Gates’ ‘Destination Truth’

Fans of “the real-life Indiana Jones” Josh Gates will be pleased to hear that the Travel Channel has recently acquired Gates’ original monster hunting series Destination Truth.  

Those who are familiar with Gates’ current Travel Channel hit, Expedition Unknown, will get to see the original series (which aired on Syfy from 2007 to 2012) which up to now has only been available as an expensive download or low quality DVD release of the first season.

Gates is excited that the series that made him famous is now available to all viewers and describes the series as “… some of my most unusual, thrilling, weird, and often hilarious travel adventures.  It’s all about real investigations of fascinating mysteries – from sightings of cryptozoological creatures to otherworldly phenomena, we point our compass toward the unexplained. It’s a wild ride, and the truth, as they say, is out there.” read more

AMC Introduces Fear The Walking Dead Season Three Antagonist Through 80’s Style Infomercial

AMC has released a 1980’s style infomercial that introduces viewers to Fear the Walking Dead Season Three’s villain Russell Otto (portrayed by Dayton Callie).

The video profiles the “…founders of a survivalist organization who prepared for the fall of democracy, but didn’t anticipate the rise of the dead.”

Fear the Walking Dead returns this weekend (June 4th at 9:00 p.m.) with two back-to-back episodes and  according to the official press release “The first half of the AMC Studios production will consist of eight episodes airing over six weeks, with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday 4 June and a mid-season finale of two back-to-back episodes airing on 9 July.”  The series will return for its second half in late August or September. read more

“Tales from the Crypt” Reboot; Hate to Say We Told You So But…

Back in February, the interwebz, and a lot of our fellow horror news sites, went ga-ga over the release of a “new trailer” for what many hoped to be the triumphant return of the Tales from the Crypt anthology series that we all loved in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

As cool as the trailer looked, we decided to do a little digging before posting it up and claiming that all was soon to be right with the world of television-based anthology horror (see our original story by clicking here). Unfortunately, it appears that our hesitation was not in vein as TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that the reboot is all but dead. read more

Frank Miller’s Sin City Being Brought to Television by The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara

Deadline is reporting that Glen Mazzara (show runner for early seasons of the Walking Dead) will be writing and producing a new television series based on Frank Miller’s Sin City.

Mazzara is joined by “Underworld helmer Len Wiseman, whose TV credits include Sleepy Hollow and Lucifer, will direct. Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) will oversee and produce with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.”

The program will reportedly “… be a far departure from the films, introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.”   It is unclear if the series will follow the cinematic style of the films or the artwork of the comic at this time, or if it will go in a more realistic direction. read more

AMC Developing Series Based on NOS4A2

Fans of the supernatural horror thriller NOS4A2 may soon see the pages of the popular novel come to life on the small screen.  According to Deadline, AMC has opened writers’ rooms for three projects being earmarked for straight-to-series orders and the book by Joe Hill is reportedly one of them. Fear the Walking Dead‘s Jami O’Brien has been tapped to executive produce the series, who will also employ Hill in the same capacity.  Though no further details have been provided, this is a positive sign for those awaiting an adaptation of the 2013 best-seller. read more

‘Joe Golem’ Writer Christopher Golden: The Horror News Network Interview

Christopher Golden is well-known to fans of horror comics and novels.  He has worked with Mike Mignola on several projects including prose adaptations of Hellboy and other characters such as Captain Baltimore and Joe Golem that started on the written page and have since received second leases on life in the form of comic series from Dark Horse. He has also worked on a wide variety of popular television and film properties writing novels based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sons of Anarchy, and Alien just to name a few. Horror News Network was able to recently conduct an interview with Golden and discussed his current series Joe Golem: The Outer Dark, his latest novel Ararat, and a “small project” he is involved in called Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: June 2017 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of June 2017! read more

“Godzilla vs. Kong” Lands Horror Director Adam Wingard

Horror fans rejoice as we get a win for the good guy: Deadline has announced that Adam Wingard has been tapped to direct the next collaboration between Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment: Godzilla vs. Kong. Horror fans are definitely familiar with Wingard’s works which include You’re Next, V/H/S and A Horrible Way to Die.

The “MosterVerse” collaboration, as it has been called, kicked off with 2014’s Godzilla and was followed by the huge Kong: Skull Island earlier this year. Next up will be Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 followed by Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong in May of 2020. Godzilla: King of Monsters is currently in production and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown. read more

Universal Reportedly Wants Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson for ‘Dark Universe’ Franchise

Have you ever wanted to see Angelina Jolie as the Bride of Frankenstein, or Dwayne Johnson as the Wolf Man? Well, you may be in luck! The Hollywood Reporter recently crunched the numbers needed for Universal’s upcoming The Mummy to be considered a success (a $40 million domestic opening weekend, for starters). In their report, they state that, if all goes well, the studio is currently eyeing the two megastars for future installments in the franchise. 

The studio has reportedly wanted Angelina Jolie for quite a while to play the titular role in Bill Condon’s upcoming Bride of Frankenstein. However, formal negotiations have not yet begun. This is likely due to the fact that Jolie commands a hefty fee and the studio isn’t quite sure if their action-fueled reboots of their silver screen classics will become financial hits. read more

Tristan Roache-Turner Talks Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead

In 2014, Aussie film makers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner of Guerilla Films, unleashed the horror flick, Wyrmwood. The movie, which proved to be a masterful mix of blood, gore and comedy, had critics describing the film as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead.
 
Earlier this month, we reported on the release of the minute trailer which continues Wyrmwood, Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead.  We recently caught up with Tristan Roache-Turne to get the gory details on what horror fans can expect from this highly anticipated new series. read more