Casting News for Netflix’s Stephen King Adaptation of “1922”

While Netflix is currently in production on its adaptation of the King novel ‘Gerald’s Game, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that they have also casted the lead roles for their film based on the novella 1922 from the book ‘Full Dark, No Stars’.

The casting announcement lists Thomas Jane as the lead Wilfred James and Molly Parker (The Road) as his wife Arlette. This adds to the cast that already features Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough. read more

Don’t Breathe Director, Fede Alvarez, May Direct Sony’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Followup

Variety has reported that Sony Pictures may be close to selecting Fede Alvarez, director of the Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe, to direct its followup to 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film will reportedly be based on the novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Based on the tremendous critical and financial success of the grisly Don’t Breathe, it isn’t surprising that Alvarez would be a top contender for taking a crack at this notoriously dark and intense series. read more

Penny Dreadful Series to Continue in Comic Book Format

Titan Comics has announced that they will be publishing a Penny Dreadful comic which is set six months after the ending of the TV show’s final season. The series will be done by Co-Executive Producer Chris King and illustrator Jesús Hervás.

The story focuses on Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) as he struggles with the loss of Vanesa Ives (Eva Green). Before long, Ethan finds himself engaged in battle with other creatures of the night.

“There are a lot of stories left to tell, and there is no one better to tell them than Chris King,” said Penny Dreadful comic editor, Lizzie Kaye. read more

Sarah Paulson’s Lana Winters to Appear in American Horror Story: Roanoke

Ryan Murphy has a surprise for anyone who spent this Halloween wondering to him or herself, “Gee, could American Horror Story: Roanoke get any more messy or convoluted?” In case the jarring transformation of this season from a slow crawling ghost story with some integrity to a Thanksgiving feast of every bad reality show you’ve ever seen wasn’t enough for you, Murphy has announced plans to ramp up the ridiculousness:

Sarah Paulson's ASYLUM ultimate survivor LANA WINTERS returns this season on "AHS: ROANOKE." Happy Halloween! read more

Lucifer Gets Full Season Order Based on Initial Ratings Success

The Hollywood Reporter and other media outlets are reporting that Fox’s Lucifer just received a “back-nine order” for a full second season.

The term “back nine order” is primarily used to indicate that a series has been extended to a full season of 22 episodes, after the first thirteen episodes of a season have been produced.

For any program, this is an excellent sign, but it is especially encouraging for a genre series like Lucifer.  Lucifer (based on Neil Gaiman’s character Lucifer Morningstar from the Sandman comic book series) has been very successful in terms of Neilsen Ratings, pulling in an average of 8 million multi-platform viewers per epiosde this season. read more

Director Doug Liman Promises a Unique Take on DC Comics’ Dark Universe Film

In an interview with IGN, director Doug Liman promised that he would approach his film Dark Universe (formerly Justice League Dark) differently than previous installments in the fledgling DC Extended Universe.  Liman told IGN that “I love those characters, and I love Warner Bros., and I love [producer] Scott Rudin, and it’s — and you know, I get asked to come in and do things that are “unconventional.” If people want conventional, they don’t come to me.”

Liman further reiterated his different approach to the supernatural heroes film stating, “So even if I wanted to be a little bit more conventional, like, the system doesn’t want me to be. But since I do treat every project as a form of a film school, “OK I haven’t done that genre and how am I going to do it and how am I going to do it in a way that no one’s done it before,” so that’s, you know, I haven’t done a comic book film, and that’s — am I going to do it in a new way that’s unlike what anyone else has ever done, and come up with a couple of rules for myself of what we’re not going to do that other people do.” read more

Beloved Horror Host Zacherley Dead at 98

Dread Central broke the news today that John Zacherle (better know by his stage name Zacherley) died yesterday, a day before the semi-annual Chiller Theater Convention that was named for his popular New York area horror television show from the 1960’s.

John Zacherle started out in early televison and radio broadcasting, but his real claim to fame came as the host of Shock Theater for WCAU-TV out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which debuted on October 7, 1957.  Zacherle started out as an undertaker/vampire character named “Roland” before switching to his trademark Zacherley.   read more

Six Spooky Video Games to Revisit This Halloween!

In my experience, I’ve found the biggest fans of Halloween out there to be sentimental types. That would certainly explain the traditions and rituals we all go through to celebrate this fun holiday. For many of us, October is a time for movie traditions. Lists exist all over the web, ranging from six Halloween movies to hundreds of horror films to watch in anticipation and celebration of October 31st. While horror movies and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly, it’s certainly understandable that there are other fans out there who want to celebrate in a slightly different way. For all of those gamers out there looking for a way to get in on the action, let’s take a moment to review some of the greatest horror-themed video games ever created. Some of these games scared the heck out of me as I played them while others simply contain a horror element to them that makes them memorable. If you are inspired by these selections, feel free to dust off an old console or two, pop in a disc, and button mash your way to Halloween scares! read more

Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Released

A trailer for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split has been released. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson. Shyamalan teams up with his production partner on the The Visit Jason Blum. The film is said to return to Shyamalan’s roots, in the vein of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, with an original story that “delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.”

The official synopsis states: While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. read more

Michael Myers and Halloween Franchise Comes to Dead by Daylight

Independent game developers, Starbreeze and Behaviour announced their collaboration with Compass International Pictures on bringing a Halloween Chapter to the multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight.

Set for release on October 25th, the chapter will feature the king of slashers himself, Michael Myers and his hometown, Haddonfield. If that wasn’t enough to get horror fans behind the game, it was also announced that Laurie Strode will be in the game as well.

Dead by Daylight is a multi-player survival horror game where one player takes control of the killer and the other players try to survive. The game was released on June 14, 2016 and has received many rave reviews and currently holds a 7/10 score on the digital gaming distribution platform, Steam. read more