Fox Unleashes Holy Hell with The Exorcist TV Series

Following in the footsteps of A&E’s Damien and Bates Motel, Fox will unleash holy Hell with The Exorcist TV series this fall.  Based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and the 1973 film adaptation, the series focuses on two priests, Fr. Thomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Fr. Marcus (Ben Daniels), who want to take very different approaches to ridding a family of a demon that possesess their young daughter.

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis stars in a small screen version of the story, which promises to place a greater emphasis on the toll the possession takes on the family.  The pilot was penned by Jeremy Slater ( The Lazarus Effect) and will premiere on Fox on Friday, September 23rd. read more

Killing Floor 2 Could be a Gorehounds Dream

Georgia-based game developer, Tripwire Interactive has announced that the follow-up to their 2009 hit Killing Floor will be coming to PC and PS2 systems on November 18, 2016.

The backdrop of Killing Floor 2 picks up just a month after the original game concluded. This time though, all hope seems lost as the military is nowhere to be found and civilization is in ruin. It is up to the player to eradicate the monsters and help humanity regain control of Europe.

“We really wanted to focus on a few things,” said Creative Director, William Munk “Bullets, blades, and blood”. read more

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Debuts on Netflix and Coming to DVD Again this October

Seminal horror television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker recently debuted on digital streaming service Netflix and will return to dvd this October. Kolchak, starring Darren McGavin as the intrepid investigator of all things that go bump in the night, will be released by Universal on October 11, 2016 and will feature all 20 original one-hour episodes of the 1974-1975 series.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker was the first “monster of the week” style program and was known for McGavin’s signature bumbling enthusiasm (and straw porkpie hat) and a host of guest stars such as Scatman Crothers, Antonio Fargas, Sharon Farrell, Dick Van Patten, Jamie Farr, Larry Linville, Jim Backus and others.   X-Files creator Chris Carter often cites Kolchak: The Night Stalker as the inspiration for his series and recently paid homage to the horror favorite of the 70’s in last season’s “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” as part of the relaunched event series. read more

Sarah Paulson Returns for American Horror Story Season 6

At the Critics Association’s summer press tour this week, Emmy Award winning actress Sarah Paulson confirmed she will be returning for the upcoming season of “American Horror Story.” Paulson has been with the show since the first season and has managed to mesmerize the audience every season slipping into vastly different characters. She recently told Glamour Magazine “I’m not going back to a show, putting on the same outfit that I’ve worn for the last six years…it’s like being reborn every season. From an acting standpoint, nothing can touch that.” read more

Ghostbusters’ Box Office Sinks Plans for Sequel

Due to diminished returns at the box office and dwindling fan interest, it appears that the New Ghostbusters crew will not be getting their promised sequel.  According to Pamela McClintock of the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s failure to generate repeat business, coupled with a weak summer season, has doomed the franchise starter.

McClintok stated that “Sony hardly is alone in suffering from audience rejection of sequels this summer. But film chief Tom Rothman and his team, along with partner Village Roadshow, had high hopes for launching a live-action Ghostbusters “universe.” Now they are preparing for steep losses (think $70 million-plus) and an uncertain future for the franchise.”  Although the “break-even” number for Sony was unofficially set at $300 million, other reporters such as Entertainment Weekly’s Nicole Sperling have gone so far as to say that Ghostbusters needs to gross at least $400 million to break even due to exorbitant marketing costs.  The film currently sits at $180,899,659 world wide, with hardly any more help coming from the international markets and a rapidly shrinking domestic screen count. read more

Dark Horse Comics Announces a New Hellboy Graphic Novel for 2017

Dark Horse Comics announced today that they will be publishing a brand new original graphic novel starring Hellboy in the Spring of 2017.  Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea will be illustrated by Gary Gianni and co-written by Gianni and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

In terms of Hellboy continuity, the story takes place directly after the events of “The Island” and involves ghost ships, pirates, and a mad quest for giant sea creature.  With elements like these in the mix, any Mignola-verse fan is bound to sign on for this journey! read more

Shudder Acquires Japanese Supernatural Horror Film Sadako vs. Kayako

Shudder (the AMC-owned digital horror network) recently acquired the popular Japanese import Sadako vs. Kayako.  For those unfamiliar with the titles characters, the film features a showdown between the demons from Japan’s two most popular ghost franchises: Ringu and Ju-On (known to North American fans as the Ring and The Grudge).  The film is directed by  by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Grotesque).

After the film’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” in September and a brief festival run, Sadako vs. Kayako will stream exclusively on Shudder in late 2016. read more

Savage New Red Band Trailer for Don’t Breathe Released

Don’t you ever judge a book by its cover, or for that matter judge a blind man an easy mark for three teen thugs! “Don’t Breathe,” which barrels into theaters August 26th, appears to teach you crazy kids a thing or two before you decide to invade someone’s home.

The film, stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto as the crew who suffers quite the punishment at the hands of their victim played by Stephen Lang. Lang, a veteran actor who has appeared in “Avatar,” “Tombstone,” and more recently as the sadistic Increase Mather in “Salem,” looks as menacing as any horror antihero we have seen in recent years.   Add this with the direction of Fede Alvaraz, best known for his direction of the “Evil Dead,” remake and you have a trailer which can only be described as twisted.  Have a peek below. read more

Dead Rising Claws Out of the Grave in September

Three Dead Rising games (Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record) will be available for digital download on XBox One and PS4 on September 13th. The release is in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the game, which was released on August of 2006.

The zombie killing franchise is considered one of the most successful in the horror genre. Dead Rising 3, the latest edition of the game, has already sold over 2 million copies.

Capcom has announced that all three titles will allow the characters to use the previously released DLC costumes. In addition, the game will now be able to be played at 60fps (frames per second), which is an upgrade from 30fps in the past games. read more

Soundtrack for Netflix’s Stranger Things Gets a Release Date

The eagerly awaited soundtrack for the smash-hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, has been announced and will be released in two parts by Lakeshore Records; Volume One on August 12th digitally and September 16th on CD and then Volume 2 on August 19th digitally and September 23rd on CD.

The popular show’s score is the brainchild of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, both members of the Austin, Texas synth band S U R V I V E. According to the press release, the directors of Stranger Things were fans of the band and reached out to see if they were available to score their show. Of the show’s unique score, Michael Stein said, “We discussed having a classic tone and feel to the music for the show but being reserved enough that it wasn’t ’80s cheese, while offering a refreshing quality so that felt modern.” read more