Actor/Musician David Liebe Hart on His Art & on Meeting Aliens, Ghosts and Bigfoot: The HNN Interview

Interview & Article by Nick Banks & John Evans

David Liebe Hart, the unique entertainer who rose to stardom through his appearances on Cartoon Network’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, is a busy man. It’s no wonder that Hart is one of Tim Heidecker’s and Eric Wareheim’s go-to guys: He is known for his quirky and unusual bits on both shows which explore puppets, aliens, ghosts, and positive messages for children… all through song and choreographed skits. Although he is not always a polished performer, fans are attracted to the raw nature of his delivery and his earnestness. On Awesome Show, David sings about anything from “the importance of staying in school and saying focused,” to how to greet an alien. On Check It Out!, David plays a more exaggerated version of himself who often helps Dr. Brule (John C. Reilly) to have a greater understanding of the supernatural and extraterrestrial world through the use of puppets and songs. read more

Space Goat to Deliver The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen in 2017

Summer of 2017 will see the release of Space Goat’s comic take on Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling.  The iconic werewolf movie, which starred one of the genres most legendary actresses, Dee Wallace, also featured John Carradine, Belinda Balaski and Robert Picardo. The film has remained a beloved staple of the werewolf sub-genre over the last three decades.

Penned by best-selling author and Blizzard Entertainment veteran, Micky Neilson, the comic series The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen will be a four-part mini-series and pick where the 1981 film left off.  Given the fact six sequels followed, only time will tell where Neilson takes the story line as he is no stranger to the darker side of writing. With outings such as The Turning, as well as his work in the Warcraft series, expectations are high for horror comic fans.  Art for the series will be supplied by Jason Johnson known for his work on Image’s Wetworks series and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairytales Presents: Godstorm. read more

James Wan Casts Longtime Collaborator Patrick Wilson in Aquaman

James Wan has great news for fans of his horror films. Patrick Wilson will play Ocean Master, Aquaman’s evil half-brother in Wan’s new Aquaman film.

Wan and Wilson have collaborated extensively in the past. Wilson has starring roles in both the Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Wan has often praised his work in interviews. In fact, James Wan once said that if he ever had the chance to direct a Batman movie, Patrick Wilson would be his first choice to play the caped crusader. Casting Wilson in this DC Universe role is pretty darn close to fulfilling that dream! read more

Stranger Things Represents the Horror Genre with Golden Globe Awards Nominations

Horror movies and television shows aren’t often represented during end of year awards seasons. Oftentimes, the content of the horror genre doesn’t fit the narrow set of qualities that judges look for when selecting the winners of their most prestigious awards.

Enter Stranger Things, the Netflix 80’s throwback that took the television-viewing nation by storm this summer! From the minds of the Duffer Brothers, the show blended a perfect mix of monsters, horror, science fiction and action, with clever homages to 1980’s filmmaking sprinkled throughout. As fans spent the summer falling in love with its characters and its contagious nostalgia, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press were considering the series for some Golden Globe Awards. Stranger Things has been nominated for “Best Television Series- Drama,” and Winona Ryder has been nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama.” After starring in such spooky hits as Beetlejuice and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Ryder has not been as active in the world of acting in recent years. She chose an excellent project to return with, and her hard work and talent is being recognized by fans and critics alike. read more

The Walking Dead Season Seven Mid-Season Review

If The Walking Dead’s Season Seven tag-line was “We’re just Getting Started”, my question is: when is this season going to actually start?

After a brutal first episode (and an even longer “Who Shot J.R.?” cliff hanger to end season six), I thought that the show would begin doing what in the past it did best: making viewers feel connected to Rick Grimes’ “band of brothers” and bringing real drama into the lives of the survivors that allowed for character development and real (not contrived) drama.  So far, this season has been one long first episode, hitting the same notes that were abundantly displayed in Season Six’s final episode and this season’s first.    read more

The Exorcist: The Series “162” Episode Review

“162,” the penultimate episode of the first season of Fox’s The Exorcist, continues the series’ tradition of captivating and meaningful storytelling, all while ramping up suspense levels to unprecedented heights as it barrels towards next week’s finale.

Episode Eight featured the surprising deaths of Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) and Chris MacNeil (Sharon Gless). Episode Nine increases the body count by killing off fan favorites Lester and Cherry Rego (Ken Marks and Keira Naughton), Mother Bernadette (Deanna Dunagan), and the entire Convent of Our Lady of Mercy. While this is an incredible loss of characters who have all contributed towards the unique atmosphere of the show, it’s clear that the showmakers are serious about increasing the odds as the story progresses. Captain Howdy (Robert Emmet Lunney) has achieved integration with Angela Rance (Geena Davis), and there had to be serious consequences for it to mean anything. The expression on Father Marcus’ face as he takes in all of this death says it all: there’s no going back at this point. Anything less would have caused the viewers to seriously question one of the following scenes where Marcus pistol whips and nearly drowns Brother Simon (Francis Guinan). The show seems very aware that it can’t raise the stakes without raising the consequences. Suddenly, none of the cast feel safe anymore. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that Fox has not yet committed to renewing the series for Season Two. Maybe Jeremy Slater, the show’s creator, doesn’t want to hold back on telling his story in case the first season is all he gets to tell it. read more

Warner Bros. Reintroduces Little Shop of Horrors to A New Generation

Warner Bros. has enlisted director Greg Berlanti and writer Matthew Robinson to bring Little Shop of Horrors, the campy classic about a carnivorous plant with an insatiable hunger, back to the big screen. This brand-new musical adaptation of the 1960 low-budget Roger Corman black-comedy, horror movie will reintroduce the story of a meek flower shop worker that brings a persuasive, talking plant back to life only to discover that it craves human flesh, forcing him to kill to keep it alive.

Berlanti is the executive producer responsible for the CW’s many hit DC Superheroes-based TV shows, such as The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow. Robinson wrote the script for the 2009 Ricky Gervais film, The Invention of Lying. Warners’ Niija Kuykendall will oversee the project for the studio. read more

Legendary “Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine to Tackle “Man-Thing” for Marvel Comics!

Marvel comics and legendary children’s/horror author R.L. Stine have announced that they have joined forces to launch a five-part series reviving Marvel’s “Man-Thing”. Although Marvel offered Stine a few characters to work with, it was his affinity for swamp creatures that made him decide on “Man-Thing”.

Known for his hugely popular “Goosebumps” titles, Stine told the New York Times that he first aspired to be a comic artist at a young age. “I started doing these little comic books in the fourth grade”, he told the Times, but he quickly realized he had no talent for illustration; “I was terrible,” he said. “I had no choice but to be a writer.” read more

Jason Voorhees’ Biggest Foe to be a Playable Character in “Friday the 13th: The Game”

If you’ve seen Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, you know that Jason Voorhees was dispatched by Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman). If you’ve seen that, we’re guessing that you’ve also seen Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and are aware that Tommy is also responsible for resurrecting Mr. Voorhees.

Much to the delight of horror and gaming fans, Gun Media released a new trailer showing that Tommy Jarvis will be a playable character in the much-anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game. read more

Cloverfield Spin-Off Officially Announced for October 2017

Deadline broke the somewhat confusing announcement that the film God Particle has been dropped from Paramount’s 2017 schedule and has been replaced with the title “New Cloverfield film”.

Rumors have persisted for quite sometime that God Particle was a film that took place in the Cloverfield Universe.  Whether God Particle was a direct sequel or a related story such as 10 Cloverfield Lane has not been determined to this day.  Bad Robot is famous for “the veil of secrecy” surrounding their projects, so this move  (and the lack of information about the film) is not surprising to anyone.  The only information anyone has to go on at this time is that the film will be directed by Julius Onah  and star David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd. Deadline reports that the film”focuses on a group of astronauts aboard an international space station who make a shocking discovery and must fight for their survival.”   read more