The Disappointments Room Ghostly Trailer Debuts

Relativity Pictures released the first trailer for the upcoming Kate Beckinsale thriller The Disappointments Room today.  The film also stars  Lucas Till (X-Men Apocalypse), Gerald McRaney (House of Cards) and Michela Conlin (Bones) and will be released in theaters nationwide on September 9th, 2016.

The film centers on typical “don’t open that locked room” horror motifs and Kevin Polowy of Yahoo! Movies uncovered the meaning behind the film’s title, stating that “Historically, the film’s title refers to rooms that families in the 19th century would use to hide children with disabilities, which might provide some clues to what poor Dana (Beckinsale) and clan will be contending with once she unlocks it.” read more

Showtime to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Dexter with Fan Picked Marathon

In celebration of it’s 10th anniversary, Showtime is asking fans to vote for their favorite episodes of Dexter, the top ten of which will be featured in an on-air marathon October 1st. The acclaimed serial killer series premiered on Showtime October 1, 2006 and spawned eight seasons. The drama centered around the life of Dexter Morgan, a blood-splatter expert for Miami Metro police by day and serial killer, with his own sense of morality, by night.

The cast included Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Aimee Garcia, Desmond Harrington, Erik King, C.S. Lee, Geoff Pierson, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas and James Remar. Over the course of it’s run, the series earned a Peabody Award, along with 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations. Michael C. Hall won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for his role as Dexter. The Writers Guild of America named it one of the best written series of all time. read more

Don’t Breathe Positioned to End Suicide Squad’s Box Office Run at Number One

The late summer, buzz-heavy horror film Don’t Breathe is currently tracking to defeat three week champ Suicide Squad at the box office this weekend.

According to Meriah Doty of the Wrap, Don’t Breathe (the second feature film directed by Fede Alvarez) is tracking at close to 13 million dollars, which should be enough to defeat Suicide Squad in its fourth weekend at the box office.

The film currently sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and a creative advertising campaign targeting the youth market that fuels horror movie box office and the tech industry with a 10-second Snapchat video ad that allows users to access the full 90-second “Don’t Breathe” 360 degree video. read more

Outcast’s Madeline McGraw to Get Expanded Role

Deadline is reporting that Madeline McGraw, who played Ambers Barnes in Season 1 of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast, will not only return for Season 2 but in a much larger role.

Amber Barnes, the daughter of series lead Kyle Barnes, was seen in a smaller, recurring role throughout the first season; it wasn’t until the season finale that it was revealed just how important to the story she may become.

Outcast, which marks the third television series for Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead) follows the journey of Kyle Barnes, a man who has been plagued by demonic possession his whole life. While trying to find answers to his dilemma he uncovers something far worse. read more

Syfy’s Van Helsing Offers Female Twist on Classic Tale

Syfy is turning the classic Van Helsing story on his head, with a female in the lead role of its new series which is premiering September 23. Hollywood has been stirring controversy with its gender change ups recently, most notably with the all-female cast of Ghost Busters. In the new Syfy series Kelly Overton stars as the bad ass Vanessa Helsing, whose unique blood makes her immune to vampires, but also able to turn vamps into humans with her own bite. With her exceptional abilities, Helsing must lead humanity in the battle against the vampires read more

Teaser Trailer Released for New SyFy Channel Horror Anthology Channel Zero

Everyone has their own “body horror” hang-ups.  Some people cringe at joint or digit manipulation.  Others duck for cover when eyes are in danger of being injured or removed.  If the removal of teeth gets your skin crawling, my advice is to steer clear of the new teaser trailer for SyFy’s Channel Zero.

Channel Zero, a season long horror anthology program in the vein of American Horror Story from Max Landis (Chronicle) and Nick Antosca (co-producer and writer of Hannibal), begins with a tale based on Kris Straub’s short story  “Candle Cove” from internet fan fiction site creepypasta.com. The creators expressed their excitement for the new project in an official release stating that, “We love the idea of doing seasons of TV like rich, character-driven horror novels, and for ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ we’ve expanded this great short story ‘Candle Cove’ into something really nightmarish and haunting and surreal,” said Landis and Antosca. “We can’t wait to dig in deeper and bring this to life with Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.” read more

Wolf Creek The Series To Premiere on POP in October

Pop, in conjunction with Lionsgate Television and Zodiak Rights, will be giving the popular horror movie franchise Wolf Creek the small-screen treatment beginning on Friday, October 14th.  Reprising his role as the tourist-murdering, territorial villain Mick Taylor will be John Jarratt (Australia, Django Unchained).  Wolf Creek has already spawned two movies (2005 and a sequel in 2013), with the third cinematic installment having recently been announced as being under development.

Unlike the films, the upcoming television series on Pop will focus on the hunter being the hunted, as a former victim of Taylor’s killing spree returns to exact revenge.  College student Eve Thorogood, played by Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy, Hulu’s 11.22.63), escapes the murder of her entire family in the Australian Outback and begins stalking Mick Taylor to avenge her family.  The six-episode series will focus on Thorogood’s journey from victim to retribution, if she gets that far. read more

CryptTV and Inkhouse Teaming Up to Launch New Initiative

Exciting news for aspiring horror writers as CryptTV, the video company fronted by Eli Roth and Blumhouse Productions, is partnering with crowd-sourcing platform Inkshares to launch a collection of horror books under the CryptTV brand.

As a part of this partnership, CryptTV is running a contest through Inkshares where the top three horror stories will automatically be published by Inkshares; then CryptTV will choose one of those to brand under their CryptTV name. According to news source Deadspin, the contest will end on October 31st with the winners being announced on November 4th. read more

Stars Shine in the Season 2 Trailer for Scream Queens

In a recent tweet referencing her appearance in the last seconds of the new Scream Queens season 2 trailer, Lea Michele used the hashtag #HannibalHester. Check out why right here:

Obviously, taking its cue from Halloween II, season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is hospital-centric. Along with the Hannibal Lecter mask, the one-minute trailer is riddled with horror icons. This season will enlist the talents of Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga), Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2), horror royalty Jaime Lee Curtis (Halloween, I, II and H2O) and John Stamos for good measure.  Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Coven & Freak Show) will reprise her role of Chanel Oberlin. read more

The Lost Boys Makes the Move to Television

Deadline has reported that everyone’s favorite 80’s vampire movie, The Lost Boys, is the latest in a string of former movie titles that is slated to be re-launched as a television show. The CW Network has acquired the show which is said to be a re-imaging of the popular Joel Schumacher classic.

Written by Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie, this newest version of The Lost Boys was pitched as a seven-season anthology spanning seven decades in the life of the main cast of vampires with each season covering a different decade; Season One will be based in San Francisco during the 1960’s hippie movement. read more