Justice League Dark Animated Feature Trailer Released

The Justice League Dark trailer for the upcoming release from DC’s animated division was released today.   The feature (which will be released on February 7th, 2017 on blu-ray and dvd) explores the dark side of the DC Universe, featuring characters such as John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, and Swamp Thing among others.  Batman also appears to have a large role in this film, a departure from most Justice League Dark line-ups.

Fans anxious for Doug Liman’s Dark Universe film featuring many of the same characters will be able to quell their thirst with this animated feature. read more

Raimi, Alvarez, and Sayagues Announce Sequel to Don’t Breathe

At a press event designed to promote the blu-ray release of this past summer’s sleeper hit Don’t Breathe, the trio of filmmakers responsible for the film’s success announced that a sequel is already in the works.

Eric Eisenberg of Cinemablend covered the event and asked director Fede Alvarez about the status of the sequel, and Alvarez responded saying,”Don’t Breathe 2 is something we definitely want to do. The challenge obviously is — we just don’t want to do the same movie again, slap a “2” on it. We’ll feel so embarrassed if we do that. Our first reaction when they told us, ‘Do you want to do it?’ was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. That’s Hollywood! That’s the devil! We don’t want to make a sequel just because we can.’ But then we got an idea that we’re really excited about, and I won’t tell you what it is because it will spoil the whole thing.” read more

Star of Spanish Dracula Lupita Tovar Dies at 106 Years Old

Lupita Tovar, star of Universal’s Spanish-language Dracula (1931), has died at the age of 106.

Tovar was one of the last remaining stars of the original Universal Monster film cycle that began with Tod Browning’s Dracula in 1931.  The Mexican-born actress had a long career in Hollywood, but genre fans will always remember her for role as Eva Stewart in director Paul Kohner’s version, which many critics contend (David Skal in particular on the Universal Horrror documentary currently available on the Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection blu-ray) is a technically superior film to Browning’s classic.  She also starred in the Spanish-language version of The Cat Creeps.   read more

Check Out the First Official Trailer for Ghost in the Shell!

After months and months of being very secretive, Paramount Pictures have released the first full length official trailer for 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson. Feel free to watch it on repeat below:

If the trailer is any indication, the world of this adaption of the classic anime film is looking like it could be the most detailed and complex futuristic landscape since Blade Runner. It also appears that many of the creepy elements that made the original so popular will be realized on the big screen. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for all upcoming news and a review when the film comes to theaters on March 31, 2017. read more

Rampage Gets an April 2018 Release Date Starring The Rock

Deadline has a report that Rampage, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will debut on April 20, 2018. What’s even more exciting is that the movie will be released in both 3D and Imax.

Rampage is a classic 1986 arcade game developed by Bally Midway. In the game, players can control one of three massive monsters: George, a King Kong type gorilla, Ralph, a giant werewolf, and Lizzie, a Godzilla type Kaiju.

The object of the game is to take control of the monster and survive rounds of military onslaught as you attempt to bring cities crashing to the ground. read more

R.L. Stine to Write a Comic For Marvel

Announced during a Reddit AMA on Halloween, R.L. Stine, author of the famous Goosebumps books, has signed on to write a comic series for Marvel Comics.

“I’m writing a series of comic books for Marvel—my first comics ever,” said Stine, “But I’m not allowed to talk about them yet.”

According to a 2008 article in the Post Gazette, Stine’s books, have sold over 400 million copies. This impressive number has earned him the title of “Stephen King” of children’s literature.

In 2015, a Goosebumps movie which starred Jack Black and featured a cameo by R.L. Stine grossed over $150 million. The coming together of Stine and Marvel Comics appears to be a surefire hit for both parties. read more

Fox Orders Pilot For The Passage

Deadline is reporting that Fox has order a pilot for The Passage, a series based on novels by Justin Cronin.

The adaptation is written by Liz Heldens with Matt Reeves signed on to direct.

The Passage tells the story of an apocalyptic future that is overrun by vampires infected by a highly contagious virus. Set in 2016 and spanning more than ninety years, the book follows colonies of humans attempting to survive bloodthirsty creatures.

The news of a pilot has been a long time coming for The Passage as it’s road to the screen started in 2007. Producers eventually determined that the book was better set for TV rather than a feature film. read more

Robert Eggers Set to Remake Nosferatu

In his recent appearance on Indiewire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, The Witch director, Robert Eggers confirmed that his next project will be a remake of the 1922 horror classic, Nosferatu.

“It feels ugly, blasphemous, egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to be doing Nosferatu next,” said Eggers ” I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”

With his period piece horror film The Witch, Eggers created a slow-building, moody thriller which garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Nosferatu can potentially follow along the same lines, which would play right into the director’s wheelhouse. read more

An 80’s Slasher-Versary Brings Out Horror Fans

Connecticut Cult Classics held their fourth movie showing last night at the classic Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. The night was dubbed “An 80’s Slasher-Versary,” as two 80’s slasher flicks, April Fool’s Day and The Burning were shown back to back.

As with past Cult Classic events, fans came early to enjoy the pre-movie music, trailers, and movie theater popcorn. To the surprise of all the attendees, a grab bag commemorating the event was free of charge. The bag, which had blood-stained packaging, consisted of a Cropsy loves you button, Camp Blackfoot matches and two fireballs. read more

The Exorcist: The Series “Father of Lies” Episode Review

Episode Seven of Fox’s The Exorcist series, entitled “Father of Lies,” continues to bring the series into an interesting direction as several main characters are drawn into intense new physical and psychological conflicts. Based on the events of this episode, it’s clear that the season is headed for an explosive climax.

The age of the 24 hour media cycle is explored early on in the episode, as the Rance household is surrounded and harassed by fans, protesters and reporters. While Sharon Gless’ Chris MacNeil can take it because she’s seen it all before, these conditions are particularly stressful for Geena Davis’ Angela. Some of the particularly fascinating scenes of this episode portray an interesting dichotomy between Chris’ and Angela’s respective strengths and weaknesses. Angela’s newfound insight into what Chris must have felt during Angela’s own brush with the demon is the perfect example of the character-centric kind of show The Exorcist has become. Once the grieving mother, Chris now has to play a different role in what is happening to the Rance family, and her strength seems to keep the other family members just barely moving forward. read more