Horror News Network’s 2016 Comic Awards: Best Cover Illustration

Horror News Network is proud to present the 2016 Best Cover Illustration Award to Bill Sienkiewicz for his artwork on Survivors Club #8. 

The nightmare enducing image is one of many by Sienkiewicz this year.  Sienkiewicz has been the only cover artist for the Vertigo Comics series and with images like this one, it is no surprise as to why.  Survivors Club (written by Lauren Beukes and David Halvorson with art by Ryan Kelly) focuses on six children of the 80’s who all experienced supernatural events in their lives at a young age and as adults they form a type of support/investigative group when odd things begin happening to them again. read more

Horror News Network’s 2016 Comic Awards: Gary Reed Named Horror Comic Honoree of the Year

Horror News Network is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Horror Comic Honorree Award is Gary Reed.

Unfortunately, many artists only gain the recognition they deserve after an untimely death. Gary Reed (5/2/56 –10/2/16) certainly falls into this category.  Reed is most prominently remembered by fans as one of the writers of Deadworld, but his greater influence comes from his role as a publisher.  read more

Attack on Titan Season Two Trailer Arrives

After an almost three year wait, FUNimation and Kodansha finally released a trailer for the second season of Attack on Titan. The English-dubbed trailer showcases the carnage and drama that has made the franchise a successes all around the globe.

Attack on Titan follows the story of humans that have retreated behind massive walls to hide from towering, flesh-eating giants, which are called Titans. After a hundred years of humans being safe, a massive Titan appears out of nowhere and smashes through the wall causing other Titan’s to enter the area which leads to a massive loss of human life. read more

First Trailer Released for Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox gave a huge holiday gift to horror fans by releasing the first trailer for Alien: Covenant.

Ridley Scott once again returns to direct the Alien franchise that made him a household name. Scott directs an all star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett and Callie Hernandez.

The film follows the crew of the Covenant ship as they touch down on a world which seems like an uncharted paradise. Things take a turn for the worse and suddenly the crew is thrust into a situation where they must fight for their lives in order to survive the terrifying Xenomorphs. read more

Could There be Another Scream in the Future?

As we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the revolutionary horror-film franchise, “Scream,” we remember that, sadly, the iconic Wes Craven is no longer with us to usher in our new favorite movies. Entertainment Tonight recently interviewed Neve Campbell and Kevin Williamson to reflect on the franchise’s success. Naturally, the potential for another sequel was discussed.

In the interview, Williamson said “Wes and I, when we were starting Scream 4, we had plans for Scream 5 and 6….. Now without Wes, I feel like you have to sort of answer the questions of how and why, and I don’t know how to do it without Wes and I don’t know why to do it.” read more

Ben Mezrich (21, The Social Network) Gives TED Talk on UFO Research

This Christmas Eve, there may be more than just Santa Claus (and Krampus) hovering over our houses as we sleep!

Ben Mezrich, the prolific non-fiction author whose works became the films 21 and The Social Network, gave a brief lecture for TED Talks about his recent work on researching the UFO phenomenon.

While this lecture is a little more serious than Horror News Network’s recent interview with David Liebe Hart, Mezrich uses humor to explain how he began to research UFO occurrences and what interesting things he’s found so far. read more

New Images Released from “Alien: Covenant”

It looks like fans clamoring for a new trailer of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will have to quench their thirst with just a few still images released from the film’s Twitter account yesterday. One image shows Michael Fassbender, as one of his characters, dressed in all white sitting at a piano; another shows some of the blood that we’ve come to love from this series covering the inner walls of the ship.

The film’s plot synopsis reads:  “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” read more

Check Out the New Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

Warner Bros. Pictures have unveiled the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049. A direct sequel to the Ridley Scott masterpiece, Blade Runner, the film will star Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford returning to the iconic role of Rick Deckard.

Based on the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is one of the most original and iconic R-rated films ever to explore the complexities of a not-so-distant dystopian future. Hauntingly beautiful, and sometimes utterly horrific, the film influenced many science fiction and horror stories that have come since. read more

Gore Verbinski’s New A Cure For Wellness Trailer Released

20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Gore Verbinski’s latest horror thriller A Cure for Wellness today.

The film, which takes place in a bizarre mental health facility, stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Issacs, and relative newcomer Mia Goth.

Film goers recently spotted DeHaan in Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man (talk about mental trauma…) and will certainly recognize Issacs as the villainous Lucius Malfoy of Harry Potter fame.

Verbinski hasn’t tackled material like this since 2002’s The Ring.  It will be interesting to see how Verbinski directs his second horror film after mega-hits like the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and the disappointing box office disaster The Lone Ranger. read more

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” Review

I learned a valuable lesson last night that I’d like to pass along to all of you, dear readers. Are you listening? Good…here it is: do not, under any circumstances, watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe alone at night in the dark. Movies as terrifying as Autopsy should be viewed in daylight only, with a crowd of close friends nearby so that you can all look at each other and giggle nervously as if you’re not afraid; but you will be afraid.

Written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, The Autopsy of Jane Doe starts out with a nice, gory autopsy (go figure, right?) being performed by a father (Tommy) and son (Austin) played by the venerable Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch respectively. Other than the gore, all seems pretty ordinary as the two work side-by-side, the father clearly being the subject-matter expert looking to pass his expertise onto his son. read more