Welcome to the darker side of Archie comics. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” trade paperback, which includes issues 1-5, offers up a way for comic fans to catch up of they have not been following along already. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical and hesitant to try the series at first, but was urged by fellow Horror News Network staff to do so. When I think of Archie comics I think of their classic cartoonish style, Jughead, and Veronica. This horror comics fan was not sure it would appeal to me, however given their foray into the horror genre with “Afterlife with Archie“ in 2014, I was prompted to give this book a try.
Attendees visiting “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will be treated to scares American Horror Story-style beginning Friday, September 16th.
Three seasons of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology, American Horror Story, will be turned into terrifying mazes: Murder House (Season One), Freak Show (Season Four), and Hotel (Season 5). Scenes and settings from each season will be featured in the haunt which includes being hunted by demented serial killer “Twisty the Clown.” read more
The full trailer for Arrival, starring Amy Adams, reveals the lengths one woman will go in the race to understand an alien species. Last week we posted the first teaser for Paramount’s upcoming alien invasion film, which gave fans minimal plot details.
In this full trailer a glimpse of the alien species is revealed, as linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) risks her life to make communication with them for the sake of humanity. The complexities of trying to understand not only an alien language, but the motives of an alien species, and teach them to understand us, are the heart of the thriller. read more
Entertainment Weekly has posted the first, full-costumed image of Pennywise the Clown from the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It and we have one word to describe it: terrifying!
This time around, Pennywise will be played by Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgård. Skarsgård is well aware of the big shoes (pun intended) that he has to fill while stepping into the role originally played by Tim Curry; as he told Entertainment Weekly back in July, “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that,” says Skårsgard, “I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.” read more
American Horror Story has released several new teasers to titillate fans about the theme of season six. However, all that is certain is that the answer lies in only one of the recent trailers and AHS showmakers won’t be revealing it.
FX CEO John Landgraf spoke with IndieWire about the new teasers, commenting, “One is accurate; all the rest are misdirect.” The various teasers are actually “hypothetical themes” for the season. Landgraf added, “We decided, Ryan and I and [marketing president] Stephanie Gibbons, that it would be really fun this year… to keep it a mystery. There is a theme and a setting and a place and time, but we’re not going to reveal it.” read more
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
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
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
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
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