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

“The Eyes of My Mother” Review

It’s been a good, long while since a film stuck with me the way that The Eyes of My Mother has possessed my mind since my initial viewing of it two days ago. Dark, haunting and chilling yet such a beautiful, stylish film. The film’s beauty is almost over-run by its brutal subject matter but it’s done so well that it all just…works.

A child named Francisca plays outside as a stranger approaches. Francisca’s mother makes her way outside to investigate and the stranger asks if he can go into the house to use the bathroom. We can all tell that this is going to end poorly but she allows him into the house anyway. Next we see Francisca sitting at the kitchen table as her father comes home. Alas, he is too late and her mother is dead but the killer is also wounded. read more

The Exorcist: The Series “Three Rooms” Episode Review

“Three Rooms,” the final episode of Season One of Fox’s The Exorcist, provides a conservative, yet satisfying ending to the season. Having played most of its tricks in the previous two thrilling episodes, “Three Rooms” dials back on the bloodshed and leads its viewers towards a safe conclusion to the season, and potentially the series. After spending a season proving its excellence to fans and critics alike, The Exorcist leaves its viewers hungry for more.

The events of this chapter probably could have played out over more than the length of one episode. While all of the plot points were nicely wrapped up, there wasn’t as much time for the characters to breathe as the denouement began to unfold. Robert Emmet Lunney’s Captain Howdy was so well developed over the course of the early episodes, his exit seemed a bit rushed. With that said, the moment provided a bonding experience for the Rance family that they’ll never forget! It was nice to see the characters all work together to bring about a positive change. At the start of the season, each member of family seemed like he or she was struggling to find out where each one fit into the family structure. By the final scene, they appear closer than ever. read more

The Krampus and The Old Dark Christmas Author Al Ridenour Discusses Every Horror Fan’s Favorite Holiday Legend

After the Halloween season ends, and Christmas knocks all of the plastic skulls and jack-o’-lanterns off the store shelves, most horror fans have traditionally found solace in Tim Burton’s stop motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas or evil Santa Clauses in Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night.  At the dawn of the new millennium, fans found another “kindred spirit” in the form of Krampus, primarily through Michael Dougherty’s film of the same name. read more

Friday the 13th The Game Reveals Counselor Gameplay

Yesterday, Friday the 13th The Game was featured on IGN First, a section of the popular IGN website which showcases games set to debut at a later time. Viewers were treated to eighteen minutes of counselor gameplay with the goal being not to be killed by 80’s slasher icon, Jason Voorhees.

A handful of players roamed the woods in search of escape routes as Jason is seen looming. The slasher icon appears a few times during the demo, and fans can also hear that signature Harry Manfredini sound of ‘ki , ki,  ki, ma, ma, ma‘.  From the looks of it, the game plays much like the movie, and a traditional survival horror game. read more

Final Bye Bye Man Trailer Released

The final trailer for The Bye Bye Man was released today.  The film is due to be released on Friday January 13th, 2017.

The film is directed by Stacy Title, who last stepped behind the camera for 2006’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror.

The Bye Bye Man stars Douglas Smith, best known for his role as Gary (Xavier) in the short-lived HBO series Vinyl.  Fans of Vinyl will remember Smith as the lounge singer who is “discovered” by Ray Romano’s Zak Yankovich while singing a version of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”. read more

Stranger Things Receives Three Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Earlier this week, Horror News Network reported that Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things had been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The good news continues today with the announcement that Stranger Things  has also been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards!

The show has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and both Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown have been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.” read more

WGN America’s “Salem” Comes to an End

Currently in its third season on WGN America, “Salem” has been cancelled and will not appear on the network following its finale in early 2017. The show, which is a retelling of the 17th century Salem witch trials, was not without its fans as the premiere drew in 1.5 million viewers according to Deadline.

“Salem”, which debuted in 2014 was created by Adam Simon and Brannon Braga and was the first scripted television series to run on the WGN America network. Fans of the show will not have to worry about the show coming to an abrupt end with no real ending (those old enough will remember that happening with the show “It’s Your Move” starring a young Jason Bateman), Braga and Simon said in a statement that, “we knew this would be the final season and were able to craft an exciting climax to Mary’s transformational saga.” read more

IFC Renews Stan Against Evil

IFC has announced that Stan Against Evil has been renewed for a second season which is set to premiere in 2017.

The horror-comedy series, written and produced by Dana Gould, first premiered on October 31, 2016 has been one of IFC’s most successful to date. While the series draws comparisons to another well known series, Ash vs Evil Dead, it has definitely found its own audience as it has demonstrated a steady weekly audience growth.

The show stars John C. McGinley as Stanley Miller, a New England police sheriff who was forced to leave his position due to an outburst at his wife’s funeral. Stan forms an alliance with the new head officer, Sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney), as they battle an army of demons in hopes of saving the town. read more