Titles Revealed for Halloween ComicFest 2019

The 9th annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) returns on Saturday October 26, 2019 and will feature a plethora of free comic books for the entire family!

According to the official press release “Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 26th, with the Mini Comics also available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October—a perfect item to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.” read more

New Trailer Released for AMC’s ‘The Terror: Infamy’ Season 2

AMC has just released a full trailer for the second season of The Terror.  Unlike the original story (which was based on a novel by Dan Simmons and the real-life events of the disappearance of the H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror), this season (which is subtitled Infamy) will take place during World War II in a Japanese Internment camp.

Although the setting has shifted, the tone of the series appears to capture the same paranoia and helplessness that made the first season so bleak, along with a similar supernatural presence from “the old country”. read more

Casey La Scala to Direct ‘Amityville 1974’ Prequel for Wonderfilm Media

Sequels to The Amityville Horror haven’t exactly been successful in recent years, so Wonderfilm Media are going to take the franchise into a different direction: the past.

Deadline reports that the folks at Wonderfilm have officially greenlit Amityville 1974, a prequel story which takes place before the Lutz family’s supernatural experience in the famous Long Island house. Casey La Scala will direct the film based on his original script. La Scala produced films like Donnie Darko and Amityville: The Awakening, and he last wrote and directed a 2014 film titled The Remaining. read more

The Next ‘Halloween’ Installment Inches Closer

No official word yet from the folks over at Blumhouse or Universal, but Collider is reporting today that multiple sources are saying that Halloween 2 is set to begin shooting after Labor Day and looking at an October 2020 release. It should come as no surprise to anyone that a film that grossed upwards of 250 million on a budget of 10 million is getting a sequel; especially with the recent rise in popularity of horror films; particularly “remakes” and “re-imaginings”.

Word is that Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greeg and Andi Matichak are all expected to return in the roles they played in the 2018 blockbuster surrounded by a new cast of victims. Again, no formal announcements have been made but supposedly the new script was penned by David Gordon Green (Halloween 2018) who is also expected to direct again. Once the announcements are made, I’m sure we’ll also see funnyman Danny McBride back to produce alongside Malek Akkad (son of long-time Halloween franchise producer Moustapha Akkad). read more

‘NOS4A2’ Executive Producer/Writer Jami O’Brien: The Horror News Network Interview

Adapting a successful novel into a television series is no easy task, and translating the nuances of the written word into a visual world can be daunting and a little scary.  It gets even scarier when the source material is Joe Hill’s acclaimed novel NOS4A2.  Luckily, AMC tapped a writer and producer for the project with some experience in the world of horror (Fear the Walking Dead) as well as story -driven, scripted television series.

Horror News Network was excited to speak to executive producer Jami O’Brien about the origins of the project and her work on the new series, as well as her time spent on one of AMC’s flagship series, Fear the Walking Dead. read more

Paramount Confirms ‘Paranormal Activity’ will Return with a New Sequel

During an appearance at CineEurope, Chairman and CEO for Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos made an announcement that a new entry in the Paranormal Activity series officially is in development at the studio. This one will be part seven and the first since 2015.

Gianopulos said, “We are partnering with uber horror producer Jason Blum to bring a new installment of Paranormal Activity.”

2019 marks the ten year anniversary of the first Paranormal Activity film’s release, which exploded at the domestic box office and set the world of horror ablaze with the found footage feature phenomena. The first Paranormal Activity was produced on a budget of $15,000 dollars and went on to gross $193 million worldwide. read more

Horror News Network’s Summer 2019 Movie Preview Guide

After a rather lackluster spring, studios are ready to start churning out horror films for the starving, sweating masses this summer.  At least eight films in the horror genre are slated for release in June, July, and August this year (a slight increase from year’s past) in hopes that one or two can capture the attention of movie-goers who are already worn out by sequels and mega-budget action and sci-fi epics.

Horror fans have a lot to choose from this summer; everything from classic 1980’s remakes (Child’s Play), another entry from the ever-popular Conjurverse (Annabelle Comes Home), giant critters with a taste for human flesh (Crawl, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged), Ari Aster’s creepy follow-up to last year’s critical smash Hereditary (Midsommar), and a host of supernatural and survival horror originals. read more

New Video Spotlights Ghostface in ‘Dead by Daylight’

Just a few weeks ago we brought you the news that Ghostface was set to be the latest killer in the acclaimed horror game Dead by Daylight. Today the developers of the game released a video showcasing the character as he stalks his victims throughout the game. The Ghost Face DLC launches today on PC and consoles and includes the killer, his power, three perks, and two exclusive items for the Ghost Face, the Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

The killer from the Scream franchise now joins Ash, Michael Myers, Leatherface and Freddy in the game which has sold more than 5 million copies as of May 2019. read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘The Banana Splits Movie’

The beloved Banana Splits crew of Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper are set to make a return like you have never seen them before. Directed by Danishka Esterhazy of Level 16 fame, this reimagining of the Hanna-Barbera classic takes the classic series and adds a heaping amount of horror.

Here’s the films official synopsis:
A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and father Mitch) attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape? read more

Burger King Unveils ‘Stranger Things’ Upside Down Burger

Burger King joins the ever-expanding promotional partner list for Netflix’s Stranger Things season three with an official “Upside Down Burger”.

The limited-edition burger will hit the following cities on June 21: Miami, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.  There will only be eleven locations in total (get it?) featuring the burger (which in any reality is just a traditional Whopper served upside down, so just in case you can’t get to one of these locations, you can replicate the Hawkins National Laboratory experiment on your own with a simple flip). read more