It used to be that A-List actors and actresses only performed in a horror film or two on their way up to the top. Nowadays everyone wants in on the action, seeing as the genre has recently proven itself to be both lucrative and award-worthy. Two-time Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain will play the grown-up Beverly Marsh in 2019’s It: Chapter 2, and now it’s likely that she will star alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in an upcoming thriller based on one of the most lethal real-life serial killers of all time.
Deadline is reporting that Chelsea Stardust will direct novelist Grady Hendrix’s horror comedy Satanic Panic for the newly minted Fangoria film division.
Stardust began here career at Blumhouse and then transitioned to Crypt TV where she worked on several short films, before making her directorial debut with Stardust All That We Destroy.
Producer Dallas Sonnier said “Our movie screams for a female director’s vision, and we had a blast getting to know several truly talented candidates. With Chelsea at the helm, I feel strongly that we have a future horror comedy classic on our hands that will be celebrated by Fangoria audiences who crave wickedly entertaining, boundary-pushing movies.” read more
Taking a page right out of comic history, DC Comics will release a title that is sure to be popular with both horror and super hero fans alike entitled Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1.
The new anthology comic will be out just in time for Halloween on October 10 and will place the best of the DC Universe in Tales from the Crypt-style settings and situations. Stories featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, have already been announced for the collection and more are sure to come. read more
Patrick Wilson- the actor known by horror fans for his unforgettable roles in films like Hard Candy, Insidious, and The Conjuring– will return to the world of horror in the form of a new project on Netflix. Titled, In The Tall Grass, the movie is based on a novella written by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill.
Deadline reports that Wilson will star in the film, alongside Laysla De Oliveira (Needle in a Timestack) and Harrison Gilbertson (Picnic at Hanging Rock). The movie will be directed by Vincenzo Natali, who has most recently directed episodes of Westworld, American Gods, and Lost in Space. read more
Looks like Sabrina won’t be crossing over into Riverdale this fall as series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed at the Television Critics Association on Monday that there are no plans currently for a crossover between the CW show and its upcoming sister series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. However, he did confirm that another spin-off is in the pipeline but was coy with the details.
In the morning of the event, CW president Mark Pedowitz downplayed all rumors of a crossover for the two series and clarified no one from Riverdale would be making a cameo appearance on the Netflix drama. read more
There are a variety of essential scholastic books out there about the classic horror films of yesteryear, covering nearly every decade. However, there isn’t much out there when it comes to a decade that many horror fans wish they could forget: the 1990s. Whether it be the regurgitation or reinvention of the tropes of previous decades, the mainstreaming of the genre, or all of the relentless connections to the pop culture of the time, the horror films of the 1990s aren’t particularly loved by those who didn’t grow up with them. But I did grow up with them, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into an analytical text featuring all of the (usually mediocre) flicks of my adolescence: The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula by Alexandra West, published by McFarland (McFarlandBooks.com). The cover of West’s text features the wonderfully derivative poster art for Urban Legend, which is so generically similar to the more popular one-sheets of the time that it could almost be mistaken for a satirical work of art created for the book. But that was the 90s, right? There was Scream, and then there was everything else that tried to borrow from Scream. read more
As we near closer to the premiere of American Horror Story: Apocalypse on FX, the details of the series’ returning stars just keeps getting better and better! Just four days ago, we learned that Jessica Lange would be returning for Apocalypse; and today’s reveal means that even more actresses from the third season will return for the Murder House/Coven crossover.
Showrunner Ryan Murphy just announced via Twitter that Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, and Stevie Nicks will all appear in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. read more
Tekken, one of the most popular fighting games in video game history, has just added an unlikely character to their upcoming Tekken 7 Season Pass 2: The Walking Dead’s very own bat swingin’ bad boy Negan. The “too cool for school” leader of the Saviors will be available as a down loadable character (meaning that he did not appear on the physical release of the game or with the initial download), as part of the update, joining over 40 other character selections.
The news was announced on Bandai’s official twitter page and was met with a luke warm response from fans and video game news sites. EuroGamer called the inclusion of Negan “an odd one” and wondered “Who next? Logan Paul?”. Gamesradar+ don’t think that Negan is “…going to be included in the game until 2019 but, still, this has opened the floodgates in what’s sure to be one of Tekken’s most polarising and downright potty moves yet. And this is coming from a franchise that has a man with a three-foot haircut regularly facing off with his nemesis, a bear employed as a bodyguard.” read more
Netflix has a new series coming out called Maniac. It’s not based on the ultra-violent 1980 William Lustig film, but it still looks pretty darn creepy! The series is co-written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the writer of It (2017) and the director behind the incredible first season of True Detective. In the new trailer, Stone’s and Hill’s characters appear to be participating in a pharmaceutical trial that’s going off the rails with unintended side effects. The result is a psychedelic, mind-bending thriller, with scenes crossing various genres and filmic styles: read more
The new trailer for Kevin Williamson’s upcoming CBS All Access series, Tell Me a Story, was just released and it is definitely reminiscent of the stories that made him famous in the 1990’s. In Williamson’s own words (from the TCA Conference) “This reminds me a lot of my early days. It took me back to another place.”
The writer/director best known for Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Faculty, and Dawson’s Creek, appears to be venturing back into the slasher-thriller territory with his new series, which is supposedly based on classic fairy tales (and also based on an Argentinian anthology series). The focus on young, attractive twenty-somethings and mystery is readily apparent in the trailer (as well as a lot of sex and drug use, which I guess I missed the last time I read Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and The Three Little Pigs). read more