‘The Last Drive-In’ Returns With ‘Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenaany’ On Friday October 25

Nothing says the Halloween season like horror movie marathons, especially when they are hosted by everyone’s favorite movie expert, Joe Bob Briggs. To commemorate this occasion, a brand new installment of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In series lands on October 25 at 9 pm entitled Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny!

While preparing for season two of The Last Drive-In, Briggs claims that “…we unearthed three forgotten gems that are all Halloween-themed and decided it was time for a Halloween Hootenanny.  Or maybe I’m lying about that and we’re programming three iconic Halloween favorites.  Or maybe we’re counter-programming with flicks that have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. The great thing about spending October 25 with us is that, as Forrest Gump says, you never know what you’re gonna get. What we can promise is a) I will be ridiculously nerdy about horror, and b) Darcy the Mail Girl will probably disagree with me. It’s great to be back. I missed Shudder and the Shudder faithful.” read more

Legion M’s David Baxter Talks Horror Films at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

Crowdfunding has become an ever-increasing element of creative projects over the last half decade, and with the continued success of the “direct to consumer/fan” approach, it was only a matter of time before a company emerged as the first fan-owned entertainment company in the world: the aptly-named Legion M. With a slate of unique genre-bending offerings such as Colossal, Mandy, and the just released Memory: The Origin of Alien documentary, David Baxter- the VP of Development for Legion M- took some time to speak to Horror News Network at New York Comic Con 2019 about the documentary and how his company is forging a new way of doing business in Hollywood. read more

‘Once and Future’ Writer Kieron Gillen: The Horror News Network NYCC 2019 Interview

Kieron Gillen is an instantly recognizable name to comic readers.  Whether you know him as the man that complicated Tony Stark’s family history, detailed a teenage Loki’s misadventures, or created one of the most memorable Star Wars characters in Marvel’s return to the series (in the form of the enigmatic Doctor Aphra), Gillen’s accomplishments speak for themselves.

And while the vast majority of fans are familiar with his work for Marvel Comics, Gillen has also been successful at creating his own worlds for independent publishers such as Image (The Wicked + The Divine, Die), Avatar (Uber), and Boom! Studios (Mercury Heat, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt).  His most recent foray into creator-owned comics consists of his and artist Dan Mora’s (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) take on Arthurian Legend in a contemporary setting, entitled Once and Future (from Boom! Studios). read more

Pornsak Pichetshote & José Villarrubia Discuss ‘Infidel’ at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

Infidel burst onto the scene last year to overwhelming acclaim. The dangerously scary title earned numerous awards- including the 2018 Horror News Network Comic Award for Best Mini-Series– and Hollywood came knocking for the movie rights after only two issues hit store shelves. Courtesy of Image Comics, writer Pornsak Pichetshote and colorist/editor José Villarrubia took some time out of their busy schedules at New York Comic Con 2019 to meet with Horror News Network and reflect on the incredible series their team (including artist Aaron Campbell and letterer/designer Jeff Powell) created. read more

Jody Houser Discusses Her ‘Stranger Things’ Graphic Novels at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

When it comes to comic book adaptations of major horror and sci-fi film and television properties, there is no writer in the industry more prominent than Jody Houser. After adapting such hit franchises as Star Wars, The X-Files, Orphan Black, and Halo, the writer has recently turned her attention towards the expanded universe of Stranger Things. Horror News Network sat down with Houser at the Dark Horse Comics booth at New York Comic Con 2019 to learn more about her writing process and her creative decisions when crafting the graphic novel world of Stranger Things. read more

‘The Grudge’ Director Nicolas Pesce and Cast Discuss Their New Film at NYCC 2019 Panel

Writer/director Nicolas Pesce, legendary producer/director Sam Raimi, and principal cast members Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Andrea Riseborough delivered the first trailer for 2020’s remake of The Grudge, along with some hints at what the film will deliver to audiences, at 2019’s New York Comic Con Panel.

The main hall panel (moderated by IGN’s Terri Schwartz) revealed many aspects of the new film, with one of the biggest being the fact this version of The Grudge will indeed be rated R.  Pesce (who Raimi called a “visionary director”) stressed this fact, and that “…something that is really exciting is that audiences are so much more welcoming of the family drama, infused with horror” and described the film as a “tapestry” that allows for “…deeper character studies and human character narrative, and a way more fucked up Grudge.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: October 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of October 2019! read more

‘Stranger Things 4’ Announced with Teaser

Just like that, Stranger Things 4 has been announced and this time it’s spreading to new areas, at least that is what can be gathered from the preview released by Netflix today which emphasizes, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

Stranger Things has captivated audiences via digital streaming with its throwback mid-1980’s setting, bizarre creatures, parallel words and the people who find these things in their small town of Hawkins, Indiana.

Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, Season One premiered on July 15, 2016 followed by Seasons 2 and 3 on Halloween 2017 and July 4, 2019 respectively. read more

Mike Mignola Inducted Into Harvey Awards Hall of Fame

The Harvey Awards Steering Committee announced today that noted comic book artist and writer Mike Mignola will be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame this year at their annual awards ceremony, which coincides with the 2019 edition of New Your Comic Con.

Mignola reacted to the news by stating that his “… very first comic industry award was the 1994 Harvey Award for Best Artist on Hellboy. I never expected that award, but I took it as a sign that I might actually be on to something.  It is a great honor to be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame—something I certainly never could have imagined. And I’ll take it as proof that I haven’t embarrassed myself too badly over the last 25 years.” read more

‘The Last of Us Part II” Set for Release in February 2020

A post-apocalyptic future is nigh as The Last of Us Part II is set for release on February 21, 2020 per an official announcement during Sony’s State of Play livestream on September 24.

Set in a world overrun by the Infected, humans who were taken over by mutant Cordyceps fungi, The Last of Us Part II continues the story of Joel and Ellie five years after the 2013 original who who come into conflict with a mysterious cult. From beginning to end, it’s a fight for survival and the future of humankind. read more