Godzilla-Themed Monopoly and Jenga Crashing into Homes this Spring

Monopoly and Jenga will be adding some monster-sized excitement to their line-up this spring in the form of the atomic breath-spewing creature known as Godzilla.

According to the official press release from “the Op” (the hip new name for usaopoly), “…players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings — such as Rodan on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and Mothra on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme — and will pick one of six collectible movers such Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and King Ghidorah to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board.” read more

‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb’ Artist Zach Howard: The Horror News Network Interview

Hellboy fans were naturally thrilled when the sequel to the fan favorite story “The Crooked Man” was announced, and based on the initial artwork and story, Mike Mignola and Zach Howard (stepping into the enormous shoes of Richard Corben) have a real treat in store for patient fans.

HNN got a chance to speak to Howard about his involvement in the project and how he approached the story and style of one of Hellboy’s most loved adventures.

Horror News Network:  How did you become involved in the new Hellboy project, “The Return of Effie Kolb”? read more

‘Fantasy Island’ is a Nightmare for Fans and Critics Alike

If the overwhelming majority of the feedback is to be believed, Fantasy Island’s tagline “All fantasies come at a price” is accurate.  However, it would appear that the price of a ticket is your dignity.

Fantasy Island opened in fourth place at the box office with an estimated $12.9 million, and surprisingly, no Thursday preview screenings which always inflate the reported opening night ticket sales.  This fact raised many red flags, even before the critical and fan reactions were released. which proved to be a waking nightmare for Sony and Blumhouse. read more

Trailer for ‘Castlevania’ Season 3 Revealed

Netflix shared an update with a new trailer and the official release date of the next season of the Castlevania animated series. The preview is chock full of monsters, magic and action as the tagline reads “Evil Never Stays Buried.”

Developed by Adi Shankar and written by Warren Ellis, Castlevania features Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Graham McTavish as Dracula and Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades.

The synopsis for the third season is:
Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council. read more

Netflix Reveals ‘Strange Things 4’ Teaser

Netflix delivered a Valentine’s Day gift for fans of Stranger Things today as the streaming giant dropped a teaser for season 4. The preview opens with a snowy, frigid landscape and judging by the garb you can quickly tell the setting is Russia. Armed guards patrol the mountainous area and survey prisoners that are hard at work building a railroad. One of the prisoners pauses for a moment and removes his hat to reveal himself as Chief Hopper.

As fans mourned the heart-wrenching end of season 3 many held out hope that the beloved adopted father to Eleven would somehow be alive. Although Hopper is now revealed to be alive and in a very grim situation we now wonder how will he make it back to Hawkins? read more

‘War of the Worlds’ Heads to AMC Premiere

Our friends at Deadline reported that AMC Premiere has picked up the BBC drama The War of the Worlds. The sale to AMC makes the science fiction drama now available in 221 territories in the world.

Based on the novel by H.G. Wells, the synopsis of the series is:
When a mysterious capsule lands in Surrey, George and Amy are caught in a Martian invasion, fighting for their love and their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes currently shows the series with a 67% “Tomatometer” rating. read more

‘The Hunt’ is back on from Universal Pictures

Straight from Variety, it was reported today that The Hunt from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions has been set for release on Friday March 13, 2020 with a new trailer accompanying the announcement.

Check it out here!

Surrounded by controversy since the start of its marketing campaign, the film was postponed from its original September 2019 release with no word on it until today.

The premise of The Hunt is loosely based on the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell and follows 12 strangers who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there, however they discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of people from the rich elite. The hunters gather in a remote facility called the Manor House but their sport gets derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin), fights back and starts killing them one by one. read more

Colin Minihan to Direct ‘Urban Legend’

Deadline has a report that Screen Gems has tapped Colin Minihan to write and direct their upcoming horror pic Urban Legend. Reports have surfaced that the studio is quickly moving to cast main roles.

While there is no official synopsis at this time, it is said that the movie will center on a diverse cast of college students as they navigate a series of bizarre deaths that resemble urban legends linked to the darkest corners of social media.

Back in 2018 Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive, a film that he wrote and directed, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. The film starred Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen and follows a young woman fighting for her life as her wife’s murderous intentions become evident. Shortly after it’s festival debut IFC Midnight acquired the film for distribution within the United States. read more

Final Trailer Revealed for ‘Brahms: The Boy 2’

STX Entertainment has revealed the final trailer for Brahms: The Boy 2. William Brent Bell returns to direct the film which stars Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson.

The official synopsis of the feature is:
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.

In 2016, The Boy pulled in $64.1 million at the box office making it a surprise hit thus spawning this sequel. Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans starred in the 2016 flick which follows a Nancy who takes a job looking after what she believes is an 8-year old boy. When she arrives, she realizes that the 8-year old boy is actually a life-size porcelain doll. read more

‘Chaos Walking’ Gets Release Date

After almost three years in development hell, Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) now has a release date set for January 22, 2021 by Lionsgate.

Principle photography under director Doug Liman was completed in November ’17 and in the years since has lingered due to extensive re-shoots that were challenging due to the stars’ busy schedules. The re-shoots, which commenced in April 2019 with Fede Álvarez directing them, lasted through May of that year and added an additional $15 million to the film’s budget. read more