‘True Fiction’: The Horror News Network Review

Coming off of its world premiere at the Brazilian genre festival Fantaspoa, writer and director Branden Croft unveils his latest thriller/horror hybrid called True Fiction. The third feature from Croft, True Fiction tells the story of twenty-something writer Avery (Sara Garcia), who lands her dream job as an assistant to her favorite horror author and inspiration Caleb Conrad (John Cassini). In the spirit of films like Misery, Audition, and even shadows of Saw, we see a terrifying character study of fear, obsession, isolation, and fandom, brought to disturbing life. Starring a stellar ensemble cast including actors Julian Black Antelope (Hold the Dark) and Julian Richings (Man of Steel, Supernatural, The Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh), True Fiction is a well-rounded film with potential; but it falters once it moves from a psychological thriller to a full on horror film. read more

‘Spawn’ Artist Jason Shawn Alexander: The Horror News Network Interview

Not many people in May of 1992 would have believed that a character that debuted as one of the cornerstones of an upstart comic book company, Image Comics, would make it all the way to 2019 with 300 issues of his flagship title alone.  Spawn (and his creator Todd McFarlane) became synonymous with Image Comics and fans have continued to support the title due to their love for the dark character that straddled the line between super hero and horror film conventions.

The intricate, instantly recognizable artwork of Todd McFarlane and Greg Capulo immediately captured fans’ attention since the comic’s beginnings, and many accomplished artists have followed in their stead.  Since 2017, Eisner-nominated illustrator Jason Shawn Alexander has handled the art duties, and as we near the 300th issue of Spawn, Horror News Network reached out to Alexander to get his take on the milestone, as well as his contributions to the Spawn legacy. read more

Nickelodeon Bringing Back ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ as a Limited Series

Following the unfortunate news of losing IT screenwriter Gary Dauberman, Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a film has been put on the back burner for now, however Deadline brings word that the show will be brought back this coming October as limited series to the network where it began for viewers in the USA, Nickelodeon.

Continuing the tradition of a group of friends, known as The Midnight Society, gathering around a campfire to tell scary stories every Saturday night, the upcoming horror anthology will be aired as three one-hour long episodes. read more

‘Blair Witch’ Video Game Announced at E3 – Trailer Inside

At the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA independent game developer Bloober Team in partnership with Lionsgate announced a Blair Witch video game which is set to arrive on August 30th for Xbox One and PC.

The game is said to be a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch. It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods… read more

‘3 From Hell’ Teaser Trailer Arrives

It looks as if even a barrage of gunfire can’t keep the Firefly Family down. This morning Rob Zombie revealed the teaser trailer for 3 From Hell today via his official Instagram account featuring Captain Spaulding, Otis and Baby. While the 50-second trailer didn’t reveal too much, it gives us many flashback scenes to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.

In addition to Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie all returning to reprise their roles, 3 From Hell also includes Emilio Rivera, Danny Trejo, Clint Howard, Richard Brake, Daniel Roebuck, Dee Wallace, Sean Whalen, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. read more

‘Ma’ Continues to Impress at Box Office; ‘Godzilla: King of The Monsters’ Flames Out

While Universal’s Ma won’t reach the financial heights of Godzilla: King of Monsters, when all is said and done this summer, the Octavia Spencer lead thriller may be the more profitable of the two films.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters fell into fourth place, dropping the entire length of a skyscraper (a -67.5% drop from last week) for an estimated $15.5 million in its second weekend.  For comparison’s sake, 2014’s relaunch dropped a similar amount, but it also made over $30 million during its second weekend of release.  This fact could hinder the sequel’s chance for $100 million in the domestic market which currently stands at $78.6 million. read more

Sigourney Weaver to Return as Dana Barrett in New ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel

Director Jason Reitman has maintained a code of silence about the possibility of any iconic actors of the original Ghostbusters franchise returning to his highly-anticipated 2020 sequel, but Sigourney Weaver just let something incredible slip in an interview with Parade Magazine: Dana Barrett’s back!

That’s right, the professional musician turned Zuul, turned Terror Dog, turned mother of the human vessel for the return of Vigo: Scourge of Carpathia, will be facing off against whatever the latest terror of New York City turns out to be in the upcoming film! Parade’s interview with Sigourney Weaver might have spoiled a few surprises with this announcement, but the text surrounding her quote gives cause for even more excitement: read more

‘Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is Already Being Impacted by ‘The Devil’s Rocking Chair’

Well, it didn’t take long for “The Devil’s Rocking Chair” to start causing trouble at Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.  According to an official tweet, the rocking chair stirred up so much paranormal activity, that the museum had to temporarily shut the exhibit down.

So we just shut-down a new exhibit @hauntedmuseum temporarily because of what just occured w/ staff & a guest… moments before we opened the exhibit me and my assistant witnessed a plug get yanked out of the wall socket by itself then the door to the chair opened slowly read more

DC Universe Cancels ‘Swamp Thing’ After Airing One Episode

After just premiering on DC Universe last Friday, Swamp Thing is dead in the water. Variety has just reported the series’ cancellation, with no additional details on the abrupt announcement. The news immediately follows generally positive reviews of the first episode, and healthy buzz over the series in general.

The official Twitter page for the series has not yet been updated with the news, and its latest post is business as usual:

Strange things are happening around town… #DCUSWAMPTHING pic.twitter.com/Llscie73qo read more

FBI Releases Bigfoot Investigation Documents… Uncovers Deer Hairs

The FBI released documents related to an old investigation into Bigfoot on Wednesday, and the results- unfortunately- aren’t as convincing as last week’s U.S. Navy report on UFOs. Turns out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation examined some mysterious hairs at the time, but they turned out to be deer hairs!

CBS News reports that Peter Byrne, the director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition, sent some hairs to the FBI to analyze and the, “Washington Environmental Atlas” wrote in 1975 that the FBI had analyzed a scrap of hair and it ‘was found to belong to no known animal.'” On August 26th, 1976, Byrne wrote to the FBI seeking clarification of their findings. read more