R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy adds Sadie Sink

Straight from Deadline, Stranger Things star Sadie Sink has joined the Fear Street film trilogy.

Based off of R.L. Stine’s novel series of the same name, Fear Street hit shelves in 1989 and focused on a group teens who battled with supernatural and violent threats to their small town called Shadyside.

Along with Sink, the trilogy of films will star Benjamin Flores Jr. (Ride Along), Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch. The three films will be directed by Leigh Janiak, whose credits include two episodes of MTV’s Scream series and the indie horror film Honeymoon, which starred Rose Leslie who is known for her role as Ygritte in Game of Thrones. read more

Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell Cast in Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Grey Matter’

Shudder, the king of streaming horror, announced the initial casting today for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow (based on George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 film of the same name) and the list will certainly please horror fans.  Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an adaptation of the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” as adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: April 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 April 2019! read more

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Trailer Features The Demonic Doll and Some of Her New Friends

The latest entry in The Conjuring franchise features not only the MVP of the group, that porcelain-faced rascal Annabelle, but a host of new and old friends in Gary Dauberman’s directing debut, Annabelle Comes Home.

The first trailer for the sixth entry in New Line’s cash cow puts the focus directly on the Warren’s world famous museum and many of the denizens contained within.  Annabelle, as the ring leader, stirs up the rest of those haunted and demonic critters and it appears that “all Hell breaks loose” while Ed and Lorraine are away investigating a case (and when will those baby sitters ever learn to stop snooping around that house). read more

‘Us’ Finishes Second at Weekend Box Office; Crosses $125 Million Mark

Even though those red-suited doppelgangers couldn’t catch Tim Burton’s Dumbo (which finished in first place with $45 million), Jordan Peele’s Us continued to bring in movie goers in its second frame with an estimated return of $33 million.

Peele’s mind-bender (whose domestic total currently stands at close to $128 million) declined an expected 52% the box office, better than most horror films in their second weekend of release.  Us didn’t come close to Get Out’s unprecedented 15% decline in 2017, but it of course made much more in its opening weekend than Peele’s first horror film ($71 millon vs. $33 million).  Us also cost much more than Get Out,  with Us costing $20 million and Get Out coming in at a meager $4.5 million dollar budget, so that may be the final factor in the race to the top. read more

WonderCon Anaheim 2019: Saturday Pics

This is the 33rd year of WonderCon and the convention’s eighth year in Southern California. Other than the Los Angeles show in 2016, all events have been in Anaheim. WonderCon is one of the largest comic conventions on the West Coast and it continues to grow. Over 66,000 attended the 2018 convention. This event is also part of Comic-Con International which many people know for San Diego Comic Con. WonderCon always has a good representation of horror for fans of the genre with panels, vendors, and artists surprising you with things you didn’t even know you needed, but must have once you see them. Have a look below for some photos from around the floor on Saturday, March 30, 2019. read more

WonderCon 2019: Child’s Play Panel and Mark Hamill as Chucky?!?!

By far the biggest news coming out of this panel was the surprise drop of the new voice of Chucky: none other than Mark Hamill! Some people may know him from a little movie called Star Wars and if you are going to replace an icon like Brad Dourif then getting another icon is the way to do it. The fans in attendance were both shocked and elated when at the end of the exclusive trailer following the …’and as the voice of Chucky’ frame, the trailer cut away to video of Hamill announcing himself as the new voice of the sinister doll. The next several minutes were spent hearing how the cast felt about working with him and there were a lot of expected jokes about working with Luke Skywalker. The crowd was into it and it was a bit hard to concentrate on the cast on stage as so many were talking about what they just saw on screen. This was a huge bomb dropped right on the WonderCon fans and they loved it. read more

Bats Galore in Netflix’s ‘The Silence’ Trailer

It appears as if Netflix is ready to chase every horror trend from 2018 in Annabelle and Wish Upon director John Leonetti ‘s upcoming bat horror film The Silence.

Not only does The Silence include a sound gimmick (A Quiet Place), a healthy dose of another sense-altering twist (the protagonist is deaf), but it also stars Netflix’s very own Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka (apparently, blindfolds would have been too derivative for Netflix viewers, who just enjoyed a similar tale entitled Bird Box.) read more

‘Abnormal Attraction’: The Horror News Network Review

Nearly a year ago at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, attending both the convention and their film festival, I found some surprising gems. This is a large reason why I love heading to this convention. There have been many instances of this over the last five years for me and I cherish each one. Even some of these films surprise and impress me enough to be part of my end of the year ‘Film Festival Features’ list. Sitting back after a late screening, I was enchanted by such a feature produced by a pair of passionate brothers that were based not too far from my home in New Jersey. Named ‘Fuzz on the Lens Productions,’ their film is called Abnormal Attraction.  read more

Get Ready to Travel Over the Rainbow in New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer

Set to a haunting instrumental version of  the song Judy Garland made famous way back in 1939 in The Wizard of Oz, the latest trailer for the upcoming Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is guaranteed to send kaiju fans “Over the Rainbow”.

The brief clip jams more monsters than you can shake a stick at in the exactly one minute long teaser, giving viewers generous shots of Rodan, Mothra, Ghidorah, and of course, the biggest star in Hollywood, Godzilla.

The film is directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).  Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins (who appeared in Gareth Edwards franchise starter in 2014) will also return to the film, reprising their roles from the previous monster mash. read more