Todd McFarlane Announces New Darker Spawn Film

Todd McFarlane announced today via a preview clip from Kevin Smith’s AMC talk show Geeking Out that he is currently working on a darker, more faithful Spawn film.  McFarlane was interviewed by Tiffany Smith and when asked if a new film was on the horizon he stated “The simple answer is yes,”.  McFarlane also said that the film would be “a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script.”

He also told Smith that “the world’s going to be real, except for one thing that’s going to move,” and that “you’re never going to see a dude in a rubber suit….This is going to be my Jaws shark,”. read more

The Real Trailer for American Horror Story Season 6 Released

Following the Season 6 premiere of American Horror Story last night, and a series of misleading promos, a new trailer revealing the theme, along with what is ahead this season, was released. Set in a true-crime docuseries format, My Roanoke Nightmare centers around a couple living in a farmhouse and the famous missing Colony.

Shelby (Sarah Paulson) and Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.) move into a farmhouse in North Carolina, only to be terrorized by neighbors (Kathy Bates). The docuseries format is a departure from previous AHS seasons, while the home-centered story shows similarities of the first season of the show. read more

In the Mountains of Madness Author W. Scott Poole Talks H.P. Lovecraft

Author W. Scott Poole has made a career out of examining monsters and the supernatural.  Through a variety of texts including such titles as Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and Haunting and Satan in America: The Devil We Know.  Along with these cultural examinations of all “things that go bump in the night”, Poole recently turned his attention to genre figures that have influenced horror films and culture with Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror.

After analyzing Vampira’s (Maila Nurmi) influence and contributions to the genre and the wider cultural implications of her career, Poole decided to tackle the father of Cthulhu himself, H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft is a name synonymous with horror fiction and culture.  His body of work has influenced generations of writers, musicians, film makers, and artists.  Over the past 30 years, perhaps no author has influenced the genre more, especially in the 21st century. read more

Constantine: The Complete Series Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

DC Entertainment and Warner Archive Collection have announced that the short-lived TV series, Constantine will be coming to Blu-ray/DVD on October 4th.

In addition to each episode that is featured on the disks, bonus features are set to include trailers, behind the scenes footage, and a 2014 Comic-Con Panel which features a Q+A with the cast and creators.

Matt Ryan starred as John Constantine in the thirteen episode series which aired on NBC. Each episode had an average of 3.3 million viewers, but it wasn’t enough as the network cancelled the series on May 8th. Warner Brothers attempted to shop the show to other networks but it didn’t pan out. Shortly thereafter, the cast and crew were released from their contracts. read more

Exclusive Clip from Sadako vs. Kayako Released by Shudder

A new clip from the long-awaited Japanese horror film Sadako vs. Kayako was unveiled by Vulture.com today in advance of the full release on the digital horror network Shudder.

Horror News Network originally reported on Shudder’s acquisition of the film in August stating that “For those unfamiliar with the titles characters, the film features a showdown between the demons from Japan’s two most popular ghost franchises: Ringu and Ju-On (known to North American fans as the Ring and The Grudge).  The film is directed by  by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Grotesque).” read more

New Predator movie lands Benicio Del Toro?

Superstar actor Benecio Del Toro is said to be in talks to star in the next entry into the series which began with the 1987 classic Predator. The Predator, is set to be directed by Shane Black based on a script by Black and his frequent partner Fred Dekker.

While some sites are reporting this film as a remake, Shane Black told Collider back in June that this is not the case. Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, adding that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” read more

The Toxic Avenger Remake Announced

The cult-classic The Toxic Avenger is getting a face-lift with a remake.   It was announced today that Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon has be tapped to direct the re-imagination of the ultimate Troma film.  It has been over 30 years since 98 pound weakling Melvin Ferd (Mark Torgl) fell into a drum of toxic waste to emerge as the Toxic Avenger.

Little else is know about the reboot of the horror-comedy, which spawned the sequels The Toxic Avenger II, The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie:  The Toxic Avenger IV.  Troma Entertainment founder Lloyd Kaufman will executive produce along with his co-director of the original film, Michael Herz.   Archer creators Mike Arnold and Chris Poole will be penning the script.  No release date has been confirmed. read more

Wild Eye’s ‘Tales of Poe’ Features Horror Scream Queens

Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Tales of Poe, which features legendary horror scream queens, is coming to DVD on October 11. First premiering at Hollywood’s famous Egyptian Theater, the horror anthology has since garnered praise from critics. It has been hailed as “a worthy successor to the Roger Corman/ Vincent Price Poe films”  by San Francisco Weekly. The feature was co-directed by Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly.

A variety of the best known final girls from the 1980’s to today star in the acclaimed collection. Scream queens featured include Adrienne King (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Halloween 2), Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part 2, April Fool’s Day) Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger, Hell Town) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday to Me, Funeral Home). read more

Harrow County #16 Early Review

Harrow County #16 Early Review

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: September 14th, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Emmy fights to save her home against the ravages of her new family.

Our Thoughts:

The “Family Tree” storyline reaches its fateful conclusion with some dubious consequences for Emmy and both the human and non-human residents of Harrow County.  Since the start of the series, Bunn and Crook have continued to expand the world of Harrow County and the amount and influence of its magical residents.   This issue brings this build full circle and also helps to bring the amount of magical influence back to a manageable level. read more

FOX Releases New Promo for The Exorcist TV Series

As you may have heard, Fox will be launching a television series based on the 1973 horror classic film The Exorcist premiering on September 23rd. You may not be aware, however, that Fox has also been releasing official trailers and sneak peeks of the small-screen adaptation for a while now. This reboot will be an updated remake of the iconic horror movie for present-day. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet the Apes), the show’s cast will feature Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, and Geena Davis. read more