Could There be Another Scream in the Future?

As we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the revolutionary horror-film franchise, “Scream,” we remember that, sadly, the iconic Wes Craven is no longer with us to usher in our new favorite movies. Entertainment Tonight recently interviewed Neve Campbell and Kevin Williamson to reflect on the franchise’s success. Naturally, the potential for another sequel was discussed.

In the interview, Williamson said “Wes and I, when we were starting Scream 4, we had plans for Scream 5 and 6….. Now without Wes, I feel like you have to sort of answer the questions of how and why, and I don’t know how to do it without Wes and I don’t know why to do it.” read more

Ben Mezrich (21, The Social Network) Gives TED Talk on UFO Research

This Christmas Eve, there may be more than just Santa Claus (and Krampus) hovering over our houses as we sleep!

Ben Mezrich, the prolific non-fiction author whose works became the films 21 and The Social Network, gave a brief lecture for TED Talks about his recent work on researching the UFO phenomenon.

While this lecture is a little more serious than Horror News Network’s recent interview with David Liebe Hart, Mezrich uses humor to explain how he began to research UFO occurrences and what interesting things he’s found so far. read more

New Images Released from “Alien: Covenant”

It looks like fans clamoring for a new trailer of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will have to quench their thirst with just a few still images released from the film’s Twitter account yesterday. One image shows Michael Fassbender, as one of his characters, dressed in all white sitting at a piano; another shows some of the blood that we’ve come to love from this series covering the inner walls of the ship.

The film’s plot synopsis reads:  “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” read more

Check Out the New Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

Warner Bros. Pictures have unveiled the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049. A direct sequel to the Ridley Scott masterpiece, Blade Runner, the film will star Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford returning to the iconic role of Rick Deckard.

Based on the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is one of the most original and iconic R-rated films ever to explore the complexities of a not-so-distant dystopian future. Hauntingly beautiful, and sometimes utterly horrific, the film influenced many science fiction and horror stories that have come since. read more

Gore Verbinski’s New A Cure For Wellness Trailer Released

20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Gore Verbinski’s latest horror thriller A Cure for Wellness today.

The film, which takes place in a bizarre mental health facility, stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Issacs, and relative newcomer Mia Goth.

Film goers recently spotted DeHaan in Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man (talk about mental trauma…) and will certainly recognize Issacs as the villainous Lucius Malfoy of Harry Potter fame.

Verbinski hasn’t tackled material like this since 2002’s The Ring.  It will be interesting to see how Verbinski directs his second horror film after mega-hits like the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and the disappointing box office disaster The Lone Ranger. read more

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” Review

I learned a valuable lesson last night that I’d like to pass along to all of you, dear readers. Are you listening? Good…here it is: do not, under any circumstances, watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe alone at night in the dark. Movies as terrifying as Autopsy should be viewed in daylight only, with a crowd of close friends nearby so that you can all look at each other and giggle nervously as if you’re not afraid; but you will be afraid.

Written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, The Autopsy of Jane Doe starts out with a nice, gory autopsy (go figure, right?) being performed by a father (Tommy) and son (Austin) played by the venerable Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch respectively. Other than the gore, all seems pretty ordinary as the two work side-by-side, the father clearly being the subject-matter expert looking to pass his expertise onto his son. read more

“The Eyes of My Mother” Review

It’s been a good, long while since a film stuck with me the way that The Eyes of My Mother has possessed my mind since my initial viewing of it two days ago. Dark, haunting and chilling yet such a beautiful, stylish film. The film’s beauty is almost over-run by its brutal subject matter but it’s done so well that it all just…works.

A child named Francisca plays outside as a stranger approaches. Francisca’s mother makes her way outside to investigate and the stranger asks if he can go into the house to use the bathroom. We can all tell that this is going to end poorly but she allows him into the house anyway. Next we see Francisca sitting at the kitchen table as her father comes home. Alas, he is too late and her mother is dead but the killer is also wounded. read more

The Exorcist: The Series “Three Rooms” Episode Review

“Three Rooms,” the final episode of Season One of Fox’s The Exorcist, provides a conservative, yet satisfying ending to the season. Having played most of its tricks in the previous two thrilling episodes, “Three Rooms” dials back on the bloodshed and leads its viewers towards a safe conclusion to the season, and potentially the series. After spending a season proving its excellence to fans and critics alike, The Exorcist leaves its viewers hungry for more.

The events of this chapter probably could have played out over more than the length of one episode. While all of the plot points were nicely wrapped up, there wasn’t as much time for the characters to breathe as the denouement began to unfold. Robert Emmet Lunney’s Captain Howdy was so well developed over the course of the early episodes, his exit seemed a bit rushed. With that said, the moment provided a bonding experience for the Rance family that they’ll never forget! It was nice to see the characters all work together to bring about a positive change. At the start of the season, each member of family seemed like he or she was struggling to find out where each one fit into the family structure. By the final scene, they appear closer than ever. read more

The Krampus and The Old Dark Christmas Author Al Ridenour Discusses Every Horror Fan’s Favorite Holiday Legend

After the Halloween season ends, and Christmas knocks all of the plastic skulls and jack-o’-lanterns off the store shelves, most horror fans have traditionally found solace in Tim Burton’s stop motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas or evil Santa Clauses in Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night.  At the dawn of the new millennium, fans found another “kindred spirit” in the form of Krampus, primarily through Michael Dougherty’s film of the same name. read more

Friday the 13th The Game Reveals Counselor Gameplay

Yesterday, Friday the 13th The Game was featured on IGN First, a section of the popular IGN website which showcases games set to debut at a later time. Viewers were treated to eighteen minutes of counselor gameplay with the goal being not to be killed by 80’s slasher icon, Jason Voorhees.

A handful of players roamed the woods in search of escape routes as Jason is seen looming. The slasher icon appears a few times during the demo, and fans can also hear that signature Harry Manfredini sound of ‘ki , ki,  ki, ma, ma, ma‘.  From the looks of it, the game plays much like the movie, and a traditional survival horror game. read more