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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Cancelled by Starz

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It's a sad day for horror fans and fans of Ashley J. Williams' brand of humor and Deadite-slaying as Variety has reported that Starz has cancelled the popular gore-fest after three seasons. According to Variety, "the show had seen a steep fall off…
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First Poster for 2018's 'Halloween' is Released

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Fans of the Halloween franchise have been pining for a trailer, teaser, poster...any new word about the new Halloween recently wrapped by Blumhouse Productions. Well, today Blumhouse, along with development director Ryan Turek, finally tweeted the first…
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Universal Releases Final Trailer for 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

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The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is out, and it delivers diverse set pieces and a ton of new information about the plot of the story. Featuring dinosaurs on rooftops, dinosaurs in a church, and a dinosaur in a kid's bedroom, the clip…
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Cary Elwes and Jake Busey Join Season Three Cast of 'Stranger Things'

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At the Netflix sponsored ‘See What’s Next’ event in Rome, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced that Cary Elwes and Jake Busey have joined the cast of Stranger Things according to a report on Deadline. Elwes is a fan favorite of…
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Ian Somerhalder Set to Star in 'V-Wars' Series on Netflix

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Netflix has announced it has ordered 10 episodes of the vampire series V-Wars, which is based on the Jonathan Mayberry comic from IDW Publishing. It was also announced that Ian Somerhalder, best known for his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries,…
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'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale Nets Lowest Ratings Since Season 1

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While the franchise is still drawing incredible viewership numbers by any comparison other than its previous performance, AMC's The Walking Dead set several dubious milestones with Season Eight's ratings. First, the season premiere in October, 2017 earned…

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'Koshchei the Deathless' Artist Ben Stenbeck: The Horror News Network Interview

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Fans of the Mignolaverse have been engrossed in the new Koschei the Deathless mini-series since its debut in late 2017, celebrating the tale that explores one of Hellboy's greatest foes in a new light.  Along with the typical mythic storytelling elements…
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Buy / Wait / Rent: March 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

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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…
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Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Sony's 'Men in Black' Spinoff

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We reported earlier this month that Sony Pictures is fast-tracking a Men in Black spinoff movie with F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious) set to direct. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not be returning for the project;…
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'The New Mutants' To Add New Character During Summer Re-shoots

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While scheduled re-shoots of big-budget Hollywood films are nothing new, adding an entirely new character into the fold during them is.  This is precisely what Twentieth Century Fox will be doing with the horror-themed comic book film The New Mutants,…
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Viewership for 'The Walking Dead' Continues to Drop with Lowest-Ever Ratings for Season 8 Mid-Season Premiere

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Earlier this week, HNN's own Nick Banks promptly reviewed Carl's extended farewell in The Walking Dead Season Eight mid-season premiere, but it turns out he's part of a group of viewers that just keeps shrinking. It's been no secret that viewership ratings…
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‘[REC]’ Director Paco Plaza's ‘Veronica’ Gets US Release on Netflix

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Following Netflix's trend of releasing films with no warning, fans of Spanish director Paco Plaza will be happy to hear that his recent Ouija-inspired film Veronica is now available for viewing on the streaming service.  The film was previously released…
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Cover Art and Release Date Revealed for R.L. Stine's Next 'Return to Fear Street' Book

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While most people know R.L. Stine for his beloved Goosebumps series of books for children, Fear Street is where it all began in 1989! The literary franchise was aimed at older kids than the target audience of Goosebumps, and many of its memorable…
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WiHM: An Interview with Shriekfest Founder Denise Gossett

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Continuing our coverage for Women in Horror Month, we caught up with Shriekfest’s Denise Gossett. Denise is the Founder and Director of Shriekfest, a horror film festival and screenplay competition in Los Angeles that is now in its 18th year. Denise…
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More Details Emerge for 'The Purge' TV Series

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In April of last year, genre powerhouse Blumhouse announced its venture into the world of television with The Purge TV series. Based on the film franchise and its premise of the annual night of lawlessness, the series is slated for release this year.…
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Fox Cancels M. Night Shyamalan's 'Wayward Pines' After 2 Seasons

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Now there's a twist you didn't see coming! Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines will not be returning for Season Three. TV Line reports that Fox has pulled the plug on the supernatural drama after mulling the decision over since this…
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'The Dark Tower' in Development as a TV Series for Amazon?

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Last summer, the world was (mis)treated to Nikolaj Arcel's vision of Stephen King's "Gunslinger" series in The Dark Tower.  While the work of  Idris Elba as "Gunslinger" Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black was fantastic, they…
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'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Mid-Season Premiere: The Horror News Network Review

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The last time that viewers got to watch the Walking Dead, it left off on a tragic and shocking note with Carl being bitten and awaiting his fate.  Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, what this mid-season premier turned out to be was us waiting a few…
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Paul Zindel's Son Files Lawsuit Against 'The Shape of Water' Creators for Alleged Plagiarism

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We first reported in late January that David Zindel, the son of playwright Paul Zindel, is accusing The Shape of Water of plagiarism. Now, the accusations have escalated in the form of a 53-page lawsuit against Fox Searchlight, Twentieth Century Fox,…
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Lionsgate's Studio L to Develop 'The Blair Witch Project' Digital Television Series

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Lionsgate is headed back to the wilderness with a new Blair Witch Project television series! The news broke with the announcement that the company has branded a new studio which will develop digital content based on original properties and some of Lionsgate's…
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'Goosebumps' Sequel's Ensemble Cast to Feature 'It' and 'Jumanji' Alumni

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The folks at Sony Pictures are hard at work on a follow-up to 2015's Goosebumps movie, based on the legendary works of writer R.L. Stine. We already knew that Jack Black will be returning to his role as a fictional version of Stine for the sequel, which…
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Shooting Location for 'Friday the 13th' to Offer Sleepaway Camp to the Highest Bidder

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So you think you're the biggest Friday the 13th fan, huh? You've got all of the movies on blu-ray, you've had your picture taken with all of the actors who've ever played Jason... but have you ever spent the night at the legendary Camp Crystal Lake?…
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'Hungry Ghosts' Co-Writer Joel Rose: The Horror News Network Interview

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When the Berger Books imprint was announced last February, many long-time Vertigo Comics fans were naturally excited at the prospect of being able to enjoy a whole new set of original and edgy stories, all under the guidance of Karen Berger.  The first…
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WiHM: Interview with Scream Queen Laura Ortiz

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As part of Horror News Network's Women in Horror Month coverage, HNN's Larry Dwyer was able to chat with scream queen Laura Ortiz about her work in the world of horror. Laura’s resume includes 2006’ The Hills Have Eyes, Chillerama, Holliston, Victor…
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'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story': The Horror News Network Mid-Season Review

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Halfway through its intense and diverse season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story manages to out-"American horror" American Horror Story and claim the prize as one of the most engaging shows on television. Between its expert…
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'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Lands Lead Role in ABC's 'Whiskey Cavalier'; Could Signal Exit from 'TWD'

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In a move that could signal the end of Maggie on the Walking Dead, Variety is reporting that Lauren Cohan has just  landed the lead role in ABC's pilot for Whiskey Cavalier.   According to the report, "Cohan does not currently have a contract in…
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'Legion' Season Two Trailer Makes You Question Your Sanity

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To the delight of fans of smart sci-fi/horror everywhere, FX renewed their genre-bending cult favorite Legion for a second season.  Now we have a teaser for season two (which debuts on April 3) and you may want to listen to the alluring Aubrey Plaza…