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'Child's Play' Finishes in Second Place at Weekend Box Office

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Child's Play (2019) finished second at the box office this weekend, making an estimated total of $14 million.  While finishing in second is never a bad thing at the summer box office, it's not terrific when your opening total is $104 million less than…

DC Comics 'Sunsets' Vertigo Imprint After 26 Years

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After months of rumors, DC Comics made the news official today that Vertigo, the long-standing edgy imprint that gave birth to some of the best and most literate comic books of the last 26 years would be no more, effective as of January of 2020. Publisher…

American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property Petitions Netflix to Cancel Amazon Prime's 'Good Omens'

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They say that "the Devil is in the details", but it appears that the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was more concerned with the Devil, than the details in the case of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens adaptation. The…

Shudder Announces Casting and Episode Guide for Upcoming 'Creepshow' Series

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Shudder has just announced additional casting for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series which includes stars from the world of music, as well as some perennial horror actors.  Joining the cast are Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Big Boi, along with Jeffrey…

Netflix Releases Final 'Stranger Things 3' Trailer

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The wait is nearly over! Before long, Stranger Things fans can throw a hot dog on the grill, set off a few state-approved fireworks, and stream the latest season of their favorite series from the comfort of their own homes. To mark the occasion, Netflix…

Cary Elwes Set to Join Cast of Blumhouse 'Black Christmas' Remake

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It looks like it will be a Black Christmas this year for horror fans.  Blumhouse Productions announced today (and Deadline broke the news) that veteran thespian Cary Elwes will star in the remake of the 1974 seasonal horror classic.  He will join a…

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Inside Ed and Lorraine Warren's Occult Museum: A Horror News Network Pictorial

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The death of beloved paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren has all of us here at Horror News Network reminiscing about our favorite encounters with her and Ed throughout the years. Seeing as HNN's headquarters is located in the Warrens' home state of…

HNN Staff Members Remember Lorraine Warren

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Monroe is a small town in the southern part of Connecticut, about an hour and a half from the most famous city in the world: New York.  Unlike the cosmopolitan confines of NYC, Monroe looks like many New England towns, with plenty of woods and pastures…

Trailblazing Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Dies at 92

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For real life ghost story aficionados-and since 2013, even big screen supernatural movie buffs- no individuals are more prominent than Ed and Lorraine Warren. The duo founded N.E.S.P.R., the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and were involved…

Screenwriter Announced for 'The Nun' Sequel

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The wildly successful Conjuring films have spawned a number of "spin-off" films including the Annabelle series and The Nun; now that I think of it, The Conjuring is kind of like the modern horror world's answer to Happy Days...which I guess means that…

Chucky Speaks in Second Trailer for 'Child's Play'

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“I think Chucky did something…” Just hours ago, Orion Pictures revealed the second trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play film. The new preview, which is two minutes long showcases a community plunged into chaos as the murderous doll, Chucky plans…

Netflix to Debut 'The Witcher' Series in Q4 of 2019

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It has been a long time coming, but it appears that Netflix's television series based on the Polish fantasy-drama book series The Witcher will premiere on the streaming series very soon.  Ted Sarandso, the Chief Content Officer for Netflix, announced…

Owen King Working on Script for 'Sleeping Beauties' for AMC

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AMC has asked Owen King to write the pilot for the best selling novel 'Sleeping Beauties' that he co-wrote with his dad Stephen King. According to the news from Deadline, the goal is to have 'Sleeping Beauties' be an open-ended series for the network. Ashley…

'Friday the 13th' Rights Lawsuit Slashes On

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Sad news for Friday the 13th fans, the ongoing and severely frustrating lawsuit between the original film's screenwriter Victor Miller and director Sean Cunningham will continue as Cunningham has now refiled his appeal which means the reversion of rights…

Production on 'Swamp Thing' Series Unexpectedly Halted; Teaser Trailer Debuts

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Swamp Thing fans received some good new and bad news today about DC Universe's upcoming adaptation of the classic Alan Moore stories. The good news is that a teaser for the upcoming series launched like an alligator snapping up a heron in the Okefenokee…

'House of Fear' Writer James Powell: The Horror News Network Interview

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The entry into the horror genre usually happens at a young age, even if we are unaware of the dark path that we are embarking on. Whether it is watching classic Scooby Doo episodes, taking your first doom buggy ride through Disney's Haunted Mansion, or…

'What We Do in the Shadows' Episodes 1-3: The Horror News Network Review

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Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi broke new ground in 2014 with the feature film What We Do in the Shadows by blending the tried and true mockumentary formula with an adept understanding of vampire lore and history. The movie contained the perfect blend…

'Hellboy' Burned at Weekend Box Office

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Much to the chagrin of Hellboy fans, Neil Marshall, David Harbour, and Mike Mignola (to say nothing about the financial stake holders at Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment), the much-hyped Hellboy reboot failed to deliver at the box office, or in the…

Season 9 Title for 'American Horror Story' Revealed

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Yesterday American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed a teaser for Season 9 of his award-winning series. The forty-five second trailer shows a young woman in the woods fleeing in terror from a knife-wielding maniac. As the woman makes it into…

Original 'Ghost Hunters' Return for New Travel Channel Series 'Ghost Nation'

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Many paranormal fans were upset to see Ghost Hunters leave the air in 2016, but with the popularity of ghostly programming all over the cable dial in recent years, it was only a matter of time before the trailblazers of reality ghost hunting television…

AMC Announces Details About 'The Terror' Season Two

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AMC's The Terror will take on a very different look and feel this season with a new setting and focus outside of the icy confines of the antarctic. This season (with hopefully no connection to the first season of the series) will instead take place…

New 'Walking Dead' Series to Premiere in 2020

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During the AMC Networks Summit in Manhattan, the network announced that a spinoff of The Walking Dead has been greenlit and will premiere on AMC in 2020. According to Deadline, production is slated to start this summer in Virginia and is said to be run…

The Creepy and Kooky Return in 'Addams Family' Trailer

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They're creepy and they're kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky. The Addams family. And now, they’re back. Today MGM released a teaser trailer for the upcoming film providing us a glimpse of what we can expect once it arrives…

Stephen King to Write 'Lisey's Story' for Apple

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It looks as if another Stephen King novel is headed to the small screen. According to Deadline, Lisey’s Story will be coming to Apple as an eight-episode series which will be written by Stephen King himself. Joining King on this journey is JJ Abrams…

The ‘Ghost Town’ Podcast Interview with Rebecca Leib

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Podcasts are definitely seeing a boost in interest from true-crime stories like Serial so this is a perfect time to have a series on real-life horror history that considers the myth and legend of various haunted and/or notorious places. Comedians Rebecca…

'Pet Sematary' Climbs into Second Place at Weekend Box Office, 'Us' Passes $150 Million Mark

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The pulse for Pet Sematary has been running high over the past few months (and the film delivered a second place finish at the weekend box office to the tune of $25 million), but  just like the optimism of Dr. Louis Creed, the end result may not be what…

'Alien' 40th Anniversary Shorts - The Horror News Network Review

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As hard to fathom as it is, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Ridley Scott masterpiece Alien.  A truly revolutionary picture, both in terms of horror and science fiction, Alien was groundbreaking in so many ways that it has spawned multiple…