Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below:
In an exclusive interview with SyFy Wire, co-owner of Platinum Dunes, Brad Fuller . explained why we haven’t seen a new Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street film lately, and why we may not be seeing either for the foreseeable future.
Although not a surprise to fans (as a new Friday the 13th film was scheduled for 2017 but was removed from the release list), Fuller shed some light on the subject. The producer explained that “There (were) a couple of things. I think there was concern about the rights looming at that point. Paramount was concerned if they made that movie and the rights were not available… if you are going to make that movie, you want to be able to ride it for more than one or two movies. That didn’t exist in this rights structure. We were going down the road to make the movie, but, at the end of the day, economically and/or creatively, they didn’t want to make it. There’s this clause in the rights that the rights revert back to New Line. As that date became closer and closer, Paramount would have made one Friday the 13th movie and then New Line would have benefited if the movie was great. Then, New Line could have followed it up with subsequent movies. It put Paramount in a very tough position to go ahead and actually make the movie, and then us to reap the benefits if it was successful beyond that particular film.” read more
Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.
In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words: read more
Freddy Kruger will soon be the subject of a documentary detailing his rabid fanbase. Featuring interviews with fans and performers alike, the film will explore Freddy’s vast popularity which spans 24 years to date. The documentary is directed by Paige Troxell, who directed an independent short fan film which takes place within the Nightmare universe called Don’t Fall Asleep in 2016. In the trailer for FredHeads, we see clips of interviews with Nightmare fan favorites such as Danny Hassel and Tuesday Knight playing over blaring retro-style background music. You can watch the entire clip for yourself below: read more
On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Amazing Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2018. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2017. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow! read more
The A Nightmare on Elm Street panel was clearly one of the most highly-anticipated panels on Friday evening at Rhode Island Comic Con. Fans lined up early for a chance to get up close and personal with Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox at the massive “Ballroom A” auditorium. For about an hour, the two performers reminisced about their memories of making A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, and they discussed the highlights of their respective careers beyond the Nightmare franchise. Horror News Network was present at the event to deliver you all of the juicy tidbits and front row photos from this exciting panel! read more
LeeAnna Vamp (SyFy’s Cosplay Melee) describes herself in her new series Ghosted with LeeAnna Vamp as “an actress, cosplayer, and model” and after interviewing her, it is also clear that she is a huge fan of horror, science fiction, and comics. In this exclusive interview from New York Comic Con 2017, Vamp spoke to Horror News Network about her origins as a cosplayer, her favorite horror films and costumes, her love for Disney, and her new adventures as a travel host/paranormal investigator. read more
For those that have seen the blockbuster IT (and is there anyone who hasn’t yet?), it can be confirmed that the terror factor is off the charts. However, with the retro 80s backdrop how cool would it have been to see horror movie icon Freddy Krueger pop in on the action? That fantasy scenario for horror movie aficionados was apparently a lot closer to coming true than anyone knew. IT director Andy Muschietti was recently interviewed by Aint-It-Cool-News, and revealed that Freddy terrorizing Derry was definitely an idea being bounced around in pre-production. read more
It looks like Robert Englund is not quite done haunting our dreams. Entertainment Weekly reports that Mr. Englund will don the burnt-flesh makeup once again to portray the iconic Freddy Krueger horror role. Englund had portrayed the nightmare slasher in the original classic film A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as the seven sequels that are part of the original franchise’s timeline. He also portrayed the character for the “Freddy’s Nightmares” television show, which ran for three seasons in the late 1980s. Despite hinting over the years that his time as Freddy was done, the actor will be the focus of a new documentary entitled Nightmares in the Makeup Chair, directed by Mike Kerz. read more
Welcome to the latest edition of Horror Hunting!, taking a fantastic flight through the world of horror collectables (and being careful to not fly over Ukrainian airspace). For this edition we whirl back to the fabulous ’80s for cards you may have overlooked at the time. After that we’ll travel back to the present, and check out a cable series garnering a lot of well-deserved buzz as it gets the limited print treatment. Without further adieu…..
“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead read more