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Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Anticipation for Shudder’s new horror anthology series Creepshow (based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero) has been sky high ever since the project was announced.  The original anthology film captured all the best parts of classic EC horror comics, adding even more gore and shocks than the ones that got the original comics banned in the first place.  Could a new series live up to the standard set by King and Romero in 1982?

Cautious optimism turned to genuine excitement when the details of the series were revealed Shudder’s New York Comic Con panel last year, when Greg Nicotero was announced as one of the executive producers and directors, with stories by some of the best writers in horror including King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bird Box’s Josh Malerman. read more

Upcoming ‘Swamp Thing’ Series Gets Teaser Trailer

Now streaming on YouTube, DC Universe has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action Swamp Thing series starring Derek Mears as the man-turned-monster and can be seen here…

This release follows the unsettling update last week that the series was shutting down production in Wilmington, North Carolina.

More doom and gloom down in the swamp came from The Hollywood Reporter which brought word the episode count for the series has been reduced from 13 episodes to 10. The ending of the season will be reworked to accommodate the new episode count. read more

Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell Cast in Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Grey Matter’

Shudder, the king of streaming horror, announced the initial casting today for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow (based on George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 film of the same name) and the list will certainly please horror fans.  Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an adaptation of the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” as adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). read more

Adrienne Barbeau Announces Her Return to ‘Swamp Thing’

Adrienne Barbeau stunned horror fans today when she announced via her Twitter page that she will be returning to the swamp as she joined the cast of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing.

While she did not give any info as to which role she will play in the series, the veteran actress adds experience to the series which is said to have a much darker tone than the film. Barbeau will join Derek Mears who will play Swamp Thing, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Andy Bean, Jennifer Beals, Will Patton, Crystal Reed, and Maria Sten in the production. read more

New Horror Podcasts From Shudder Feature Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Elijah Wood

Shudder’s original content (Horror Noire, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and the upcoming Creepshow anthology) has been impressing horror fans of all kinds this year, and the horror streaming service doesn’t appear to be slowing down.  Shudder is about to get into the podcast game with three new shows featuring names that should be familiar to all horror fans: Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah.

The official titles for each podcast include: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, an expansion of the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of HorrorShe Kills, a podcast by and about women in the horror genre, hosted by Adrienne Barbeau; and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah, a unique series that invites listeners into the lives and homes of some of the most creative figures working in genre entertainment today.” read more

‘Death House’ Slated for April VOD Release

The last work of the legendary Gunnar Hansen will soon be available for all to see. Before he left us in 2015, Gunnar wrote the script for the film Death House with the intentions of featuring as many legends of the horror genre as possible.

After the gentle giant’s passing, the script was punched up by Harrison Smith (Camp Dread) who also took over directing duties. When it comes to Gunnar’s wish to cast as many horror legends as possible, it’s safe to say that they went all out. The short list is Adrienne Barbeau, Sid Haig, Kane Hodder, Vernon Wells, Tony Todd, Felissa Rose, Michael Berryman, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton and more…seriously. read more

CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.

While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more

Sid Haig Announced for CT Horrorfest 2017 and House of 1000 Corpses Movie Night

The co-founder of CT HorrorFest, Rob Caprilozzi, announced this week that actor Sid Haig will be appearing at this year’s convention and will also take part in a special movie night Q&A featuring House of 1000 Corpses.

The movie night is a new addition to CT Horrorfest and will take place on Friday night September 15th at 7:00 at the Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut, the day before the annual CT Horrorfest.

Haig, who is known for his recent work with director Rob Zombie as well as a wide variety of cult classics like Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Spider Baby (co-starring with the Wolf Man himself Lon Chaney Jr.) as well as appearances on virtually every genre t.v. show from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, will take part in a panel after a showing of House of 1000 Corpses and will also answer questions from  the audience.  He will not be signing autographs at the movie night, but he will the next day at CT Horrorfest. read more