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! Super 7 brought a wide variety of properties to the show, including ReAction figures from Alien, Misfits, and Phantom Starkiller. Their classic monsters line included masks and Halloween buckets based on Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and they offered two different 3-packs of popular Hellboy characters. You can check out all of our photos from the event below:
This past June, 20th Century Fox partnered with Tongal (a crowdsourcing platform for video content) with the intention of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Alien film by “… tapping six visionary filmmakers in the Tongal Community to produce their own original short videos set in the aftermath of the original film.” And according to the official Alien twitter page, the finalists have been selected.
From over 550 entries and 18 incredible finalists, we’re excited to announce six talented @tongal filmmakers have been selected to create short films set in the #ALIEN universe! Stay tuned… ? pic.twitter.com/swQK6MzsZp read more
Fans of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film and James Cameron’s Aliens eagerly awaited the release of the third film in the series in 1992, helmed by first time director Davis Fincher. Although Fincher would later be forgiven many times over (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac) most of those fans walked out of the theater on May 22 of that year disappointed and confused.
What fans did not know at the time that Alien 3 was released was that a script by sci-fi legend William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) had been scraped at the eleventh hour, resulting in a rushed production that took the film in a very different direction. read more
Are you looking to express your fandom by purchasing some new merchandise based on a beloved franchise after the conclusion of Harry Potter Book Night, but before the launch of Star Wars’ May the Fourth extravaganza and Force Friday? Well, Twentieth Century Fox has just the event for you: the third annual Alien Day!
Set for April 26th, 2018 (because “4/26” sounds kind of like “LV-426,” the name of the infamous planet where the crew of the Nostromo encounter the viscous little facehugger), the event will include everything from sale prices on digital purchases of classic Alien movies to an Aliens pinball tournament. Special products will be available from such companies as Dark Horse Comics, Fright Rags, Neca, Funko, Mondo, Mattel, and Diamond Select. read more
Writer James V. Simpson, known for penning 2009’s Armored starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne, has just seen his script Intruders picked up by Paramount. The film will be produced by Dan Farah of Farah Films who produced Simpson’s last script Armored and more recently Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Also producing is Vertigo Entertainment who has been involved in such horror titles as It (2017) and The Strangers (2008).
The movie community lost a legend with the announcement that actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91. Although he was never honored by mainstream institutions like the Academy Awards, Stanton was well known to directors and lovers of film alike as a one-of-a-kind force on unforgettable projects throughout his illustrious career.
Harry Dean Stanton was born in Kentucky in 1926. He moved to California and began racking up acting credits in the mid 50s. He career began to explode in the mid 70s with a variety of high profile projects. His body of work includes collaborations with directors John Carpenter, David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, and Ridley Scott. Film lovers know him for his roles in mainstream projects like Paris, Texas and the television series, Big Love. Horror fans know him for his unforgettable performances in Alien, Escape from New York, and Repo Man. read more
Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) recently spoke to fellow horror director Mick Garris on his podcast (Post Mortem with Mick Garris) about his career in film and television and also revealed some exciting news about his upcoming film, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
Garris asked Marshall about the R-rating and if he was going to be “…allowed to be more extreme” to which the director replied, “We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off.” While Marshall did state that he is going to exercise some restraint, and that he was “…not going to force it to be R-rated”, he did follow-up on his initial comments, saying that “…obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.” read more
In an attempt to generate interest for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and also serve as a bridge from his return to the world he created in 1979 (Alien) in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, Warner Brothers Pictures recently released a second prologue video (“The Crossing”) for the upcoming film.
The video features the only survivors of Prometheus, Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), as they attempt to locate their “creators”, but even David’s sweet, mellow voice can’t downplay his disappointment and horror when they reach their destination at the end of the clip. read more
Everyone’s favorite planet, LV-426, will once again be the subject of mass celebrations on April 26th (4/26…get it?). For those not in the know, LV-426 is the name of the planet from the Alien films where the USCSS Nostromo landed and first made contact with the Xenomorph eggs.
In anticipation of Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the franchise, Alien: Covenant, tons of fan activities haven been planned including an interactive trivia challenge, a fan art contest, new merchandise reveals and even a live-streaming event to be broadcasted from Fox Studios in Los Angeles featuring cast members from the film! read more
Fox Studios have been teasing fans with a steady drip of information on its upcoming film, Alien: Covenant over the past few weeks. Anticipation has been high due to the return of Ridley Scott as director and the fact that the film promises to put its famous xenomorphs front and center this time (after 2012’s Prometheus largely avoided them). Today, Fox released a new poster image which reinforces this commitment. Check out the entire image below:
The poster features every creature a fan of the Alien franchise could possibly want to see: alien warriors, facehuggers, an engineer (originally known as the space jockey!), and even some not-so-subtle patterning up top which looks a little like the crown of the alien queen! It sure seems like we’re in for a real monster fest with this entry in the 38 year old franchise. read more