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Buy / Wait / Rent: March 2020 Blu-Ray Releases

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 of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of March 2020! read more

No Presents for ‘Black Christmas’ at Weekend Box Office

Sometimes you just don’t get the gifts you want around the holiday season, and sometimes you get a pair of cheap socks or a fruitcake mixed with concrete.  Unfortunately, the producers of Black Christmas received the later, as the new take on the 1970’s original opened with an estimated $4.5 million at the weekend box office.

Even though awareness of Black Christmas on social media platforms was reportedly high, the yuletide slasher movie did not connect with the intended young horror audience that the film was marketed to.  Not only did most of the target audience stay home, those that witnessed the Universal Pictures Black Christmas gave the film an abysmal D+ on Cinemascore and a 29% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. read more

‘Black Christmas’ Trailer Arrives From Blumhouse and Universal

Today Universal Pictures revealed a two-and-a-half minutes trailer for their upcoming Christmas-themed slasher flick Black Christmas. Directed by Sophia Takal, the film stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes and Simon Mead.

 The movie is described as:

Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood.

 Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters-athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’s Star)-prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. read more

Cary Elwes Set to Join Cast of Blumhouse ‘Black Christmas’ Remake

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 cast that already boasts Imogen Poots (Green Room, 28 Weeks Later) and Eleyse Shannon (TV’s Charmed) among a slew of young actors and actresses.  Black Christmas is currently in pre-production but is expected to be released in time for the 2019 holiday season. read more

Margot Kidder Dead at 69

We have some sad news to announce today as Deadline is reporting that Margot Kidder has passed away at her Montana home at 69 years of age. Known to genre fans for such classics as Black Christmas and The Amityville Horror, Kidder

Kidder appeared in over 60 films since her start in the 1968 film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. She was propelled to new heights when she took the role of Lois Lane in the 1978 film Superman. She would go on to reprise that role three more times in the films Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #32 – Christmas 2015!!!

Happy Holidays and welcome to the Christmas edition of Horror Hunting!  In this festive installment we’ll fill the horror stockings with enough ghoulish goodies to make Santa himself blush with excitement.  The Christmas season is normally a big time of year for horror fans and the industry alike (trailing only Halloween, for obvious reasons); through the years, toy companies have made sure to provide enough collectibles, props and general toys to satiate the sadistic appetites of the masses.  Remember….if your father shows up on Christmas Eve after an excursion to Chinatown with a small, furry new pet, run the other way (especially if you forget things easily).  We at Horror News Network would like nothing more than to make this a December to dismember, so without further delay away we go…… read more