Posts

HNN’s Coverage of The 2019 New York Toy Fair

HNN’s Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin once again invaded the Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan for Toy Fair New York, the annual international convention of toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers.  And once again, all horror fans have a LOT to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.

The usual suspects of horror industry heavyweights such as NECA, Mezco and McFarlane Toys (among many others) did not disappoint with their impressive displays and product announcements, which are covered in the event pictures posted here.  While the genre standards like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Chucky were of course well-represented, several new exciting licenses were unveiled as well.  Our favorites are They Live, which saw multiple companies announce brand-new figure lines, and the anticipated upcoming film The Curse of La Llorona.  Mezco appears to be knocking it out of the park in respect to the latter. read more

Official Trailer for ‘Child’s Play’ Slashes its Way Online

“People, let me tell you ’bout my best friend.” The official trailer for Orion’s Child’s Play remake has arrived bringing with it technology and terror. The one-minute trailer gives us a short glimpse of what to expect as parents rush to buy the hottest toy for their children, the Buddi doll.

Directed by Lars Klevberg, Child’s Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, David Lewis, Ty Consiglio, and Beatrice Kitsos.

The official synopsis for the film reads:

A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. read more

HNN Staff Discuss What to Expect in 2019

The upcoming year is shaping up to be quite a significant one for horror fans, with numerous film and television projects scheduled to premiere across many different platforms.  From Pet Sematary to It: Chapter Two to yet another promising Jordan Peele production, there is reason for both optimism and skepticism within the genre.

Join HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean as they discuss and critique what to expect in 2019.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for the entire episode, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more

‘Chucky’ Series Coming to Syfy

It looks like everyone’s favorite killer doll is headed to Syfy. According to Deadline, Syfy has nabbed the rights to develop a Chucky TV series. The series come from the Child’s Play creative team of Don Mancini and David Kirschner who will be joined by Nick Antosca.

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and SYFY is the perfect network for us,” said Mancini in an official statement. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.” read more

Viral Website Launched for Upcoming ‘Child’s Play’ Film

MGM and Orion are chugging forward with their Child’s Play remake and the latest from the film is a viral site called BestBuddi.com. The site showcases the latest product from the fictional Kaslan Corporation, a company that specializes in technological interconnectivity. Their current creation is a Buddi doll, a product which connects and controls all Kaslan products and smart home devices. The doll comes equipped with a cloud-backed voice recognition engine capable of identifying speech and can learn from human interaction. read more

Mezco Toyz Displays Massive Collection of Upcoming Horror Toys at New York Comic Con

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: read more

First Photo of Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Revealed

Entertainment Weekly has landed the first official photo of Chucky from the Child’s Play remake. From what we can see, the doll looks pretty similar to the one used in the 1988 version of Child’s Play.

Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is set to direct the film which is written by Tyler Burton Smith.  IT producer Seth Grahame-Smith is overseeing the Vancouver shoot with his producing partner David Katzenberg.

Aubrey Plaza leads the cast as Karen Barclay, Gabriel Bateman has the role of Andy Barclay and Brian Tyree Henry will play Detective Mike Norris. read more

CT HorrorFest 2018’s ‘Child’s Play’ Panel with Alex Vincent

On Saturday September 15th, CT HorrorFest presented a Child’s Play panel and Q&A from the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT.  On the 30th anniversary of that seminal horror film, HNN staff writer Sean McLaughlin was honored to interview actor Alex Vincent in front of the packed crowd.

At just six years old, Vincent portrayed Alex Barclay, the youngster terrorized by the murderous doll Chucky, in the 1988 film.  The New Jersey native would go on to reprise the role in the 1990 sequel Child’s Play 2, before taking a break from the franchise (and acting in general) for more than two decades.  2013 would see Vincent’s surprise return to the Child’s Play lineage in the after-credits scene of Curse of Chucky. read more

‘Child’s Play’ Remake Coming From ‘Polaroid’ Director

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Polaroid director, Lars Klevberg will be directing a Child’s Play remake that is set to start production this September in Vancouver.  It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce the film which is based on a script by Tyler Burton Smith.

Just over a week ago we reported that Don Mancini teased a Child’s Play TV series via his Twitter account. Mancini, a legendary figure in the creation of the Child’s Play series most recently returned to the franchise in 2017’s Cult of Chucky. read more

Could a ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series be in the works?

On Friday, legendary genre director, Don Mancini teased Child’s Play TV series via his Twitter account.  With the message “Do Not Adjust Your Set,” it certainly appears that Mancini, who has most recently worked on the series Channel Zero.  With this year marking the 30th anniversary of the release of Child’s Play, the notoriously demonic Chucky doll has survived six sequels, with the latest being 2017’s Cult of Chucky.

pic.twitter.com/5Xqve1w88H

— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018 read more