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Thousands Invade 6th Annual CT HorrorFest!

This past Saturday, a giant horde of blood-thirsty horror fans descended upon the Naugatuck Event Center, in the normally quiet town of Naugatuck, Connecticut, to take part in Horror News Network’s sixth annual CT HorrorFest; a Comic-Con type convention geared toward the horror community.

The brainchild of Horror News Network founders Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, CT HorrorFest began as a much smaller convention in Waterbury, CT in 2014 before spending the next four years in Danbury, CT. The opportunity to move the convention to the much larger Naugatuck Event Center for the 2019 show was a “no-brainer” for the duo. read more

”Evil” Screening and Panel at Comic-Con

Fans feeling the gap from the loss of the TV show “The Exorcist” will want to check out the new show “Evil” coming to CBS. The creators of “The Good Wife” are looking at a high-concept show that deviates from a typical law procedural to explore whether crimes were performed by regular people or people who are possessed. The pilot was screened at SDCC, and while many horror fans may be wondering how creators known for “The Good Wife” are going to tackle a show like this, rest assured that the show is unexpectedly unnerving. Executive Producer Robert King notes that this show will not be a “possession of the week” and that this is definitely not the movie “The Exorcist.” He noted that “when there is a movie like “The Exocist,” it’s hard to do better than that” and they wanted to do something else and “explore the question” of what could really be happening and that it is “just as scary to deal with the scientific reality” of any terrible situation. read more

Comic-Con 2019: Preview Night Photos

Horror News Network is on the ground at San Diego Comic-Con! This is the 50th year of the popular convention which was first held in 1970 at the U.S Grant Hotel for 300 attendees. The convention now fills 460,000 square feet of the San Diego Convention Center and welcomes over 135,000 people with comics, movies, TV, games, and events. Over 1,000 exhibitors are there and many of them feature horror. The convention officially begins on July 18 and runs through July 21, but July 17 is an evening-only Preview Night. See below for some photos from the show floor. read more

HNN Staff Discuss Top Horror Films and Highlights of 2018

With 2018 in the rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to discuss and analyze the top moments of the year for horror.  HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean discuss their feelings on the top movies of 2018 for the genre, along with what they feel are the breakout moments and highlights as well.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for this lively conversation, 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

Amazing New Poster and Gory Trailer for ‘One Must Fall’

One Must Fall has been on our radar since writer/director Antonio Pantoja first launched a fundraising campaign for this, his first full-length feature, in the summer of 2017. Now here we are at the end of 2018 and the first official trailer is here along with an amazing poster by artist Christopher Shy who also did the poster art for Mandy and Shin Godzilla (click here for some of his work).

Described as an 80’s slasher film, One Must Fall tells a merry tale about what happens when a crime scene cleanup crew is on a job where a killer has slaughtered a bunch of folks but, unfortunately for them, remained behind at the scene of the crime. read more

Creepy Christmas Film Festival’s Beck Underwood: The Horror News Network Interview

The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Festival is now in full-swing with a new film premiering every day until Christmas. Previously created back in 2008, the fest is back with many new and returning filmmakers to give horror fans something to look forward to in the form of an online Advent Calendar. The original 2008 stories were inspired by a diorama that Beck Underwood had built with an imagined view into each window. This time around, the artists were given a grab-bag word to base their story on. Words usually considered sweet, such as candy cane, have now been given a sinister edge in the hands of the filmmakers. We caught up with Underwood to ask her about finding the filmmakers, what inspired the new concepts, and, of course, her feelings about the creepiness of Christmas. read more

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? How About Your State’s Favorite?

Have you ever wondered what horror film is your state’s favorite? Me neither…until the fine folks over at Streaming Observer gathered the data to show us what is every state’s favorite! Don’t believe me? How did they do it, you ask? Well…science, of course.

According to their website:

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, proprietary Amazon MTurk surveying, and other public sources, we compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time. Then, we partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states. read more

The Tenth Annual Knoxville Horror Film Festival is Set to Melt Faces!

Just in time for Halloween, the Knoxville Horror Fest will be rolling out it’s tenth annual weekend of fears on October 18th through October 21st. Screening alongside legendary films like Fulci’s Zombie (a new 4K restoration) and Lustig’s Maniac (also a new 4K restoration) are up-and-coming films like Anna and the Apocalypse and The Ranger which have both been tearing up the festival circuit since last year.

From the press release:

TENTH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST RUNS OCTOBER 18-21 read more

‘Pyewacket’: The Horror News Network Review

The real question here is why did I allow myself to watch this movie in my dark basement while everyone in my house was asleep? I must really be a glutton for punishment because I did exactly the same thing with this year’s other terrifying supernatural film, Carlos Algara’s Verónica. There are two sub-genres of horror that really strike a nerve with me: one is home-invasion and the other is, you guessed it – the supernatural.

Now, I don’t know for sure what I “believe” when it comes to the supernatural, demons, possession, etc. What I do think, however, is that it’s possible…and since I think it’s possible, movies about the supernatural that are well done really make my skin crawl; well, Pyewacket made my skin crawl damn near off my body. read more

WonderCon 2018 – Friday Photos

It is WonderCon Weekend in Anaheim, California! This convention is one of the largest on the West coast (64,000 attendees in 2017) and is operated by the same team who bring San Diego Comic-Con to life each year. Known for its wide variety of exhibitors, excellent outside area for cosplay photos, and programs that need an arena to fit the crowds, WonderCon is a Southern California favorite. This year, WognderCon extended their offsite offerings to not just food trucks, but an “experience” as well. Fans could enter AMC’s “The Terror” for a preview of the new show in an atmospheric setting. Also new this year is Future Tech Live in the North Hall for demos of VR gaming. Check out some of our photos below. read more