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Re-imagining Stephen King’s “The Mist”

Back in the mid-80’s I can recall getting my hands on Stephen King’s anthology book Skeleton Crew and ripping through it like I did all of his books back then. Out of all of the stories, it was The Mist that stuck with me. I can remember having vivid dreams of being trapped by that mist and its monsters in my local grocery store. I can also remember how angered I was by the ambiguous ending that King offered for the short.

Fast forward to 2007 and Frank Darabont brought The Mist to the big screen with his adaptation featuring Thomas Jane in the lead role (and the cast of The Walking Dead in support). While celebrated as a success by most, it never quite made its way into my heart and I especially loathed the ending that they dreamed up; never did I think I would prefer King’s “non-ending”. read more

Josh Boone Brings Horror to the New Mutants

Much to the delight of horror comic fans, director Josh Boone revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the iconic Marvel title The New Mutants will brought to the big screen as a horror film. This is an interesting path to take as Marvel has had unmatched success with superhero genre films.

Maisie Williams, who plays the youthful Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones will play the popular werewolf character, Wolfsbane. Anya Taylor-Joy who is known for The Witch and Split will play the sorceress, Magik. read more

Trailer Released for The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium

Fans of horror comics have been following Alan Robert’s work for many years now. Whenever you think he has done it all, he comes up with something else ground-breaking and exciting. Lately, Robert has been focusing on “The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Book,” the follow up to his previous #1 best-selling adult coloring book which will be available September 12, 2017.

Not one to rest with merely the creation of the new book, Robert has written and produced a GOREgeous trailer for it. The trailer production team includes director Robert Hall (Teen Wolf TV Series, Laid to Rest, Chromeskull) and Director of Photography Brandon Trost (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Ghost Rider 2, Crank: High Voltage) with makeup effects by Hall’s Almost Human FX Shop (Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teen Wolf). Additional members of the team include Nick Principe (American Muscle, Chromeskull) and Josh Petrino (Contracted, Hatchet III) with voice narration by Jane Dashow (Law and Order, Homeland). The trailer was Executive Produced by IDW Publishing. read more

New “IT” Trailer Shows Us More of the Losers Club

A new trailer has dropped for the reboot of Stephen King’s alien-monster tale It and while it only shows a brief glimpse of that naughty dancing clown Pennywise, we’re treated to a closer look at the “losers club” as they encounter something evil in The Barrens.

Check out the trailer below. It has a release date of September 8th and we’re sure there will be more trailers before it hits theaters so check back to Horror News Network to catch them all!

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Friday the 13th Video Game – New Trailer and Release Date!

It’s finally here, gore whores! Like us, we know that you fellow lovers of chaos and carnage have been eagerly awaiting the release (or at least the release date) of the video game featuring the world’s most famous slasher: Jason Voorhees. Game creators Gun Media and IllFonic announced the news on Twitter today that Friday the 13th: The Game would be available for Xbox One, PS4 and Steam on May 26th, 2017.

Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror/survival game that takes place at the legendary Camp Crystal Lake. Everything you see in the game is straight from the movies you love. You can play as Jason Voorhees or as a camper trying to survive the onslaught. The single-player part of the game is still on track for this summer. read more

“The Devil’s Candy” Review

When a movie starts out with Metallica’s version of Am I Evil? playing during the credits, you can bet that I’m going to give it a shot. When the next scene features a guy getting up from his bed in the middle of the night to plug in his red flying V so he can chug some open E with his Marshall amp cranked all the way up, you can bet that I’m super-interested. However, it’s not until his mom comes in to shut that shit down and he responds by smashing her over the head with that guitar and sending her tumbling down the stairs that you can bet your sweet patootie I am 100% sold! read more

Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet Renewed for Second Season

Netflix has announced that surprise zombie/comedy hit Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season and fans of the show couldn’t be happier.

The show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, centers on a married professional couple who live in Santa Clarita, CA with their teenaged daughter. Life for them is quite vanilla until Barrymore becomes a zombie and needs to dine on human flesh to survive.

The ten episode first season debuted on Netflix to mostly positive reviews in February and instantly created a buzz due to the nature of the show as well as it being Barrymore’s first role in a regular series. read more

Indie Film “Red Eye” Set to Premiere this May

A year after launching a successful crowdfunding campaign to finance their movie, young filmmakers Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff are more than excited to share their first effort with the world. Well known for their support of independent cinema, Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio will play host to the film, as well as a Q&A session with the cast and director, on May 27th.

Synopsis:
“Red Eye” is a legend Gage Barker use to be told as a kid. When he found out there was some truth behind this legend he gathered a group of friends to hike in the backwoods of Black Creek, WV to help him use this as the basis for his first film project. To what extent will they go to make this project a reality? Will their passion bleed through? Or cross the line?
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Doug Bradley to Present “The Pinhead Experience”

Horror legend Doug Bradley, best known for playing the iconic “Pinhead” cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, has apparently been brainstorming with his partner Steph Sciullo on a new experience for fans at horror conventions; that brainstorming has resulted in “The Pinhead Experience.”

What is this “Pinhead Experience”, you ask? Well read the below post from Doug’s Facebook page and then watch the video clip below it.

When fans and show organizers started to ask about the possibility of a Pinhead photo op with Doug a few years back, we dismissed it as an impossibility. Almost nothing relating to Pinhead existed anymore. No makeup. No costume. Not even a life cast. Besides, shaking hands and “posing” for a picture with Pinhead seemed like a silly idea. From Doug’s perspective, if he’s in make-up and costume, he’s in character. “Hi. How are you?’ doesn’t quite trip off The Prince Of Pain’s tongue, does it?
The more time went on, the more the questions persisted and the more we talked about it. An idea evolved. If Pinhead can’t enter the fans’ world, how can we bring you into his? If we were to do it, we would want it to stand apart from the rest. It would need to be different. We began to talk about something a little more involved than the photo ops that most fans were used to. We wanted to present an experience and not just a photograph, as close to stepping on set with Doug as Pinhead as we could make it.
We finally made the decision to go forward with our ideas, fully knowing it would be a stressful, expensive, time consuming undertaking. It would have to be coordinated and funded solely by us, but even with that prospect, we would not skimp on details. We hired some of our closest and most talented friends to help us bring it all to life. We can only hope that everyone will be happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish together. We’re still working on some of the final details but this is something we will present to fans for the first time at Mad Monster Party, Arizona in May, 2017.
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Jack H. Harris of “Blob” Fame Passes at Age 98.

Jack H. Harris, best known as the producer of the 1958 classic The Blob has passed away at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 98. His daughter, Lynda Resnick, announced on Tuesday that Mr. Harris died of natural causes.

Made on a shoestring budget in Pennsylvania, The Blob went on to gross more than 3 million dollars and helped launch the career of mega-star Steve McQueen.  The Blob also spawned a sequel (Beware! The Blob, 1972) that Mr. Harris co-wrote and produced and he also produced the 1988 remake that starred Shawnee Smith (Saw, The Stand) and Kevin Dillon (Platoon, The Doors). read more