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!
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
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.
“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? read more
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. read more
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
Lars von Trier is a name that horror fans may remember from his ultra-insane film Antichrist starring Willem Dafoe that came out in 2009. Since then, he has added a few more films to his resume but none that have piqued our interest more than the one he is working on right now: The House that Jack Built.
With Deadline reporting that they have added Uma Thurman to the cast that already features Matt Dillon in the lead role, this movie sounds like it’s headed in a promising direction.
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A new teaser dropped today for the James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment. The film is directed by Greg McLean and features Sean Gunn, John C. McGinley and Michael Rooker. For many who suffer through corporate America every day, the survival of the fittest concept is all too real, and The Belko Experiment looks to take that to another, much darker level.
Some may describe this latest trailer as mind blowing, however, it shows the more graphic and violent side of the film. Will it be a splatter fest or a well thought out dark comedy? While the premise of the highly-anticipated horror flick sounds like The Purge meets Office Space, fans will be the judge on whether or not the film is able pull off the perfect amount of humor and terror. read more
From 1989 to 1996, HBO kept horror fans glued to their network with their take on EC Comics’ classic Tales from the Crypt series. For seven years and 93 episodes, the Crypt Keeper introduced different tales of terror into our homes and we gobbled it up and begged for more. Boasting a huge list of notable guest stars, the series was a hit until it had eventually run its course with the network.
Fast forward to mid-2016 and film icon M. Night Shyamalan was announced as the new head of the series that was greenlit by TNT Network for 10 episodes to air in 2017. Horror fans rejoiced and danced in the streets! However, by the end of 2016, the show was reportedly mired in legal issues with problems securing rights and then word made its way around about possible budgeting issues at TNT as well. Horror fans were now despondent… read more
Fans of the Conjuring films have been anxiously awaiting The Nun, the movie centering around the now iconic villain from The Conjuring 2. We have learned today that the second spin-off from the series will be hitting theaters on July 13, 2018.
First featured in The Conjuring 2, everyone’s favorite demonic nun, Valak, played by Bonnie Aarons will be front and center for The Nun. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy with any further details on the James Wan and Gary Dauberman screenplay being held tightly under wraps. read more
February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have talked to Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian about her experiences as a woman in the world of horror. Jill’s most recent horror short The Stylist starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) won a slew of awards including the Jury Award and Audience Choice at the prestigious Etheria Film Night and Jill also nabbed best director of a short film at Requiem Fear Fest.
Larry Dwyer: Have you always been a fan of horror? read more