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Brannon Braga to Direct ‘Books of Blood’ for Hulu

Big news for fans of Clive Barker as Variety is reporting that Brannon Braga will co-write, direct and produce Books of Blood for Hulu. Braga will once again share writing duties with Adam Simon as the duo previously collaborated on the TV series Salem.

The film is set to star Anna Friel, Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron and Yul Vazquez. Friel will play the role of “Mary,” a gorgeous psychologist that loses her child to leukemia. Soon she meets a character named “Simon” (Rafi Gavron) who claims to be a ghost-whisperer who speaks to her child. read more

‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Helstrom’ Coming to Hulu

Deadline announced today that both Ghost Rider and Hellstorm will have their own series next year on Hulu. What initially sounded like a horror comic book fans dream come true may quickly turn sour as the devil is (or in this case isn’t) in the details.

The Ghost Rider character will not be Johnny Blaze, who was Ghost Rider in the popular 70s series or Dan Ketch who was Ol’ Flamehead in the 90s series. Instead, Ghost Rider will follow Robbie Reyes who became the character in 2014. This version of Ghost Rider does not have a motorcycle and is not linked to the Spirit of Vengeance. Robbie’s Ghost Rider drives a 1969 Dodge Charger and is possessed by the spirit of a deceased hit-man who worked for the Russian mob. read more

AMC Looking to Develop Another Spinoff Series for ‘The Walking Dead’

It appears that, for better or for worse, The Walking Dead universe will continue to expand.  In AMC Network’s quarterly earnings call with shareholders and analysts, COO Ed Carroll confirmed that a new spinoff of the long-running zombie series is in “active development.”  Deadline was the first to report this story.  This announcement comes on the heels of the revelation that three feature films based on TWD have been given the green light (starring the Rick Grimes character), and as the original small-screen spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead is only months away from unleashing its fifth full season. read more

Hulu, NEON Win Rights to Distribute Dark Comedy ‘Little Monsters’

And the undead hits just keep on coming.  Deadline is reporting that streaming giant Hulu has partnered up with distributor NEON in acquiring the rights to the horror comedy Little Monsters.  With a Resident Evil series already announced and the Zombieland sequel finally becoming official, it seems that reports of the zombie genre’s demise may be a bit premature.

Little Monsters, currently buzzing the Sundance circuit, stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Alexander England (Alien: Covenant) and Josh Gad (Frozen) and is only the second film to be directed by Australian Abe Forsythe.  Nyong’0 plays kindergarten teacher Miss Caroline, who leads her class on a trip helped by slacker Dave (England).  They must deal with both a persistent children’s television star named Teddy McGiggle (Gad) as well as an ill-timed zombie invasion.  The heat around Little Monsters is a good sign for the zombie sub-genre, as ratings for AMC horror flagship show The Walking Dead continue to decline as the ninth season winds down, and few directors stepping up in the wake of horror icon and creator of the cinematic zombie genus George Romero’s death in 2017. read more

Trailer Arrives for Hulu’s ‘Into the Dark: The Body’

Hulu released the trailer for the initial episode of their upcoming horror anthology, Into the Dark.

Each episode of the anthology is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released with the first episode taking place on Halloween night. The initial episode stars Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, and Ray Santiago.

The follow-up to The Body is Flesh & Blood which takes place on Thanksgiving and will be released on November 2, 2018.

The series is set to premiere on Hulu this this Friday, October 5. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more news on Into the Dark. read more

Hulu Premieres Two New Horror Series in October: ‘Into the Dark’ and ‘Light as a Feather’

Hulu is gearing up to give horror fans what they want this October with two new series debuts: Into the Dark and Light as a Feather.

Hulu will start the month with the Blumhouse-produced 12-part anthology series Into the Dark on October 5, and a new episode will air each month for the entire year.  Each episode will feature a stand-alone story, and will not connect to each other (you know, how anthologies are supposed to work.  Yes I’m looking in your direction Ryan Murphy).

Hulu’s other new horror series Light As a Feather will debut on October 12. The program was “Created and executive produced by R. Lee Fleming Jr.,  (and) the show explores what happens when five girls playing a game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board start dying off, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.” read more

‘Locke and Key’ Will Finally Be Adapted for Television Courtesy of Netflix

It took a long time to find the right “key” (eight years in fact), but IDW’s critically acclaimed horror comic book Locke & Key will finally get adapted for television, as Netflix is officially moving forward with the series.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and have confirmed that the series is a go and will consist of 10 hour long episodes.  Netflix will also not be picking up the already-made pilot, written by Joe Hill and directed by Andy Muschietti, as the company will instead recast and redevelop the series. read more

Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ Coming to Hulu

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Anne Rice’s popular vampire saga may finally make its way to television screens courtesy of Hulu.

Hannibal and American Gods’ Bryan Fuller (who was going to serve as the showrunner on the series) recently left the project because he didn’t want to “… step on the toes of longtime friends Rice and her son, Christopher, who penned the original script.”

Anne and Christopher Rice will executive produce the potential series, along with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content currently have an option for all 11 books from the Vampire Chronicles. read more

New Trailer Drops for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s “Castle Rock”

The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film. read more

Hulu to Develop Wattpad’s ‘Light as a Feather’ Into Series

The streaming services continue to break new ground in this brave new world.  According to Deadline, Hulu will be developing the supernatural thriller Light as a Feather into a 10-episode straight-to-series project.  This continues the trend of media and television outlets discovering interesting content and projects from outside of the normal platforms of entertainment.

Light as a Feather is an adaptation of the online story Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by writer Zoe Aarsen.  It was originally published on Wattpad, which is a social collaboration website that allows young and unknown writers to produce their own content.  Feather follows five teenagers attending a sleepover, where an innocent game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board turns into a nightmare in which one-by-one the girls begin dying exactly as the game dictates.  They are forced to question their own place in the scenario, and whether or not the evil actually lurks among them.  The series is a joint-venture between not only Wattpad and Hulu, but also Grammnet (Kelsey Grammar’s production company) and AwesomenessTV. read more