This past Saturday, fellow Horror News Network contributor Matt Wilson and I hopped the early train from Stratford, Connecticut to New York City to hit up the second annual “What The Fest!?” film festival. I was invited to attend the inaugural event in 2018 but could not make it work and I have been kicking myself since because I missed out on screenings of a few films that became favorites for me when I finally did get the chance to see them; namely Satan’s Slaves, Ghost Stories, Revenge, and The Ranger.
The first trailer for the upcoming horror film from Glass Eye Pix titled Depraved has been unleashed by the studio. In an exclusive post, Indiewire has unveiled the 34 second spot which combines the eerie imagery one would expect from a modern-day re-imagining of Frankenstein with the jump-cuts so popular with the horror genre. With this being the 200th anniversary of the Mary Shelley literary classic’s release (a year or two off, but who’s counting?), the timing is perfect for the iconic monster to make its triumphant return. And where better than in Brooklyn? read more
Distributor IFC Midnight has released the new trailer for the upcoming horror feature The Midnight Man via their YouTube channel. The trailer can be seen in its entirety below.
Though originally released in Canada in 2016, The Midnight Man will now officially have a US release date of January 19th, 2018 in select theaters and Video On Demand. Starring the iconic Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), Gabrielle Haugh (Jeepers Creepers 3), and stuntman Kyle Strauts (The Cabin in the Woods) as the Midnight Man, the film follows a group of young friends that find a game in an attic and mistakenly summon a creature who preys upon their worst fears. Think of it as Jumanji….with demons and bloodshed. Travis Zariwny (2016’s Cabin Fever) is the director, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Rob Kennedy. read more
As recently reported by Horror News Network, January and February’s release schedule is chock full of horror films. Well, fans, get ready for one more: Don’t Knock Twice. The film stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), and Javier Botet (Conjuring 2) and directed by Caradog W. James (The Machine). With a description straight from the school of William Castle hucksterism (“This wild supernatural shocker delivers a barrage of nonstop jolts and searing nightmare images”), the film promises more supernatural scares in the vein of current release The Bye Bye Man. read more
IFC has announced that Stan Against Evil has been renewed for a second season which is set to premiere in 2017.
The horror-comedy series, written and produced by Dana Gould, first premiered on October 31, 2016 has been one of IFC’s most successful to date. While the series draws comparisons to another well known series, Ash vs Evil Dead, it has definitely found its own audience as it has demonstrated a steady weekly audience growth.
The show stars John C. McGinley as Stanley Miller, a New England police sheriff who was forced to leave his position due to an outburst at his wife’s funeral. Stan forms an alliance with the new head officer, Sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney), as they battle an army of demons in hopes of saving the town. read more
John C. McGinley (Scurbs) has been cast as the lead in Stan Against Evil. The IFC scripted-comedy horror series comes from writer Dana Gould. The show has a 10-episode order and will premiere in the Fall. Actress -comedian Janet Varney (You’re the Worst) is also cast in the series.
The story is centered around Stanley Miller (McGinley), an aging, impatient and judgmental New England police sheriff who lost his position as top dog after an angry outburst at his wife’s funeral.
Stan begrudgingly forms an alliance with the new sheriff Evie Barret (Varney), who opens his eyes to the truth of the plague of angry demons haunting their small town in New Hampshire. read more