Fans of the ever-popular author Joe Hill, who has multiple projects in varying stages of development, won’t need to wait long for their next fix. According to Deadline, the supernatural mystery series Locke & Key, based on a comic book series written by Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Publishing, will premiere on February 7th, 2020 on Netflix. The streaming service made the announcement on Wednesday, and was confirmed by Hill’s official Twitter account shortly afterwards (see below.)
The Dollhouse Family (the second title in Joe Hill’s new Hill House Comics line from DC Comics) continues the reemergence of the horror comic in the form of a complex dive into three seeming disparate horror sub-genres including Cthulu-like ancient gods, frightening, abusive relationships, and a ghostly, supernatural dollhouse.
Writer Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross were happy to answer HNN’s questions about The Dollhouse Family and gave readers a glimpse into the complex world of the new series. read more
When DC Comics and Joe Hill announced a partnership in the form of Hill House Comics, fans of horror comic books were naturally excited. Hill’s reputation in the world of comics (as the writer of one of the greatest horror comics in the history of the medium, Locke and Key) immediately gave the new imprint respectability, along with the promise of numerous, varied horror titles over the next year, including the inaugural entry from Hill House Comics, Hill’s very own Basketful of Heads. Hill was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to speak to Horror News Network about his love of comics and his new series and imprint in this exclusive interview. read more
DC Comics and Joe Hill are providing an early treat to fans this Halloween season with a glimpse at the upcoming Hill House Comics line via a free online sampler. The sampler includes previews of the first title from the imprint, Basketful of Heads, by Joe Hill and Leomacs, as well as The Dollhouse Factory (by Mike Carey and Peter Gross), and The Low, Low Woods (by Carmen Maria Machado with art by Dani).
The sampler also includes previews of two upcoming titles scheduled for 2020: January’s Daphne Byrne (no relation to legendary X-Men artist John Byrne, written by Laura Marks with art by horror-fan favorite Kelley Jones) and February’s Plunge, a six-issue limited series written by Hill and and an artist to be named later. read more
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Chris Ryall spoke at SDCC about their latest issue of the beloved comic “Locke & Key” and the upcoming show.
The show will be available on Netflix and contains 10 episodes that have already been completed filming. The release date was still not announce but Hill noted that the show could be added to you cue now. Fans were thrilled to see this series be reincarnated in another form to be available for viewing after multiple previous attempts to get the series off the ground. The original pilot was screened to SDCC fans in 2011, but despite positive feedback never aired beyond the convention. Hill also noted that while the new show is in the spirit of the comic, not everything will be exactly by the panel. “We pull the rug out from under you” and don’t always show what was in the comic to keep fans guessing. read more
The hits just keep on coming from SDCC 2019. Shudder just unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming series Creepshow, based on the iconic 1982 film by Stephen King and George A. Romero. This time, Hollywood heavyweights and horror staples such as Tobin Bell and David Arquette will guest star in the twelve new tales set to hit our screens on September 26th. And by the looks of this trailer, it will certainly be CREEPY.
The Creepshow series was first announced back in July of 2018, and the buzz continued to build since that time with the confirmed involvement of Greg Nicotero (overseeing the entire series) and Joe Hill (NOS4A2), among others. While we had to wait a full year for the trailer, it looks to be well worth it. We at HNN are hoping Creepshow is a worthy successor to earlier successful series using the same themes and format such as Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt and the original Twilight Zone (which the “new” Zone was not able to pull off.) And of course, what Creepshow project would be complete without the incomparable Adrienne Barbeau! read more
This October, DC and best-selling author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) will be bringing some much needed horror to your local comic book shop in the form of Hill House Comics. The first series in the new “pop-up” line of horror comic books (according to the official press release) will arrive on stands just in time for Halloween with Basketful of Heads, written by Joe Hill with art by Leomacs.
Hill is excited to get back to writing horror comics and stated that “Anyone who’s paying attention knows we’re in the middle of a new golden age of horror: films like Get Out, Hereditary, It Follows, and plain old It have raised the bar higher and higher. Meanwhile, ongoing shows like AMC’s The Terror and Netflix’s Stranger Things have shattered preconceived notions about what’s possible in episodic terror TV. There’s great stuff happening in comics, of course—in a field of unbounded creativity and wacko visionaries, there’s always great stuff happening—but greedy me wants more.” read more
Shudder has just announced additional casting for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series which includes stars from the world of music, as well as some perennial horror actors. Joining the cast are Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Big Boi, along with Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural).
According to the official press release from Shudder, “DJ Qualls will star in “The Finger,” a previously unannounced Creepshow story written by David J. Schow and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero. Kid Cudi and Jeffrey Combs will star in “Bad Wolf Down,” written and directed by Rob Schrab. Bruce Davison will star in “Night of the Paw,” written by John Esposito. Big Boi is featured in “The Man in the Suitcase” written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner (The Ritual). This news is in addition to the previously announced casting of Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw). read more
AMC brought its upcoming horror-drama NOS4A2 to the massive 7,500 seat arena at WonderCon in Anaheim, California. Fans in attendance were treated to an advance screening of the first episode, a new trailer, and a panel with most of the cast and key creators of the show.
The show is based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill of the same name and fans of the book will no doubt be wondering how the time jumps will be managed on a TV show. In the book, Vic McQueen (played by actress Ashleigh Cummings) realizes she has a special ability to find lost things at a very young age which would require a young actress. The creators of the show, including show runner Jami O’Brien and Joe Hill, made the decision to have Vic’s “power” become active as a teenage to minimize the time jumps. read more
Just yesterday at the NOS4A2 panel at Wondercon in Anaheim, California, AMC revealed the official trailer for the upcoming series. Fans cheered as the trailer ended and Joe Hill, Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach took to the stage.
Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, NOS4A2 follows Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift. read more