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Patrick Wilson Cast in Stephen King/Joe Hill Project for Netflix

Patrick Wilson- the actor known by horror fans for his unforgettable roles in films like Hard Candy, Insidious, and The Conjuring– will return to the world of horror in the form of a new project on Netflix. Titled, In The Tall Grass, the movie is based on a novella written by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill.

Deadline reports that Wilson will star in the film, alongside Laysla De Oliveira (Needle in a Timestack) and Harrison Gilbertson (Picnic at Hanging Rock). The movie will be directed by Vincenzo Natali, who has most recently directed episodes of Westworld, American Gods, and Lost in Space. read more

Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Maniac’ Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

Netflix has a new series coming out called Maniac. It’s not based on the ultra-violent 1980 William Lustig film, but it still looks pretty darn creepy! The series is co-written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the writer of It (2017) and the director behind the incredible first season of True Detective. In the new trailer, Stone’s and Hill’s characters appear to be participating in a pharmaceutical trial that’s going off the rails with unintended side effects. The result is a psychedelic, mind-bending thriller, with scenes crossing various genres and filmic styles: read more

Netflix’s ‘Dark Tourist’ Debuts With 8 Episode Season

Many people plan traditional summer vacations to places like Disney World, Hershey Park, the Jersey Shore, Hollywood, etc.  Most people do not plan visits to lakes made by nuclear blasts, haunted forests, or voodoo rituals, but not everyone is journalist David Farrier.  If you share David’s touring sensibilities, Netflix’s new travel docuseries Dark Tourist may be for you.

Dark Tourist’s eight episode first season is currently available on Netflix and the sites that Farrier visits are filled with both theatrical and real life horrors.  Episode to episode, the subject matters varies greatly.  On one of the episodes, Farrier dines with “vampires” in New Orleans, while in another, he experiences what it is like to cross the US/Mexico border as an illegal immigrant, so the host casts a pretty wide net in terms of the tone of each place he visits. read more

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Season Two Official Trailer Released

Mark your calendars for a pre-Halloween treat on October 26, as Netflix’s critically acclaimed animated series Castlevania returns for season two!

Netflix has just released the latest trailer which features plenty of carnage and some of the best voice talent on any show in recent years, including Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Graham McTavish as Dracula, James Callis as Alucard, as well as Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynos, and Emily Swallow.

The series, written by Warren Ellis (Planetary, Trees), is based on the Konami video game of the same name.  The original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and many sequels followed, making it one of the more popular horror-related games of all time. 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

Netflix Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 with Starcourt Mall Promotional Video

With The San Diego International Comic Con just days away, Netflix has just released a”vintage” commercial that teases the premiere date of Stranger Things Season Three.

The commercial gleefully promotes a new shopping mall that is coming to Hawkins, Indiana, with all of the 80s stores you remember.  At the end of the video, the announcer states that the mall will be opening “next summer.”

You can also catch Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) at the end of the video, working at everyone’s favorite ice cream shop: Scoops Ahoy! read more

‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Gets First Poster

Right from Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Twitter page, Netflix’s upcoming original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has released its first poster, looking to cast a spell on viewers across the world.

Netflix and executive producer Aguirre-Sacasa shared the image on social media in preparation of the forthcoming series based on the popular Archie Comics character. The poster displays a playful occult vibe with Sabrina’s signature hairstyle, red lips and a silhouette of her cat, named Salem Saberhagen in the comic series. read more

Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Ghoul’

Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming horror series from India, Ghoul. The 90-second trailer introduces us to a soldier being promoted just as a mysterious prisoner arrives at a military facility. Unexplained events start to unfold on the base as it is revealed that the prisoner is hiding a very dark secret.

Blumhouse Productions CEO and founder Jason Blum says, “It has been a great experience working closely with Netflix and our partners at Phantom and Ivanhoe to produce Ghoul. This is Blumhouse’s first foray into the horror genre in India and we’re excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world.” read more

What Netflix’s User Review Removal Means for Horror Fans

By the end of August, user reviews of programming on Netflix will be a thing of the past. CNET reports that, “you’ll no longer be able to post written reviews as of July 30, and then in mid-August existing written reviews will be removed,” and the speculation is that this move coincides with Netflix’s intention of phasing out third party content and increasing the amount of their own original content available on the platform.

While Netflix has a lot of great programming, it isn’t exactly known for consistency across all of its offerings, and viewers are bound to regret several impromptu viewing choices when searching for lesser-known titles. User reviews were one way for viewers to decide if a program was worth their time. Obviously, numeric metrics can’t always account for personal tastes, but it’s usually a safe bet to skip something with an extremely low score. So, what will the removal of user reviews look like for horror fans? Fortunately, our genre of choice is in better shape than many other genres! read more

‘Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle’ Premiers July 18 on Netflix

Amidst a summer of live-action comic book adaptations, Netflix is expanding its library of animated features with Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle set to premier on July 18.

Similar to other films in the Kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast”) genre, the film features humans and robots against the biggest Godzilla to ever be seen in an interplanetary struggle for survival.

Produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, it is the 33rd film in the Godzilla franchise, the 31st Toho-produced film in the series and the second entry in the anime trilogy after Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. read more