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Netflix Renews ‘Locke and Key’ for a Second Season

Netflix has just announced that their adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic Locke and Key will receive a second season.

Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in an official statement that they are both “…thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators.  We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.” read more

Netflix Unveils Trailer for ‘The Platform’

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for their upcoming feature The Platform. The preview shows us a dystopian future where inmates that live inside of a dingy prison get first dibs on meals, leaving very little food for the prisoners on the lower levels. Paranoia and anarchy soon set in leading to high tension and brutality.

The official synopsis of the film is:
In a prison where inmates on high floors eat better than those below, who get the scant scraps, one man tries to effect change so everyone gets enough. read more

Trailer for ‘Castlevania’ Season 3 Revealed

Netflix shared an update with a new trailer and the official release date of the next season of the Castlevania animated series. The preview is chock full of monsters, magic and action as the tagline reads “Evil Never Stays Buried.”

Developed by Adi Shankar and written by Warren Ellis, Castlevania features Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Graham McTavish as Dracula and Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades.

The synopsis for the third season is:
Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council. read more

Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’ Begins Casting

Deadline is reporting that casting has begun for Netflix’s Midnight Mass series. Mike Flanagan will direct the seven-episode series which focuses on an isolated island community which experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Kate Siegel who starred in The Haunting of Hill House will get top billing along with Zach Gilford (The Purge: Anarchy) and Hamish Linklater (Legion). Other cast members include Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Annarah Shephard and Igby Rigney. read more

Netflix Teases ‘Locke & Key’ with Featurette

Like taking a peak behind the curtain, Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes look at Locke & Key which shows how the story went from a best-selling comic book to a highly anticipated television series.

The featurette also covers the “Head Key” which was a central storyline in the comics. Check it out here:

Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after the murder of their father, only to find the house has magical keys that give them extraordinary powers and abilities. However, a treacherous demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to obtain them. read more

Netflix Reveals Trailer for ‘October Faction’ Series

Netflix has revealed the trailer for their upcoming series October Faction. The preview introduces us to a family of monster hunters adjusting to life after returning to their hometown.

The ten-episode series stars Tamara Taylor as Deloris Allen, J.C. MacKenzie as Fred Allen, Aurora Burghart as Viv Allen, Gabriel Darku as Geoff Allen, Wendy Crewson as Maggie Allen, Stephen McHattie as Samuel Allen, Megan Follows as Edith Mooreland, and Maxim Roy as Alice Harlow. Damian Kindler serves as series creator and showrunner. read more

‘Locke & Key’ Receives Premiere Date From Netflix

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.) read more

Director David F. Sandberg Returns to Horror with Cullen Bunn’s ‘The Unsound’

Director David F. Sandberg will return to the horror genre (after a very succesfull foray into the world of super hero films with Shazam!) via a Netflix adaptation of Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole’s BOOM! Studios mini-series The Unsound.

According to Deadline, the film will  feature plenty of scares, as “…a psychiatrist returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient, hoping to quell a bloody wave of horror that’s been unleashed. As she descends down the rabbit hole and discovers hard truths about her own past, she comes to understand the hospital is hiding secrets of its own, and perhaps she and her mother have more in common than she realized.” read more

Main Trailer for ‘The Witcher’ Arrives

Ever since the teaser trailer was revealed in July at San Diego Comic-Con, fans waited eagerly for a full preview of The Witcher. On Halloween, Netflix dropped the much-anticipated trailer to the delight of those same fans.

The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist Tuirseach, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries and Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo. read more

‘Eli’ Director Ciaran Foy: The Horror News Network Interview

Currently out on Netflix is Ciaran Foy’s thriller, Eli. Smart, emotional, and deeply haunting, Foy brings to life a tale about a family whose child cannot interact with the atmosphere around him. Wrapped in a protective bubble for as long as he can remember, Eli (Charlie Shotwell) may have found a chance to be treated for this deadly condition. His parents, played by Kelly Reilly and Max Martini, have come to the lab of the mysterious Dr. Horn (Lili Taylor). As Dr. Horn and Eli’s parents move him through each stage of this experimental treatment, things just don’t seem like they all add up. Between a presence that is revealing itself in the house, Dr. Horn’s past, and a friend who sits outside Eli’s chamber window, Eli’s world will change forever. Blending a creative score, impressive lighting, connecting themes, and a series of standout performances within a narrative that has not only some well-crafted twists but also one of the most impressive death sequences in a long time, Eli is one of the surprising and potent genre films in 2019. Taking some time to speak with Horror News Network, Ciaran Foy opens up to Jay Kay about the film’s different elements. read more