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Details Emerge About Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Season Two

Playlist is reporting some exciting details about David Fincher’s stellar Netflix series Mindhunter and what is in store for season two.

It has been confirmed that the mastermind of the production, David Fincher, will return to direct both the premiere and the finale of season two.  Fincher will be joined by Carl Franklin (Devil In A Blue Dress, One False Move, HBO’s Vinyl and The Leftovers) who will direct four of the episodes with Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse JamesKilling Me Softly) rounding out the trio and directing two of the episodes as well.   read more

Ian Somerhalder Set to Star in ‘V-Wars’ Series on Netflix

Netflix has announced it has ordered 10 episodes of the vampire series V-Wars, which is based on the Jonathan Mayberry comic from IDW Publishing. It was also announced that Ian Somerhalder, best known for his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, will star as Dr. Luther Swann. Brad Turner (Stargate) is at the helm to direct.

Representatives from IDW told the Hollywood Reporter “We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide.” read more

First Image from Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Revealed

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the writer and Executive Producer of Netflix’s adaptation of Archie Comics’ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, took to twitter today to share the first image from the upcoming series featuring Sabrina and her boyfriend Harvey.

The image features Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) and Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) “strolling down the avenue” into teenage romance and possible trouble, albeit of a more demonic nature.  The Netflix series is based on the 2014 comic book mini series (also written by Aguirre-Sacasa) and if the source material is any indication, this series will more closely resemble classic horror films, rather than the light-hearted Melissa Joan Hart sit-com which aired from 1996 to 2003. read more

‘Stranger Things’ Announced as the First Maze for Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights

Hot on the heels of Universal Studio’s announcement of the dates for 2018’s Halloween Horror Nights, the theme park empire announced today that the first maze would be dedicated to none other than Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Universal’s Patrick Braillard described some of the initial details of the maze (which will be featured on both coasts at Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood) stating that it would recreate “…some of the show’s most iconic scenes, 80’s settings, and most loved characters (#RIPBarb).  You’ll faithfully follow the storyline, starting off on Mirkwood and then quickly moving to inside Hawkins National Laboratory where things have gone terribly, terribly wrong.  From there you will experience all the most memorable moments and environments from the show while being hunted at every turn by the Demogorgon.” read more

James Wan, Shawn Levy and Netflix Team up for ‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’

Deadline is reporting that James Wan’s company, Atomic Monster, is teaming up with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, who produced mega-hit Stranger Things, on the film adaption of Stephanie Perkin’s novel There’s Someone Inside Your House. The adolescent slasher film was picked up by Netflix, who reportedly outbid several others. With the screenplay by Henry Gayden, who penned the DC’s Shazam!, there is no director attached to the project yet. Wan, a master of modern horror best known for genre favorites Saw and The Conjuring, will not be at the helm for this project. read more

‘Dark Sabrina’ Series adds Ross Lynch to Growing Cast

Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot has added its male lead with former Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch opposite Kiernan Shipka in the upcoming series from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

According to Deadline, Lynch will play Harvey Kinkle, the titular character’s boyfriend. As more the prince charming in a dark fairy tale, Kinkle is the son of a coal miner, unaware there are dark forces at work that try to keep him and his girlfriend Sabrina apart. read more

Netflix Renews ‘Black Mirror’ for Season 5

Just two months after Season Four hit the internets, Black Mirror has officially been renewed by Netflix for Season Five. The news comes as no surprise: Charlie Brooker’s techno-phobic franchise, which began featuring original episodes exclusively on Netflix starting with Season Three,  has exponentially increased in both popularity and starpower over the past couple of years.

Netflix’s announcement was accompanied by a brief announcement video on Twitter. Featuring the tagline, “The future will be brighter than ever.”, the clip highlights numerous images pulled from several prominent episodes from previous seasons: read more

‘Verónica’: The Horror News Network Review

Verónica, the latest feature-length horror film to debut on Netflix, holds its own against any of the slew of similar titles to be released in American theaters and surpasses nearly all of the competition with its solid combination of literary storytelling and adept filmmaking. Based on the only real-life incident to be witnessed and reported on by members of the Spanish corp of Policía Nacional, director Paco Plaza ([REC]) transcends the tired tropes of supernatural cinema with this unique take on the tired tale of a girl and her Ouija board. Genuinely scary, sharply intelligent, and visually engaging, Verónica is a must-watch film for any horror fan who is looking for something more than empty characters and senseless jump scares. read more

‘[REC]’ Director Paco Plaza’s ‘Veronica’ Gets US Release on Netflix

Following Netflix’s trend of releasing films with no warning, fans of Spanish director Paco Plaza will be happy to hear that his recent Ouija-inspired film Veronica is now available for viewing on the streaming service.  The film was previously released internationally and on the festival circuit in 2017.

Plaza is best known for 2007’s [Rec] which is a the film that countless others horror director’s have stolen from, with an APB out for shots of screaming women being dragged by their feet into darkness. read more

‘The Ritual’: The Horror News Network Review

Now playing on Netflix is the chilling outdoors adventure, The Ritual.  Directed by David Bruckner with the script by Joe Barton, the film centers around four college friend’s trip into the woods following the death of one of their schoolmates.  Don’t be fooled by the whole camping in the woods scenario.  The Ritual does not play upon any of the usual horror tropes that genre audiences have seen time and time again.

Along with their camping gear, this crew of guys brings along a lot of emotional baggage on their excursion as well.  The Ritual is equal parts psychological thriller and monster movie.  The characters are multi-layered and very well-acted. The angst within themselves, as well as amongst the friends, turns the tension level on the entire movie up a notch.  Rafe Spall stands out with his brilliant portrayal of Luke, who was witness to his friend’s murder. Spall displays a wide range of emotions effectively from grief, pain, guilt, fear and anger. His performance gives real human depth to Luke. This enhances the aspect of The Ritual that works really well, the connection of the audience to the characters.  With characters that are relatable, the viewer actually cares about this group of young men and feel their fear.  Ultimately, the humanity that is lacking in many horror films, The Ritual is able to achieve. When all hell rains down on this crew, we actually care. read more