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‘Dracula’ Mini Series Coming to Netflix and BBC One

Deadline is reporting that Netflix and BBC one are officially on board for three part series based on Bram Stoker‘s classic Dracula.  With the first rumblings on the series starting in 2017, the show is set to make its premiere on BBC One in the UK and then outside of the UK on Netflix.  No release date has been scheduled as of yet.

The series based on the horror icon will be written, created, and produced by Stephen Moffett and Mark Gatiss.  According to Deadline, the two commented “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” Ever since Nosferatu hit the screen in 1929, there have been countless interpretations of vampires on the big sand small screens. With Netflix in the middle of a big hot streak right now with hits like Stranger Things and its latest, Haunting of Hill House, horror fans will no doubt be interested to see what they deliver Dracula. read more

Casting Begins on ‘October Faction’

Things are happening quickly for the Netflix adaptation of October Faction. Deadline is reporting that Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie have landed the lead roles on the series. Taylor who is known for her work on Party of Five, Bones, and Altered Carbon, will play the matriarch of the family, Deloris Allan. MacKenzie steps into the role of Frederick Allan, husband to Deloris and leader of the monster-hunting family.

The series, which is created by Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), is set to run 10-episodes and is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. Netflix’s tagline for the series is “Follow the adventures of a retired monster-hunter and his family, which includes a thrill-killer, a witch and a warlock. Based on Steve Niles’s comic.” read more

Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more

Nickelodeon’s ‘Henry Danger’ Parodies ‘Stranger Things’ in New Halloween Special: ‘Danger Things’

Have you been craving a Stranger Things fix this Halloween season?  Want to bond with your pre-teen son, daughter, nephew, or niece?  If so, you need to tune in to Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger Halloween Special entitled “Danger Things” on October 8 at 8 p.m.

The long-running Nickelodeon sitcom will be giving the beloved Netflix series a healthy send-up, lampooning many of the wardrobe choices, 80’s references, and plot devices of Stranger Things.   According to the official press release, the trouble starts “When Piper (Kid Danger’s annoying sister) is taken by a creature from another dimension, Captain Man and Kid Danger must rescue her from the evil science corporation that opened the portal” (and be sure to check out the trailer below to get a taste of what you may be in for.) read more

Witches Rule in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Trailer

Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina today.

Based on the Horror Comic Award-winning series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the tale of Sabrina Spellman, a girl who is half witch/half mortal. When Sabrina turns 16 she must make a decision that will shape her future, become a full witch or pursue a mortal life.

Chilling Adventures stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, and Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle.

From what we saw in the trailer, the Netflix series will have much more comedy than what was ever present in the comics. The comics featured a much darker tone and has long been described as “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.” read more

Netflix Reveals Trailer for ‘Malevolent’

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Malevolent which follows a brother-sister ghost hunting duo who get busted faking their paranormal research. Things go from bad to worse as the siblings are thrust into a terror that is all too real.

Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur heads up the pic which stars Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, and Celia Imrie. The premiere is slated for October 5th on Netflix.

The official trailer weighs in at just over two minutes and showcases creepy ghost kids, dead bodies, and a gothic haunted house read more

Clive Barker Contributes Over 150 Paintings to the Set of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

According to a report by Gizmodo, Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will feature over 150 paintings by Clive Barker decorating the walls of Greendale’s witches-in-training school.

Production designer Lisa Soper revelaed that “… most of the artwork in the Academy of Unseen Arts—Greendale’s mysterious and dangerous magical school—came courtesy of Barker himself.  Soper said she befriended Barker thanks to her work on Sabrina, and chatted with him about the project and her plans for the set design. According to Soper, Barker was immediately on board to help out.” read more

‘October Faction’ Coming to Netflix

Variety is reporting that the IDW horror comic series October Faction is being developed for a Netflix series. Based on the comic created by the Horror Comic Award winning Steve Niles, best known to fans of the genre for his modern day vampire classic 30 Days of Night, and artist Damien Worm, the series will be directed by Damien Kindler (Sanctuary, Krypton), along with Megan Follows and David Frazee.

The Netflix series will follow along the lines of the comic bringing the macabre tale of the Allan family to life. Centering around Fred and Deloris  Allan, the journey starts with this retired ghost hunting couple, moving with their children,  Vivian and Geoff to upstate New York following the death of Fred’s father.  Although it appears they will be adjusting to a quiet small town, the façade soon drops to draw the family back into the world of demon hunting. read more

Official Trailer Debuts for ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

Netflix has debuted the highly anticipated trailer for The Haunting of Hill House. The two-and-a-half-minute preview features an intense gothic setting and follows a family that lives in the haunted “Hill House.”

The series is both written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil) and stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Kate Siegel, and Elizabeth Reaser.

Reimagining the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, this is not the first time this classic has been adapted for film.  The novel was brought to the screen once in 1963 and again in 1999, both times under the title The Haunting. read more

Netflix Conjures Up New ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Teaser Trailer

Sabrina’s 16th birthday is about to take a dark turn! Entitled, “Happy Birthday,” Netflix’s new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming series begins to paint of picture of the tone and atmosphere of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Featuring robes, antlers, and blood red birthday candles, Sabrina’s celebration isn’t exactly the kind of package offered at the Discovery Zone! You can watch the clip for yourself below:

To coincide with the new “Happy Birthday” trailer, Netflix also released a new poster for the series featuring similar imagery as the clip: read more