January 1st, 2018 was such an exciting time for horror fans! Big projects were being announced, everyone was fired up about the upcoming Halloween movie, and conventions were beginning to announce some incredible guests. Just like The Legendary Criswell, I made a few predictions on that day about what we can expect in the world of horror in 2018, and I promised to revisit my premonitions in December. Well, here we are… so let’s see how I did!
Distributor IFC Midnight has released the new trailer for the upcoming horror feature The Midnight Man via their YouTube channel. The trailer can be seen in its entirety below.
Though originally released in Canada in 2016, The Midnight Man will now officially have a US release date of January 19th, 2018 in select theaters and Video On Demand. Starring the iconic Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), Gabrielle Haugh (Jeepers Creepers 3), and stuntman Kyle Strauts (The Cabin in the Woods) as the Midnight Man, the film follows a group of young friends that find a game in an attic and mistakenly summon a creature who preys upon their worst fears. Think of it as Jumanji….with demons and bloodshed. Travis Zariwny (2016’s Cabin Fever) is the director, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Rob Kennedy. read more
Ink Fusion Empire and Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund combined forces at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con to produce a one-of-a-kind tattoo of Freddy Krueger and also raise money for charity by doing so.
The explosion of the convention scene over the last decade has brought a wide variety of vendors not associated with typical comic and horror cons to events across the country. One of the staples of current conventions is the ever present tattoo booth, and if you enjoy getting some ink done while browsing through a variety of collectibles and meeting celebrities, the man you have to thank for it is Ink Fusion Empire’s Marc Draven. read more
The A Nightmare on Elm Street panel was clearly one of the most highly-anticipated panels on Friday evening at Rhode Island Comic Con. Fans lined up early for a chance to get up close and personal with Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox at the massive “Ballroom A” auditorium. For about an hour, the two performers reminisced about their memories of making A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, and they discussed the highlights of their respective careers beyond the Nightmare franchise. Horror News Network was present at the event to deliver you all of the juicy tidbits and front row photos from this exciting panel! read more
It looks like Robert Englund is not quite done haunting our dreams. Entertainment Weekly reports that Mr. Englund will don the burnt-flesh makeup once again to portray the iconic Freddy Krueger horror role. Englund had portrayed the nightmare slasher in the original classic film A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as the seven sequels that are part of the original franchise’s timeline. He also portrayed the character for the “Freddy’s Nightmares” television show, which ran for three seasons in the late 1980s. Despite hinting over the years that his time as Freddy was done, the actor will be the focus of a new documentary entitled Nightmares in the Makeup Chair, directed by Mike Kerz. read more
Legless Corpse Films is releasing Underground Entertainment: The Movie on limited-edition steelbook Blu-ray, DVD, and regular Blu-ray. The film features a star-studded horror cast including Robert Englund and Tony Todd. You can view the full press release below.
STAR-STUDDED UNDERGROUND ENTERTAINMENT COMING TO LIMITED-EDITION BLU-RAY
Los Bastardz Productions and Retro Rad present the star-studded UNDERGROUND ENTERTAINMENT: THE MOVIE, featuring Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, RAISING ARIZONA), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS, OZ), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN, HATCHET 2), Jim O’Rear (THE HOSPITAL, DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2), Bryan Wilson (ROBODOC, RESURRECTION), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN, 24), Billy Drago (THE UNTOUCHABLES), Cerina Vincent (CABIN FEVER, NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE), Mel Tillis (CANNONBALL RUN), and many more, on limited-edition steelbook Blu-ray, DVD, and regular Blu-ray May 10th through Legless Corpse Films. read more
In 2010 ‘The Expendables’ was released, with a cast of the biggest action stars, lead by Sylvester Stallone. Now, the horror genre is getting it’s own version! Entitled ‘Death House,’ it will star Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks.
The official synopsis for the film: “The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. They may also be supernatural. Agents Toria Boon and Jae Novak have their own dark pasts, arriving at Death House to tour its levels and observe its denizens first-hand as well as the medical and mental experiments of Drs. Eileen Fletcher and Karen Redmane. Their depraved experiments date back to the Nazi doctors of WWII. Prison cells are virtual reality holo decks that recreate prisoner environments before they were incarcerated. A special hallucinogenic gas keeps inmates under control. The victims are homeless, bused into Death House to play literal victims while killing habits are studied. The results are sick, but only a hint of what goes on here. Hell literally breaks loose inside the facility when an EMP device detonates, killing all power and communication and… releasing every prisoner. Boon, Novak, and Fletcher are caught in a race against advancing prisoner hordes led by occultist Neo-Nazi Sieg. The monsters are freed, and they’re going down. Boon and Novak’s fight through Death House turns into a house of horrors gauntlet; their only hope of escape is descending into Hell and enlisting the help of the Five Evils. Events culminate in a violent face-to-face standoff with absolute evil… only to find that they have traveled down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass. Black is white and white is black and the definitions of good and evil no longer apply. Who are the monsters? Who will escape?” read more