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Godzilla Invades San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con will be taking place July 17-21, 2019 in San Diego, California. This will be the show’s 50th event and whether you are attending or not, expect to see a lot of news and information up to and on the dates of the event. Luckily for horror fans, there is no shortage of panels, events, and exclusives to satisfy your every horrific need.

This year also happens to be Godzilla’s 65th anniversary for the original film. In 1954, “Godzilla” was released and was the first of dozens of movies about the giant monster, as well as several comics and video games. To celebrate this long-lived yet prehistoric creature, the parent company, TOHO, has plans to host a booth dedicated to the Kaiju at San Diego Comic-Con with photo opportunities, live mural painting, and a variety of props including the actual suit used in “Godzilla 2000.” An exclusive from Bandai that will be available to attendees is the “65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure” which is a 6.5-inch-tall recreation of original Godzilla. The item will retail for $30 and will be available at SDCC in limited quantities daily. read more

Press Room Videos: ‘Midnight, Texas’ at SDCC

Horror News Network caught up with the cast and creators of Midnight, Texas in the press room at SDCC. See below for videos from the event.

SDCC: More Photos from the Show Floor

As the sun sets on 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, we have one last group of photos to share. 

Conventions do an excellent job of connecting celebrities and creators with the fans and helping them find just the right new obsession. As we see in San Diego, the more attendees at an event, the more companies and creators want to join the party. Even if you are not in San Diego, make sure to support and enjoy your local comic and pop-culture conventions. 

Brian Pulido 

Christopher Reda

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SDCC: ‘Midnight, Texas’ is Back with More Characters and Romance

Midnight, Texas returns for its second season on October 26 and fans, also lovingly called ‘Midnighters,’ were in attendance to see a sneak peak of what to expect and listen to the cast and creators discuss the show. Despite only limited shooting thus far, we are able to see that there is quite a cast of new characters. The show picks up two months after Season 1 ends and a new hotel/spa has opened and it is operated by a healer and his wife. As if that won’t cause enough new drama we also have joining the show a demon-hunting gay cowboy. There will also be new monsters that we will see but only the addition of a banshee was discussed at the panel. read more

SDCC: Saturday on the Show Floor

You never know who you will run into on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con. Artists, creators, and celebrities can be found around every turn. See photos below for a few of the people we bumped into inside the convention center.

Scout Taylor-Compton and Bill Moseley

Troma Babe, Lloyd Kaufman, Toxie, and Dr. Chuck Tingle

Terry Moore

Eric Powell

Jeff Kaufman

Rob Potchak 

SDCC: AMC’S Dead Quarters

AMC brought an activation to the fans of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead at Comic-Con. Fans were able to check out the Sanctuary and Eugene’s room. If they were feeling brave they could jump in the grinder or take their chances with the zombie slide. But the focus of the promotion was a new augmented-reality, mobile game available for iOS and Android called The Walking Dead: Our World from Next Games and AMC. The game has the great tag line of “Bringing the Apocalypse to Your Neighborhood” and allows players to ‘get up and go’ on supply runs and walker-killing missions. Player can also opt for couch-mode and staying at home. A great feature is that this is world-wide, so even though our Dead storylines have limited locations, the game does not. If you want to see how Egypt is affected, you can play there and see what walkers have done to the area. See below for some photos for the activation. read more

SDCC: Jamie Lee Curtis Talks ‘Halloween’ and Learns She Saved a Life

The San Diego crowd at Comic-Con was treated to an appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis promoting the new Halloween movie. The crowd was thrilled to see her and excited to hear about her feelings on her character, Laurie Strode. “I am not my trauma, the narrative of my life is that I am not a victim,” Curtis says of her character, “I am going to take back the legacy of my life” and that he wrote a movie that said “I am taking back my narrative!”. When asked how she spends her Halloween, she told us that no one comes to her house to trick or treat. She said “I just sit by myself, playing the music, watching the movie, and no one comes….” She also noted that “it is mind blowing” to be at Comic-Con announcing a new movie 40 years later. read more

SDCC: ‘Glass’ Breaks at Comic-Con

Cast and creators of Glass were at Comic-Con in the massive 6,500 seat Hall H to tell fans about the new movie. M. Night Shyamalan started off by explaining that originally Unbreakable was a weird movie for him. The campaign was avoiding mentioning super heroes because it was “too fringe”. Interesting to hear that years later when super heroes are the name of the game when it comes to box office successes. An interesting story told was that back when he had already written Split, he ran into James McAvoy at a Comic-Con party. After talking to him he thought of him for the role of Kevin Wendell Crumb. The only teaser Shyamalan would give us was that “the reason to come see the movie is the performances of the people” and “James has 21 personalities right now in the editing room.” read more

SDCC: ‘Castle Rock’ Panel

Many of the cast and creators were on hand at Comic-Con to screen the first episode of their new series for Hulu. The new mystery-thriller takes place in the fictional town of Castle Rock which encompasses much of the ‘Stephen King Universe’ and locations and characters within. Heavy on the drama, the new show will appeal to fans of the actors, Stephen King, and J.J. Abrams-style misdirection. 

Two Stephen King’s alums are in the cast, Bill Skarsgard and Sissy Spacek, and were on the panel to discuss their roles and which King books spoke to them the most. Not surprisingly, IT and Carrie got some love from each of them. When asked about playing a woman in horror, Jane Levy noted that the horror-genre celebrates women’s strengths and is not just empowering or exploitive.  read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Trailer Debuts at SDCC

The Walking Dead panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con included a brand new trailer for Season Nine and the official date for the upcoming season premiere. The clip features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and crew rebuilding their new society while tensions clash between various groups of survivors. You can watch the trailer below:

At the Comic Con panel, Andrew Lincoln confirmed that Season Nine will indeed be his final season on the show. He received a standing ovation from emotional fans who have been watching his character’s development since the show began in 2010. read more