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SDCC: Friday Photos

Horror News Network is continuing our coverage at SDCC. The photos below are from the show floor and the nearby Petco Interactive Zone offsite. Look closely and you’ll see a shot of The Black Eyed Peas promoting their new comic “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles.”

SDCC: Horror News Network Checks Out “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game”

Do you like “Evil Dead 2?” How about board games? Horror News Network caught up with Taylor Smith of Space Goat Productions on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con for a close-up overview of their upcoming game “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game.” This successful Kickstarter project is currently available to all as a pre-order item.

Synopsis: Board games are about to get a lot more groovy—and gory! Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game based on the classic film. Featuring over 40 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. From 2-6 players will work together in 90–120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil Deadites themselves. read more

Todd McFarlane Announces Partnership with Blumhouse to Produce R-Rated ‘Spawn’ Movie

Back in early May, Todd McFarlane announced to his fans that he’d pretty much finished a script for an R-rated movie based on his popular Spawn comic book series. At the time, he promised there would be more concrete news on the project in the coming months. Therefore, it’s no surprise that he took to San Diego Comic Con to unleash some big news… he’s partnered with Jason Blum of Blumhouse to bring the movie to a theater near you!

In a video published today by IMDb, McFarlane spoke with Kevin Smith about his plans for the film. He revealed that he will be producing the movie in partnership with Blumhouse, and that he will also direct the film. This will be McFarlane’s first project as a director of a feature film, but he has experience directing Pearl Jam, Korn, and Disturbed music videos in the late 90’s and 2000’s. He is intentionally aiming for a low budget with few special effects so he can retain creative control and deliver a darker and edgier flick than the typical superhero movie spinoff. In McFarlane’s own words, the new Spawn film will be “dark and gnarly and gritty.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 3 Trailers Debut at Comic-Con

The Walking Dead season 8 and Fear the Walking Dead mid-season 3 trailers debuted today at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The Walking Dead trailer is over five minutes long and contains more explosions than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando.   It also has an odd (dream?) sequence at the end that has to be seen to be believed.

For those looking for a little more nuanced story-telling, Fear the Walking Dead’s tension-filled trailer shows some real trouble ahead for the occupants of Broke Jaw Ranch. read more

SDCC: Thursday Photos

Horror News Network is on the ground at Comic-Con International, known to many as San Diego Comic-Con or SDCC. The photos below are from the show floor, the FXhibition just outside the convention, and VR Con across the street from the show.

If You Want Creatures In Your “Training Day,” “Bright” Is For You

Netflix has come to San Diego Comic-Con and brought with them some serious star power! At the “Bright” panel, Terry Crews moderated with stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer.

Regarding the new original Netflix film, even though this has more of a fantasy element Ayer said “it’s about a really fucked-up LA.” The trailer and clips that were shown definitely indicate some clear associations to the current social issues happening right now. Monster racism and social injustice are a big part of the theme here. Smith also noted that this film has the “rated R grime of training day smashed with Lord of the Rings.” The clips shown and panel discussion resonated loud and clear with the SDCC Hall H crowd and this is definitely a film many will be looking forward to viewing. read more

Netflix Makes First SDCC Hall H Appearance With “Death Note”

Netflix has come to Comic-Con and brought with them many great things, one of which is a new original movie, “Death Note.” “Death Note” is based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Panelists included director Adam Wingard, producers Masi Oka and Roy Lee, as well as stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, and LaKeith Stanfield.

The question was asked “how scary is Death Note?” Director Adam Wingard notes that “it has a horror tinge to it” but is not full-on horror. With his previous work on films like “You’re Next” people tend to think of him very specifically for horror. However, he let the fans know that there are a lot of different elements to this film besides horror. read more

Official Title and Website Released for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

Great news… everyone can finally stop referring to the next season of American Horror Story as “the election-themed season!” The official title for Season Seven was revealed late last night at an event for San Diego Comic Con. The season shall now be known as: American Horror Story: Cult.

Given showrunner Ryan Murphy’s extremely secretive nature surrounding the roll-out of last season, the fact that even just the title was announced at this point in time may be surprising to some fans. But the grand reveal didn’t stop there… FX has also dropped an official website with more content and clues about the upcoming season! read more

SDCC 2017: The Exorcist Panel

Returning cast Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, and Kurt Egyiawan as well as executive producer Jeremy Slater were on hand for a victory lap to celebrate the renewal of “The Exorcist.” John Cho and Brianna Hildebrand, as well as new executive producer Sean Crouch, all new to Season 2 and not previously announced for the panel, were also on hand to talk a bit about the show.

An immediate question asked was “is it scarier?” and unfortunately this was not really answered very specifically, Daniels did go on to let the fans know that the show had now “exploded open in rural American” and was no longer stuck in the city setting allowing more freedom for the story. We learned also that an island off the coast of Seattle is the setting for the next tale. Intriguingly, Crouch noted that there will be a lot of nature-based horror heavily inspired by Japanese horror movies. read more

AMC Releases Poster Artwork and Premiere Date for Season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’

In celebration of the kickoff of this summer’s San Diego Comic Con, AMC released new promotional artwork for both of its popular The Walking Dead franchises. The artwork for Season Eight of The Walking Dead reveals that the show will return to the airwaves on October 22nd, 2017… just in time for Halloween! The episode will also mark the 100th episode of the series. You can view the entire image by clicking the header above this article.

In addition to the Season Eight reveal, AMC has released special poster artwork for Fear The Walking Dead, which will return with new episodes on September 10th, 2017. You can view the image below: read more