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Syfy Cancels ‘Channel Zero’ Anthology

Fans of Syfy’s horror anthology Channel Zero got some bad news today, as the network cancelled the series after four seasons.  Creator Nick Antosca broke the news on instagram stating that “I loved making this show and I would have loved to do more… but I can’t complain too much about doing 4 stories I loved with people who I loved working with.”

The creator was gracious in defeat, thanking Syfy for the opportunity.  He also made sure to thank the “…the authors of the original creepypasta stories. Kris Straub, Brian Russell, Kerry Hammond, and Charlotte Bywater” (Slender Man never made it to the series, but it would have probably done better on the small screen than last summer’s theatrical disaster). read more

‘The Last Drive-In: A Very Joe Bob Christmas’ Airs on Shudder on December 21

As announced at the Shudder Panel this past October at NYCC 2018, Briggs will continue with the holiday theme for his next Shudder special called “A Very Joe Bob Christmas”, which will air on Friday, December 21st at 9 p.m, streaming live in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Briggs stated that the films for this marathon will “…not be the predictable ones.  These are the films that I think think you should be watching at Christmas.”  Briggs also teased cameos on the marathon by “two iconic guests” and mentioned that both of them have “action figures made of them.” read more

Shudder Presents Joe Bob Briggs’ ‘Dinners of Death’ This Thanksgiving

Movie marathons related to holidays are near and dear to every genre fan. If you were lucky enough to grow up in the New York City area, Thanksgiving offered one of the best two day marathons around with a “giant ape” marathon on Thanksgiving (the original Mighty Joe Young, King Kong, and Son of Kong) and a “Godzilla-fest” on the following day on what has come to be known as “Black Friday” on WWOR-Channel Nine.

This year, Shudder will celebrate two grand horror traditions on Thanksgiving Night with not only a horror marathon, but also the return of horror host Joe Bob Briggs for Dinners of Death. read more

Shudder Becomes Exclusive Streaming Home of ‘Mandy’

Shudder announced today that they have become the exclusive streaming home for Mandy.  The film has received generally positive reviews and currently holds a 94% rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

Mandy tells the tale of Red Miller and Mandy Bloom as their peaceful life is shattered by a sadistic cult. Nicolas Cage stars in the visually pleasing film directed by Panos Cosmatos.

Craig Engler, General Manager of Shudder, said: “We were blown away by Mandy at Sundance and immediately knew we had to get this mind-bending masterpiece, which features an absolutely astonishing performance by Nicolas Cage, exclusively for Shudder members. We can’t wait for our members to see it”. read more

Joe Bob Briggs Discusses His Upcoming Shudder Marathons at NYCC 2018 Panel

Long-time horror host Joe Bob Briggs took the opportunity to discuss his upcoming marathons and his feelings about his recent marathon experience at the Shudder panel at this year’s New York Comic Con.

The always entertaining host confirmed that his next Shudder marathon (entitled “The Dinners of Death”) will take place on Thursday November 22. The Thanksgiving themed event will also include Brigg’s favorite film which he “…has never been able to host.”  Briggs wouldn’t give any other information about the mystery title, but the host did say that it is one of the films on the “too grisly for pay cable” list. read more

Greg Nicotero Discusses ‘Creepshow’ Details at Shudder’s NYCC Panel

Fans of George Romero’s and Stephen King’s original Creepshow film will be happy to hear that according to showrunner Greg Nicotero, the new Shudder series will follow a similar format to the 1982 film and will, as the original tagline promised, be “the most fun you’ll ever have…being scared!”

Nicotero participated in the the Shudder Panel at the annual New York Comic Con on Thursday, revealing further details about the series, including many of the writers whose stories will be adapted for the six part anthology series including Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale among others.  Nicotero stressed that the tone of the series would shift from story-to-story, with some taking a lighthearted comedic approach (ala King’s own”The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” segment from 1982) and others taking a much more frightening path.   He also stated that each story would be “As long as they need to be” and that he did not feel any pressure to fit the stories into segments of equal length. read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Series Gets New Poster Ahead of Release

Creepshow returns in 2019 set to debut on Shudder and continues from the original 1982 film created by Stephen King and the late George A. Romero. The series’ new poster has made its first appearance online via Entertainment Weekly, which is a tribute to classic horror comics from the 1940’s and 50’s.

This coming weekend at NY Comic Con, Shudder plans to give guests an exclusive sneak peak at the much anticipated reboot of Creepshow.

The series’ new poster was designed by artist Tim Bradstreet, who’s known for his work on The Punisher comics, with assistance from the show’s executive producer and director Greg Nicotero, who is a horror effects icon to boot and also is one of the masterminds behind AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. read more

Shudder Set to Deliver More of Joe Bob Briggs

Shudder announced today that they will deliver the gift of Joe Bob Briggs just in time for the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, to be titled The Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas.  The upcoming year could potentially be even bigger for Joe Bob as there are plans to launch a regular series featuring the iconic horror host in 2019.

On Friday, July 13, Shudder streamed The Last Drive-In featuring Joe Bob Briggs. The response and demand for the stream was so great that it temporarily took down Shudder’s servers. Stephen King himself even tweeted about The Last Drive-In and the hashtag trended nationally on Twitter. read more

Shudder Announces ‘The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs’ 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon Beginning Friday July 13

According to the official press release,  Shudder (the former cable horror channel and current streaming service) is planning to unleash former MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs in the form of a 24 hour movie marathon starting on Friday July 13 at 9:00 p.m.

The special, entitled The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs, will be chock full of trashy horror films, as well as Briggs’ patented sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge base about these “drive-in” staples.  The host will screen at least 13 films in total, including Sleepaway Camp, Tourist Trap, and Basket Case among others. read more

‘mon mon mon MONSTERS’: The Horror News Network Review

Every few weeks I make a point to do some deep internet searching to find movies that I may be missing out on. I check out everyone’s lists of “the best of the year so far” and lists of “must sees” and sometimes I’ll come back with something recommended that I’ve yet to hear of; that was the case last year with The Lure which I just happened upon in a random search and then fell in love with (review here) and this is the case with mon mon mon MONSTERS.

mon mon mon MONSTERS premiered last April at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival before getting a theatrical release in July of 2017. A Taiwanese film, billed as a horror-comedy, mon mon mon MONSTERS is the tenth film based on the works of notable Taiwanese novelist and film maker Giddens Ko (Jiubadao). read more