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HNN’s Coverage of The 2019 New York Toy Fair

HNN’s Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin once again invaded the Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan for Toy Fair New York, the annual international convention of toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers.  And once again, all horror fans have a LOT to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.

The usual suspects of horror industry heavyweights such as NECA, Mezco and McFarlane Toys (among many others) did not disappoint with their impressive displays and product announcements, which are covered in the event pictures posted here.  While the genre standards like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Chucky were of course well-represented, several new exciting licenses were unveiled as well.  Our favorites are They Live, which saw multiple companies announce brand-new figure lines, and the anticipated upcoming film The Curse of La Llorona.  Mezco appears to be knocking it out of the park in respect to the latter. read more

‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Revival Headed to Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries, one of the first series on television to profile true crime and paranormal cases before the advent of reality of tv and 24 hour cable stations, is about to return to the airwaves.  The series new home will be streaming giant Netflix, and its head architect happens to be Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy.

According to Deadline, “Levy is overseeing the revamp in association with Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, the original production company run by the show’s creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. The latter will show run the series with Cosgrove, Levy and Josh Barry as exec producers. Robert Wise is co-exec producer and showrunner with Dunn Meurer.” read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2019

On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Legendary Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2019. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2018. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow!

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Netflix Reveals Season 3 Episode Titles in New ‘Stranger Things’ Teaser

Netflix just sent Stranger Things fans an early holiday treat with a new teaser trailer that just might hint where the popular series is headed. The music and the graphical reveal of the show’s title is nothing new for fans who sat through something similar at the start of every episode so far. What’s interesting, however, is the fact that each new episode title appears throughout the sequence. The titles are listed as follows:

“Suzie, Do You Copy?”
“The Mall Rats”
“The Case of the Missing Lifeguard”
“The Sauna Test”
“The Source”
“The Birthday”
“The Bite”
“The Battle of Starcourt” read more

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Announced at Game Awards 2018

Stranger Things is well-known for promoting 80s nostalgia among those who lived through the decade (and those who wish they did) that brought us Dungeons & Dragons, ET, and coin-operated video games.  Further channeling this mania, creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a game tie-in for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s hit show at the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday.

Though the Duffer brothers didn’t reveal much about what can be expected from the game, they did say it’s a classic 16-bit inspired game that takes place during the third season.  There is currently no release date for the game or what platforms the game will be featured on, but look for more information to be announced before Stranger Things Season Three debuts next summer. read more

New Photo Emerges of David Harbour in ‘Hellboy’

Our friends at Empire revealed a new photo of David Harbour as the titular character in the upcoming Hellboy movie. The still shows Hellboy seemingly preparing for battle as he moves through some sort of tunnel.

“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick,” director Neil Marshall tells Empire in the January 2019 issue. “More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”

Milla Jovovich will play opposite of Harbour in the role of Nimue the Blood Queen, an evil sorceress who wishes to wipe mankind off the face of the earth. Other cast members include Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida. read more

Universal Orlando Extends ‘Stranger Things’ House for National ‘Stranger Things’ Day

In honor of “National Stranger Things Day” on November 6 (the day that Will Byers disappeared into the Upside Down for you obsessive fans out there), Universal Orlando Resorts will extend their ultra-popular Halloween Horror Nights’ House based on the Netflix darling, and it will be included in the regular admission price.

This is the first time that Universal has kept a house active past the end of the Halloween Horror Nights’ season. According to The Orlando Informer, “The hours of operation will be from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm, with a couple of tie-in food-and-beverage locations also joining in on the post-Halloween fun: San Francisco Pastry Company, Beverly Hills Boulangerie, and, most thematically appropriately, Benny’s Burgers, which may be just a standard Horror Nights food tent but which drives its name from the television show itself.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: November 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of November 2018! 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

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Offers ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Treats

If you will be attending Universal Orlando or Universal Hollywood’s annual Halloween Horror Nights this year, you will not only be able to walk through a house inspired by Stranger Things, you’ll also be able to indulge in some sugary treats that are guaranteed to turn your taste buds “upside down”.

Attendees will have many snacks and drinks to choose from including over five different desserts that naturally feature waffles including a Strawberry Shortcake waffle, a Bananas Foster waffles, a “triple decker extravaganza” (three waffles stacked to the ceiling filled with whipped cream and candy), fudge-dipped waffles on a stick, and a waffle ice cream pocket sundae. read more