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Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2019 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 August 2019! read more

Trailer Drops for Season 10 of ‘The Walking Dead’

It’s hard to believe that we’re already coming up on season ten of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. I can remember how hyped up I was for the first episode to premiere on Halloween night in 2010. My wife and I made sure that all of the candy was handed out to the trick ‘r treaters and that the popcorn was ready so we could indulge in a brand new zombie world.

Well now it’s 2019 and this zombie world ain’t so brand new anymore. Hell, there are only two characters remaining from season one and they weren’t even “main characters” from the start; though it’s safe to say that Daryl and Carol certainly became favorites as time went on. read more

The Walking Dead Issue 193: The End of the Line?

In a bit of shocking news around the horror comic and pop culture world earlier today, it was announced by Bleeding Cool that issue #193 of The Walking Dead will be the last.  While readers and fans alike were preparing for this day, it is coming much sooner than anyone anticipated…..as in tomorrow, July 3rd.  The sudden announcement regarding the ridiculously-popular comic’s demise came with zero fanfare or warning.  In fact, future issues had already been announced and release dates selected for both August and September of this year.   Truly wild stuff. read more

New ‘Walking Dead’ Series to Premiere in 2020

During the AMC Networks Summit in Manhattan, the network announced that a spinoff of The Walking Dead has been greenlit and will premiere on AMC in 2020. According to Deadline, production is slated to start this summer in Virginia and is said to be run by Matt Negrete and Scott M. Gimple.

The show itself is set to center around two young women who come to age in the zombie apocalypse.

“On the heels of an incredible ninth season of The Walking Dead and as we approach an anticipated new season of Fear this summer, this is an exciting moment for the Dead franchise, which continues to thrive in a highly competitive environment,” said Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment networks group for AMC Networks. “We are thankful to be working with some of the best creatives in the business to expand this Universe in new and exciting ways for our fans.” read more

AMC Looking to Develop Another Spinoff Series for ‘The Walking Dead’

It appears that, for better or for worse, The Walking Dead universe will continue to expand.  In AMC Network’s quarterly earnings call with shareholders and analysts, COO Ed Carroll confirmed that a new spinoff of the long-running zombie series is in “active development.”  Deadline was the first to report this story.  This announcement comes on the heels of the revelation that three feature films based on TWD have been given the green light (starring the Rick Grimes character), and as the original small-screen spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead is only months away from unleashing its fifth full season. read more

Danai Gurira to Exit ‘The Walking Dead’

Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Danai Gurira would be leaving AMC’s smash drama The Walking Dead in season 10.  Gurira, who has portrayed the iconic role of Michonne briliantly since season 2, has also made a big impact on the big screen, appearing in 2018’s Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars.  While the actress has signed a deal for a few episodes in season 10 in “limited capacity,” there is much speculation that she will be back in the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning. read more

New ‘Walking Dead’ Teaser Trailer Introduces The Whisperers’ Leaders; Alpha and Beta

Straight from IGN comes an exclusive teaser trailer in preparation for the February return of The Walking Dead.

The Whisperers are front and center in the trailer giving a clear view of their leaders; Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst).

The Whisperers were slowly built up to be the new villains during the first half of Season 9 and finally revealed as a true threat in the mid-season finale. The new antagonists disguise themselves as walkers by wearing the skins of the undead, which allows them to pass among them without risk of being attacked and makes them seem as though they are just another pack roaming the ruined world. read more

Steven Yeun Lands Starring Role in Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Series

Steven Yeun- The Walking Dead fan-favorite actor and recent recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Burning– has just signed on for a major horror project. It turns out that his travel plans include a trip to the set of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for a starring role in an upcoming episode called “The Traveler.”

Collider confirms in an exclusive report that Yeun will star in the fourth episode of the new series. According to their report, the episode “follows two cops and a mysterious traveler,” and Yeun will play the aforementioned traveler. read more

Post-Rick Grimes ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Ratings Hit New Lows

How much did Rick Grimes mean to fans of The Walking Dead?  Apparently a lot, as the most recent episode of the long-running series attracted only 4.79 million viewers, the lowest number since season one.

To find a lower rating than last Sunday’s episode entitled “Stradivarius” (named after a famed string instrument), one has to go all the way back to season one’s episode two (“Guts”) which attracted 4.71 million viewers or episode four in the same season (“Vatos”) which was watched by 4.75 million people. read more

Direct Night of the Living Dead Sequel to Come from Original Creative Team

Fifty years ago the world of horror and cinema as a whole was changed forever with the release of Night of the Living Dead. Now a direct sequel is in the works from the creative team who brought the un-dead to life.

According to a recent interview, original NotLD scribes, the late George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a direct sequel to the 1968 original which has now been unearthed by Living Dead Media, an entertainment web site dedicated to the series.

The script, after having not been produced for many years, is being planned to release theaters next year with the original surviving writers and producers at the helm. read more