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Buy / Wait / Rent: October 2017 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 October 2017! read more

Rest in Peace: Harry Dean Stanton Dead at 91

The movie community lost a legend with the announcement that actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91. Although he was never honored by mainstream institutions like the Academy Awards, Stanton was well known to directors and lovers of film alike as a one-of-a-kind force on unforgettable projects throughout his illustrious career.

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Kentucky in 1926. He moved to California and began racking up acting credits in the mid 50s. He career began to explode in the mid 70s with a variety of high profile projects. His body of work includes collaborations with directors John Carpenter, David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, and Ridley Scott. Film lovers know him for his roles in mainstream projects like Paris, Texas and the television series, Big Love. Horror fans know him for his unforgettable performances in AlienEscape from New York, and Repo Man. read more

Official Cast Photo Released for David Lynch’s Twin Peaks Revival

The March 31st issue of Entertaiment Weekly will feature three connecting covers which reveal the first official cast photo for David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival. In the image, director David Lynch is surrounded by many returning favorites from the original series, including  Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, Peggy Lipton, Kyle MacLachlan, James Marshall, Everett McGill, and Wendy Robie. You can check out all three of the connecting covers below:

In addition to the actors featured above, the new series will also add James Belushi, Michael Cera, Inland Empire star Laura Dern, returning favorite David Duchovny, Michael Cera, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Naomi Watts, and others. In an accompanied interview with EW, Lynch describes the new series as “a feature film in 18 parts,” and explains that the script for the project is over 400 pages long. While details about the project are still very sparse and mysterious (like the series itself), it’s clear that fans of Twin Peaks will have a lot to look forward to this Spring! read more

Showtime’s Twin Peaks Premiere Date Announced

Since being announced back in 2014, Showtime’s revival of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks has been an unusual- and sometimes rocky- ride. Lynch left the project in 2015, and returned after further negotiations with the network. Fortunately, fans of the series will be able to watch new content soon!

Showtime announced today that the two-hour premiere episode will air at 9:00 p.m. E.T. on May 21st, 2017. The series will contain a total of 18 episodes.

Known for its unusual characters and atmospheric storytelling, Twin Peaks originally took the television world by storm in 1990. It will be interesting to see how the series will continue to captivate viewers in the new age of premium television. read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 20, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 20, 2016

This week’s releases includes a box set of Twin Peaks, Rich Fox’s The Blackout Experiments, and Sacrifice starring Radha Mitchell. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Cat People (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith

Synopsis: An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together. read more

Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore Join ‘Twin Peaks’

Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore have been cast in the new ‘Twin Peaks’ Showtime series from David Lynch.   Other new additions to the cast include Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Amanda Seyfried.   Lynch is directing the series which he co-wrote with co-creator Mark Frost. Kyle MacLachlan is the only original cast member officially confirmed in the new series.   It will debut in early 2018. Original cast members rumored to return include Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer and Sheryl Lee. read more