‘Suspiria’ Director Luca Guadagnino Discusses Remaking the Argento Classic and Potential Sequels

Deadline recently conducted an in-depth interview with Suspiria director Luca Guadagnino, and as always, he was very forthcoming with his answers about the sure to be misunderstood remake.

The director of the academy award winning film Call Me By Your Name, recalled seeing “…the poster for Dario’s movie when I was 11 in 1982. I saw the film two years later. It made an incredible impression on me. The idea of trying to transfer the explosive emotion I felt into a new movie began almost immediately.  Dario’s movie is evocative of so many things including of motherhood. It’s the story of a group of women united by an obscure agenda. There is something that I couldn’t stop thinking about. For all the violence of Dario’s movies they are also beautiful fairy-tales. There is something alluring about it for a young person.” read more

Violet and Tate are “Together Forever” in New ‘American Horror Story’ Shot Featuring Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters

One of the most popular elements of American Horror Story when it debuted in 2011 was the complicated romance of young Violet and Tate, played by Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters respectively. We now have definitive evidence that American Horror Story: Apocalypse– the upcoming crossover season featuring characters from Murder House and Cult– will continue their story. Showrunner Ryan Murphy posted a new image of the star-crossed lovers in an Instagram post entitled, “Tate and Violet: Together forever?”: read more

The New Poster Art for the ‘Suspiria’ Remake has Arrived

Suspiria, Suspiria, Suspiria…should we say it again? Why not, it seems to be all that everyone is talking about lately! Last week we brought you the newest trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s much-anticipated remake of Dario Argento’s classic (click here for that) and this week brings the latest bloody artwork.

From the official synopsis:

“A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.” read more

Sarah Paulson Will Direct an Episode and Play Three Characters in ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

American Horror Story fans’ minds were collectively blown in November of 2016 when they learned that Sarah Paulson would be playing two different characters in American Horror Story: Roanoke. If only they had some way of knowing that- less than two years later- the talented actress would play three different characters in a single season… and also direct one of its episodes!

E! News reports that Paulson will play Billie Dean Howard of Murder House, Cordelia Goode of Coven, and a new character named Venable in American Horror Story: Apocalypse; and that it was first announced during the 2018 TV Critics Association press tour that she would also be making her directorial debut in the new season. The episode will be the sixth in the season and it will star Jessica Lange, among others. read more

Fangoria is Getting Into the Reality TV Business With ‘Ghoul Gang Slumber Party’

Deadline is reporting that Fangoria is getting into the reality TV business with a new series entitled Ghoul Gang Slumber Party.

The series (created by Suki-Rose Simakis and April Wolfe) will be produced by the recently revived Fangoria magazine and is described as involving “…four women brave enough to spend the night in a famous haunted house while getting tipsy on wine, communing with the spirits, and learning about witchy traditions.”  With a description like that, the series sounds perfect for Bravo or TLC, the home of such compelling programs as 90 Day Fiance, The Real Housewives of __________ ( insert affluent city here), and Doctor Pimple Popper. read more

‘Ghost Rider’ Co-Creator Gary Friedrich Passes Away at Age 75

We have very sad news to pass along today as Gary Friedrich, co-creator of horror comic book heroes Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, has passed away at age 75. The news was posted on Facebook by longtime friend and fellow comic creator Roy Thomas.

In addition to Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, Friedrich worked on a slew of other titles for Marvel Comics including Captain America, Frankenstein, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Spotlight, Nick Fury, Agent of Shield, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and X-Men. read more

Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Join ‘Spawn’

McFarlane announced today that The Walking Dead’s director/sfx artist Greg Nicotero has officially joined the new Spawn film to design the titular character. This reunites Todd McFarlane with Nicotero as they both worked together on 1997’s Spawn.

“I’m a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn ‘look’ so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.” read more

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Adaptation set to Feature Iconic Monster Designs

Right from his personal Twitter, producer Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that the creatures in the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation will in fact look like the books’ legendary and eerie illustrations.

Alvin Schwartz, author of Scary Stories, created a memorable book trilogy together with illustrator Stephen Gammell.

The three-entry book series was published during the 1980’s and early 90’s and has maintained strong readership in the following decades. The upcoming film will follow a group of young teenagers who must investigate the sudden and horrifying deaths in their small town. read more

‘What Keeps you Alive’: The Horror News Network Review

I remember watching a clip from Clint Eastwood’s 1971 directorial debut film Play Misty for Me as a part of Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments. In a key scene, we see Eastwood laying there on his bed. His eyes are closed, he is facing up, and he is vulnerable. As he opens his eyes, he sees a crazed and betrayed Evelyn (Jessica Walter) standing over him. She is making the ultimate commitment why Clint’s character of Dave is wondering what is driving her to these actions. Evelyn thrusts a knife manically down into a pillow barely missing him. As a viewer, we understand why she is doing this to Dave but really do we understand her mindset to do this? Just like any of the great antagonists, we work hard to find out what their motives and mindset are. In the end as we look deep, we realize they are self-reflective pushed to these unspeakable actions. Following his acclaimed storytelling perspective on the undead sub-genre of horror with It Stains the Sands Red, comes the latest feature from talented filmmaker Colin Miniham with What Keeps You Alive now in theaters and on VOD through IFC Midnight. Again, taking a page out of the legacy of damaged and dangerous antagonists, Miniham, crew, and the talented pair performers Hannah Emily Jackson (Jackie) and Brittany Allen (Jules) create an uber tense tale of predator and prey. read more

New Trailer for ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Promises Lies and Danger

Horror fans remember Drew Goddard as the co-writer and director of one of the surprise hits of 2012, The Cabin the Woods, and the writer/director is back with the genre-bending film Bad Times at the El Royale.

The star-studded cast features Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth (who is returning to work with Goddard once again), Dakota Johnson, Cynthia Erivo,  Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, and Nick Offerman.  The tale brings seven strangers together at the infamous El Royale over the course of a single night and from the looks of the trailer, it doesn’t seem like it will go well for any of them. read more