Entries by Mark McCurley

Upcoming ‘Swamp Thing’ Series Gets Teaser Trailer

Now streaming on YouTube, DC Universe has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action Swamp Thing series starring Derek Mears as the man-turned-monster and can be seen here…

This release follows the unsettling update last week that the series was shutting down production in Wilmington, North Carolina.

More doom and gloom down in the swamp came from The Hollywood Reporter which brought word the episode count for the series has been reduced from 13 episodes to 10. The ending of the season will be reworked to accommodate the new episode count. read more read more

‘Friday the 13th’ Rights Lawsuit Slashes On

Sad news for Friday the 13th fans, the ongoing and severely frustrating lawsuit between the original film’s screenwriter Victor Miller and director Sean Cunningham will continue as Cunningham has now refiled his appeal which means the reversion of rights Miller had been granted in 2018 are now again in limbo.

In short, fans should not expect a new Friday film in the near future, because the fight is far from over and the lawsuit could go in any direction. read more

R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy adds Sadie Sink

Straight from Deadline, Stranger Things star Sadie Sink has joined the Fear Street film trilogy.

Based off of R.L. Stine’s novel series of the same name, Fear Street hit shelves in 1989 and focused on a group teens who battled with supernatural and violent threats to their small town called Shadyside.

Along with Sink, the trilogy of films will star Benjamin Flores Jr. (Ride Along), Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch. The three films will be directed by Leigh Janiak, whose credits include two episodes of MTV’s Scream series and the indie horror film Honeymoon, which starred Rose Leslie who is known for her role as Ygritte in Game of Thrones. read more read more

Set Photos Reveal First Look at Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius’

With production currently underway on Sony’s villain feature Morbius, new photos from the set have been shared online through Twitter. The latest post shows the first look at Jared Leto as Michael Morbius.

Also starring Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Jareb Harris (The Crown) as Morbius’ mentor and Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious) as an FBI Agent, Morbius is Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel anti-hero, Morbius the Living Vampire who was first introduced as the antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. read more read more

‘Castle Rock’ Season Two adds New Cast Members

Set to premier later this year, the Hulu series Castle Rock has added Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins and Elsie Fisher to star in the show’s second season which The Hollywood Reporter stated will be themed around Stephen King’s novel Misery.

From producer J.J. Abrams and King himself, Castle Rock premiered on July 25, 2018 and has featured many actors who have appeared in adaptations of King’s various stories, such as Bill Skarsgård who is known for his role as Pennywise the Clown in 2017’s IT and Sissy Spacek who was the titular character in the 1976 film Carrie. read more read more

‘Fear Street’ to Begin Filming in March with Growing Cast

Straight from Deadline, the first installment to the 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books series is set to begin production this month and has added Benjamin Flores, Jr. to the cast.

Fear Street is being planned as trilogy of films, the first of which is to be directed by Leigh Janiak who will also helm the third film in the series, while Alex Ross Perry will take on the second entry.

Flores, Jr. joins Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch, both of whom were previously announced as the leads. He is said to play the character Josh, described as a bit of a loner, smart, kind and resourceful, who prefers internet chat rooms to high school and is obsessed with conspiracy theories. read more read more

New Teaser for ‘Nightbreed: The Ultimate Cabal Cut’ Released Online

Following the announcement of Nightbreed: The Ultimate Cabal Cut a few weeks ago, the updated version’s producers said it will run over three hours long and contain never-before-seen footage gathered from a variety of sources. Several images have been shared on the film’s official Twitter page and today a trailer has dropped!

Nightbreed follows Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer), a troubled man who is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a subterranean city of monsters. He frequently visits a psychiatrist, Dr. Philip K. Decker (David Cronenberg), for help. What Boone doesn’t know is that Decker is really a masked serial killer. Decker frames Boone to take the blame for his murders and soon after Boone is killed by the police. He is brought back to life by the monsters of his dreams, known as the Nightbreed, who join Boone to stop Decker from killing again. read more read more

Jared Harris Joins Cast of ‘Morbius’

Just in from Deadline, Sony’s latest feature to be based on a Spider-Man villain titled Morbius has added Jared Harris to its expanding cast.

Known for his performances in AMC’s Madmen and The Crown on Netflix, Harris has signed on to play a role that currently is under wraps.

Set to star Jared Leto and be directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius, a character that first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #101. After attempting to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats, he is transformed into a vampire. He acquires all the strengths of a creature of the night, especially the taste for human blood. read more read more

Glenn Danzig Reveals First Production Stills of ‘Verotika’

It’s time to tell MOTHER that Glenn Danzig has release three production stills from his debut feature film titled Verotika via Facebook.

Currently in post-production, he promises the film is going to be a hard R-rated visual feast.

The photos that were released Monday, 2/25 on social media feature three scenes; a woman viewed from the back gazing eerily into a mirror in a candlelit room, a horrifyingly grotesque monster pulling back on the face of what appears to be a shocked captive and finally a woman wearing a spiked-crown in a mesh headdress with an angry expression as she is wielding a knife in one hand and holding the hair of a dead-eyed victim in the other. read more read more

New Trailer from AMC Reveals Creepy First Look at ‘NOS4A2’

During the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead‘s ninth season aired a teaser for AMC’s latest horror adaptation, NOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu), based on the novel by author Joe Hill.

Main characters include Vic McQueen, Bing Patridge, Chris McQueen, Linda McQueen and Charlie Manx, who will be respectively portrayed by Ashleigh Cummings, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull and Zachary Quinto.

An early synopsis for the series tells Quinto will play Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift. Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself. read more read more