Entries by John Evans

Idris Elba to Direct and Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Musical for Netflix

The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been synonymous with classic horror ever since Lon Chaney first exploded onto the silver screen in the classic 1923 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s legendary novel. Now, nearly 100 years later, Idris Elba will adapt the story into a modern musical for Netflix!

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Elba will produce the music, direct the project, and star in the picture as the legendary Quasimodo. He will also produce the film alongside Ana Garanito, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Fred Berger of La La Land fame (which is certainly promising news given the musical element of the new production). read more read more

Streaming-Only Version of ‘Resident Evil 7’ to Appear on Nintendo Switch in Japan

After launching in January of 2017 to a positive critical and fan reception, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch! But there are a couple of catches…

Variety reports that the game will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 24th, but it won’t be available on physical media, you can’t buy a digital copy of it, it can’t be played without an internet connection, and it’s only available in Japan. read more

‘Get Out’ Screenplay Wins Ray Bradbury Nebula Award

The traditional Hollywood awards season may be over, but Get Out isn’t done scoring prestigious awards yet! The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America organization announced the winners of this years prestigious Nebula Awards this weekend at their conference in Pittsburgh, and it turns out that Get Out is winner of the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.

Jordan Peele’s script won over such nominees as the screenplays for The Shape of Water, Logan, and Wonder Woman. Peele previously earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in March, and today’s Nebula Award further reinforces the power and impact that his strong script had on his great motion picture. read more read more

Billie Lourd to Return in ‘American Horror Story’ Season Eight

Billie Lourd fans were certainly disappointed when her first Ryan Murphy horror series, Scream Queens, was prematurely cancelled after just two seasons… but it looks like she’s found a permanent home on Murphy’s other big horror franchise! After a lead role in last season’s American Horror Story: Cult, Lourd will indeed be returning for Season Eight.

Deadline reports that Lourd has been cast in the upcoming season alongside co-stars such as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins. Details on Lourd’s new character have not yet been revealed, and all we know about any of the upcoming parts is that Collins will play the grandmother of Peter’s character. read more read more

‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Lucifer’ Television Series Canceled by Fox

Today is a dark day for fans of Fox’s supernatural television offerings. The network just announced that The Exorcist has been cancelled after two seasons, and Lucifer has been cancelled after three seasons.

The first season of Jeremy Slater’s The Exorcist was praised heavily by critics and its small-but-active fan base, which led to a Season Two renewal. The second season changed settings and scenarios but maintained the character-driven formula that attracted fans to it in the first place. Unfortunately, the changes weren’t enough to improve viewership. According to Variety, the series “was Fox’s lowest-rated program this year, averaging 1.32 million total viewers and a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demo.” read more read more

Sony Releases Trailer for ‘Searching’- A Thriller Told Through POV of John Cho’s Computer

John Cho last entertained horror audiences in Season Two of The Exorcist. This summer, he’ll return to suspenseful territory with Sony Pictures’ Searching, a missing person thriller with an interesting visual twist. In the movie, David Kim’s (Cho) daughter goes missing and he becomes desperate to solve her disappearance. What makes this movie different from other missing person stories is that Searching is told from the point of view of Kim’s computer! The movie was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it was quickly purchased by Sony Pictures for release in cinemas. read more read more

Fox Unveils Official Teaser Trailer for ‘The Predator’

Some lucky fans got a sneak peak at some footage from director Shane Black’s upcoming film, The Predator at CinemaCon late last month, and now the rest of us get to see what all the fuss is about! Featuring clips which fit the description of what was described of the CinemaCon reel, the trailer reveals a few brief glimpses of the new title creature and some context of the story of the movie itself.

The teaser begins with a shot of a boy (played by Jacob Tremblay) who opens a very special package which seems to contain a little more than his latest Amazon Prime order. The rest of the trailer sets the stage of the Predator’s gory return to Earth. You can watch the clip below and catch all of the monster mayhem for yourself: read more read more

John Krasinski Says ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel May Explore Lives of Other Survivors

John Krasinski, the writer/director/star of this year’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place, just hinted that the sequel may not follow the Abbott family of the the original film. Instead, the movie could take place during the same time frame as the first one and focus on the other survivors alluded to throughout the film.

Speaking with Deadline, Krasinski said that he did not have any ideas for a sequel when he initially began working on A Quiet Place: read more

Sam Raimi to Produce & Alexandre Aja to Direct ‘Crawl’ for Paramount

The folks at Paramount Pictures are looking to follow up their tremendous success story with A Quiet Place by fast tracking another dark thriller movie… and they’ve hired two horror heavyweights to make the project a reality!

Deadline reports that Sam Raimi will produce and Alexandre Aja will direct a new film called Crawl for Paramount. According to their report, the movie will be about, “a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a Category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.” read more read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: May 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 May 2018! read more read more