Finally the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Martin Scorsese, and It: Chapter Two all have something in common! The MCU has employed digital de-aging on the likes of Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Downey Jr. in order to retcon and/or expand its moneymaking empire, and Scorsese will roll back the clock on legendary actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci for one final powerhouse ensemble performance in this fall’s The Irishman. And now It: Chapter Two will bring moviegoers back to a time we never thought would be capable for this budding technology: 2017!
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About John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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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 read more
After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his phenomenal debut, The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers was rumored to be working on several potential projects before finally settling on his sophomore project. Filmed in black and white and offered up in a claustrophobic 4:3 aspect ratio, The Lighthouse offers all of the period dread and paranoia audiences have grown to expect from Eggers.
A24 have finally begun to promote The Lighthouse, and the film is accompanied by such taglines as, “There is enchantment in the light” and “Keepin secrets, are ye?”. The studio’s official Twitter describes the movie as, “A nautical tale of madness and dread, soaked in filthy glee, starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.” read more read more
This year’s summer camp season may be coming to a close, but the summer of 1984 will live on this September in FX’s American Horror Story: 1984. Inspired by the summer camp slasher films of the decade like Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, this year’s season features all of the dirt roads, canoes, bathing suits, and machetes the sub-genre is known for!
FX has been steadily releasing short teaser clips unveiling such returning cast members as Emma Roberts, Billy Lourd, John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern, today’s release focuses on the setting for all of the grisly horror that’s bound to unfold: Camp Redwood. A pack of rambunctious youngsters are having a blast at the start of the clip, but things get serious when we learn that there’s something more dangerous in the lake than leeches and snapping turtles! read more read more
The cast of Preacher and the creative team behind the hit AMC show made one last appearance this weekend at San Diego Comic Con to discuss the upcoming final season. Fortunately, fans at home can watch the official Season 4 trailer that debuted at the event from the comfort of their own homes.
Featuring expansive exterior shots, over-the-top action sequences, and all of our favorite characters, the new clip promises that, “It all goes to Hell in the end.” You can watch every explosion, every, car crash, and every punch in the face below, courtesy of IGN: read more read more
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 July 2019! read more read more
After bringing one of the greatest horror films of the decade to the silver screen last year with Hereditary, writer/director Ari Aster returns with a sophomore film which reinforces his status as an important filmmaker of our time and continues to reveal his inspirations and his style as a filmmaker. Midsommar won’t please everyone- especially those who are looking for standard summer movie fare or a modern day spectacle of “jump scare” hijinks- but its challenging subject matter and hypnotic auditory and visual design certainly won’t be easily forgotten by anyone who sees it. read more read more
Things went quiet for a while there on the status of MTV’s third-season reboot of their Scream television series. It turns out there was a lot going on behind the scenes, and we now know a whole lot more about the project as it nears closer to completion.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the franchise has moved from MTV to VH1 (both channels are owned by Viacom) and the next entry in the television series will now be called Scream: Resurrection. Instead of running thirty-minute episodes weekly, the entire season will run in three two-hour intervals from July 8th to July 10th. Such a rapid pace will surely maintain the momentum of the franchise’s signature “whodunnit” formula. read more read more
The wait is nearly over! Before long, Stranger Things fans can throw a hot dog on the grill, set off a few state-approved fireworks, and stream the latest season of their favorite series from the comfort of their own homes. To mark the occasion, Netflix uploaded one last Stranger Things 3 trailer that’s chock full of product placement and references to “ending this once and for all!”
Nothing says “nostalgia” like Burger King, JCPenney, and final showdowns! read more
Sequels to The Amityville Horror haven’t exactly been successful in recent years, so Wonderfilm Media are going to take the franchise into a different direction: the past.
Deadline reports that the folks at Wonderfilm have officially greenlit Amityville 1974, a prequel story which takes place before the Lutz family’s supernatural experience in the famous Long Island house. Casey La Scala will direct the film based on his original script. La Scala produced films like Donnie Darko and Amityville: The Awakening, and he last wrote and directed a 2014 film titled The Remaining. read more read more