Entries by Larry Dwyer

Trailer Released for Comedy Central’s Stop-Motion “Predator” Holiday Special

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of  2018’s The Predator, as well as the new Predator: 4-Movie Collection box set, Comedy Central is releasing a stop-motion animated special of Predator versus Santa’s reindeer. The special will air on December 19th during BoJack Horseman – check out the press release and trailer below!

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – A first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Special featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his most formidable foe yet – Santa and his reindeer. Check out the official trailer below and catch the entire special December 19 on Comedy Central during BoJack Horseman at 10:30pm / 9:30 CT. read more read more

Stephen King In a Fight Over Rights to ‘The Mist’

You gotta fight…for your right…to Thaaaaaaaa Mist (and somewhere, Adam Yauch is cringing).

It seems that Stephen King is in a fight over the rights for his novella The Mist. The Mist, which was originally published in 1980 in the anthology book Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror and then in 1985 in King’s own book of short stories titled Skeleton Crew, has been made into a 2007 feature film directed by Frank Darabont and a 2017 television series for Spike TV. read more read more

Syfy Bringing Back Rod Serling’s ‘Night Gallery’

When you bring up the name Rod Serling, most people immediately think The Twilight Zone. And rightfully so; The Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964 and included many classic stories featuring many famous actors of the time, the show is consistently listed among the top television shows of all-time and still gets shown (usually in marathon form) quite often.

After The Twilight Zone ended in 1964, Rod Serling kept busy with several film and television projects before returning to a similar platform called Night Gallery in 1969. White The Twilight Zone was considered more science fiction, Night Gallery had more of a supernatural/horror vibe. With the popularity of horror series’ these days, coupled with the fact that Jordan Peele will be rebooting The Twilight Zone (see that story here), it comes as no surprise that Deadline is reporting today that the Syfy channel will be jumping into the “Rod Serling” mix with a reboot of Night Gallery. read more read more

R.I.P. to Brittany Belland of “The Sleeper” and “Clowntergeist”

I started to write for Horror News Network back in 2012 and one of the first films assigned to me for review was a 2012 movie called The Sleeper  (you can read that review here).  While the film was fun (a Joe Bob Briggs cameo is always fun), it was in no way earth-shattering. However, the performance of the young actress Brittany Belland who played the lead Amy caught my eye as someone who seemed to have talent and potential; in my review I said that she may be a future scream queen. read more

Start your Christmas Shopping at Scream Factory with this Killer Bundle!

The brains over at Scream Factory have paired up with the genius’ at NECA Collectibles to provide us with the first “must-have” for this upcoming holiday season: a bundle of amazingness celebrating that Christmas cult-classic Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2! The bundle includes Scream Factory’s new collector’s edition Blu-ray of the film (see below for the bonus features), a limited exclusive 8″ Ricky Chapman/Santa figure from NECA and an 18″ x 24″ poster of the new film art from artist Joel Robinson. read more read more

Was 2013’s ‘Evil Dead’ a Sequel or a Remake? Director Fede Alvarez Finally Settles the Beef!

Anyone who knows me knows that I normally shun remakes, as do most loyal horror fans. That’s why friends of mine are so surprised when I say how much I adore Fede Alvarez’s 2013 Evil Dead. “But…you hate remakes almost as much as you hate “found footage” movies”, they say; well the fact is that I’ve always contended, as have other wise fans, that Fede’s film was not a remake but a sequel; Ash’s rusted out Delta 88 is sitting in front of the cabin, for god’s sake! read more read more

Counting Down the ‘Halloween’ Films from Worst to First

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween! On this, the most joyous of days, I figured that it would be appropriate to discuss the films that take their name from this most sacred of holidays: the Halloween franchise! Lists like this always stir up tons of emotions and cause arguments that may or may not result in fisticuffs but I’m going to throw caution to the wind and rate the franchise from worst-to-first.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Where to begin with Resurrection? How about we start with Busta Rhymes beating up Michael Myers with kung-fu? Nah…let’s get even sillier than that: Michael Myers gets his penis electrocuted…there it is. In this follow-up to the successful resurgence of the franchise with H20, the studio brought on original Halloween II director Rick Rosenthal to work on a god-awful script by Sean Hood and Larry Brand; they basically lifted the piece from The Curse of Michael Myers where the Howard Stern-like DJ wanted to broadcast from the actual Myers house and jammed it into this film – but instead of a live radio broadcast, Busta Rhymes hosts kids in a reality TV show in the Myers house. Whatever. The only saving grace here is that Jamie Lee Curtis is amazing with her ten minutes (even though her story is confusing as hell too); I suggest watching H20 and then the first ten minutes of this and then shutting it off forever. read more read more

Fangoria Magazine Vol. 2 Issue #1 – The Horror News Network Review

Every horror fan that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s lived by Fangoria magazine. That’s where we got our industry news, information about upcoming films, in-depth interviews with our favorite directors and we all probably ordered something from the ads that were scattered throughout those glossy pages of gore; I know I ordered a mask or two and more than a handful of t-shirts!

Then the internet happened.

With the birth of instant news at everyone’s fingertips and chatrooms brimming with horror fans spouting off industry rumors, print began to take a hit. Why wait for the magazine to slide into your mailbox when you could get your news right away? Fangoria stuck to their guns and kept putting out issue after issue even while the amount of subscribers and advertisers dwindled. By the time 2015 rolled around, issue delivery became sporadic and then died out altogether about a year later. read more read more

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? How About Your State’s Favorite?

Have you ever wondered what horror film is your state’s favorite? Me neither…until the fine folks over at Streaming Observer gathered the data to show us what is every state’s favorite! Don’t believe me? How did they do it, you ask? Well…science, of course.

According to their website:

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, proprietary Amazon MTurk surveying, and other public sources, we compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time. Then, we partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states. read more read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Alum Scott Wilson Has Passed Away at Age 76

On the day that it was announced at New York Comic Con that Scott Wilson’s beloved character Hershel Greene would be making an appearance in this ninth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it appears that Mr. Wilson has passed away at age 76. The first news of the passing seems to have come out of Alamo City Comic Con and then was semi-confirmed on Twitter via tweets from former TWD cast member Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) and actor Titus Welliver who starred alongside Wilson on Amazon Prime’s Bosch. read more read more