Entries by Sean McLaughlin

AMC Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming Series ‘The Terror’

The trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming horror series The Terror was just released by AMC, and it will certainly send chills up and down your spine.  The show portrays a fictionalized account of an actual 1845 expedition in the Arctic in which all 129 crew members and two large ships were lost forever.  The trailer can be seen below.

Scott will executive-produce The Terror, with incomparable Irish actor Jared Harris (From Within, TV’s Fringe) playing Francis Crozier.  Crozier was the captain of the Terror, one of the two ships that were never heard from again.   Fellow Irishman Ciarán Hinds will portray John Franklin, who led the expedition into the great unknown nearly 185 years ago.  The Terror and its counterpart, the Erebus, led an ill-fated journey to explore the Arctic which, more than likely, led to the deaths of all involved due to exposure to the extreme elements.  However, what if it was because of monsters?!  That’s the premise of AMC’s The Terror, and why the horror community can’t wait for it’s premiere. read more read more

Production Begins on ‘Halloween’; Additional Cast Members Announced

It may only be January, but Halloween is right around the corner.  According to the “Halloweenmovies” official Twitter account (@Halloweenmovies), Saturday January 13th marked the official start of production on the new Halloween reboot.  Tagging production companies Blumhouse, Trancas Films and Miramax, the message also included announcements of new cast members that are now on board as well.  The tweet can be seen below.

The Halloween remake has caused quite a stir in the horror film community since being announced, unofficially, by comic actor Danny McBride (Aliens: Covenant) last February.  At the time, McBride revealed that he and David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Pineapple Express) had been contracted to co-write the script by Jason Blum and that the new movie would pick up after the events of the original 1978 film (disregarding all sequels.)  Then John Carpenter, who was attached to the project as an executive producer, revealed that the new film would take place in “sort of an alternate reality.”  Plot points have been few and far between, but this latest news on the start of production and the new cast members are a welcome sign that Halloween is progressing. read more read more

Syfy and Netflix to Develop George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Into Series

Great news for fans of the 1980 George R.R. Martin novella NightflyersAccording to Deadline, Syfy has just announced that it has ordered a series based on the science-fiction thriller, and that Netflix will co-produce.  The streaming service will also hold the first-run rights for the series outside of the United States.  Martin’s novella, which had previously been adapted into a feature film in 1987 to a generally negative reaction, will be produced by Syfy’s production arm Universal Cable Productions. read more read more

IFC Midnight Releases Trailer for The Midnight Man

Distributor IFC Midnight has released the new trailer for the upcoming horror feature The Midnight Man via their YouTube channel.  The trailer can be seen in its entirety below.

Though originally released in Canada in 2016, The Midnight Man will now officially have a US release date of January 19th, 2018 in select theaters and Video On Demand.  Starring the iconic Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), Gabrielle Haugh (Jeepers Creepers 3), and stuntman Kyle Strauts (The Cabin in the Woods) as the Midnight Man, the film follows a group of young friends that find a game in an attic and mistakenly summon a creature who preys upon their worst fears.  Think of it as Jumanji….with demons and bloodshed.  Travis Zariwny (2016’s Cabin Fever) is the director, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Rob Kennedy. read more read more

TWD’s Chandler Riggs Appeals to Spoiler Site Personally

(WARNING: Spoilers for The Walking Dead season 8 mid-season finale ahead)

Fans of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead are used to surprises from the show’s writers. Whether it be a big death, a sudden disappearance, or even a reappearance, Scott Gimple and gang are known to throw the audience a curveball from time-to-time. So the big reveal to come out of last Sunday’s season 8 mid-season finale, while certainly shocking, was expected by viewers who knew something was coming but had no idea to whom. Popular spoilers website The Walking Dead Fans is normally the first to break the news on big deaths and plot points weeks (and sometimes months) before they are televised. So why were they mum on this big character’s death? That’ll happen when when Carl himself, Chandler Riggs, reaches out to personally appeal to their good nature and not leak his character’s demise. read more read more

Shyamalan Announces Unbreakable Sequel Has Finished Filming

Following up on his triumphant return to the ranks of the Hollywood directorial elite with the 2017 box office smash Split, M. Night Shyamalan is finally ready to give us the full-length sequel that we’ve waited 17 years for.  According to the director’s official Twitter account, principal photography for Glass, the sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable, just finished wrapping up on Monday, December 4th.  The tweet can be seen below. read more

NBC Universal Puts Chiller On Ice

Sad news, horror fans.  Deadline is reporting that NBC Universal has decided to axe Chiller, the horror-centric cable channel.  Viewers have until New Year’s Day to soak in all of the independent horror movies and Steve Niles’ Remains as they can, as the curtain will be dropped when the calendar turns to 2018.  In a bit of good news, however, there are no layoffs expected as network employees are expected to be reassigned to other NBC departments and projects. read more

Blumhouse Announces April 2018 Release for ‘Truth or Dare’

Back in March of this year, it was announced by Blumhouse Productions that a supernatural horror movie called Truth or Dare would be given the green light.  With Lucy Hale (Scream 4) set to star, Truth or Dare would continue to add to its impressive young cast over the next few months to include Aurora Perrineau (Jem and the Holograms) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) among others.  All that was missing was a release date…..until now.  Blumhouse has formerly announced that Truth or Dare will be released in theaters and VOD (presumably) on April 27th, 2018.  Deadline was the first to break the news. read more read more

George Romero’s Son Cameron Announces “Rise of the Living Dead” Project

The horror world (and Hollywood in general) was dealt a big blow last July when groundbreaking visionary director George A. Romero passed away.  Though he was still making films in the “living dead” series (the last being 2009’s Survival of the Dead) and had his hand in several other projects, it was an Indiegogo campaign launched by his son Cameron back in 2014 that had many fans excited.  Cameron Romero’s film was set to be titled Origins, and was meant as a prequel to his father’s cult classic Night of the Living Dead. read more read more

MGM Hires Studio to Animate New Addams Family Film

The ghoulish family that never dies is being resurrected once again in cartoon form! According to Deadline, the upcoming MGM project, a reboot of The Addams Family franchise, will be given the CGI treatment after all.  On the heels of hiring Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party, Monsters vs. Aliens) to direct, MGM has brought on Cinesite Studios to create the digital visual effects and animation.  Production has already begun in Vancouver, BC.

The Addams Family is based on the iconic television show from the 1960s, which only ran for two seasons but continues to find life in syndication and overall pop culture lore.  The show spawned two big-budget Hollywood films (1991’s The Addams Family and 1993’s Addams Family Values), and multiple show reboot attempts and made-for-TV movies.  Although not nearly as popular, there were actually two separate cartoon series based on the family of freaks in 1973 and 1992.  While being in the works for the past 4 years, it is being widely speculated that the new CG film from MGM will be based more on the cartoons than the feature films.   Screenwriter Pamela Pettler (Monster House, Corpse Bride) has already created the script that Vernon will be working with. read more read more