Entries by Sean McLaughlin

Pegg and Frost Post Updated ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as Current PSA

During this time of uncertainty, the folks behind the zombie comedy classic Shaun of the Dead are here to brighten everyone’s day.  And exactly what we need in a prolonged period of social distancing are more things to help us smile.

In a post on the ‘Stolen Picture’ YouTube channel entitled “The Plan,” stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprise their roles as reluctant hero Shaun and best friend Ed to reenact an iconic scene from the 2004 British hit.  While laying out their “battle plan”, the duo continually run into issues due to the ever-tightening restrictions placed on society, forcing them to revise their tactics.  A few of the 180’s suggested that deviate from the film are “Don’t go to Liz’s” and  “Don’t go to the Winchester”, as well as an opportunity to atone for a homophobic slur previously uttered that just doesn’t fly in 2020.  The full video post can be viewed below. read more read more

Paramount Delays Opening of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

While the horror community has been feeling the ever-increasing effects of the COVID-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus) global pandemic with numerous conventions either being postponed or cancelled outright, Hollywood had been relatively immune to the situation.  However, that changes today as Paramount Pictures and writer/director John Krasinski have announced that A Quiet Place Part II, originally scheduled for wide theatrical release on March 20th has been pushed back to a later as-yet-unknown date in order to prevent large groups of people from congregating in public places due to the coronavirus outbreak. read more read more

Syfy Orders Series Based on George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead’

Huge news out of the land of the undead today.  According to The Wrap, Syfy has ordered a new television series to be “based” on George A. Romero’s 1985 classic Day of the Dead.  While this appears on the surface to be great news for zombie fans, there are details that don’t seem to line up perfectly with this being a “remake” property.

According to the description, the series will consist of 10 episodes and will focus on the chaos and mayhem during the first 24 hours of a zombie invasion as six people attempt to coexist and fight together for their lives.  It is interesting that the show would choose to go this route, as that more accurately describes the plot for Romero’s first zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead, rather than Day.  The third installment in the writer/director’s universally-adored franchise of undead films, Day of the Dead instead tells the tale of a small group of scientists and military men living underground while the zombie apocalypse has already been plodding menacingly ahead in full-swing.  It sounds initially like Syfy will be taking quite the artistic license with this Romero property, potentially keeping only the show name as a link between the two. read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Funko, McFarlane Toys and Others

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different. read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Trick or Treat Studios

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Super7

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Mezco

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse of all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: NECA

On Saturday, February 22nd, HNN staff members Larry and Sean invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan once again for New York Toy Fair 2020!  The biggest and most influential brands in the collectible toy industry show off their latest products, and formerly unveil all of their upcoming goodies for the pop culture-consuming masses.  For horror fans, this is their first chance to catch a glimpse at all of the future goriness hitting store shelves in the very near future.   Toy giants like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and Super7 among many others never fail to impress, and this year was no different.  Check out all of our coverage over the next few days! read more read more

HNN Coverage of NY Toy Fair 2020: Exclusive Booth Tour of McFarlane Toys

At the 2020 NY Toy Fair, HNN was lucky enough to score a booth tour with McFarlane Toys.  Chris Hernandez, Brand Marketing Manager for the company, gave us a detailed look at the current slate of exciting licenses that the toy manufacturer is bringing to life.

McFarlane Toys has been a driving force in the industry for over 25 years, and their innovative take on the business has formed such a creative ripple-effect that other companies have been forced to adapt.  In this video tour, Sean and Larry learn what to expect in the coming year on store shelves and which pieces to really watch out for. read more read more

Hollywood Veteran and Horror Icon Sid Haig Omitted From Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Just six horror movies in the history of cinema have ever been nominated for Best Picture by the Academy (counting Black Swan and Get Out, of course), so fans of the genre should be used to their favorite films being snubbed.  However, in 2020 the Oscars stooped to a new low, failing to acknowledge a veteran actor in their ‘In Memoriam’ section of the broadcast with nearly 150 acting credits on his resume spanning a robust six decades of work.  Sid Haig, who passed away on September 19, 2019 at the age of 80, was one of at least five big Hollywood names who left us in the past year left out of the video package.  Shame on you, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. read more read more