Entries by Nick Banks

‘Expedition Bigfoot’ Sets Out to Find Famous Creature Through Advanced Science

Most Bigfoot hunters embark on their missions with nothing more than a solid stick for tree knocking, some smelly grub, and a practiced “whoop” to attract the hairy beast.

The crew from the new Travel Channel series Expedition Bigfoot (premiering Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m.) is taking a markedly different approach, using “… new modern-day technology” and “…an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings and to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast.”  These new-fangled devices are designed to finally capture convincing evidence of Sasquatch, pinpointing “…the time and place to search for evidence of Bigfoot.”  read more read more

‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozes at Weekend Box Office

What a difference a week makes.  Last weekend, Terminator: Dark Fate debuted with an underwhelming $29 million, appearing to be one of the biggest financial flops of the year.  Well, the executives at Paramount can stop looking for time machines to return to the past and cancel production on Dark Fate, as Doctor Sleep is taking all of the media’s slings and arrows, declaring The Shining sequel as an even worse disaster at the box office. read more

Director David F. Sandberg Returns to Horror with Cullen Bunn’s ‘The Unsound’

Director David F. Sandberg will return to the horror genre (after a very succesfull foray into the world of super hero films with Shazam!) via a Netflix adaptation of Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole’s BOOM! Studios mini-series The Unsound.

According to Deadline, the film will  feature plenty of scares, as “…a psychiatrist returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient, hoping to quell a bloody wave of horror that’s been unleashed. As she descends down the rabbit hole and discovers hard truths about her own past, she comes to understand the hospital is hiding secrets of its own, and perhaps she and her mother have more in common than she realized.” read more read more

‘Invisible Man’ Trailer Now Visible

Fans of Universal Monsters may want to disappear after watching the first trailer for Leigh Whannell’s (SawInsidious) adaptation of the 1933 James Whale film, starring Claude Rains as the robe wearing mastermind.

Judging by the trailer, it appears that Blumhouse has gone the teen horror route with Invisible Man, veering as far away from the failed attempt at a new Universal Monsters franchise, 2017’s disastrous The Mummy.  Last January, Variety reported that  the new Universal Monsters films would succeed “By not mandating a unified, connected universe of monster stories, the studio will be able to open up the characters to filmmakers who will be inspired to create their own unique stories.” read more read more

‘Vampirella’ Artist Buzz Discusses the Character’s Return at Rhode Island Comic Con

Vampirella’s recent return to prominence via Dynamite’s two ongoing titles, Vampirella and The Vengeance of Vampirella, have pleased long-time fans as well as new readers.  Buzz was one of the artist who helped bring her back in the 1990s, and Horror News Network was able to catch up with Buzz at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con to discuss his involvement in the two new series and further updates on his cover work.

Horror News Network: So what have you been working on since we spoke last regarding Vampirella read more read more

The ‘Ghost Adventures’ Crew Explores ‘The Conjuring’ House in Two-Hour Halloween Special

Many people watch horror films on Halloween night.  Some opt for true tales of ghosts and demons via reality television programs.  This Halloween Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team are combining the two flavors into a frightening taste combination in the form of their new two-hour Halloween special Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse (airing at 9 p.m. on Halloween on the Travel Channel).

In an interview with The Las Vegas Review Journal, Bagans explained the lure of the location and that “Ed and Lorraine Warren had received so much attention because of the movies and Hollywood that I really wanted to get in there and see the other details that weren’t really portrayed in the Hollywood films. I know there’s truth to it, but at the same time, I wanted to do my own investigation in such an iconic and well-known case.” read more read more

Shudder Renews ‘Creepshow’ For a Second Season

Shudder announced a treat for viewers on the eve of Halloween today, as Creepshow was renewed for a second season.

Shudder GM Craig Engler stated that“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board.  Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.” read more

‘Afterlift’s’ Chip Zdarsky: The Horror News Network Interview

Chip Zdarsky is a name synonymous with super heroes and science fiction, but horror?

Fans of Zdarsky will be pleases to hear that his signature humor and wit is just as sharp in the horror genre as it is in his work on titles as such as Howard the Duck, Spider-Man, and Daredevil, but in a completely different setting.  Zdarsky’s new digital series for comiXology Afterlift is evidence of this fact.  Learn more about Afterlift in Zdarsky’s exclusive interview with HNN below. read more

‘The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer’ Writer Si Spurrier: The Horror News Network Interview

John Constantine has been a perennial favorite ever since he slid his way out of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (way back in 1985) and into his own series, which would forever associate the characters with the moniker, Hellblazer.  Constantine has undergone many revamps and reimaginings ever since, but the one constant with the chain-smoking magician has always been the talent that the characters and series has attracted, namely a who’s who of the greatest writers in comic book history. read more

Exclusive Preview of Paul Jenkins and Frédéric Pham Chuong’s Original Graphic Novel ‘Scare City’

While Halloween will always hold a special place in the hearts of every horror fan, the holiday is even more near and dear to children around the world.  Capitalizing on the all ages fun of the holiday, writer Paul Jenkins and artist Frédéric Pham Chuong have timed their new original graphic novel Scare City well, hoping to appeal to the children waiting to run outside for sugary treats, as well as nostalgic parents who love the fun and frights associated with Halloween. read more