Entries by Nick Banks

Dark Horse Comics Offers Free Access to Over 80 First Issues of Their Most Popular Comics

Good news for comic fans today, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital. 

All of the free issues will be available from now until April 30, 2020. According to the official press releases, readers will be able to “…enjoy the work of an array of writers and artists in stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, Witchfinder, Stranger Things and American Gods, to young readers selections like Disney’s Frozen and Itty Bitty Mask, to graphic novels like Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of DestructionBeasts of Burden Volume 1, and Empowered Volume 1!” read more read more

Netflix Renews ‘Locke and Key’ for a Second Season

Netflix has just announced that their adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic Locke and Key will receive a second season.

Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in an official statement that they are both “…thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators.  We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.” read more read more

Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Director Jay Cheel: The Horror News Network Interview

Every horror fan has heard the legends surrounding classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist.  These tales include stories about haunted sets, tragedy, mysterious mistakes, and the lives forever scarred by being associated with some of the greatest the genre has to offer.

Life-long horror fan Jay Cheel grew up hearing these same stories and in his new Shudder documetary series, Cursed Films, the director attempts to seperate the facts from the legends and entertain both novice and hard core fans all the way. read more read more

‘World War Z’ Game Available as Free Download on Epic Games Store Until April 2

During the Coronavirus outbreak, many media outlets have been making their content available for reduced prices or even free. Just in case you would like to deal with a more unrealistic outbreak while staying at home for the forseeable future, Epic Games Store is offering the World War Z game for free until April 2.  And the best part is, once you download the game, it is yours to keep.

From today until April 2nd, World War Z is FREE to download and keep FOREVER on the Epic Games Store. read more

Shudder Celebrates ‘Halfway to Halloween’ this April With a Pumpkin Full Of Premieres

If you are looking to clear your mind and focus on the eventual return of every horror fan’s favorite month of the year, Shudder has the treats you’ve been craving.

This April, Shudder celebrates the midpoint to Halloween with the launch of Halfway to Halloween Month.  Shudder promises that April will be”… its biggest month of non-October programming ever, at a time when many people are turning to streaming to help entertain them while they’re social distancing and quarantining.” read more read more

New Trailer for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season Two Promises More Vampire Hijinks

If you have been looking for some much needed laughter this season, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s new full-length trailer for horror/comedy hit What We Do in the Shadows Season Two should satisfy your “thirst”.

For those unfamiliar with What We Do in the Shadows, HNN described the series last year as being “… based on Waititi and Clement’s film of the same name, the TV adaptation takes place in Staten Island, New York, instead of New Zealand.  The television series stars the three principal vampires, Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Lazslo (Matt Berry), and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), as well as their roommate Colin (Mark Proksch), a decidedly modern, and yet familiar vampire to anyone who works in an office: the energy leeching vampire.”  The vampires were also joined last season by their loyal human familiar Guillermo (played by Harvey Guillén), who made the mistake of “accidentally killing” a couple of vampires. read more read more

Robert Englund Brings ‘True Terror’ to Travel Channel With New Horrifying History Series

Robert Englund knows a thing or two about terror.  The man who haunted teenagers dreams as Freddy Krueger throughout the 1980s and 90’s has a knack for knowing what scares us and he will bring this sensibility to Travel Channel’s latest program, True Terror with Robert Englund (which debuts Wednesday March 18 at 10 pm).

Englund will serve as the host True Terror and described his new venture (during a phone conference with a number of reports, including yours truly) “…as as a kind of formula comfort food from the dark side. You know, it’s sort of equal parts Rod Serling Twilight Zone with some of the aspects of that great Robert Stack series, Unsolved Mysteries, you know, and then, just a dash of Dateline.” read more read more

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden Reunite for Dark Horse Comics ‘Lady Baltimore’

This summer Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden will return to their popular Dark Horse Comics series Baltimore  for an all-new installment entitled Lady Baltimore. The five-part comic-book series is co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by Bridgit Connell, colors by Michelle Madsen, and covers by Hugo Award-winning illustrator Abigail Larson.

Via the official Dark Horse Comics press release, Golden described the set up for the new series as starting “…with a bloody trap and rumors of Baltimore’s ghost.  And things only get bloodier and weirder from there.”  Golden went to say that the new series “…is the start of something big and unexpected” and that “The series springs from the pages of the Baltimore comics and novel, but it has a different sensibility and a dynamic new lead protagonist. It’s perfect for new readers, who can start with issue 1 and not miss a beat, while longtime fans will be thrilled to see how the Baltimore mythos evolves, as some familiar faces encounter brand new characters and fresh terrors.” read more read more

Universal to Release ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘The Hunt’ to Video On Demand on Friday March 20

Just in case you have some free time on your hands and didn’t get out to the theater to see Universal Studios The Invisible Man or The Hunt, both movies will be made available for home viewing on Friday March 20.

According to Deadline, “In an unprecedented crunch of the theatrical window as several markets across the U.S. close down in response to safety from the coronavirus as well as worldwide, NBCUniversal’s Universal Pictures is officially making their current movies in cinematic release –Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man and The Hunt, and Focus Features’ Emma– available in homes as early as this Friday for on-demand 48-hour rental at the suggested price of $19.99.” read more read more

‘Bloodshot’ Finishes Third at Weakened Box Office

Bloodshot finished in third place at the weekend box office amid ever-growing fears of the global spread of the Corona Virus, leading to the lowest weekend totals since 1995 (when John Carpenter’s Vampires led the pack).

The adaptation of the Valiant comic book character actually met expectations (albeit low expectations) with an estimated $9.3 million this weekend.  Bloodshot’s 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes and B rating on Cinemascore wasn’t enough to tempt more people to venture outside of their homes, but this week’s metrics had little to do with any tickets being sold. read more read more