Entries by Nick Banks

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan Lands Lead Role in ABC’s ‘Whiskey Cavalier’; Could Signal Exit from ‘TWD’

In a move that could signal the end of Maggie on the Walking Dead, Variety is reporting that Lauren Cohan just has landed the lead role in ABC’s pilot for Whiskey Cavalier.  

According to the report, “Cohan does not currently have a contract in place to return for The Walking Dead’s upcoming ninth season and has been in negotiations with AMC for months over her potential return to the zombie apocalypse series. Cohan has been on the AMC show since its second season…If Whiskey Cavalier moves forward, it is possible Cohan could return to The Walking Dead on a recurring basis in Season 9 or simply leave the show entirely.” read more read more

‘Legion’ Season Two Trailer Makes You Question Your Sanity

To the delight of fans of smart sci-fi/horror everywhere, FX renewed their genre-bending cult favorite Legion for a second season.  Now we have a teaser for season two (which debuts on April 3) and you may want to listen to the alluring Aubrey Plaza in this short clip.

Legion (based on the trippy New Mutants run by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz) stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, a man who originally believed himself to be schizophrenic, but later discovered that he may actually be one of the most powerful mutants the world has ever seen.  While it is based on the Marvel series from the 1980s, you really don’t need any backstory on the comic to enjoy this series, and the television program goes to places that no X-Men story has gone so far. read more read more

‘Horror Noire’ Author Robin R. Means Coleman: The Horror News Network WiHM Interview

Professor Robin R. Means Coleman, the author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, grew up in the right time and place to become a horror fan, namely Pittsburgh in the 1970s.  It would have been almost impossible to avoid being bitten by “the zombie-bug” in this era in Pittsburgh, when some of the greatest and most influential horror films were being created in and around the city by the legendary George Romero. read more

New Line Moves ‘The Nun’ to September

New Line Cinema is moving The Conjuring Spin-off The Nun to a less competitive fall release date, praying that lightning strikes twice for the company on September 7th.

Last year, New Line debuted It on the same weekend in September and laughed like an evil clown all the way to the bank, as the film dominated the fall box office.  While The Nun will certainly do less business at the box office than It did, the move is a smart one for the company.   The Nun was originally scheduled for a mid-July release, sandwiched between Ant Man and the Wasp, the fourth Purge film, and the recently rescheduled The Equalizer 2. read more read more

‘Halloween’ Close to Wrapping Up Production According to Jamie Lee Curtis

Many fans are understandably excited about David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween film and the fact that it is being sold as the direct sequel to John Carpenter’s classic.

And when one reminisces about the original film, next to Carpenter, the person most associated with Halloween is Laurie Strode herself: Jamie Lee Curtis.  Curtis announced today via twitter that the production was coming to a close and that all of her scenes have been filmed. read more

AMC Announces Casting of the Custer Family in ‘Preacher’ Season Three

AMC announced the actors who will be portraying Jesse Custer’s estranged family in Preacher Season 3 today, and for those who are not familiar with the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon source material, things are about to get a lot more harrowing for our trio of misfits.

Tony award winner Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split) will play the supernaturally gifted Gran’ma, Colin Cunningham (Falling Skies) plays the perverse TC,  and Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville)  plays the sadistic Jody. read more read more

‘Young Monsters in Love’ #1: The Horror News Network Review

This week was a special one for DC monster fans, as the company not only released the stellar Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (by Tom King and Jason Fabok), but they also dug through their vaults and unearthed a host of their monsters from every era for a Valentine’s Day anthology special entitled Young Monsters in Love #1.

Borrowing the title from yesteryear’s romance comics of the 1950’s,  Young Monsters in Love #1 is a lengthy anthology featuring both obscure and popular monster characters from DC’s long publishing history.  With 80 pages to work with, the collection is able to highlight a number of characters that we rarely see such as I Vampire, the Monster Commandos, and Monsieur Mallah and the Brain, while also giving some fan favorites like Man-Bat, Solomon Grundy, and Swamp Thing a short story or two. read more read more

Netflix Buys Rights For Universal’s ‘Extinction’

If you are a studio that happens to have a delayed science fiction film with touches of horror that has been delayed multiple times, it looks like you may be in luck!  In what appears to be a new trend for streaming giant Netflix, the company has announced that it has acquired Universal’s M.I.A film Extinction.

Variety is reporting that Netflix just bought the rights to Extinction (starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan) for broadcast sometime later this year. read more

‘Swamp Thing Winter Special’ #1: The Horror News Network Review

Swamp Thing has been one of the most enduring “monster titles” to grace comics since the character’s debut in House of Secrets #92 in 1971. The title has also been written by some of the greatest writers in comics history, beginning with creator Len Wein, and followed by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder and many other accomplished writers.

Therefore, it is no surprise that the hottest writer in comics Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle) recently added his name to the “Swamp Thing Hall-of-Fame” by penning the Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, which stands as a moving tribute to the late Wein and his recently deceased co-creator Bernie Wrightson. read more read more

Robert Kirkman Confirms Big Changes for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Were you a fan of the more unique, nuanced approach of the Walking Dead spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead?  Well, it appears that the series is about to get more than a shot in the arm from Lennie James’ Morgan; according to Robert Kirkman the entire series is about to be shaken up.

Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to Kirkman about the changes and he stated that “I don’t want to spoil anything story-wise, but we are changing things a great deal. It’s going to be a much different show that is not going to alienate any viewers that have been enjoying the show from season 1 to 3, but will give those people new things to love, and new characters to latch onto. It’s really going to shake things up.” read more read more