Deadline is reporting that USA Network has renewed The Purge TV series for a second season. Based on the popular film franchise from Blumhouse, the series has been USA’s highest rated drama of the season, averaging 2.3 million viewers. Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, stated “The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured The Purge’s successful transition from film to TV – and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season 2.”
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Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still ComicMonsters.com. She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.
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Over the last decade there have been many very successful genre TV shows like Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Bates Motel, just to name a few. The latest series to scare up fans is The Haunting of Hill House from Netflix. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the show is just incredible and prompting friends and family to hold up in their homes binge watching it. What make this series such a standout? In a word, everything. read more
This Halloween Ahoy Comics will be unleashing Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, a horror anthology in the format of a magazine. A pretty bold move for the publisher in the digital age. The magazine presents itself as an anthology in the same vein as Tales from the Crypt. Your guide though the short macabre tales is none other than the godfather of goth himself, Edgar Allan Poe.
While horror anthologies are not new to comic fan, the retro formatting of the magazine may be new to a whole new generation of the darker side of comics. Mixed in with letters to the Editor, interviews and such, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror is a fun read. The magazine will also feature Hunt Emerson’s take on Poe’s The Black Cat, which will be ongoing in each issue. read more read more
Deadline is reporting that Netflix and BBC one are officially on board for three part series based on Bram Stoker‘s classic Dracula. With the first rumblings on the series starting in 2017, the show is set to make its premiere on BBC One in the UK and then outside of the UK on Netflix. No release date has been scheduled as of yet.
The series based on the horror icon will be written, created, and produced by Stephen Moffett and Mark Gatiss. According to Deadline, the two commented “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” Ever since Nosferatu hit the screen in 1929, there have been countless interpretations of vampires on the big sand small screens. With Netflix in the middle of a big hot streak right now with hits like Stranger Things and its latest, Haunting of Hill House, horror fans will no doubt be interested to see what they deliver Dracula. read more read more
On the heels of last week’s announcement that Jordan Peele will be taking Rod Serling’s narration role in the upcoming The Twilight Zone series, Deadline reports that the reboot has entered production in Vancouver, British Columbia. CBS All Access released the below video not only promoting the newly reimagined series, but also celebrating the 59th anniversary of the iconic series, which premiered October 2, 1959.
Produced by Peele, along with Simon Kinberg, The Twilight Zone is slated for release in sometime in 2019. Although the buzz around the show is high, not many other details have been revealed on this reimagining of the classic anthology series. Horror News Network will keep you up to date as details become available. read more read more
Deadline is reporting that the popular horror comic Ice Cream Man from Image Comics is currently being developed into a TV series. The comic series, which debuted in January of 2018, is a horror anthology in the tradition of Tales from the Crypt. Each of the creepy, and often gory stories is woven together by an old-fashioned ice cream truck driver.
Written by W. Maxwell Prince, the book will see its TV adaption penned by Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete). The TV series is being optioned by Universal Cable Productions, who saw recent success with another Image series, Happy! Of course, this isn’t the first time a horror comic from Image has been adapted for TV, one may remember when The Walking Dead was just a great genre comic. read more read more
Variety is reporting that the IDW horror comic series October Faction is being developed for a Netflix series. Based on the comic created by the Horror Comic Award winning Steve Niles, best known to fans of the genre for his modern day vampire classic 30 Days of Night, and artist Damien Worm, the series will be directed by Damien Kindler (Sanctuary, Krypton), along with Megan Follows and David Frazee.
The Netflix series will follow along the lines of the comic bringing the macabre tale of the Allan family to life. Centering around Fred and Deloris Allan, the journey starts with this retired ghost hunting couple, moving with their children, Vivian and Geoff to upstate New York following the death of Fred’s father. Although it appears they will be adjusting to a quiet small town, the façade soon drops to draw the family back into the world of demon hunting. read more read more
Currently one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood right now, recent Academy Award winner, Jordan Peele, has been confirmed to host and narrate the CBS All Access reboot of genre classic The Twilight Zone, according to Deadline.
Peele, who also serves as Executive Producer, spoke about The Twilight Zone’s legendary creator, “Rod Sterling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours.” The revamped version of The Twilight Zone will be produced by CBS Televisions Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. read more read more
Iconic actress and female trailblazer Pam Grier appeared at last weekend’s CT HorrorFest in Danbury, CT, where she delighted fans with stories from her legendary career. With a couple hundred fans packed into the Q&A area, Ms. Grier was greeted with a standing ovation. Grier, who appeared as one of the very first female action leads on the big screen, starred in such classics as Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Fort Apache: The Bronx, Ghost of Mars, Scream Blacula Scream, Mars Attacks, amongst many other great films. read more read more
Outside of being known as the bassist for legendary New York-based metal band, Life of Agony, Alan Robert has developed quite the canon of comics in the horror genre. Recently, he expanded into the world of adult coloring books, for those who like their art therapy a little bit darker than most. We caught with Alan to discuss his numerous projects, as well as the rebirth of Life of Agony.