Entries by Christine Caprilozzi

‘The Craft’ Reboot in the Works From Blumhouse

Straight off of the massive success of Us this weekend, genre powerhouse Blumhouse has announced the studio will be rebooting the 1996 fan favorite, The Craft. Zoe Lister-Jones has been confirmed as the writer and director on the project, which will be developed in conjunction with Columbia Pictures.

The original film, directed by Andrew Fleming, centers around a teenage coven of witches discovering their powers. To say that Lister-Jones has big shoes to fill is an understatement. Besides earning millions at the box office, the movie starring Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Robin Tunney has become somewhat of a cult classic. In 1996, the quartet of blossoming witches inspired and empowered a generation of young women within the horror realm and dark arts community.  As with any remake, die hard fans will remain skeptical to see if this update to their beloved coven lives up to the original. read more read more

‘Hellboy’ Red Band Trailer Unleashed

Last night at the stroke of midnight, the red band trailer for the highly-anticipated Hellboy reboot was dropped.   The film is, of course, based on the iconic Dark Horse comic series from Horror Comic  Award winner Mike Mignola.  This time around Neil Marshall is at the helm, while David Harbour (Stranger Things) steps in as the anti-hero from the abyss, a role made famous by Ron Perlman back in the 2004 original.

The trailer, set to a symphonic version of “Smoke on the Water,” has all the grandeur, grit, and sarcasm that fans come to expect from the Hellboy universe, whether it be movies or comics.  While Mignola’s work always provides a weighty storyline, the teaser leads one to believe that the film follows that lead.  From the trailer it seems as though there story will be matched with epic battle scenes, and certainly enough blood and gore for horror fans. read more read more

‘Candyman’ Remake Set to Cast Title Role

According to Variety, the Candyman remake from MGM and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, has its sights set on Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for the title role.  At this point the deal is not finalized but Mateen and MGM are in heavy negotiations.  While Mateen will have some big shoes to fill in those of Tony Todd, who portrayed the iconic character in the 1992 classic, he has already appeared in Aquaman and will be appearing in Peele’s upcoming Us and HBO’s Watchmen series read more

Full Trailer and Artwork for Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’

Today CBS All Access revealed the full trailer for the highly anticipated reboot of the iconic series The Twilight Zone.  Jordan Peele not only serves as executive producer, but also as the host and narrator. The original series debuted in 1959 and ran for five seasons. By the looks of the trailer, Peele and company bring The Twilight Zone, not just into another dimension, but also into the 21st century.

The reboot also exhibits some real star power as well.  Featured in the re-imagined Twilight Zone are John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Adam Scott, and Steven Yeun, just to name a few.  The series is scheduled to premier with two episodes dropping on April 1st, with the full series released on April 11th for CBS All Access subscribers. You can check out the full trailer and key art below. read more read more

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’: The Horror News Network Review

Hitting Netflix on February 1st, Velvet Buzzsaw certainly has gained a bit of attention.  Circling around a self-absorbed art scene, the film is very much a satire mixed with horror.  These artists greed comes back to bite them, when they take advantage of an unknown, and deceased, artists’ paintings, which also just happen to be painted with human blood. Filmmaker Dan Gilroy, not only sets up a glossy and absurdly shallow scenario, but does so with some real star power behind him.  Velvet Buzzsaw features Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Renee, Russo, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette, and Natalia Dyer.  With a cast like this combined with the perfect horror setup, what could go wrong? read more read more

Danai Gurira to Exit ‘The Walking Dead’

Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Danai Gurira would be leaving AMC’s smash drama The Walking Dead in season 10.  Gurira, who has portrayed the iconic role of Michonne briliantly since season 2, has also made a big impact on the big screen, appearing in 2018’s Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars.  While the actress has signed a deal for a few episodes in season 10 in “limited capacity,” there is much speculation that she will be back in the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning. read more read more

Jordan Peele Takes the Super Bowl into ‘The Twilight Zone’

In case you missed it during the Super Bowl, or just have no interest in football, Jordan Peele popped in to give the public a tease of his reboot of the classic The Twilight Zone series. Peele appears on the back drop of an empty Super Bowl giving fans just a small taste of him as the host of the series.   Not much else was revealed about the show, except a hint of that iconic Twilight Zone theme song in the background.

Peele, along with his production company, Monkeypaw, has been immersed in several projects ever since the explosive success of his directorial film debut, Get Out in 2017. Besides the upcoming reboot, Peele’s highly anticipated feature, Us, is due out in March, and casting has already begun on another Peele project, the reimagining of CandymanThe Twilight Zone is set to premiere on April 1st, streaming on CBS All access. read more read more

Jordan Peele Officially Boards ‘Candyman’

Apparently, Jordan Peele has said ”Candyman” five times, as his reboot  of  the 1992 genre classic Candyman has officially been announced. According to Deadline, MGM and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw will team on the project, which is being called a “spiritual sequel.” Nia DaCosta is already attached to direct a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfield, with Universal eyeing a June 12, 2020 release date.

The only details released so far is that the sequel returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. read more read more

‘The Purge’ TV Series to Return for a Second Season

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.” read more read more

Why ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is the Year’s Best Series

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