In September of 2007, writer/director Adam Green gave horror fans plenty of reasons to “stay out of the swamp” with the release of his cult classic Hatchet. Following it up with Hatchet II and Hatchet III, Green kept slasher Victor Crowley busy and horror fans terrified and amused all at the same time. For the tenth anniversary celebration of the Hatchet, Green released one of the biggest secrets in the genre, a new chapter in the franchise with Victor Crowley.
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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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Fresh to Netflix this week is The Babysitter from the minds of McG and Brian Duffield. While the film is a really fun watch, it at times does give a little wink and nod to the holiday classic Home Alone. Don’t be fooled though, The Babysitter is more than a slapstick romp.
At the heart of this film is a 14-year-old underdog named Cole, who is played brilliantly by Judah Lewis. The script taps into the audience’s adult memories of being a socially awkward kid and finding comfort with the incredibly fun and exciting older babysitter. In the film, said babysitter, Bee, is just that. Everything, especially for a young boy, a kid can dream of. Bee, played by Samara Weaving, is beautiful, funny and always has Cole’s back, or so he thinks. read more read more
Today at NY Comic Con, horror fans were treated to the trailer for the upcoming hulu series Castle Rock. The series, which is a collaboration between J.J. Abrams and the legendary Stephen King, centers around the small town of Castle Rock and sees many of King’s “universes” crossing over and colliding.
While the trailer is mysterious and intriguing, it does not reveal many plot details. At today’s NYCC panel, Castle Rock stars Sissy Spacek, Andres Holland, Melanie Lynskey, and hot on the heels from his turn as Pennywise in IT, Bill Skarsgard, kept many of the plot details under wrap. According to Deadline, it was revealed that each would be playing new characters to the Stephen King world. Spacek, who starred in King’s iconic film Carrie noted, “I was afraid I might never have the opportunity to do something this twisted again. It’s kind of an homage to Stephen King — and I owe Stephen King a lot.” read more read more
Today Dynamite Comics announced it will be bringing horror classic Pumpkinhead to the comic world. The series will be penned by one of the hardest working man in comics at the moment, Cullen Bunn, known for his work on fan favorites Harrow County, Regression, Hellheim, and Deadpool. On his website earlier today, Bunn wrote: “I’ll admit, when I heard that Dynamite had acquired the rights to do this book, I immediately contacted them asking to pitch for the series. Good ol’ Pumpkinhead may be my favorite movie monster, and I’ve always had the urge to add my own spin to his story.” read more read more
This week coming straight out of Mignolaverse is Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors. The anthology not only contains original artwork from Mike Mignola and Chris Priestly, but also fifteen original stories based on the legendary character. We recently caught up with Rio Youers about his contribution to this epic collection of Hellboy stories.
On July 18th of this year, the world lost an absolute legend in Mr. George A. Romero. Romero, who was not only beloved within the horror genre, but incredibly influential to filmmakers all around. It was announced last year that he would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which if you ask any fan they would agree it is way overdue.
A fund raising effort has been set up to raise money for the ceremony to honor the Godfather of the zombie genre and director of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, amongst many others. Romero’s friend, and fellow legend, Malcolm McDowell appears in a short video on the page via Generosity. read more read more
If you are a devoted horror fan and collector out there, you have most likely have heard of Cadabra Records. The label was created by New York hardcore legend Jonathan Dennison, who played in hardcore bands The Promise, Another Victim, Path of Resistance, and Unholy. With Cadabra Records, Dennison brings to life the macabre and sometimes more obscure dark-sided classic novels in a spoken word form to vinyl. We recently caught up with man behind Cadabra to discuss his vision and what else horror fans can expect in 2017. read more read more
Buckle up American Horror Story fans because the official trailer for season 7 just dropped and it presents what could be quite a fiery season. As creator Ryan Murphy has promised, this season will be tied into last year’s US presidential election. This first look begins on election night with Sarah Paulson’s character gasping in fear and Evan Peter’s character cheering wildly. This divide is an obvious nod to the disparity revealed from the US election last November. read more
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that Deadpool villain Ed Skrein has landed the role of Major Ben Daimio in the Hellboy reboot. The highly anticipated reboot based on the Mike Mignola iconic comic series is being put out by Lionsgate and Millennium. Skrein is will be joining Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Stranger Things star David Harbour, who will portray the devilish do-gooder.
Hellboy first landed in theaters back in 2004 with Guillermo del Toro at the helm. After much success, a sequel, and endless rumors about another movie, horror fans, and more specifically horror comic fans are anxiously awaiting the reboot. This time around with Game of Thrones Neil Marshall in charge, along with the all-star cast, this return of Mignola’s beloved character to the screen seems promising. read more read more
Horror News Network has confirmed that actor Sonny Landham has passed away in Lexington, Kentucky. The actor who is best known to horror fans for his role in the classic Predator. Prior to playing Billy, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s elite soldiers, he appeared in 48 hours and had smaller roles in other films like Poltergeist and The Warriors before his notable performance in the 1987 classic film.
Many fans will remember Landam’s memorable scene going one on one with the alien in Predator, where his bad ass character stood tall to avenge the death of fellow soldier Dillon (played by Carl Weathers). In his later years, he made a run for Governor of Kentucky. Sonny Landham was 76. read more read more