February is Women in Horror Month and part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we caught up with horror poet, novelist, and essayist, Stephanie M. Wytovich. Stephanie is a Bram Stoker Award winner for her poetry collection, Brothel. Her work has been showcased in Weird Tales, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Fantastic Tales of Terror, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8 as well as her debut novel, The Eighth.” Her most recent work is The Apocalyptic Mannequin. Aside from writing, she is an adjunct at Western Connecticut State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Point Park University, and a mentor with Crystal Lake Publishing. Read on for some insight into what is driving this very busy lady.
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With the massive success of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” it’s no surprise to see it represented heavily by cosplayers at a convention like SDCC where cosplay abounds. “Scoops Ahoy” is an ice cream shop on the show where teenage characters Steve and Robin have jobs. Since the Season 3 debut on July 4, many genre product manufactures have offered a nautical style to supply the fandom demand. Horror News Network staff onsite at SDCC suspected that the ultra-popular “Scoops Ahoy” style outfit would be worn by many cosplayers similar to previous years where newly popular characters such as Negan from “The Walking Dead” had been seen at practically every turn. While this does not show all the cosplayers sporting “Scoops Ahoy” garb, please enjoy the photo samples below. read more read more
San Diego Comic-Con doesn’t just fill a massive convention center, it spills out into the surrounding area with pop-up activations from networks like FX with “What We Do In the Shadows,” CBS with “The Twilight Zone,” and Travel Channel’s “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” Cosplayers also abound in the area and the cosplay is not just limited to people. Check out some of our photos from around the convention center.
”Ghost Adventures, LIVE” haunted the press rooms of SDCC following their panel on Sunday to talk all things spooky. Unfortunately Zak Bagans was not able to join the event, but Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley were on hand to talk about their upcoming visit to “The Conjuring” house, spirit social media, and dealing with fear.
SDCC Synopsis: Travel Channel brings you the paranormal investigators and stars of their hit series Ghost Adventures, LIVE at Comic-Con! Zak Bagans and his paranormal team share stories from their most memorable and horrifying encounters. Fans will get the chance to hear firsthand all of the behind-the-scenes details that go into creating this cult-favorite show. The team will also debut never-before-seen footage! Those in attendance will have the chance to ask their own burning questions and see some of the infamous ghost-hunting gadgets up close. Plus, they’ll receive an exclusive giveaway and be among the first to hear exciting news from the team! Panelists include Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley. read more read more
Writer D.J Milky and colorist Dan Conner were on hand at SDCC with Moderator/Copy-Editor Kae Winters to discuss their TokyoPop graphic novel “The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey.” This story focuses on the ghost-dog of Jack Skellington, Zero, is his own adventure. The series run is currently on issue 12 and the 20-issue series will be collected into 4 collected graphic novels as well as a Collector’s Edition which will contain all 20 issues. Issues had sold out at the TokyoPop booth early on in the convention and even though this was the last panel of the show, there was still a great turnout of fans looking for more information and the chance to see some upcoming art from the series. read more read more
Horror icon Bruce Campbell returns to the small screen as a host and executive producer for Travel Channel’s reboot of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” Campbell clearly has a passion for the project and deep respect for what Ripley had done to shed light on the unusual and extraordinary. Times have changed since the original airing of the show and at a press conference after the panel Horror News Network had the opportunity to ask Campbell how he thought the show would compete with readily available content on the internet and whether the original show was revisited. Check out our photos and video below. read more read more
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Chris Ryall spoke at SDCC about their latest issue of the beloved comic “Locke & Key” and the upcoming show.
The show will be available on Netflix and contains 10 episodes that have already been completed filming. The release date was still not announce but Hill noted that the show could be added to you cue now. Fans were thrilled to see this series be reincarnated in another form to be available for viewing after multiple previous attempts to get the series off the ground. The original pilot was screened to SDCC fans in 2011, but despite positive feedback never aired beyond the convention. Hill also noted that while the new show is in the spirit of the comic, not everything will be exactly by the panel. “We pull the rug out from under you” and don’t always show what was in the comic to keep fans guessing. read more read more
Coming August 12 to AMC, “The Terror: Infamy” is the second in the horror-anthology series that looks at historical events with a supernatural element. A big focus of this show will be based on the Japanese-American experience in internment camps. While everyone knows George Takei from Star Trek, they may not know that he spent several years of his childhood in an internment camp. He was originally brought on the the show as a consultant for that very reason. After working as a consultant, they convinced him to act in it, as well. read more read more
‘Creepshow’ is an upcoming series from Shudder that is really starting to look like the ‘who’s who’ of horror. The panel and press room at San Diego Comic-Con provided showrunner Greg Nicotero and opportunity to let everyone know a little more about the show. This will be an anthology that will feature 12 stories over six episodes. Expect to see names like Stephen King, Joe Hill, Tom Savini, Joe Landsdale, Tobin Bell just to name a few. read more
The cast and producer of AMC’s “Preacher” were in attendance at SDCC one last time in advance of their final season premiere on August 4. All fans in attendance were treated to some scenes from the final episodes and some heartfelt stories from the team. “It’s been really fun and I’m really proud” said Executive Producer Seth Rogen about bringing the Garth Ennis comic to the small screen for four seasons. The show will be ending with God being the “Big Bad” that Jesse must find and confront. The big question that will be answered this season is what Jesse will do once he finds him. read more read more