Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

CT HorrorFest 2018’s ‘Adult and Kids Costume Contests’

Dozens of costumed ghouls filled the streets of Danbury, CT as they made their way to CT HorrorFest at the Danbury Arena. It wasn’t blood or bodies that the undead were on the hunt for, it was fun and prizes.

First up was the kid’s costume contest which featured adorable little tykes dressed as scary as possible.  The contest was won by a young girl who was dressed as a mash up of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street. Her costume was brilliantly done and was called “Nightmare Before Christmas on Elm Street.” Runner-up was a lovable girl dressed as Pennywise from IT. A miniature duo of Freddy (from Nightmare on Elm Street) and Jason (from Friday the 13th) took third place and killed the crowd in the most adorable way possible. read more read more

Crystal Reed and Maria Sten Join ‘Swamp Thing’

Casting has started to heat up for the Swamp Thing series coming to DC Universe digital streaming service in 2019. Two cast announcements have been revealed by Deadline in the last two days. Crystal Reed has signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane. Maria Sten also joins the cast as Liz Tremayne.

Reed’s character is described as a smart and caring, CDC Doctor whose strong sense of empathy puts her at the center of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown, where she faces emotional demons from her past. read more read more

Shudder Set to Deliver More of Joe Bob Briggs

Shudder announced today that they will deliver the gift of Joe Bob Briggs just in time for the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, to be titled The Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas.  The upcoming year could potentially be even bigger for Joe Bob as there are plans to launch a regular series featuring the iconic horror host in 2019.

On Friday, July 13, Shudder streamed The Last Drive-In featuring Joe Bob Briggs. The response and demand for the stream was so great that it temporarily took down Shudder’s servers. Stephen King himself even tweeted about The Last Drive-In and the hashtag trended nationally on Twitter. read more read more

Henry Cavill Lands Lead Role in ‘The Witcher’

Deadline is reporting that Henry Cavill has landed the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher.

While Henry Cavill is most known for his role of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, he is known to horror fans the role of Mike in 2005’s Hellraiser:Hellworld.

Written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a series of novels that tell tales of Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a monster hunter that travels the land battling the most horrific monsters and beasts.  Sapkowski’s books have gained a huge following and his creation has been adapted into comic books, video games, and more. read more read more

‘Ghost Rider’ Co-Creator Gary Friedrich Passes Away at Age 75

We have very sad news to pass along today as Gary Friedrich, co-creator of horror comic book heroes Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, has passed away at age 75. The news was posted on Facebook by longtime friend and fellow comic creator Roy Thomas.

In addition to Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, Friedrich worked on a slew of other titles for Marvel Comics including Captain America, Frankenstein, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Spotlight, Nick Fury, Agent of Shield, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and X-Men. read more read more

Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Join ‘Spawn’

McFarlane announced today that The Walking Dead’s director/sfx artist Greg Nicotero has officially joined the new Spawn film to design the titular character. This reunites Todd McFarlane with Nicotero as they both worked together on 1997’s Spawn.

“I’m a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn ‘look’ so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.” read more read more

Zoe Colletti Lands Lead in ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

Deadline has confirmed that Zoe Colletti has landed the lead role of Stella Michaels in the highly anticipated film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Guillermo del Toro helped adapt the screenplay and is set to produce the film. Andre Overdal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) is set to direct the film which follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.

Scary Stories is a series of three books, the first of which Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark debuted in 1981 from writer, Alvin Schwartz and artist, Stephen Gammell. The book focused on urban legends and folklore but what terrified people the most was the nightmarish illustrations by Gammell. The book simply became a nightmare for librarians as it has been noted that many parents would complain to the school in hopes of getting the book removed. Scary Stories quickly drew the ire of the American Library Association for its violence and terrifying imagery. read more read more

‘Kill Creek’ Headed to Showtime

Deadline is reporting that Kill Creek has been put into development as an hour-long drama by Showtime. Scott Derrickson who has directed Hellraiser: Inferno, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Sinister is set to direct. Derrickson will also be an executive producer alongside Lovecraft Country writer, Misha Green.

Kill Creek follows the story of a handful of horror writers who are invited to spend Halloween night in the haunted Finch House. What begins as a publicity stunt becomes a fight for survival as an evil entity threatens their every move. read more read more

Fox 21 Television Studios Options the Rights for ‘Vampyr’

Deadline is reporting that Fox 21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to the horror game Vampyr to McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment. McG, who has made his name in Hollywood directing films like Terminator Salvation and Charlie’s Angels is attached to direct and executive produce. There is no word as of yet if Vampyr will take the form of a TV series or film.

Vampyr was released on June 5, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The game was developed by Dotnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive. The player controls the game’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid, a doctor who was made into a vampire, and whose thirst for blood compels him to kill innocent people. The game received generally favorable reviews and sold 450,000 copies in the first month of its release. read more read more

Season 2 Trailer Revealed for ‘Wolf Creek’

Just hours ago, Pop TV released the Season 2 trailer of Wolf Creek. The series is set to premiere on Pop as a three consecutive night limited series which will include back-to-back one-hour episodes starting on October 21 and going through October 23.

John Jarratt returns to the role of Mick Taylor, the deranged serial killer whose hunting grounds are the Australian Outback. Also returning to the series as executive producer and director is Wolf Creek creator Greg McLean. With Jarratt and McLean reunited it safe to say that we can expect the same tension that we have come to expect from this franchise. read more read more