Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Halloween Trailer at CinemaCon

Jamie Lee Curtis walked on stage and introduced the new Halloween trailer to the CinemaCon crowd at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Halloween picks up 40 years after the original film and disregards all sequels.

Reprising her role as Laurie Strode, Curtis went on to say “Except for Star Wars, I can’t think of another movie where the same actor is playing the same role 40 years later.” As the venue went dark the trailer rolled and onlookers saw the asylum in which Michael is being kept. Laurie’s voice is heard saying “I pray every night that he would escape so that I could kill him.” Laurie gets her wish as Michael escapes and leaves behind carnage as only Michael can. The trailer abruptly ends as Haddonfield prepares for the ultimate showdown between slasher and final girl. read more read more

Cary Elwes and Jake Busey Join Season Three Cast of ‘Stranger Things’

At the Netflix sponsored ‘See What’s Next’ event in Rome, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced that Cary Elwes and Jake Busey have joined the cast of Stranger Things according to a report on Deadline.

Elwes is a fan favorite of the genre, starring in the first installment of the iconic SAW series as Dr. Lawrence Gordon, the character that famously severed his own foot. He reprised his role in SAW 3D, which was released in 2010. In addition to his horror roles, the actor also appeared in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Princess Bride, Kiss the Girls, and Twister. read more read more

Trailer for ‘The First Purge’ Brings Chaos

Another year, another Purge film. Today Universal released the official trailer for their upcoming film The First Purge. This prequel shows the birth of the very first “official Purge” as the government tests a new sociological theory that allows citizens to vent their frustration and aggression in one secluded community for one night only.

The trailer is what horror fans have come to expect from the bloody franchise. For two minutes and thirty seconds, we are plunged into a world where everyday citizens must fight for survival against ruthless killers, hellbent on chaos and destruction. The scene is not an unfamiliar one for franchise enthusiasts. This time around the film stars Marisa Tomei, Mo McRae, Patch Darragh, Steve Harris, Lex Scott Davis, Jermel Howard, Melonie Diaz, Luna Loren Velez, Joivan Wade, and Y’lan Noel. read more read more

‘My Friend Dahmer’: The Horror News Network Review

Hitting Blu-Ray and DVD on April 10th is My Friend Dahmer, the film written and directed by Marc Meyers gives the world a disturbing look at the early years of notorious mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer. Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer brings a different and unsettling look into Dahmer as a teen.

While the film doesn’t go into his murders, we do get to see what shaped the soon to be serial killer. What the film does perfectly is lead you on a roller coaster of emotions as we learn more about Dahmer. Bullied and neglected by his classmates, Dahmer tries to make it through the day by blending in with the background, although he eventually becomes the class “spaz.” read more read more

Trailer Arrives for ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

Amblin Entertainment has just released the official trailer for Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The movie follows an orphan named Lewis Barnavelt who accidentally awakens the dead.

The film stars Owen Vaccaro as Lewis, Jack Black as Jonathan Barnavelt and Cate Blanchett as Mrs. Zimmerman. Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic and Perla Middleton are set to co-star. The film will be released by Universal Pictures. read more

Horror Legend Dee Wallace Joins the Cast of ‘3 From Hell’

Horror legend Dee Wallace announced today via Twitter that she just wrapped shooting on Rob Zombie’s latest film, 3 From Hell. Zombie also made the reveal via his Instagram.

As we reported just last week, Rob Zombie announced that 3 From Hell has begun filming. Since the initial announcement, which did not include Sid Haig’s name, who portrayed the terrifying, yet somehow lovable clown Captain Spaulding, Haig has since been confirmed by the director. With Haig on board, the trio from The Devil’s Rejects has official reunited. Just recently veteran actor Austin Stoker was confirmed by Zombie. read more read more

New Video Showcases Ridley Scott’s Thoughts on ‘The Terror’

AMC recently released a two and a half minute video featuring Ridley Scott discussing The Terror. The video gives us a closer look at the frigid landscape and the social tension aboard the ship as Scott talks about the realism mixed with fiction.

Based on the 2007 novel The Terror by Dan Simmons, the TV series is set in 1847 and chronicles a desperate game of survival as the crew of the HMS Terror becomes trapped in the ice and stalked by a mysterious predator. read more

Danny McBride Says ‘Halloween’ Will Pay Homage to Past Sequels

As we reported back in October, the upcoming Halloween film will be a direct sequel to the 1978 film. At that time, original Halloween director John Carpenter said in an interview with Stereogum that the new Halloween takes place “in an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made.” That announcement, of course, set off a bunch of angry responses from fans of the franchise. read more

Jordan Peele’s Next Horror Film to Begin Shooting Later This Year

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Peele revealed that he is currently working on another genre flick as a follow up to his wildly successful debut, Get Out.

Released nationwide on February 24, 2017, Get Out was made on a budget of only $4.5 million dollars and went on to rake in a whopping $245 million dollars at the box office. The film was a hit and received high praise in a review from Horror News Network staff member Nick Banks as he noted that “Peele’s “monsters” in this horror film are not Deliverance-style back woods types that we are used to seeing on screen; they are instead well-dressed and manicured neo-liberals with a rather sinister agenda.  These are wealthy aristocrats with not only an admiration for African-Americans, but a deep-seated envy and desire to become them, without giving up their own elitist ways.” read more read more

‘Pumpkinhead’ #1: The Horror News Network Review

Hitting the stores next week from Dynamite Entertainment is the first issue of the new Pumpkinhead mini-series written by Cullen Bunn. Bunn, the recipient of the 2016 Horror Comic Award for Writer of the Year, crafts a story that fits perfectly into the Pumpkinhead universe. Bunn weaves a clever story that could make for an interesting sequel for the film franchise.

For thirty years the demon has remained quiet, but after a reckless driver kills a pair of children, the monster returns for vengeance.  In this adaptation, Bunn provides adequate enemies for Pumpkinhead, as he squares off against a backwoods crime syndicate protecting the driver. A short backup story featuring the witch, Haggis, also appears at the end of the book. read more read more