Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

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

‘Psycho’ Actor John Gavin Dies at Age 86

Hollywood veteran John Gavin passed away on February 9th at the age of 86 in Beverly Hills, CA., due to complications from pneumonia after battling leukemia.

Gavin landed his first role as Johnny Hutchins in the 1956 film, Behind the High Wall.

He is best known for his performances in Imitation of Life, Spartacus, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Horror fans best remember Gavin for his portrayal of Sam Loomis in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  Of that role, he later claimed that he was “terribly disturbed” by the amount of violence and sex that was in Psycho. read more read more

Desilu Studios Announces ‘V The Movie’ – First in a Cinematic Trilogy

Desilu Studios, Inc has just announced that they will be teaming up with writer and director Kenneth Johnson to bring the beloved classic V to the big screen. Johnson, many will remember, is the creator of the 80s cult classic show.

“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless — and timely — story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,” Johnson said. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.” read more read more

Super Bowl TV Spot Arrives for ‘A Quiet Place’

In case you weren’t glued to your TV during the Super Bowl, you may have missed the latest teaser for John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place co-starring Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt.

The haunting thirty-second trailer looks promising for horror fans as it follows a family hiding from an unseen evil that stalks its prey by sound.  In the post-apocalyptic setting, the family must remain silent at all times in order to survive.

Krasinski and Blunt are joined by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds as the couple’s children.  The movie, also directed by Krasinski, will premiere at The South by Southwest Film Festival as their opening night feature on March 9th. read more read more

BOOM! Studios to Adapt Rod Serling’s Original ‘Planet of the Apes’ Screenplay in ‘Planet of the Apes: Visionaries’

BOOM! Studios in association with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products have announced that they will be releasing an original graphic novel titled Planet of the Apes: Visionaries. The book, which is set to release in August, adapts Rod Serling’s original screenplay of the 1968 film Planet of the Apes into comic book format.

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries will show a much different take on the “Ape” world than what was seen in the movie franchise. In Serling’s version, apes are imagined in a modern world complete with skyscrapers, cars, televisions and a vibrant culture. read more read more

Legendary Unleashes New Trailer for ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Today Legendary Entertainment released a new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising. The two-and-a-half minute trailer features action and Kaijus, but looks closer to what fans have come to expect from Michael Bay Transformers movie.

In Pacific Rim Uprising the monstrous Kaiju have returned and it is up to a new generation of Jaeger pilots to destroy the otherworldly creatures. As the conflict rises to new heights, the young pilots must unite together to ensure the safety of planet Earth. The films features rising stars John Boyega, Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus). read more read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3

Starz has revealed the Season 3 trailer for their hit show Ash vs Evil Dead. The two-minute trailer features blood, chainsaws, Deadites, and Ash’s long-lost daughter!

Bruce Campbell returns to the series as the anti-hero protagonist, Ashley Williams. Also returning are Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, and Ray Santiago. Joining the cast this season is Arielle Carver-O’Neill, who will portray Ash’s offspring Brandy Barr. This addition will obviously make for an interesting storyline for our unlikely hero Ash. read more read more

‘Monsters’ Being Adapted as TV Series

Deadline is reporting that Monsters is being turned into a television series by Vertigo Films for UK’s Channel 4. Ronan Bennett is set to oversee the series while Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith are on writing duties. Development of the series is happening quickly as there are already talks with streaming video on demand services like Netflix and Amazon.

Written and directed by Gareth Edwards, Monsters was released in December 2010. The story revolves around the sudden appearance of giant alien monsters after a NASA deep-space probe that was launched to verify alien life forms comes crashing back to earth. The US and Mexican military launch an offensive on the creatures as a photojournalist attempts to rescue his employers daughter and make it to safety. read more read more

‘Critters’ TV Series Coming to go90

According to reporting in Variety, a TV series based on the 1986’s genre favorite Critters: A New Binge is coming to Verizon’s go90 courtesy of Warner Bros.  Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content. Launched in October 2015 by Verizon, go90 is a free streaming service that does not require a subscription.

The series will follow the fuzzy aliens as they land in Burbank, California in search of one of their kin who was left behind years ago. Jordan Rubin, who is set to direct the series, will be joined by both Jon and Al Kaplan on the writing duty. Original Critters producers Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper will return as producers in this series as well. read more read more