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‘Train to Busan’ Director’s ‘Psychokinesis’ Grabbed by Netflix

Great news for fans of Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 hit zombie film Train to Busan as media giant Netflix acquires the rights to his next film Psychokinesis. Last year’s Train to Busan was on many people’s “top horror films of the year” list so it comes as no surprise that his next film was snatched up quickly.

Written and directed by Yeon-Sang-ho, Psychokinesis is about a man who inadvertently acquires superpowers and uses them to help his daughter and others, but runs into trouble in the process. According to Variety, “Netflix announced a 2018 global outing for Psychokinesis. It did not provide any details of release schedules, but confirmed that [it will] receive theatrical releases in Korea.” read more

Adam Green Releases “Holliston” Short as ArieScope’s 19th annual Halloween Short

Close to 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Green to discuss the upcoming sophomore season of his show Holliston on the FearNET channel (click here for that interview). Little did anyone know that season two would be the last season that horror fans would see of the show that had captured their hearts. In March of 2014, Adam’s good friend and Holliston cast member Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus of Gwar) passed away leaving Green understandably heartbroken and unsure about the future of the show that Brockie was such a big part of. Then in June of the same year, FearNET was shut down and Holliston was left without a station. read more

Trailer Drops for “Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built” Starring Helen Mirren

Like most of us horror nerds probably did as pre-teens, I devoured all books I could find on serial killers, ghosts, demons and unsolved mysteries. During these sessions, I would often come across stories of California’s “Winchester Mystery House” (so-named by Harry Houdini).

Sarah Winchester, the wife of William Winchester – owner of Winchester Firearms, relocated from New Haven, CT to San Jose, CA following the death of her husband and purchased a small 8-room farmhouse on a large parcel of land and immediately hired workers to begin adding on to the house. With no master plans, Sarah had numerous workers who supposedly worked 365 days a year for 38 straight years to transform the 8-room farmhouse into a 7-story mansion consisting of 161 rooms including 40 bedrooms, two basements and three elevators. read more

New “Halloween” Will Ask Fans to Forget All But the First Film

Try to bear with me on this one, folks, as it may get a bit confusing. Back in 1988, Michael Myers came back to the big screen after a 7-year hiatus. Last seen burning to death in the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in 1981’s Halloween 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers told us that Michael actually survived being shot in the face a few times and getting burnt to a crisp. Also in H4, we learned of the passing of Laurie Strode and are introduced to her daughter Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris). read more

Netflix Closes Down “Stranger Things” Pop-Up Bar…But Not Without Humor

Back in August, Danny and Doug Marks, a pair of Chicago bar owners who run Emporium Arcade Bar, opened a Stranger Things inspired pop-up called “The Upside Down”. Complete with the Byer’s couch, Joyce’s light-up Christmas light wall and plenty of “Hawkins”-related material, the bar also offered drinks inspired by the show (for instance, “Eleven’s Eggo’s” has a maple syrup base and is served with a wedge of a waffle).

In mid-September, Netflix got word of the clever pop-up and unfortunately for the Marks’ brothers, they never sought out permission or licensing. The pair received a cease and desist from Netflix but in the form of a rather humorous letter penned by Netflix lawyer Bryce Coughlin. The text of that letter is below: read more

Casting for Joe Hill’s “Locke & Key” Is Underway

Comic fans are abuzz as favorite title Locke & Key (written by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill) is being turned into a series for Hulu and casting announcements are being made. Newcomer Jack Mulhern (below) has been cast as Tyler Locke, one of the leads of the comic.

Veteran actor Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) has also been announced to play teacher Joe Ridgeway. No word yet on whether his role will expand past the pilot that Hulu ordered.

The plot, as posted in the story by Deadline, is as follows: read more

Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” Adds to Their Already Impressive Cast

A good deal of thirty-somethings would list Stephen King’s The Shining as possibly the greatest haunted house book ever written. Well, Stephen King would disagree; he’d tell you that Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House takes the cake.

The story of the group of folks who decide to stay in Hill House to prove the existence of the supernatural has been brought to the screen twice: first was legendary directory Robert Wise’s The Haunting in 1963 (very good) and then was director Jan de Bont’s film of the same name in 1999 (very bad). read more

CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.

While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more

“It” is the Stuff that Nightmares Are Made Of

So far in 2017, Hollywood is batting .500 in Stephen King adaptations. After the dreadful misfire that was The Dark Tower, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) knocked it out of the park with his take on King’s horrific 1986 novel “It”. Working with a script written by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle), Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga, Muschietti went straight in and pulled no punches right from the opening scene of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the S.S. Georgie.

Unlike the 1990 made-for-tv mini-series starring the almighty Tim Curry as Pennywise, the 2017 film focuses solely on “The Losers Club” as children (Part 2, of course, will focus on the adults). This film takes place mostly in 1989 while the book (and mini-series) was in 1958. I’m unsure who’s idea this was but it was a clever one as it allowed for a slew of 80’s references to be used which is all the rage right now with shows like Stranger Things being a huge hit. read more

The Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 100th Film, “Blade of the Immortal”, Delivers!

Legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike has graced the world with his one hundredth film and the red-band trailer for Blade of the Immortal does not disappoint.

The description of the film is as follows: Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong. read more