Horror Comics

Original Misfit Glen Danzig Will Create a Horror Film Based on his Verotik Comic Characters

According to Blabbermouth, the frontman of the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, Glenn Danzig, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records to produce an anthology film based on his Verotik comic characters.  Danzig will have a large stake in the film, as he will write, direct, and compose the music for the upcoming movie.

Brian Perera, owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, said that “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands, including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.” read more

DC Comics Pays Homage to Classic EC Horror Comics in October with ‘Cursed Comics Cavalcade’

Taking a page right out of comic history, DC Comics will release a title that is sure to be popular with both horror and super hero fans alike entitled Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1.

The new anthology comic will be out just in time for Halloween on October 10 and will place the best of the DC Universe in Tales from the Crypt-style settings and situations.   Stories featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, have already been announced for the collection and more are sure to come. read more

‘Predator: Hunters II’ Writer Chris Warner: The Horror News Network Interview

If you were lucky enough to be in a comic shop in the summer of 1989, amid all of the X-Men and Batman titles on the shelves, was issue one of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator.   The comic, released years before the eventual Predator 2, served as a direct sequel to the Schwarzenegger classic, and drew fans in with the now iconic cover by artist Chris Warner.

Fast forward almost thirty years, and Warner has returned once again to the property that made him famous with a sequel to his popular Predator: Hunters mini-series.  Warner took some time from his schedule to discuss the original Predator comic book , his news series, as well as what is essential when writing a Predator story. read more

Rebecca Ferguson Lands Lead Role in New ‘Men In Black’ Film

In an exclusive report by Deadline, it has been confirmed that Mission: Impossible Fallout’s Rebecca Ferguson has just landed a key role in Sony Pictures’ Men In Black, also starring  Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, and Kumail Nanjani.

It was reported in February by HNN’s John Evans that F. Gary Gray (Straight Out of Compton) will direct the new film which is currently slated to be be released sometime in 2019.

The news of Ferguson’s casting added another exciting element to the film, as evidenced by her recent work in the last two Mission Impossible films, and may help convince some of the naysayers to give the sequel/reboot a chance.  Details about the script or who Ferguson will be playing in the film are currently unavailable. read more

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Will Debut on October 26 on Netflix

Netflix made a splash at their TCA (Television Critic’s Association) presentation today as they revealed the October 26 start date for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it only took nine Sabrinas to do so.  As you can see from the tweet below, nine Sabrina look-a-likes spelled out the start date on their vintage letter-man jackets, ending all speculation as to when the series would be coming to the streaming network.

Time for CAOS. Oct 26. pic.twitter.com/uLgXFMLX0t

— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) July 29, 2018 read more

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Season Two Official Trailer Released

Mark your calendars for a pre-Halloween treat on October 26, as Netflix’s critically acclaimed animated series Castlevania returns for season two!

Netflix has just released the latest trailer which features plenty of carnage and some of the best voice talent on any show in recent years, including Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Graham McTavish as Dracula, James Callis as Alucard, as well as Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynos, and Emily Swallow.

The series, written by Warren Ellis (Planetary, Trees), is based on the Konami video game of the same name.  The original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and many sequels followed, making it one of the more popular horror-related games of all time. read more

‘Brooklyn Blood’ Author Paul Levitz: The Horror News Network Interview

Anyone who has been reading comics for the past 40 years is familiar with name Paul Levitz, especially if you are a fan of DC Comics.  Levitz has worked at DC in the capacity of an editor, publisher, and president, but for fans, we know him as the writer responsible for legendary runs on The Justice Society of America and The Legion of Super Heroes.

Even though Levitz is best know for his work in the super hero genre, his most recent graphic novel Brooklyn Blood (published by Dark Horse Comics) is changing this perspective.  Set in a gritty, realistic world of procedural dramas, gangland violence, and the supernatural, Brooklyn Blood is a story that fans of horror and crime comics will certainly relish.  HNN had the pleasure of speaking with Levitz about his new story, as well as some find reminiscences from the past in this exclusive interview. read more

‘Locke and Key’ Will Finally Be Adapted for Television Courtesy of Netflix

It took a long time to find the right “key” (eight years in fact), but IDW’s critically acclaimed horror comic book Locke & Key will finally get adapted for television, as Netflix is officially moving forward with the series.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and have confirmed that the series is a go and will consist of 10 hour long episodes.  Netflix will also not be picking up the already-made pilot, written by Joe Hill and directed by Andy Muschietti, as the company will instead recast and redevelop the series. read more

Alan Robert Talks Movies, Music and ‘The Beauty of Horror’

Outside of being known as the bassist for legendary New York-based metal band, Life of Agony, Alan Robert has developed quite the canon of comics in the horror genre.  Recently, he expanded into the world of adult coloring books, for those who like their art therapy a little bit darker than most.  We caught with Alan to discuss his numerous projects, as well as the rebirth of Life of Agony.

Horror News Network: To say you’ve been busy is such a gross understatement!  First off, I have to ask about any updates on the Crawl to Me movie? read more

Jared Leto Set to Star in ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-off ‘Morbius’

Hot off the heels of playing the Clown Prince of Crime aka the Joker, Jared Leto is sticking to his guns (and fangs) by starring next in the title role of Morbius, a film centered around the villain that originated in the Spider-Man comics.

Sony has tapped Leto to be the lead in the spin-off  and sources have told Variety that Daniel Espinosa (director of Safe House) will helm the movie.

Also the lead singer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto had met Espinosa in May while touring in Germany. read more