Horror Comics

Witches Rule in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Trailer

Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina today.

Based on the Horror Comic Award-winning series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the tale of Sabrina Spellman, a girl who is half witch/half mortal. When Sabrina turns 16 she must make a decision that will shape her future, become a full witch or pursue a mortal life.

Chilling Adventures stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, and Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle.

From what we saw in the trailer, the Netflix series will have much more comedy than what was ever present in the comics. The comics featured a much darker tone and has long been described as “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.” read more

‘Ice Cream Man’ Comes to TV

Deadline is reporting that the popular horror comic Ice Cream Man from Image Comics is currently being developed into a TV series.  The comic series, which debuted in January of 2018, is a horror anthology in the tradition of Tales from the Crypt.  Each of the creepy, and often gory stories is woven together by an old-fashioned ice cream truck driver.

Written by W. Maxwell Prince, the book will see its TV adaption penned by Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete).  The TV series is being optioned by Universal Cable Productions, who saw recent success with another Image series, Happy! Of course, this isn’t the first time a horror comic from Image has been adapted for TV, one may remember when The Walking Dead was just a great genre comic. read more

First Official ‘Hellboy’ Poster Revealed

Just a few days ago we announced that the Hellboy movie has been pushed back to Spring of 2019. While it was disappointing that fans of Big Red would have to wait a while longer to see their favorite demon on the big screen, they got a treat yesterday as Entertainment Weekly shared the official poster for the film. Hellboy is seen in all his glory, complete with full horns and sword.

David Harbour steps into the role of Hellboy in a film directed by Neil Marshall. Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane round out the main cast whose plot is based on the comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. read more

‘October Faction’ Coming to Netflix

Variety is reporting that the IDW horror comic series October Faction is being developed for a Netflix series. Based on the comic created by the Horror Comic Award winning Steve Niles, best known to fans of the genre for his modern day vampire classic 30 Days of Night, and artist Damien Worm, the series will be directed by Damien Kindler (Sanctuary, Krypton), along with Megan Follows and David Frazee.

The Netflix series will follow along the lines of the comic bringing the macabre tale of the Allan family to life. Centering around Fred and Deloris  Allan, the journey starts with this retired ghost hunting couple, moving with their children,  Vivian and Geoff to upstate New York following the death of Fred’s father.  Although it appears they will be adjusting to a quiet small town, the façade soon drops to draw the family back into the world of demon hunting. read more

Jennifer Beals Joins ‘Swamp Thing’

According to Deadline, Jennifer Beals is the latest actress to enter the bog and join the Swamp Thing series. Beals will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable, who is described as “tough as nails and pragmatic whose fierce devotion to her son, Matt, is rivaled only by her sworn duty to serve and protect the town of Marais.”

Earlier this month we announced that Derek Mears, best known to horror fans for his role in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th, will be portraying the titular character, Swamp Thing. Crystal Reed signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane while Maria Sten joined the cast as Liz Tremayne. read more

‘Hellboy’ Release Date Pushed Back to Spring of 2019

Lionsgate/Summit’s Hellboy has been pushed back to April 12th according to a report from Deadline. The film marks the third live-action installment in the series which is based on the comic book by Mike Mignola.

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) will direct the film which stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Sasha Lane. Harbour will step into the role of Hellboy, a powerful demon who works for the government organization Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD).

The project, which was written by Mike Mignola and Andrew Cosby was originally set to be a follow-up to 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Guillermo del Toro opted out of the project stating that he preferred to direct his own script. Ron Perlman decided not to return to the series if del Toro was not involved. read more

‘Mammon’s’ Michael Hague: The Horror News Network Interview

Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of OzThe Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies.   His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.

Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics.  We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more

Derek Mears Cast as Swamp Thing in the Upcoming DC Universe Television Series

Derek Mears is no stranger to monster roles, having played Jason Voorhees (in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot), a Predator, and many other aliens and creatures of the night over the course of his career.  Well, it’s time to add another to Mear’s extensive menagerie, as the over-sized actor just landed a plumb role as the title character in DC Universe’s upcoming Swamp Thing television series.

Splash Report broke the news earlier today and they also added that while Mears will play Swamp Thing (in a practical effects suit nonetheless) he will not be portraying the soul of the monster, Dr. Alec Holland.  At this time it is not clear who will play Holland, or how they will incorporate the performances of both the monster and his human (or plant) soul. 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

‘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