Movies/TV

‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Gets Teaser

Coming in April from Showtime, a teaser for the spin-off series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels has been released online.

Check it out here:

Set in Los Angeles during 1938, the spin-off will showcase a a tale of conflict not only of society but of the forces of good and evil in the years leading up to World War II.

Starring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer, City of Angels is set to premier on Sunday, April 26.

Sony Pictures Unleashes ‘Morbius’ Teaser Trailer

After a very successful debut of Spider-Man villains spin-off films with 2018’s Venom, Sony Pictures is back with a new film starring Spidey’s bloodthirstiest foe! Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular scientific vampire, and the studio just rolled back the curtain on a teaser trailer featuring his blood red eyes, pointy teeth, and upturned nose. You can watch the clip below:

Sony Pictures also released the following official synopsis of the film:

“One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.” read more

Horror News Network’s Ten Best Horror Movies of 2019

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Ten Best Horror Movies of 2019, a series where our staff writers offer their top three picks of the year, which are then calculated using the data gathered to compile a ranked ultimate top ten list of 2019.  Each entry below contains excerpts from the staff members who included each film in their personal top three individual picks.  Some of the choices were clear cut, and some ties had to be broken, but what you have before you represents many of the best horror films of the year. read more

‘Underwater’ Sinks Into Seventh Place at Weekend Box Office; ‘The Grudge’ Drops Out of Top Ten in Second Week

The second week of the new year delivers another dud at the box office for horror fans in the form of the Aliens-esque Underwater.  The Kristen Stewart headliner finished below sea-level, in seventh place, with an estimated take seven million dollars at the box office.

The metrics for Underwater weren’t good, earning a C from Cinemascore pollsters, but critics over at Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a decent 53% (and audiences gave it a higher 63%).   With a production budget in the $50 million range, Underwater will have a hard time staying afloat, even when international box office is considered. read more

FX Releases Official Trailer for Alex Garland’s ‘Devs’

Devs, the mysterious new limited series from writer/director Alex Garland, is finally ready to make its debut. Fans of Garland’s previous work on Ex Machina and Annihilation have been eager for crumbs of information about the series ever since it was announced and its impressive cast of starring actors was revealed (frequent Garland collaborator Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jin Ha, and more).  FX has finally pulled back the curtain and released a full-length trailer for Devs, which you can watch below: read more

‘Locke & Key’ Gets Trailer Ahead of Netflix Premiere

A long time in the making, the new Netflix series Locke & Key had its first trailer post online a month ahead of its February 7 premiere.

Based on the comic series created by Joe Hill, son of legendary author Stephen King, Locke & Key ran for eight story arcs from February 2008 until December 2013.

After the series failed to materialize as a franchise of films, there were pilots made for 20th Century Fox Television and Hulu which eventually were dropped and shopped around until it found a home at Netflix. read more

Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019: Larry’s Top 3 Picks

Alright, fiends, it’s time to narrow my list down to a top 3! Last week I posted my “Top 19 of 2019” (you can see that by clicking here) and I promised that I would give you my 3 favorites as a part of the Horror News Network staff’s week of favorites. This year was tough as there were really a lot of solid films to choose from, but I like my choices. Without further ado, here they are:

Larry’s Top 3 Picks

#1: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Every once in a while, a film hits you like a truck and sticks with you; you think about it for days and discuss it with friends and strangers alike. This year, Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid was that film for me. Estrella is a young girl who is granted three wishes by her school teacher while they are hiding from a gang shooting going on outside of the class. When the girl’s mother is taken by a local drug lord, she uses one of those wishes but as often is the case with magic in films, things don’t turn out as she’d hoped. Estrella flees her empty home and falls in with a gang of orphaned children who spend their time trying to stay safe in the local Mexican gang wars. read more

Netflix Reveals Trailer for ‘October Faction’ Series

Netflix has revealed the trailer for their upcoming series October Faction. The preview introduces us to a family of monster hunters adjusting to life after returning to their hometown.

The ten-episode series stars Tamara Taylor as Deloris Allen, J.C. MacKenzie as Fred Allen, Aurora Burghart as Viv Allen, Gabriel Darku as Geoff Allen, Wendy Crewson as Maggie Allen, Stephen McHattie as Samuel Allen, Megan Follows as Edith Mooreland, and Maxim Roy as Alice Harlow. Damian Kindler serves as series creator and showrunner. read more

Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019: Sean’s Top Pick

As 2019 was winding down, it dawned on me that I had not watched nearly as many new horror films as I had in years prior.  There were several factors at work here, but the bottom line is that I slacked in the viewing department.  I did see several horror films released in the past year and many that were very good, such as One Cut of the Dead, Depraved, and Brightburn.  But for my list of “top horror of 2019”, I’m choosing to focus on a horror “moment” rather than the top films as I feel it would be more meaningful to me. read more

Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019: Nick’s Top 3 Picks

Welcome back to Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019, a series where our staff writers declare their top three picks of the year and use the data to compile an ultimate top ten list of 2019. Be on the lookout for a new “Top 3” list from an HNN writer every day in early January, and stay tuned for our ultimate list at the end of the series!

Nick’s Top Three Picks of 2019

#1: Midsommar 

Ari Aster’s follow up to the gut wrenching Hereditary proved to be another uncomfortable and devastating film, and effectively avoided “the sophomore slump” that plagues young filmmakers.  Shifting his sights to folklore and pagan ritual, Aster brought horror into the sun with gruesome sights as well as the slow burn (get it?) of a burgeoning trip into madness. read more