Movies/TV

SDCC Fans Get the Scoop on the New ‘Creepshow’

‘Creepshow’ is an upcoming series from Shudder that is really starting to look like the ‘who’s who’ of horror. The panel and press room at San Diego Comic-Con provided showrunner Greg Nicotero and opportunity to let everyone know a little more about the show. This will be an anthology that will feature 12 stories over six episodes. Expect to see names like Stephen King, Joe Hill, Tom Savini, Joe Landsdale, Tobin Bell just to name a few.

Nicotero talked about the process of assembling such a mega-team for horror: “I got to turn around and call all of my directing friends and writing friends and acting friends…. I called Steve King and said it’s not Creepshow without a Steve King story and he’s like “alright…here’s one”” and he sent “Survivor Type.” This particular story turned out not to work so well for filming so they ended up going with “Gray Matter” which is directed by Nicotero and stars Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell and Adrienne Barbeau. That provides a good example of the caliber of the show horror fans are about to be treated to starting September 26. read more

‘Preacher’ Returns to SDCC One Last Time

The cast and producer of AMC’s “Preacher” were in attendance at SDCC one last time in advance of their final season premiere on August 4. All fans in attendance were treated to some scenes from the final episodes and some heartfelt stories from the team. “It’s been really fun and I’m really proud” said Executive Producer Seth Rogen about bringing the Garth Ennis comic to the small screen for four seasons. The show will be ending with God being the “Big Bad” that Jesse must find and confront. The big question that will be answered this season is what Jesse will do once he finds him. read more

Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein Talk ‘FREAKS’ at SDCC

Following a special San Diego Comic-Con screening of their new film “FREAKS,” Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky chatted with Horror News Network about the film-making process, working with such a great cast, and the rewatch potential of this surprising film.

“FREAKS” is described as a supernatural drama starring Bruce Dern and Emile Hirsch that centers on a girls whose paranoid father teaches her to be afraid of the world and of leaving their house. When she does finally sneak out of the house, the young girl is introduced into a world that is haunted by the threat of people that look normal but are markedly different. read more

”Evil” Screening and Panel at Comic-Con

Fans feeling the gap from the loss of the TV show “The Exorcist” will want to check out the new show “Evil” coming to CBS. The creators of “The Good Wife” are looking at a high-concept show that deviates from a typical law procedural to explore whether crimes were performed by regular people or people who are possessed. The pilot was screened at SDCC, and while many horror fans may be wondering how creators known for “The Good Wife” are going to tackle a show like this, rest assured that the show is unexpectedly unnerving. Executive Producer Robert King notes that this show will not be a “possession of the week” and that this is definitely not the movie “The Exorcist.” He noted that “when there is a movie like “The Exocist,” it’s hard to do better than that” and they wanted to do something else and “explore the question” of what could really be happening and that it is “just as scary to deal with the scientific reality” of any terrible situation. read more

Trailer Drops for Season 10 of ‘The Walking Dead’

It’s hard to believe that we’re already coming up on season ten of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. I can remember how hyped up I was for the first episode to premiere on Halloween night in 2010. My wife and I made sure that all of the candy was handed out to the trick ‘r treaters and that the popcorn was ready so we could indulge in a brand new zombie world.

Well now it’s 2019 and this zombie world ain’t so brand new anymore. Hell, there are only two characters remaining from season one and they weren’t even “main characters” from the start; though it’s safe to say that Daryl and Carol certainly became favorites as time went on. read more

AMC Unveils a First Look at ‘The Terror: Infamy’

AMC has just released a five minute long featurette for the second season of The Terror, subtitled Infamy.

The clip showcases many of the writers, actors, and directors involved with the upcoming AMC program (which will debut on August 12) as they  discuss the inspiration for the new season and the many ways that Infamy is steeped in Japanese culture (particularly, the tradition ghost stories of Japan called kaidan).

Unlike last season, (which was based on a novel by Dan Simmons and the real-life events of the disappearance of the H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror in the arctic regions), this season will take place during World War II in a Japanese Internment camp. read more

Universal Confirms Two More ‘Halloween’ Films

In a huge announcement for film fans the world over, Universal Studios has confirmed that we will be getting at least two more movies full of Michael Myers. Deadline has reported today that October 16th, 2020 is the official release date for Halloween Kills and October 15th, 2021 will be the date for Halloween Ends.

Jamie Lee Curtis will be back in the role of Laurie Strode while Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will be working on the script. Both films will be directed by Green and produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. While John Carpenter is listed as an executive producer, there is no work yet on what other roles he will have in the next installments. read more

First Trailer for Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Series Unveiled at SDCC 2019

The hits just keep on coming from SDCC 2019.  Shudder just unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming series Creepshow, based on the iconic 1982 film by Stephen King and George A. Romero.  This time, Hollywood heavyweights and horror staples such as Tobin Bell and David Arquette will guest star in the twelve new tales set to hit our screens on September 26th.  And by the looks of this trailer, it will certainly be CREEPY.

The Creepshow series was first announced back in July of 2018, and the buzz continued to build since that time with the confirmed involvement of Greg Nicotero (overseeing the entire series) and Joe Hill (NOS4A2), among others.  While we had to wait a full year for the trailer, it looks to be well worth it.  We at HNN are hoping Creepshow is a worthy successor to earlier successful series using the same themes and format such as Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt and the original Twilight Zone (which the “new” Zone was not able to pull off.) And of course, what Creepshow project would be complete without the incomparable Adrienne Barbeau! read more

Checking In With Legion M’s Terri Lubaroff at SDCC

Horror News Network caught up with Legion M’s Chief Operating Officer and head of content, Terri Lubaroff. We discussed the power of the fans in selection of their content, the presence of Legion M, and specific movies “Mandy,” “Memory: The Origins of Alien,” and the upcoming “Girl With No Name.”

‘IT’ Director Andy Muschietti Would Like to Remake ‘The Howling’

While we generally don’t post news like this unless the project is being developed, we had to make an exception this time. Last night At New Line’s ScareDiego session of IT Chapter Two, director Andy Muschietti was asked what horror film he’d like to remake next. The director told the crowd that it would be The Howling.

The Howling was released on April 10, 1981 and featured arguably the scariest werewolves of all time. The film bolstered an amazing horror cast consisting of Dee Wallace, Robert Picardo, Belinda Balaski, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Stone, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Dick Miller and Elisabeth Brooks. The Howling went on to win the 1980 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. read more