General horror news

SDCC: Saturday on the Show Floor

You never know who you will run into on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con. Artists, creators, and celebrities can be found around every turn. See photos below for a few of the people we bumped into inside the convention center.

Scout Taylor-Compton and Bill Moseley

Troma Babe, Lloyd Kaufman, Toxie, and Dr. Chuck Tingle

Terry Moore

Eric Powell

Jeff Kaufman

Rob Potchak 

‘Hellboy: Krampusnacht’ Wins Best Single Issue Honors at 2018 Eisner Awards

Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes took home the Best Single Issue/One-Shot Award for their Hellboy: Krampusnacht comic book from Dark Horse Comics at the 2018 Eisner Awards.

This is Mignola’s 13th Eisner Award (which started way back in 1995 with his first Hellboy series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Hughes’ second award (Hughes won Best Cover Artist in 2003).

HNN’s Christine Caprilozzi reviewed Krampusnacht when it was released this past December and said that “Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan” and  “If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly.” read more

History’s ‘Project Blue Book’ Trailer Adds Some Frights to Alien Investigations

The first trailer for the History Channel’s new series Project Blue Book may be “…based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969”, but it also looks to contain some frightening scenes, more in the vein of the The X-Files than Ancient Aliens.

According to the official press release, the scripted drama will star Game of Thrones Aidan Gillen as the real-life “Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, (who) is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called Project Blue Book.” read more

Discovery Channel Unveils Shark Week 2018’s Programming and Daily Schedule

Although it is probably hard to believe for those of us who grew up watching Shark Week before it was time to go back to school in the fall, this year will mark the 30th Anniversary of the week long shark extravaganza.   2018’s Shark Week will premiere on  Sunday July 22 at 7:00 P.M. and continue through Sunday, July 29, and according to the official press release “…will feature the most hours of shark programming ever on Discovery Channel with over twenty hours of celebrity surprises and jaws-dropping shark stories.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: July 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of July 2018! read more

John Kassir Dazzles Fans with Tales from Street Performing to Crypt Keeping at ComiCONN Panel

John Kassir- the unforgettable voice actor behind the infamous Crypt Keeper of HBO’s classic anthology series, Tales from the Crypt– kicked off this weekend’s ComiCONN at Foxwoods Resort Casino with an engaging panel about his storied career. Veteran Altered Reality Entertainment panel interviewer/host Lisa asked Kassir about the various highlights of his career, and fans were given the opportunity to ask several questions of their own. Horror News Network covered the event to bring you all of the gory details! read more

‘Revenge of Chucky’ and ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ Join Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

The two new additions to Universal Studio Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights line-up is sure to please mainstream horror fans, as well as those looking for something a bit more unusual.  Two scare zones based on Revenge of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space will join the already announced Stranger Things and Trick ‘r Treat at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights to continue the 80s theme for the event.

According to the official press release, the Chucky zone will feature a “…festival of toys, Chucky has twisted these playthings into new nightmares. Chucky himself rules this zone as he commands his minions to carve up some horror. This scare zone will be a tortuous delight to behold as he dishes out some revenge personally.” read more

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Comic Titles and Eric Powell T-Shirt Design Revealed

Sad that Free Comic Book Day is almost a year away?  Do you love comic books and Halloween in equal parts?  Turn that frown upside down and get out your vintage Ben Cooper Hulk mask, because the titles and t-shirt design for the Halloween ComicFest have been revealed!   This year will mark the eighth anniversary for Halloween ComicFest (HCF) and the event will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation. read more

Marilyn Manson Records ‘The Lost Boys’ Soundtrack Staple ‘Cry Little Sister’

When The Lost Boys was released in late July of 1987, it brought slews of teenagers to the theaters.  When those teenagers left the theater, they headed straight for their local record store and purchased the hit soundtrack to the film to continue the experience.  One of those teens must have been a young Brian Warner, because the man now known as Marilyn Manson has just recorded a version of The Lost Boys soundtrack staple, “Cry Little Sister”, for your listening pleasure.

The Lost Boys soundtrack consisted of a number of cover songs by popular artists of the day such as INXS and Echo and the Bunnymen and front men like Roger Daltrey and Lou Graham who were estranged from their original bands at the time, as well as a few original tracks from artists that we haven’t heard from since.  Ironically, one of those artists by the name of Gerard McMahon recorded the song that is most associated with the film entitled “Cry Little Sister”. read more

The Shocking Truth Behind ‘Hereditary’s’ Low Cinemascore!

A24’s Hereditary delivered the best opening in the short history of the company, delivering $13.5 million in its first weekend at the box office.  The closest film released from A24 to Hereditary’s opening was 2016’s The Witch which made $8.8 million during its debut weekend.

Despite this excellent news, many news outlets picked up on the D+ Cinemascore rating for Hereditary as a sign of trouble for the film.  While this may lead to diminishing returns in subsequent weeks, the issue is much more complex than the score would indicate. read more