General horror news

Teaser Trailer Drops for YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai”

No, it’s not horror. Hell, it’s not even in the vicinity of it…but I am a huge sucker for nostalgia and not much hits me harder in the feels than a little Daniel-san and Johnny Lawrence Karate Kid-style beef!

This past summer, YouTube Red announced that a show was in the works for their streaming channel that featured William Zabka and Ralph Macchio back in their roles oh Johnny and Daniel in a show aptly titled Cobra Kai. The show would feature a down on his luck Johnny re-opening the legendary Cobra Kai dojo 30 years after it closed down when he lost to Daniel and his sensei John Kreese was disgraced at the tournament. read more

FANGORIA Magazine Set to Return in Time for Halloween

Once the reigning king of horror rags, Fangoria hasn’t delivered a print magazine since October 2015’s issue #344. Every kid who was into horror from the 80’s on, grew up with clippings and torn-out pages of Fango on their walls; you couldn’t even see the paint on my walls in between all of those colorful pages of gore (and Slayer posters, of course).

Well, long-time Fangoria managing editor Mike Gingold posted a rather interesting video of a copy of Fango being delivered through a mailslot with the simple tagline, “exciting news will be coming soon…” read more

‘Psycho’ Actor John Gavin Dies at Age 86

Hollywood veteran John Gavin passed away on February 9th at the age of 86 in Beverly Hills, CA., due to complications from pneumonia after battling leukemia.

Gavin landed his first role as Johnny Hutchins in the 1956 film, Behind the High Wall.

He is best known for his performances in Imitation of Life, Spartacus, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Horror fans best remember Gavin for his portrayal of Sam Loomis in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  Of that role, he later claimed that he was “terribly disturbed” by the amount of violence and sex that was in Psycho. read more

WiHM: An Interview with CT Horrorfest Co-Founder Christine Caprilozzi

As part of our Women in Horror Month coverage, we caught up with our very own Christine Caprilozzi. Christine is not just a Senior Editor here at Horror News Network, but also the co-founder and Lead Organizer of CT HorrorFest. For readers outside of New England, CT HorrorFest is a Connecticut-based horror convention that began in 2014 and has continued to grow each year both in attendance and in events offered. What began with celebrities and vendors now includes panels, a costume contest, and screenings. Read on to hear Christine’s thoughts on being a horror fan as well as a horror entrepreneur. read more

Super Bowl TV Spot Arrives for ‘A Quiet Place’

In case you weren’t glued to your TV during the Super Bowl, you may have missed the latest teaser for John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place co-starring Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt.

The haunting thirty-second trailer looks promising for horror fans as it follows a family hiding from an unseen evil that stalks its prey by sound.  In the post-apocalyptic setting, the family must remain silent at all times in order to survive.

Krasinski and Blunt are joined by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds as the couple’s children.  The movie, also directed by Krasinski, will premiere at The South by Southwest Film Festival as their opening night feature on March 9th. read more

Women in Horror Month Spotlight on Mary Shelley

While kicking off Women in Horror Month, I would feel a bit remiss if I did not to recognize the contributions of the most influential women in horror history, Mary Shelley.  2018 marks the 200th anniversary of her iconic masterpiece Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Released in January of 1818, the book tells the tale of resurrecting the dead by the use of electricity.  When first published, the author was listed as “Anonymous,” with most people assuming it was Percy Shelley, Mary’s husband, who penned the book. Most felt this assumption was due to the fact that he wrote the introduction. Although, in 19th century Europe, who would have thought a young woman’s imaginative tale would influence an entire genre in such a historical way.  To celebrate Mary, below are five facts you should know about this pioneering woman of horror and her masterpiece. read more

Capcom Offers Prize Money to Intrepid Monster Hunters

To celebrate the release of their new game Monster Hunter: World, Capcom is offering a $70,000 reward for any fearless monster hunters who wish to risk life-and-limb to capture solid evidence of the existence of a variety of cryptozoological creatures.

According to IGN, the video game developer has partnered”…with Jon Downes of The Centre of Fortean Zoology, Capcom is giving hunters until June 30 to provide verifiable evidence of everything from Bigfoot to The Cornish Owlman.”

Downes states that “I’ve spent the majority of my life travelling across the globe to hunt for evidence of these creatures.  Although I have had some successes, I have yet to find that elusive proof and it is time for me to offer my help as I throw down the gauntlet to the next generation.” read more

Rue Morgue Unveils New Horror Subscription Box

In the wake of the Nerd Block scandal, many horror fans were left without a monthly surprise in their mailbox along with the latest issue of the best horror magazine for the past twenty years in the form of Rue Morgue.

If you have been missing your Horror Block and a copy of the bi-monthly magazine, fear not!  Rue Morgue has announced a new subscription box for horror fans called Rue Morgue’s “Coffin Box” (exclusively from Horror Pack).

The bi-monthly box will include the latest issue of Rue Morgue, a specially selected movie by Horror Pack, and other various items such as pins, toys, clothing, etc.  The box is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2018.  No orders are being taken at this time, but you can sign up on the magazine’s website for updates. read more

Original Stephen King Books and Manuscripts Ruined by Water Main Break

This just in from Bangor Daily News, Gerald Winters’ rare book store, Gerald Winters & Son, in Bangor, Maine, suffered a devastating blow when a water main burst that flooded his basement, soaking the pages of dozens of first and limited-edition Stephen King books, galleys, signed copies, prints in different languages and rare ephemera.

Winters said he estimates he lost about 2,000 books, and as many as seven of King’s original typed manuscripts. These include Dolan’s Cadillac, Maximum Overdrive and The Eyes of the Dragon. He also collected rare and signed copies of works from J.R.R. Tolkien, some dating back 80 years. read more

55 People Reported Mothman Sightings in Chicago in 2017

Mothman- the famous red-eyed owl-like creature who allegedly stalked the skies of Point Pleasant, Virginia in the mid-1960s- appears to have relocated… and multiplied! Vice reports that there were 55 cases of Mothman sightings in Chicago last year, and that the encounters indicate that people may be spotting at least three different winged critters!

The story starts with a quote from John Amitrano, who works security for a Logan Square restaurant called The Owl, who says he saw something unusual outside the building: read more