General horror news

William Goldman Passes Away at Age 87

We have sad news to report as William Goldman has passed away at the age of 87 due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia.

Goldman was a two-time Academy Award winter for his screenplays, the first coming in 1969 with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the other in 1976 for All the President’s Men. In 1973 he produced what is probably his most known and loved piece of work, The Princess Bride. Horror fans will remember Goldman as the screenwriter that helped bring some quality horror works to the screen including The Stepford Wives, and two of Stephen King’s classic books, Misery and Dreamcatcher. read more

General Mills Launches ‘Work with the Monsters’ Website

When it comes to choosing a favorite breakfast cereal, one thing is for sure, horror fans and monster cereals go hand in hand. When the weather gets a bit cooler and leaves start to change color these fabulous cereals packed with essential vitamins and sugar – pop up on supermarket shelves across North America. With October now gone we figured we would have to wait until next year to see to see our breakfast buddies once again. But suddenly, General Mills launched a site called ‘Work with the Monsters,’ which solicits “filmmakers, actors, agents, writers, producers, animators, tastemakers, dealmakers, movers and shakers” for partnership to help bring their mascots to life in multiple mediums. read more

Direct Night of the Living Dead Sequel to Come from Original Creative Team

Fifty years ago the world of horror and cinema as a whole was changed forever with the release of Night of the Living Dead. Now a direct sequel is in the works from the creative team who brought the un-dead to life.

According to a recent interview, original NotLD scribes, the late George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a direct sequel to the 1968 original which has now been unearthed by Living Dead Media, an entertainment web site dedicated to the series.

The script, after having not been produced for many years, is being planned to release theaters next year with the original surviving writers and producers at the helm. read more

Universal Orlando Extends ‘Stranger Things’ House for National ‘Stranger Things’ Day

In honor of “National Stranger Things Day” on November 6 (the day that Will Byers disappeared into the Upside Down for you obsessive fans out there), Universal Orlando Resorts will extend their ultra-popular Halloween Horror Nights’ House based on the Netflix darling, and it will be included in the regular admission price.

This is the first time that Universal has kept a house active past the end of the Halloween Horror Nights’ season. According to The Orlando Informer, “The hours of operation will be from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm, with a couple of tie-in food-and-beverage locations also joining in on the post-Halloween fun: San Francisco Pastry Company, Beverly Hills Boulangerie, and, most thematically appropriately, Benny’s Burgers, which may be just a standard Horror Nights food tent but which drives its name from the television show itself.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: November 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 November 2018! read more

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season Two has Begun Filming

Ahead of its first season premier, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season two has already begun filming according to Kiernan Shipka, star of the Netflix series.

She said she is currently on set for the show’s sophomore season even though the first won’t begin streaming until Friday, October 26.

Shipka said in a recent interview, “We went straight into the second season from the first and it’s been really so exceptionally fun to film, especially given the fact that I feel like we’re already in such a rhythm from coming out of the first season that to jump right into the second one was really, really fun and just a great opportunity to keep the momentum going.” read more

Burger King Prepares Nightmare King Burger for Halloween Season

Burger King has a long history of giving nutritionists nightmares, but those calorie conscious folks have seen nothing yet!  Burger King announced today that for a limited time, customers will be able to purchase an official “Nightmare King” at participating locations.

According to a report by the New York Daily News, “The Nightmare King” consists of  “…a quarter-pound of flame-grilled beef, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick-cut bacon, mayonnaise and onions on a glazed green sesame seed bun.”  If you’re worried about the looks of that neon green bun, your heart can rest at ease, because the chain did reveal “…that the green bun is made with ‘all natural coloring from watermelons.'”  The report did not indicate if the bun also tastes like watermelons, so you’ll have to see for yourself. read more

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? How About Your State’s Favorite?

Have you ever wondered what horror film is your state’s favorite? Me neither…until the fine folks over at Streaming Observer gathered the data to show us what is every state’s favorite! Don’t believe me? How did they do it, you ask? Well…science, of course.

According to their website:

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, proprietary Amazon MTurk surveying, and other public sources, we compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time. Then, we partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states. read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Series Gets New Poster Ahead of Release

Creepshow returns in 2019 set to debut on Shudder and continues from the original 1982 film created by Stephen King and the late George A. Romero. The series’ new poster has made its first appearance online via Entertainment Weekly, which is a tribute to classic horror comics from the 1940’s and 50’s.

This coming weekend at NY Comic Con, Shudder plans to give guests an exclusive sneak peak at the much anticipated reboot of Creepshow.

The series’ new poster was designed by artist Tim Bradstreet, who’s known for his work on The Punisher comics, with assistance from the show’s executive producer and director Greg Nicotero, who is a horror effects icon to boot and also is one of the masterminds behind AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: October 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 October 2018! read more