Dark Horse Comics Offers Free Access to Over 80 First Issues of Their Most Popular Comics

Good news for comic fans today, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital. 

All of the free issues will be available from now until April 30, 2020. According to the official press releases, readers will be able to “…enjoy the work of an array of writers and artists in stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, Witchfinder, Stranger Things and American Gods, to young readers selections like Disney’s Frozen and Itty Bitty Mask, to graphic novels like Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of DestructionBeasts of Burden Volume 1, and Empowered Volume 1!” read more

Sony Delays ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and ‘Morbius’

In a matter of a few weeks, several Hollywood studios have postponed big-budget films due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in an effort to reduce social gathering in movie theaters for the time being. Now Sony has hopped on that bandwagon with delaying seven of their films which include Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Spider-Man Spin-off Morbius according to Variety.

The rescheduling of these two films is as follows:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife to March 5, 2021 from July 10, 2020.

Morbius to March 19, 2021 from July 31, 2020. read more

New Stephen King Book Gets Earlier Release Date

Horror icon and best-selling author Stephen King has announced an earlier release date for his much-anticipated collection of four new novellas–If It Bleeds.

Publication of the book has been moved up to April 28, a full two weeks earlier than expected, in an attempt to entertain his Constant Readers caught in the web of the dangerous Coronavirus pandemic.

King added that this new date coincides with the release of John Grisham’s Camino Winds. I want to talk to the publisher about maybe doing a two-for-one, he said. Wouldn’t that be cool, a double feature? read more

Netflix Renews ‘Locke and Key’ for a Second Season

Netflix has just announced that their adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic Locke and Key will receive a second season.

Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in an official statement that they are both “…thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators.  We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.” read more

Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Director Jay Cheel: The Horror News Network Interview

Every horror fan has heard the legends surrounding classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist.  These tales include stories about haunted sets, tragedy, mysterious mistakes, and the lives forever scarred by being associated with some of the greatest the genre has to offer.

Life-long horror fan Jay Cheel grew up hearing these same stories and in his new Shudder documetary series, Cursed Films, the director attempts to seperate the facts from the legends and entertain both novice and hard core fans all the way. read more

‘The Living Dead’ Novel Release Pushed Back to August

The Living Dead novel–finished posthumously after George Romero’s death in 2017–will hit shelves in August, instead of the previous June release date.

Tor Book this weekend said the book will be released August 4 instead of the previously-announced June 9 date. The volume will get a hardcover and digital release.

As explained The Living Dead was not completed before Romero’s death. But his manager Chris Roe and wife Suzanne Desrocher enlisted writer Daniel Kraus to finish the job. Kraus co-wrote The Shape of Water novel with  Guillermo del Toro. read more

‘World War Z’ Game Available as Free Download on Epic Games Store Until April 2

During the Coronavirus outbreak, many media outlets have been making their content available for reduced prices or even free. Just in case you would like to deal with a more unrealistic outbreak while staying at home for the forseeable future, Epic Games Store is offering the World War Z game for free until April 2.  And the best part is, once you download the game, it is yours to keep.

From today until April 2nd, World War Z is FREE to download and keep FOREVER on the Epic Games Store.

Get it now and experience the latest Crossplay Update, with new weapons and perks, Horde Mode Z improvements, a new mission objective, and more: https://t.co/BPYE5uhdqy pic.twitter.com/vk8WnkFRVM read more

NEON Lands Rights to ‘Possessor’

Deadline has a report that NEON has landed the U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. Entertainment distribution label Well Go USA will handle the home release.

Possessor had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festical on January 25, 2020. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean & Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The picture is described as:
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. read more

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Resumes Pre-Production Remotely

In a slight shift of events in Hollywood, Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel are moving forward with pre-production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but remotely with hope that cameras will start rolling in June.

After the announcement earlier this year that Sam Raimi will direct, the gears are slowly turning. Time will tell if the studio decides to stay on track with this schedule where other studios have indefinitely delayed major productions, such as The Batman and Matrix 4 at Warner Bros. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale Halted Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has taken its toll on another horror staple: It was reported that The Walking Dead is ending its season sooner than expected.

A statement from AMC, as reported by TVLine, says the show’s current season “will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.

“Current events have made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale,” the statement added.

This news comes just days after AMC said it was delaying the launch of The Walking Dead: World Beyond until later this year, also because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The new show was scheduled for an April 12 premiere, airing right after the now-postponed Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead. read more