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Douglas Rain Dies at Age 90

Deadline is reporting that Douglas Rain, the voice actor of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey passed away Sunday morning from natural causes at age 90 in Ontario, Canada. Stanley Kubrick cast Rain in his influential film after seeing the short Universe in which Rain was the narrator.  Kubrick was a fan of Rain’s performance and reportedly viewed the film a hundred times.

The casting of Rain proved to be an excellent choice for Kubrick as the characters voice was nothing short of chilling. In fact, the American Film Institute ranks HAL 9000 as #13 on the list of America’s Greatest Villains. read more

Master Replicas Displays ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Collectibles at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! Master Replicas Group opened the pod bay doors at the event to reveal a variety of incredible new collectibles based on the 1968 classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Their line will include replicas of some of the movie’s famous ships, a monolith statue, and HAL 9000s in various sizes, including USB drives which are available now and a life-size light-up unit which measures over a foot tall. You can check out all of our photos from the event below: 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