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‘Monster Mash’ Musical Coming from Universal Studios

Like a Halloween rave, Monster Mash has been a smash hit single since Halloween 1962 when Bobby “Boris” Pickett first released the full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, and now with the resurgence of the classic monster films, Universal Studios has given the green light to Matt Stawski to direct a musical based on the song from a screenplay by Will Widger according to Deadline.

Details though are scarce at this time on if the film will tie into Universal’s reworked Dark Universe or if it will be a standalone project. read more

Netflix Sets Release Date for ‘Castlevania’ Season 3

There is no stopping Count Dracula, or movies and television series being made about him either, especially with Netflix’s animated series Castlevania entering its third season set to start streaming on March 5, according to series director Samuel Deats.

The 10-episode third season’s release date was posted via his Twitter page today, see it here:

Castlevania Season 3 is coming back March 5th!! We've been working our butts off on it and I can't wait for y'all to check it out!! read more

BBC One’s ‘Dracula’ Gets Premier Date

Reported today via Deadline, the co-production of BBC One and Netflix Dracula the mini-series has received a premier date for January 1, 2020, letting BBC One viewers spend New Years Day with the Count!

Although the worldwide release on Netflix is unknown at this time, Dracula will run as a three-part mini-series with one episode a night for consecutive nights on BBC One.

Check out BBC One’s announcement below!

Your New Year is gonna suck but never fear… #Dracula, a three day reign of terror, starts 1st January on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/SNuSUjQoEO read more

R.M. Renfield Feature Gets Director at Universal

Coming in from Variety, Dracula’s henchman Renfield will be getting a feature film at Universal Pictures set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) with an original story by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comics).

Although Universal’s “Dark Universe” has as of late been filmmaker driven stand-alone features instead of a shared franchise, Renfield is the latest addition following 2017’s The Mummy and The Invisible Man that is set for release on February 28, 2020. read more

ComiXology Announces Four New Horror Comic Series This October

ComiXology (Amazon’s digital comic service) announced four new titles today in honor of every horror fan’s favorite holiday: Halloween!  The three new creator-owned comiXology Originals include: two new graphic novels, Dracula: Son of the Dragon (written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam), Tremor Dose (by Michael Conrad with art by Noah Bailey), and the five issue limited series Afterlift #1 (written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Jason Loo), along with Archie Comics very own Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 (written by Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi). read more

Classic Universal Monsters Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Per an announcement from the resorts’ web site, Universal’s classic monsters will come to life in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in CA and FL respectively.

Based on the premier cinematic monsters from the studio that invented the horror films, Universal’s terrifying experiences on both coasts will take the frightening and legendary ensemble and bring them face-to-face with guests at the resorts’ featured Halloween events. read more

Tristan Eaton Creates Massive Universal Classic Monsters Mural on Universal Studios Lot

Universal Studios decided to spruce up their lot with a tribute to several of their all time greats. Nothing says “monster” like a 50×200 foot mural dedicated to the most famous ghouls of all time, and street artist Tristan Eaton has really delivered on the Universal Studios lot! The prolific painter began his journey in mid-January, working from a boom lift nearly 25 feet in the air; and now he’s ready to unveil his work to the public.

The Hollywood Reporter documented Eaton’s work in their latest issue, and they featured several interesting facts about his newest project. Eaton says he went through about 40 cans of spray paint per day as he crafted beautiful testaments to Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Donna Langley, Universal’s film chairperson, said they chose spray paint for the project because the classic monsters, “were the outsiders, outcasts, rebels and outlaws of their time.” For Eaton, the massive image is a labor of love: “I’m working my butt off for this because I love it so much.” read more

Netflix Moves Forward With Third Season of ‘Castlevania’

Just a week after Season 2 premiered on Netflix, Deadline is reporting that the streaming giant has ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit animated series.

The series follows Trevor Belmont as he tries to hunt down the nefarious Dracula and stop his killing spree. Joining Trevor on his quest is the sorceress Sypha Belnades and Alucard the dhampir son of Dracula.

The response to the series so far has been positive as review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes lists their “Tomatometer” for season 1 of the series at 79% while the audience score sits at 89% based on 991 ratings. Season 2 of Castlevania currently sports a 100% “Tomatometer” rating. read more

‘Dracula’ Mini Series Coming to Netflix and BBC One

Deadline is reporting that Netflix and BBC one are officially on board for three part series based on Bram Stoker‘s classic Dracula.  With the first rumblings on the series starting in 2017, the show is set to make its premiere on BBC One in the UK and then outside of the UK on Netflix.  No release date has been scheduled as of yet.

The series based on the horror icon will be written, created, and produced by Stephen Moffett and Mark Gatiss.  According to Deadline, the two commented “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” Ever since Nosferatu hit the screen in 1929, there have been countless interpretations of vampires on the big sand small screens. With Netflix in the middle of a big hot streak right now with hits like Stranger Things and its latest, Haunting of Hill House, horror fans will no doubt be interested to see what they deliver Dracula. read more

‘Mammon’s’ Michael Hague: The Horror News Network Interview

Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of OzThe Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies.   His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.

Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics.  We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more