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! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below:
Over the past few months, producers (and original creators) Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd have publicly slammed director Paul Feige for the financial failure of last summers Ghostbusters reboot. Both have expressed nothing but love for the new cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon; and they believe that the film’s flaw was Feige’s unreasonably high budget and expensive reshoots, which were required to complete the film.
With Feige out of the picture Reitman and Aykroyd are free to go in any new direction they please, and they alone are responsible for the success or failure of upcoming Ghostbusters installments. Yesterday, Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson sat down for a Facebook Live Q&A to celebrate “Ghostbusters Day.” During the event, Reitman shared some of his ideas for future installments. Here’s what he had to say: read more
Now that the promotional period for last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot has died down, the film’s producers are more likely to say what’s on their mind about the success of the project (or lack thereof… the film earned approximately $128 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $144 million).
Over the weekend, Aykroyd appeared on Brittain’s Channel 4 show, Sunday Brunch. When asked about the 2016 Ghostbusters film, he didn’t hold back. His comments were edited from future airings of the episode, but Deadline has transcribed his statements: read more
Ghostbusters (2016) earned approximately $128 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $144 million. It picked up an extra $100 million overseas, but it’s safe to say that the film underperformed financially. The film’s performance led to questions and speculation about the future of Ghostbusters-related projects. Fortunately, Ivan Reitman (director of the original two films, and producer of the reboot) has a plan for the future. He recently sat down with io9 to reflect on last year’s project and shed some light on his ideas for the franchise. Here’s what he had to say: read more
This weekend promises to be a big one for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things who are eagerly awaiting new details on Season Two of the show. Netflix will be airing a highly anticipated ad during the Super Bowl. To kick things off (see what I did there?), Entertainment Weekly has revealed the very first image from the upcoming season, which will also appear in the commercial. To view the entire image, click the thumbnail up top.
It looks like Ghostbusters mania has come to Hawkins Middle School just in time for Halloween! The season takes place one year after Season One, which places the characters smack dab in October, 1984. Ghostbusters hit theaters on June 8th, 1984, becoming a smash hit and creating super fans across the country. Little do these characters know, they’ll be able to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters cartoon by Season Four! read more
Several sources told The Post that numerous banks have been visiting Sony offices with pitches. The article speculates that because Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has not filled outgoing Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton’s position despite the ample notice of Lynton’s departure, there may not be a position to fill.
This news is not entirely surprising. According to Box Office Mojo, Sony/Columbia was the fifth highest earning major studio in 2016, with a market share of just 8% when accounting for all 22 films they released during the year. To put that into perspective, 20th Century Fox and Universal each released 17 films in 2016, and each studio had a market share of 12.9% and 12.4%, respectively. Buena Vista released just 13 movies in 2016, but it held an impressive 26.3% of the market share. read more
DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 11, 2016
This week’s releases includes Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly’s Tales of Poe, Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection Season 1-3, and Bitten Complete Series Set. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong
Synopsis: Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic, supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Together they team-up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city. Robert Abele of TheWrap says, “This new A-team of ghostbusters are fresh and funny.” read more
As reported by B. Allan Orange of Movie Web, Frito Lay has just released a Halloween-themed Doritos flavor for the season in Japan.
The Doritos are jet black and covered with garlic seasoning. You can even catch an illustration of Count Vlad Dracula lamenting the fact that he can’t eat them, but he sure wishes he could on the back of the bag.
This horror-themed snack follows the summer release of GhostBuster-themed burgers at Japanese fast food chain J.S. Burgers Cafe. The burger featured “…a black olive and anchovy paste beef patty topped with tomatoes and purple cabbage sandwiched between a black bun.” The chain also released a “dessert burger” called “the Marshmallow Mad Burger” which consisted of “a ghostly white bun and is filled with marshmallows, Oreos and raisins and topped with a “blood” garnish.” read more
Our friends at Funko are at it again with their third series of horror-movie themed Mystery Mini figures. With over 50 versions of Mystery Mini toys, including four series’ of The Walking Dead, two series’ of Horror Classics and two WWE series’, Funko has built quite a following among genre fans and toy collectors who eagerly await the next big release.
Both previous series’ of the Horror Classics sets were wildly popular as they included figures of famous horror characters like Hellraiser’s Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more. The folks over at PopVinyls got the skinny on set three which looks to include not only alternate versions of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger but also a host of other horror goodies such as Jack Torrance and the Grady twins from The Shining, American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman, Universal’s Mummy and The Wolfman, The Exorcist’s Regan MacNeil and more! read more
The weekend estimates for the Ghostbusters remake have been released and the new film finished second to The Secret Life of Pets with a total of $46 million at the box office from July 14th to July 17th . This total is comprised of Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday totals. Many analysts predicted a second place finish to current animated juggernaut Pets, but is this a disappointment or a hopeful start for the most embattled film of the summer?
Looking closer at the box office totals, Ghostbusters debuted with 3.4 million on Thursday, which is a competitive number, comparing to other films that finished around the $50 million dollar mark for their first weekends. One alarming stat shows that Ghostbusters was the only film in the top 35 at the box office this weekend that declined from Friday to Saturday ($17,200,000 vs. $16,350,000). Every other film at the local multiplex saw an increase in attendance on Saturday. Sunday’s current estimates clock in at $12,450,000 which shows the film dropping in attendance across the weekend. read more