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:
Have you been waiting for some classic kaiju smashing action? Didn’t get your fill from Pacific Rim 2 or Rampage? If so, you will have to wait a few extra months for “The King of All Monsters” to return to the silver screen, as Warner Brothers Pictures has just moved Godzilla 2 from March to May 2019.
Although other news outlets have reported that this may be a move that was motivated by the studios confidence with the film, it is more likely about avoiding other “monster films”. Godzilla 2’s original release date was March 22, which seemed like a good idea at the time as it avoided the bulk of the summer blockbusters and followed the pattern of last year’s Kong: Skull Island which also debuted in March. read more
If the brass over at MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have their way, King Kong: Skull Island will be making its way to your television set courtesy of Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title; the folks responsible for The Bye Bye Man.
Described as a “serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic [film] with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins”, KKSI (like that?) obviously hopes to cash in on the wild success of Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island without being a direct sequel. read more
Kong: Skull Island was crowned box office champ this weekend with an estimated $61 million dollars over the March 10th-12th frame.
The total is a strong one for March, and would have been higher if not for the strong competition from last week’s winner Logan (which is currently over $152 million dollars after two weeks of release) and the critically acclaimed Get Out. Logan made $37,850,00 in second place and Get Out came in third with a total of $21,072,600 in its third week of release. Get Out also added 205 screens this weekend, quite a feat when you consider how many new releases are scheduled for March this year (and the success of the film probably accounts for the Belko Experiment’s recent screen count drop a week away from its debut to only 1,200 screens.) At this rate, Get Out is almost certain to unseat Split as the number one horror hit of the year so far, with a current gross of $111 million and counting. read more
Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the final trailer for Kong: Skull Island. The lengthy clip, entitled “Rise of the King” dials back on some of the humor found in the previous trailer and ramps up the frequency and intensity of the giant monster battles that will be on display in the feature film. Check out the full trailer below:
While John C. Reilly provided all of the comic relief in the previous trailer, Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston step up to the plate and add to some of Reilly’s signature awkward humor in this clip. This final trailer proves that even though the film will have a light side to it, it will also be chock full of interesting monsters for Kong to battle. read more
With less than a month away from the release of Kong: Skull Island, a number of alternate posters have been released for the film. Along with the Apocalypse Now inspired poster, the Japanese poster for the return of King Kong has many fans calling friends and relatives overseas to locate one.
The poster is a monster mash of characters and colors and features a Dino De Laurentiis-like Kong in the center, surrounded by helicopters, a bark beetle, skull crawlers, and a number of natives and soldiers. The poster bears more than a passing resemblance to classic ToHo Studios’ Godzilla posters, which were well known for fitting as much action and monsters as humanly possible on a 24″ x 36″ print. read more
If the new Kong: Skull Island Imax Poster looks familiar, you not only have an eye for classic movie one-sheets, but you also probably have an affinity for one of the greatest war stories based on classic literature ever filmed: Apocalypse Now.
The poster is a homage to Bob Peak’s iconic 1979 artwork for the Francis Ford Coppola film (based on Joseph Conrad’s dark tale of imperialism and madness Heart of Darkness) and is a special poster created for the Imax release of Kong: Skull Island on March 10th. read more