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‘The Last Drive-In’ Returns With ‘Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenaany’ On Friday October 25

Nothing says the Halloween season like horror movie marathons, especially when they are hosted by everyone’s favorite movie expert, Joe Bob Briggs. To commemorate this occasion, a brand new installment of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In series lands on October 25 at 9 pm entitled Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny!

While preparing for season two of The Last Drive-In, Briggs claims that “…we unearthed three forgotten gems that are all Halloween-themed and decided it was time for a Halloween Hootenanny.  Or maybe I’m lying about that and we’re programming three iconic Halloween favorites.  Or maybe we’re counter-programming with flicks that have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. The great thing about spending October 25 with us is that, as Forrest Gump says, you never know what you’re gonna get. What we can promise is a) I will be ridiculously nerdy about horror, and b) Darcy the Mail Girl will probably disagree with me. It’s great to be back. I missed Shudder and the Shudder faithful.” read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Anticipation for Shudder’s new horror anthology series Creepshow (based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero) has been sky high ever since the project was announced.  The original anthology film captured all the best parts of classic EC horror comics, adding even more gore and shocks than the ones that got the original comics banned in the first place.  Could a new series live up to the standard set by King and Romero in 1982?

Cautious optimism turned to genuine excitement when the details of the series were revealed Shudder’s New York Comic Con panel last year, when Greg Nicotero was announced as one of the executive producers and directors, with stories by some of the best writers in horror including King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bird Box’s Josh Malerman. read more

‘Creepshow’ Coming to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Hot on the heels of Shudder’s upcoming Creepshow series, Universal Hollywood has just announced that the anthology scarefest will make its Halloween Horror Nights debut at this year’s event.

According to the official video, fans will “experience a horror comic book come to life!  Your host for this horrifying journey is The Creep, the skeletal namesake of the Creepshow comic book, who will lead you through five jolting tales of terror inspired by the classic 1982 horror anthology and the upcoming Shudder series from horror legend Greg Nicotero.  It’s the most fun you’ll ever have being scared!” read more

First Trailer for Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Series Unveiled at SDCC 2019

The hits just keep on coming from SDCC 2019.  Shudder just unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming series Creepshow, based on the iconic 1982 film by Stephen King and George A. Romero.  This time, Hollywood heavyweights and horror staples such as Tobin Bell and David Arquette will guest star in the twelve new tales set to hit our screens on September 26th.  And by the looks of this trailer, it will certainly be CREEPY.

The Creepshow series was first announced back in July of 2018, and the buzz continued to build since that time with the confirmed involvement of Greg Nicotero (overseeing the entire series) and Joe Hill (NOS4A2), among others.  While we had to wait a full year for the trailer, it looks to be well worth it.  We at HNN are hoping Creepshow is a worthy successor to earlier successful series using the same themes and format such as Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt and the original Twilight Zone (which the “new” Zone was not able to pull off.) And of course, what Creepshow project would be complete without the incomparable Adrienne Barbeau! read more

Shudder Announces Casting and Episode Guide for Upcoming ‘Creepshow’ Series

Shudder has just announced additional casting for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series which includes stars from the world of music, as well as some perennial horror actors.  Joining the cast are Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Big Boi, along with Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural).

According to the official press release from Shudder, “DJ Qualls will star in “The Finger,” a previously unannounced Creepshow story written by David J. Schow and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero.  Kid Cudi and Jeffrey Combs will star in “Bad Wolf Down, written and directed by Rob Schrab. Bruce Davison will star in “Night of the Paw,” written by John Esposito.  Big Boi is featured in “The Man in the Suitcase” written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner (The Ritual).  This news is in addition to the previously announced casting of Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw). read more

‘Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah’ Podcast Now Available on Shudder

All nine episodes of Shudder’s new podcast, Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah (which is described as “…a new podcast from the boundary-breaking indie production company SpectreVision”) are now available to subscribers on the horror streaming service.

Each episode of the podcast “…features the two hosts traveling to the homes and workshops of some of their favorite creators in the genre community and beyond. In these intimate visits, guests delve into their lives, their work and how they’ve managed to turn their deepest fears into art.” Episodes include 45 minute conversations with a who’s who of horror and genre cinema such as: Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), Dan Harmon  Rick and Morty), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Richard Stanley (Hardware), Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Woodshock), and Panos Cosmatos (Mandy). read more

Shudder Renews ‘The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs’ for a Second Season

It looks like Joe Bob Briggs’ retirement will have to wait a little longer, as Shudder announced today (via an official press release) that they have renewed The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a second season.

Shudder General Manager Craig Engler was happy to lock up the horror host for another year, stating that he knew “From our first marathon and subsequent specials in 2018, through this year’s series, Shudder members have been loud and clear: we can never have too much Joe Bob. We have read every tweet, every email, and every Facebook comment crying out for more. Message received. Joe Bob will be back.” read more

Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell Cast in Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Grey Matter’

Shudder, the king of streaming horror, announced the initial casting today for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow (based on George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 film of the same name) and the list will certainly please horror fans.  Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an adaptation of the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” as adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). read more

A Day Spent at “What The Fest!?” Film Festival in New York City

This past Saturday, fellow Horror News Network contributor Matt Wilson and I hopped the early train from Stratford, Connecticut to New York City to hit up the second annual “What The Fest!?” film festival. I was invited to attend the inaugural event in 2018 but could not make it work and I have been kicking myself since because I missed out on screenings of a few films that became favorites for me when I finally did get the chance to see them; namely Satan’s SlavesGhost Stories, Revenge, and The Ranger. read more

New Horror Podcasts From Shudder Feature Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Elijah Wood

Shudder’s original content (Horror Noire, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and the upcoming Creepshow anthology) has been impressing horror fans of all kinds this year, and the horror streaming service doesn’t appear to be slowing down.  Shudder is about to get into the podcast game with three new shows featuring names that should be familiar to all horror fans: Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah.

The official titles for each podcast include: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, an expansion of the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of HorrorShe Kills, a podcast by and about women in the horror genre, hosted by Adrienne Barbeau; and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah, a unique series that invites listeners into the lives and homes of some of the most creative figures working in genre entertainment today.” read more