Current A&E drama Damien picks up where The Omen ended, fast-forwarding to cast the Antichrist as a 30-year-old New Yorker who’s rediscovering his demonic destiny. It’s an uneven show. But Satan’s pop-culture moment surges forth with the announcement that an Omen prequel movie is now in the works.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, especially when you might need to plan some travel in tandem with the holiday. For the first time ever, Universal Studios will be incorporating The Exorcist into its popular “Halloween Horror Nights” theme-park events in Orlando and Hollywood.
Power trio Stephen King, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson—who previously worked on 1408 together—reunited for Cell, an adaptation of King’s apocalyptic tale about a sinister cell phone signal that turns the afflicted into kill-crazy zombies. Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) directs.
While on a road trip recently, I picked up Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, and proceeded to spend the next ten hours completely creeped out by it. We chatted with Paul Tremblay to find out just why he thinks this book is his graduate thesis on horror fiction.
Sadako vs. Kayako is J-horror’s answer to Freddy vs. Jason. It’s about the clash between the ghost who haunts people who watch a certain videotape (Sadako of Ringu, or The Ring) and the ghost who haunts a house with the worst vibes ever (Kayako of Ju-On, or The Grudge). This trailer is all in Japanese, but it’s still …
Horror short The Maiden is described as “a dark tale of real estate, demonic houses, and Photoshop tutorials.” Because who needs a Ghostbuster when you’ve got elbow grease and serious ambition on your side?
In 1990, George A. Romero and Dario Argento released Two Evil Eyes, an adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe stories. In the classic Poe tradition, both tales are about people who do terrible things, and suffer hideous consequences. In the hands of two of horror’s greatest filmmakers, they become downright terrifying.
Back in February, we learned that Simpsons vet Dana Gould was cooking up a horror comedy for IFC called Stan Against Evil, with a premise (crabby middle-aged anti-hero fights demons) that reminded us of Ash vs Evil Dead. Now the show has cast its most important role, and it’s an inspired choice: John C. McGinley.
While I was in between books recently, I picked up a short horror novella: Woman in White, by fellow Vermont author Kristin Dearborn. While it’s a terrifying story about otherworldly horrors in small-town Maine, Dearborn explains it’s not just monsters you should be afraid of.
April Fool’s Day was one of the first slasher movies I ever saw, circa the VHS era, and it remains one of my favorites in the genre. Aside from its clever, Agatha-Christie-meets-Jason-Voorhees premise, its unusually good cast (led by Amy Steel, a Final Girl twice over after Friday the 13th Part 2), and its amazing…
If you missed The Witch on its first rollout, Robert Eggers’ horror sensation will be re-upping its theater bookings this weekend to a carefully-chosen number: 666. But really, this new push is aimed at luring repeat business. Just look at the new trailer below, which dances dangerously close to the fiery realm of…
Active Worlds is an MMO from 1995 that nobody really plays anymore. That’s where this story begins.
Forty years ago, an incredibly powerful collection of horror movies filled American theaters, including The Omen and Carrie. But 1976 was also a time of political turmoil and a great deal of cultural unease. These seemingly disparate facts are likely far more connected that you realize.
It’s already part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens lore that Captain Phasma is named after Don Coscarelli’s 1979 cult horror classic Phantasm. Obviously, JJ Abrams is a fan. But how did the restoration—and Abrams’ involvement—come about? A new interview with Coscarelli reveals some juicy specifics.
Ever since Halloween, horror movies and holidays (and special occasions, like Graduation Day) have gone together like razor blades and candy bars. Now there’s an anthology film that takes its cue from that, or at the very least from Eli Roth’s fake Thanksgiving trailer for Grindhouse. It’s titled, of course, Holidays.
A mysterious—and possibly mythical—monster menaces a pair of brothers, and their good-looking friends, in the Australian outback. That’s all we know about Red Billabong, an in-the-works horror thriller from director Luke Sparke. But as huge fans of creature features, that’s enough to get us excited.
The most notable thing about the upcoming horror movie The Darkness is that it stars David Mazouz, best known as the Batman-to-be in the TV show Gotham. The second most notable thing about The Darkness is that it appears to be heavily based on an episode of The Brady Bunch.
In 1994, John Carpenter was several years removed from his last bona fide triumph—1988's They Live—but he still hadn’t given up. (He’d sorta do that the next year, with Village of the Damned). His mindfuck extravaganza In the Mouth of Madness borrows heavily from H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, but it’s also its own…
Two horror icons are set to star in Midnight Man, the latest from Travis Zariwny, who helmed the recent Cabin Fever remake: Robert Englund, aka Freddy Krueger, and Lin Shaye, who’s probably best-known to genre fans via the Insidious films—though she cameos as a high school teacher in Nightmare on Elm Street.