Author Archives: Dave Dreher

Interview (Part One): The Anatomy Of A ‘Faith-Based’ Horror Film – Director Casey La Scala Discusses ‘The Remaining’

These next few months are going to be busy ones for Casey La Scala. If that name isn’t ringing a bell yet, it will soon. Mr. La Scala is about to unleash the horror on an unsuspecting world. His first assault is coming via Sony through their Affirm label. What’s that you ask? Sony Affirm releases ‘faith based’ films. Yes, I said ‘faith based’, Mr. La Scala is about to premiere the first ever (that … Continue reading

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Trailer Arrives For ‘Amityville: The Awakening’

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with one of the writers of ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ Casey La Scala, we were actually talking about his new directorial effort ‘The Remaining’ also a horror film (watch for an in depth article on that conversation shortly) and his involvement in ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ came up. At no point though did we discuss a trailer but lookie what has shown up – just that. It has originally been … Continue reading

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Horrors Final Girls Teaming Up For ‘The Survivors’

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Well, well, well – what do we have here? I have to say, this is one kick ass idea. Teaming up all the famous horror ‘final girls’ in an ‘Expendables’ type film and letting they do what they do best – survive. Icons of Fright are reporting that William Butler and Transition Entertainment are doing just that. They report “Butler and writer Patrick J. Doody (Beneath) are currently penning the story for “THE SURVIVORS” a … Continue reading

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First Full Trailer For ‘Annabelle’ Will Have You Locking Up Your Kids Dolls Tonight

Ok creepy doll fans – here’s a trailer just for you! You have to remember Annabelle, that creepy porcelain doll from James Wans’ hit from a few years back ‘The Conjuring’ right? Well, she’s back and this time around she’s the star of the show. There is no synopsis for the film yet but the trailer does a pretty good job of setting the stage – I don’t think you’ll have any problem figuring out … Continue reading

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Some New Artwork For Adam Green’s ‘Digging Up The Marrow’

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Love the title of this one – ‘Digging Up The Marrow’. It’s coming at us for Director Adam Green, the dude behind the ‘Hatchet’ films. He’s been pretty quiet on the directors front the last few years but he’s back on the horse and ‘Digging Up The Marrow’ is getting ready to make its festival debut and will do just that when it rolls out at the upcoming Film4Fright Fest. Director Green joined forces with … Continue reading

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FX Has Your First Ticket To ‘AHS: Freakshow’

FX Network is gearing up its PR machine for this falls debut of the latest season of ‘American Horror Story’ and as we’ve been reporting for months this years emphasis will be ‘Freakshow’. Talk about some amazing fodder for a fantastic story! As has been the model since day one- the short but strange promos have begun and here is the first one of the season:

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‘Dead Snow 2′ Gets A New Poster And A U.S. Release Date

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Finally! Feels like I have been waiting to see this film forever and today brought the awesome news that GO USA has finally set a firm date for the U.S. release of the highly anticipated sequel. Oct. 10th is the day. In celebration of the big news they also released one of the most kick ass teaser posters I have seen in a long time. Check this out!

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The Infection Will Continue! ‘The Strain’ Season Two Confirmed

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Good news for all you fans of the FX series ‘The Strain’. Season two will happen! With seven episodes still to air in season one the network has seen enough to know that this one is a keeper. Season two will also feature 13 episodes and will run the summer of 2015. ‘The Strain’ has done well for FX managing to become the #1 new show on cable. It deserves the title.

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First Trailer For ‘Stephen King’s A Good Marriage’ Is Unveiled

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One of the darkest and most disturbing tales in Stephen Kings short story collection ‘Full Dark – No Stars’ is a riveting exercise in the origins of trust and how you never really ever know anyone – even when you’re sure you do. Loved the story and with King penning the screenplay for this adaptation – I think this one is going to be all good! Official synopsis? Yeah, got it right here: “When her … Continue reading

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Mick Garris Launches Website And YouTube Channel – Let The Interviews Begin!

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If you know horror (and if you’re here, you damn well better) then the name Mick Garris is one you are very familiar with. A director, author and all around nice guy Mr. Garris has been on the scene for many a year. He started his tour in horror as a journalist where he conducted many an interview with horror notables. You may remember his most recent interview show ‘Port Mortem” which aired on the … Continue reading

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Trailer For ‘L.A. Slasher’ Promises “Death To Reality TV”

Reality TV – sucks doesn’t it? A once great notion has been driven into the ground and at least one person is sick and tired of stupid people getting famous – that would be the L.A. Slasher. Director Michael Owen has crafted a little tale that goes like this: “Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in … Continue reading

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Trailer Debuts For New Elijah Wood Flick ‘Open Windows’

Elijah Wood has become quite the force in the horror genre of late and it would appear as if his streak is going to continue as a trailer has shown up for his next project – a found footage hybrid titled ‘Open Windows’. There doesn’t appear to be any type of “official synopsis” and it’s probably a good thing as this one is a bit convoluted but in a nutshell it’s about Nick (played by … Continue reading

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Blue Underground Is Ready To Send ‘Shockwaves’ To The Fans

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Talk about iconic cover art. I remember seeing this movie on the VHS shelves back in the old ‘mom and pop video store’ days and it just draws you towards it. A cult classic if there ever was one and those fine folks over at Blue Underground are about to give it its due with a kick ass Blu-ray release. It’s ‘Shockwaves’ and here are all the details you can stand. Featuring a kick ass … Continue reading

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DC Comics Embraces The Horror With New Series ‘Gotham By Midnight’

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Any of you who follow me here or on Horror News Radio know – I’m not the one to get overly excited about anything comic book or superhero related but I have to admit, I think this news is pretty damn cool. DC Comics who of course are the home for The Dark Night and its assorted line of Batman spinoffs are going to head down a hard core horror path with a new series … Continue reading

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Creepy Trailer For ‘The Canal’ Is A Keeper

Writer and director Ivan Kavanaugh is ready to unleash his film ‘The Canal’ onto unsuspecting U.S. audiences on Oct. 10th via VOD, iTunes and select theaters and has brought forth a trailer to get us all in the mood and I’ve gotta say, nice job! The synopsis for ‘The Canal’ is as follows: “Sitting in an empty theater, a film archivist watches the grainy footage that will be his undoing. David and his wife are … Continue reading

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Scooby And The Gang Meet Modern Day Horrors

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If you’ve visited social media at all this past weekend you more than likely came across one or two of these awesome animations showing Scooby, Shaggy and the gang facing off against some of our most favorite modern day horror icons. If you’ve missed it then check these out:

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SyFy Channel Gears Up For The Halloween Season

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Love it or hate it, we all watch it. Don’t try to say you don’t. The SyFy Channel has become a staple of Halloween season TV viewing with its annual ’31 Days of Halloween’ programming slate and they have sent out a press release outlining some of the high points of what is heading our way. Read on: Syfy’s 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the series premieres of “Z Nation” on September 12 … Continue reading

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‘Saw: The Complete Film Collection’ Heading Our Way

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Surprised it has taken Lionsgate this long but word has come down that they are finally releasing a complete collection of their wildly popular ‘Saw’ franchise. Sept. 23rd is when we can look for this one. Details are pretty sparse but what we do know is that the collection will feature all 7 films in their ‘uncut’ versions. I would assume that the special features that appeared on the original versions of all the discs … Continue reading

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Check Out This Disgusting Opening Scene From ‘Septic Man’

Not real sure what to make of this one. It truly is disgusting and if this is your cup of tea – knock yourself out. What we have here is the opening scene of ‘Septic Man’ which stars Jason Brown, Molly Dunsworth, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings and Stephen McHattie and from what I can see from this clip – a whole lot of feces. Ok, ew!

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Specs Show Up For TCM-40th Anniversary Disc – And They Are Amazing

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Dark Sky Films passed along the final word on packaging and special features for that 40th Anniversary Version of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and they are as epic as we had hoped. The press release explains it best so read on and salivate: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition Exclusively Available Through Gorgon-Video.com Starting September 16th

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Full Trailer For ‘The Guest’ Arrives On Our Doorstep

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We’ve talked about ‘The Guest’ a little a couple of weeks back. At that time we had a nice little teaser that just wet our whistle a bit for what the future might hold. Good news for you all tonight though – the full trailer just dropped and it’s…well, see for yourself: Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett whose last team up gave us the awesome ‘You’re Next’- ‘The Guest’ is on … Continue reading

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About Dave Dreher

A life long fan of horror I have had the privilege of working with horror legend Tom Savini for the last 15 years. I have also done web work for Dick Smith and Vincent Guastini. The last 5 years or so I have been the lead writer and reviewer for HOUSE OF HORRORS and am now proud to be lead reporter here at HNN..
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