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Chapter Two Of PENNY DREADFUL Production Blog Gets Into The Literature

Showtime has released its second installment in their PENNY DREADFUL production blog and this one delves into the shows ties to the classic horror literature. Pulling characters from DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, DR.JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY the show promises to blend things into a truly original horror premise. Still slated for a first quarter release in 2014 PENNY DREADFUL stars Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie … Continue reading

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Season Two Of HANNIBAL Gets A Premiere Date And Some Poster Art

NBC has announced when we’ll all get to be able catch up with Will and Hannibal as season two will kick off on Feb. 28th. A little sooner than most were expecting but it’s all good! A surprise hit for NBC the show follows the HANNIBAL mythos prior their meeting in the RED DRAGON era. Even more exciting than the start date is this pretty kick ass new artwork being used to herald the shows … Continue reading

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ROBOCOP Doesn’t Let Friends Drink And Drive

The new ROBOCOP reboot has chose an interesting path in their pursuit of letting fans know about its impending release. Part PSA and part commercial the following clip is slated to start airing across the county this evening. In case you don’t know the facts, here is what ROBOCOP will bring to the table:

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Trailer Appears For Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL

Finally we get some actual footage from the upcoming SHOWTIME series PENNY DREADFUL!! Starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Hearry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani Showtime gives us the following synopsis on what to expect: “The series draws from famous works of literature, posing that some of the most terrifying protagonists — Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula’s Van Helsing and more — come together in Victorian … Continue reading

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Trailer For HAUNT Is Creepy Fun

IFC Midnight picked up the rights to HAUNT earlier this fall and tonight I have the release details as well as a pretty creepy trailer to throw your way. Coming at us from director Mac Carter and starring Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson, Ion Skye, Danielle Churchran, Jan Broberg, Lauren Frandsen, and Aline Andrade HAUNT take us to a house in which the previous owners all died mysteriously and the new residents, through the … Continue reading

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New One Sheet For I, FRANKENSTEIN Gets Up Close And Personal

I’m still on the fence about this one. Big Aaron Eckhart fan but something about this one just leaves me feeling a little empty. I hope I’m wrong but I’ll find out in January with the rest of you. In the meantime tonight brings the debut of a brand new one sheet. Here’s a refresher from the press release:

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When Good Porn Goes Bad. A Trailer Shows Up For LUCKY BASTARD

Got some release news for you tonight on the found footage horror flick LUCKY BASTARD. We’ve talked about this one a few times it’s the one about the dude who wins a dream date through a p*rn website only to have things go oh so very wrong. Got the press release for you below along with the very NSFW trailer. Proceed at your own risk!! Gotham-based indie film distribution company CAVU Pictures will be releasing … Continue reading

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Following THE FOLLOWING: “Scene Of The Crime” Video Promos

Fox has released a series of short videos priming us for the upcoming second season of the hit Kevin Bacon vehicle. We are just about a month away for the premiere of Season Two as things will kick off on Jan. 19th when we will get a “preview epidsode” with the actual premiere of season two happening on Jan. 27th. These next six videos serve as a bit of a refresher on just exactly what … Continue reading

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Cover Art For MR. MERCEDES Revealed!

Just a few days ago I told you about the new Stephen King novel heading our way next summer. Titled Mr. Mercedes it will tell the following tale: n a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined … Continue reading

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DEVIL’S DUE Gets In The Holiday Mood

The folks behind the new flick DEVIL’S DUE have gone a created themselves a creepy little teaser and tied it into the Holiday season. Being presented to us by Eli Roth the synopsis goes like this: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to … Continue reading

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ODD THOMAS Gets An Odd Release

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Every now and then one of these films come along. It gets financed, shot, edited and then NOTHING! It sits there collecting dust for an extended period of time until eventually someone gets off their ass and picks the project up. ODD THOMAS is one of those films, kind of. Directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Anton Yelchin (that’s the dude that played Brewster in the Fright Night remake) this one has all the makings … Continue reading

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TNT Greenlights PROOF – A Supernatural Medical Drama

I think this may be a first. A supernatural medical drama? Can’t think of another show combining the medical and supernatural but I’m sure someone will email me with some show I overlooked. Regardless, PROOF is coming at us from TNT and it’s produced by Kyra Sedgwick and is said to “center on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who’s struggled with family issues including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of … Continue reading

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Our First Look At LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE

We talked about this one on HNR a few weeks back and we wondered than just exactly what LIFETIME might be up to making a Lizzie Borden flick. Well, tonight I can give you a look. LIFETIME has release a short 30 second tease for their upcoming premiere of LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE which stars Christina Ricci, Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall and will premiere on the network on Jan. 25th at 8 PM. … Continue reading

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Trailer for SMOTHERED Turns The Tables On Modern Horror Icons

So, what do we have here? The trailer for SMOTHERED has shown up and well, I don’t really know what to make of it but I’m intrigued. Billed as a horror/comedy and starring Kane Hodder, RA Milhailoff, Bill Moseley, Don Shanks, and Malcolm Danare it comes to us from director John Schneider (yeah, that John Schneider) and turns the table on these famed horror killers as they find themselves hunted by a group of crazy … Continue reading

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New Video Blog Take Us Behind The Scenes Of PENNY DREADFUL

Haven’t heard anything on the PENNY DREADFUL front for a while so this little update is more than welcome. PENNY DREADFUL you will remember is the new horror series coming at us from SHOWTIME. Kinda taking the spot once held by DEXTER, kinda. Not a whole hell of a lot is known about the story line behind PENNY DREADFUL but what we do know is that the series will take place in Victorian London and … Continue reading

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An All Star Cast Finds Themselves ENDANGERED

An overlooked sub genre in recent years has been the “nature run amok” arena but that’s all about to change. ENDANGERED looks like it’s moving closer to a release. It’s been hanging around on the shelf for a while which surprises me given the talent involved. The good news is that some sales art has been released and hopefully someone is going t pick this one up and get it out to the fans. STYD … 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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