Category Archives: Horror

‘Zombieland 2: Double TaP’ Trailer Drops

Sony has released the Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer. The long gestating sequel is finally coming and here is your first look. Check it out below:

The official blurb:

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ returning to HHN

Killer Klowns From Outer Space are returning to Universal’ s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), this time as a house. This a return of sort for the cult MGM film property to HHN. After the successful and extremely popular Scare Zone last year, the Killer Klowns will now have their own house for HHN 29.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

Send in the klowns! The Killer Klowns are returning to Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new side-splitting haunted house. The crazed klowns are back to wreak havoc and remind you why you were afraid of clowns in the first place.

Story

Go beyond the mayhem and madness of last year’s wildly popular scare zone and step right up for an entire haunted house experience based on the cult classic film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. This new experience will feature a gaggle of new characters including the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla, as well as new scenery like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims.

Throughout the house your sense of fear will be triggered by your sense of smell as you encounter strong whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. Don’t be fooled though, these otherwise pleasant aromas are a sign of the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you as you move from scene to scene.

Try to evade them or you’re likely to end up captured in one of their cotton candy cocoons and doomed to a terrible fate. There will be no escaping the big teeth of the Big Top.

This was My Favorite Scare Zone last year. What did you think of it? Are you excited for the house this year? Check the announcement video below:

This Year Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights to Feature ‘Ghostbusters’ House

Its official folks! Ghostbusters are coming back to Universal Orlando and this time its for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Get ready for mass hysteria, cats and dogs living together.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Website:

For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in a new haunted house.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, you’ll jump through the movie screen of the original 1984 film and walk through some of your favorite scenes like the New York Public Library, the Temple of Gozer and more.

In this haunted house, you’ll be transported to the streets of New York as the rift between worlds opens, releasing ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms in every shape and size. Come face-to-face with the voracious Slimer, the all-power Gozer the Gozerian, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more.

Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston will have to save the day as these paranormal creatures materialize in unexpected places – but will their proton packs be enough?

HNN takes place from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2,  with a vengeful 80s theme, 10 haunted houses, and 5 scare zones, not to mention exclusive food and merchandise it should be to die for.

Michael Myers Will Return in Two ‘Halloween’ Sequels in 2020 and 2021.

Michael Myers came back to Haddonfield and Cinemas in a big way last year with David Gordon Green’s Halloween, a direct sequel to the 1978 classic slasher film of the same name. The film also saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis in the role of Laurie Strode. The film opened to a healthy $76 million and went on to gross $255 million worldwide off a $10 million budget. Not too shabby. With that kind of success its know surprise that Halloween is getting not one, but two sequels.

Series creator and producer John Carpenterhas taken to Twitter to announce back-to-back Halloween sequels. On October 16, 2020, we’ll get Halloween Kills followed by Halloween Ends on October 15, 2021, to cap of this new trilogy of films. There are no further details about how the story will followup Halloween (2018) beyond it continuing the story of Laurie Strode (Curtis) and Michael Myers within the Halloween Franchise. Green will return to direct. Per the press release, Halloween Kills is written by David Gordon Green & Danny McBride & Scott Teems while Halloween Ends is written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, and Paul Brad Logan and Chris BernierJudy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to return alongside Curtis, playing her daughter and granddaughter respectively.

It will be fascinating to see how the narrative will play out over the next two installments, but it looks like Michael is here stalk in October for at least the next two years. Given the great relationship between Blumhouse and Universal not only with Horror films but creatively having collaborated previously on Scare Zones and House for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) Events in Orlando and California. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the films inclusion in future HHN Events in 2020 and 2021, to coincide with the release of the films.

Here’s the announcement video:

Image via Universal Pictures / Blumhouse

WB Drops Final ‘It: Chapter 2’ Trailer

WB Press Release:

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.”

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) stars as Beverly, James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) as Bill, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.

Muschietti directed the film from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”) based on the novel IT by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee produced the film, with Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg serving as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”). The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Shazam!,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “IT”).

New Line Cinema presents, a Vertigo Entertainment/Rideback Production, an Andy Muschietti film, “It Chapter Two.” The film is slated for release in theaters and IMAX on September 6, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Check out the trailer below:

Just Announced ‘Yeti: Terror Of The Yukon’ House Sees The Return Of The Yeti Motif to HHN

Universal Studios Orlando has announced Yeti: Terror of the Yukon house for this years Halloween Horror Nights. This new take on the Yeti comes from the creatives behind last year’s Attack of the Swamp Yeti that was featured in the Slaughter Cinema house.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Website:

From the evil geniuses (they paid me to say that) who brought you Attack of the Swamp Yeti in last year’s grindhouse-themed Slaughter Sinema house comes a frightening new take on the fear-inducing folklore of the wild Yeti. But beware, because this experience will trade B-movie scares for bloodthirsty terror that will send you running in the opposite direction. The snows will be red with blood in the Yeti: Terror of the Yukon haunted house coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights this year.

Story

Deep in the remote tundra of the Yukon, loggers and trappers seek refuge from the frigid grip of an arctic blizzard. But out in the darkness, a terror lurks far more dangerous than the deluge of snow and ice. These unfortunate souls have intruded into a territory that is haunted by their worst nightmares. Enter a logging camp that’s been torn apart, floors caked with snow, bones and gore. Right outside, screams are frozen on the faces of those who fled the towering monsters only to succumb to the elements. But there is no escape from beasts as brutal as the winter.

The Yetis

Just when you thought the only thing to fear was the elements, an icy terror will descend over you. Cringe at the trail of blood leading to caves none have lived to see. As you enter the labyrinth of caves, you’ll hear the screaming echoes of those who couldn’t escape the inevitable. If you survive long enough to see the end, you’re likely to find the remains of those who came before you and meet their same demise. You’re in Yeti territory now. They’re stone cold vicious and will stop at nothing for a taste of blood. If the cold doesn’t get you, they will.

First ‘Doctor Sleep’ Teaser Reveals ‘the Shining’ Sequel

WB Press Release:

“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past. “Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”). The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.” Slated for release in North America on November 8, 2019, and globally beginning on October 30, 2019, “Doctor Sleep” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Check out the trailer below:

Universal Orlando Wants to Take You to New ‘Depths of Fear’ with Aquatic Themed House for HHN 29

Universal Orlando has announced a new aquatic themed house for HHN 29, Depths of Fear. This is one of many water houses that Universal has had throughout the years including last year’s Seeds of Extinction, whereas you can expect to get wet at some point during your walk-through.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

If you have a fear of water and what lies beneath, your skin will crawl with this new haunted house at  Halloween Horror Nights. Depths of Fear mixes all the elements of the unknown with underwater elements, monstrous creatures and a countdown to a disastrous fate.

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The workers of a deep-sea mining company have found themselves in a dire situation. They’ve delved too deep and encountered a parasitic race of creatures that turn out to be deadly. Panic ensues as you find yourself encountering infected miners and acidic creatures. The pressure builds as the self-destruct sequence counts down to the inevitable implosion of the facility.

“Mouthbrooders”

As you venture further into the depths, you’ll encounter the creatures known only as the “Mouthbrooders.” Picture being trapped in a claustrophobic mining installation underwater with a countless number of these slithering monsters. Your worst nightmares will come to life as these fiends spew flesh-eating acidic eggs at human hosts, and you witness miners being driven mad by the infection.

‘Nightingales: Blood Pit’ House Announced For HHN

Universal Studios Orlando has announced its first original house for this years Halloween Horror Nights, Nightingales: Blood Pit. It sounds like a great mash-up, Gladiators vs. Bloody Thirsty Nightingales.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

Imagine yourself transported back to Ancient Rome where a ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment. Add in bloodthirsty creatures and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Nightingales: Blood Pit – an all-new haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Here’s what you need to know about the next chapter in this fan-favorite original storyline of the nightingales.

Story

Ancient Rome is suffering its worst drought in centuries. The ruthless emperor has declared the gladiatorial games to continue nonstop until the rains return. The gruesome bloodshed of the games is horrifying enough, but then come the creatures.

The Nightingales

As the blood soaks into the earth, the nightingales feed on the dead and dying. The nightingales are a grisly race of creatures that have been here since the dawn of time. You may think you’re familiar with their past feeding frenzies, but you haven’t seen them like this. You’ll try to survive alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales tear into their victims and notice that fresh blood has come into their midst…

-HHN Website

‘Stranger Things’ to Return to Dominate HHN Again This Year

Strangers Things, fan favorite and dare I say most popular IP House from last year’s HHN is returning again this year. This time the house will focus on the events of seasons 2 and 3 of the extremely popular Netflix Series.

Announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Webite:

Okay, mouthbreathers, get ready! Netflix’s Stranger Things is returning to Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights.

This year, you’ll experience an all-new haunted house where you will travel back to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana and walk-through some of the most terrifying scenes from Stranger Things 2 and 3.

Not only will you come face-to-face with snarling Demodogs, but you will also make your way through iconic scenes and locations, from Chief Hopper’s cabin to the Starcourt Mall.

And the best part? This new version of the Stranger Things haunted house is also coming to our sister park, Universal Studios Hollywood. The haunted houses on both coasts will parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985. And to prepare for the scares, don’t forget to watch Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 on July 4, 2019.

Check out the video announcement below:

Last year the Stranger Things house was hands down one of my favorites. It was also the most sought out house by HHN guests with the most extreme wait times exceeding 60-100 minutes just on the sold-out opening night alone. Its easily among my top three houses of last year along with Poltergeist, and Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. What did you think of it last year? Are you excited for its return?