This Week in Horror News

by Joe Meyers

Here’s a quick Friday recap of the happenings in the Horror World this week:

  • Netflix has announced their critically-acclaimed, crime drama series “Mindhunter” will return for a second season.
  • A third season for Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has also been officially announced this morning.
  • In a recent interview, with my old home town’s Charleston City Paper, Danny McBride talks about his desire to focus on a sense of dread and tension over gore and ultra-violence for the new Halloween film.
  • Deadline reported Michael Green & Bryan Fuller exited the Starz series “American Gods” this week, rumored to be over a budget dispute for Season 2.
  • Variety announced the FOX series “Ghosted”, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, has been picked up for six additional episodes and Paul Lieberstein is joining the show as the new executive producer and showrunner.
  • While speaking with TimesTalks, Guillmero del Toro revealed his only real professional regret was declining an offer from Universal to take creative control over their Monsters in what would eventually become the “Dark Universe.”
  • As first revealed during AMC’s “Talking Dead” this past Sunday night, Lennie James’ character Morgan will be crossing over from “The Walking Dead” to the spin-off “Fear The Walking Dead” in Season 4 of that series.
  • Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have set January 11, 2019 as the release date for their “Hellboy” reboot. The film stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Daniel Dae Kim with Neil Marshall as director.
  • Per The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Williamson of “Scream” fame has made a straight-to-series order with CBS All-Access for “Tell Me A Story.” The concept is based off a show that aired on Spanish TV network Antena tres, from Marcos Osorio Vidal, Gustavo Malajovich and Hernan Goldfrid. “Tell Me A Story” will take familiar fairy tale characters and plots and twist them into a dark psychological horror-thriller.
  • In an exclusive, Dread Central reported the documentary “The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday” will give us a look at the making of Adam Marcus’ “Jason Goes To Hell” just in time for that film’s 25th anniversary.

Be sure to check out our latest episode early next week, where we’ll touch on some of these news items and more.

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