Watch: Truth or Dare trailer

By Alex Wiggan It’s trailer time! The first official trailer for Truth or Dare has arrived. The two and a half minute clip – which you can watch below – offers up a look at the new horror movie from director Jeff Wadlow. Produced by Jason Blum/Blumhouse, Truth or Dare focuses on a group of college students haunted by spirits … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie in the works

By Alex Wiggan A movie based on ‘90s Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark? is in the works. According to Variety, Paramount Players – a new division of Paramount Pictures – is interested in developing the film, with ‘It’ screenwriter, Gary Dauberman overseeing the script. Dauberman will also produce the movie, alongside Matt Kaplan. Revolving around the Midnight … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #68: Is Universal’s Dark Universe dead?

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! The future of Universal Pictures’ Dark Universe is not looking good. In fact, in its current/proposed form it very well could be dead. At the beginning of the year, Universal had grand schemes for its Dark Universe; rolling out a new film in the shape of the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy and boasting a roster … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #63: 270 days of Halloween – Days 136 to 270

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! Happy Halloween! This edition of The Honcho Round-up follows on from The Honcho Round-up #31, so if you’ve not read the previous ‘270 days’ post then you may wish to stop reading, go back and catch up. Trust me, it puts everything I’m about to talk about into context. Still with me? OK, then welcome … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #15: What’s your favourite scary movie?

By Alex Wiggan Happy Halloween, boils and ghouls! For today’s Tuesday Talking Point I’m keeping the topic really simple – I want to know, what’s your favourite scary movie? What’s the film that above all other films creeps you out no matter how many times you watch it? Maybe Friday the 13th frightens you into submission? Maybe Witchfinder General has … Continue reading

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Robert Englund calls time on Freddy

By Alex Wiggan 33 years after he first took on the role of horror icon, Freddy Krueger, actor Robert Englund has officially ruled out another return to Elm Street. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Englund said: “I’m too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #13: Is horror the new black?

By Alex Wiggan A few weeks ago, The Tuesday Talking Point discussed the renewed interest in Stephen King stories, spurred on by the box office success of ‘It’. The question posed for that particular edition of The Tuesday Talking Point was: What Stephen King book would you like to see adapted (or remade) next? A few weeks on and with … Continue reading

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Universal’s Dark Universe on hold – for the moment

By Alex Wiggan Earlier this year, Universal’s Dark Universe got underway with the big screen release of the Tom Cruise-starring horror adventure, The Mummy. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t achieve the critical reception that Universal might have hoped and this appears to have had a knock-on effect for entry No.2: Bride of Frankenstein. Today, Universal has announced it is placing Bride … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #57: Flatliners – What the critics think

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! Another week, another movie release and another remake of a cult classic from the ‘90s. This time the film in question is a remake of the Joel Schumacher directed horror/thriller, Flatliners. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Flatliners stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, James Norton and Keifer Sutherland and follows a similar storyline to the original … Continue reading

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Horror tees for Halloween from Honcho-SFX

By Alex Wiggan Evening! Is it Halloween yet? No? Oh. Well, while we wait patiently for the big Halloween weekend, today I thought I’d serve up some T-shirt suggestions that you might like to consider this spooktastic season. As much as I’m a fan of dressing up for Halloween, I do appreciate the simple fact that not everyone wants to … Continue reading

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