What’s your pleasure reader? A new chapter of cenobite pain and perversion, I hope.
Today saw the first full trailer drop for Hulu’s new reboot of the Hellraiser series with the simply titled Hellraiser (2022). After a teaser in August, we’ve gotten the first look in full at Jamie Clayton’s Pinhead, as well as a few glimpses of the suffering that awaits those who open the Lament Configuration.
Written by Ben Collins of Super Dark Times and The Night House and directed by one of the V/H/S series mainstay producers David Bruckner, the next installment in the Hellraiser franchise sees a young woman named Riley pursued by the leader of the cenobites, Pinhead, following the disappearance of Riley’s brother.
Actress Jamie Clayton, known for her role as Nomi in Sense8, has big shoes to fill as only one of four actors to play Pinhead. In the novella The Hellbound Heart, Pinhead is described as femme presenting, so this change in casting might suggest an interest in drawing more from Clive Barker’s literary mythos for a new series, and a step away from the franchise’s current lore. A welcome change in my book; let’s get away from the satellite lasers and video game hells, yeah?
Hellraiser releases exclusively on Hulu this October 7th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HORROR PRESS! Celebrating One Year and Looking Back on Our Finest Articles
If you had told me a year ago I would still be chained up to a haunted computer in the basement of an even more haunted mansion in Asbury Park, I would have laughed!
Well, hindsight is 20/20 kids.
All jokes aside, it really has been a landmark year for us here at Horror Press. What started as a blog with a handful of horror fiends has become a well-oiled, bloodthirsty editorial machine. I’m genuinely so proud of everyone here at Horror Press for the top-notch content they’re constantly producing. Just a remarkable gang of horror film buffs!
And an equally important part of this was, well, you! What is writing without someone to read it? With barely a handful of regular readers, we cultivated over 14,500+ followers on Tiktok and over 8,000 followers on Twitter. That’s not mentioning our Instagram following, which has grown to over 3500+ followers (horror censoring algorithm be damned, we’re still in this game whether Facebook likes it or not!).
And really, we couldn’t have done any of this without the help of you lovely, lovely horror fanatics out there, so thank you. And stay tuned for more special giveaways on the horizon!
But now that we’ve hit an entire year, we fondly look back on our favorite articles of the year and give you guys a curated list of the best HP has to offer. So, let’s remember…
I wrote a fair bit about Scream this year, but I enjoyed doing this review the most, even if just for the experience of seeing it with everyone in the theatre. And you all seemed to enjoy it too! Who can resist those rascally Ghostface Killers?
Finding Queer Safety in Brian De Palma’s Carrie, and Rising Up Against Abuse
Abigail Waldron, author of Queer Screams examined her deeply personal relationship with an ex, tattoos, and the tale of Carrie White.
Meditating on Doffing the Shackles of Otherness with Let The Right One In
Miles Mendoza, one of our latest crew members on this ghost ship of the damned (translation: fun passion project where we get to wear pirate hats) came out the gate swinging with my favorite article from Vamp-tober!
When Tiffany Hosted the Battle of the Streaming Services Between Shudder & Screambox
This definitive article by our TikTok spearhead Tiffany Taylor that you should consult to decide which streaming service to buy for you or the horror head in your life has all the information you need to know about the big two.
Thinking About Messy Marriages and Master Vampires in Jakob’s Wife
HP regular and Boulet Brothers’ Dragula correspondent Alex Warrick wrote this wonderful article on Jakob’s Wife, the stifling nature of stagnant relationships, and being Barbara Crampton (see: forever badass).
That Hotly Anticipated M3gan Review That Confirmed Everyone’s Expectations
Until my shackles get loosened— I mean, until the next anniversary, it’s been quite a time. Thanks again for all the love; we hope you’ll stick around and keep an eye out for Horror Press as we continue to grow and give you the news, articles, and merch you crave!
Back to the grind(house), horror fans!
Fangoria: The #1 Magazine Subscription for Horror Fans
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Here at Horror Press, we are longtime fans of Fangoria. Between the iconic merchandise, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, the magazine that began a prolific horror empire, and more, Fangoria creates content that speaks to fans of the macabre everywhere.
Because of our love of the brand, is it any wonder that we’ve teamed up?
Now, you, dear fans of Horror (Press), can save 20% at Fangoria with discount code: HORRORPRESSLLC.
Look at this amazing cover art by @GhoulishGary exclusive to Subscribers for the January issue!
What is Fangoria?
Founded in 1979, Fangoria holds the title of the longest-running horror-centric magazine in the world. Its famous pages have even appeared in horror productions such as Friday the 13th Part III, Gremlins, Brainscan, Seed of Chucky, and, most recently, Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club, among many others.
Inside the glossy pages of Fangoria magazine, you’ll find high-resolution images from your favorite horror films, exclusive interviews, peeks behind the scenes, recommendations for horror reading, and more.
One of my favorite things about Fangoria is all the coverage explaining how special effects artists achieve different looks. Legendary masters of the craft, such as Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero, are only a tiny sample of the experts featured in Fangoria to give insight into their work.
With all this macabre magazine has to offer, treat yourself or your favorite horror buff to the ultimate gift of horror via a subscription to Fangoria+.
What Comes with a Fangoria Subscription?
A one-year subscription to Fangoria comes with more than 400 pages of horror, as 100-page magazines oozing with gruesome goodness are delivered every three months. These collectible issues contain content that you will not find online. Keep an eye out for the magazines which include a poster inside!
— Jillian Kristina (@RootDownTarot) October 15, 2022
You’ll also get a “Mini Fango” periodically sent to your email via the Terror Teletype newsletter, written by none other than Phil Nobile Jr. These emails include horror news, updates to the Fangoria archives, where covers from the last forty years of horror coverage are regularly added, links to the weekly crossword, and more.
Finally, Fangoria+ subscribers are given first access to merchandise releases and opportunities for exclusive giveaways.
How Much Does Fangoria Cost?
This bounty of incredible, ghastly content usually costs $6.66 monthly or $79.99 for the year, but because you’re a Horror Press reader, use HORRORPRESSLLC as a discount code at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order. That brings the year total down from $79.99 to $63.99 (before applicable taxes and shipping, of course).
While we cannot recommend enough the Fangoria+ subscription for horror fans everywhere, the discount code works for almost everything in the Fangoria shop. So, this means merch and single issues too!
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