Horror News Roll Call (3/17/2023) – Smile 2, Lance Reddick RIP, and more…

Make Horror News Roll Call your daily stop for headlines from the horror entertainment world. Each day, the Doc, Dave, and the Grue-Crew will gather the horror news of the day. Enjoy! Leave your comments below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Legendary set to remake FACES OF DEATH with Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery.

Faces of Death was one of the first viral video tapes, and we are so lucky to be able to use it as a jumping off point for this exploration of cycles of violence and the way they perpetuate themselves online,” said Mazzei and Goldhaber in a statement.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Director Parker Finn scores a First-Look deal with Paramount Pictures – Smile 2 in the works?

“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the Paramount family. Brian Robbins, Michael Ireland, Daria Cercek and everyone at Paramount have been truly fantastic partners, and I am grateful for their support and belief in the theatrical experience. I look forward to continuing our collaboration on genre stories that take bold chances and subvert expectations,” said Finn.

Source: Deadline

“John Wick”, “Fringe” Actor Lance Reddick dies at age 60, also featured in Resident Evil, Godzilla vs Kong, American Horror Story

Lance Reddick, a prolific actor who played Charon in all four John Wick films and was a series regular on The Wire, Fringe and Bosch among dozens of other roles spanning a quarter-century, died today. He was 60. His rep at Portrait PR confirmed the news, saying he died of natural causes but not providing other details.

Source: Deadline

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.