The story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.
Alternate: “Locke & Key” tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. However, a devious creature is also after the keys, forcing the family to make a stand against evil.
With news of “Preacher” getting a pilot over at AMC, it reminded me of the heartbreak that ensued when FOX passed on the “Locke & Key” series, based on Joe Hills revolutionary comic.
In speaking with MTV, Hill talked about how the failed pilot is causing a huge headache for him and producers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
“It’s been snared in an endless series of contractual negotiations. Universal took a long, long time to come through with an acceptable contract for myself and IDW,” said Hill. “Now they’re dealing with a bureaucracy as labyrinthine and implacable as their own: FOX TV. Uni wants to avoid spending $25 million on a movie, and then have FOX steal their thunder by releasing a three-year-old pilot. READ MORE
A truly scary and spine-chilling installment, “Locke & Key: Alpha” #1 keeps the reader’s heart racing while taking their breath away. The deeply flawed Locke family stands together in an epic-sized battle against evil. With one issue away from the finale, the “Locke & Key” series gets ready to deliver an ending fans are anxiously awaiting. READ MORE
With the end in sight for IDW Publishing’s “Locke & Key”, let’s look back at how this simple family drama became an epic saga of supernatural horror, fantasy, and dark humor. To recover from the death of their father, three siblings move far away to KeyHouse, a mansion that screams of buried secrets and hidden corridors. Behind closed doors, there is a strangeness lurking in the shadows, waiting patiently to strike back at this dysfunctional family. READ MORE
IDW is going big this year for Comic-con International. You can head to their webstore to order the IDW con exclusives in advance. Some of the more intruiging items include the extremely limited “Edition: Best Of EC Covers Portfolio” and “Best Of EC Artist’s Edition” (limited to 250 copies each). On the less expensive side are the 100 copies each of the “Locke & Key high-quality pewter key replicas”, selling for $25 each. And, of course, a whole load of SDCC Exclusive variant covers. Check out all the details below. READ MORE
Universal has optioned Locke & Key, the absolutely incredible acclaimed supernatural comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, to develop as a feature film, the Hollywood Reporter writes.
“Locke & Key tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. However, a devious creature is also after the keys, forcing the family to make a stand against evil.”
The stories expanded to tell a bi-generational coming-of-age tale that encompasses heroism and tragedy, and thrills and chills.
Hill, who is the son of Stephen King and the author of such horror novels such as “Heart-Shaped Box” and the recent “NOS4A2,” won an Eisner for best writer, and the series has twice won the British Fantasy Award for best comic/graphic novel. READ MORE
As each installment draws closer to its grand finale, the reading experience of Locke & Key: Omega #5 will definitely leave you breathless. Once you get to know them, you will be rooting for the deeply flawed Locke family to make it out alive. As the “Locke & Key” series comes winding down, each issue delivers an unforgettable punch of story and art. READ MORE
“Locke & Key” was originally supposed to close with the current “Omega” story arc, but IDW made public over the weekend that there will in fact be more from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and I’m not complaining. “Locke & Key: Omega” will now run 5-issues as opposed to the 6 originally planned, and the series will conclude in with “Locke & Key: Alpha”, which consists of two oversized issues. It’s often a problem that creators are not given enough room to bring a series to a proper conclusion and IDW is keen on making sure fans of the Locke family get the ending they deserve.
The first of the forty-eight page issues will hit in August. READ MORE
As each installment gets better and better, there is no way readers can avoid a great issue as Locke & Key: Omega #4. Once you get to know them, you will be caring about the deeply flawed and relatable Locke family. As the “Locke & Key” series comes winding down, each issue packs a serious punch. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This fourth installment is all about books and comics…lots of comics! We’ve got a few behind-the-scenes looks at some of your favorite movies, some novels, and some collector’s editions for you to check out as well. A huge thank you to BD Comics guru Lonnie Nadler who shot me some great suggestions! His blurbs are credited as “LN”.
MUSIC / FILMS & TV / GAMES, TOYS & MERCH
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
So you’re back for some COMICS TO FEAST ON? Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than focus on every major comic hitting the shelves I’ll narrow it down to ten books that stand out from the rest. Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. If we’ve left out anything important, let us know what you’re stoked for in the comments. Read on for the skinny…
Amid the insanity drummed up by all the higher-profile projects at Comic Con this year, one of the more under-the-radar events at the convention this past week was a screening of the pilot for would-be Fox TV series “Locke & Key” – based on the comic book series created by Joe Hill – and a subsequent panel discussion that featured Hill, artist Gabriel Rodriguez, executive-producers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, director Mark Romanek, writer/executive-producer Josh Friedman, and cast members Jesse McCartney (Tyler Locke) and Harrison Thomas (Sam Lesser).
While some were expecting the presentation of the unaired pilot – which was rejected by Fox for inclusion on their Fall 2011 schedule – to be a bid for pickup elsewhere, it became apparent very early on that that was never the goal of those on the panel.
One of the favorite new comic books is Joe Hill’s (son of Stephen King) Locke & Key, which was picked up for series by Fox after the pilot episode was delivered by music video director mastermind Mark Romanek.
What’s the story? Based on the graphic novel by Hill, this suspenseful thriller follows a family in crisis as they move into a haunted house full of secrets, dangers and wondrous opportunities.
Below you’ll find a first look at the cast: Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Jesse McCartney (“Greek”), Skylar Gaertner. Not pictured: Nick Stahl (“Carnivale”), Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”).
My anticipation builds with each and every name added to the cast of Fox’s Locke & Key adaptation. Wait, you still haven’t read it? Why not?
Mark Romanek (who directed amazing music videos such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”) is getting behind the camera for the pilot episode.
Nice Girls TV reports that Russian beauty Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, CW’s “Nikita”) has landed a role alongside previously announced Miranda Otto, Sarah Bolger, Nick Stahl, Jesse McCartney, and Skylar Gaertner. Solo’s role is unknown but based on her looks she could be playing the main villain.
The story penned by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) follows Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children, Tyler (McCartney), Kinsey (Bolger), and Bode (Gaertner), who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.
Shooting is underway in Pittsburgh.
After an exhaustive search, actor-singer Jesse McCartney just landed the final role on Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key. He will play Ty, the eldest of the Locke children. It is a key role in the project as it is considered the male lead on the show, reports Deadline.
“Locke & Key,” from 20th TV, Kurtzman/Orci and DreamWorks TV, is based on Joe Hill’s comic. It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler (McCartney), Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode (Skylar Gaertner) who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants.
As Ty, McCartney will be able to show off his music talents. According to the character description, Ty was the closest with his dad and carries a special guilt for his father’s death. He isolates himself a bit by retreating into his music.
Genius Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot.
Now that “The Walking Dead” is rolling like a freight truck through AMC, my eyes are set on Fox’s Locke & Key, which next to “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher”, is one of my all-time favorite ongoing comics. Penned by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot presentation that has cast Miranda Otto as the mother and now Sarah Bolger (The Moth Diaries) will play her daughter Kinsey. The series will tell the story of Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals. I highly recommend reading. The art is beautiful.
I apparently missed a pretty damn important piece of news during the initial announcement that the great Mark Romanek would be directing the pilot episode of Fox’s Locke & Key TV series. It has been revealed that Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings) will be starring as Nina Locke, the drunk mother of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who all survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals. Josh Friedman penned the pilot. Casting is currently underway.
In celebration of the release of Joe Hill’s masterpiece, “HORNS”, we have a special look at the next installment of his ongoing comic series “LOCKE AND KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS”. Beyond the break you’ll find the first 6 pages of the issue as well as both the cover and the variant art!
Everyone I’ve known has had a pretty hectic week, between finals, holidays and weather woes…I think we should treat ourselves to some new comics? Crinminal Macabre: Cell 666 is supposed to come out but not confirmed which I really liked, the new fear agent is good so far and the Goon TPB is one of the best Goon stories. I also want to check out Giant Monster since it looks kind of crazy. What are you getting this week?
Another Wednesday brings new comic releases for us, a mostly thin list of comics coming out this week. Here are a couple that you might want to check out for: Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft #4 and Locke and Key Crown of Shadows #1. Strange Adventures is in it’s last issue and has been great up to this point and Crown of Shadows goes back to the well in this new story arc of Locke and Key. What are you going to get this week? Full list after the break.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are at it again, their next installment in the Locke and Key series starts this November. This story arc, Crown of Shadows, the living find uses and information from the dead… I have liked the series alot up to this point with it’s difference in story and somewhat odd art style. What do you think of Locke and Key? More info after the break…
Acclaimed novelist/filmmaker/painter Clive Barker is teaming up with IDW to make his return to comic books in October with “Clive Barker’s Seduth“. This especially horrific comic is presented with vivid 3-D effects, as Barker is joined by the Eisner-nominated art team of Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos (Locke & Key), along with co-writer Chris Monfette and 3-D art expert Ray Zone. READ MORE
Another week has gone by and the list is out for new releases. It is pretty slim on the horror front but the best thing to get would be the Locke and Key Vol 1 Welcome to Lovecraft trade paperback. I really enjoyed the series and I will admit it is much better in trade form…go BUY!
Joe Hill continues his successful run with IDW’s Locke and Key. Head Games #6 comes out July 1st and tries to do a flashback going into the tormented character of Ellie Whedon. More info after the break.