Fear Itself Sucks

Yeah! You like that title? Feel the fire!

I'm going to cut Stuart Gordon's episode, Eater, a little slack because it was better than the four previous episodes. Plus, I'm a fan. I even liked his Dreams in the Witch House adaptation for Masters of Horror. Like Masters of Horror, though, Fear Itself more or less lived up to my expectations and I have a few thoughts about how they might make it better.

The latest theatrical trailer for the first person POV "Quarantine"

The theatrical trailer for "Quarantine" is haunting me. It keeps popping up as if to mock me. In my never ending quest to hate on all remakes without question (and be cynical in general), I MUST have negative feelings for this remake of "[REC]". There's also that whole first person zombie debacle that shall remain nameless. It may have soured me forever! Here's my "Quarantine" problem, I can't find a valid reason to hate it!

Site Notes, Bloggers and Birthdays

Hey folks, just wanted to drop by today with a few site notes about some stuff coming up over the next few weeks.

First off, you probably noticed that we have brought two new bloggers on board. When you get the chance, be sure to welcome Bryan and Christine to the fold by commenting on their intro posts. They both come well qualified and ready to hit you upside the head with pop culture detritus, so be sure to stay tuned for that.

Warren Ellis - Crècy

In 1346 near the town of Crècy France, the English attacked with 16,000 men. The French retaliated with 80,000 men. The English won.

Warren Ellis, creator of such counter culture classics as "Transmetropolitan" as well as Super Hero books as well gives us the one-shot Graphic Novel from Avatar Press, "Crècy". Teaming up with artist Raulo Càceres, Ellis us tells the gritty details of the battle from the perspective of a lowly peasant turned longbowman.

Horror Headlines 7/9/08

I would like to welcome Bryan and Christine to our blogging fold this morning. Scroll down for their intro posts, and be sure to show them some love in the comments!

"The Strangers" director Brian Bertino has now signed on to direct two more thrillers, in addition to the film "Green Eyes" and a sequel to "The Strangers" that he also has floating around. I guess having a movie that makes 6 times it's money back at the box office is good for your career. Who would have thought!

Xavier Gens, who is somehow the darling of the horror community despite making two AWFUL films ("Frontier(s)", "Hitman") has another horror project on his plate. It's called "The Horde", and is about zombies who crash a party between a bunch of cops and gangsters. Kind of sounds exactly like the Japanese film "Junk", but considering the derivative nature of his past work, that doesn't surprise me all that much.

Joss Whedon to make horror film called "Cabin in the Woods". At the link he also talks about a handful of other projects he's working on.

In Real People News: 

I thought this went without saying, but I guess we have to revisit it. Just because old people are not babies, doesn't mean you can leave them in a car on a hot day with the windows rolled up. Okay? Please add that to the list, thank you.

During filming for the "Bruno" movie, Sasha Bara Cohen actually tricked 1,500 cage fighting fans in Arkansas into watching dudes make out with each other. The fighters came out to fight, and began to make out, which caused the sweaty redneck crowd to erupt in anger. I wasn't that excited about this movie until now... but I HAVE to see the looks on these guy's faces. And on an unrelated note, this story should continue our trend of popping up on gay porn related google searches.

I'm not sure if this kid thought he was going to get away from this or not, but he apparently thought it was a good idea to drop off cookies laced with LSD to several police departments in the Dallas-Fortworth area. Given that cops are naturally suspect of any food dropped off to them, they immediately had them tested for drugs. I guess you can only eat so many "spit-burgers" before you lose faith in all food given to you by strangers.

On this day in history: 

1997: Mike Tyson banned from boxing for one year, and fined $3M for biting Evander Holyfield's ear off.

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