Apocalypse Mixtape Part VII: The Final Sacrifice

The Cold War was the war that just kept on giving. The space race, Yakov Smirnoff, Invasion U.S.A.; none of these would exist without the paranoia and constant fear that with the press of a button the world would be reduced to a cinder and we'd all start wearing clothes made out of used tires and spikes, driving sweet tricked-out dune buggies and fighting in a gladiator ring for the pleasure of Tina Turner.

Welcome to the Comic Century

Unless you've been napping for the last couple of years, you've probably noticed that superheros have become a mainstay at the theater. This weekend, "The Incredible Hulk" becomes the second of Marvel Entertainment's properties to hit screens in 2008, and other comic properties will follow soon thereafter. The flow of comic book adaptations hasn't always been this strong though, and in fact, toward the end of the 20th century, one wouldn't have been out of line for thinking we'd never see some of comic's biggest names put to film.

Horror Headlines 6/10/08

Megan Good talks both "Saw V" and "Unborn". She'll be starring in both films this year. In the interview she talks about the challe... oh who am I kidding, I only linked to it because she's super hot. Enjoy.

Have you heard of this Korean movie called "Butcher"? "Butcher" is a "Hostel" type film told entirely from the POV of the victim. Apparently the Koreans didn't get the memo that "Hostel" type films are so out this year. France, if you would kindly pass it along once you're done with it that would be great, thanks.

Samurai Zombie Western, 'Nuff said. The film just finished shooting and they're aiming to be done with post some time in September. In the meantime, if you're looking for more Zombie Samurai I have to recommend the Japanese film "Versus". Check it out, it's good stuff.

Attack of the Show's Blair Butler has shot a pilot for VH1 called America's Next Top Zombie Idol. Now I'm all for more Horror on television screens, but that's just stupid.

In Real People News: 

Scientists at the McMurdo base in Antarctica have just received their final shipment of supplies before their long sunless winter, and it contains 16,500 condoms. If the crew is anything like the one depicted in "The Thing", this may not be as awesome as it sounds. The thought of Keith David nuzzling up next to me on a cold Antarctic evening is just about the most terrifying mental image I've ever had.

There's a reason why laypeople like you and I don't use Molotov cocktails... It's really easy to light yourself on fire like a dumbass. This is really the kind of thing you should leave to mafia henchmen and Grand Theft Auto characters.

Australia bans the sale of bongs, so enterprising headshop owner relabels them as "water pourers". Nice. Also, major lolz to the author for using the term "cannibas addict". To quote the immortal Bob Saget, have you ever sucked dick for weed? I didn't think so.

Baby born with second penis on his back, and mom has it removed. Bummer, when that kid grew up he would have been able to have one hell of a threeway.

On this day in history: 

1881: A phantom vessel appears in the sky to the passengers and crew of the ship Bacchante, including Price Albert Victor and Prince George, both sons of the Prince of Wales.

Horror Headlines 5/10/08

"Donkey Punch" trailer!. Can you possibly resist finding out exactly what this movie is about? I didn't think so.

"25/8" set vids. "25/8" is Wes Craven's newest project which is currently filming. The videos at the link involve some stuntwork with an ambulance, as well as a pretty cool little explosion. The film is about a serial killer who returns to his hometown to stalk 7 children who were born on the day he was supposedly executed.

Another poster for Frank Miller's "Spirit". This one features Eva Mendez as the character "Sand Saref". Wait, what? I like Frank Miller just as much as the next guy but that's the stupidest thing I've ever typed on this site.

Rogue Pictures is reportedly talking about making plans for a sequel to "The Strangers". No surprise considering the film has already made three times it's budget back. We'll keep you updated as it comes in.

In Real People News: 

Beer bottle solar panels appeal to both the alcoholic and the environmentalist in me... and I like that.

If you're going to steal a family's lawnmower, it might be a good idea to find out if they own the world's heaviest dog or not. Just saying, could be helpful.

There is a black market in Tanzania for the body parts of Albinos. I have no idea about all of that, but we did have an albino cook at my college and he freaked me out. That is all.

On this day in history: 

1692: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts after having been convicted of "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries." Bishop is just the first casualty of what will come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials.

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