Happy Fourth of July, Earth!

Although I won't be drinking anything tonight thanks to my spectacular feats of consumption last night, I will still be refraining from treason all day. For our overseas friends, I've posted this video of The Great Kat to show you just what loving freedom is all about. Be safe everyone!

Horror Headlines 7/4/08

Happy 4th of July everyone. Here's your horror news to end out your week. We will not be doing a Podcast this week, but I will be sending a message to our listeners out over the feed today so check for that later. In the meantime, do us a major solid and if you like the show, search for it on iTunes and give us a review. The feedback will help us get new listeners. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Concept art and logo for McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". Man, I'm going to get sick of typing that title REAL quick. The PG-13 Terminator film is currently in production.

The dude who edits the DVD page over at IGN has had a feature film script picked up, based on "Down Satan", from Clive Barker's "Books of Blood". This, while another adaptation of Barker's, "Midnight Meat Train" is staring down the barrel of a severely limited release. The story concerns a man who attempts to build his own hell on earth in order to tempt God into revealing himself to him.

Mike Dougherty and co. are in talks with a new distributor about picking up his anthology film "Trick 'R Treat". It's original release date was this past Halloween, then it was shelved indefinitely, then dropped completely. Doughtery says we should "keep [our] severed fingers crossed".

Sam Raimi's "Drag me to Hell" is shooting for a release date of May 29th, 2009. The film is about a young woman who has a supernatural curse put on her by a gypsy, and will reportedly be rated R.

In Real People News: 

To celebrate the 4th of July I've got two videos for you today. The first one is a slideshow of the 20 most Unpatriotic album covers of all time. And the second one? How about a video of someone being "water boarded". You can thank Casey for sending me that one. Happy 4th, America!

Man's neighbors up in arms because he spelled out the word sodomy on his garage window with blue tape. And you thought your neighbor's lawn gnomes were offensive.

Viacom wants to know what you're watching on Youtube, and a judge has ordered Google to hand the information over. It's all part of Viacom's copyright infringement suit brought against Youtube in 2007. I guess it's time to cut back on all those videos of hot chicks playing Wii fit, isn't it you perv.

On this day in history: 

1054: A supernova suddenly appears in the constellation Taurus. It is so bright that for the first 23 days it is visible during the day. Then it gradually fades away, finally disappearing after a year or so. Today the remnants of this star are the Crab Nebula.

Stump the Band (REVIEW)

An all girl punk band is on tour. Traveling through the country side to their next gig, they stop for gas at a lonely little diner in the middle of nowhere. Gassed up, they hit the road once again with a new shortcut in mind to try. Once they hit the deep country they noticed they were swindled at the gas station and have run out of gas. What's an all girl punk band to do?

Horror Headlines 7/3/08

Val Kilmer has joined the cast of "Silver", a film about what happens when a young man has an out of body experience and risks losing his life forever. This is normally the part where I make a joke about how Kilmer is washed up, but I read someone say once that he walks around all day with Batman's utility belt filled with donuts, and I can't possibly think of anything funnier than that. So, there you go.

"Repo: A Genetic Opera", Darren Lynn Bousman's horror/rock/musical, will be released LIMITED on November 7th. The film is set in the future at a time where organs are loaned to people instead of given, and if they don't keep up with the payments a Repo-man gets sent after them. Lions Gate has been dilly dallying with this release date for a while now, so let's hope this one sticks.

Red-band trailer for "Asylum", a stalk and slash flick from David R. Ellis ("Final Destination 2", "Snakes on a Plane") which hits DVD July 15th.

I can't believe I haven't heard of "Eden Lake" yet. It's essentially a film about a UK couple who go on a camping trip, whose lives are shattered when their camp is encircled by out of control youths hellbent on violence and destruction. The film is already proving controversial, mainly because it is addressing a real life issue in the UK; youth gangs filled with feral children who are apparently wreaking havoc on the country. Sounds pretty creepy to me. Stills and poster at the link.

In Real People News: 

A 74 year old woman plowed her car through the front of a convenience store in LA last weekend, then got out and tried to buy a six-pack of Budweiser. I'm not sure why, but this is the most inspiring thing I've heard all week. I also find it strange she only went for a six-pack. Assuming she was trashed, that shows an enormous amount of restraint on her part.

Researchers in Poland are in trouble after using homeless people to test a controversial Bird-Flu vaccine. What? That sounds reasonable to me. That whole "screen door in a submarine" thing may not have worked out, but these guys may be on to something here.

Muslims in Scotland are up in arms about a local police ad which features an adorable puppy sitting in a police man's hat. They're pissed because in Islam, dogs are considered ritually "unclean", and some shop owners are refusing to display the ad. First freedom and now puppies? These guys have gone too far.

On this day in history: 

1971: Jim Morrison is found dead of an apparent heart attack in his Paris apartment bathtub. This on the same day that Val Kilmer decided to climb out from under a rock. Coincidence?. I think not.

George Carlin, More Than the Sum of his Words

George Carlin has been dead for almost two weeks now, and no one has mentioned it here on the site. I have wanted to since the day I heard the news, but things kept getting in my way and I wasn't able to. Luckily for me, this pre-Holiday week at work is starting to grind to a halt so I've found myself with some free time to speak my piece.

I'm sure by now you've all been refreshed on why exactly Carlin is a god among Comedians, and the way that he bucked the system in the 60's by essentially "joining" the counter culture. So I figured I'd just share a personal anecdote.

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