Episode 33 - "Ginger Snaps"

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This week we get in touch with our inner menstruating lycans with the 2000 film "Ginger Snaps".

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Horror Headlines 6/30/08

The Lost Boys II: The Tribe" will make it's debut at this year's ComicCon. It's worth reading the article at the link just to try and figure out of the poster is seriously as excited about this as he acts. It's bizarre.

First one-sheet for Saw V, which prominently features a man's creepy chest hair. Sweet. The film will be released this Halloween, and this will probably be my last post about it until about a week from release. So, enjoy it while it lasts.

The indie flick "Small Town Folk", starring "Freak Out" star Dan Palmer, is now out in the UK, and has apparently been re-edited for it's official release with extra gore and naked ladies. Can't say they don't know their audience.

Apparently Helena Bohnam Carter, Tim Burton's wife and oft muse, will be joining McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". Although I'm very wary of this fourth installment, casting Carter is always a good thing. She got robbed of best supporting actress at this year's Oscars for her performance in "Sweeney Todd". Anyhoo, nice to see her returning to the genre.

In Real People News: 

Nothing like a little bestiality to start out your work week. A 57 year old Tulsa woman has been arrested for making over 150 home movies featuring herself doing unnatural things with three different dogs. The worst part? She was caught when her son stumbled onto one of the videotapes. Should make Thanksgiving dinner rather awkward this year.

The Batman curse continues, as the Batman ride at the Georgia Six Flags has decapitated a 17 year old, who had jumped two fences to get back into the park after lunch. That now makes two people that have died on/because of the same ride at the same park.

Florida man dies after drinking 23 shots of Vodka in 30 minutes. The genius bartender cut him off after 23 shots, at which point the man stood up and promptly collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On this day in history: 

1520: Half of Cortez's men are slaughtered by an Aztec mob fater they looted the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. The ultimate irony is that they weren't able to get away due to all of the gold and treasure they were carrying.

Box Office Special - Halfway Home

This weekend was the 26th out of 52 for 2008. And now that we're halfway to 2009, it's time to make some observations about the slate of horror films that have been offered up thus far.

Critical Flameout: Laura Kern on "Wicked Lake"

I was a little surprised to find a review for "Wicked Lake," a new horror release from Fever Dream, in this week's New York Times. I tend to be on top of the upcoming horror slate and here was something I hadn't heard peep about. Typically, that's a bad sign.

Critical Flameout

Like a lot of horror fans, I've learned to temper my expectations when wading into the review sections of mainstream publications. In general, genre films often get the short end of the stick when it comes to critical attention upon release, and the lower the marketing budget the lower the amount of attention that editors seem to pay. This is why sites like Bloody Good Horror exist, of course: to fill in the holes in coverage for niche film audiences.

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