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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Horror Headlines 6/9/08

Adam Sandler to make horror films? Apparently he's starting a production company called "Scary Madison" (get it?) designed to make genre films. The first one will be titled "Shortcut" and will be directed by "Grandma's Boy" director Nicholaus Goosen.

Greg Nicotero says Alexandre Aja's "Piranha" remake will have plenty of 3D boobs and blood for fans to feast on. Man, these guys sure know how to get me excited for a remake.

Even more international posters for "The Happening". M. Night Shyamalan's latest tweest-fest debuts in theaters this Friday.

Lions Gate is teaming up with VH1 to do a reality show called "Scream Queens", where they promise that one luck lady will win a role on a "major" horror film from LG. I read that as, "win a role in one of our straight to video suckfests", but hey, I could be wrong.

Shocker, David Duchovny wants to make more "X-Files" sequels. I'm sure it can't have anything to do with the fact that I've said his name more times in the last 6 months than I have in the last 6 years, could it?

In Real People News: 

A man being attacked by bees and falling down an 85 foot ravine may sound like the latest Ben Stiller movie, but it actually happened to some poor sap recently in Arizona. Check the link to read all about how every single orifice on his body was filled with the little stinging bastards. Mmmm, yummy.

Man jumps out of airplane, remembers camera to film it. The bad news? He wasn't wearing a parachute. According to the instructor, the man waited until the door was open and just leapt out before anyone could save him. Hey, I guess if you're going to do it you might as well go out with a bang.

On this day in history: 

1980: In the midst of a cocaine binge, comedian Richard Pryor attempts suicide by dousing himself with rum and setting it ablaze. The self-immolation attempt goes haywire when the flaming man leaps from his apartment window and runs down the street, screaming in agony. Pryor barely survives the incident, and only after six weeks of intensive care and three skin graft surgeries.

Box Office Special - Strangers Sets a New High Bar

Only a few days after Hollywood literally blew up, the box office figuratively blew up to the tune of over $172 million, a new single weekend high for 2008. Credit this surge to two new high profile films piggy-backing on the success of other niche fare.

For TV Horrors, Shorter is Better

Spurred by last night's premiere of "Fear Itself," I've been thinking a lot about television horror. About two years ago, my old roommates and I decided to switch from Time Warner Cable (aka Satan's Cable Service) to DirecTV. Ostensibly this change was about better sports coverage, but it came with an added bonus: Chiller.

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