"Jackboots for Jesus"

You see folks, this whole 'horror movie blogger' thing started as a lead in to another dream. For years I've said "I want to be a writer.", then never did anything about it. So, I started writing about movies. While I still love writing about movies, I needed more. Thus my 'short story' career was started.

It's been in the starting phases for a long time now.

So goes the biz though. Many rejections later, I received this tasty nugget in my inbox this afternoon:

King's "Children" Revisited

This is part 1 in my series: The Decade Long Stephen King Cinematic Orgy

By 1980 Stephen King's was one of the single most marketable names in all of entertainment. To this day, perhaps no one man can claim as large an influence on the direction of horror literature or even film as King. This fact is made all the more interesting when one considers that most of his best work had been published and brought to the screen by the time the first Clinton took office.

Ingrid Pitt: The Queen of Scream

Please Note: I've kept this as work safe as possible, be beware: thar be cleavage below!

Scream Queens have been around for long time, some would say as far back as Elsa Lanchester in 1935. For the modern era, these ladies normally gain their title after a slew of movies in their portfolio, both good and bad with memorable performances in all.

Horror Headlines 4/15/08

Okay, I get it now. "Postal" is sort of like Uwe Boll doing TROMA. If you click on the link, you can check a video from the flick which will get a wide release on May 23rd.

"Timecrimes", or "Los Cronocrimenes" is being remade by United Artists, with the script now being written by Timothy J. Sexton ("Children of Men"). "Timecrimes" has to do with a man who accidentally goes back in time one hour, and must stop a murder while he is there.

Next up on the remake block? "The House on Sorority Row", the 1983 slasher probably most well known for its great exploitationy cover art, is essentially an 80's revenge slasher set in a sorority house full of sexy sisters. The original is decent, and would most likely lend itself well to a remake. However, after this week's success of "Prom Night", I can't say that this news is really sounding all that great to me this morning.

Nick Mennel, Willa Ford, Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, and Travis Van Winkle have all been cast in the "Friday the 13th" remake. I didn't really feel like making a big deal over each announcement like some other people are so I figured I would just let you know when most of the cast was set. As a quick recap, Willa Ford is a former pop star turned slutty pinup girl turned actress, Nick Mennel was "Bob" in the "Halloween" remake, Aaron Yoo is the Asian dude from "Disturbia", Travis Van Winkle was in "Transformers", and Jared Paladecki is on "Supernatural". As to why the others are significant, damned if I know. See how quick and painless that was?

In Real People News: 

A man has bought a sex tape starring Marilyn Monroe at an auction and claims that he will never release it to the public. In related news, this guys house is about to be broken into by every adult entertainment company ON THE PLANET.

Actor Jason Beghe has recently left scientology, and HE'S PISSED. At the link a 3 minute tease to a full length interview with him that will be released soon. I have no idea who this guy is, but if he's talking shit about Scientology than I'm listening.

On this day in history: 

1962: Actress Clara Blandick, 80, who played Auntie Em in "The Wizard of Oz," takes an overdose of sleeping pills and ties a plastic bag around her head in a Hollywood hotel room. Prior to this, she had prominently arranged her resume and press clippings so the newspapers would get her obituary right.

DVD Releases For 4/15/08

Jumping beyond the confines of the podcast, I give you this handy list of horror DVD releases week by week! Included are any notable releases, some you may never heard of, and maybe a few that we're still not sure how they got released! So, strap in, stay tuned, enjoy!

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