Free Comic Book Day May 3rd

It's that time of year folks! Saturday May 3rd, 2008 is 'Free Comic Book Day' at comic shops across the nation!

From their press release....

"One of the goals of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is to reach out to those individuals unfamiliar with the comics specialty market, not to mention a comic book shop. So, every year those behind Free Comic Book Day launch a massive promotional campaign that heralds the event and spreads the good word of comics to potential readers everywhere."

Horror Headlines 5/1/08

Remember the survival horror series from the original Playstation called "Clock Tower"? Me neither, but Senator Entertainment does and they're making it into a movie. The film will be directed by Martin Weisz ("Hills Have Eyes 2"), and will center on "a girl who finds herself committed to an insane asylum and haunted by a horror she does not understand."

You may recall that Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell and Heather Langenkamp are all directing parts of an anthology film titled "Prank". Well, they did the right thing with the poster art (at the link) by plastering the lovely ladies all over it. Still no trailer or info on when it will be released, but right now it's all about Danielle Harris' cleave... so, enjoy.

Wardrobe test photos from "The Last House on the Left" remake, which is still being shot in South Africa as we speak. This one is being produced by Wes Craven himself (as his other remakes have been), so we'll have to wait and see how it turns out. I don't remember Palm trees in the first one, but hey, what are you gonna do.

Shauna McDonald (Sarah) and Natalie Mendoza (Juno) are both returning to "The Descent 2". Not to spoil the first one, but um, I'm not exactly sure how this is going to go down. I guess they're starting the second film out by throwing logic completely out the window... good sign already.

In Real People News: 

If you live in South America, expect to start seeing a "Most Wanted" campaign focused on hunting down the last of the Nazi war criminals. Many of them fled to South America after the war, and considering they're all in their 90's or older, this game is going to start getting considerably easier. If you have information, there is a $485,000 reward involved.

Big conservative politician in Australia tearfully admits to sniffing a female colleague's chair shortly after she stands up. And there it is folks, the story that makes getting up in the morning totally worth it.

If you're going to attend a friend's party dressed as Jason, you may not want to walk through the streets with the mask and a chainsaw. This guy was followed by a helicopter and eventually ambushed by a group of armed police officers. Also, note the hilariously unrelated use of a picture of Eminem dressed as Jason in the article... nice touch. Because it's so hard to find a picture of Jason on the internet anyways.

On this day in history: 

1945: Joseph Göbbels and his wife Magda tell their six children they are about to receive inoculation shots, but the injections actually contain poison. The parents then exit the Fuhrerbunker, where an SS man shoots them both in the back of the head.

Will work for painkillers!

I am ready to believe in him...are you?

Dying Breed (REVIEW)

There is often a disconnect between horror fans and non-fans: a gulf in understanding that prevents rational discourse about the value of the horror genre. Ask around enough, and the one thing you'll hear most often is that non-fans have a real hard time getting past the carnage of a horror film to really appreciate the finer points of what makes the genre so popular. The more modern trend in horror to go bigger, badder, and bloodier, has only served to deepen that divide.

Night of the Drunken Zombie

My illegitimate brother Bryan from and his crew of merry drunkards dives into the Romero oeuvre as they look at the ENTIRE zombie cannon!

Also, they asked me to chime in with thoughts on "Dawn of the Dead"! So stand back folks, we are officially crossing the streams.

(Bryan, I don't have any money to loan ya, but you're welcome to the couch. Brothers are one thing, but you're on your own for beer!)

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