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Sweet Dios, do I love a Lucha Libre movie.

And not in the hipster, Hot Topic, I saw Nacho Libre and then bought a t-shirt teenage dumb-fuck way, but in the honest-to-God I have watched 70s Santo movies with no subtitles that I bought at a Mexican hole-in-the-wall grocery store at 6 A.M. way. So yes, to answer what you’re thinking, I do think I am better.

Horror Headlines 3/3/08

Fangoria has chatted with Kevin Tenney and discovered, yes, there will be a "version" of the famous "lipstick" scene in his just announced "Night of the Demons" remake. Now that we have that out of the way, he also goes on to gush about how he plans to, "remain true to its spirit—just more nasty, sexual and extreme". Sounds good to me!

2 new pics from "My Name is Bruce" for you this morning. Oh, and a debunked rumor about Bruce Campbell dying. Despite the picture of him as an angel at the link, he's doing just fine, people. Although if he were to go to heaven, I would expect him to end up with a hot chick.

Ellen Paige ("Juno") has unfortunately had to pull out of Sam Raimi's upcoming horror film "Drag me to Hell", due to
conflicts with other upcoming projects. I'm sure there is some sort of teen pregnancy "pull out" joke here, but it's Monday morning so, sorry folks.

"Doomsday" shooting game? That may be just what the doctor ordered. The game has been posted on the official site, click to the link to play!

Stephen King and John Mellencamp are teaming up to bring a musical to the stage. I think if I try to explain this my head will explode, so you can find a synopsis at the link.

In Real People News: 

Just another reason this morning not to send back food in a restaurant... facial hair in your steak. Are there really people out there who still don't know this?

A UK man has been committed after it was discovered that he was taking care of his 80 year old parents, both dead, as if they were living. Police found the decaying bodies sitting on the couch, and his mother was even listening to a Walkman. Based on
this evidence, I'm going to go out on a limb and say they've been dead since 1989. Seriously, a Walkman?

On this day in history: 

1934: John Dillinger escapes from an escape-proof jail in Crown Point Indiana, using a wooden pistol he carved himself. It's his second escape.

The Burning!

How could this not be in anyone's list of top 5 slashers?

Horror Headlines 2/29/08

The "My Bloody Valentine" remake will be in 3-D. This officially makes 09 the year for 3-D horror, with Alexandre Aja's "Pihrana" and "Final Destination 4" also using the new eye-popping digital 3-D technology. Also of note, "Valentine" has been bumped UP from it's Friday the 13th in Feb 09 release date, to January 23rd 09.

The makers of "Untraceable" (highly unfavorable review HERE) have been kicked off of Facebook. Apparently they had started a "kill with me" page (mimicking the film) to promote the European release of the film, in which the more friends signed up, the more of a torture sequence they were allowed to view. There's a little more to the story, but that's the basic gist. If only they had put that much thought into the actual film, maybe they wouldn't have to do stuff like this to create buzz for their film.

Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw 2-4, has joined the director lineup of NBC's horror anthology series "Fear Itself", due this summer. It should be interesting what kind of horror Bousman brings us, considering being on television should limit how much "SAW-like" stuff he can get away with.

Clips from Donkeypunch! I don't even know what to make of this film, I just like to type the name. So, Donkeypunch!

Well, it's official New Line Cinema is dead. This has been in the works for a while. Recently, they let go Robert Shaye, who had been president FOREVER and is considered by many to be the Godfather of the "Nightmare on Elm St." series. The ouster is reported to be a result of a series of bad decisions, including wasting a ton of money on his directorial debut "The Last Mimzy". Now that it's been absorbed, it should be interesting to see what comes of both the "Nightmare" and "Friday the 13th" franchises, both of which are currently owned by New Line (not to mention TCM). The actual "New Line" label will stay in tact, but all operations seem to have been swallowed by WB. We'll keep our eyes on the trends as they unfold.

The British continue their woefully antiquated attempt to censor what their public is allowed to view today, by outright banning Nick Palumbo's "Murder Set Pieces" (Review). I'm assuming the version they saw is not the butchered Lions Gate release that Casey did, and I do hear the film is pretty disturbing. Ah well... strike one for censorship I guess.

In Real People News: 

Two children in Australia, ages 5 and 7, watched helplessly recently as their 15 foot pet python devoured their pet dog... WHOLE. The worst part is? Knowing the way a snake's digestive system works, that dog must have just sat in the snake's stomach for at least 24 hours or so. Any guesses as to the specific ways this will screw these children up?

Of all the types of people that could break into your house, I suppose the "I just want to use your computer to look at porn" guy is the least threatening... if not the least creepiest.

On this day in history: 

1692:Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, was accused of witchcraft in Salem.

Horror Headlines 2/28/08

Kevin Tenney, writer/director of the original "Night of the Demons", is reportedly working on a remake of his 80's classic. It will
still focus on the character of "Angela" becoming possessed at a party, but will obviously be updated for modern times. As long as it features Linnea Quigley shoving a tube of lipstick inside her breast, I'll buy a ticket on opening night.

I suppose if you're going to remake a Roger Corman film, you might as well not take yourself too seriously. Find a still and poster for the low budget remake of "Attack of the Giant Leeches" at the link.

USA Today has a great interview today with Writer/Director Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko") where they discuss his career up to this point, as well a new still from his new film "The Box", actually featuring lead actors Cameron Diaz and James Marseden. The film, based
on the Richard Matheson novel, concerns a couple who recieve a box they're told contains a button that if pressed will give them 1 million dollars. The catch? If they press it, someone they DON'T know will die. Wait, what's wrong with that? Where do I press? (Gallery at BD)

"Jeepers Creepers 3" is apparently full bore into the planning stages, now that the strike is over. At the link, you can hear lots of quotes from Victor Salva trying to convince himself that this is the film people have been waiting for. Apparently, he's also holding out for a theatrical release. If he gets what he wants, I nominate Casey to review it... I can't take another one of those films.

Personally, now that I'm finally seeing some TV spots for "Shutter", it's giving off an incredibly strong vibe of "been there, done that". Now, we have two clips from the film, so you can judge for yourself. This Thai remake starring Joshua Jackson hits theaters next month.

In Real People News: 

Some stuffy British professor thinks we're not that far off from "Terminator" style autonomous robots on the battlefield. He may not necessarily be an authority on the position, but that's still enough to convince me it's time to hide under my couch.

You can now add "suicide" to the list of things that duct tape can help you accomplish. I'm guessing that one won't be showing up on the packaging any time soon.

On this day in history: 

1993: ATF agents storm the compound of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. The resulting fire kills everyone inside, and the incident would become known as one of thebiggest blunders in US Law Enforcement history.

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