Horror Headlines 4/14/08

"Prom Night" scored the #1 spot at the box office this weekend taking in an estimated 22.7 million dollars. Scroll down to the blogs to read Jon's breakdown of what all this means.

Sony Screen Gems has announced that the "Stepfather" remake will be released on October 16th, 2009. That seems like quite a long way out, but to be honest I have no idea if there's even a script yet, so, for what it's worth.

New stills from "The X-files 2". I must admit I'm pretty excited about this film even though I was never a huge X-files fan of the show. Plus, theres a certain morbid curiosity regarding the fact that both Anderson and Duchovny were so eager to return to the franchise. Sort of indicative of their career trajectories if you ask me. We'll all be finding out if it was a good career move for them on July 25th of this year.

Fangoria erroneously reported on their website last week that Jeffrey Redick, who wrote the atrocious "Day of the Dead" remake, was being tapped to write "The Toolbox Murders 2". In a recent interview Reddick set them straight and said that he had nothing to do with the project, although he had met with producers over a year and a half ago to talk about the possibility. I would apologize for reporting it here after they did but hey, if you can't trust Fango, who can you trust?

Ray Liotta and Asia Argento have both LEFT Dario Argento's next film titled "Giallo". Also, Oscar Winner Adrian Brody and his nose have both joined the cast. Brody will play a serial killer being tracked down by a detective (formerly played by Liotta), in an homage to the 60's and 70's Italian "Giallo" films.

In Real People News: 

Ohio State Trooper in trouble for wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume and being photographed the day before Martin Luther King Day. I'm guessing that judgment waved bye bye to this guy a long time ago. The best part is they claim it was a joke based on the "Black White Supremacist" skit from "The Chapelle Show". I guess they didn't realize when you take the "black" part out of the title it ceases to be funny.

Finally, prepare to be creeped the hell out, as you read this story about a Scottish town preparing for an invasion of millipedes. Lots of squirm worthy details at the link.

On this day in history: 

1865: President Abraham Lincoln receives a cranial gunshot wound from the nation's most famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the following day, primarily from ill-advised attempts to extract the bullet lodged in his brain.

Box Office Special - Prom Night

Listener's of the podcast are likely aware of my fetishization of the box office returns. To me, there may be no more accurate or equitable a barometer of America's hopes and desires than the weekly box office returns. That may seem an overstatement to some, but consider that no other cultural medium offers the same open market as the wide-release movie.

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Am I the only one that thinks this beat sounds like something Goblin would have come up with for an Argento soundtrack? It's completely eerie, and the song itself slays. Anyone that could come up with the line "Who are we to heart huckabee art fuckery suddenly?" is ok in my book, not to mention the fact that I have a colossal chub for Jeremy Fish's wacky illustrations. Enjoy.

New Podcast Number

Our old account got deleted for some reason, so here's our new number. 206-202-4667. When you call it goes straight to voicemail so you can leave a message for the podcast crew. We then play that message during our next episode.

If anyone has called us in the last month or so, we most likely did not get your message. I didn't want anyone thinking that we were ignoring them! So if you didn't hear your message on the show and still want it heard, please don't hesitate to call us back and leave it again.

The Best Sketches of All-Time

IFC and Nerve.com have pulled together a list of the 50 greatest sketch comedy scenes of all-time. It's, well, pretty great. Jumping off from Eric's Robert Van Winkle post from earlier, I had to embed this gem from In Living Color, which comes in at #38.

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