Al Jaffee's MAD Fold-Ins

Anyone that's picked up a Mad magazine in say, the last 50 years (and if you haven't, what the hell is wrong with you?!) has no doubt tinkered with one of Jaffee's fold-ins. The concept is pretty simple, match A's and B' by folding the page in half, to reveal a new image and generally, a punch line for a joke presented on the full page.

Wright, Pegg at "The World's End"

Regular podcast listeners may be aware of my man-crush on Edgar Wright. Here's a director that in two films has proven to have his head thoroughly screwed on in the right direction when it comes to genre films. Both "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" went beyond parody to really embrace the genre's that they belong to. Where most of the schlocky spoofs that are being put out today are content to ape the conventions of a handful of films, Wright's work shows that he has a deep understanding of what makes horror and action films what they are.

Horror Headlines 4/3/08

After Dark has set up all kinds of goodies on the official site for the foreign film Frontier(s), As you'll notice, they also dropped the extra "E". The film will get a DVD release May 13th after having a very limited arthouse type theatrical release on May 9th.

Based on this trailer for the film "Surveillance," David Lynch's daughter is exactly like her father... only with boobs. Trailer looks pretty sweet too, check it out!

"The Scream" is a web based TV-show starring Melissa Bacelar, which is obviously trying to channel the likes of Joe Bob Briggs and of course, everyone's favorite Hostess with the Mostess, Elvira. How close she comes is up to you. The episodes feature clips, interviews, the lovely host in skimpy outfits, a resident zombie, and much more. What little I was able to view this morning looks very solid. If you go to the link though, I would love if someone could explain to me what the hell is wrong with her eyes on the picture on her splash page. Now that's scary. Oh, and said picture may be borderline NSFW (skeleton hands covering up boobies, no nipples... your call).

Fango has an update on the sequel to "Feast," subtitled "Sloppy Seconds." Just by scanning it I can tell you that they filmed the sequels back to back (it's a trilogy), most of the principle creative team returned, several members of the original cast are back, and the story involves Clu Galager (somehow alive) holing up with a biker chick in a nearby town. I'm pretty much on board for whatever these guys do at this point. They're currently working on wire work and green screen shots, so no release date yet.

This week sees the release of Anchor Bay's "The Cook" onto DVD, a film about sexy sorority sisters whose weekend of sex and debauchery is interrupted by (natch) murders. Expect a review this weekend.

More pics of a dead guy today, and by that I mean there are more leaked pics of Heath Ledger as "The Joker" in "The Dark Knight." Am I the only one creeped out by this?

Hot asian cowgirls in bikinis with swords fighting zombies... that's the synopsis for "ONECHANBARA." I posted artwork for this film a few months back merely because of the synopsis, and today we have a trailer for it . Yup, that's pretty much exactly what I expected... and so much more. Yay.

In Real People News: 

A survey of Florida teens in order to assess the state's "Abstinence Only" sex-ed policy, shows that many thought drinking bleach would prevent AIDS, and Mountain Dew can stop pregnancy. FYI, it won't do those things, but drink enough bleach and it will at least stop you from procreating, which will do the rest of us a major favor... dumbass.

Just cause... One of the lawsuits against "Borat" has been dismissed. This one is by the business man who runs away like a bitch when Borat tries to hug him on the street. No word on how this affects the case of the drunken frat boys who came off looking like the most racist bastards ever, and are somehow now claiming that it wasn't their faults.

On this day in history: 

1996: The Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski is arrested in his Lincoln, Montana cabin. He was caught after his estranged brother read his bizarre manifesto in the paper and correctly identified his brother as the author. He turned him in on the condition that he not be executed, and authorities promptly broke that promise by sentencing him to death shortly after taking him into custody. Today his brother, David, is a staunch anti-corporal punishment activist.

Errol Morris- First Person

Lately I've gotten hooked on a TV series that came out a few years ago called First Person. It was made by Errol Morris, a guy who calls himself a "non-fiction" (as opposed to documentary) filmmaker who's best known for films like The Fog of War and A Brief History of Time and commercials like the Apple ad from a few years ago with the "stoned" girl (see above) as well as famously winning a bet against Werner Herzog that resulted in Herzog eating his own shoe.

Midnight Muenster

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