Horror Headlines 2/20/08

Jessica Alba recreates classic horror film moments for a magazine shoot... my head explodes. (just ignore the "Psycho" shot... it kind of makes her look like an alien)

Just so you don't have to read this whole interview with Lloyd Kauffman (the man can be exhausting, I speak from experience), here are the highlights. A "big producer" has put up the money for a "Toxic Avenger" musical (???), and the music has supposedly been written by David Bryan (of Bon Jovie fame). Also in the article, Kaufman mentions that he's had several offers to remake the original Toxie film, but nothing that has tickled his fancy so far. At this point, nothing sounds outlandish coming from Kaufman, but
personally I would like to see "Poultrygeist" before I even begin to fathom a "Toxic Avenger" musical. So, let's get that DVD finished, huh guys?

Check out the official site for "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer" to download a free comic book put out by the production. Nothing like freebies to get you through hump-day, eh?

Check out the "Sweeney Todd" DVD specs. It's just the kind of treatment you would expect from one of the best horror films of the year, and an Oscar contender.

Just cause I'm feeling squirrelly today, check out the trailer for "Summer Camp Massacre", and if you like it, visit the official site and show them some love.

In Real People News: 

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of giant armored toad, that lived during the time of dinosaurs. The bones are so scary that they've dubbed it "Beelzebufo", or Devil Toad. In related news, I've dubbed it, "scary as hell".

Wouldn't you know it, a guy who had tiny breast implants placed in his calf (where he had a sexy lady tattoo) is having issues. Apparently his body began rejecting the tiny titties, and the wound eventually split, shooting the mini boob implants across the room. How are those Wheaties tasting now?

When you're on trial for murder, and your best case scenario is that you stumbled upon a dead girl, thought
she was just passed out, and and had sex with her corpse, it may be time to send your trial lawyer home... I don't think it's going to end well for either of you.

On this day in history: 

2005: Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson blows his brains out with a shotgun in his Woody Creek, Colorado home. Family members are in the house when the gun goes off but mistake the sound for a falling book. Rolling Stone releases his final written words: "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun—for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax—This won't hurt." If you don't know who Hunter S. Thompson is, do yourself a favor and Google him.

The Horror of March

March 14th brings two very interesting releases for horror fans. First up on the block is Neil Marshall's post-apocalyptic sci-fi/horror flick "Doomsday". If Marshall's name is familiar, it should be. He found his way onto American horror fan's radars around 2003, when we finally got a look (via DVD) at his werewolf/military film "Dog Soldiers". Not one to rest on his laurels, Marshall put his nose back to the grindstone and in 2005, hit both British and American shores theatrically with "The Descent".

Episode 16 - Horror Gaming Part 2

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Jon rips George Romero's "Diary of the Dead" a new hole.

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Diary of the Dead (REVIEW)

Without a doubt, George Romero is horror royalty. Storming onto the scene in 1968 with a film as transformative of the genre as any to this day, Romero has woven a variety of genre tales featuring everything from witches to vampires to post-apocalyptic motorcycle jousters. But the director never truly seems as comfortable as he does when he's working with his muses, the walking dead. For the second time in three years, Romero has returned to this wellspring of inspiration with "Diary of the Dead." Sadly, his latest effort proves that for this old master, that well may finally be dry.

Hack-Off: Craven Vs Carpenter

The Bloody Good Horror Crew goes at it on a new topic every Friday afternoon, we call it the "Hack-Off". Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

Craven Vs. Carpenter?

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