Horror Headlines 2/26/08

It looks as if J.J. Abrams is going to be adapting "The Dark Tower" series from Stephen King. Is it too soon to start calling him Hollywood's "Golden Boy"?

May 22nd, 2009, is the release date that Warner Bro's has set for "Terminator Salvation: The Future Beings". There... can we stop talking about it now? At least for a little while? Eh, who am I kidding, we'll be posting about it again tomorrow.

Two men were stabbed by a crazy dude at a screening of "The Signal" this weekend, a film about a transmission that makes people go insane. The attack seems completely random. Afterwards, the film was paused, and when it was started back up, the next scene involved a stabbing. Freaky!

Here's another supposed spoiler pic for "The X-Files 2". You'll recall the previous werewolf photo, and the studio denials that followed. I haven't clicked on the link because I don't want any spoilers, so if you decide to click, do so at your own risk.

Scoutt Taylor Compton has reportedly been approached about being in the "Friday the 13th" remake, although nothing is yet set in stone. You'll remember Scout as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's "Halloween", and you'll also see her in the upcoming straight to video "April Fool's Day" remake... which pretty much guaruntees I'll shutter every time I hear her name from now on.

In Real People News: 

A Buddhist monk has been chopped to pieces by a lawnmower after losing control of it while cutting some grass. A woman reportedly found him "in pieces". The worst part? Years earlier he had lost three of his fingers in a similar accident... Maybe it's just me but, don't you think he would have learned a little about operating a lawnmower after that? I'm just saying.

On this day in history: 

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte slips past guards and escapes from his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France meeting very little resistance. One Hundred Days of rule follow, culminating in his defeat at Waterloo.

Horror Headlines 2/22/08

As much as I hate linking to Corey Feldman's blog, he updated today with a little tidbit about "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe". In his latest post, he claims that a trailer for the film will be on the DVD for Will Smith's "I Am Legend" (Review). He also claims that the decision to go theatrical or not has not yet been made. Well, now I have two reasons not to buy "I Am Legend" on DVD.

Before that story hit STYD was also reporting on a new still from the film, actually featuring one of the vampires. It's the first vampire I've ever seen in a hoodie, but looks decent nonetheless.

Hugo Weaving has joined the cast of Joe Johnston's "Wolfman" remake. If you know that name from somewhere but can't figure out where, I'll give you this clue: "Mr. Andersooooooooonnnnnnnn!"

Novelist Brett Easton Ellis has signed on to adapt the novel "Downer's Grove" for the big screen. The book will reportedly center on "Chrissie Swanson, a paranoid high school senior for whom graduating has become a matter of life or death." Brett Easton Ellis was a pretty groundbreaking author in the 80's, who is probably most well known for
his books "Less than Zero" and "American Psycho"... both of which have film adaptations worth checking out.

So, BD has two stills from the remake of "Terror Train", just called "Train". And, I somehow managed to avoid the fact that Thora Birch is starring in this until now. Oh Thora, what has happened to you? Just yesterday I was staring at your boobs in one of the best films ever, "American Beauty", and today you're starring in this? This has shaken my whole world view people.

In Real People News: 

Remember that guy, Drew Peterson, whose wife "disappeared" recently in a very suspicious manner? You'll also remember that he claimed she left him for another man, even though she has completely dropped off the face of the earth. Well, a second autopsy on his former wife concluded that she was also murdered. Notice I say also... just using my powers of deduction here people.

Apparently Satan has possessed a talking Elmo doll in northern Florida. Either that, or Elmo's a Dick. You be the judge.

On this day in history: 

1993: The United States Supreme Court rejects a move by singer Chuck Berry to move his case to Federal court. Various women sued Berry alleging he videotaped them going potty in his St. Louis restaurant.

Hack-Off: Eli Roth

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.

Eli Roth: Genre savior, or played out poseur?

Horror Headlines 2/21/08

Here's the cover for the tie-in comic book for this summer's "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe". The comic, with the unfortunate name "The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs", drops March 14th and is said to bridge the time between the first and second film, explaining to us what the characters have been up to.

It's too bad I have to mention Roland Emerich's name with this project ("Godzilla", "10,000 BC"), but word on the street is that several studios are interested in his pitch for his latest script "2012". I'm personally interested in this because that date, specifically December 22th 2012, is the date pegged by several ancient prophets, including the
Mayan calender, as being the day that the world will end. If Emerich has his way, I'm sure it will end in several hundred Michael Bay-esque explosions. Either way, I'll at least pay attention during the buildup, so you'll hear more as soon as I do.

Michael Haneke and the crew behind the English remake of "Funny Games" continue to push the boundaries of good taste when it comes to internet marketing, today releasing a clip at IGN called A Users Guide to Home Invasion. I'm now more confused about this film than ever. It's not supposed to be funny, right? Ah, what the hell do I know.

A BD reader snapped a pic for the official one-sheet for this April's "The Ruins". At first glance, it definitely looks something like "Turistas", but I urge you to watch the trailer and judge for yourself. I'm pretty excited for this one, if for no other reason than to find out what the hell is going on.

In Real People News: 

2 tons of Nazi gold! Man, those little Nazi buggers sure were good at hiding their booty.

Man calls woman ugly, woman pulls out knife, stabs man. This is a dangerous precedent that could affect our podcast discussions. Let me preemptively apologize to both Parker Posey and Shelley Duvaal... you're both totally hot... no, really.

On this day in history: 

1916: Start of the Battle of Verdun, which in nine months yielded 975,000 casualties and almost no change in the front line. It is the bloodiest battle in history, and often the one remarked as having the "highest density of dead per square yard."

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