Horror Headlines 3/26/08

Diablo Cody's ("Juno") upcoming film "Jennifer's Body" hasn't been on my radar at all, until the news that I heard this morning. According to Producer Jason Reitman, the film will feature Megan Fox ("Transformers") and Amanda Seyfried getting into a fight in their underwear." Now, they're obviously trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator here, but apparently they know more about myself than i do... so... there you go. More actual information on the film at the link.

Since "The Ruins" is being release April 4th (making it the next big release), clips are popping up for you to check out. I stand by my assertion that this is going to be pretty good. The source material (a book of the same name) turned out to be a best seller and is supposedly very effective. Guess we'll find out in about two weeks!

Jack Ketchum's latest novel turned film, "Red" has been garnering quite a lot of buzz since it started its festival run. The film follows an old man (Brian Cox) who takes revenge on some troubled teens who have killed his closest companion in the world... ie his dog. The good buzz is especially surprising considering that original director Lucky Mckee left at some point during the production due to major creative differences. On the final cut it appears he's being given a "Co-Director" title. Mckee is an especially private person, so he has refused to discuss the reasons for his departure in interviews. So, until more word comes in, feel free to speculate.

Brace yourself because this may be shocking. Sheri Moon Zombie will star in "Tyranosaurus Rex", Rob Zombie's next film which no no one knows anything about. I know, shocking right? She also claims that it won't be a horror film. Which is good news to me, because until I get confirmation otherwise I'm officially done reporting on it.

2 dudes whose opinions I am unfamiliar with say that the script for Sam Raimi's "Drag me to Hell" is derivative and predicable. So, take that with a grain of salt.

In Real People News: 

Fleeing from busted parties is just a part of growing up here in the US. In fact, some of my fondest teenage memories involve exciting nights trying to escape from a busted shindig. Of course, I never ended up stranded in the desert while fleeing. I guess that would have affected my nostalgia a bit.

A man is about to be sentenced for shoving his baby daughter in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. I guess he just wanted to make her crispy around the edges.

Man attempts to install satellite dish with no luck... decides to use his gun to drill hole in the wall... shoots wife in the chest (twice) and kills her. I'm no home improvement expert, but I'm assuming he probably could have used a drill, right?

On this day in history: 

Nazis began sending Jews to Auschwitz.

The Fog: Rated R Horror for 12 Year Olds

As part of my ongoing series: "Catching up with older movies that I should be embarrassed about not having seen," I sat down with John Carpenter's The Fog this past Sunday. There wasn't any real impetus to take up this film, other than my desire to check out all of Carpenter's lesser discussed works (Christine, Village of the Damned, Vampires, etc). Carpenter has one of the strongest voices of any horror director, and his style heavily permeates all the films that I've seen.

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The Dirtiest Player in the Game

I started this post as a comment on Mark's recent post about Ric Flair. It started to get a little long-ish, so I figured I'd go full blog post with it.

My wrestling fan years lasted from about the middle of 4th grade to somewhere early in high school. I saw the "Return of the Warrior" tour live in Philly

Goodnight, Sweet Prince (WHOOOO!)

In his last RAW as active wrestler, Ric Flair proves why there will never be another "Jet flyin', limousine ridin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun," quite like him. It's obvious his best days in the ring are far behind him but in terms of personality and what he stands for, he's one of a kind.

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