Horror Headlines 3/20/08

Entertainment Weekly has some pictures of Benizio Del Toro as "The Wolfman" in Universal's upcoming remake. The makeup, done by FX legend Rick Baker looks... Wolfy. In all seriousness, it's very faithful to the original film (and impossible to tell it's Del Toro). Check it out at the link.

Tiffany Shepis has reportedly shopped a pilot to NBC called "FaceOff", which would be a weekly reality show featuring FX artists in competition with each other. Sounds cool, and at least it's not about that Nic Cage/John Travolta movie... in which case I don't even think Tiffany's booty would be enough to get me to watch.

New pics from "The Strangers"! With the release date being May 30th, you can consider this hype train fully in motion.

Neil marshal has a new project on his plate that may go in front of cameras this summer. It's called "Drive" and the plot goes like this, "a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway car driver in heists. The stuntman's already-exciting existence gets jolted when he discovers that a contract has been put out on his life." This isn't really horror, so I won't be reporting on it, but since it was Marshall and "Doomsday" is in theaters, I figured it was pertinent. Also, you'll recall that another one of his projects he's working on is called "Sacrilege", described as "Unforgiven by way of H.P. Lovecraft". I can tell you which one I'm more excited for, but I figure you can guess yourself.

In Real People News: 

This just became the best day EVER. The mayor of the Argentinian town being terrorized by a tiny "Gnome", has launched a full scale investigation into the sightings. And yes, his statement says "Gnome" and not "Drunken Midget". More as it comes in!

Barack Obama thinks OJ did it. Man, just when you think you've got this guy pegged down, he goes and does something like this. I don't know what to think anymore.

A kid may face up to 5 years in jail for grabbing the lunchlady's breast. Really? The lunch-lady? All of the ones at my old school looked like Chris Farley and smelled like day old cigarette smoke. This kid is going to have some weird fetishes when he grows up.

On this day in history: 

1995: Members of the Aum cult release Sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subway. Eleven people die and 5,500 are injured. The cult's doctrine of "Poa" make mass murder the way to save their own souls. They had intended eventually to produce 70 tons of the gas.

Greatest Family Ever?


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Shocking Asia! Midget Wrestling

Does anyone anywhere have a copy of Shocking Asia laying about, either in hard copy or on their computer? This video is obviously the least shocking aspect of the entire film (especially considering that, even in the 70's, "minis" were common in both the U.S. and Mexico), but I'm very intrigued. Hook a brother up!

P.S. How does one learn to do the "face-ball" slide without breaking their neck?

Popcorn (REVIEW)

Maggie has nightmares, mostly recurring ones of a crazy man in a trippy movie sacrificing a young woman. She's also a film student at the local community college, so her dreams also serve as inspiration for her script writing. When the crew decides to hold a Horror film festival as a fundraiser to clean up an old theater, all seems well. Film nerds having fun, cleaning to a musical montage, the works.

42nd Street Forever: Volume 3

Jeez…to be a fan of grindhouse trailers in this day and age is truly an embarrassment of riches. Hot on the heels of the successful last volume, the gang at Synapse is back with another collection of fun b-movie trailers that encompass every –ploitation in the book. Even better, there’s barely any 60s b-movie fluff; volume three has a lot of intriguing mid-to-late 70s/early 80s fare, a lot of which was put out by major studios!

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