Horror Headlines 3/18/08

Carla Gugino has joined the cast of David Goyer's next picture, "Unborn". The story of "Unborn" is as follows, "a 19-year-old girl who is haunted by a dybbuk, the soul of a dead person barred from heaven, in the form of a young boy who perished in Auschwitz." In more important news... Carla Gugino is really, really hot.

I normally wouldn't be all that excited for a new survival horror game (they scare the piss out of me, so I stay away), but you should check out the trailer for "Obscure: The Aftermath"... mainly because it's actually coming out for the PS2! Yes, people, I'm in the dark ages. Check the trailers at the link, and watch for the game to be released on March 25th.

A review popped up today for "The Alphabet Killer", a film by Rob Schmidt ("Wrong Turn") about the killer of the same name from Rochester, NY. The production of the film actually managed to help capture the killer, but apparently that mojo didn't help with the final product. According to the review, "Missed potential, bad scripting and a general sense of standard fare are the keywords here." No word yet on a wide release.

In Real People News: 

Next time you complain about air travel, think of the case of this woman, who woke up on an American Airlines flight to find the passenger sitting next to her masturbating into her hair. I get yelled at for leaving my seat upright upon landing, and no one notices this? Ya, that sounds about right.

Some scientists have decided that internet addiction is a brain illness. Considering how much I freak out when my internet goes down, that doesn't sound that far-fetched.

They've officially outlawed Bestiality in The Netherlands! Wait, you mean it used to be legal? I guess you really can (could) do anything over there.

Due to taxes intended on curbing binge drinking, it is now cheaper to buy a line of Coke than buy a beer in the UK. Congratulations, Britian, on being just as retarded as the US when it comes to curbing substance abuse.

On this day in history: 

1314: Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake during the final purge of the Templars in France. Among the things de Molay admitted to the Inquisitor panel, were the obligation of Templars to deny Christ when they joined, and a sacrament that involved spitting on a crucifix. What really happened was the Catholic church had grown weary of how powerful the Templars had become, so they were forced to admit blasphemy, so the church could BBQ them.

Comics: The end of something good.

The end has arrived. Brian K . Vaughn's 'Y the Last Man' marks the end of an epic story arc.

For those of you not in the know, 'Y The Last Man' is something you should be reading. After all, there's a movie in the works.

A Bit behind the times...

When it comes to video games, I'm normally a day late and a dollar short. I have a hard time paying a full $40-$60 for a new game. I just lack the attention span to justify that much money when I know I'm going to play it heavy for a couple days, then forget about it. (See: Super Mario Galaxy)

Ebay is wonderous

Many people have extolled the virtues of Ebay since it's inception in the 90's. The best thing about it, from the viewpoint of a 20 something, is that it finally allows me to fulfill all of my childhood dreams of owning totally useless things.

As an adult, I have found that I have a complete lack of control when it comes to using Ebay to find things that I wanted when I was a kid. And now that someone had the bad vision to give me a PAYING job, I've been able to do my best to hunt this stuff down.

Horror Headlines 3/17/08

Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" came in at #7 this weekend, picking up $4.7 million. The project was shot for $30,000 million. For roundtable discussion on the film featuring the entire crew, check the latest episode of our podcast

MGM slipped the news into a press release recently that one of it's upcoming projects is a remake of "Robocop". I'm out of witty jokes to accompany this remake news, so you'll have to come up with your own.

Dark Horse Comics has struck a deal with Universal, lasting 3 years, that gives Universal rights to make films out of it's various properties. Dark Horse has an eclectic catalog, and everything seems up for grabs, with the (of course) exception of series based on films whose rights are already owned by others (ie stuff like "Evil Dead" and "Star Wars").

Regal Cinemas have decided to ALLOW Red Band trailers to show in their cinemas again. The announcement was made last week. It's also important to note that the decision not to air the trailers was made by distributors in the first place, so this may begin to sway things back to the Red band material.

Gina Phillips is in talks to return to the "Jeepers Creepers" franchise, for the third film titled "Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us". You may recall us mentioning a few weeks back that Victor Salva (writer/director of the first two) was full on into development for the third in the series. In related news, Gina Philliips career is officially in the crapper.

In Real People News: 

Before you read this story, or click on the link, please make sure you are done eating breakfast. Done? Okay, now check out this picture of an Indian baby with two faces. Holy hell! Predictably, the Indian people think she's a reincarnation of a God. I'm sure it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that they live next to China, the world's biggest polluter. No, you're right, it's a God.

Man arrested for lamp-post sex. I'll leave you for the rest of the morning to ponder the logistics of that.

On this day in history: 

1966: A U.S. submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.

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