Horror News 3/10/08

Christopher Nolan is out href="http://chud.com/articles/articles/13931/1/THE-TWO-PERFORMANCES-OF-
TWO-FACE/Page1.html" target="_blank">talking about Harvey Dent, and how exactly he is going to pull off the "Two-Face" effect in "The Dark Knight". It's amazing how these new Batman movies are being executed so well, and there have been so many super-hero flicks screwed up over the years. "Spawn", I'm looking at you buddy. Click the link for effects talk, as well as some new promotion for the film.

Indie director Dante Tomaselli shot us an email over the weekend with some good and bad news. The bad? Well financial troubles have caused him to temporarily shut down production on his film "The Ocean", about what happens in a small seaside town when the water begins to mysteriously take people's lives. Not content to sit idly by, he is target="_blank">spending his newfound free time developing a film called "Torture Chamber", "a nightmarish shocker in the vein of HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH." He assures us that "The Ocean" is not dead, and will finish shooting as soon as funds are available. We'll keep you updated when we hear more.

Justin Long has signed on to Sam Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell". I'm guessing your reaction to that is either highly negative, or slightly negative. I'm not that bothered, but I just don't see anyone getting excited about this.

Brian O'Halloran, who played Dante in Kevin Smith's "Clerks" will be attending target="_blank">Horror Hound Weekend March 28th, through 30th, along with the entire BG Horror crew. I know this guest isn't horror related, but my former 1990's self just became giddy with anticipation.

In Real People News: 

Usually I would make a "Darwin" comment about a drunk guy href="http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23340349-
5001021,00.html" target="_blank">losing an arm while trying to jump between two cars of a moving train. But there's something about this guy I kind of admire. Imagine believing you can do that. Now that's the type of can-do attitude we need in the White House.

An Italian man is suing his wife $300,000, claiming that her constant nagging has caused him to go impotent, and has ruined his life. I'm not exactly sure how you prove impotence in court, but something about this case made me chuckle this morning. So there you go.

On this day in history: 

1997: The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, is stabbed in both eyes during an altercation with another inmate at Broadmoor Hospital. Peter is serving a sentence for killing 13 women.

Horror News 3/7/08

There are a few reasons to check out poster and trailer for "Zombie Strippers". First off, Robert Englund as a maniacal strip club owner. Second... well, zombie strippers. The trailer is actually pretty sweet, but I have to ask, what the hell has happened to Jenna Jameson? She's looking more and more like an alien every day.

Some completely random dude at href="http://horror-movies.ca/horror_11065.html" target="_blank">another horror site caught a glimpse of the trailer for "The Lost Boys 2", and he says it sucks. He says, "If you are looking for good production values and great story telling you are likely to be severely disappointed." Yup, that sounds about right.

David Gordon Green href="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/03/05/david-gordon-green-confirms-
suspiria-remake/" target="_blank">is officially directing the "Suspiria" remake. No, I haven't heard of him either, but apparently he's already written it, and is gearing up for pre-production. My, that happened fast, didn't it?

David Gordon Green href="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/03/05/david-gordon-green-confirms-
suspiria-remake/" target="_blank">is officially directing the "Suspiria" remake. No, I haven't heard of him either, but apparently he's already written it, and is gearing up for pre-production. My, that happened fast, didn't it?

IMDB has target="_blank">a bunch of stills from "The Ruins", which sees wide release April 4th. The film centers on a bunch of teens who meet a shady foreigner while on vacation in Mexico, and strange things begin to happen. I remain vague because well, none of the official synopses mention anything about the strange crawly things under people's skin in target="_blank">the trailer. So, if you haven't seen it, check it out for yourself.

In Real People News: 

target="blank">Teen kills father for taking away his Myspace. In related news, just one more reason not to have children.

Good news this morning. An expert in the UK claims that before we ever have to deal with climate change, href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/mar/07/
scienceofclimatechange.food" target="_blank">the world will starve to death. Oh, wait a second, that's actually not good news at all. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

On this day in history: 

1945: Gen. George Patton urinates in the Rhine after the U.S. Third Army takes the bridge at Remagen... Classy.

Sands of Oblivion (REVIEW)

I have no idea why people continually talk smack about the good people over at the Sci-Fi Channel and their constant string of original movies. Sure, they may be very cheap and often amateurish, but they are also consistently entertaining. Often times, they are even better than what’s currently playing, genre wise, in the theater. In the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed movies like "Alien Lockdown", "Chupacabra: Dark Seas" and "Reign of the Gargoyles". What has the cinema given me? Some shitty J-horror remake starring the block of wood formerly known as Jessica Alba. You know I am right.

Horror Headlines 3/6/08

I didn't think it was possible, but the alternate ending to "I Am Legend" target="_blank">is actually crappier than the theatrical ending. Check the video at the link. And is it just me, or has the CGI actually gotten worse? Maybe I just had time to cleanse my brain of it.

We finally have a debut date for "Fear Itself". Thursday, May 29th at 10pm, is when we'll all be seeing this new incarnation of "The Masters of Horror" on NBC. The 10pm time slot is a good thing as far as content, but it remains to be seen as to the quality. We'll find out soon enough.

Apparently, director David Gordon is claiming that he's href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11496" target="_blank">still in talks to remake "Suspiria", and that there are some Italian producers that are "very interested" in seeing this project to fruition.
This is in contradiction to previous reports that the project was dead.
I may have to go into hiding after saying this, but I think this is one
of those that could actually benefit from a redux, as long as
it's done right. (ducks to avoid tomatoes)

More target="_blank">spoiler photos from "X-Files 2". These don't involve any creatures, but they are pretty spoilerific (I couldn't help it, I looked). So, there's your daily dose of "X-Files" spoilers. By the time this is all over I'll know everything that happens in the movie before I even get the chance to see it.

Can you imagine driving to work and href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11502"
target="_blank">seeing this? Apparently Universal paid a bunch of people to stand outside on a Hollywood street dressed like the post-apocalyptic peeps from Niel Marshall's "Doomsday" (in theaters March 14th). By the way, I call shenanigans on the chick in the foreground of the first photo... if you lived in a ravaged, post-apocalyptic wasteland, I highly doubt you would be able to get your hands on a pair of hipster glasses... just sayin.

In Real People News: 

Man goes on trial for pedophilia, gets convicted, and href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23483293/" target="_blank">promptly jumps out a courthouse window. If only all of these guys were so helpful as to get rid of themselves for us.

If the idea of blood sausage sounds disgusting enough to you, how about if they're made target="-blank">with human blood? No? Still gross? The best part
about the story at the link is that the people gave up their blood
voluntarily for the sausages. Only in Germany, I guess.

On this day in history: 

1918: The US naval vessel "Cyclops" vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle.

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