Horror Headlines: Monday January 12th, 2009

To go along with the release of "My Bloody Valentine 3D" this Friday, you can see special screenings at 10pm Thursday night in some areas, if you're inclined to stay up late and get a bit of a sneak peak. The link goes to Fandango where you can find theaters, your other option would be Movietickets.com.

To go along with the intriguing trailer we posted on Friday, the official site for "The Last House on the Left" remake is now online, and ready for your perusal.

Still no official word on "Spiderman 4" other than what is already known, but in an interview recently Sam Raimi commented that he really likes the character of Morbius, who just so happens to be a vampire. Could make for an interesting villain in the fourth film, no?

Speaking of vampires... here's Stephen Seagal fighting some. There is nothing that will kickstart your Monday morning like that.

As if it would have been anything else, we find out today that the "Friday the 13th" remake has gotten an "R" rating, for "strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material". Sounds about right to me.

In Real People News: 

If you're going to kill somebody and chop them up, you shouldn't throw the pieces out in your apartment complex's dumpster. At least go a few miles down the road, sheesh.

See, Frank Gotti knew what he was doing. He personally murdered the man who killed his son in a hit and run, with a chainsaw, and then put his body in an oil drum.

Death Row inmate eats his own eyeball, prison decides it's time to give him some mental health care. They didn't believe him after he ate the first one... (PS - that wasn't a joke)

On this day in history: 

1971: The first episode of "All in the Family" made television history by broadcasting the sound of a toilet flushing.

Reality is Terrifying- Rock of Love Bus!

Dexter is over for this season. Lost isn't on yet. Fringe, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica are still on break.

So what can we use to escape from the mundane prison of our everyday lives?

The Unborn (REVIEW)

Having sat through "The Unborn," it seems a virtual impossibility that writer and director David Goyer had any part in bringing either "Batman Returns" or "The Dark Knight" to the screen. So poor is the direction, so shoddy the performances, so unyieldingly boring the writing that part of me worries that the stench of this film will somehow taint my treasured memories of Batman's breathless heroics simply by association through a common creative presence.

Comics Creepshow 23: Asylum Press

Demented.

When searching through reviews online for images to use in this week’s column, that adjective stood out. Demented is the perfect word to describe the many comics put out by Asylum Press. And, there are many comics brandishing the Asylum Press banner, which is intriguing, considering that Asylum is an independent publisher, and that from the books I have read, the majority of their titles are written by only two men- Frank Forte and Robert Steven Rhine.

Horror Headlines: Friday January 9th, 2009

David Goyer's "Unborn" opens wide in theaters today, so if you're in need of a horror fix that's one you can check out. We'll be reviewing it this weekend for the podcast, so you should be seeing that next week. Here's today's horror news:

Pics from last night's "My Bloody Valentine 3D" premiere. And apparently Katy Perry was there? I have no idea why, but so was Jessica Alba and that's something I can not argue with.

I have to say I'm pretty intrigued by this "Last House on the Left" remake trailer. It seems to follow the original pretty faithfully until about a quarter way in, where it starts to take off in a few new directions. It actually looks decent though, and although I'm sure it can't live up to the depravity of the original, I always thought Craven's film to be pretty boring (torture not withstanding). Plus, they get major props for using a creepy piano version of "Sweet Child 'O Mine". I'm dying to know what you guys think, thoughts?

Josh Brolin is really, really into the guy who made "Horton Hears a Who" directing the "Jonah Hex" adaptation that Brolin is starring in. Not only that, but Brolin had a lot to do with him getting hired, even though he's never directed a live action film before. This has potential to be pretty fascinating whether it turns out good or not, so I can't wait to see development kick into gear.

BD interviews Derek Mears (the new Jason Voorhees) on the red carpet of the MBV premiere last night, about a few interesting things including recent reshoots that went on. While reading the synopsis at the bottom of the page though, it kind of struck me that this is almost like a sequel with the exception of the characters not knowing who Jason is. Should be interesting to see how that theory pans out come February 13th, 2009, when it finally gets released to the masses.

In Real People News: 

Woman leaves husband who had given her a kidney to save her life, man demands kidney back in return. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty reasonable. She cheated on him too, in which case I probably would have just taken the kidney back myself.

First the "Montauk Monster", now the "Beast of Exmoor? You know, if all kryptoids would be so nice as to wash up on the shore for us to look at, my job might be a little easier.

The guy who invented Barbie was a total perv. Can't say as I'm terribly shocked about that.

On this day in history: 

1570: Ivan The Terrible, thinking that the town of Novgorod on the verge of defecting to Poland, commences a massacre on its citizens that lasts five long weeks. Every day men, women, and children are brutally murdered by flame or thrown in the Volkhov river. Estimates vary between 15,000 and 60,000 killed.

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