Let The Right One In (REVIEW)

If zombies are the monster of choice for making political points, vampires are the go-to creature when a a filmmaker has an emotional axe to grind. Obsession, desire, vanity and lust are emotional states that have been done to death in bloodsucker movies but Swedish film "Let the Right One In" takes the horror elements of vampire lore and injects them into a coming-of-age period drama to make a strange and beautiful film about loneliness, friendship and the difficulties of growing up.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 14th, 2009

Missed "Repo: The Genetic Opera!" on it's first tour across the country? Second one, too? Well don't fret, because today is the start of the third and final tour. And if you miss that one as well, it comes out on DVD on January 20th.

"Outlander" starring Jim Caveizal has gotten a release date of January 23rd. The film is about an alien crash-landing on earth during the reign of the Vikings, and the fight against the predator that he accidentally brings with him. This flick looks seriously awesome, so I can't wait to check it out. Poster and trailer at the link.

That Zom-Com set to air at Sundance this year named "Dead Snow" has a new, awesome, poster.

Interviews from the set of Joe Dante's latest film, "Hole 3D", about a family who finds a horrifying hole in their basement that leads to their worst nightmares. I'm fascinated by this for two reasons: Joe Dante ("Gremlins") is the director, and it reminds me of "House of Leaves", one of the best books I've ever read.

In Real People News: 

Whoever decided to fly drugs into a prison with a remote control plane is a genius... well it didn't work so not exactly, but it's still an great story.

Attention: Kids thinking about killing your mother because she took your XBOX away, the "Halo 3 made me do it" defense does not hold up in court.

You know, I'm usually against puritanical laws that try and dictate the way people can dress, but I've got to say that I'm behind this anti-Speedo law 100%. It can only help folks.

On this day in history: 

1943: Actress Frances Farmer forcefully taken to jail for parole violations with regard to her drunk driving conviction. She states her occupation as "cocksucker", receives a 180 day sentence, and some days later is committed to an insane asylum where she receives a lobotomy five years later.

Peeing Down My Own Leg

So now that college football has come to an end, in this house we are in desperate need of a little pick-me-up and I have just the thing:

Barn Owls cast in Cloverfield Sequel

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XBox 360 - Left 4 Dead

With Christmas time comes presents, and thanks to my dear mum, I got an XBOX 360! Being the lifelong nerdling that I am, this was a welcome gift met with much excitement and glee. With a new game system however comes a need for new games, and what better way to get my feet with with a zombie slaying simulator such as Left 4 Dead from Valve software!

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