Coraline Trailer

I read Neil Gaiman's book Coraline when I was in my very early twenties. It's a rather thin book with large text; quite obviously for children. That being said, it scared the crap out of me.

I had heard rumblings of a film version. How exciting! The imagery presented in the book could very easily lend itself to film. Why then, does this trailer give me an overwhelming sense of "meh"?

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 7th, 2009

Shocking news... Paramount is trying to screw you again. Just in time for the release of the remake they're releasing special editions of "Friday the 13th" parts 1-3. Now comes word that they're also working on special editions of parts 4-6. Gee, do you think they might be working their way up to releasing a nice big boxed set of these, after they've made their way through the whole series? My advice? If you already own the first shitty box set, just buy the special editions of the films you want. But don't be fooled into thinking that another money-sucking set isn't on the way.

On more fun Jason related news... terrorize your kids with these Jason plushy dolls. Others may frown upon it but you'll get the BGH Parental Seal of Approval. Sure I just made that up, but does that make it any less real?

I have always been excited for Eduardo Sanchez's ("The Blair With Project", "Altered") "Seventh Moon". The film is about a honeymooning couple in China who are there during festival said to celebrate the opening of the gateway to hell, and the spooky things that happen around that kind of setting. Anyways, here's the new trailer. It's still a little vague and quick-cuttey like the last one, but hopefully this means it's a bit closer to finding distribution. You will get word from us as soon as we know.

New images from Rogue Pictures "Last House on the Left" remake, which is due in 2009.

Awesome David Fincher quote on the possibility of doing sequel to his smash hit thriller "Se7en"... "I would be less interested in that than I would in having cigarettes put out in my eyes". Not really newsworthy, but I like to award wordsmiths when they craft something as awesome as that line.

In Real People News: 

Man breaks into sex shop with the sole purpose of having his way with a few sex dolls, which he then promptly threw out in a nearby alley. To each his own I guess, but I've got to think that one of those stores might have some money in it too, no?

If you smoke during pregnancy your kid is going to be an asshole. There, I just wrote the latest anti-smoking PSA, get on it...

The UK continues to shock and terrify me with their police state. Now they're hacking into EU citizen's computers without warrants, just to look around and see what they find. How are you people putting up with this?

Speaking of hacking, if I had heard the phrase "Britney Spears Twitter was hacked" in 1999 I likely would have had a seizure from the double entrendre. Today? It just made me throw up in my mouth a little.

On this day in history: 

1948: Residents of Maysville and nearby towns report UFO sightings, and at 2:45 PM, the US Air National Guard investigates. Capt. Thomas Mantell radios that the craft is "metallic and tremendous in size". It may have been a weather balloon. At 3:18 PM Mantell's P-51 goes down.

Rogue Pictures Sold, Horror Fans Rejoice

Tucked inside the Arts section of this weekend's New York Times was a little story that caught my eye: "Universal Sells Rogue for $150 Million." As a connoisseur of fine cinema, the name Rogue Pictures immediately jumped out, as it might to you as well. The reason?

Episode 56 - "Mother of Tears"

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Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears"... best comedy of 2008? The crew decides.

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Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 6th, 2009

Sam Raimi's new reality show starts tomorrow (Wednesday January 7th) on the CW. I think I'll quote our writer Casey for the description... "It looks silly!"

A whole buttload of new stills from "The Descent 2", which is of course going on ahead despite the lack of Niel Marshall participation. I still don't have a ton of hope for this, but these stills are not bad. Not bad at all.

Sony Screen Gems is "auditioning" writers for a Direct to DVD "Hostel" sequel. Wow, I literally like nothing about that sentence.

This trailer for "[REC] 2" seems to be coming from nowhere... Although that could be because people are questioning its authenticity. I do know that there is a sequel in production, and that the original directors are returning. Any thoughts from those who have seen the original?

The director of "Horton Hears a Who" has been tapped to direct the "Jonah Hex" adaptation. I'll give you a moment to pick your brains up off the floor.

Here's a promo trailer for George Romero's new zombie film. Surprise! It's actually cheaper and stupider looking than "Diary of the Dead". I don't know how he does it, but he's still got that magic touch!

In Real People News: 

Still don't think that steroids shrink your balls? Just ask this former LA Rams Defensive linemen who took steroids for 20 years. And you think the condom conversation is awkward... just wait until you have to explain why your man-bits look like a movie theater hot dog.

Parents today aren't reading their children classic fairytales for fear of damaging their children. Jesus people, I grew up in the 80's and 90's and even I wasn't this much of a pansy. Reading about your grandmother getting eaten by a wolf is called "character building".

This Arab executioner really likes his job. And who can blame him, with the shit they put you to death for over there, he's got the safest job imaginable in this economy.

On this day in history: 

1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is struck in the knees by a man in Detroit with a collapsible baton. It is later determined that her one of her rivals Tonya Harding and her boyfriend were responsible.

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