Horror Headlines: Friday, October 7th, 2008

Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith for "Oldboy" remake. Wow, I'm just going to sit back and let the commenters take this one over.

"Cotton" is a shaky-cam, psuedo-documentary produced by Eli Roth and directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland. The story? Well, it's about "evangelical minister who turns against religion and decides to participate in a documentary in which he practices his last exorcism." Eli Roth and a hand held film? Let the ranting ensue.

John Landis to direct new horror comedy called "Burke and Hare". This one's about "the true story of William Burke and William Hare, serial killers who sold the corpses of their 17 victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection." Um... sounds, hilarious?

Tim Sullivan is going to write and direct two sequels to his film "2001 Maniacs". They're going to be titled "2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys" and "2001 Maniacs: The Hillbillys Have Eyes". See what he did there?

In Real People News: 

As fun as it sounds, please refrain from clearing cobwebs from your eaves with a blowtorch. It may sound fun, but you're probably going to burn your house down.

Woman tries to smuggle crackpipe into prison in her buttcrack. The possibilities for punny headlines are endless here, but it's Friday and I'm tired so... figure it out yourself.

On this day in history: 

1872: The cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from New York, never reaching Genoa. Four weeks later it is found completely abandoned, whereabouts of the ten man crew unknown.

The Alphabet Killer (REVIEW)

Note: I saw this film at a pre-release screening in Rochester, NY. To read my take on the screening experience, visit my blog.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, October 6th 2008

"Zombie Allegiance" trailer. ZA is a low budget zombie film from Writer/Director Tony Nunes. I'm usually not a big fan of these, but comical George Bush masks get me every time.

Steve Niles is currently writing a sequel to "30 Days of Night"... the movie. The character of Stella would be the focal point, meaning they will hopefully get Melissa George's fine self back for the role.

Freaky pictures from David Goyer's "Unborn" (LINK FIXED). The film concerns a woman dealing with a spirit that is slowly taking posession of her soul.

Check the trailer for "The Broken", from this year's After Dark Horror Fest.

Poster for Joe Dante's "The Hole", in 3D. The film concerns a family who finds a bottomless hole in their basement, that I'm guessing leads to all kinds of spooky stuff.

A sequel to the Spanish film [REC] will start shooting in November. The original directors Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are returning, and will be shooting under the Filmax banner, the company which was responsible for the first film.

In Real People News: 

This economy is so bad, even prostitutes are feeling the pinch. Of course, I'm sure the fact that she's 58 has nothing to do with it. No, that can't possibly be it.

Have you found out your wife wasn't a virgin when you married her? No worries, it's nothing a little murder/suicide can't clear up.

Pheasant kills biker... that is all.

On this day in history: 

1989: Kitty Dukakis, wife of Presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, is hospitalized for drinking rubbing alcohol. According to Hunter S. Thompson, "She was a really good advertisement for speed for twenty-six years."

Midnight Movie (2008)

So "Midnight Movie" opens in my neck of the woods (at the Village East Cinema to be precise) on November 7th. It's getting a super limited theatrical run. That really makes me want to see it. One problem, I think it looks dumb. Does it look dumb to anyone else?

15 Minutes of Video Game Deaths!

I'm mid-way through my second playthrough of EA's Dead Space, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. As the game became more challenging, I came to notice one of the most underappreciated aspects of a game: the death scenes. Naturally, when you're playing a game, you want to avoid death at all costs, but in today's games, death is often inevetable. Thankfully, a game like Dead Space makes the experience less...errr...painful by offering up dozens of unique eviscerations to take the edge off.

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