Horror Headlines: Thursday January 8th, 2009

There's lots of "Twilight" news floating out there today, but this is just your friendly reminder that if you want that sort of thing, you'll have to look elsewhere. If you happened to end up here looking for a respite from the non-stop teenie vampire coverage on other sites, welcome! We shall be your oasis my friend.

Good news for all you 80's vampire fans out there, the "Fright Night" remake is officially dead. Sony Screen Gems is ditching the project after several different writers attempted to take it on, including the original director Tom Holland. Commence your rejoicing now. Oh, and if Sony Screen Gems sounds familiar, just remember that they're the ones behind the "Prom Night" remake that almost destroyed the podcast. NEVER FORGET.

19 inch Jason action figure! Not sure if this guy would play nicely with the one I have from "Freddy Vs Jason", but I'll only find out if one of our lovely readers buys me one ;)

New to Blu-Ray this June 16th, "Ghostbusters! Just a word of warning to horror fans though, I have heard that some films are being released "upscaled". In other words, not a true HD transfer, just to suck money out of fans wallets. Someone with more knowledge on the subject may be able to better enlighten you as to how to tell the difference.

New pics from "House on Sorority Row" remake.... which dare I say, are a little saucy? The plot follows closely to the original, with the sisters this time causing the death of one of their own in a prank rather than their house mother. Needless to say, a mysterious killer shows up and starts offing them one by one.

HorrorMovies.ca scores an exclusive still from "My Bloody Valentine 3d", which is posted here along with a few others. Included is a still where the killer stalks a girl... in a grocery store? I hear the freezer aisle is wild in 3D.

In Real People News: 

So many great aspects to this article. 4 year old boy pissed at his babysitter for stepping on his foot goes to room, retrieves shotgun and lets one rip at the man... who's named "Mr. Beavers". Sweet Jesus I don't even know what to say after that.

Man gets caught hanging upside down from a chairlift... with his wind-chapped bum exposed for all to see. With "damn, that sucks" pictures at the link.

Man dies in his home, and police discover a bizarre series of tunnels inside his house fashioned out of garbage. The smell was so bad and tunnels so intricate, a DIVING TEAM had to be called in to retrieve his body. A neighbor claims he was "slightly eccentric", winning the award for understatement of the year.

On this day in history: 

1992: George Bush, sick with the stomach flu, decides not to excuse himself at a Tokyo state dinner. He vomits in the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister while cameras are rolling, to the great amusement of everyone except the Prime Minister.

Craig Singer talks Perkins 14 and After Dark

Craig Singer made his debut in the horror world with "Dark Ride", a film chosen as one of the first "8 Films To Die For" at the inaugural "After Dark Horror Fest". Two years later, he's back in After Dark with his film "Perkins 14", which took unprecedented steps to involve the online horror community in its development. From the story, to which actors actors were cast... even to the poster, fans had a chance to vote on what this film would be. On the eve of the third Horror Fest, Craig sat down with us to talk about the film and how it all came about.

At one point this would have been considered very experimental, and now it really seems inevitable...

So let's start off with the basics... what kind of horror films influence you the most?


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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.

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