Box Office Special - The Year the Violence Died

In the interest of some more prolonged horror discussion, I'm going to pass on this week's top 5. Bang it here if you want to see the box office numbers for the week. My brief assessment:

Winners: "HSM3," for maintaining the top spot; "Changeling," for widening with moderate success; "Chihuahuas," for straying relevant in week 5 of release; "Secret Life of Bees," for staying relevant in week 3, and "Max Payne" and "Eagle Eye" for making their investment back domestically.

Horror Headlines: Monday, November 3rd, 2008

It's Monday morning folks and that means a weekend's worth of news! Eric is out this morning taking care of a misplaced tooth mishap, so I've been let loose from my shackles in the DVD cave!

For those of you tuning in this morning for the Bloody Good Horror podcast, fear not! The show will be uploaded later this evening!

In the meantime, sit tight. Let's get this Monday rolling!

Shock Till You Drop brings is two new teaser posters from the upcoming After Dark Film Fest! First is "The Broken" starring Lena Heady, the next is "From Within" starring Heady's "Terminator" co-star Thomas Dekker.

Midnight Movie, the indie slasher slaying attendee's of a midnight film festival gets a hand full of limited release dates.

With the recent success of "Dead Space" in both game and video formats, EA Games announces that they have partnered with Universal Studios for a new horror franchise, "Dante's Inferno". Bloody Disgusting reports that both the game and movie involve a journey through the depths of hell.

Kevin Smith confirms that "Red State" is next. "The space movie isn't quite ready yet and won't be ready for a little while, and then we haven't even thought about casting. If I put in it, I have to wait until Seth [Rogan]'s free, and Seth, as we all know, is a very busy actor right now."

In Real People News: 

A Glastonbury teen has changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. In response, England's Douchebag alert system has been upgraded to 'mango'.

Vancouver Police are searching for a man who attacked to men with a hatchet over the weekend. For our Vancouver readers, if you see Jason Vorhees in your backyard, don't be a hero. Lock the door and call the police.

A Newcastle woman was forced to have her leg amputated after being attacked by her pet Magpie. Overheard from the grave of Director Alfred Hitchcock was the ghostly words, "I told you."

On this day in history: 

1957: The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite; a dog on board named Laika was sacrificed in the experiment.

An Ode to Fancy Jon

The following sonnet, as we talked about on this week's podcast, was sent to the BGH main contact email by a longtime listener and friend of the show. Clearly, we have some erudite listeners.

Without any further ado, here's a poem by Changwa Steve.

How Schnaars Saved the Internet: An Ode to Fancy Jon

The internet's a sticky Stygian lair
Where seed through fierce grips is vainly spilt
While fleshy buttocks squirm in padded chairs
And crusty gymsocks mop away the guilt

And selfsame wankers turn with claws befouled
To forums where they air their fetid brains

Concert review--Green Jelly

Do you remember back in history class when we learned that on July 4th, 1776, King George III wrote in his diary “Nothing of importance happened on this day?” Whether that’s true or just a legend, that’s my reaction to seeing Green Jelly.

Splatterhouse First Teaser Trailer

I'm probably more excited about the upcoming "Splatterhouse" redux, and admittedly, my expectations are probably way too high. The original was one of the best beat-em-ups of the 16 bit era, albeit one that not all that many people knew about. I have a feeling that this is going to slip under a lot of people's radars, and I'm not sure that this helps:

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