Comics Creepshow 15: Devil Slayer

BUFFY needs to check her copyright information and HELLBOY needs to protect his demonic ass. There is a new slayer in town- DEVIL SLAYER. DEVIL SLAYER is Marvel’s brand new spinoff book for its DEAD OF NIGHT series, and it is so good, I am forced to take back the Marvel-horror bashing that I let out during my DANNY KETCH: GHOST RIDER review. DEVIL SLAYER is horror comics done right.

Horror Headlines: Friday, November 14th, 2008

Have you noticed there's been a lot of ice/frozen themed horror films lately? Hmmm, I wonder why that is. Well, the latest is that Adam Green's next film will be called "Frozen", about a couple stranded on a chairlift at a ski resort. Um... creepy?

Marc Forster, director of the latest James Bond flick "Quantum of Solace", has been tapped to direct an adaptation of Max Brooks' "World War Z", a novel about a zombie apocalypose. I haven't read the book, but everyone who does seems to have been pretty stoked about the project, so we'll be keeping our eyes on this one.

In Real People News: 

I understand what this is supposed to mean, but do you think the President knew he was throwing up what amounts to a gang sign? I'm guessing that's not something you learn at Yale.

I think we should all take a cue from this Australian resort when it comes to succeeding in these tough times... start hosting orgies. I mean, who doesn't love a good one of those?

Apparently Joe the Plumber was bored, so he made his own shitty website. And to my surprise, it can not be found at www.insufferable-douchebag.com.

On this day in history: 

1993: Michael Jackson checks into a drug rehabilitation program in order to treat his addiction to painkillers, taken in response to media allegations that he is a homosexual pedophile. According to his publicist, Jackson was "barely able to function adequately on an intellectual level."

The Wicker Man: Best Soundtrack ...ever?

I think my genre fan card would get revoked if I didn't mention John Carpenter when speaking of film soundtracks. Or the ever popular "Suspiria" for that matter. For me at least, the aforementioned define film scores. For many people, the music that accompanies a film has a tremendous impact on the whole 'product'. My new favorite product is "The Wicker Man" .

6 movies on a plane

I recently spent 10.5 hours on a plane. At first in situations like these, one considers American Airlines' on-demand style viewing to be a true stroke of good fortune. But used immoderately and without discernment this blessing quickly becomes one of those that finds even theater haters like me looking for Shakespearean quotes to express (with adequate gravity) the other side of the experience.

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered."

My six movies, in the order watched...

Wall-E:

Horror Headlines: Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The Television station "Monsters HD", is celebrating Thanksgiving with a zombie movie marathon, including "The Rage" and "Day of the Dead". The story also claims the movies will be online. In related news, I can't visit their website because it gives me the uncontrollable urge to change to Dish Network, and I can't afford it right now.

Sequel to "My Name is Bruce" is already being talked about. As long as Bruce Campbell whispers it sweetly into my ear, he can talk about anything he wants.

"Night of the Demons" has wrapped filming, and director Adam Gierasch is pretty excited about what he sees. In other news, he claims we will be seeing a trailer for the film in short order.

Not as if this is a surprise to anyone, but "Saw VI" has officially been greenlit for its October 2009 release. Apparently, contrary to what I had thought, V and VI were not shot back to back, so they don't even have a script yet.

I have to say, I like the teaser trailer for Roland Emerich's "2012" much more than I care to admit, but that may have to do with my obsession with the 2012 Mayan prophecy. Either way, wee!

We're still getting our "Cloverfield" sequel, but it's taking so long because they're just trying to find the right story. I'm actually surprised that someone in this day and age actually has the power to wait for the right story, but I guess that's the kind of clout you get when your film makes "Cloverfield" money.

In Real People News: 

Another foot has washed up on a shore in British Columbia, making the 6th one in the past 15 months. In these uncertain times, it's nice to know that there's something consistent out there.

Remember that dude who robbed a bank a few months back and got away on an innertube down a river? Well he's been caught. Apparently they snagged DNA off of a Gatorade bottle he dropped at the scene. Hey, robbing and inner-tubing is quite the dehydrating activity.

Apparently the Agriculture Minster in Sweden is kind of a fan of the whole "peanut butter on the nuts + dog" trick. Okay not really, but he did explain the process in front a bunch of reporters, and that's hilarious.

On this day in history: 

1974: Nuclear activist Karen Silkwood's car is forced off the road into an embankment, while travelling to an interview with author and New York Times reporter David Burnham. Her files were missing from the wreck, but a not-so-impartial FBI investigation concluded accident.

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