Comics Creepshow 20: Crossed

I have a present for all of you horror fans. His name is Garth Ennis, and if you have never heard of him, thank me, after you have spent your Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza money on his newest book, CROSSED, or any of the shelve filling collection of comic books he has written. It is simple- if you are a horror fan, it is a good chance you enjoy looking at disturbing imagery. Ennis is the master of scripting scenes with disturbing imagery in them.

Horror Headlines: Friday December 19th, 2008

Good lord it's been a slow news week. Unfortunately next week probably won't be any better, but we'll continue to bring you the best in reviews and columns to help tide you over until things heat up again in January. I'll be out of town, but I will have my trusty laptop by my side. Casey may be filling in some on news, but that all depends on how lazy I become when faced with snow for the first time in 2 years. Only time will tell my friends, only time will tell.

"My Bloody Valentine 3D" releases its second trailer. I have a question for those uber-geeks out there... is my Macbook Pro capable of reproducing this new-fangled 3D? Because I would love to start seeing actual 3D internet trailers for these movies. Just a thought.

Tons of stuff for David Goyer's "The Unborn" is being released on the official site. It seems like there's been SOMETHING every day this week. You've got to give them credit for trying at least.

This poster for "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" kind of blows. They had a great formula going, it's called "put the hot chick on the posters"... but then they went and screwed it up.

In Real People News: 

The world is in utter disarray, food shortages threaten everyone but the most well off countries, and these assholes just had their 18th child. Nothing like good old fashioned, arrogant optimism.

Officers install GPS in the cars of some of their colleagues, find out they're home when they're supposed to be working. Your tax dollars hard at work folks.

Two New Zealand youths try to rob a convenience store with plastic bags over their heads, fail miserably. With great "passerby photo" of them being apprehended at the link.

On this day in history: 

A Clockwork Orange opens, originally given an X rating. Censors objected more to the sex scenes than the violence. Director Stanley Kubrik later earns an R by removing some of the racier footage.

Humongous, Wild, Orgasmo Devils of DVD

There are a few titles whose absence from DVD boggles my mind. If you are a long time collector there is no doubt you’ve gone the off-region route a few times to secure a title that you simply couldn’t live without. Now if those titles happen to be cinema obscure like “Incesto Sacrale” or “Orgasmo Nero” living with an off region release and a moderately reliable, after-market modified all-region DVD player seems, well, somewhat reasonable. A little like accepting the spotty quality of 8mm stag loops in days of yore.

Opposing Views on Day Remake

PETE 8/10

Before watching ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ , I though that on a scale of 1-10, it was going to be a 5. That would match up with the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, wouldn’t it? Thankfully, I was wrong. It just goes to show that having low expectations is always a good strategy - if anything, you’re just pleasantly surprised.

Horror Headlines: Thursday December 18th, 2008

The Alamo Drafthouse makes an awesome retro poster for the original 1974 film "Black Christmas", because they're going to be screening the classic slasher on December 25th.

"Homecoming" is a thriller about a family who's vacationing in a remote island, only to return to find out that something has wiped out almost all of humanity. They soon realize that the survivors they've discovered pose a threat to them, and they must keep running until they return home. This will be directed by the writer of "The Orphanage", Sergio G. Sanchez.

Jason Standee being put in theaters to promote the "Friday the 13th" remake allows you to stick your head in a hole and take a picture with the killer... AWESOME. IDEA. The studio is also encouraging you to send in your snapped photos to them, which you can find out more info on at the link.

"Troll" remake director John Carl Bucheler wants you to use Youtube to audition for his new film. Ya, I'm sure this will end well.

In Real People News: 

So... apparently physicists now believe there is more evidence to possibly support Einstein's theory of "dark energy". I don't understand anything in that article. Does this mean that Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" was right all along?

School is canceled today because of snow... in Las Vegas? Does this mark the return of dark lord Xenu or something? Good lord.

The town of Wilmington Ohio is about to have half of it's population laid off. If you're looking for the next big trainwreck reality show, this town might be the place to film it.

On this day in history: 

1916: Bloodiest and longest battle of World War I ends, with the French defeating Germans at the Battle of Verdun. There were over 1 million casualties, and the Verdun ossuary contains bones of 100,000 unidentified soldiers.

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