Horror Headlines: Christmas Eve, 2008

"Judge Dredd" remake? Were this April Fool's Day and not Christmas Eve, I wouldn't be sure what to think about this story. As it is, I'm confused yet oddly intrigued.

New pictures from "Terminator Salvation"... and the Christian Bale man-crush lives to fight another day.

Wes Craven's serial killer opus "25/8" is now being changed to "untitled", presumably because the first title sucked. The story follows a killer who vows to return to his hometown on the 16th anniversary of his death, and what happens when people actually start to die around the infamous date.

Trailer for "His Name Was Jason", the documentary about the "Friday the 13th" series being put out by Anchor Bay. Leave it to a bunch of fans to put together a better documentary than Paramount ever could, the company that F13 practically made. Way to drop the ball, guys.

Here's the official story of "The Thing" prequel... it will follow the Norweigan team that's found dead at the beginning of Carpenter's 1982 original. How do we feel about this story people?

In Real People News: 

I KNEW IT! Plastic surgeon gets cracked down on because he's powering his car with fat sucked out of patients. I've been saying this is the way to go for years. It's the most widely available fuel in America!

We can file this in the "things I didn't think I would ever have to warn you about" category. It's not a good idea to use a blowtorch to get rid of ice on your house. Can we see where this is going?

This couple has been on vacation at three major world cities the very moment they were attacked by terrorists. In other words, if you see these people on the Subway... BAIL.

On this day in history: 

1997: It is revealed that actor Woody Allen (age 62) was married to his adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (age 27) in Venice, Italy the day prior. She becomes her own stepmother, and Woody his own son in law.

The Nuclear Edge--Dangerous Headbanging?

So I happened across this article the other day, which describes how headbanging might raise the risk of brain injury.

I'm forced to ask, wasn't that kind of the point?

Plus, the picture in the article singles out Iron Maiden fans, which to me is clear discrimination. Plus, it's a blatant false portrayal of character, as nearly the only actual band mentioned in the print of the article is Motley Crue. I don't know anyone who listens to both "Powerslave," and "Dr. Feelgood."

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 23rd, 2008

Hey folks, since I'm on vacation I got kind of caught up yesterday and ended up not posting horror news in the morning. I did however put up a pretty substantial news post last night, in case you missed it. As for tomorrow (Christmas Eve), it will depend on how much news is actually happening, but the tentative plan is to post then as well. In the meantime, on with the show!

Who is Scott Hoffman and what did he do to get mentioned here? A) He's a douche. B) He gave 5 glowing quotes about "The Spirit" just to get his quote-whoring website some publicity. Oh shit, I guess it worked.

The director of the indie film "Zombie Honeymoon" is in the planning stages of a sequel. What will it be called? Zombie Pre-nup? Zombie Divorce? Only time will tell.

900 theaters. Those are the odds of you seeing "My Bloody Valentine 3D", in actual 3D on a digital screen. The total number of theaters is 1,600, with 900 of those being the "RealD" ready screens. Got one near you? I suggest you start camping out now for the January 16th release date.

Attention web reporters... Every time Rob Zombie farts it does NOT constitute news on "Halloween 2". Now if he farts and burps at the same time, that's pretty amazing and possibly fatal... but it's still not news. Please take note.

In Real People News: 

This elaborate system of using fake license plates to get speeding tickets issued to your enemies is actually pretty genius. Definitely filing that in the "evil revenge plan" vault.

Mice may be to blame for a fire that killed over 1,000 cats. I can't decide if I'm terrified by this, or if it just really makes me want to play Mouse Trap.

Speaking of obscure references, it looks like a "foot massager" may be responsible for killing several people who tried to use it on their heads and necks in Japan. Hey, it's their fault for not running away as soon as they heard the AC/DC song "Who Made Who" come blasting over their stereo.

Scientists have invented a microchip that can rev up a woman's sex drive if implanted in the brain. Now all you need is some chloroform and a scalpel.

On this day in history: 

1888: After an argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh takes a razor and removes a portion of his left ear. Their quarrel regarded the prostitutes in Arles who seemed to prefer Gauguin over Van Gogh; the painter delivered his ear to one Rachel, who preferred Van Gogh. She fainted.

The Black Hole (1978)

I caught the last half of Disney's "The Black Hole" while hiding under a blanket on the couch yesterday. According to Casey, were I not one of those "damn kids these days", I would have seen this when I was younger.

I didn't though, and what I saw of it yesterday had me really fascinated. It's an FX heavy, quirky little scifi film that is apparently very well known. The best part of the whole thing are the two wacky little robots, who for some reason have googly eyes. Picture evidence of this below:

Gremlins Take on The Classics

Remember the time I said that Thundercats trailer was the best fan made thing I've ever seen? Ya, I lied. This video is, which features Gremlins inserting themselves into a handful of classic films. I'm completely blown away by this.

In all fairness, the guy who did this is a special FX artist... but still, this thing really raises the bar. Any internet video that can get me to watch for 7 full minutes must really be something.

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