You may recall that "Cannibal Holocaust" director Ruggero Deodato is currently working on a new cannibal film titled (appropriately) "Cannibal". Well, it turns out that there's a bit of a hangup. According to Deodato on a recent Italian horror panel, there is one detail in the script that a producer wants him to change, and he refuses to go ahead until he has assurances that there will be no change. Hell, would you expect anything less from the man who filmed a giant turtle being disemboweled on screen? If all gets worked out, shooting on "Cannibal" will start in September.
"Hammer" studios in England is full gear back into the genre, on the announcement today that they're starting three new films, "The Wake Wood", "The Resident", and "The Quiet Ones". No real synopses available yet but it certainly signals that these guys are ready to get back in the game after their internet film "Rave From The Grave" debuted a few months back.
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Killing yourself is one thing, but drowning yourself in a bucket of water... now that takes determination. Of course, the idea of life in prison for a murder might have been just the right motivation I would need in order to pull it off.
1947: Businessman pilot Kenneth Arnold encounters a formation of nine flying saucers near Mt. Ranier, Washington, exhibiting unusual movements and velocities of 1,700 mph. No explanation is found for this first report of flying saucers in the recent era, but it does earn Mr. Arnold legions of skeptics and an eventual IRS tax audit