Horror Headlines 9/3/08

Jason Mewes says he doesn't really know what's going on with Kevin Smith's horror film to be "Red State", except that he will be casting all unknown actors in the roles. It doesn't surprise me all that much that Mewes would not have "any idea" what's going on, but it does surprise me that State's been stuck in development hell since the Weinstein's passed on it last year. Will Smith ever cross genres and be successful? We'll just have to wait and see.

Apparently Mark Millar has raised 70 million to make the film based on his comic book "Kick Ass", starring Nicholas Cage. He was having trouble getting studios to pay attention because of the over the top violence, so instead he decided to go off on his own and get in touch with some rich friends of his for funding. So, we shall be seeing "Kick Ass" in all of it's uncensored glory. Excuse the pun, but that sounds pretty kickass to me.

Two documentaries pimping the HBO Vampire series "True Blood" will air this Saturday. The faux documentaries are more in the series of very self aware marketing campaigns they've been pursuing for this show. The debut is the next day, Sunday September 7th at 9pm.

Looking for a place to submit your short horror film too? Than Dance Macabre might be right up your alley. More info at the link.

In Real People News: 

Viagara turns 80 year old man into a crazed sex fiend and abuser. Plus, he had a shotgun. There's your short horror film story right there.

People are making money in Bangladesh by sifting for gold in sewer water, just like they used to in San Fransisco back in the day (except you know... without all the shit). Just remember that the next time someone says "it can't get any worse". Are you sifting gold out of shit water? No? Then yes my friend, it can definitely get worse.

Man says wife screamed as she fell off of cliff by accident, doctors say she couldn't have because her neck was already broken when she fell, man says "it must have been an angel I heard then". Airtight alibi if you ask me, AIR TIGHT.

Finally, the secret to Canada's listeria outbreak comes to light. And yes, it's actually more vomit inducing than I had imagined.

On this day in history: 

1969: Ho Chi Minh dies of heart failure in Hanoi, Vietnam. He had asked to be cremated and his ashes buried on three hilltops. Contrary to his express wishes, Uncle Ho is embalmed and put on display in a mausoleum just like Lenin's.

Twisted Metal - The Lost Endings

As Eric can attest, the "Twisted Metal" series is on the very top of my nostalgia list, as I wasted countless evenings blowing up pixely buildings, unlocking secrets and viewing Metal's trademark ridiculous endings. The oft-ridiculous, morbidly moralistic endings always manged to be satisfying in the way few modern games can match.

No show this week...

Hey guys, unfortunately we had some technical difficulties this weekend so the "Basket Case" show is postponed a week. That gives you a few more days to check it out before we get our go at it.

In the wake of the cancellation, we've made a calender planning shows out for the next 3 months, so this should eliminate confusion and relying on Netflix for the future. So hopefully we should have a few solid months ahead of us without any interruptions.

Horror Headlines 9/2/08

The documentary "My Name is Jason" now has a Myspace. Jason with a Myspace? What's next, Pinhead with a Facebook page?

Fascinating Jeffrey Combs interview, in which he explains that he turned down a chance to star in Stuart Gordon's next film "The Thing on the Doorstep" because it featured "wall to wall sex". Apparently Combs is a married man and the thought of all that sweaty writhing made him a bit uncomfortable. Let me be the first to throw my hat into the ring to replace him. Sweaty writhing with hot young actresses sounds right up my alley.

"Dexter" season 3 does internet marketing right. Check the link for the 4 magazines they've "Dexterized" to celebrate the occasion. Still putting off getting into the show myself, but I believe everyone on how kick-ass it is. Unfortunately I'm too poor for premium channels. Hey, anyone want to buy advertising?

So The script for "2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hillbillies" is finished, and the cast and crew is just waiting for the word on when production will start. The synopsis reads exactly like "The Devil's Rejects", which is NOT encouraging. That, and although I found the first mildly entertaining, I still maintain that Sullivan was essentially doing a bad impression of Eli Roth, which is just as hacky as you might imagine.

Ron Perlman's optimistic for a "Hellboy III", which is kind of surprising to me, but then again "The Golden Army" did manage to make 100 million worldwide despite it's sort of lackluster opening here in the states. Of course, next up on Del Toro's plate is "The Hobbit", so it remains to be seen if this trilogy ender will be made sooner as opposed to later.

Tons of Saw V images, and a revelation. If you listen to the show, you know Schnaars has compared these films to the machine that was "Friday the 13th" in the 1980's. And to an extent, I think he's right, except one major difference. You could go in and watch any entry of "Friday the 13th" without ever having seen a previous one. These films? I get the feeling I'm going to need a frigging "Saw companion" to understand anything come this October, since I'm making everyone see "Saw V" for the podcast. Should be interesting.

In Real People News: 

As if a mom dying from drinking too much WATER isn't weird enough, there was also the blood of an unidentified person splattered all over the walls. I apologize to every CSI episode ever, I guess this shit really does happen.

Komodo dragons are attacking school children in Indonesia, and the locals blame it on American environmentalists. Hey now, it must be wacky story day around here!

Think Denny's never closes? Well that's usually true, unless of course someone saunters in and tries to amputate his own arm with a butcher knife from the kitchen. That's apparently enough to get the wait staff the night off, how generous.

Boy Scout diagnosed with Bubonic Plague. I knew there was a reason I quit that shit when I was 11 years old (you know, besides the threat of sodomy).

On this day in history: 

1666: A kitchen fire breaks out in Thomas Farynor's bakery on Pudding Lane, unleashing four days of destruction. 436 acres in the city are converted to ash, including 13,200 homes. 200,000 residents are rendered homeless by what comes to be known as the Great Fire of London.

Is a Teen Wolf Remake in the Works?

No, not that I know of.

There is this really funny video, though. More of a remix than a remake. This is a good opportunity for us all to take a moment to remember those crippled by werewolves throwing bowling balls with their superhuman strength.

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