Horror Headlines 9/8/08

Good news folks, it turns out we're luckier than Tina because Hurricane Ike will not be hitting South Florida this week, so you'll get my news nuggets uninterrupted all week long. Unless of course you hate me, in which case this is probably the worst news ever. Sorry guys ;(

According to every other horror site, I'm supposed to be really excited whenever Rob Zombie releases a meaningless drawing that's sort of inspired by his new movie "Tyrannosaurus Rex", that oh yah, no one really knows anything about. As you can see, it's working like gangbusters.

Shocking, the role of Malachai in the "Children of the Corn" remake is going to someone who is neither as scary nor gingery as Courtney Gaines, who played him in the original. Apparently even the Scifi channel isn't beyond casting ridiculously model looking people in every role they can.

Peter Blocke, one of the former champions of horror at the now 'fallen from grace' Lions Gate, has reportedly started his own label with the sole purpose of releasing genre fare. The company is called "A Bigger Boat", from the infamous line uttered by Roy Scheider in "Jaws". One of their first projects is "a John Carpenter directed thriller" titled "Dark Corners".

"Evil Dead: The Musical" to be turned into a 3D film? I can't even begin to explain to you how much this hurts my head. I mean the idea of the musical sounded good, but I'm just not convinced. Plus, how can they possibly have the rights to do this?

More word from Harold Raimis on "Ghostbusters 3". Essentially, if everything works out, than it will be an Apatow produced film where the original crew will serve as "mentors" to a new group of younger Ghostbusters. It's still in the scripting/deal stages at this point, so nothing is set in stone. Ramis also mentions that Bill Murray has agreed to appear in "some capacity", so take that for what you will.

In Real People News: 

It's a sad day when Mexican drug smugglers are better at public relations than our own government. Maybe we should send these guys to the Middle East?

Wallabys are terrorizing Australians! And here I am without a Dingo joke, imagine my luck. The source link comes complete with hilariously ominous shot of Wallabies giving the evil eye.

Snotty teenager has bizarre alcoholic concoction in Crete, head swells to twice it's normal size. Complete with "haha!" picture at the link.

On this day in history: 

1966: Star Trek debuts on NBC, with the airing of an episode titled "The Man Trap." The science fiction show proceeds to suffer in the ratings against established sitcoms Bewitched and My Three Sons.

Final Girl Film Club: The Food of the Gods

This is another entry in the always exciting Final Girl Film Club. Click the link to see what all the other cuckoo nutsos are saying.

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Monstrous Nature (a werewolf film)

I just posted about this film over at my magazine's blog, but I wanted to share it with everyone here as well. A very talented film maker and friend of mine, Jason Cuadrado, is putting the finishing touches on what promises to be one hell of a flick.

"Monstrous Nature" is the story of "a nun who gets kidnapped and wakes up in the deep woods handcuffed to a disturbed man. He makes his plans for her known by the light of the full moon, which tests her faith as well as her nerve."

Horror Headlines 9/5/08

Hope everyone has a good weekend. The BGH crew will be recording a podcast episode on Sunday, so you can definitely expect our return next week. Also, Hurricane Ike is getting ready for a direct hit on where I live on perhaps Tuesday, so things may get a little hairy for me here next week. Rest assured that should my connection be down, Casey will carry on valiantly in my absence. With that said, on with the news!

I read this original rumor a few days back but figured I'd wait for confirmation. Well, we appear to have that now, as word comes down that that two co-executive producers on "The Office" have been hired to write a script for "Ghostbusters 3", with the intention that all 4 original 'busters will be returning. No casting is official as of yet, but it would be hard to imagine that they would go through with this without the whole original crew involved.

Season 2 of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" debuts Monday night on Fox. I've heard the show's pretty good, but I can't get over the fact that everyone they cast looks so pretty. I'll stick to my hot, rugged, milfy Linda Hamilton, thank you very much.

In Real People News: 

You don't have to be an animal lover to think that this story about a heroine addicted elephant is the saddest thing you'll read all day. Excuse me while I locate my razor blade.

Gangs in Brazil are feeding their enemies to giant crocodile like lizards to dispose of the bodies. Hey, you've got to work with what you've got I guess.

Japanese police receive a frantic call about a corpse, tied up and wrapped in plastic in the forest. They dispatch an entire team of murder investigators, who arrive at the scene, untie the body, and discover that it's just a "Real Doll" that "showed signs of repeated use". It's at this point that Nelson from the Simpsons ran by and said, "haha!".

There's a story circulating today that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin tried to have books banned from libraries during her tenure as Governor of Alaska because they offended her Christian sensibilities, and that she threatened the librarian with being fired if she didn't comply. I'll let you make your own judgments about that, but no doubt the language had something to do with "the gays and all their gayness".

On this day in history: 

1975: Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme almost assassinates President Gerald Ford with a .45 automatic in Sacramento, California. But Fromme is tackled by a Secret Service agent before she can remember to rack a round into the firing chamber.

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