Horror Headlines 9/12/08

No new releases this Friday (we still have a few more weeks until "Quarantine") but the Bloody Good Horror Podcast is still going strong this weekend with a review of Uwe Boll's "Postal". That's right, it was my staff pick for this week, and I intend to revel in the pain of my fellow podcasters. So, if you're not already listening, now's the time to start!

WB is re-releasing "The Dark Knight" in January in IMAX theaters across the country. The move is two-fold I would imagine, aimed at both inching closer to Titanic's box office record, and of course, to remind the Academy voters that their film features the performance of a young and talented actor who died before his time (hint, hint).

Danny Boyle still talking out his rear concerning the possibilities of "28 Months Later". Then of course "28 Years", "28 Decades" and then what, like "28 Centuries"? Not to knock the films, because they have been pretty decent zombie romps, I'm just saying that if he makes one or two more of these, they're going to get very hard to keep track of.

Alexandre Aja's "Pihrana 3D" was originally scheduled to start production this fall, but shooting has now been pushed back to March or April. The reason? Apparently Aja needs more time for pre-production, considering that his vision for killer fish attacking co-eds on Spring Break (in 3D, no less) concept will take a bit more time to flesh out. If he can get anywhere near the unintentional comedy of "Mirrors", we may have a winner on our hands here people.

"Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds" teaser trailer has been posted on Myspace. First reaction? Um... what? I have no idea what I just saw but I can tell you this, it has not left a good taste in my mouth.

If midgets in Chucky costumes running around the streets of New York with fake meat cleavers isn't enough to give you nightmares, than you definitely have a stronger constitution than I do.

Uwe Boll is going to make "Bloodrayne 3", and the sequel's lead Natassia Malthe will not return. This isn't surprising, as I heard him bitch up a storm once in an interview about how she wouldn't take her top off. So, that's what you get when you mess with the Boll, Natassia! Boll also says that he'd like to get Kristiana Lokken back (and let's be honest, it won't be that hard). If by some chance she refuses, he'll go with a totally new actress, presumably one okay with prancing around naked on screen. Hey, at least the man knows what he wants.

In Real People News: 

The definition of physical comedy: Car thief fleeing from police jumps over three foot retainer wall, not realizing there was a 200 foot cliff on the other side. Hilarity ensues.

Italian Comedian could face substantial jail time for insulting the Pope in her act. Since we're all Americans here and can say whatever the hell we please, let me take this opportunity to fart in the Pope's general direction.

Add this one to the list of worst ways to possibly die... being trapped in a maze of tunnels filled with human waste. Authorities think she crawled around in the culvert for about 24 hours before succumbing to "poison gas". How's that breakfast tasting right about now?

If Australian politicians can't get drunk, drop their pants and shout lude comments at their colleagues' teenage daughters, than whose politicians can? Come on Australia, this sounds right up your alley! Man, my whole worldview has been shaken this morning.

On this day in history: 

1992: Anthony Perkins, star of the Hitchcock classic Psycho, dies of AIDS in his Hollywood hills home.

Burn Notice Anyone?

Bruce Campbell is a genre god. You really can't argue that. I mean, you can, but you'll loose.

I started watching Burn Notice on hulu a few days ago and I am hooked. Part of the reason is because it's an addictive and somewhat mindless romp that's part MacGyver, part Dexter, a dash of Nip/Tuck and a sprinkle of Hart to Hart. It's sooooo good in a predictable way. Let's talk about Bruce!

The Trailers of TIFF (part one)

The Toronto International Film Fest has become possibly the most genre-friendly major film festival, with many major international genre movies getting their North American debut. Last year at TIFF North American audiences got their first look at Inside, Frontiers and Takeski Miike's latest, Sukiyaki Western Django.

This year there's an equally strong international genre presence at TIFF. Here's a few film that might be worth a blip on your radar.


Comics Creepshow 6: Cthulhu Madness


Horror Headlines 9/11/08

So, remember when McG and the makers of "Terminator Salvation" hired another jacked Austrian dude who sort of looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger to take his place? Well, rumors are now flying that Arnie's face will be digitally placed over that dude's, and he has recently recorded voiceovers to be placed in post. Wow, so the Governator might be in the film after all huh? Take that, rest of the world, our Governors are frigging Terminators! Only in America folks. Also, I apparently missed the rumor that McG has said the film may possibly be rated R, which has actually peaked my interest for this whole thing.

Speaking of our beloved ratings organization, "Repo: A Genetic Opera" has been given an R rating by the MPAA. Despite how awkward some of the clips have been, I'm still endlessly intrigued by how this will turn out. Also, kudos to the readers if they can find out if this is the first ever R rated musical to be released theatrically (albeit, limited).

The same company that did "Prom Night" is now moving forward with a remake of "The House on Sorority Row", and have cast Rumor Willis (the giant chinned offspring of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) and Briana Evigan (the hot chick from "Step up 2 Tha Streets", the trailer for which seemed to be in front of every horror film last year). I'll let you make your own judgments about this project based on the information provided.

"The Scream Awards" air on SpikeTV on Tuesday, October 21st, and you can see the nominees at the link. Also there, the board of advisers who chose the nominees, which I must say is rather impressive (think Wes Craven, Kevin Smith, etc...), and they've done a great job of honoring the films our readers have admired most this past year.

In Real People News: 

Kids defecating on the bathroom floor in your school? No problem, just rub their noses in it like dogs. Oh, on second thought, maybe that's not the greatest idea.

If you're going to murder someone, it's probably best to not construct a photo essay and then leave the memory card out for investigators to find. Just saying.

Woman in Budapest rushed to hospital after part of a screwdriver gets lodged in her lung during a dental examination. Also news, dentists in Budapest use screwdrivers. YIKES.

On this day in history: 

1991: Boxer Mike Tyson is arrested for raping Desiree Washington in an Indianapolis hotel room. After his conviction and three years spent behind bars, Tyson continues to maintain his innocence, telling one reporter: "I just hate her guts... I really wish I did now... now I really do want to rape her."

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