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Horror Headlines: Monday October 22nd, 2010

If you saw one supernatural horror film this past weekend there is a solid chance it was "Paranormal Activity 2". The film had the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for the sub-genre with a chicken foot shattering $41.5 million. I know five naughty little podcasters who saw it and will be recording a show for it this week. See how that tied in? Wasn't that nice?

In honor of "The Walking Dead" finally hitting AMC this coming weekend the good people behind the series have released some new behind the scenes photos. The show looks awesome and I have nothing bad or sarcastic to say, which is strange and confusing to me. Thanks AMC, you made me hit puberty again.

For those of you waiting with baited breath for "Host 2" to be released you can now officially wet yourself because the sequel is going to be released in 3D! But now that you're all excited I should also mention that the 3D conversion will delay the film's release as well as change the overall logistics. Waaah!

Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he will be bringing "Robopocalypse" to the big screen in 2013. The film is based on a book by Daniel H. Wilson and focuses on the fate of humans after the robot uprising. Hopefully there will also be robot cops because I keep reading the title as "RoboCopOcalypse".

On this day in history: 

1938 - The Archbishop of Dubuque, the Most Reverend Francis J.L. Beckman, denounces the newfangled Swing music -- the latest craze -- as nothing more than "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away the moral fiber of young people." Its cannibalistic rhythms are said to lead one down the "primrose path to Hell."

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Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 29th, 2010

Hey there horror fans, it's your Editor-in-Chief Eric here, back on the newsdesk after what seems like forever. Let's see if I can shake the rust off...

Your latest "Fright Night" remake news, straight from McLovin's mouth. It will be rated R. Man, that was exciting, wasn't it?

Wes Craven seems to have been attending the Rob Zombie school of marketing your movie in the 21st century. Or at least I assume so, based on the flood of BTS video and pictures hitting the internet since the film started shooting... YESTERDAY. I don't think I can handle this every day leading up to the projected 2011 release date.

Neil Marshal talks about his next project after "Centurion". Something something something, "bodies exploding", "3D", "produced by Sam Raimi". That's the gist, anyway.

In Real People News: 

So a Twilight fan (need I go on?) is suing the theater owner who had her arrested for taping part of her favorite vampire movie on a personal camcorder. Her defense? She was recording her sister's birthday party to save the memory. Oh, and she may or may not have recorded an additional 25 seconds to capture "her favorite actor tak(ing) his shirt off." Of the list of people she should be suing for causing her embarrassment, I'd probably put both Stephanie Meyer and "herself" on the list before the theater owner, but sadly, it's not my call.

I want a few sips of whatever Jenna Busch is on during this "Today Show" segment. Everyone else is just chalking it up to her being stupid since, as we all know, genetics are not her friend. I on the other hand am giving her the benefit of the doubt by calling her a drunk. Either way, not good.

A beautiful, hand-crafted, century old, unfortunately decorated quilt donated to local museum. Family not surprisingly unavailable for comment.

This story about a woman who passed out in her own vomit after huffing dust remover is still less depressing than the Twilight story.

On this day in history: 

1967 - Actress Jayne Mansfield is decapitated in a car crash, when her convertible collides with a parked tractor-trailer. To downplay the gruesome death, sources spread the falsehood that only her wig flew off in the accident.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 27th, 2010

If you thought the “Clash of the Titans” remake was going to be kick ass, now you can see it in 3D. Sure it wasn’t filmed for 3D and will most likely just give you a headache but who are you to judge. You’re such a downer sometimes.

Jay Mohr has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s new thriller "Hereafter". I have nothing bad to say about Jay Mohr, he’s funny and adorable. But his co-star Matt Damon! Oh who am I kidding he’s adorable too.

A two minute clip of the high seas thriller “Triangle” is now online for your viewing pleasure. The film is by "Severance" director Chris Smith and stars the most frightening set of clouds you’ve ever seen.

Love Rob Zombie but think his movies lack the excitement of a forensic investigation? You’re in luck! He’s directed an episode of “CSI: Miami” that will air on March 1st titled “LA”. And yes of course Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top makes an appearance.

In Real People News: 

Kids do the darndest things! Like gun down their father's girlfriend with a shotgun. Wait no that's not funny at all.

I've never had a desire to visit Scotland until I found out I could walk along the coast in the nude proudly displaying my sex toy collection. Those sick SOBs sure know how to party.

The need to riot and beat the hell out of someone at a soccer game is still a mystery to me. The need to stab someone over a soccer video game though makes perfect sense though. Many a night my brother and I came close to murdering each other after a game of RBI Baseball.

On this day in history: 

1992 - Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday October 28th, 2009

Good news UK fans, on Halloween night you can finally get the chance to see "Paranormal Activity". It will only be Midnight screenings that night, with a wide release planned for November. Then the film will roll out in other parts of Europe and Latin America following that.

Al Snow stars in slasher film. If you don't know who that is, you probably won't care. Move along.

Eminem to make horror anthology called "Shady Talez". You might as well fill out your Razzie cards now.

"Hellraiser" remake to be shot in 3D. All hope I had for this project pretty much just went out the window.

In Real People News: 

The Govenator tells you and your puny senate to fuck off. He also mumbled something about the "lamentations of the women" on the way out.

Coyote survives 75 MPH hit and run, and being dragged for 600 miles. The couple found it embedded in their front fender, "very much alive".

Public defendants have a tough enough job, without getting poo rubbed all over their faces.

On this day in history: 

1922: Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini seizes power in Italy, with the assistance of the Catholic Church.

Horror Headlines: Thursday October 15th, 2009

"Ju-On" 5 and 6 are on their way stateside. Not sure what they're about? Watch the other 4, that should give you a pretty good idea.

If ever there were a series made for a hollow gimmick like the new 3D technology, it's definitely "Saw". You'll find quotes from one of the Producers on how the development process for the next film is going, and the ways they're trying to utilize the 3D at the link.

Check out all the entries for the "Instant Films 48 Hours Film Festival". Among the entries you'll find a film called "Shut up! I Said Shut Up!", by "Alien Raiders" director Ben Rock.

Paramount Pictures plans to release a new web series titled "Circle of Eight" on Myspace on October 27th. Yup, I said Myspace. Apparently that place still exists.

A ton of sneak peak videos from the "Night of the Creeps" DVD. Fred Dekker's 80's classic finally comes home to your collection in a few weeks.

In Real People News: 

Notorious serial killer gets caught by stealing a ceiling fan from a mosque. Not exactly the world's smartest criminal.

Sure, Sweden may be all "neutral" and stuff... but they also keep themselves warm by burning dead bunny carcasses. If that isn't evil, I don't know what is.

Another reason why the internet is greater than HAM radio, it won't electrocute the shit out of you. Well, at least if you're doing it right it won't.

On this day in history: 

1917: Dutch spy H21, also known as Mata Hari, is executed in Paris by a 12-man firing squad. The dancer, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, had slept with a number of high-ranking military officers from around the world and passed secrets along to the German high command. After death, her body is given to the University of Paris medical school for dissection.

The Final Destination (REVIEW)

As the man responsible for delivering the best entry in the “Final Destination” franchise -- “Final Destination 2,” in case you were wondering -- you'd think David R. Ellis would have a thorough understanding of how these movies are supposed to unfold. His latest endeavor, the illogical, intelligence-insulting mess that is 2009's “The Final Destination,” is easily one of the absolute worst genre films of the year, and marks a new low for mainstream American horror.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday September 2nd, 2009

So... I do have to admit that I haven't seen "The Host" yet. The reason I say that is because here's the first still from the sequel. Does the creature in the first film look that terrible? Please inform.

Excited for Mike Dougherty's "Trick 'R Treat" this Halloween? Now you can enter a fan-art contest being sponsored by Warner Bro's for the release. Check it out!

Here's the final one-sheet for "Sorority Row". Not as sexy as the others, but that was a hard track record to live up to.

Ben Ketai has been hired to direct the "30 Days of Night" sequel, subtitled "Dark Days". The film will follow Melissa George's character (recast apparently) as she heads back to Las Angeles and intentionally attracts the local vampire population to get revenge for her husband's death. So, we recast the lead and take the story out of the arctic circle? Count me out.

In Real People News: 

Sony is accelerating their plans to release a 3D flatscreen television. Sweet, this means I can finally sit through "My Bloody Valentine 3D" again.

Note to potential criminals... spray paint is not an effective way to mask your identity. Well I guess that's not entirely true, but it could also kill you, which might put a crimp in your plans.

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.

Henry Selick on Making "Coraline"

Apparently Amazon.com asked "Coraline" director Henry Selick to write a one-off guest blog entry about the inspiration for and genesis of the film. In case you've been trapped in a pocket dimension or fighting evil sex vampires on a remote island for the past year, "Coraline" is beautiful, and definitely worth seeing for the inventive stop-motion animation.

Horror Headlines: Monday August 3rd, 2009

Richard Kelly's "The Box" has been pushed back a week to November 6th, 2009. The studio is continuing their trend of treating this film like a dirty whore, so I wouldn't set your heart on a release date until you're actually sitting in a seat.

So, yesterday Lindsday Lohan seemed to indicate via her twitter page that she had signed on to Robert Rodriguez's "Machete". A quick perusal of the page now reveals that the tweets in question have been deleted. So... that may or may not have happened.

In Real People News: 

There is now an online archive of the biggest criminal trials from the 18th, 29th and 20th centuries. The archive does include the trial of "Jack The Ripper", Dr Thomas Neil Cream, who confessed to the murders despite the fact that he had been in jail when some of them had been committed.

If you're going to pass a bad check, you might not want to have it be to a voodoo priestess. I hear they're pretty good at the whole revenge thing.

These declassified Russian documents on UFO's are pretty saucy... at least if you're like me and love a good UFO conspiracy theory. Check it out.

On this day in history: 

1966: Comedian and social critic Lenny Bruce dies of a morphine overdose in his Hollywood Hills home, two years after his original obituary was published in The Realist. At the time of his death, Bruce was being maliciously harassed by police and districts attorney in various states for his groundbreaking standup performances, causing great difficulty in finding venues at which to perform.

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