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Grave Encounters (REVIEW)

There's a very simple premise behind "Grave Encounters"… take a group of cynical, fraudulent "Ghost Hunters" shooting a terrible reality show, and throw them into a situation where they actually encounter ghosts. It's a format ripe for parody and/or satire, given the dubious nature of most of these shows to begin with. Unfortunately, "Grave Encounters" does little with it beyond the setup, and even worse, adds nothing to the found footage subgenre it so tirelessly apes.

Horror Headlines: Monday November 23rd, 2009

From the relaunch department comes news of more werewolves on the horizon with The Howling: Reborn directed by Joe Nimziki.

A new TV spot for The Descent 2 has hit the web. This claustrophobic sequel hits UK theaters on December 4th.

Stephen King and Stephen Spielberg are in talks to bring King's new supernatural thriller "Under the Dome" to life as a TV mini series. There is no news on where it will appear, but King is hinting at HBO.

A Scottish film crew is heading into the woods to film what they call a "Blair Witch" remake. They have the three filmmakers documenting a local legend; beyond that the similarities are unknown.

In Real People News: 

If you're heading to Peru anytime soon, keep your eyes peeled for "The Peruvian Fat Bandits". A member of said gang confessed to dismembering bodies, hanging the torsos over a candle to drain the body fat, and selling said body fat as 'anti-wrinkle' filler.

An adopted Illinois man successfully tracked down his biological father, only to find out that it was none other than famed killer Charles Manson. What a happy ending.

Rom Houben was said to be comatose for the past 23 years after a car crash. However, during a recent test, doctors have discovered that Houben has been awake and fully conscious the entire time. How the hell does that even happen?

On this day in history: 

1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested in front of Graceland for public drunkenness and waving about a chrome plated .38 Derringer

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