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Horror Icon Mini-Marathon: BRAD ANDERSON

Some horror filmmakers are gifted in making great horror films because they have a unique perspective and an undeniable talent, regardless of the genre in which they are working. A drama, a romantic comedy, and a horror film by the director can be equally entertaining in different ways because the filmmaker has the skill to work intuitively within any genre he is given. Brad Anderson is an example of that kind of director.

Horror Headlines: Friday April 12th, 2013

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This Bluray artwork for John Carpenter's "The Fog" is delightful. Hal Holbrook's 'stache is simply breathtaking.

Michael Cane has joined the cast of Brad Anderson's ("Session 9") next film, "Eliza Graves". The story is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's early short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether". I assume Cane will play one of those two guys, right? Or maybe a butler. Is there a butler?

Glen Mazzara, a one-time show runner on "The Walking Dead", is developing a prequel to "The Shining" over at Warner Bro's. This is actually… a good idea. I know, I'm as surprised as you are.

"Highrise" is described as "Misery" in a Manhattan Skyscraper". I assume it's about Schnaars and a mentally unbalanced BGH fan. If Hollywood needs any advice, I have many casting suggestions.

I have no idea what "R.I.P.D." is about, but if the still above is in any way indicative of the film. Sign me up.

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Are you freakout out about the first major Cicada breakout in the Northeast in 17 years? Have no fear, turns out they're delicious. You're welcome.

This Orthodox Jewish man wore a plastic bag over his whole body on a flight to protect himself from the dirty, dirty women flying with him. Religion is hilarious you guys.

Ever wonder why monkey's butt's are so colorful?. Well, there you go. Science is the best.

Horror Headlines: Friday January 4th, 2013

First Friday of 2013! What's on tap? We should go to one of those indoor water parks. Wouldn't that be fun? I swear to god if you laugh at my man boobs though I will slap the taste out of your mouth.

I get my young starlets mixed up a lot but I'm fairly sure Ashley Tisdale has either made a porn, had nude phone pics of her leaked, or bedded one of the Kardashian sisters. Whatever it was we can all discuss it in length on a soon to be recorded podcast because the former Disney gal has been added to the cast of "Left Behind". The film focuses on a group of people who are left on earth after big JC takes all his followers up with him to heaven. A-Dale (I just made that up) will play Nic Cage's daughter in the film. I assume Cage ends up being Jesus. It would just be silly if something else happened.

Despite my hatred of all things not-English I actually liked Spanish filmmaker Alex De La Iglesia's 2010 weird ass flick "The Last Circus". So I am kind of excited to learn about his next project titled "Witching and Bitching" which follows a group of robbers being hunted down by a group of witches. I'll be honest I was sold on title alone. I just pray this one has a lot less chubby-man ass in it.

I had no idea that "Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead" was a thing but apparently it's going to hit DVD and Blu-Ray on February 12th. For the rest of you who had no idea about the film either, it follows a group of strangers who are brought to a house for what they think is a big horror fan event and find themselves trapped in a real life recreation of the classic 1968 Romero classic. The important thing here is that I now know what "mimesis" means.

I can't imagine anyone is looking forward to the new Halle Berry flick "The Hive," but if you are you should know that the title has changed to "The Call" and will see the light of day on March 25th. The bright spot here is that the film is being directed by "Session 9" main man Brad Anderson. The dark spot is that it's being put out by WWE films so there will most likely be a Stone Cold cameo. Alright fine, I'll admit it, that's a bright spot also.

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Holy mother of god: Here's a story about a Florida guy who attacked and raped a miniature horse. In the same state that you can have a buffet breakfast with Mickey Mouse? What the hell is wrong with people.

An Ohio stripper is in critical condition after she fell off of a balcony while giving a lap dance. I know I'm thinking the same thing as you are. There's a two story strip club in Ohio? There's finally an actual reason to visit that godawful state.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, March 8th, 2011

I've stopped paying attention to all the casting news surrounding the 97 horror shows currently in the works but this one is kind of interesting. Mr. Brad Anderson, who made me giddy with "Session 9" has been confirmed to be directing the pilot episode of "Midnight Sun". The show focuses on an FBI agent trying to track down a strange cult that went missing. As I've mentioned in the past Julia Stiles stars in the show and I've run out of 90's dance movie jokes so lets just move on.

I want you to sit down for this one because it's going to punch you in the face. I'm just going to say it. "Halloween 3D" has been put up on the shelf for the time being. I know it hurts, but we're going to get through this together. Originally set for an October release this year the film has yet to be cast or even written and as it stands now the release date is TBD. So there's still hope that it will happen. Let's all pray tonight.

Good news kids, I think, the horror anthology flick "V/H/S" has finally been given a release date of October 5th for the limited theater run and August 31st for VOD. The film is about a group of robbers who uncover a gaggle of video tapes in a house and find their contents to be rather disturbing. There's too many directors to names attached to this thing so expect it to be 4 hours and feature 10 minute segments from each one of them.

More casting news for "The Evil Dead"! Shout it from the rooftops my friends. Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore have both been added to the cast leading me to believe there's not going to be a single man in the film. I base this of course on the news that Jane Levy is playing the lead role and by ignoring the IMDB page that lists two males on the cast list.

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A Florida man is in hot water after he finally snapped at his job and pulled a gun on a person for complaining about the love seat he just bought. The complaint that drove him over the edge? The guy had the balls to come into the store and complain that the couch was riddled with bed bugs. Where do these people get off!?

Never let it be said that they don't do things to the extreme in California. Like this guy who didn't just shoot his ex with a gun. No he went the extra mile and blew her up with a cannon. Where the hell do you even get cannon balls these days?

Horror Headlines: Monday January 10th, 2011

"Vanishing on 7th Street" is apparently already available on VOD even though it won't be released in theaters till next month. In honor of all this a new clip has been released and I have to say the Brad Anderson directed gem is looking pretty good. I'm pretty sure the DVD was released back in July.

Director Joe Johnston now admits that "The Wolfman" remake was a big piece of crap and that he only did it because he was having money problems. Normally I would just think he's a prick trying to explain his way out of the doodie pile he made but I refuse to believe anyone that directed "Jumanji" could lie.

So apparently there's a new origin sequence in the second "Ghost Rider" film? Correct me if I'm wrong but I've seen the first one 37 times and there was an origin scene in that one right? Two origins? I'm not one to question it, I was terrible in science class and I'm not even sure this is actually science.

Ivan Reitman is here to crush all your hopes and dreams my friends. According to him "Ghostbusters 3" hasn't been cast yet so all the rumors you've heard about who will be playing the various characters are pretty much false. That and he's confirmed we're all going to die in a fiery hellstorm sometime this year. So there's that.

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Nothing weird to see here. It's just a report about found documents about a Finnish dog who would impersonate Hitler during World War II. I'm surprised there was only one.

Bjork, who apparently still sucks, recently protested some sort of energy deal that no one gives a crap about because it's in Iceland by having a Karaoke marathon. You can make up your own jokes here folks. I've hated that little troll for close to twenty years now and I really just don't have it in me.

Snapshot: "Vanishing on 7th Street" (2011)

Director Brad Anderson, the man behind such movies as "The Machinist" and "Transsiberian," brings us the post apocalyptic thriller "Vanishing on 7th Street" about four survivors of a blackout who learn that their city is slowly becoming engulfed in darkness and their rapidly diminishing light source is the only thing keeping them safe. In the above snapshot, Luke (Hayden Christensen) awakens to learn that everyone in the city has disappeared, leaving behind only their clothing and possessions. A US theatrical release date is set for spring 2011.

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