Aside from the Hammer Horror films at their peak and the work of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the British have had a hard time making a big impact on American horror audiences. Whether it be the cultural divide, the differing sensibilities in both comedy and scares, or simply the secret truth that Americans don’t like much of anything from anywhere but America, British independent horror has had trouble gaining a foothold in the States.
Humanity’s love/hate relationship with the subterranean world has existed since the dawn of time. The caves that ancient man hid in to escape his predators were the same foreboding places that remained in darkness, even during daytime. The fertile soil that grew crops to feed them eventually became their resting place in death. It seems appropriate that we would still find ourselves looking over our shoulder in fear as we head underground for the convenience of mass transit.
"Creep" director Christopher Smith taps Sean Bean for his next film, "Black Death". The film is set in an apocalyptic medieval world facing the bubonic plague, which should prove interesting. It could also turn out just like "Doomsday," which wouldn't be that bad either.
In a moment akin to teenage fantasies the world over, a resident nurse in Cincinnati visits a patient in his room, gropes the man through his hospital gown, kisses him and leaves. Why is this news? The nurse happened to be a cross dresser.
The Raelien Cult announces plans to open an alien theme park in Las Vegas. The park will include life size UFO models, a theater for cult leader Rael to give lectures, and a museum to show proof of cult gatherings over the last 35 years. Nanu Nanu.
On this day in history:
1956 - The Television world erupts in controversy as Elvis Presley appears on the Milton Berle show and lights the world on fire with his provocative hip movement.