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Horror Headlines: Monday October 7th, 2013

Word around campus is that Neil Marshall will direct the film adaptation of the graphic novel "Kong: King Of Skull Island". The story is set after the original tale of King Kong and follows the events after Kong's body had disappeared. I have nothing sarcastic to say about this because it sounds awesome. I will though point out how ridiculous it sounded when Tim Curry said "gorilla" in 1995's "Congo".

I have absolutely no idea how the movie business works. I say this because Dimension films has just picked up the rights to "Horns", the big screen adaption of the Joe Hill novel starring Daniel Radcliffe. This confuses me because the film has been in the works for a while now and I assume has wrapped on filming so why the hell is it it just getting picked up? I mean I get it when it's some B-movie softcore porn flick but this is Harry Potter. Someone explain this to me? I don't understand things.

Screen Gems has bought the rights to "The Unsacred", a new supernatural thriller from writer Amanda Gusack. You might know her from the 2005 horror film "In Memorium" but most likely you recognize the name from my one man all drag stage show based on the life of John Cusack. Think about it for a second, it makes total sense.

Jason Blum, the guy who's produced every horror movie you've scene in the past 10 years, is teaming up with Kevin McCormick to bring "White Smoke" to life. As you might have guessed by the title the project will follow a number of spooky time events that put the Vatican on its heels. No word yet on when the project will see the light of day but Jeff Richard and Mark Bianculli are lined up to pen the script for the project. Priests, they're so hot right now.

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Hugs are wonderful. Except if your better half is packing heat and accidentally shoots and kills you when you hug him. Then they are kind of shitty.

I've wanted to punch a lot of people in the face over the past 35 years but I'll be the first one to admit that this California guy who punched a young convenience store worker because he didn't have enough money for his $1.41 cigar might have gone too far. Alright, he 100% did. You got me.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 11th, 2013

James Wan's "The Conjuring" will make it's big debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 21st. The film is supposedly based on a true story of two paranormal investigators who try to help a family being terrorized by an evil spirit. The film will then see a wide release on July 19th. I will be on a podcast shortly after that talking about how the whole thing is BS.

I've been holding off on seeing the Hammer classic "Dracula: Prince of Darkness" for 35 years because there has yet to be a US Blu-Ray release for the film. I know, it's weird that I would take a firm stance for so long considering that Blu-Ray hasn't even been around for 10 years. Well good news for me because the Christopher Lee blood sucker is finally coming our way thanks to Millennium Entertainment on September 3rd. I'll be chock full of commentary, behind the scenes features and other extras. I don't pretend to understand my madness.

Daniel Radcliffe doesn't have half the forehead that Christina Ricci has but still he's going to play Igor in Paul McGuigan's "Frankenstein". I'm not really sure why you need a big forehead for that but the film has been slapped with a October 17, 2014 release date so let's see how Radcliffe does with this bold casting move. Again I don't really know why Ricci's big forehead would make her a better choice but I stand by my statement.

Adam McKay , the guy who produced "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters", has let out that director Tommy Wirkola is being let loose to make the sequel as balls out as he'd like. I guess that also means if the follow up is a pile of doody it's all Wirkola's fault but let's look on the positive side here.

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Apparently it's illegal to place a sex ad on Craigslist for your neighbor if she pisses you off. Thank god I found this out before the weekend.

What do you do when you're a youngster on the way to school and you spot a man having sex with a dog? You whip out your cell phone and record the whole thing for all to enjoy. At least that's what these kids in Detroit did. They eventually showed their school's secretary who called the police and the man was arrested but I like to think it made the rounds in homeroom before that. This is Detroit after all.

Horror Headlines: Friday March 1st, 2013

I like my Daniel Radcliffe with a size of sassy wizard but it sounds like he might be landing himself the role of Igor in the upcoming Fox revision of the classic "Frankenstein" tale. Nothings confirmed yet but this version is said to focus more on the mad doctor's assistant so it might be a solid role for the little fella. I hope they get that ginger kid to play the monster. I bet that kid needs work too.

Gary Oldman, who is a wonderful actor but seems bat shit insane in real life, has officially been cast in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". No word on what role Oldman will play but he'll either be a giant monkey or a member of the last few survivors of the human race after the giant monkeys have taken over. This could really go either way.

Remember when "Teeth" taught us all what vagina dentata was? Yeah that was fun huh? Well the films director, Mitchell Lichtenstein, is now going to teach us about "Angelica". The film is based on a book with the same name and tells the story of a family being terrorized by an apparition from the perspective of each member. Jena Malone is set to star.

I had no idea "Sexy Evil Genius" was a thing but it stars Seth Green and he's just adorable so I'm interested in seeing it when it hits DVD and VOD on April 9th. The film tells the tale of a group of individuals brought to a bar by their ex-girlfriend who is plotting her revenge. I assume the sexy evil genius is the ex-girlfriend and not Green. He's cute and all but his face makes everyone ill. Right?

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Miss Delaware Teen USA apparently did porn. Anyone who has ever been to Delaware shouldn't be surprised by this. It's the sexiest state in the Union.

A Florida couple is under arrest after they let their child drink Drano from a sippy cup that just so happened to be in the same room they were making meth in. I swear to god Florida, how the hell do you have both the happiest place on earth and the most awful people alive in the same state?

The Woman In Black (REVIEW)

Woman in Black

“The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, is a film that relies upon atmosphere. It practically oozes it, from the beginning scenes of Victorian London (dank, sorrowful, and dirty) to the dilapidated haunted manor that takes up much of the film’s setting. Unfortunately, atmosphere alone can’t carry a film, and in the end “The Woman in Black” is a good movie but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it great.

This Simon Oakes interview proves that the new Hammer is swinging for the fences

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Hammer exec Simon Oakes talks briefly of what is in store for the new Hammer films. While there are no real details to speak of, it's pretty exciting to see that the studio has quite a few projects in the works.

What we're watching this weekend: Fancy lad edition

This weekend the podcast crew is sitting down to soak in Hammer's remake of "The Woman in Black", buzz seems to be positive so far, although admittedly I go out of my way to avoid anything about films before I see them. "Chronicle" also comes out this weekend, and is likewise enjoying good buzz. If it ends up being good, expect a hearty round of "I told you so's" when we get around to reviewing it on the podcast. This seems to be one time when my uncritical love of all things "found footage" hasn't steered me wrong.

Horror Headlines: Friday, January 13th, 2012

Hey it's Friday the 13th! I completely forgot that when I got dressed this morning and just randomly put on my Jason mask t-shirt. Now I feel like that guy who wears the shirt of the band he's going to see to their concert. Only more white trash. Unless that band is White Trash, who had the second most popular song about pie in the 90's.

I wish I could stop talking about Daniel Radcliffe. I'd give anything really. But here's a new clip from "The Woman In Black", which stars the little bugger as a lawyer sent to a remote village to sort out the paperwork of a recently deceased client. In the clip he's all napping and looking so god damn cute I could just squeeze him. Oh here I go again! What did the doctor tell me? Oh yeah. I should want to invite Daniel Radcliffe over for dinner. I shouldn't want to cut into him, and wear his skin as a Key to other worlds and dimensions.

Ah crap. NBC has put in a order for a new series based on everyone's favorite blood sucker, Dracula. The show, which is cleverly titled "Dracula" is being described as "Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors" or in "Joe Terms" a movie I never saw crossed with a TV show that made me feel like I had just eaten a box of Fig Newtons and washed it down with a Fresca. Think about that for a few minutes.

Speaking of things that make me feel like less of a man here's a new look at Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket from the upcoming big screen adaptation of "The Hunger Games". I don't know why it makes me feel like less of a man but when I look at the picture I feel like I should say things like "No white pants after Labor Day" and "Oh I can't wait for Fashion Week".

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I love the movie "Fargo" but apparently not as much as this guy in California who got himself pulled into a wood chipper. Of course he died, which is awful. I only hope someday if I died in a strange way some prick on the internet will post the new article about it with some stupid sarcastic movie reference. It's kind of a dream of mine.

And here's a story about a woman who is under arrest after she bit two children at a California book store. Serves them right for going into a book store. That kind of crap doesn't happen at video game stores where kids should be.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

The 10 part Scandinavian series "Real Humans" has yet to actually air but it looks like it's already been picked up for a US remake. The show is set in a workplace where robots have become so human that they've become an integrated part of society. Is it too late to make an Al Gore joke? That's really all I got here.

I haven't watched the NBC series "Grimm" but I enjoy the commercials for it and therefore consider myself the show's biggest fan. So I couldn't be more excited to hear the news that the good people at the NB of C's have decided to pick up the show for a full season. The show follows a detective who discovers he can see some humans as beasts and is determined to protect the rest of us from them. Really, the commercials are delightful, you should check them out.

Listen closely and you can hear BGH's own Casey jumping up and down like a school girl. Why you might ask is he doing this? Because a new book "The Hammer Vault" is hitting stores next month for his and your reading pleasure. Written by Hammer Film historian Marcus Hearn, the book outlines the full history of the classic film company with tons of photos and stories from the people who were there. It might be time for me to finally learn how to read. But how do you write the news, Joe, you might ask? And why are you using the same joke from a few months back? Shut your face.

And here's a new trailer for "The Woman In Black" staring Daniel Radcliffe. I've run out of Harry Potter jokes so just make up your own. Something about a wizard's cap and wand. Maybe something about a broom going somewhere it shouldn't.

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Ghosts need love too my friends. Sometime they need more than love. This 73 year old woman in England says the ghost haunting her needs to grope her in fact. So much so that she hasn't been able to sleep for the past 4 months. Ghosts with old lady fetishes! What a country! That was a Yakov Smirnoff impression.

A Wyoming high school coach is stepping down after parents were outraged by a "Hurt Feelings Report" he handed out to his players after a loss. A report asking you why your feelings are hurt sounds strange, yes, but it's the options for why the report was being filled out that were included that got him into trouble. For example, "I'm a pussy", "I'm a cry baby" and "I want my mommy". Not going to lie, this guy sounds awesome.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday October 25th, 2011

I've never hidden my affection for Rose McGowan and I won't for you or anyone else. Now that we have that out of the way here's some new shots of her in the new film adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". Of course there isn't much a romance in the original story so the makers went ahead and put in a romance so McGowen can strut her stuff. I approve of this.

Vincent D'Onofrio will always be Private Pile to me. In turn he will also always be creepy to me. So here's the first poster for his new film titled "Chained". Jennifer Lynch is directing the flick and D'Onofrio plays a serial killer who kidnaps a 9 year old boys and shows him the ropes. Sounds heartwarming I know. Like "The Karate Kid" with more murdering.

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in a world where Daniel Radcliffe is our supreme ruler? These are both questions asked by the new poster for the olden times thriller "The Woman In Black". Alright that second one is more implied and not actually written out but I think we should put some thought into it anyway.

And because you need to be reminded that there's good in the world every once in a while here's a look at Chuck Norris on the set of "The Expendables 2". If that doesn't make you happy I suggest you Google "kittens frolicking" and take a half hour exploring the results.

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A truck carrying a large load of bees overturned on a Utah highway that ended up having to BEE shut down. Haha see what I did there? Don't mess with bees!

Did you look up the kittens? Well here's a story about a hawk that was found living with a nail in it's head. And yes, there's a photo.

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