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Horror Headlines: Wednesday June 9th, 2010

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known to everybody as McLovin, has signed on to play Charilies best friend Evil Ed in the upcoming remake of "Fright Night". This is overshadowed however with the announcement that Doctor Who himself, David Tennant, will be stepping into the shoes of Roddy McDowall's "Vincent".

Porn star Belladonna will be making her main stream debut in the upcoming "Stripped", an indie feature labeled as post-feminism horror.

Dark Horse Comics and Universal Studios are teaming up to bring two popular comic titles to life. While details are scant, "Dreadful Ed" and "Mary Scary" are set to be brought to life as animated features .

In Real People News: 

A Cambodian woman who was discovered after she had spent 18 years alone living in the jungle turned up missing once again. Everyone took a tentative breath of release as she was found hiding in a 10 meter deep pit toilet for 11 days.

A new report claims that not only did the Bush Administration advocate torturing their prisoners, they also used the prisoners for secret medical experiments.

On this day in history: 

68 - Rather than suffer a Senate-imposed death by flogging, Nero implores his secretary Epaphroditus to slit his throat. The freedman complies, giving the condemned emperor a quick death, just as centurions arrive at the villa to haul him away.

Horror Headlines: Monday April 5th, 2010

Ryan Reynolds is coming back to horror once again as he's now signed on for Universal Pictures "R.I.P.D", the adaptation of Dark Horse Comics "Rest In Peace Department". Reynolds will be playing office Rick Cruz who recently died and as a result, has been transferred to the departments undead division. Also, he has killer abs... get it?

You know who we don't have enough news on anymore? Clint Howard. Thankfully, I can remedy that today! Take a look at Clint as Joseph Mengele in Uwe Boll's "Blood Rayne III: The Third Reich". It's up to Clint to figure out how to turn Hitler into a Dhampir before Natassia Malthe kicks his arse!

Classic horror mag "Famous Monsters of Filmland" is being brought back to life by IDW and the new cover has been revealed! Known for decades for its in-depth articles on monsters and make up extravaganzas, the return of this classic is pretty exciting! The magazine will re-launch at the Famous Monsters of Filmland convention in Indianapolis, IN July 9-11.

In Real People News: 

Two teenagers taking part in the local Des Moines easter egg hunt found an extra surprise this Sunday. While picking up those cute little pastel colored eggs made with love and glitter, then happened across a dead body.

A rural Illinois man has been arrested on two federal charges of Animal Cruelty. Hitting a deer while driving down a country road late at night is an unavoidable accident and is easily excused. When you build a special armored truck and film yourself running down deer to sell on DVD, it's a whole different story.

On this day in history: 

1815 - Mount Tambora erupts in what is now Indonesia, killing 12,000 and spewing eighty cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere at once. The blast is heard more than 900 miles away, and makes summer feel like winter in many parts of the world.

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