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Netflix Streaming Friday: "Videodrome"

It's hard to believe growing up in the age of the Internet, but there was once a time when something as outdated and old-fashioned as a VCR was a luxury, pirate cable stations existed and viral videos were shared not with a link, but with a VHS tape. It was during this time that David Cronenberg made what is in my opinion his greatest film of the '80's, "Videodrome". James Woods stars as Max Renn, a programmer for a pirate cable station that primarily shows pornography and highly violent content.

Episode 167 - "Shivers"

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This week it's time for Jon's staff pick, David Cronenberg's "Shivers". We talk about orgies, parasites, and Disco Stu...

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10 Parasitic Horror Movies

The typical reaction when I mention parasites is for a small shudder to course though the listener's body and some kind of verbal reaction such as, "Oh man, gross!" But really, are they so bad? They just want to be inside you. Uh...wait, they just want to live off of you. Er... they don't eat much?

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of October 21, 2010

A lot of movies get added to Netflix's Instant Stream every week. Luckily for you, I'm here to dig through what's new and highlight new releases that may be of interest to BGH readers. Halloween is right around the corner and Netflix is really ramping up the horror releases. Tons of stuff this week. And without further adieu, joining the ranks of the Instant Stream this week are:

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
At the risk of losing some nerd-cred, I have to come clean: the only Amityville movie I've ever seen was "Part 3D". Checking this one out.

Cronenberg to remake "The Fly"

News came yesterday that David Cronenberg is said to be returning to his masterpiece "The Fly" in hopes of remaking it. Many websites are comparing Cronenberg's remake of "The Fly" to Haneke's remake of his own "Funny Games," but even then, Haneke was remaking his film so that it would reach a larger audience. What interests me the most about this news is that Cronenberg just directed "The Fly" as an opera, which seems odd to me that he would want to return to it again in film.

I've included a vignette from the opera above, they even have the arm wrestling scene!

Horror Headlines: Thursday September 24th, 2009

If you were worried about the cliff hanger ending of "The Lost Boys 2", fear no longer! Word is that The Lost Boys 3: The Thirst is about to begin shooting! Returning are Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander as the frog brothers. No word on Corey Haim yet and if we're lucky, it will stay that way.

The trailer for Stan Helsing is now online. Packed with some high end humor parodying the likes of Freddy, Jason, Pinhead and Leatherface, this has highbrow written all over it! In actuality, it would appear that the only thing separating this from "Scary Movie 6" is a Wayans brother.

David Cronenberg to remake his own "The Fly" remake. Wait... what? Really? Sadly, yes.

In Real People News: 

Police find the body of a 51 year old Census worker in a remote field of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. He was found hung with the world "fed" painted on his chest. Y'all come back now, ya hear?

A pair of Tampa Bay Drug offices are caught on camera playing Wii Bowling during a drug raid.

In a lame attempt to make his penis longer, a Costa Mesa man gets it stuck in a steel ring-shaped dumbell weight fastener. The man was in his 50's but otherwise not identified. Still, he's old enough to know...don't stick your penis in weird places!

On this day in history: 

1780: Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines after his plot ot surrender West Point is exposed.

Horror Headlines: Monday apriil 27th, 2009

Here's the trailer for "The Cell 2". So ya, that happened. The film goes direct to DVD on June 16th.

A list of the schools that will be used as external locations for the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake shoot, which will apparently be shot in Chicago. Area students over 16 are welcome to audition as extras. The film begins shooting May 5th under the direction of Samuel Bayer.

Bill Murray to have a cameo in Woody Harrelson's zomcom "Zombieland", a film which just got a lot cooler.

Here's your "bang your head off your desk" story for Monday morning. "Videodrome" is being remade at Universal as a "large-scale sci-fi thriller". Oh boy, that's up there with one of the worst sentences I've ever had to type on this site.

But wait... there's more to this story than meets the eye. Universal has also put Gore Verbinski's adaptation of "Bioshock" on hiatus because of money concerns. So let's recap. The same company that doesn't have money for the amazing original property "Bioshock", does have the money to remake a dumbed down version of "Videodrome" as some sort of big budget action/sci-fi movie. Kind of gives you the warm & fuzzies, doesn't it?

It's being reported that Robert Rodriguez is aiming to shoot "Machete", the full version of his "Grindhouse" trailer, in June. Danny Trejo to star. This should be interesting.

In Real People News: 

Japanese pop star found naked in a public park in Tokyo, screaming his fool head off about how there was "nothing wrong with being naked". Certainly not. Carry on.

I'm not a huge science fiction fan, but I've seen enough of the films to know that anything being described as a "space blob" is bad news. Trust me.

On this day in history: 

1940: Heinrich Himmler gives orders to construct a concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Only 14 months later, Auschwitz is open for business.

Episode 44 - "The Brood"

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As if I didn't hate kids enough already, this week's selection is David Cronenberg's "The Brood".

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Episode 37 - "Nightbreed"

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We do our damndest to understand what's going on in Clive Barker's "Nightbreed", and a friend of ours calls in with some bad news.

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