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BGH Classic Pack - It Might Get Weird

Horror films are about pushing boundaries. And when you're all alone, watching along in the dark, you only have to tolerate what you're comfortable with. But sometimes, in the service of the podcast, the crew might push its own boundaries, and that's where things can get weird. "American Mary" was a recent example, but definitely not the only one.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, April 17th, 2011

It looks like we are officially done bitching about the cold and have jumped right into complaining about the heat. Anyone who's ever said they don't want to move to an area with a warm climate because they'd "miss the seasons" should be punched in the throat.

I've always been a fan of the term "Heebie-Jeebies". It's just a lot of fun to say, hear, and read. Try it yourself. I'll wait. Fun, right? Trent Haaga on the other hand I could take or leave. He created the much discussed "Deadgirl" and has lined up a new film about a small town that comes under attack by a strange monster. The title is "Heebie-Jeebies". I kind of thought that was implied.

Hollywood hot dog (I don't know what that means) Ridley Scott has dropped the bomb that the version of "Prometheus" we will see and enjoy on June 8th will indeed be a director's cut and be edited from his original version. He then goes on to explain that this pretty much happens in every movie ever made and that it's not really a big deal. I'm sorry this is the worst news item I've ever posted.

Jared Harris, who plays the saucy Britt on "Mad Men" has been cast in the upcoming Hammer Horror flick "The Quiet Ones". Harris will play a professor who leads his students in a dangerous experiment trying to produce a poltergeist. Based on the title of the film I assume there are no spoken words. Should be exciting.

"Well, it's a possibility". That's what Bill Murray said in a recent interview when questioned about "Ghostbusters 3". Move along now.

In Real People News: 

Leaving your child in the car so you can go into a bar and apply for a job is pretty bad but I think people can sort of understand if you're looking to support the little toddler. Staying after you apply to do shots though, people are going to be kind of pricks about that whole thing.

Headless chickens in Central Park? Possibly a voodoo ritual? If they're making "The Serpent and the Rainbow" into a musical I'm moving out of the tri-state area.

Horror Headlines: Friday May 27th, 2011

Oh boy oh boy! Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks if currently in discussions to sign on as an executive producer for the "The Strangers 2". I know, a Basketball player and a horror movie. Sounds like a perfect fit! Maybe some of his teammates can take on the acting roles. It'll be like those episodes of "Saturday Night Live" where an athlete hosts and no one watches.

Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games, recently sat down to discuss the much talked about "Bioshock" movie that everyone has pretty much given up on. According to Kenny though there's still a possibility and he'd be happy to see a movie be made. Of course based on the interview it sounds like there is no progress whatsoever but who knows. He then went on to use the word "pieces" so many times that I assume he was sitting in a room with a group of people who had agreed to do a shot every time he said it.

If I heard one consistent comment about Trent Haaga's "Deadgirl" it's that all the necrophilia is great but why isn't the picture quality better?! Well good news, you sick pervert who should be locked up, the 2008 sleepy hit is findings it's way to Blu-Ray on August 30th. For those of you not familiar with the movie it's about a couple of kids who find a living dead girl strapped to a table in an abandoned hospital and eventually end up having sex with her. I immediately regret telling you all that.

It's a slow day and everyone here at the BGH office has already taken off for the weekend so here's another new poster for "Super 8" which leads me to believe they're not even bothering to not make this movie look like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" anymore. Of course Steve Spielberg is the producer of the J.J. Abrams joint so maybe the two were at a bar one night and Abrams was complaining about Third Kind and Spielberg got sick of it and just said "well you try to make it better, prick!". What the hell do I know though.

In Real People News: 

I'm not sure I see the harm in this but some guards at a prison in China are in hot water after they were forcing inmates to work 12 hours shifts "gold farming" in a number of multilayer games. What that means is the prisoners would play games and earn gold in those games and then the guards could sell that gold in the game to people for real money. I can't begin to explain how proud I am of myself for not knowing that before I read the article.

"How am I suppose to get by without my cell phone?!". What no one saw "Doctor Dolittle 2"? Well if this 15 year old girl in Washington did or didn't I don't know but I know she did shoot her dad with a bow and arrow when he tried to take away hers. Which is a lot cooler than being able to talk to deer.

Horror Headlines: Friday March 25th, 2011

Showtime has picked up the rights to "Chew", a new series they'll be putting out based on the comic book of the same name. The show will follow a federal agent who has psychic abilities based on the food he eats. I have absolutely no idea how that works but the idea that the twenty piece McNuggets I just had could predict the lotto numbers is blowing my mind.

"The Taint", "All About Evil" and "Kidnapped" have all been selected for this year's Tromadance Film Fest that will take place from April 22-23 in Asbury Park, NJ. Bill Plympton will also be premiering some new shorts at the event and I assume there's going to be some dancing. Probably a lot of dancing actually. Giant big semi-overweight dancing... Entry is free!

In what might be the most disappointing there I've seen this year there is a new red band trailer for "Nude Nuns with Big Guns" on the tubes. I say disappointing because red band implies there's going to be awesomeness that you can't show in a regular trailer, but this contains none of that. Oh sure there's some blood and I may of even seen a nip but there nothing that lives up to the movie's name. I'm crying right now as I type this.

In response to the rumors surrounding the sequel to "Deadgirl" writer Trent Haaga has taken to his blog to set the record straight. Haaga states that the not only are the rumors that he wrote a script where a group of women find the body of a dead boy are completely false and goes on to say that if a sequel does happen he won't be involved. Truth be told I thought Haaga started these rumors so now I'm completely confused. If you can't trust a guy who writes a movie about necrophilia than who can you trust?

In Real People News: 

A 40 year old man in the UK has been arrested after he broke into a farm, covered himself in cow crap and then went to town on himself. And by that I mean he made love to himself. Although I can't imagine there was much love involved. The worst part? This isn't the first time he's been arrested for the cow doodie lovin.

Is it wrong that I find this kind of hot? Police in Pennsylvania found 50 bags of heroin and $51.22 in cash inside a 27 year old women after giving her a cavity search. The heroin is nuts but somewhat understandable, the 51$ bucks is weird but ok I get it... but 22 cents? What the hell?!

Horror Headlines: Monday March 14th, 2011

"Attack on the Block" is a new sci-fi flick that tells the charming story of a girl, a group of hoodlums and the aliens that invade their city. I assumed this had something to do with J-Lo but apparently this takes place in London and I don't think they have a "Bronx" there so it might be a bit of a stretch.

HBO is already pushing the next season of "True Blood" which comes out this summer and to get the juices flowing they've released a new clip titled "Waiting Sucks". Get it? We're waiting for the next season and the show is about vampires who suck blood. I nearly wet myself for the LOLing.

Did anyone want a sequel to "Deadgirl"? And even if you did did you really want to see the roles reversed and find out what happens when a couple of women find a naked dead guy? Well it looks like Trent Haaga has written a script for just such a film presumably to try and counter some of the backlash from the first film.

Holy mother of god. I don't even need to tell you the premise of the new horror comedy "Little Creeps". I just need to tell you the cast. Screech, the girl who played Lisa Turtle, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, the big chin guy who played Maniac Cop and a Pirate of the Caribbean. There, now we've all wet ourselves today.

In Real People News: 

If there is one thing I have learned from rap music it's that Brooklyn does not play. It's a fact. If you try to front in Brooklyn you will get acid thrown in your face. That's a fact. I know this because a 16 year old girl did it to a fellow classmate recently and nearly blinded her. Do not play sucka!

There are very few things men can truly take pride in these days but damn it all if we still don't have belching. So it's not surprising that an Indiana man attacked his mother in law after she complained about the smell of his giant burp. Not surprising but make no mistake he's still being brought up on charges. Burp or not you can't go around attacking mother in laws.

Episode 116 - "Deadgirl"

Snapshot: Deadgirl (2008)

"Ricky" (Shiloh Fernandez) stares down the abyss in this still from 2008's "Deadgirl". In the film, a group of adolescent males find a zombie girl tied up in an abandoned insane asylum, and quickly let their baser desires take over. The controversial film will be the subject of this week's Podcast discussion, which will be recorded tonight. Expect to hear the episode by mid week.

The DVD Bargain Bin


Okay, not to sound uppity here but if you don't know what "American Werewolf in London" is all about? You need to get on that. That's a minus from your cool points. For this Full Moon Edition, we have a nifty transfer for both DVD and Blu-Ray. Also included are over 100 minutes of extras including retrospectives, making of vignettes on Baker's werewolf, and lots of John Landis wisecracks.

Deadgirl (REVIEW)

If we compare the zombie craze of the 2000's to the slasher boom of the 80s I think its safe to say that we’re now in the “Jason Takes Manhattan” period. There was a time when I would have scoffed at the notion that I would ever be sick of zombie movies but now that reanimated dead have become an acceptable form of cosplay I greet new zombie films with a sigh. When every other new horror release involves brain-munching, about the only take on zombies we haven’t seen yet is a zombie buddy cop movie, or a movie about tying up zombies and having sex with them.

Roadshow Screenings of "DeadGirl" This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday there will be Midnight Roadshow screenings of “DeadGirl” in Seattle, Chicago, LA, St. Louis, New York, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Also, director Marcel Sarmiento will be in Austin for a Q&A on the 24th and in Dallas on the 25th so if you live nearby it would be a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal. For ticket purchase and details, visit the film's official site.

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