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Horror Headlines: Thursday, February 23rd, 2011

Turns out some guy named Edgar Wright directed "Shaun of the Dead". I was 99% sure Simon Pegg did so egg on my face. And now there's news that Edgar has been placed in charge of telling Johnny Depp what to do in the new film "The Night Stalker". The movie revolves around a reporter who hunts down all kind of fun beasts like vampires, monsters and aliens. Sounds like a hoot if you ask me. You didn't though. Cause you're a jerk.

There's so many horror related shows being worked on right now it's hard to keep up and 75% of them revolve around cults. "Midnight Sun" is one of those shows and we've learned today that Michael Raymond-James of "True Blood" fame, will play the second in command of the police force trying to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a cult in Alaska. Cults are so hot right now. We should start one or something.

Bianca Kajlich is officially joining the cast of the new monster movie "Dark Was The Knight". Kajlich will play the wife of a small town sheriff trying to fend off a band of monsters that have been unleashed on the world. For those of you not familiar with her work she's on the TV show "Rules of Engagement" and was the lead in "Halloween: Resurrection". That's all I can say about her because my wife reads this and I'd like the locks to be the same when I get home tonight.

If I was Disney and I was looking for a guy to write the script for the movie based on the Matterhorn ride my first pick would be the guy who wrote "Scream 3". Hands down. I kid of course but Ehren Kruger has been confirmed none the less. Are you excited? I'm not. I'm sorry. I just can't lie to you.

In Real People News: 

I write about this one only because it took place only a few miles from my house. It's about a boyfriend who broke up with his girlfriend by running over her with his car repeatedly. It's tragic and awful but still it's kind of nice to see my town in the news.

A New York super is in hot water after he was caught on camera having sex with with one of his tenants dogs. every funny comment I've come up with my head looks so awful once I type it that I'm just going to go ahead and let you make up your own.

Horror Headlines: Friday June 10th, 2011

Damon Lidelof is the fella who penned "Lost" and the upcoming movie "Cowboys & Aliens" has been handed more money than I'll ever see in my life to write a new Sci-Fi silm for the fine people at Disney. No real details yet on what the movie will be about but word is the project will extent beyond the cinema. Which could really mean anything. TV show, action figure line or maybe in a few years I'll riding in a car shaped like Lindelof's head on the new "1952" ride at Disney World. It's going to be magical.

A romp of new images from the set of "Piranha 3DD" have hit the tubes and it looks like the blood action at the local water park is in full swing. For the second film a local Lake Havasu water park has been turned into "Big Wet Waterpark" and I assume after filming wraps they either have to detox the entire area or just burn the park to the ground and call it a day. And if you're wondering, a romp is what they call a group of otters. We learned something today!

Mexican actor Diego Luna is reportedly being courted for a role in up coming Neill Blomkamp alien flick titled "Elysium". the film is the follow up to Blomkamp's 2009 epic "District 9" and has already cast Matt Damon and Jodie Foster as earthlings who face an alien onslaught. Sounds like things are going to get caliente on the set my friends! Aye que rico, me pone loca!

John Hlavin who wrote the script for "Underworld 4: New Dawn" is in talks to develop a script for a big screen adaptation of the board game of global domination "Risk". This is just the latest board game to be added to the ever growing list of adaptations and I for one can't wait to see the giant CGI pop-o-matic bubble once someone decided to make "Trouble" a movie.

In Real People News: 

A Florida priest is under arrest after he reportedly exposed himself to, groped and offered to perform sexual acts on an undercover cop. What's worse is this all happened on a local beach at 1 in the afternoon. No one should be doing those kinds of things when they're all full from lunch. You'll get cramps.

Parents in a small town in New Mexico are under arrested after people reported them for beating their 5 month old child while they were drunk at Red Lobster. I feel like I'm looking into the future and I'm surprisingly OK with it.

Horror Headlines: Monday April 25th, 2011

If you haven't seen "Scream 4" yet than I don't want to spoil it for you but without saying too much Wes Craven sat down recently to drop that there will most likely be another 2 films in the series. You see at the end someone ends up being the murderer and that will most likely cause a lot more issues for someone else and a few other people. Then some things happen.

Looks like there's trouble in Oz my friends. Sam Rami and the good people at Disney appear to be having a disagreement over the casting in the upcoming flick "Oz: The Great and Powerful". Apparently Rami wants Hillary Swank to play one of the main witches and Disney wants Michelle Williams. I haven't been contacted for my opinion but if pressed I'd have to say I don't care either way. Mark it down!

All the world has Mortal Kombat fever right now kids and the recent spike in interest of the classic video game is pushing the long held up next film in the franchise along. Looks like not only is Warner Brothers very interested in making a new film based on the game but also with the classics Space Invaders and Rampage. Sweet lord how I loved Rampage when I was a kid. My fat little digits making a giant Gorilla, Werewolf and Lizard fight each other. It was like heaven.

"House at the End of the Street", which focuses on a girl who moves in next door to a house where a double murder takes place and then befriends the one survivor, has been given a February 3, 2012 release date. Elisabeth Shue stars as the girl's mother so look for countless "MILF" references on that podcast in just under a year from now.

In Real People News: 

In honor of Easter a group of teens in Seattle decided to descend on their "friend's" home in the middle of the night and put almost 900 peeps on skewers on his front lawn. Do they need help cleaning that up? I love those freakin' things, I could eat at least 800 of them. The rest probably have bird crap on them or something.

An Ohio man is not taking his recent run in with the law lightly. He's currently working on having a law that states you can't tease police dogs overturned because it goes against his right to free speech. Of course he's mainly doing this because he recently broke the law, but still, who doesn't want to live in a world where our children can go around harassing police dogs without having to worry about the consequences?

Horror Headlines: Monday December 20th, 2010

It's time to get excited! Thousands of white trash tattoos will once again be cool now that the artist H.R. Giger has agreed to come on board to help develop the as yet untitled "Alien" prequel. Even more surprising? H.R. Giger is still alive! Who knew!?

It's always nice when the big Hollywood types fess up to their short comings. Like Mr. Sam Worthington who has finally gone on record as saying maybe the "Clash of the Titans" remake was kind of crap. He has yet to apologize for having the dreamiest eyes in the world though.

And just when you thought the Zombies have done it all a movie comes along called "Ninja Zombies". The film is apparently about a group of ninjas, that are also zombies. You probably could have guessed that from the title, but then I have no reason to be here. You wouldn't do that to me, would you?

If you don't like Disney and all their magic then you are a whiny little prick who hates fun and all things good. That's a fact. As a horror fan how could you not be excited to see them putting together a movie about the "Museum of the Weird"? The film is based on a Disneyland attraction that never was. If you have bad things to say about this I will fight you.

In Real People News: 

It seems obvious that if you're shooting a movie in a city and you shoot up a car you don't just leave that car sitting in the middle of a street. But I guess the folks filming in Philadelphia didn't think there would be any concern when they walked away from their blown out vehicles with wires hanging out of them. So the cops called a bomb squad. Silly Philadelphia.

Never go to bed angry my friends. It's a solid way to keep a relationship going and an even better to way to make sure your lady doesn't light your crotch on fire while you're sleeping. You're welcome for the advice.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 22nd, 2010

Now becoming a daily occurrence, the upcoming "Fright Night" remake is in the news once more! The official casting appears to be over as the movie has been given a release date of October 7, 2011.

Even though the current season of HBO's "True Blood" is only two episodes in, the big wigs love it so much they've already renewed the show for a fourth season in 2011.

There's a new horror channel coming to your TV on October 1st, even though it's not exactly new; FEARnet has announced it will become a linear cable channel as opposed to its current on demand status. The channel will be broadcast in high def and hopefully remain uncut.

Disney appears to be poised to start on its first movie property after their buyout of Marvel comics as they've hired "Conan" scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen a feature length Doctor Strange film.

In Real People News: 

A man working the late shift at a Vernon meat packing plant lost both legs after falling into a meat grinder. Suddenly my drab cubicle doesn't see so bad.

A French prisoner removed his cellmate's lung and proceeded to cook it on a makeshift burner with a few onions before devouring it. He didn't mean to eat his lung though, he was after his heart so he could steal his soul.

On this day in history: 

1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

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