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Horror Headlines: Thursday, May 10th, 2011

"Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" power couple Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, or Simgar, are set to begin production on "The World's End" this September. The film is about a group of friends who reunite to attempt an epic pub crawl 20 years after their first go around. I'm not going to lie, I'm already imagining the heartfelt ending of the movie where they cry and hug over beers and I'm getting a little misty.

Stephen King's "The Reach" is next on the list to get the big screen adaptation treatment. While negotiations are still in their early stages King himself says the story, about a elderly woman who travels to a ghost island over a large frozen stretch of water, is the one he'd "most like to be remembered for after his death". So don't F this up Hollywood fat cats. Or else you'll have the ghost of Stephen King on your ass.

FX has plans to adapt the Chelsea Cain’s book "Heartsick" for the little screen sometime in the near future. The story, which is the first in a trilogy, tells the tale of a female serial killer and her relationship with a beat up Portland detective. Do they have serial killers in Portland? I thought it was all donuts and hippies. Wait, serial killer that prays on hippies? I like where this is going.

Production on "The Scribbler", staring Katie Cassidy and Eliza Dushku, has officially begun in sunny LA. The movie follows the fun story of a young woman using a new experimental tool that helps to eliminate multiple personalities. Do you think it works? What a terrible movie it would be if it does and everything works fine the first time. They hook the girl up to a car battery and 15 minutes later she's all better and drinking a coffee. Roll credits.

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This story is awful but I'm also very curious as to how a couple in Indiana drove away from a liquor story with 4 toddlers strapped to the roof of their car. How did no one get a picture of this? I bet it was so frightening and adorable it would make you puke.

Try to steal copper from a power plant, get electrocuted and burst into flames. That's simple math.

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.

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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 July 8th, 2011

There's a brand spanking new trailer for "Final Destination 5" out and hey did you know Tony Todd's in this one? So that's something, right? And it's in 3D. Tony Todd in 3D. Man this one is going to be awesome. And I didn't think I'd have anything to say about the new trailer. Thank god and baby Jesus for Tony Todd.

"Jeepers Creepers" mastermind and official NAMBLA member Victor Salva recently let out that if and when "Jeepers Creepers 3" happens it'll be the last installment in the series. Please Victor, say it aint so. He did come out and say that 3D probably wouldn't be an option for the film that's had a script for some time now and just can't seem to get off the ground. Let's keep our fingers crossed that things work out for the convicted sex offender.

If you're holding your breath for a "Zombieland" sequel you better have some pretty hefty lungs my friends. In a recent interview Jesse Eisenberg gave an update on the status of the follow up and it looks like other than some form of a script being worked on not too much else has happened. He does go on to say that all the actors are on board but the longer it takes the less interesting the film will be. Then he kicked a puppy and shot a bald eagle.

And because it's a slow day here's the trailer for a new Cuban zombie flick cleverly titled "Juan of the Dead". As you can expect it's a nod to Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's "Shaun of the Dead". And by nod I mean there's a cigar smoking mental patient in the corner giving himself whiplash he's nodding so hard. Ay caramba.

In Real People News: 

I'm pretty sure 30 years ago this was the theme of at least 12 movies but a Oregon man is under arrested after dressing up as a woman and sneaking into a woman's lock room to do a little peeping. Of course it turns out he's also a convicted sex offender which I'm pretty sure was never a plot point in any of those movies but it was a long time ago. I don't remember them that well.

And lastly here's a story about a man who apparently couldn't wait to get out of the porn shop he was robbing to sample the products because police found him hiding in one of the back closets going to town on a blow up doll. When the mood strikes I guess there's no stopping some people.

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