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Horror Headlines: Monday March 1st, 2010

If you're a big Sookie Stackhouse fan prepare to be excited. Bluewater Productions will be creating a Charlaine Harris comic in their "Female Force" line.

Not content with turning viewers stomachs with his big screen take on "I Am Legend", Will Smith will be re-entering the genre with a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion".

Because showing up on every single '50 Horror Movies for $10' box set isn't enough, George Romero's now public domain "Night of the Living Dead" is now available to you in an iPhone app.

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All of us were mortified at one time or another when our mom's kissed us goodbye in-front of everybody when she dropped us off at school. This pales in comparison when this Memphis mom chugged a 40oz. then ran through the school brandishing a sword to confront the parents of a fellow student.

This Indianapolis woman is a true romantic at heart. She spent Valentines day coaxing her 5 year old daughter to steal another woman's purse while at Chuck E. Cheese. Classy.

On this day in history: 

1932 - The infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J.

Horror Headlines: Thursday December 10th, 2009

Generally speaking, a poster for an upcoming big-budget Hollywood remake isn't much of a news item. However, the latest "Clash of the Titans" poster is seriously badass, and worthy of your attention. Medusa would be proud.

British zombie fans, rejoice! Apparently, George A. Romero's upcoming "Survival of the Dead" will infect Region 2 DVD players on March 15th, 2010. Stateside fanatics, I'm afraid, may have a while to wait.

If, for some strange reason, Oren Peli's "Paranormal Activity" left you wanting more, be sure to check out the new digital comic book available exclusively on iTunes. Remember: That's boredom you're experiencing, not demonic possession.

Those jonesing for another installment of the new "Friday the 13th" franchise aren't going to be happy, as the sequel to Marcus Nispel's dodgy remake has been moved to an undetermined date. Given the film's lukewarm reception, I'm honestly not surprised.

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Norwegian stargazers were shocked and a little horrified to find a series of incredibly mysterious blue lights hovering overhead. Blame the Russians, I say.

As much as your smelly redneck neighbors may annoy you, at least they're not using their free time to feed and nourish the local vulture population. I'm creeped out just thinking about it.

On this day in history: 

1993 - At a ceremony performed inside a London temple, Adolf Hitler is baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Staunton Hill (REVIEW)

Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover but I’ve got a pretty good rule of thumb for identifying a stinker of a horror movie. If the title includes a possessive with the director’s name in it, more than likely you’ve got a flick no one in their right mind should want their name on. Take John Carpenter – his career can be divided into two periods: when he made some of the greatest genre movies of all time and when he made movies that began with “John Carpenter’s…”. It applies equally if you’re Wes Craven, Russell Mulcahy or Cameron Romero.

Horror Headline: Monday September 25th, 2009

If "Survival of the Dead" goes well, George Romero plans to make more sequels. At this point, "beating a dead horse" doesn't even apply anymore.

Early concept art for "Night of the Living Dead: Origins", the so-called "3D American Anime" remake of the Romero classic. Although, someone a lot nerdier than me is going to have to explain to you what the hell that means.

Danny Trejo scores a role in Robert Rodriguez's "Predators".

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I don't know what kind of a person would complain about women taking their clothes off at an espresso bar, but I think it's safe to say that they're not very good Americans.

A great way to judge how terrible war can be, is by recalling the ways in which people try to get out of it..

Wow... this is just... wow.

On this day in history: 

1978: A nun at the Vatican discovers the lifeless body of Pope John Paul I, formerly Albino Luciani, in bed. The pontiff had been on the job only 33 days before unexpectedly dying in his sleep, after having taken some sort of pills with dinner. The church refuses to grant an autopsy.

George A. Romero's "Survival of the Dead" Trailer

Alright stop me if you’ve heard this one before, a cowboy, a fisherman and a army guy walk onto an island filled with Zombies. Ya know, just to save time let me skip right to the punch line, you’ve just lost another hour and a half of your life to a George A. Romero zombie flick. Get it? It never gets old does it, well you might change your mind after seeing the trailer for “Survival of the Dead”.

Romero's Next Called "Survival of the Dead"

Having been known as "...Blank of the Dead" since the movie started production late last year, George Romero has now announced that his next film will be titled "Survival of the Dead".

"GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD follows a war-weary band of soldiers who are lured to a remote island that promises to be the last paradise on earth, only to discover that even here there is no escape from the appetites of either the living or the dead."

Episode 73 - "The Crazies (1973)"

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Everyone disagrees with Eric on "The Crazies", but at least we all loved "Star Trek". That counts for something, right?

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BTS Video from "The Crazies" Remake

If you can get over the MTV induced douche-chills this video may give you, it's actually a pretty decent BTS look at "The Crazies" remake, which wrapped filming about a month ago. This is the first real look we've had of the film.

Next week's podcast will feature a review of the original, George Romero classic "The Crazies" from 1973. Stay tuned!

Horror Headlines: Wednesday April 15th, 2009

Some nice images from the French zombie film "Mutants" I told you guys about last week. Still looking forward to this one, even though the small amount of buzz it's hard so far has not been great.

Another day, three more "Friday the 13th" Special Edition DVD's with horrible covers. And as someone who checked out all three that came out before, the new "special features" aren't all that special either. The one shining light here is if you're a fan of commentaries, because all three films (4-6) come with commentaries for the first time.

I'm not sure that this means anything, but it's wacky so here it goes. A Japanese Tim Burton fansite seems to have gotten its hands on a WB release schedule, and claims that they have "Dark Shadows", Burton's remake of the classic vampire soap, slated for a 2010 release in Japan. That's all the info available, and I linked to the Japanese site just for the fun of it so it's probably not worth clicking on it, unless of course you're really curious as to what a Japanese Tim Burton fansite looks like. Let's face it, who isn't.

George Romero's going to write Zombie novels now, apparently. Me, I'm still waiting for time to wash away the sour aftertaste left in my mouth from "Diary of the Dead", aka the worst student film I've ever seen. The man may have made some of the greatest horror films of all time, but that doesn't mean he's infallible, people.

Here's the very first pic from "The Crazies" remake which just recently wrapped production in Georgia. It hits theaters September 25th.

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A story out of China claims that a Somali hijacking attempt on one of their ships was thwarted by thousands of dolphins who blocked the pirates from boarding the ship. Photo at the link.

Not surprising: Mel Gibson basically has his own cult. Also not surprising: The website covering it found a way to work in pictures of two hot chicks above the fold. Bravo fellas, bravo.

Somehow, "Parrot Fever" does sound like something that could only exist in Sweden. Which makes sense, because that's where this guy was when he died from it.

On this day in history: 

1962: Actress Clara Blandick, 80, the Auntie Em of the Wizard of Oz, takes an overdose of sleeping pills and ties a plastic bag around her head in a Hollywood hotel room. Prior to this, she had prominently arranged her resume and press clippings so the newspapers would get her obituary right.

Horror Headlines: Monday, March 9th, 2009

It looks like we've finally found where the studios draw the line on Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring Asian horror remakes. Her latest, "Possession", is going straight to DVD. You can check that out on May 12th, if that's your kind of thing.

Looks like we spoke too soon on that "Reanimator" remake. Stuart Gordon was so distraught when he heard the news that he called up his long time friend (and purported remake producer) Brian Yuzna to see what was going on. It seems that Yuzna had no idea, and so all of this may be one big crazy misunderstanding. That "Reanimator" TV series though? Still happening. Nothing we can do about that one I guess.

Clive Barker would love to make a "Midnight Meat Train" trilogy, even though he's well aware that it probably won't happen. Lots of other info on his career and upcoming projects at the link.

Even though he was given an "Executive Producer" credit, George Romero has nothing to do with the "Crazies" remake currently filming. He does say though that he recently had a chance to read the script, and that it "has a decent shot of being a good movie".

In Real People News: 

A Chinese man had to have a pound of steel ball-bearings removed from his butt after a bomb went off under his chair. Links comes complete with X-Ray... you know, in case you ever wanted to see something like that.

With a lack of fancy things like "science", Italians in the 16th century were convinced that "Vampires" were responsible with the plague. Now, for possibly the first time, one of these "vampires" has been found in a mass grave. Not exactly a vampire, but an interesting story for those history buffs out there.

Pirate Radio station operators arrested in Florida? How cute! Or at least it would be, if their whole intention wasn't to spread information on their gang. Still, it all kind of reminds me of 1990's "Pump Up The Volume". Haven't these guys ever heard of the internet?

On this day in history: 

1997: Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) killed in a drive-by outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. The murder has never been officially solved, though an ongoing feud with the now-defunct Death Row Records may have had something to do with it.

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