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Horror Headlines: Wednesday May 27th, 2009

Here's a nice little BTS video from "Saw VI". Mostly fluff, but not a bad watch for a minute and a half. The newest installment lands this Halloween.

Van Damme comes to horror? After his next action film he says he's all set to star in "Breed", about "a village where strange things happen". Boy does that guy have a way with words. I'm sure this will turn out just great.

It doesn't have a wacky title, but today's Indie shoutout goes to "A Mannequin in Static". Go check out the trailer at the site, comes recommended from me.

Mezco snags the rights to "Halloween 2" toy production. They're usually a solid company when it comes to these things, so no worries here.

In Real People News: 

You can't help but feel at least a little sympathy for this North Caronlina woman who, faced with the huge medical bills of her 96 year old mother, decided the only thing she could do is abandon her at a Salvation Army. That is of course until you read on and find out that she immediately took a vacation to Disney World afterward. Kind of ruins the whole sympathy factor. Hope she enjoyed the rides.

You've heard of the jilted lover who decides to cut off her man's penis for revenge. Now I give you: jilted lover who ties firecrackers to her man's penis for revenge. Holy shit!

Did a BBC photographer capture an image of a ghost recently? Kind of hard to tell by the microscopic image on the site. Sort of just looks like dust to me.

On this day in history: 

1991: Cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer manages to convince Milwaukee police that the dazed naked boy found staggering on the sidewalk and bleeding from the ass is his drunken lover, instead of a 14-year-old boy struggling to fight the effects of date-rape drugs. The MPD officers chalk it up to a "homosexual lovers spat" and escort them both back to Dahmer's apartment. After the cops leave, Jeffrey strangles the boy, rapes his corpse, and eats some flesh from the carcass of his twelfth victim.

Comics: Hotwire #3

I came into this four issue mini late, but not too late thankfully. Perhaps just in time. Based on a short story by comic madman Warren Ellis, "Hotwire" has a lot of creep and edgy futuristic weirdness going for it.

Ghosts. The cities of the future have grown ankle-deep in them as they graze off the electromagnetic waste of a billion wireless Internet connections. Most can only drift, witless and lost. Rarely, though, something comes through with enough marbles to cause real trouble.

Encounters of the Spooky Kind (REVIEW)

The Chinese Hopping Vampire has to be one of the weirdest monsters ever to terrorize the screen that didn’t spring from Lloyd Kaufman’s imagination. Properly known as Jiang Shi, they arguably have more in common with Western zombies than they do vampires. The Jiang Shi are dead bodies reanimated by Taoist priests that suck the life force out of the living. They hop around stiffly with arms outstretched, tongues hanging out of their mouths, tracking down humans by listening for their breath.

1408 (REVIEW)

"1408" is a summer fear flick that certainly has the pedigree worthy of a horror classic. It has everything going for it. You've got a story by the legendary Stephen King, some great lead actors like John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and some solid direction from Swedish director Mikael Håfström. Does this strange brew mix together to form a summer blockbuster? Read on and find out.

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