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Horror Headlines: Friday August 28th, 2009

Eric's on the road and Louis is on the move! So instead of Fowler Friday this week you get stuck with me, the old man on the block! I Casey hereby dub this..."Fogey Friday".

Not wanting to be permanently tied to "Twilight", Director Catherine Hardwicke and actor Emile Hirsch are in early talks for a big screen version of "Hamlet". The twist being, both parties are dropping hints that their "Hamlet" will be of the suspense/horror variety. Here's hoping Shakespeare doesn't sparkle.

Rob Zombie has announced his next movie plans, yet another remake, this time of genre classic "The Blob". "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie stated in a recent interview. It begs the question; has this guy actually seen 'the blob'?

Deborah Ann Woll, red headed teen-aged vamp of HBO's "True Blood" has signed on for indie supernatural thriller "Little Murder". The film takes place in a post Katrina south and follows a disgraced detective on the hunt of a killer, with the help dead Cellist's ghost.

In case you weren't aware, there's a new movie out today called "H2" directed by Rob Zombie! Fearing that they were too lax in their marketing push, Zombie and crew have released a new motion poster for "H2". Before you click the link, I must warn you; it contains spoilers. Michael Myers stabs people!

In Real People News: 

Bolivia has officially upped its tourist draw; the town of La Paz has opened the worlds first Cocaine bar! You can choose between normal and extra strong varieties. At the same time, US authorities announced a shocking drop in underground raves across the country.

On this day in history: 

1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and heralds the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union.

New "H2" Poster

So here we've got the new poster for Rob Zombies' “H2”. Or is it “Halloween 2” now? I’m so confused.

And it isn’t just the title that is throwing me off at this point. Based on the preview we saw a couple weeks back I’m making the assumption that that is Michael’s mother in the background, played by site favorite Sheri Moon Zombie. And based on her stance if I was going to make a guess as to what’s going on here, I’d say little Mike is late for dinner and Deborah is pissed.

"H2" Trailer Has Landed *UPDATED*

As promised, the trailer for Rob Zombie's "H2" landed over at Yahoo Movies today. We'll update this post as soon as we can get our hands on an embeddable version.

UPDATED: Now with video!

"H2" Footage on ET

Clearly I've been hating on Rob Zombie's "H2" pretty much since the second it was announced. That's no secret. I'm giving it a rest for at least a day though, because this footage that aired on Entertainment Tonight late last week is actually really sweet. I waited a few days so I could find a version that wasn't recorded with a camera pointed at someone's television. That's so 2001, guys. Come on!

Michael Myers: Battle Rapper

This is the latest photo from Rob Zombie's "H2", dispersed to the eagerly awaiting public this afternoon.

Based on what I know of the script, this is taken in the bathroom right before Myers gets on stage to battle rap against Dr. Loomis, and right after he vomits up his mom's spaghetti.

Zing! Okay, so Mark told me I have to be nicer to Rob Zombie from now on, and I'm trying, I really am. That one was just too easy though. I kid because I love.

Horror Headlines: Friday April 17th, 2009

Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" has officially been rated PG-13. Apparently there are people surprised by this... haven't you seen the trailer?

Poster for that French zombie film "Mutants" I told you about last week. I'm sure it doesn't mean the same thing in English, but I was really intrigued by the words "PLUS TARD" on the poster. That's a new one.

Akroyd gives more details on "Ghostbusters 3". Apparently the "young recruits" we've mentioned will be "cadets" at some kind of academy. That is AWESOME. He also says that they are going to do everything they can to get Sigourney Weaver on board, who seems to be the last holdout in restarting the franchise.

The plot is pretty standard but the title isn't. Today's awesome indie title award goes to Albino Farm. That is all.

Ron Perlman says they'll probably be shooting "Bubba Nosferatu" this Fall. I still don't think he'll make a great Elvis, but since he's terrifying I'm pretty sure he wins every argument no matter what.

If you live in New York or Las Angeles, you will see a teaser for Rob Zombie's "H2" before "Crank 2" this weekend. If you're not in those areas, tough luck. You will see Amy Smart's boobs though, and that is the greatest gift anyone could ask for.

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The founders of The Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest Torrent tracking sites, have been on trial for some time now in Sweden over the breaking of copyright law. Today the trial ended with each of the founders being fined 3.6 million each, and being sent to jail for one year. The case is expected to be appealed.

Moral of this story, don't try to rob a hairdresser in Russia. She's liable to beat your ass, tie you up, kidnap you and make you her sex slave for 2 days straight. Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Bush Administration memos on torture released by the Obama administration revealed today that they had authorized "putting insects inside a confinement box" as a method of interrogation. Who knew they were taking cues from Jigsaw and Fear Factor! And you thought they were culturally inept.

Just when I thought I had heard of all the most embarrassing ways to die, here comes British Comedian Mark Cassidy with this gem: Overdosing on nitrous oxide (laughing gas) while watching internet porn. [golf clap]

On this day in history: 

1965: The FBI Laboratory in Washington reports their inability to make out the vocals on the hit single "Louie Louie." Thus, the Bureau is unable to determine whether the record constitutes obscene matter.

Horror Headlines: Thursday April 16th, 2009

One of the stars of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", Thomas Dekker has signed on to co-star in Platinum Dunes' "A Nightmare on Elm St." remake. A self described horror fan, Dekker will share on screen time with the other male lead, Kyle Gallner from "The Haunting in Connecticut".

New UK quad for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell", revamped with lots of shiny new pull-quotes. Not sure I feel good about the biggest one being "Ain't It Cool News" (does anyone really read that site?), but it seems that the buzz is starting out good nonetheless. The film hits theaters May 29th.

New pic from "H2", showing Myers stabbing the crap out of someone in what appears to be a hospital. Zombie has said that only a brief portion of the film will take place in the hospital, and that it will not be a direct remake of 1981's "Halloween II".

I know we shouldn't encourage the guys over at Asylum, known for their terrible, awful little movies with blatantly ripped-off titles, but I just can't help it. Here's the teaser trailer for "The Terminators", which hits DVD April 28th.

"Wrong Turn 3" director Declan O'brien to remake "Little Shop of Horrors", with help from "Bourne" producer. Nope, not making that up. He also says he'll be "taking it in a different direction". Not sure what that means, but feel free to speculate wildly in the comments.

Patrick Tatopoulos to direct adaptation of the forthcoming comic book "I, Frankenstein". The story shows old school monsters who have evolved and are living in a modern film-noir setting.

In Real People News: 

Remember when your mom told you if you swallowed watermelon seeds they would grow in your stomach? Ya, that wasn't cool, but that's not the point of this story. A man in Russia had surgery recently to investigate his excruciating chest pain, Doctors find a Fir tree growing in his lungs. Source is complete with pictures!

Two Dominos employees are facing criminal charges after filming themselves messing with a customer's food and putting it on Youtube. A manager claims it was "just a prank" and "the food was never sent out". Mmm hmmm...

Want to feel old? The Columbine shootings happened 10 years ago today. The article at the link is a great read, claiming that most of what we've been told about the duo in the last decade is actually false.

On this day in history: 

1943: Chemist Albert Hofmann inadvertently experiences the world's first acid trip when a tiny quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeps through the skin of his finger. After leaving work early, he went home and settled into "a not unpleasant intoxicated condition." Then he had solid two hours of visual hallucinations

First Pic of Myers in "H2"

Rob Zombie's temporarily titled "H2" just wrapped filming, and they've released the first official still of Michael Myers with his mask on. As we reported a few days back, word is that Myers will remain maskless for up to 70% of the film, with Tyler Main's homeless man-beard filling in. When he is masked, here's what he'll look like, apparently covered in blood from the gunshot he received from Laurie Strode at the end of "Halloween". "H2" lands in theaters Labor Day weekend.

Horror Headlines: Friday April 10th, 2009

"The Cell 2" hits DVD and Blu-Ray June 16th, and the artwork's at the link. You know, in case you thought there were unanswered questions from the original.

There's a new "Uncle Coffins" commercial up at the "H2" Myspace, and still nothing from Danielle Harris. The wait continues...

Hot chick Erica Leerhsen is in "The Message", which has a trailer at the link. Leerhsen's prevous credits include "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003) and "Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows".

I'm not really sure that I'm anticipating Park Chan Wook's "Thirst" as much as everyone else is, but Twitch calls this trailer "brilliant", so I guess I'm just going to roll with it. Check it at the link.

Liam Neeson and Ralph Feinnes will star in the "Clash of the Titans" remake currently in development over at Warner Bro's. That may be more fancy Britishness than one set is capable of handling.

In Real People News: 

What would you do if you encountered a rare 1,1000 lb shark that has only been seen in the wild 41 times in history? Study it? Try to learn more? Apparently if you're in the Philippines, the answer is "eat it".

Ohio caller to a pop-radio station confesses to murder of bully in 1988. Sure seems like an unorthodox way to try and win concert tickets, but at least he gave it the old college try.

Guy busted for making Crack in a microwave? You tell ME where this happened.

The Sun claims this British guy found the visage of "Ghostface" in his bar of soap. Two things. 1: That doesn't look like Ghostface but it is kind of odd... 2: That soapdish makes me want to vomit.

On this day in history: 

1947: Agents of the FBI pay a visit to Screen Actors Guild president Ronald Reagan and his wife, actress Jane Wyman. They accuse the couple of belonging to Communist front groups. Reagan quickly agrees to become a secret informer.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday April 8th, 2009

Michael Myers spends nearly 70% of the new "Halloween" film without his mask on? Wonderful, just when you thought Zombie had run out of ways to rape your favorite childhood horror franchise. That guy's pretty inventive, isn't he?

According to the "H2" Myspace we should be seeing a trailer for the film soon, and other sites are reporting that the teaser will be attached to "Crank 2". Which would be great, because I can only report on so many behind the scenes videos or unrelated promos. I have to take a shower after each one to wash the feeling of being Rob Zombie's whore off... and that takes up a lot of time that I just don't have these days.

The Weinstein's have lost the rights to "Sin City 2". The newly freed up film is expected to be financed by a "private equity group", with some type of announcement coming soon. What we do know is that Robert Rodriguez's production company will still be producing, and they'll probably cast another stripper who won't take her clothes off. Joy.

Apparently I had forgotten the announcement that "Train" actually wasn't a remake of "Terror Train", and that an actual remake of that Jamie Lee Curtis classic slasher was in the works. Well, that did actually happen, and word comes now that cameras are about to roll fairly soon on the real "Terror Train" remake, this one NOT starring Thora Birch. Got all that? Good, because it was really important.

In Real People News: 

69 year old woman survives crashing into three cars and then a house, then the ambulance gets in an accident on the way to the hospital. Haven't you ever seen "Final Destination", lady? You should let Death win... he'll get you eventually. Just ask Devon Sawa.

A man reading a book and laughing in the woods in Germany prompted a search party because a woman thought someone was being tortured. When they eventually found him they decided to arrest him anyway, just for being creepy as hell. Who reads in the woods by themselves?

Could Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe be in possession of the Ark of the Covenant? I don't know, but let's dig up Harrison Ford's corpse so he can go find out for us. Oh, he's not dead? Whoops.

On this day in history: 

1994: Kurt Cobain's body is found 3 days after committing suicide with a shotgun.

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