Ain't the internet grand? All it took was a single day, less than 24 hours after Icons of Fright's piece on the botched subtitles on the "Let The Right One in" DVD for Magnolia to issue an apology and attempt to rectify the situation. They will have new discs printed up right away with the "theatrical" subtitles. There will be no exchange available, but the new subtitles will be listed on the special features of the new disc so you can make sure you're getting the "right one". We will let you know when they're on store shelves. For now, if you haven't seen the film, wait!
"Ice Cream Man", the horror flick starring Crispin Glover as the titular "man", is still alive despite some false starts and a lot of time out of the spotlight. That's good news. And when it finally comes out, you can have the mindblowing double bill of this and "I Scream Man" starring Clint Howard. that ought to keep you from sleeping.... forever.
Len Wiseman will produce "Nonstop", about "the passengers of Flight 209 [who are] mysteriously abducted by an Alien ship." Sounds freakin' SWEET. It's being described as a "sci-fi/action/thriller". Don't forget that Wiseman, of "Underworld" fame, also has the "Gears of War" trilogy in the works.
1967: As part of Operation Green Mist, the U.S. Army detonates explosive warheads containing the deadly sarin nerve agent at Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve on the big island of Hawaii. The open-air tests are kept secret for more than thirty years.
When I was a kid I use to sit and think about what would happen if some of my heroes battled it out for world domination. A few years back I got the answer when “Freddy Vs. Jason” came out. But now the question that has been on everyone's mind since the dawn of the cold war will finally be answered. What would happen if Stalin had to battle aliens? Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the first release by independent publishing label Mezmer Games, “Stalin vs. Martians”.
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.
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.
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.