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Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 25th, 2009

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.

In Real People News: 

Police in Florida are threatening to send letters to the wives of men they find with prostitutes. That kids is what they call "being a buzzkill".

History nerd alert: Alexander The Great may be buried in Australia. Finding old dead bodies is fun!

On this day in history: 

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.

Stalin Vs Martians!

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”.

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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