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Episode 165 - "Super 8"

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This week we ride the nostalgia train back to 1979 and JJ Abram's summer blockbuster "Super 8".

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Horror Headlines: Monday April 4th, 2011

Details on the plot of Rob Zombie's upcoming "The Lords of Salem" have finally been revealed and much to my surprise they have nothing to do with Salem Massachusetts. I kid! The plot revolves around a local DJ who unleashes an unholy curse on the town of Salem that a group of witches cast over 300 years ago. I bet this ruins their tourism also.

Stephen King and John Mellencamp have apparently had a musical in the works since 2006 titled "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" and good news kids, it'll hit Atlanta in just under a year. The play focuses on the rumors around the murder of 3 people in a small town in Mississippi and I know I said it before but I'm not sure you understand, Stephen King and John Mellencamp created this. Let that sink in.

According to a recent post on the official facebook page for "Trick 'r Treat", "Sam will return" which would lead the world to believe that the anthology series will see a sequel in the near future. Either that or they know something about a "Cheers" reunion. Either way I'm excited.

A new TV spot for JJ Abrams' "Super 8" has found it's way online and honestly I still have no idea what the movie is about but I think it's somewhere in between "Maximum Overdrive" and "E.T.". Of course I watched the video with the volume down and really only paid attention for a few seconds. "Bert the Conqueror" was on last night! If you want to know how that was I could give you a detailed run down.

In Real People News: 

A Wisconsin man called 911 after a couple strippers that promised to come to his hotel room and give him lap dances never showed. Apparently he dropped about $1000 bucks so honestly I think it's BS that the cops didn't do anything.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has signed a bill that bans High School students from wearing clothing that exposes "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female." Meaning no more droopy pants kids! And get off my damn lawn!

Horror Headlines: Monday February 7th, 2011

Danny Boyle is supposedly being courted to direct a new werewolf flick set int LA called "Sharp Teeth". I assume this is because werewolves have teeth that are sharp and they will present them in a menacing fashion in the movie. That's the best I got folks, the Superbowl was last night, it's a slow day.

The producers who brought you "Twilight" have already picked up a new book trilogy called "Legend". The series will follow a young bugger called Day and his happenings as the country's most wanted criminal. It will also be a series of really awful films. Get excited.

All the world is giddy over the trailer for Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams's "Super 8" that showed last night at the Super Bowl despite that fact that I have no idea what the hell is going on in it. I think there might be aliens who hate trains or cameras or I have no freakin clue. I can't wait for this one.

A new poster and synopsis for Paul Schrader's "The Jesuit" is now online and I have to admit I was way more excited about this one when I thought this was made by the guy who leads David Letterman's band. It does however feature Willem Dafoe, Paz Vega, Michelle Rodriguez and child kidnapping. So that's something to get excited about.

In Real People News: 

Here's a sad story about a 13 year old girl who had to call the cops after her mother went on a four day bender. This will be even sadder when I look back on it when my child is 13 and has to do the same for me. History, it's stupid.

Here's a fun one, a 35 year old man in California was fatally cut by a cock when the illegal cock fight he was attending was busted by cops. Apparently roosters have sharp nasty little daggers shooting out the back of their feet and they can really mess you up if you get stabbed with them. Good to know!

Horror Headlines: Monday September 20th, 2010

Columbia Pictures has announced that "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D" will hit theaters on February 17, 2012. I haven't received any sort of official memo from my office but I assume we'll be closed for the day in honor of this glorious event. Unless of course you're not going to see it in 3D, you only get a long lunch break then.

A gaggle full of new "Troll Hunter" clips have found their way online and they're full of troll goodness. For those of you not familiar with the film just think "The Blair Witch Project" but with trolls and without all the snot. Upgrade!

Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler are the first two cast members to be confirmed in the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration flick "Super 8". The film is rumored to be about a group of kids who film their high jinks on a super 8 camera in the 70's only to discover an alien in the film years later. I wonder if the same thing will happen 30 years from now when I finally watch my wedding video.

Some new stills of the new film "The Mortician" staring the one and only Method Man have been released. Did I mentioned the film is going to be in 3D? It's really implied at this point but I thought you'd be excited to know that you're going to get to see Method Man jump out of the screen and into your lap. Sinner.

In Real People News: 

A 28 year old father and substitute teacher in Florida has been arrested for masturbating in a Wal-Mart. The worst part? He "finished" on the Star Wars toys. There's literally nothing I can say to make this story any funnier.

On this day in history: 

1973 - Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, 30, died in a plane crash in Louisiana.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday November 11th, 2009

LatinoReview.com has uncovered the script for Oren Peli's follow up to "Paranormal Activity", titled "Area 51". Still basking in the glow of his recent success, the studio has been trying to keep close tabs on the details for this one. So, if you don't mind spoilers... be sure to read on.

It was rumored some months past that J J Abrams would be taking on the adaptation of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. As of today, Abrams has officially announced that he is dropping the project.

If James Gunn was the only reason you were holding out for "Scream Queens Season 2", I have bad news for you. Gunn has had to bow out of Season 2 due to scheduling conflicts. On the bright side, that means he's making another movie!

ABC has announced that it will not be renewing "Eastwick", the small screen adaptation of "Witches of Eastwick" after its 13 episode run. Don't worry, I'm sure we'll see Rebecca Romijin-Stamos-O'Connel again soon!

In Real People News: 

The recent discovery of hundreds of human bones, bronze shields, and bracelets in the wilds of the Sahara Desert are believed to be the remains of the Lost Persian Army of Cambyses II. The army of 50,000 men was believed to have been buried by a sandstorm in the year 525 B.C. Not so much weird news, but 'awesome' news for history nerds!

Two teachers have been suspended after letting their students watch a Live Sex show during a cultural exchange trip to Thailand. My only question is, do they even have any other kind of shows in Thailand?

Psychics lead officials to a human skeleton hidden in the walls of a West Virginia mansion. The remains were chopped into bits with saw marks upon the bones. Who the bones belonged to has yet to be discovered.

On this day in history: 

1988 - Seven bodies are discovered under the ground of a Sacramento California boardinghouse owned by Dorothea Puente. The batty landlord had killed nine elderlies and was receiving their social security money.

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