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The Shrine (REVIEW)

Carmen (Cindy Sampson) an aggressive young journalist comes across the story of a young American who has vanished in a remote Polish village. Going behind her editor’s back she enlists her boyfriend Marcus (Aaron Ashmore) and her intern Sara (Meghan Heffern) to investigate. Once they arrive they encounter hostile locals that tell them in no uncertain terms to leave. Undeterred, the trio stumbles onto a much deeper mystery centering on a demonic statue shrouded by mist in the middle of the forest.  By the time they uncover the truth, they’re in too far over their heads to retreat to safety.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday September 9th, 2009

The official website for "The Stepfather" remake has gone live. This film gets my nomination for the "Prom Night" of 2009, but we'll see when it gets released October 14th.

Here's a teaser trailer for the "Plan 9 From Outerspace" remake. And they released it on 9-9-09. Oh, I see what they did there.

Just to balance out all of the remake news, here's new stills from the indie film "Imago Mortis", which stars "Nightmare on Elm St." parts 4 and 5 star Lisa Wilcox, and follows a young woman who is investigating the disappearance of her brother.

Here's another teaser for you today, for Jon Knautz's "Shrine". You may know Knautz from last year's Indie hit "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer".

In Real People News: 

Nowhere in the "Good Neighbors Guide" is there any mention of blowing a hole in the side of their house with your replica 19th century cannon. Not that you would need to be told that, but you never know.

I can't decide if the Big Mac Burrito is disgusting or delicious looking, and if it would even matter. I'm sure I'll try one when/if they roll it out in my neck of the woods.

Man steals $8 flea and tick drops from Walmart because he needed drug money. I've read this story three times now and I still can't figure out what his master plan was.

On this day in history: 

1971: 1,300 inmates riot inside the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York state, commandeering the prison and taking 40 guards hostage. The national guard stages an assault five days later, killing 42 people in the process (10 of them being captives).

Horror Headlines: Tuesaday June 30th, 2009

David Twohy has confirmed what I've known all along, that most "director's cuts" are just extended cuts put together for the sole purpose of the Studio releasing another DVD and making some money off of it. Not sure it makes me happy to be right on this one.

The duo behind "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer" is moving on to a new project called "Shrine". It sounds like your basic "hikers get lost in shady European country" deal, and occult wackiness ensues. The news to me is that they're not working on a "Jack Brooks 2", although based on conversations I've had with Knautz I assume that they've just put that project on the backburner for now. I'll let you guys know when we have confirmation on that.

Robert Englund and Kane Hodder to star in 5 episode web series for FearNET called "Fear Clinic". The story follows a doctor (Englund) using controversial and potentially dangerous methods to help patients overcome their biggest fears. It will debut this October and is being directed by Robert Hall of "Laid To Rest" fame.

Matt Reeves talks about directing the "Let the Right One In" remake. He sounds like a big fan and genuinely into the material, but every director seems to know how to sing the right song when it comes to genre fans these days, so I remain skeptical.

In Real People News: 

Ladies and gentleman, I give you, this year's "World's Ugliest Dog".

Coolio has been convicted on cocaine charges, and ordered to go to rehab. I wonder if they'll let him keep the wacky hair while he's there? We can only hope.

On this day in history: 

1882: Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, is hanged. Tickets for the event went for as much as $300.

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