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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: Tuesday February 22nd, 2011

Rutger Hauer has landed the role of vampire hunter Van Helsing in upcoming Dario Argento film "Dracula 3D". That combined with his role in "Hobo With a Shotgun" has made Hauer the hottest new item in Hollywood. You'll see him on the cover of Bop! and Tiger Beat next month. The girls are going gaga for him.

Rob Zombie recently sat down to discuss his next project titled "Lords of Salem" saying it's the "bleakest of all my films". He goes on to state that the "Blob" remake is no longer happening with him at least and that he won't be touching another remake for a while. Seems he's found there's no real winning with horror fans when it comes to remakes. Kind of makes us sounds like jerks, which is true but still it doesn't have to be said. I have feelings too, Rob!

Australia seems like a happy fun loving place with their Kangaroos and Vegemite but I'm here to tell you they're a bunch of sickos. Case in point is the trailer for the new flick "Bad Behavior" which has a kind of "Clockwork Orange" type vibe to it. Meaning if "Clockwork Orange" had a bald fat man vomiting blood on a women, which I'm 99% sure it didn't.

With its release being only a year away we're all getting really excited for "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters". Did I mention it's going to be in 3D? Anyway Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is the latest witch to be cast in the flick and I assume that means she will in fact be hunted. Of course she should be hunted in real life also, never trust anyone with one of those o's with a line in it in their name. 9 times out of 10 they're complete pricks.

In Real People News: 

A town in Australia (I told you they're nuts) has decided to kick out 22,000 grey headed flying foxes, aka giant freakin bats, from the national botanical gardens. Where the bats will go no one really knows but I hope it isn't into my apartment complex. We just got rid of our possum problem.

A family in Egypt has gone all out with their love for social networking by naming their newborn baby Facebook. This sounds adorable now but just thing of how pissed this kid would have been if he was born 10 years ago and was walking around named Friendster.

Heavy Metal News Updates!

Hey there, kids! Just a few tidbits that slid across my ethereal desk to pass along:

*First and foremost, Rob Zombie announced to the world that he has been given the honor of inducting father of shock rock Alice Cooper into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Zombie tweeted Tuesday night around 10 PM Eastern:

I am inducting Alice Cooper into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy. Greatest honor of my life. Love The Coop.

Horror Headlines: Thursday September 23rd, 2010

It's official kids, Rob Zombie's next film will be titled "The Lords of Salem". You want more info? The movie will apparently be about a group of 300 year old witches who wreak havoc on modern day Salem, Massachusetts. Maybe the witches will all have silly accents! Oh wait..

I think we may have talked about this months ago on the site but MTV has finally given David Harris' "Savage County" a release date. The drunk kids in the woods series will air on October 7th at 11PM on MTV2. Thank the cast of "The Jersey Shore" for putting away the condoms for a week in order for this to actually see the light of day.

And it wouldn't be a weekday without some new photos from "Saw 3D" coming online. Today we get to see Cary Elwes as Dr. Gordon and if you were at my house last night around 10:30 you would have seen me realize that's the same guy from the first one and blood shooting out of my temples from rage.

Well tickle my 9 year old self again because Corey Feldman recently dropped some good news that the original "The Lost Boys" will be screening at selected House of Blues locations around the country. Apparently the whole thing will be set up as a big event where fans can come dressed in costume and get a sneak peek of "Lost Boys: The Thirst". Get your greasy sax man outfit ready!

In Real People News: 

A Hungarian man has found the face of Satan in his bathroom tile. Frightening yes but you have to admit Jesus has been hogging all the toast lately so it's about time the other side got his time in the spotlight.

On this day in history: 

1993 - A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday September 14th, 2010

The first clip from "Hatchet II" has made its way online and is ready for your viewing. The film will be released in full unrated glory on October 1st and from the clip looks to be just as good as the original. Take that any way you like.

Confirmation has come down from the heavens that there will in fact not be a TV movie made to wrap up the "Heroes" series. I had no idea the show was even canceled. What happened on the last episode? Did the cheerleader get knocked up?

"Big movie news announcement coming soon. Finally." That's the word from Rob Zombie's twitter account. Is that news? I'm not even sure at this point but I'm giddy with excitement.

The film is called "Chain Letter" and there's a new clip up on the tubes for you today. Remember how spooky it was to get a chain letter twenty years ago? About damn time they made a movie about that. Alright truth be told I didn't read the movie's synopsis but I'm taking a shot in the dark based on the title.

In Real People News: 

Wasn't this the plot of an episode of "Seinfeld"? A library in Minnesota recently had a book returned that was 35 years overdue Unfortunately the book wasn't "Tropic of Cancer".

On this day in history: 

1901 - President William B. McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, 42, was sworn in, becoming the youngest president in U.S. history.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 16th, 2010

If you've been anticipating the arrival of Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker's futuristic thriller "Repo Men", be sure to check out the new motion comic.

Not content with just movies and now TV, Rob Zombie is returning to the world of comics with "What Ever Happened to Baron Von Shock" from Image Comics. The first reader to locate the drawn Sheri Moon Zombie cameo in the book wins a cookie!... and a boner.

Summit Entertainment is preparing for new franchise hopes with its newly acquired script "The Last Witch Hunter" written by Cory Goodman. So far, Timur Bekmambetov is definitely producing the film and may direct as well. Despite who's on board, there is no way this movie can stack up next to Nic Cage's hair in "Season of the Witch".

"True Blood" fans rejoice; you do not have to wait much longer to sink your teeth into Sookie Stackhouse. HBO has announced that the hit series will return on Sunday June 13th.

In Real People News: 

Did the CIA secretly douse NYC Subway commuters with LSD in 1950? I don't know, but this article on H.P. Arabellis book on CIA Cold War era weapons testing makes a fascinating read regardless.

It's always good to have goals in life. In some cases though, like Donna Simpson's goal of becoming the fattest woman in the world, these goals really need to be re-thought.

On this day in history: 

1792 - At a masquerade ball, a disgruntled Captain Jacob Johan Ankarstroem shoots Swedish King Gustav III near the heart with a bullet composed of lead and carpet tacks.

Preview: "CSI: Miami" Directed By Rob Zombie

A preview for Monday night's "CSI: Miami" directed by Mr. Rob Zombie is online and ready for your viewing. I don't want to give anything away but Malcolm McDowell is in it. But then again you probably could have guessed that. I think when we found out a couple months back that Rob Zombie was directing an episode of "CSI: Miami" we all collectively said, "Well that's nice for Malcolm McDowell at least". No sign of Mrs. Zombie but I'm sure she's in there someplace. It'll be like a fun game we can all play Monday night, "spot the stripper with a voice that makes you want to cut your ears off."

Horror Headlines: Wednesday February 24th, 2010

There's been a lot of talk about "Scream IV" as of late but according to Wes Craven via his twitter, he still hasn't signed to direct the film. "I'm still in talks but nothing has been finalized." You'd think that would be high on the list of things to get done when they started discussing a fourth film with him.

Starting this weekend, you'll have a new place to find some horror on your cable dial. MTV will start a weekly horror block every Saturday night at 10pm. The new programming kicks off this weekend with "Land of the Dead" which will be followed by "The Hills Have Eyes" remake, "The House of the Devil" and more.

In case you've forgotten, Rob Zombie has directed an episode of "CSI: Miami" which will be airing soon. In a recent interview, the director showed off a new trailer for the episode and made comments that he's not sure how much TV he will direct since he's geared more towards movies. In Rob Zombie interview speak, that means he'll be directing an entire season of "CSI: Rednecks" by next fall.

In Real People News: 

Scottish beer maestros "BrewDog" have released a new beer with 32% alcohol content named Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

Portsmouth police were called on site when two crackheads begin beating the crap out of each other over who gets to smoke the largest rock. In what can only be described as a 'special finishing move', when police arrived one of the smokers was found to have all of his colostomy bags pulled out as well.

On this day in history: 

1921 - Abe Vigoda's birthday. Not dead yet!

Heavy Metal News Updates!

- The big news of the week, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie are not only touring together, but they've posted dates! Which are...sparse...to say the least. A handful of Mid- and West-Canadian dates, topped off with two in the booming metropolises (metropoli? metropolies? metropoliseses? What's the plural of metropolis?) of Kennewick, Washington and Casper, Wyoming. Let's hope this is a warm up for a bigger tour, perhaps around Halloween.

- Fear Factory also just announced their tour dates, so heads up to fans on the west coast and in the southwestern US.

Album Review: Rob Zombie - "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"

At this point, I had no idea what to expect from Rob Zombie. “Hellbilly Deluxe” and “Sinister Urge” were both modern masterpieces, and then “Educated Horses” was a confusing, muddled mess of an album. After a few years away directing movies, out comes “Hellbilly Deluxe 2,” finally debuting after two lengthy delays from the time of recording in 2008.

This new album is several magnitudes of order better than “Educated Horses.” I’m not exactly going out on a limb by saying that, but there it is.

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