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Horror Icon Mini-Marathon: GEORGE A. ROMERO

The counterculture film movement never had a better representation than that of writer/director George A. Romero.

BGH Classic Pack - So Bad It's Good

In a perfect world, we would never watch a film for the podcast that wasn't a fan favorite or cult classic. Unfortunately for us, that is not a feasible outcome. But luckily for you, dear listener, the absolute worst films often make for pure podcast gold.

In this new classic pack -- So Bad It's Good -- we explore five true bottom-of-the-barrel films. Each a laugher of a different stripe, but producing laughers on the podcast that are very predictable.

Horror Headlines: Thursday December 9th, 2010

Nicolas Cage, who many consider the world's greatest actor of all time to ever be invented, is here with a new clip from his soon to be Academy Award winning film "Season of the Witch". In it Cage battles a bunch of wolves and of course wins. Well alright not really, but I bet he could if he wanted to.

Remember last week when I told you that the upcoming "Alien" prequel had been pushed out a year to at least 2013? Well if you said yes then you're a liar because I didn't... but apparently the rumors have been flying. Well it looks like the 2012 release date is still actually happening, if the film actually happens. I say that because it also looks like Fox has not officially given the film a thumbs up. Confused? Me too. Let's talk about something else. Some weather we're having huh? Winter is officially here!

Apparently that guy who's married to Katy Perry is some kind of actor and will star in a new "Beetlejuice" type film called "RentaGhost", which itself is based on a BBC series that ran twenty some years ago. Oh alright, I'm just kidding I know he's an actor, he just really sucks.

"The Raven" has absolutely nothing to do with Edgar Allan Poe but it is being produced by Mark Wahlberg. So that's nice, right? The movie is about a guy running around downtown LA while a bunch of police drones try to track him down. Truth be told this might have something to do with Edger Allan Poe, I don't care much for reading, I just assumed something with Marky Mark attached to it wouldn't be that classy.

In Real People News: 

A Sudanese court has convicted seven men after they were arrested for wearing makeup during a fashion show in Khartoum. How freakin awesome is that? Can we get those pricks in Green Day to head over there? That 50 year old man wearing eyeliner needs some prison time.

A longtime Santa in downtown San Francisco has been fired from Macy's after a couple complained about his joke that it's "too bad" when older people who sit on his lap say they've been good. San Francisco is also the same city that recently banned toys from Happy Meals. So it's confirmed... San Francisco is now officially a part of Canada.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 7th, 2010

As expected Sunday night's "The Walking Dead" season finale went balls out with the rating, pulling about 8.1 million viewers between the 10 pm and 1 am showings. That's up 9% from last week's show and the series had the highest average for a cable show since 1993. That's a lot of math and to be honest the most amazing part is that I somewhat understand it.

It's no surprise that the producers of "American Psycho: The Musical" are promising tons of gore. Well maybe it's a little surprise since it's going to be on Broadway but that's nowhere near as surprising as the fact that Tom Cruise might be making a small cameo in the show. I know this isn't sarcasm but somehow I still feel like I'm being a wise ass here.

Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, I've had dreams that start with those two names. Nightmares, I meant nightmares... I swear! Anyway there's a bunch of new interviews with the two up on the tubes with them talking about how exciting their new flick "Season of the Witch" is. Get hot and bothered!

Hammer's next film titled "The Resident" will apparently not be released in theaters but instead see a DVD/Blu-Ray release on March 29th, 2011. My guess for the change in plans is that putting both Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the screen together would cause theaters to burst into flames from all the heat. Now it'll just be your home.

In Real People News: 

Butcher vs. Boar 2010 took place recently at a shop in Germany when a wild hog ripped apart a butcher shop for close to an hour. Who won? Well one of the gladiators is now being sold as pork chops. You try to guess which one.

Douglas Allen Smith Jr. of Eugene Oregon has officially changed his name to Captain Awesome. That's really all I can say about that.

Horror Headlines: Friday November 12th, 2010

If you're like me then you're still climaxing from the new "Season of the Witch" poster we talked about yesterday. Well get ready to reload because here's a new trailer for the Nic Cage flick. God I pray you're nothing like me, it's sad sad existence.

Great news for all you sickos who love looking at young Asian girls dressed up in school uniforms. "Battle Royale" looks to be finally making it's way to US theaters and in 3D no less. It's been ten years since the film warmed it's way into the hearts of deviants and it's about time that it was presented to the "hole in the bottom of the popcorn" crowd.

Courtney Ford will be joining the cast of next season's "True Blood". Ford will play a southern bell who owns her own law firm and I assume she'll end up screwing someone and turning into the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Darren Lynn Bousman, the guy who's currently working on the "Mothers Day" remake is also working on a new film called "11-11-11". The film focuses on a bunch of people who have guardian angels and the rest of the plot confuses me and the fact that it's all based on a date on the calender already annoyed me. Oh and it'll be released on December 21st, 2012. I kid!

In Real People News: 

Alright we all agree that assaulting a cop is bad but just think about how much worse is it to assault a cop with a dildo. What makes it worse? Doing it after walking out on your bill at Joe's Crab Shack. You enjoyed those delicious crabs now you pay for them, asshole!

I'd love to make fun of this guy from Idaho but I really can't. He was arrested shortly after robbing an inn when police found him hiding out at the bar right next to the scene of the crime. People get thirsty, it happens.

On this day in history: 

2001 – In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

Horror Headlines: Thursday November 11th, 2010

In a shocking twist the much anticipated sequel to "Piranha 3D" will be shot in... you guess it, 3D. I can't say I'm mad about this and the fact that they're calling it "Piranha 3DD", teehee, makes me giddy as all get out. I think that's a saying.

What's got two thumbs and has Nicolas Cage fever? This guy! And you will too after you check out this new poster for "Season of the Witch". Did you look? Are you excited? Did you see Ron Perlman's name awkwardly placed at the bottom? I love it!

Alan Spencer, the guy who created "Alan Spencer" (look it up it's awesome) is working on a new show for IFC that follows a serial killer who's trying to juggle both his after hours activities and his social life. It's going to be called "Dextter". Alright that last part is a lie but it's a good suggestion I think.

A movie about a magic mushroom hunt gone terribly wrong? Sign me up kids, here's some new images from the German slasher flick "One Way Trip 3D". Let me narrate them for you. "Creepy, boring, creepy boring, holy crap why would you do that?!"

In Real People News: 

Didn't Bill Cosby do a bit on this? A man in Pennsylvania was picked up for lighting a joint in the delivery room while his wife was giving birth. Wrong sure but I can imagine that's a pretty stressful event. Cut the guy some slack.

A woman in Florida is facing charges after trying to sell her baby in order to buy a car. Now before we go calling her a monster let's ask ourselves, what kind of car was it? A used Dodge Neon? Awful. A NEW Dodge Neon? Understandable. Wait they don't make Neon's anymore? Burn the witch!

On this day in history: 

2000 - A cable car crammed with skiers and snowboarders caught fire while being pulled through an Alpine tunnel in Austria, killing 155 people.

Horror Headlines: Thursday February 4th, 2010

In my humble opinion, there's nothing funnier than watching Nicholas Cage chew scenery in a fantasy picture, which may explain why I'm happy that the viral website for "Season of the Witch" is finally online. I'll gladly watch you swing swords, Mr. Cage, but I'm still waiting for an apology for "Ghost Rider".

If you're one of the lucky individuals heading to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival this March, you might want to check out the horror titles currently scheduled to play this year. "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" will be there, and I'm insanely jealous.

Hey! Do you remember last week when I filled your delicious mind with information regarding a little film called "After.Life"? Well, in case you were wondering, Anchor Bay has scheduled the film for release this Spring. I'm excited, so I know you're excited. Besides, it's hard not to like a film that features both Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci. Isn't it?

Somebody told me yesterday that I should watch the new trailer for Philip Ridley's demonic horror picture "Heartless", and I must say I wasn't disappointed. Plus, it's got demons, as well as a guy who can see demons. Amazing! What will they think of next?

In Real People News: 

Guess what? If you strap your cheating husband to a chair and savagely glue his penis to his stomach, chances are you won't go to jail. What's more, you'll have a cool story to tell at family reunions and office Christmas parties. That's always a plus.

Would you like another reason to stop smoking? All right, how about exploding cigarettes with the ability to destroy up to six of your precious teeth.I'm not entirely sure, but I think this sort of thing can only happen in Indonesia.

According to Britain's MI5 intelligence service, it would appear that certain terrorist organizations are employing the use of explosive breast implants. That girl's rack is the bomb, indeed.

Horror Headlines: Monday December 28th, 2009

The family of the late Dan O'Bannon has launched a new website to celebrate his career. For fans, there is no better place to celebrate O'Bannon's genre legacy, including info on his final script as well as future zombie project he had intended to direct.

Did you get a shiny new Blu-ray player for Christmas? What better way to break it in than with a copy of "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead" in HD!. The disc arrives on February 23rd.

To help soothe your post holiday blues, new stills have surfaced from the upcoming Nicholas Cage feature, "Season of the Witch". His hair alone is bound to give you a few laughs.

Sure, "American Psycho" is 10 years old now and a new TV airing of the film isn't exactly news worthy. However, this New Zealand billboard promoting the airing on TV2 is pretty amazing!

In the wake of Brittany Murphy's death, DVD rental source Redbox scrambled to pull the cover art from Murphy's last film, "Deadline" across the country. The images of the actress lying dead in a bathtub felt a little too close to home for Redbox... they're probably right.

In Real People News: 

An 84 year old Indian politician resigns his post after a sex tape featuring himself with three women surfaces. Rumors state that his next post will be as a spokesman for Viagra.

Japan's oldest stripper prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday. The world prepares to vomit.

Staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life center in Norfolk are cutting brussel sprouts from their menu because the resulting turtle farts are tripping overflow sensors in the tanks. It's the same reason I stay away from them... wouldn't want to gas the family at the dinner table.

On this day in history: 

1987 - R. Gene Simmons kills two coworkers and injures four others in Russellville Arkansas, and then surrenders. The workplace carnage comes after Simmons kills 14 relatives over the Christmas holiday.

"Season of the Witch" Trailer Lands

Alright Hollywood big wigs let's come to an agreement here. If you're going to call your movie "Season of the Witch" there should be nothing but creepy Halloween masks and a theme song that will drill inside people's brains. If you want to put Nicholas Cage in there for good measure that's up to you, but make it a movie about an actual witch that takes place in the olden times.

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