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Horror Icon Mini-Marathon: DAVID CRONENBERG

More often than not, the subject of a horror film will tap into some outlandish, otherworldly, or supernatural elements, eschewing the fears of the real world for the more heightened terror of fantasy. There are the rare occasions (and rare filmmakers) who are resolutely planted in the world of real-life horror, frightening stories that may not have happened, but certainly could. Director David Cronenberg is the reigning king of this type of film.

9 Insane Asylum Movies

With Martin Scorcese's hit "Shutter Island" invading theaters this past weekend, it is only natural that the creepy insane asylum setting is fresh on our minds. It's an oft visited setting for many a horror film, especially when it comes to sequels! With the idea of damaged minds populating the halls of such institutions for years, many of them violent, it's only natural that film makers took to the setting like moths to a flame.

So here we go folks, 9 other insane asylum films to put you in the ward!


Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 16th, 2009

"The Crazies" director Breck Eisner has the bug for remakes. The director has signed on for his next project, a remake of David Cronenbergs "The Brood".

A new clip arrives online of the upcoming "Solomon Kane", giving us the first glimpse of James Purefoy in the title role.

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations have been announced. Amongst the rubble are a few genre related nods including "Coraline" for Best Animated Feature as well as "District 9" for Best Screenplay.

With the success of "Paranormal Activity", it was only a matter of time before The Asylum sunk their claws into the subject matter. For your viewing pleasure, here is their low budget plot borrowing, "Paranormal Entity"

Speaking of "Paranormal Activity", do you need even more of the story? How about the first five pages of the upcoming IDW Comic Adaption entitled "Paranormal Activity: The Search for Katie"?

In Real People News: 

A Kentucky man is sentenced to twelve years in prison for breaking into a co-worker's home and stabbing her cats. The victim let it be known that the culprit managed to send her text messages describing what he was doing to the cats as well.

Australia's Koala population is under serious duress as a result of a plague of STD's amongst the furry marsupials. The leading maladies are reported to be Chlamydia and AIDS.

On this day in history: 

1920 - In Kansu, China, an 8.6 earthquake kills 180,000 people, from building collapses. 20,000 freeze to death later after refusing to reoccupy housing during winter.

Episode 44 - "The Brood"

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As if I didn't hate kids enough already, this week's selection is David Cronenberg's "The Brood".

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