Opening this weekend is the bizarrely titled but conceptually interesting "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". His notoriety instantaneously makes the 16th President of the United States the most famous vampire slayer amongst his peers. Though it remains to be seen whether or not the film itself can live up to some of the other impressive slayers, killers and purifiers in the realm of cinema vampire lore. So in case Mr. Lincoln doesn't satisfy your bloodlust, here are 9 Essential Vampire Hunter Films.
According to screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, the highly anticipated vampire birth in the upcoming "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" won't be very graphic, because she's written it to happen off screen. Should we start preparing for the oncoming tween and soccer mom riots?
In case you were worried for some odd reason, the duo behind the "Crank" films, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are attempting to tackle the early negotiations for "Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance". Now, I know what you're truly worried about in this unwanted sequel, but fear not! Sources say Nic Cage is also in negotiations to return as Johnny Blaze!
An Ohio landmark, "Big Butter Jesus", a giant yellow statue of the lord and savior raising his arms towards heaven along interstate 75, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground during a sever thunderstorm Monday night. Somebody upstairs fancies himself an art critic.
You thought your parents were strict? A Canadian-Afghan woman faces charges as her 19 year old daughter lies in the hospital suffering from stab wounds. When she came home past her curfew the night before, her mother opted to stab her about the head, chest and arms for her erroneous ways, as opposed to you know, grounding her.
On this day in history:
1959 - While entertaining friends at his home, George Reeves, who played the title character in the original Superman TV series, goes upstairs to his bedroom and commits suicide with a 9mm German Luger.
Since I'm filling in for Fowler Friday this week, I'm going to start off your weekend with a swift kick to the nuts! You know Platinum Dunes and their love of remaking classic franchises? They've now set their sights on "The Monster Squad" for their next remake.
Though they titled the fourth film in the franchise "The Final Destination", Warner Brothers head Alan Horn revealed that they'll be making a fifth "Final Destination". Since they've already raided the gimmick that is 3-D, here's hoping they go old school and add ball shockers to the seats this time.
Even the newly raised from the dead Hammer Studios can't resist the remake band wagon but according to CEO Simon Oakes, they'll be remaking three of their own films. Titles up for the treatment are "Captain Kronos", "Quatermass" and "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde".
Jersey City, NJ police officials have captured a serial urinator who has been terrorizing women at bus stops since December. While the ladies waited casually for their morning commute, the perpetrator would stroll up behind them and let loose on their legs. So far this morning, the whereabouts of our own Joe Charnews is still in question. Don't pick up the soap Joe!
1982 - The guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, dies during the Diary of a Madman tour after the plane he is flying in buzzes the band's tour bus and clips the wing of the plane, crashing into a nearby farmhouse.
Derek Mears, your current "Jason Voorhees", joins the cast of Robert Rodriguez's "Predators". Which makes sense, because he's just about the most terrifying human being I've ever seen. In real life that is, not so much in "Friday the 13th".
Scott Derrickson, director of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", has signed on to direct the supernatural thriller "The Living".
Follow me on this one. A script that's been floating around called "Nightcrawlers", has officially gotten a director in Mike Mitchell. It also has a new name... "Monster Squad". Apparently the horror/comedy is being turned into a psuedo/not really remake of Fred Dekker's 80's classic. Here's more info.
In Real People News:
I always felt a little uncomfortable during drunk taxi rides. Now I know why.
1982: Maverick carmaker John DeLorean is arrested in Los Angeles with $24M worth of cocaine in his suitcase. The case is later thrown out of court when a judge rules that the FBI sting operation constituted entrapment.