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Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 29th, 2010

Hey there horror fans, it's your Editor-in-Chief Eric here, back on the newsdesk after what seems like forever. Let's see if I can shake the rust off...

Your latest "Fright Night" remake news, straight from McLovin's mouth. It will be rated R. Man, that was exciting, wasn't it?

Wes Craven seems to have been attending the Rob Zombie school of marketing your movie in the 21st century. Or at least I assume so, based on the flood of BTS video and pictures hitting the internet since the film started shooting... YESTERDAY. I don't think I can handle this every day leading up to the projected 2011 release date.

Neil Marshal talks about his next project after "Centurion". Something something something, "bodies exploding", "3D", "produced by Sam Raimi". That's the gist, anyway.

In Real People News: 

So a Twilight fan (need I go on?) is suing the theater owner who had her arrested for taping part of her favorite vampire movie on a personal camcorder. Her defense? She was recording her sister's birthday party to save the memory. Oh, and she may or may not have recorded an additional 25 seconds to capture "her favorite actor tak(ing) his shirt off." Of the list of people she should be suing for causing her embarrassment, I'd probably put both Stephanie Meyer and "herself" on the list before the theater owner, but sadly, it's not my call.

I want a few sips of whatever Jenna Busch is on during this "Today Show" segment. Everyone else is just chalking it up to her being stupid since, as we all know, genetics are not her friend. I on the other hand am giving her the benefit of the doubt by calling her a drunk. Either way, not good.

A beautiful, hand-crafted, century old, unfortunately decorated quilt donated to local museum. Family not surprisingly unavailable for comment.

This story about a woman who passed out in her own vomit after huffing dust remover is still less depressing than the Twilight story.

On this day in history: 

1967 - Actress Jayne Mansfield is decapitated in a car crash, when her convertible collides with a parked tractor-trailer. To downplay the gruesome death, sources spread the falsehood that only her wig flew off in the accident.

Video: "Halloween II" Alternative Ending

So as Casey mentioned this morning the DVD for Rob Zombie's "Halloween II" will feature an alternate ending to the film. Well thanks to the good people over at Shocktillyoudrop.com you don't have to wait for your Netflix to arrive.

Horror Headlines: Monday December 12th, 2009

MTV announces plans and casting info for their upcoming "Teen Wolf" TV series adaptation. Yes, you read that right.

Out promoting her upcoming movie "Avatar" that you may have heard of, Sigourney Weaver drops some possible plot bombs pertaining to "Ghostbusters 3". These are pretty juicy details, so I will leave them out of this post. If you're intrigued as to the future of Peter Venkman and Oscar the baby? Be sure to click through.

In Real People News: 

A 23 year old man dies during an arrest and search by local police. It turns out, his the huge bag of weed that he tried to swallow didn't go down as easily as he thought it would.

A drunken Chinese boy mystifies doctors as he magically changes the channel on the television every time he rolls over. Further testing proved that the magic came from the remote control lodged in his anus.

Ben Ferrett, a 27 year old South Carolina man, has been awarded compensation in court. He's being compensated for passing out at a party while his so called friend poured super glue into his ear and butt crack.

On this day in history: 

1503: Nostradamus is born.

Rob Zombie's "Where the Wild Things Are"

It is curious to think what would have become of "Where the Wild Things Are" if Mr. Zombie had gotten a hold of it. He has added much awful to our beloved awesome things and it is going to be interesting in the future to see a "Blob" movie without a big blobby thingy.

All of that aside, G4 put together this little adventure into the "what if's" with a dreadlocked Zombie reading from his version of the beloved children's book. The actual story I found a little silly as the rhyming gets redundant, but the pauses inbetween are what made me laugh the most.

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (REVIEW)

Over the past two years, Rob Zombie has been making waves in the movie world with his renditions of "Halloween" and "Halloween 2". One of his lesser known side projects has been his adventures in the world of comics. Just as is the case with his films, his comic book ventures have had both detractors and fans. One of the products to come out of this experiment of his is the character of El Superbeasto, the foul mouthed and over sexed luchadore hero.

Episode 88 - "Halloween 2" and "The Final Destination"

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We return to talk about what might be the worst weekend for horror in 2009, when both "Halloween 2" and "The Final Destination" dropped on unsuspecting audiences.

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Box Office Special - Summer Goes Out With a Whimper

Labor Day, while an awesome excuse to lay around and do nothing for three days, is about as fallow a film going period as you'll find on the calendar. Just two years ago, "Halloween" set a new four-day weekend record with $30 million. Some weekends, that wouldn't even qualify for 2nd place, but on Labor Day it's a record.

The Movie Fan House #14

For those of you missing the BGH Podcast during our week off, I can give you a tiny bit of relief. A quarter of it at any rate!

This week, I joined Charlie and Brad over at The Movie Fan House podcast for an in-depth discussion of "Halloween 2"! We also talk about the upcoming "Stepfather" remake as well as our top 5 favorite zombie movies!

Be sure to check it out and say hi to Charlie and Brad!

Horror Headlines: Monday August 31st, 2009

I guess Bob Weinstein was paying attention to this week's box office results, because he's announced that there is already a 3D "Halloween" sequel in the works, and one that will be shot without Rob Zombie. They're already in talks with a director, whom Weinstein declined to name, although whoever it is will have a hell of a time making a sequel considering he has to deal with all of the baggage brought by Zombie to the series story-wise.

The 2010 "Girls of Scotchworthy" calender is now available. Love indie horror and the babes that work in it? Do yourself a favor and purchase a calender from these guys.

Nic Cage has signed on to "Drive Angry", a revenge/action movie from "My Bloody Valentine 3D" director Patrick Lussier. That's right baby, Nicholas Cage in glorious 3D. Better start preparing your mindholes for that now.

In Real People News: 

Naked dude hi-jacks school bus, but that visual isn't as intriguing as the one of the children who decided to jump out of a moving bus to get away. I smell a "Speed" sequel.

Now teens are using social networking sites to arrainge fights. Finally, a much more efficient way to organize a beatdown.

Not gonna lie, that does look pretty dirty. Don't spend too much time trying to work out the details of what exactly is happening though, that can't be good for you.

On this day in history: 

1888: Jack the Ripper kills his first known victim, prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, slitting her throat from ear to ear.

Horror Headlines: Friday August 28th, 2009

Eric's on the road and Louis is on the move! So instead of Fowler Friday this week you get stuck with me, the old man on the block! I Casey hereby dub this..."Fogey Friday".

Not wanting to be permanently tied to "Twilight", Director Catherine Hardwicke and actor Emile Hirsch are in early talks for a big screen version of "Hamlet". The twist being, both parties are dropping hints that their "Hamlet" will be of the suspense/horror variety. Here's hoping Shakespeare doesn't sparkle.

Rob Zombie has announced his next movie plans, yet another remake, this time of genre classic "The Blob". "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie stated in a recent interview. It begs the question; has this guy actually seen 'the blob'?

Deborah Ann Woll, red headed teen-aged vamp of HBO's "True Blood" has signed on for indie supernatural thriller "Little Murder". The film takes place in a post Katrina south and follows a disgraced detective on the hunt of a killer, with the help dead Cellist's ghost.

In case you weren't aware, there's a new movie out today called "H2" directed by Rob Zombie! Fearing that they were too lax in their marketing push, Zombie and crew have released a new motion poster for "H2". Before you click the link, I must warn you; it contains spoilers. Michael Myers stabs people!

In Real People News: 

Bolivia has officially upped its tourist draw; the town of La Paz has opened the worlds first Cocaine bar! You can choose between normal and extra strong varieties. At the same time, US authorities announced a shocking drop in underground raves across the country.

On this day in history: 

1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and heralds the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union.

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