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BGH Classic Pack - Remake-Apolooza! Vol. 3

Remakes: can't live with'em, can't murder everyone involved with'em. The silver lining of course is that modern horror's remake insanity has given rise to some epic podcast episodes. In previous classic packs we've combined some of the best and worst of recent horror remakes.

Horror Headlines: Thursday June 9th, 2011

A few moons ago there was a rumor on the tubes that the fine people at universal Pictures were planning a sequel to the 2010 remake of "The Wolfman". Since that movie was horrible it sounded like a terrible idea. Now it looks like they're just scrapping the entire thing and doing a full on reboot that will go straight to DVD sometime next year. There's no way this can end well but I guess it can't do worse than shirtless Anthony Hopkins.

If you love things that are good, and if you don't I suggest you stop reading my news because you're going to hate it, than you're going to be tickled pink by the news that "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil" has been picked up for distribution by the folks at Magnolia Pictures. Looks like the buddy horror romp will hit VOD on on August 26th and see a limited theatrical release on September 30th. So that's awesome news if you haven't already downloaded it from some virus filled site.

Get ready to get excited, kids! The first shots of season 2 of "The Walking Dead" are hitting the nets and they're chock full of zombie goodness. Namely some bloodshot eyed zombie women that I find strangely attractive. These are all such strange new feelings for me. While I try to figure this all out you can sit there and diddle yourself over the fact that season 2 will hit AMC this October.

"Do you have Asteroids?", "No but my dad does". Name the movie! Anyway it looks like Roland Emmerich, the guy who directed "Universal Soldier" and "Independence Day" might be locking himself in to do a big screen adaptation of the beloved 80's video game. I'm so confused by what I just wrote I don't even know how to be sarcastic about it.

In Real People News: 

Killing a cat is kind of messed up but you can really chalk it up to good harmless teenage fun. Killing 50 cats on the other hand, you might want to call the kids parents and set up a teacher conference. Or arrest the kids like they did in Washington. Stern talking to, or prison, your choice.

And here's a heartwarming story about a bear in Quebec, of course, that was hit by a car then shot into the air into oncoming traffic and eventually smashed through the windshield of a car killing the two people inside. I have no idea if this means the bear got revenge or what but I think the moral here is never go to Canada because it literally rains bears there.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 12th, 2011

I'm like a little school girl for the movie "Priest" and the new trailer has got me all in a tizzy. I'm flustered, light headed and I think I may of started menstruating. Wait there's vampires in it? Oh man I'm going home pregnant!

The problem with being awful with names is that every time you read a headline about some guy's next film you get kind of excited. So when I read that David Ellis' next flick is going to be "The Briar Lake Murders" I got interested. Then I found out David Ellis is the guy who directed "Snakes on a Plane" and I realized this news is useless. So don't bother reading it.

Here's the new trailer for Hammer Film's "The Resident". What did I learn? Well Christopher Lee is still alive so that's nice. What was confirmed? Hilary Swank is in fact a man, which is not very nice. It's not very nice at all is it.

Just days after Joe Johnston admitted that "The Wolfman" kind of sucked there is now talk that the film could be up for an Oscar. Now before you go renting a tux I should point out that it's for best makeup which to be fair "The Time Machine" remake was nominated four years ago and only one person in the world liked that. If you promise not to keep it I'll let you borrow the DVD.

In Real People News: 

Holy mother of God why did no one get this on camera? An Italian man who was shot in the head got the bullet out the manliest way possible, he sneezed it out. I wonder if it made a bang when it came out, man I hope so.

Now I don't want to say I'm for crime and hurting people but if it's happening to a guy who's dressing up like a super hero and trying to fight bad guys, well then it's kind of funny. Phoenix Jones is just such a guy who thought he would be the next Superman but instead was held up at gunpoint and had his nose broken. See isn't that funny?

Horror Headlines: Monday January 10th, 2011

"Vanishing on 7th Street" is apparently already available on VOD even though it won't be released in theaters till next month. In honor of all this a new clip has been released and I have to say the Brad Anderson directed gem is looking pretty good. I'm pretty sure the DVD was released back in July.

Director Joe Johnston now admits that "The Wolfman" remake was a big piece of crap and that he only did it because he was having money problems. Normally I would just think he's a prick trying to explain his way out of the doodie pile he made but I refuse to believe anyone that directed "Jumanji" could lie.

So apparently there's a new origin sequence in the second "Ghost Rider" film? Correct me if I'm wrong but I've seen the first one 37 times and there was an origin scene in that one right? Two origins? I'm not one to question it, I was terrible in science class and I'm not even sure this is actually science.

Ivan Reitman is here to crush all your hopes and dreams my friends. According to him "Ghostbusters 3" hasn't been cast yet so all the rumors you've heard about who will be playing the various characters are pretty much false. That and he's confirmed we're all going to die in a fiery hellstorm sometime this year. So there's that.

In Real People News: 

Nothing weird to see here. It's just a report about found documents about a Finnish dog who would impersonate Hitler during World War II. I'm surprised there was only one.

Bjork, who apparently still sucks, recently protested some sort of energy deal that no one gives a crap about because it's in Iceland by having a Karaoke marathon. You can make up your own jokes here folks. I've hated that little troll for close to twenty years now and I really just don't have it in me.

Episode 107 - "The Wolfman"

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Horror Headlines: New Year's Even, 2009

Underground gore fanatic and influential genre film critic Chas. Balun has passed away at the age of 61. He will be missed. And if you haven't read "Horror Holocaust," do so immediately.

Good news for those who still read books: W.W. Norton & Co will release an english language adapation of Ryu Murakami's "Audition" in June of 2010. The book, of course, was the foundation for the Takashi Miike movie of the same name.

Inexplicably excited about the upcoming remake of "The Wolfman?" To help fuel your wavering interest, Universal has launched the official website, which comes complete with a trailer and an assortment of time-wasting materials. Don't pretend like you've got something better to do.

In Real People News: 

Funeral Home Management 101: When you're preparing to cremate a corpse, you might want to make sure you're deep frying the right dead guy. People tend to get upset about things like that.

The next time you and your family are suffering from boredom, try lighting yourselves on fire in front of a video camera. You might get a TV show.

On this day in history: 

1984 - Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, loses his arm in a car crash.

Retro Trailer: The Wolfman (1941)

With recent news that the remake of "The Wolfman" has garnered a (surprising) R Rating for graphic violence, let's take a look back at the original. 1941 saw the release of "The Wolf Man", starring stuntman and effects wizard Lon Chaney Jr. Although Chaney starred as the titular beast, many forget that the film featured another horror legend, Bela Lugosi as the not-so-subtly named character "Bela". The film also featured the wonderfully alliterative tagline, "His hideous howl a dirge of death!".

Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 9th, 2009

In worrisome news, the upcoming "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake is heading back under the lens for re-shoots after recent test screenings. So far it looks like it will only affect a small diner scene that doesn't involve Freddy, but re-shoots are never a good sign.

The fourth installment for the "Resident Evil" franchise, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" has been pushed back to January 2011. If you're curious for behind the scenes action on this 3D sequel, be sure to follow Milla Jovovich on Twitter as she tweets her way through the shooting of the film.

Good news for you "Dexter" fans; thanks in large part to John Lithgow, the fourth season of the show continues to set records for Showtime. This past Sunday's episode pulled in over 2.1 million viewers. You can pretty much count on our favorite little sociopath coming back next season.

From the laugh out loud news desk, Brittany Murphy has been fired from the upcoming thriller "The Caller", mere days into shooting. She's now officially been replaced by "Twilight" vixen Rachelle LeFevre.

We can finally put to rest one worry about the upcoming "Wolfman", asthe MPAA has officially given the movie an R rating for bloody horror, violence and gore!

In Real People News: 

A Maryland woman kidnaps a pregnant homeless woman and proceeds to try and cut her unborn daughter out of her abdomen. Mother and baby are both expected to make full recoveries.

New Zealand motorists found themselves in a bizarre traffic jam when the tailgate of a truck opens spilling its cargo of blood, fat and discarded animal pieces across the highway. Unfortunately, hopes that it was just a spill from a Weta Workshop truck were completely crushed.

Archeologists find evidence of mass cannibalism at a 7,000 year old site in south west Germany, justifying my refusal to eat liverwurst.

More Behind The Scenes Footage Of "The Wolfman"

We're still about 4 months out from the release of "The Wolfman" but Universal has tossed up another "behind the scenes" video for your viewing pleasure. At this point they've given so much away that by the time the film actually comes out I expect to see a documentary about Benicio Del Toro's bowel movements while on the set. I can't wait.

While you wait for him to pass that bran muffin you can check out the latest clip at this link.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday November 18th, 2009

"The Wolfman", due in theaters February 12th, becomes even more worrisome as the studio brings in a new editor late in the development. With reshoots, new editors and the like, is there any hope of this being a good film? (Editor's Note: NO)

Have you been thinking to yourself, "Boy, I wish Brittany Murphy would do a horror movie!" Well, then you're in luck as the trailer for her new direct to video scare "Deadline" hits the web.

Did you like that Brittany Murphy news? Well guess what, I'm going to blow your mind. She has a second horror film coming out in limited theaters December 4th called "Across the Hall" and lucky you, you can watch the trailer right here!

Is it horror? Not really. Is it pretty cool? Yah, kind of. Is it too late to add to your Christmas list to Santa? Let's hope not. Minimates releases a new series of "Ghostbusters" figures, and they look so cute!

In Real People News: 

A Butler County man files a complaint with a police department claiming his arresting offices left him cuffed in the police cruiser for four hours while they redecorated his house with his girlfriend's dildos.

10th grade teacher Randolph Forde learned today that teaching high school may not be a good fit for his anger issues. Fed up with bad grades and classroom antics, he attempted to hire another student to kill the troublemaker.

A drunk man believing himself to be a ninja impales himself on the top of a five foot fence he tried to vault.

On this day in history: 

1421 - Heavy storms and high tide combine to destroy dikes in southern Holland. The ensuing flooding destroys 72 villages and kills between 4,000 and 10,000 people.

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