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The Woman In Black (REVIEW)

Woman in Black

“The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, is a film that relies upon atmosphere. It practically oozes it, from the beginning scenes of Victorian London (dank, sorrowful, and dirty) to the dilapidated haunted manor that takes up much of the film’s setting. Unfortunately, atmosphere alone can’t carry a film, and in the end “The Woman in Black” is a good movie but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it great.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2011

Why the hell not? It looks like Sonar Entertainment and Panacea Entertainment are teaming up to create a new TV series based on the "Hellraiser" franchise. Nothing has actually been written or sold to anyone but if all goes well you'll be seeing Pinhead on Fox Family next Fall.

The "Leprechaun" reboot is finally getting some traction today, dropping the news that it will be titled "Leprechaun: Origins" and has a little leading man in the form of Hornswoggle. Apparently that's a wrestler and I have no idea what his real name is but based on the amount of twitter action I saw this past Sunday during Wrestlemania 95% of our readers have semis right now.

I don't know about you but I loved "The Woman in Black". I want to open mouth kiss it at inspiration point. So now I'm excited for the three way I'm going to have in the back of my Honda CRV because a sequel has just been announced. "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death" will pick up 40 years after the first film and is being penned by Jon Croker who worked as the story editor on the first film. Alright I know you can't have sex with a movie. A guy can dream though can't he?

Get excited, kids! "We Need to Talk About Kevin", everyone's favorite "my son is an asshole" flick is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD on May 29th. That's all I got. Please tip your waiter.

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Listen up you little white trash toddlers! Here's a story about a Louisiana man who died at a Wrestlemania party this past weekend after his cousin put him in a choke hold. I have no idea how you little scamps are still alive.

And here without further adieu is the greatest Juggalo freestyle of all time.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, March 28th, 2011

Just a heads up, I feel awesome today. Someone's getting a hug that goes on for just a little too long.

What is it about Stanley Tucci's name that makes me want to pinch a baby's cheeks? Not like in a creepy way, just like in an adorable way. This has gotten kind of weird. He's joined the cast of "Your Voice in My Head" and will play a psychiatrist who helps a self abusing woman, played by Emma Watson, heal her mental scars. Tucci Tucci Tucci! Come on, it's adorable.

I've seen the 1995 movie "Embrace of the Vampire" no less than a dozen times and I could not tell you what the hell it's about. All I remember is Alyssa Milano was nude for 90% of the film and had sex with just about everyone that was on screen. CineTel Films, who I've never heard of but are now my favorite studio, have decided it's time for a remake of the soft core classic. I wonder if Milano will have a cameo. God I hope so.

Chloe Moretz is kind of awesome. She was brutal in "Kick Ass", she was creepy as hell in "Let Me In" and she's pretty damn funny on "30 Rock". So now I'm excited about the "Carrie" remake because she's officially been offered the lead role. If there's anyone that can pull off a pig-blood prom dress it's her. I just hope it isn't after labor day. That's a fashion no-no.

If you didn't like "The Woman In Black" then I kind of want to punch you in the face. It scared the crap out of me. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm not going to punch you in the face if you don't buy the DVD when it's released in May though. I understand times are though and you can't drop money on every movie I like. Where the hell would you even keep the entire "Police Academy" series? There's like 9 films. That's so much shelf space.

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Need another reason to not visit the Florida Keys? How about giant 9 pound rats that are invading the coast line? Plus Disney World is like a 40 hour drive or something from there.

I love it! A woman in NY is under arrested after she lost her shit on the highway and just started throwing coffee into people's windows. Sometimes you just gotta burn people to make a point that you're sick of traffic.

The Woman in Black is the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years

Hammer's "The Woman in Black" continues to chug along as in the UK, the film grossed nearly $24 million making the film the highest grossing horror flick to come out of Britain in nearly 20 years! In total, the film has crossed the $50 million mark making Radcliff's first post "Harry Potter" roll a pretty big success.

What we're watching this weekend, Schnaars is everywhere edition

It's been said that I see fellow podcaster Jon Schnaars' face everywhere. I'm convinced the guy who played Bucky in "Captain America" looks just like him (the same guy who played Blane in "Hot Tub Time Machine"). The lead actor in "Troll Hunter" also bears more than a striking resemblance, as does the lead in this week's podcast subject, "Chronicle". What can I say, the man has a magical, universally WASP-y mug. Come to a Horror Hound Weekend sometime, you'll see what I mean.

What we're watching this weekend: Fancy lad edition

This weekend the podcast crew is sitting down to soak in Hammer's remake of "The Woman in Black", buzz seems to be positive so far, although admittedly I go out of my way to avoid anything about films before I see them. "Chronicle" also comes out this weekend, and is likewise enjoying good buzz. If it ends up being good, expect a hearty round of "I told you so's" when we get around to reviewing it on the podcast. This seems to be one time when my uncritical love of all things "found footage" hasn't steered me wrong.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, January 26th, 2012

We're just a little over a week away from "The Woman In Black" hitting theaters and I for one am a little damp between the legs about the entire thing. And this new clip from the film has got my river flowing at full throttle this morning. All kinds of creepy toys and lights going out. Oh man it's damp. This is without a doubt the most disgusting thing I've ever written.

The continuation of the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" is not too far off my friends and today we've got news that Aaron Munoz and Michael Raymond James will be joining our band of marry travelers. Right now both are being put on the books as "guest stars" so there's a good chance they're not going to be around long so enjoy them while you can. Perhaps with a nice bottle of Bordeaux.

Because of a sugar imbalance I fainted while watching "The Devil inside" so I'm not that impressed by this news but it looks like one movie goer hit the floor while watching a screening of "V/H/S", a new anthology flick from Ti West, Adam Wingard, David Bruckner and Glenn McQuaid. The happening took place during a midnight screening at the Sundance Film Fest so there's also a good chance whoever it was was some kind of sissy boy. He was all "oh I can't wait to get home and watch 'How I Met Your Mother' on DVR! hey is that blood? Uh oh I'm going down!".

Russell Brand has been confirmed for the cast of the upcoming haunted house comedy flick "The Hauntrepreneur". That guy sucks and so will this movie. That's the news.

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Here's a Florida man who confessed to not only cutting up a guy with a hatchet but also eating his brain and eyes. I don't know, I guess when you get hungry you get hungry.

Everyone's got different baby sitting styles but I'm pretty sure this woman in Washington who poured salt and detergent down a 4 week old child's throat because the baby was "evil" has the worst style I've ever heard of. Truth be told I haven't read a ton of parenting books though.

What we're watching this weekend: "The Grey" + More Livestreaming tonight!

I'm out of jokes about "The Grey", at least for the moment. I figured I should save some for the show, which we'll be recording this coming Monday. In general, cheesy movies or not, I'm happy to be back in a theater after the doldrums of December. Do this as long as we have, and you gain a new appreciation for the theater experience, content not-withstanding. The week after that is what will hopefully be the first great horror film of the year, Hammer's remake of "The Woman in Black". The buzz is heavy for this one in the BGH offices.

Horror Headlines: Friday, January 13th, 2012

Hey it's Friday the 13th! I completely forgot that when I got dressed this morning and just randomly put on my Jason mask t-shirt. Now I feel like that guy who wears the shirt of the band he's going to see to their concert. Only more white trash. Unless that band is White Trash, who had the second most popular song about pie in the 90's.

I wish I could stop talking about Daniel Radcliffe. I'd give anything really. But here's a new clip from "The Woman In Black", which stars the little bugger as a lawyer sent to a remote village to sort out the paperwork of a recently deceased client. In the clip he's all napping and looking so god damn cute I could just squeeze him. Oh here I go again! What did the doctor tell me? Oh yeah. I should want to invite Daniel Radcliffe over for dinner. I shouldn't want to cut into him, and wear his skin as a Key to other worlds and dimensions.

Ah crap. NBC has put in a order for a new series based on everyone's favorite blood sucker, Dracula. The show, which is cleverly titled "Dracula" is being described as "Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors" or in "Joe Terms" a movie I never saw crossed with a TV show that made me feel like I had just eaten a box of Fig Newtons and washed it down with a Fresca. Think about that for a few minutes.

Speaking of things that make me feel like less of a man here's a new look at Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket from the upcoming big screen adaptation of "The Hunger Games". I don't know why it makes me feel like less of a man but when I look at the picture I feel like I should say things like "No white pants after Labor Day" and "Oh I can't wait for Fashion Week".

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I love the movie "Fargo" but apparently not as much as this guy in California who got himself pulled into a wood chipper. Of course he died, which is awful. I only hope someday if I died in a strange way some prick on the internet will post the new article about it with some stupid sarcastic movie reference. It's kind of a dream of mine.

And here's a story about a woman who is under arrest after she bit two children at a California book store. Serves them right for going into a book store. That kind of crap doesn't happen at video game stores where kids should be.

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