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Horror Headlines: Wednesday August 25th, 2010

Bruce Campbell sat and dished a bit on "Bruce Vs. Frankenstein" in a recent interview. The planned sequel to "My Name is Bruce", the actor plans on filming during his next "Burn Notice" break and hopes to pack as many horror icons into the film as he can.

"Ghost Rider" fans, if there are any, can now prepare themselves for seeing Nic Cage's hair in glorious 3-D! Cage talked about the sequel in a recent interview were her hinted towards a 3-D installment as well as the involvement of Dracula. Yes, that Dracula.

Did you shed a little tear like I did when we saw the demise of Franklin on this season of "True Blood"? Cry no more fans, James Frain who portrays Franklin has signed on to the After Dark Original thriller "Transit" working along side the likes of Jim Caviezel and Diora Baird.

In case you forgot about the internet all together yesterday, AMC has finally released the official Comic Con trailer for "The Walking Dead". To weigh in on the subject is our crack Bloody Good Horror reporter, Me! "This show is going to be amazing!" Casey Criswell said during a recent BGH News Update. In addition to the stellar trailer, AMC has also let us know that "The Walking Dead" will debut this Halloween.

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As you drive to work today cursing that person in front of you who is yakking on their cell phone while slurping a latte on the freeway, count yourself lucky. If you were commuting in Bejing this morning, you're still late for work, 9 DAYS AGO.

On this day in history: 

2001 - Rhythm and blues singer Aaliyah and 8 others die in a plane crash on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 22nd, 2010

Now becoming a daily occurrence, the upcoming "Fright Night" remake is in the news once more! The official casting appears to be over as the movie has been given a release date of October 7, 2011.

Even though the current season of HBO's "True Blood" is only two episodes in, the big wigs love it so much they've already renewed the show for a fourth season in 2011.

There's a new horror channel coming to your TV on October 1st, even though it's not exactly new; FEARnet has announced it will become a linear cable channel as opposed to its current on demand status. The channel will be broadcast in high def and hopefully remain uncut.

Disney appears to be poised to start on its first movie property after their buyout of Marvel comics as they've hired "Conan" scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen a feature length Doctor Strange film.

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A man working the late shift at a Vernon meat packing plant lost both legs after falling into a meat grinder. Suddenly my drab cubicle doesn't see so bad.

A French prisoner removed his cellmate's lung and proceeded to cook it on a makeshift burner with a few onions before devouring it. He didn't mean to eat his lung though, he was after his heart so he could steal his soul.

On this day in history: 

1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

Horror Headlines: Monday June 25th, 2010

All signs are pointing to doom for ABC's "Happy Town" as the show has been yanked from its summer time slot, with plans to air the final two episodes on "some Saturday in July". It's pretty bad when they won't even give you a date for your finale.

In case you happened to miss it over the weekend, Snoop Dogg wrote a love song to Sookie Stackhouse, the lead character of HBO's "True Blood". Yah, that happened.

According to Elvira's "B" log, we can expect the return of Elvira's Movie Macabre later this year! Though there is no word yet on when or what station, she does make mention that the show will be nationally syndicated.

Late last week British actress Imogen Poots was cast as the female lead in the fast tracked "Fright Night" remake. I just wanted to be able to use the word 'Poots' in a news story.

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An Australian millionaire swallowed rat poison to avoid going to jail after receiving a guilty verdict for sexually abusing his step-daughter since she was 11 years old. Thankfully, he was saved at a local hospital forcing him to face his sentencing for the crimes he committed.

When this Welshman went to trial for child pornography, they also found numerous accounts of extreme pornography on his computer as well. Said extreme pornography included videos of women having sex with numerous animals, including a dead squid.

On this day in history: 

1942 - A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, and fires 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens. Nobody is injured. It is one of a handful of attacks by the Japanese during World War II against the U.S. mainland.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 16th, 2010

If you've been anticipating the arrival of Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker's futuristic thriller "Repo Men", be sure to check out the new motion comic.

Not content with just movies and now TV, Rob Zombie is returning to the world of comics with "What Ever Happened to Baron Von Shock" from Image Comics. The first reader to locate the drawn Sheri Moon Zombie cameo in the book wins a cookie!... and a boner.

Summit Entertainment is preparing for new franchise hopes with its newly acquired script "The Last Witch Hunter" written by Cory Goodman. So far, Timur Bekmambetov is definitely producing the film and may direct as well. Despite who's on board, there is no way this movie can stack up next to Nic Cage's hair in "Season of the Witch".

"True Blood" fans rejoice; you do not have to wait much longer to sink your teeth into Sookie Stackhouse. HBO has announced that the hit series will return on Sunday June 13th.

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Did the CIA secretly douse NYC Subway commuters with LSD in 1950? I don't know, but this article on H.P. Arabellis book on CIA Cold War era weapons testing makes a fascinating read regardless.

It's always good to have goals in life. In some cases though, like Donna Simpson's goal of becoming the fattest woman in the world, these goals really need to be re-thought.

On this day in history: 

1792 - At a masquerade ball, a disgruntled Captain Jacob Johan Ankarstroem shoots Swedish King Gustav III near the heart with a bullet composed of lead and carpet tacks.

Horror Headlines: Monday March 1st, 2010

If you're a big Sookie Stackhouse fan prepare to be excited. Bluewater Productions will be creating a Charlaine Harris comic in their "Female Force" line.

Not content with turning viewers stomachs with his big screen take on "I Am Legend", Will Smith will be re-entering the genre with a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion".

Because showing up on every single '50 Horror Movies for $10' box set isn't enough, George Romero's now public domain "Night of the Living Dead" is now available to you in an iPhone app.

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All of us were mortified at one time or another when our mom's kissed us goodbye in-front of everybody when she dropped us off at school. This pales in comparison when this Memphis mom chugged a 40oz. then ran through the school brandishing a sword to confront the parents of a fellow student.

This Indianapolis woman is a true romantic at heart. She spent Valentines day coaxing her 5 year old daughter to steal another woman's purse while at Chuck E. Cheese. Classy.

On this day in history: 

1932 - The infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Everyone is a bit concerned about the upcoming US remake of "Let the Right One In". Director Matt Reeves says that "Let Me In" will be much darker and scarier than "Twilight".

The John Landis produced "Some Guy Who Kills People" has had a flurry of casting news. Among the list are Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis, Barry Bostwick and Karen Black.

Daniel Harris has posted some behind the scenes stills from her next feature, "Stakeland". Directed by Jim Mickle who last helmed "Mulberry St.", a director who has already shown that he knows vampires pretty well.

Actor Sam Tramell who portrays Sam Merlotte on HBO's "True Blood" gives About.com a few tidbits on season 3 of the show.

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More than half of the people on Louisiana's sex offender list are prostitutes breaking the state's sodomy laws.

A former surgical technician is being sentenced to 20 years in prison for infecting thousands of patients with Hepatitis-C. Stealing the patient's syringes filled with fentanyl, she would refill the needles with saline solution and place the infected equipment back in the operating room.

On this day in history: 

1982 - Rock musician Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized in Des Moines IA after he bites the head off of a dead bat.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 29th, 2009

2009 is drawing to a close, which leaves us with 2010 to prepare for. To help make things easier, check out this list of horror releases for the upcoming year! While not all inclusive, it does have a good list both big and small releases for the new year.

There's a new anthology series on its way, but it won't be for the small screen. In fact, it will be for the even smaller screen! Jonathon Moody will be premiering a new web series entitled "Scream Queen Campfire". Each episode will feature a new short as told be a scream queen, sitting around a campfire.

Producers of "True Blood" continue to bloat the cast for the upcoming new season with the addition of "NCIS" alum Lindsay Pulcipher. Pulcipher makes the 11th new cast member.

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Georgia has a hard time keeping track of its sex offenders. To date, there are over 441 offenders state wide that cannot be found.

A man arrested for peeping on unsuspecting users of portable toilets loses his appeal. His appeal being that police invaded his right to privacy while he was in the portable toilet.

On this day in history: 

1890 - Over 200 Sioux Indians were massacred by US Troops sent to disarm them at Wounded Knee South Dakota.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 15th, 2009

Universal is in talks with director Carl Erik Rinsch for a "Creature From the Black Lagoon" revival. Much of the future of this project however hinges on the success of the other other big name Universal revival, "The Wolfman".

Alfre Woodard joins the cast of "True Blood" as Lafayette's mom.

Jumping in on the success of "Paranormal Activity" and the like comes the quietly filmed Chris Peckover Film, "Undocumented". Shifting focus to a film crew crossing the border with a group of illegal immigrants, all falls to pieces when they encounter a group of sadistic radicals.

Robert Englund and Michael Madsen sign on for a new thriller called "Web Cam 3D". Hosting a killer party filmed by webcams, where viewers get to vote on who lives or dies? Didn't we see this in a "Halloween" sequel already?

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was struck in the face with a spiked cathedral model by an angry protester during a routine press conference.

Former "Family Ties" child star Brian Bonsall is facing jail time after beating his best friend with a bar stool in a drug induced rage. His pretty butterfly neck tattoo should make him popular in prison.

On this day in history: 

1961 - Walt Disney dies.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday October 21th, 2009

If you were offended by that recent sex-ed campaign featuring Hitler, I'm guessing "The Final Solution" isn't going to be up your alley. You'll find the poster at the link, although I'm not sure who is going to want to hang that baby on their wall.

New poster for "The Fourth Kind" reveals what "The Fourth Kind" stands for. I'm pretty excited for this one.

This "True Blood" jewelry in HBO's online store might help explain why I have no interest in watching "True Blood".

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This guy has sex with ponies. Not horses, PONIES. For some reason that's actually worse to me.

I don't want to hear how bad the economy is, until you're chopping your balls off so you can become a begger.

Speaking of India, they make witches eat poop. Not much need for setup on that one.

On this day in history: 

1997: Hotel owners in the Detroit area meet to discuss suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian's practice of leaving corpses in their hotel rooms.

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!

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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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