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Horror Headlines: Wednesday February 10th, 2010

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing duo responsible for "Zombieland" are hard at work on the upcoming sequel. Want to find out what they have in store for the 3-D shenanigans in "Zombieland 3-D"? The check out this little video interviews where they discuss some of their plans.

Although not official, we may see Wes Craven return to the directors chair for the in-development "Sunflower". Written by Mischa Green, the story pertains to psycho college professors and innocent college girls. Sounds right up Craven's alley.

I know you've all been waiting for the return of Dee Sniders's Captain Howdy; you're going to be so happy! Dee Snider sat down and discussed his plans for "Strangeland 2: The Disciple".

Slasher fans will be happy to hear; splatter classic "The Prowler" is coming back to DVD later this year! Even better, a Blu-ray release is promised shortly after.

In Real People News: 

Mr. Chang is accused of killing his mother. The act of murder is bad enough, but when officials found the body she was missing an arm, the back of her skull, skull remnants were found in the refrigerator and her blood had been drained into trash can in the garage.

On this day in history: 

1863 - Midgets Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren married in a ceremony promoted and orchestrated by P.T. Barnum

Horror headlines: Wednesday November 25th, 2009

In a recent interview, Neve Campbell drops hints that Wes Craven may indeed be back for "Scream 4". While not official, it could be good news for this franchise reboot.

Rueben Fleischer, director of "Zombieland" reveals in a recent interview that 3D is a definite possibility for the planned sequel.

Stephen King lets slip to David Cronenburg that he has ideas percolating for a sequel to his classic "The Shining". With King however, that could still be decades away.

Want a good approximation of the new Freddy Krueger makeup? Then check out this new figure from NECA toys.

"Left 4 Dead 2" not fully filling your zombie killing quotient? 2k Games has released its first official expansion for "Borderlands", "Zombie Island".

In Real People News: 

Bangladesh has passed new laws to regulate the sales of sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, formerly available to anyone off of the street. All of this is to curb a recent rash of guerilla acid attacks used to melt people's faces.

A man suffering from common joint pain rubs himself down with rubbing alcohol mixed with rosemary. After dousing himself, he steps into the street to light a cigarette and sets himself on fire.

A 14 year old Poquoson boy dies horribly by falling into a wood chipper.

On this day in history: 

1867 - A patent is granted to Alfred Nobel for dynamite

Horror Headlines: Friday October 16th, 2009

Last night, I bought a bag of candy corn at Target and, somehow, ended up eating the whole bag. While it is relatively guilt-free treat (it's a fat free candy!), when I woke up at 4 AM, with sugary foam and dried wax-like candy bits clogging my throat while throwing up orange-syrupy goo, I realized just how much I actually hate candy corn. I still have no idea why I got it. (Of course, as I type this, I just put a stray piece of corn that I had dropped on the floor last night in my mouth.)

The big news today? That the much jizzed-on “Paranormal Activity” goes wide, and all thanks to the 1,000,000 of you that took the time to vote online! Sure, we're in the middle of two wars, the dollar is becoming useless and we are on the verge of eating our pets, but, hey, entertainment reigns supreme! The best thing about this massive hype? I can't wait for the sure-to-come backlash now that everyone can see the movie without having to resort to midnight movie theatrics. For more info, click here. To join the Army, click here.

What's the other big news on every single Goddamned horror movie site? In a just posted Twitter, Wes Craven thinks that Kevin Williamson's “Scream 4” script “sounds fantastic”. In other Craven/Twitter news that hasn't made it to the news sites yet, today he's eating “tomato soup for lunch...again”, “hates traffic on the 405” and wants to know if you've heard about “that krazy balloon boy in Colorado”.

According to Variety, “Universal Pictures has set Chris Messina to star in "Devil," a horror-thriller based on an M. Night Shyamalan story that will be directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle.” I have no idea who Chris Messina or the Dowdles are, but if M. Night Shyamalan has something to do with it I AM THERE. That man is a cinematic genius. Just like Rob Zombie.

In Real People News: 

OK. So the real news is this a-hole family, the Heenes. They live up the road from me and it was exciting to watch the balloon escape right from my backyard, penis filling with blood at the hope that, at any minute, a child will tragically come falling out of the flimsy cardboard basket. And that was before we found out they were media whores who appeared on “Wife Swap” and put their kids in a music video called, ahem, “Not Pussified”! My advice to young Falcon? Keep trying to reach the stars, son! UPDATE: The boy just vomited on the Today Show!

Midget wrestlers Alberto and Alejandro Pérez Jiménez-- aka La Parkita (Little Death) and Espectrito II, respectively--were found dead in a hotel room after they were poisoned and robbed by a pair of devious hookers believed to be part of an organized crime ring of murderous prostitutes. I FUCKING LOVE MEXICO.

In one Chicago area high school, 115 girls are preggers. That's 1 out of 8. My (jimmy) hats off the to graduating class of Louis Fowler Memorial High School!

On this day in history: 

In 1916, Margaret Sanger founds Planned Parenthood. This puts the former birth control clinic, Kick Your Whore Ass Down the Stairs, Inc., quickly out of business.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" Trailer

Oh boy folks, here it is, our first look at Jackie Earl Haley as Freddy Krueger!

Debuting at 3am for some odd reason, this trailer is the talk of the internet this morning. While it doesn't give away the whole story, it does give us some good looks at the new man in action.

Episode 71 - "A Nightmare on Elm St."

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The crew revisits "A Nightmare on Elm St.", before Platinum Dunes reinterprets the classic 80's film in next year's scheduled remake.

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The Last House on the Left (Remake) (REVIEW)

Word of any new genre remake is likely greeted with a shrug by most horror fans. By this point, we've largely had to resign ourselves to the idea that any older film that had any meat on its bones will be brought in for a picking over. Even in that context though, "Last House on the Left" seemed a difficult choice. The 1972 original film that launched Wes Craven's directing career was gritty, brutal, and in many ways, of its time.

Wes Craven on Remakes, "25/8" Plot

It seems like Wes Craven has taken a lot of flack lately from the horror community, both for the shilling nature of his Twitter feed, and his willingness to remake his own films.

And, I get that. I've always loved Craven though because of the cerebral way that he treats the genre. People forget that before going into horror films Craven was actually a Professor of Humanities. He brings an interesting viewpoint on things, whether or not they always turn out Oscar worthy.

Garris Nails it on Remakes

Before a recent screening of "Parasomnia", Mick Garris, Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper were all asked about remakes, and their opinions on the subjects. I think we all know how Craven and Hooper feel, but it's Garris' words that really stuck with me. He perfectly sums up the issue with some remakes. Here's what he said:

Horror Headlines: Friday February 6th, 2009

Although not a horror film, "Watchmen" gets released wide in the US today, and I'm sure a lot of our fans will be interested in seeing it. Here's hoping it turns out half as good as it looks.

April 16th, 2010. That's the date that Platinum Dunes plans to release its "Nightmare on Elm St." remake. So, now you know.

Here's the trailer for Jake West's Indie film "Dog House. West's last film was "Punpkinhead 3" for the Scifi, and before that he directed "Evil Aliens". The story of "Doghouse" concerns a group of friends who take a vacation to a small town in the UK, only to find out that all the town's females have been infected with a virus, which based on what I saw in the trailer turns them into zombies.

I think I could get into an adaptation of this "Ghosts/Aliens" book. It's literally about "two pothead friends who set out on a question to discover both ghosts and aliens". It just got picked up by Paramount Vantage, and along with a feature film version, Comedy Central will be prepping a television show based on the property.

Wes Craven describes the villain in his film "25/8". He says he's: "a figure who lives under the river, sleeps under the bridges... eats bark". And there we have it, the secret of his anger. You'd be killing people too if you had to eat bark. That's just nasty.

In Real People News: 

What we have here is a classic story of man meets woman through personal ads, they make a connection, and she bites his tongue clear off. She was at least nice enough to put it in a plastic bag and hand it to police officers when they arrived. Ain't love grand?

It looks like the popular drug therapy of the 90's, using MDMA for psycho-therapeutic reasons, is making a comeback in Post Tramautic Stress Disorder patients. MDMA is the main ingredient in the party drug "Ecstasy", and had been used for years in therapy before it was outlawed in the 90's.

A Chinese athlete has given up dozens of medals after finding out she's really a man. Yes, you read that right, SHE JUST FOUND OUT that she's not a woman. This link must be clicked, if only for the "no shit, Sherlock" picture provided.

On this day in history: 

1918: The US naval vessel "Cyclops" vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle.

The Last House on the Left (REVIEW)

It was the summer of 1971 when two future horror legends, Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham, gathered in the woods to shoot "Last House on the Left". Almost more important than understanding what happens in the film, it's crucial to understand the world that the film was born into. At the time it was made there was a counter culture suffering from the burnout of a failed social movement and increasingly harder drugs, and a mainstream America whose children were being decimated by the seemingly never-ending conflict in Vietnam.

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