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Horror Headline: Thursday January 28th, 2009

Actress Zelda Rubinstein, best known for her role as Tangina in Tobe Hooper's classic "Poltergeist," died of natural causes on Wednesday. She was 76.

Have you longed to feel the rancid breath of a giant ape on your face as he leaps over your head to attack a rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex? If so, you're in the luck. Filmmaker Peter Jackson has helped Universal Studios relaunch their "King Kong" theme park ride, which will open its doors this summer. Remember to pack your banana hammock.

The first trailer for Capcom's upcoming live-action adaptation of "Dead Rising" has appeared online. It's cheap, it's ugly, and it's extremely violent. In other words, I'm giddy with excitement.

Anchor Bay recently announced they have acquired the rights to Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's "After Life," a new horror/thriller starring Christina Ricci, Justin Long, and Liam Neeson. When this thing will see the light of day is still anybody's guess.

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What do 18 year-old female werewolves do for fun? For starters, they use pocket knives to severe the heads of lost dogs. Time permitting, they boil the skulls.

I'm no parent, but I'm pretty sure strapping your baby to the wall with duct tape isn't in the instruction manual. Neither is documenting the event with your digital camera.

When you're hanging out in the parking lot at the local mall, the last thing you expect is to be savagely attacked by a wandering cobra. Destro was not immediately available for comment.

On this day in history: 

1977 - Freddie Prinze commits suicide at the age of 23.

Chaw (REVIEW)

I've been following Jeong-won Shin's 2009 South Korean horror/comedy "Chaw" for several months now, despite the fact that, overall, I'm not really a huge supporter of the "animals run amok" genre. The reasons for my bizarre fixation are probably buried somewhere deep within the complexities of my DNA, remnants of our primitive, cave-dwelling past. I can imagine my ancestors running wildly through forests, their hearts pounding, hunted by large, pig-like creatures with a hankering for human organs.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday May 12th, 2009

Sam Mendes talks to MTV about his adaptation of the graphic novel "Preacher", including when we can expect it and whether or not there will be a sequel.

Buried in this interview with Brett Easton Ellis is news about "Silent Hill 2", weird huh? The news is that, according to Ellis, Roger Avary (writer of the original SH film) will be jumping behind the cameras for the sequel. Originally Avary had said that he wouldn't write the film unless the director of the first Christophe Gans returned, but if this news is true it looks like he may have changed his tune.

For serious, people, how many trailers for "Blood: the Last Vampire" have I posted about now? I know a lot of you are anticipating this title, I'm just wondering if this isn't overkill at this point.

Paul Scheer joins the cast of "Piranha 3D". Scheer (Human Giant, Best Week Ever), brings even more comedic talent to a film that's already looking silly as hell. Is it possible that they'll overshoot the "camp" mark and ruin it? Either way, I know I can' wait to find out!

Tons of behind the scenes photos from "Saw VI", including head shots of all the new cast members and some nice BTS shots. Enjoy.

In Real People News: 

When you're hanging out in the American South, and you see a sign that says "Tresspassers will be shot. Survivors will be reshot!!, it's probably the truth. I wouldn't risk it.

A man in Taiwan had his penis bitten off by a snake while he sat on his toilet. So yes, folks, it CAN actually happen. Sleep tight!

On this day in history: 

1982: During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, decided that the Pope must be killed for being an "agent of Moscow."

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 11th, 2009

The Pang Brothers, who apparently have already directed two Chinese language sequels to their film "The Eye", are prepping a third sequel to be titled "The Child's Eye" (get it), to be shot in 3D. Have any of you guys seen either of the first two sequels?

FOX has picked up the French horror film "Martyrs" for remake, pretty much ensuring that there will not be a good ending to this story. The original "Martyrs" is about a little girl found by cops, who it's revealed was held hostage for years in an abandoned slaughterhouse. There are no signs of abuse or sexual misconduct, but as they start to unravel the mystery of what happened to her, something even stranger starts to appear.

I don't usually report on "Twilight" news, but this tidbit was too interesting to pass up. It seems that Juan Antonio Bayona is in the running to direct the third film in the franchise. Bayona, a Guillermo Del-Toro protege, is the director of last year's "The Orphanage". Even if he did get the job, he'd obviously still be dealing with the source material, and the conveyor belt nature of it all, considering they've already pegged a June 30th, 2010 release. Keep in mind this is the THIRD film, not the second one, which hasn't even started yet.

I'm still really excited for "The Haunting in Connecticut", Lionsgate's late March release, but I'm not super psyched about this clip featuring a bird attack. Why? Well, I'm mighty sick of all the old ghost movie cliches, and the "animal goes apeshit" one is just about as old as they come.

In Real People News: 

Wow, you must be quite the ladies man to have no idea how many corpses you've had sex with during your 16 years working at a morgue. One would think he could at least ball park it.

I always thought that Australia was a beautiful place that I would love to live some day. Then I read stories like this one, about about a couple waking up next to a six foot tall kanagroo, and I think I'll take a pass.

On this day in history: 

1669: After a series of premonitional earthquakes near Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe spectacularly erupts, destroying the Sicilian town of Nicolosi and killing 20,000 people.

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