Horror Headlines: Thursday February 25th, 2010

Want to win a cool $10,000? Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma will award the generous cash prize to anyone who can sit through his latest picture, "Phoonk 2", without leaving the theater before the end credits. To make sure you're not cheating, they'll hook you up to a heart monitor and videotape your eyes. If anyone wants to pay for my trip, let me know.

Steve Guttenberg? In a horror flick? The star of "Short Circuit" and "Police Academy" is set to appear in Daniel Maze's upcoming direct-to-video slasher flick "Cornered!" The trailer is fairly amusing, but then again, when was the last time Steve Guttenberg delivered the goods? Anyone? That's what I thought.

Do you wanna know what I'm most excited about? Well, I'll tell you, anyway. Magnolia is set to distribute "The Descent" director Neil Marshall's bloody swordplay epic "Centurion", with a limited theatrical release tentatively scheduled for this summer. If this thing doesn't show up in my neck of the woods, I swear I'll cry.

In Real People News: 

If you need yet another grisly example of how mankind is slowly destroying the planet, behold the oil spill that is currently threatening to pollute and poison Italy's longest river. To me, that's true horror.

Do you know how Central Falls deals with teachers who want a pay raise? Simple:They thoughtlessly fire each and every one of them. As for dealing with the angry mobs of irritated educators, they're at a loss.

On this day in history: 

1836 - Samuel Colt patents his legendary revolver.



Todd has been a slave to the horror genre for as long as he can remember. After cutting his teeth on late-night Cinemax schlock and the low-budget offerings found on the classic USA program "Up All Night," our hero moved valiantly into the world of sleazy obscura, consuming the oddest films from around the world with the reckless abandon of a man without fear or reason. When he isn't sitting mindlessly in front of a television set, he can be found stuffing music, video games, and various literary scribblings into his already cluttered mindscape.