Horror Headlines 6/9/08

Adam Sandler to make horror films? Apparently he's starting a production company called "Scary Madison" (get it?) designed to make genre films. The first one will be titled "Shortcut" and will be directed by "Grandma's Boy" director Nicholaus Goosen.

Greg Nicotero says Alexandre Aja's "Piranha" remake will have plenty of 3D boobs and blood for fans to feast on. Man, these guys sure know how to get me excited for a remake.

Even more international posters for "The Happening". M. Night Shyamalan's latest tweest-fest debuts in theaters this Friday.

Lions Gate is teaming up with VH1 to do a reality show called "Scream Queens", where they promise that one luck lady will win a role on a "major" horror film from LG. I read that as, "win a role in one of our straight to video suckfests", but hey, I could be wrong.

Shocker, David Duchovny wants to make more "X-Files" sequels. I'm sure it can't have anything to do with the fact that I've said his name more times in the last 6 months than I have in the last 6 years, could it?

In Real People News: 

A man being attacked by bees and falling down an 85 foot ravine may sound like the latest Ben Stiller movie, but it actually happened to some poor sap recently in Arizona. Check the link to read all about how every single orifice on his body was filled with the little stinging bastards. Mmmm, yummy.

Man jumps out of airplane, remembers camera to film it. The bad news? He wasn't wearing a parachute. According to the instructor, the man waited until the door was open and just leapt out before anyone could save him. Hey, I guess if you're going to do it you might as well go out with a bang.

On this day in history: 

1980: In the midst of a cocaine binge, comedian Richard Pryor attempts suicide by dousing himself with rum and setting it ablaze. The self-immolation attempt goes haywire when the flaming man leaps from his apartment window and runs down the street, screaming in agony. Pryor barely survives the incident, and only after six weeks of intensive care and three skin graft surgeries.

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