Horror Headlines: Wednesday June 16th, 2010

According to screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, the highly anticipated vampire birth in the upcoming "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" won't be very graphic, because she's written it to happen off screen. Should we start preparing for the oncoming tween and soccer mom riots?

In case you were worried for some odd reason, the duo behind the "Crank" films, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are attempting to tackle the early negotiations for "Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance". Now, I know what you're truly worried about in this unwanted sequel, but fear not! Sources say Nic Cage is also in negotiations to return as Johnny Blaze!

Paramount has hired new comers Mark and Brian Gunn to pen their upcoming "Monster Squad" remake. The article also drops a hint that the studio is looking at the project as a potential franchise as well.

Though I've never heard of them myself, toy maker Mattel went and made a series of monster toys infused with those oh so trashy Bratz dolls called "Monster High". Even worse? Universal has already snatched up the title for a feature film.

In Real People News: 

An Ohio landmark, "Big Butter Jesus", a giant yellow statue of the lord and savior raising his arms towards heaven along interstate 75, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground during a sever thunderstorm Monday night. Somebody upstairs fancies himself an art critic.

You thought your parents were strict? A Canadian-Afghan woman faces charges as her 19 year old daughter lies in the hospital suffering from stab wounds. When she came home past her curfew the night before, her mother opted to stab her about the head, chest and arms for her erroneous ways, as opposed to you know, grounding her.

On this day in history: 

1959 - While entertaining friends at his home, George Reeves, who played the title character in the original Superman TV series, goes upstairs to his bedroom and commits suicide with a 9mm German Luger.


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Falling in love with the sounds of his own voice, Casey can be found co-hosting the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, the spinoff Instomatic Podcast as well as the 1951 Down Place Podcast dedicated to Hammer Horror. Casey loves horror films of every budget and lives by his battle cry of 'I watch crap, so you don't have to.'