Horror Headlines 6/24/08
You may recall that "Cannibal Holocaust" director Ruggero Deodato is currently working on a new cannibal film titled (appropriately) "Cannibal". Well, it turns out that there's a bit of a hangup. According to Deodato on a recent Italian horror panel, there is one detail in the script that a producer wants him to change, and he refuses to go ahead until he has assurances that there will be no change. Hell, would you expect anything less from the man who filmed a giant turtle being disemboweled on screen? If all gets worked out, shooting on "Cannibal" will start in September.
First concept art for Rob Zombie's "Tyranosaurus Rex". It appears to be every bit as old school exploitation as his first two films. I'm not crazy about it, but the tagline "51% motherfucker, 49% son of a bitch" is pretty amazing.
New "X-Files 2" clip. We're now just over a month away from the July 25th release date
Ray Wise will be returning for "Jeepers Creepers 3". At this point, I'm going to quickly run out of ways to say how uninterested I am in this sequel.
"Hammer" studios in England is full gear back into the genre, on the announcement today that they're starting three new films, "The Wake Wood", "The Resident", and "The Quiet Ones". No real synopses available yet but it certainly signals that these guys are ready to get back in the game after their internet film "Rave From The Grave" debuted a few months back.
Killing yourself is one thing, but drowning yourself in a bucket of water... now that takes determination. Of course, the idea of life in prison for a murder might have been just the right motivation I would need in order to pull it off.
It never ceases to amaze me how big soccer is in the rest of the world. Retired soccer God Pele was robbed recently, and when the robbers recognized him they actually gave him some of his stuff back. Apparently even petty thieves love soccer in the Brazil.
1947: Businessman pilot Kenneth Arnold encounters a formation of nine flying saucers near Mt. Ranier, Washington, exhibiting unusual movements and velocities of 1,700 mph. No explanation is found for this first report of flying saucers in the recent era, but it does earn Mr. Arnold legions of skeptics and an eventual IRS tax audit