night of the creeps

The days grow shorter as the calendar ticks upwards, and we move further into October! We're only two days in to the 31 Days of Horror, but Casey's already starting to feel a little wormy. Does he have what it takes to make it the distance?

The balance between horror and comedy is often difficult to maintain, because they are impulses that exist nearly on opposite ends of the spectrum. A skilled writer or director can use moments within a film to play as both horror and comedy at the same time, something which allows for both genres to stretch as a result. Writer/director Ethan Wiley is one of those people.

The typical reaction when I mention parasites is for a small shudder to course though the listener's body and some kind of verbal reaction such as, "Oh man, gross!" But really, are they so bad? They just want to be inside you. Uh...wait, they just want to live off of you. Er... they don't eat much?


We hit "Orphan" with both barrels back in Episode 83 of the BGH Podcast. While opinions were mixed some, including myself, thought this was a pretty good flick for what it was. If nothing else, you owe yourself a rental just so you can make up your own mind.

"Ju-On" 5 and 6 are on their way stateside. Not sure what they're about? Watch the other 4, that should give you a pretty good idea.

If ever there were a series made for a hollow gimmick like the new 3D technology, it's definitely "Saw". You'll find quotes from one of the Producers on how the development process for the next film is going, and the ways they're trying to utilize the 3D at the link.

Check out all the entries for the "Instant Films 48 Hours Film Festival". Among the entries you'll find a film called "Shut up! I Said Shut Up!", by "Alien Raiders" director Ben Rock.

Paramount Pictures plans to release a new web series titled "Circle of Eight" on Myspace on October 27th. Yup, I said Myspace. Apparently that place still exists.

A ton of sneak peak videos from the "Night of the Creeps" DVD. Fred Dekker's 80's classic finally comes home to your collection in a few weeks.

Video game geeks the world over cried out loud when news came awhile back that Gore Verbinski was no longer attached to the big screen "Bioshock" adaptation. Fear not, because Universal has announced that the movie is still moving forward. "28 Weeks Later" Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has now been tasked to bring the underwater spook fest to life.

Jeff Gentry, director of 2007's indie horror darling "The Signal", has been given the reigns to MTV Films' "My Super Pyscho 16". While there are no details available for the film, it is said to be a slasher, and judging from his earlier film, Gentry should be up to the task.

Cover art for the upcoming "Night of the Creeps" DVD and Blu-ray has hit the streets and they're different for each format! One looks cool, one looks rushed, you be the final judge!

WOW, I'm excited that Amazon is allowing us to vote on potential covers for the "Night of the Creeps" DVD, but these are three of the worst covers ever made... for ANYTHING. Seriously, with all the amazing original cover art, how the hell did this happen?

New film called "Dances With Werewolves"... I see what they did there.

Jackie Earle Haley signed on for three "Nightmare on Elm St." films. This could either be really great or really terrible... depending on how things turn out.