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It’s hard to argue that there could be an iconic horror figure that is currently more popular than the zombie. From film to television to comics, the living dead have done to popular culture what they do to human flesh: they have devoured en masse and made converts of us all. The ultimate irony, of course, is that the creatures that populate these movies and shows that we love so much aren’t actually zombies at all.

What a Happy Friday! The sun is shining, the birds are singing (and probably crapping on my car), the work week is almost over, and we get brand new images from the upcoming 'Curse of Chucky', which will debut on DVD & Blu-Ray later this fall.

Let's be honest: We've all thought about killing our significant others. The only thing preventing us from doing so is the unpleasant thought of being caught, and the possibility of rape in the prison shower.

But what if we could CHANGE our annoying, slob-ish, needy spouses instead of killing them? We would do it, wouldn't we? Oh wait... my husband might be reading this so, um, OF COURSE NOT - I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, HONEY!

Made in just 11 days back in 1932 on a $50,000 budget, "White Zombie" tells the story of a woman (Madge Bellamy) who turns into a zombie at the hands of a voodoo priest (Bela Lugosi). Although the film opened to negative reviews, it has become a favorite to many fans of the horror genre, gaining much of its recognition as being the first feature length zombie film. Although the story line is a bit over the top, the film oozes with atmosphere and eerie camera shots of the zombies, who are basically mindless drones doing slave labor. This one is available streaming instantly on Netflix.

So now that I've made you all beer experts, you're welcome by the way, I thought it would be nice to explore some of the more unusual ingrediants that brewers are using out there. If you've ever heard someone rant about the big breweries you've probably heard the term "adjuncts" tossed around. They're pretty much any unmalted grain that gets added to a beer, often things like rice or corn that are used to cut costs. In some regions of Bavaria still follow the Reinheitsgebot, a law that dates back to the 16th century that states beer can only be made with water, barley and hops.

Richard Kelly's "The Box" has been pushed back a week to November 6th, 2009. The studio is continuing their trend of treating this film like a dirty whore, so I wouldn't set your heart on a release date until you're actually sitting in a seat.

So, yesterday Lindsday Lohan seemed to indicate via her twitter page that she had signed on to Robert Rodriguez's "Machete". A quick perusal of the page now reveals that the tweets in question have been deleted. So... that may or may not have happened.