Horror Headlines 8/29/08

Between the rousing speeches and heated debates, yesterday was quite the eventful day. if you're looking for some more action this Friday, don't forget that Vin Diesel's "Babylon A.D." opens wide (lol). Of course, you may want to wait for the "director's cut", since Matieu Kassovitz claims that FOX cut all the story out of the film and hacked it down to PG-13, but there may be some mindless fun in there anyways. You know, if that's your thing.

Here's the trailer for "Max Payne", starring Mark Wahlberg that I saw in front of "Mirrors" last week. It has some alright moments but overall, I'm kind of voting that it's going to be hilariously bad.

The site for Ed Sanchez's "7th Moon" has gone live. Lots of creepy goodies to check out, so what are you waiting for! The film makes it's debut September 20th at the Austin, Texas FANTASTIC FEST at 10pm.

The directors of "Jonah Hex" have decided to go in a different direction and have passed on Thomas Jane as the titular character, who had been lobbying hard to land the role for some time now. The explanation is vague, but sort of sounds like they're breaking up with him. "It's not you", they assured Jane, "it's us".

Tons of new stuff over at the Myspace for Dante Tomaselli's "Torture Chamber", including synopsis, artwork, and a host of storyboards from the film. "Satan's Playground" didn't exactly live up to expectations for me, but I still consider "Horror" one of the creepiest indie horror films I've ever seen, so I have high hopes for Tomaselli's next project.

The director of "House of Sand and Fog" to direct long rumored "Poltergeist" remake?. I'm calling shenanigans on this one until we find out if it's a rumor or not.

In Real People News: 

As far as the list of things I didn't want to read about this morning goes, blowjob guards for old people with dentures is easily at the top. Jesus christ I'm glad I finished breakfast before I read that.

David Duchovny has entered rehab for a sex addiction. Kind of makes all that "X-Files" tension even more interesting. Or of course, his sex obsessed character on Californication (if anyone watched that show, that is).

The hearing to determine whether or not a convicted man got a fair trial is scheduled for two days after his execution. Guess where this happened... not Florida this time! Nope, it's actually the 2nd smartest state in the union, good ole Texas. Home of fat people, George W. Bush, and drive through executions. You should be so proud.

On this day in history: 

1994: The Orange County Register breaks the story that China has been harvesting organs from executed prisoners prior to their executions. What's more, executions are scheduled according to organ transplant priorities. God damn China, that's cold hearted even for you guys.

The Gridiron Grindhouse Team

So, I love college football and the season is here! In honor of that, I thought I’d compile my all horror and exploitation team. The criteria is mostly name, nickname and in some cases deed. That said, no O.J., no Rae Carruth, may they share an inner tube on the Phlegethon. You’ll notice it isn’t a full squad…I’m leaving room for walk-ons or perhaps I’m lazy. Also you’ll note some NFL guys on here so I’m playin’ fast and loose with my rules or ...I’m lazy.

Let's talk horror comics!

I figure I should break up the snobby doom and gloom of recent posts and talk about something positive for once. Old and new, horror comics. Pimp your favorites. They don't even have to be strictly horror comics, horror themed arcs in other books are totally welcome!

I'll kick it off with a few of my favorites.

Locke & Key

Comics Creepshow 4: Halloween


Horror Headlines 8/28/08

The producers behind the sequel to Neil Marshall's "The Descent" have finally come to their senses and ditched the retarded title "De2cent" (which made no fucking sense at all). The official title is now the much classier "The Descent: Part Two". Well played. The film is currently shooting with the entire cast returning, most of which will be in flashback form for obvious reasons.

Bryan Bertino, writer director of "The Strangers", has officially signed on to pen a sequel. Liv Tyler has also signed on to return. I hate the fact that everything that's decent has to get a sequel these days, but there are a lot worse films that you could be sequelizing.

A controversial advertisement for the Spanish flick [REC] has been banned in New Zealand. Apparently the Kiwis took offense to a faux real "Bloody Mary" being served to potential movie goers. What? A little fake cannibalism never hurt anyone.

In Real People News: 

Boy is somehow born with two heads even though he was formed from only one embryo. Doctors are calling it an "anomaly". Gee, you think?

The price of rat meat has tripled in Cambodia! Between this and the canned meat scare in Canada, how are we to attain our most delicious of foods? I tell ya, life just isn't fair sometimes.

Here's a new twist to the student / teacher affair... cocaine! Might as well completely screw over your life over while you're at it, right?

This just in, Irish girls are sluts. This should come as good news to all the Ginger chasers running around these parts. Me, I still think they've got the touch of the devil in 'em.

On this day in history: 

1988: Three Italian fighter jets from the precision flight team Frecce Tricolori collide while attempting their "Pierced Heart" stunt during an air show at Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. The wreckage of one plane tumbles into the crowd and explodes, killing 40 spectators and seriously injuring hundreds more. The death toll reaches 69 two months later.

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