Horror Headlines 8/15/08

6 clips from Death Race for your viewing pleasure today.

If you're trying to find tips on how to get me to pay attention to your indie flick, pics of vaguely asian chicks disemboweling guys is a pretty good start. Hey, it takes a lot these days.

"The Man Who Collects Food" is about a man who hoards every piece of sustenance he can get his hands on. Obsessed with collecting the food and not eating it, he's forced to turn to cannibalism to subsist. Now THAT'S an original idea.

Variety reports that Mike Myers has signed on to Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" as a British General. I'm not even sure how "horror" the final product will be, but at this point I'm so fascinated by the casting that it's a sure bet you're going to keep hearing about it for a while.

Wilmer Valderrama (yes, Fez) will be directing the first episode of the "Creepshow: Raw" online series. In related news, that will be the last news story I report on this. Sorry folks.

In Real People News: 

Ethno-Historian believes that recent beheading in Alberta, Canada may be a result of the Wendigo phenomenon (or "Windigo" as they say). I guess that Fear Itself episode with Doug Jones was more timely than I thought.

The man who stuck his penis in a Hong Kong Park Bench in a moment of lust is lucky he still has a penis. According to doctors, another hour on that bench and he would have had to have his member amputated. And so ends today's edition of "be thankful for what you have" edition of Real People News.

On this day in history: 

1994: International terrorist Carlos the Jackal is jailed in France. The assassin was turned over by the Sudanese government after he checked into a Khartoum hospital for varicose vein surgery on one of his testicles. Yikes.

"F@*K DC" - Robert Downey Jr.

I found this interview and these quotes particularly hilarious. Robert Downey Jr. apparently feels the need to assert his loyalty to the Marvel franchise whilst discussing an "Iron Man" sequel.

This Corrosion

Do you love abandoned places? I do. In fact if I had my dream filmmaking gig, I'd take Ron Fricke (Baraka) and his too-amazing-to-use cameras and spend the rest of my days shooting abandoned places. Okay, it's a dream, it's supposed to be self-indulgent.

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Comics Creepshow Vol 2

This week we've got the following titles on tap for the Comics Creepshow:

FRANK FRAZETTA’S- DRACULA MEETS THE WOLFMAN

WELCOME TO HOXFORD

FRIDAY THE 13th - THE ABUSER AND THE ABUSED

What a great week to start a column reviewing horror comics. Since, I normally don’t go looking specifically for horror comics on the stands, I was shocked to see how many come out week by week. There was more than enough books to write about. I figured I would save some of the ones I bought today for next weeks column.

Horror Headlines 8/14/08

Just for Schnaars this morning, the Red Band trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson's remake "Death Race". Good God Natalie Martinez is hot.

This one is also for Jon, but in a different way. Brett Ratner is at the forefront of a group of people trying to purchase the remake rights for "Mother's Day" from TROMA, so they can do a redux of the Charlie Kaufman film. This story doesn't really compute in my brain so I'm going to move on.

Production offices for "Diary of the Dead 2" are officially open for business, meaning filming on the sequel can't be far behind. Also, this officially shatters my notion of a meritocracy in the horror community. Although let's be honest, that one went out the window a long time ago.

Report from test screening of "Jennifer's Body": The movie's not so good, and there is no nude scene from star Megan Fox... to which I respond, thanks for ruining my day, Diablo Cody.

In Real People News: 

A bunch of Georgia boys claim that they will present evidence that they've found Big Foot today at a press conference. As I said to Casey yesterday, this is pretty exciting but I'd be more willing to believe them if they weren't all involved in a big-foot related business. They claim to have DNA evidence and a group of scientists who are looking at the carcass now, so I guess we'll find out soon enough.

On this day in history: 

1945: Over the radio, Hirohito announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces, thus bringing an end to World War II. This broadcast is the first chance the Japanese people have had to hear their god-emperor's speaking voice.

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