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.


HOLY FUCKING SHIT! Can't you just feel it???

Comics Creepshow Vol 1

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about comic books is that all comics are filled with muscle men in spandex, whipping out bad puns, as they beat each other to death. For many people, the world of comics is embodied by the old Batman TV show, staring Adam West.

MadWorld on Wii waxes Philosophic

I've posted comments about the upcoming Wii splatterfest "Madworld" a few weeks ago, but that doesn't mean I'm not waiting for it with baited breath every waking hour until the ever-elusive Q1 2009. Yesterday, The Escapist pointed out that some are worried that "Madworld" will tarnish Wii's family friendly image.

Horror Headlines 8/13/08

"Antichrist" is a "dark psychological thriller" about a couple who loses a baby and as a result moves into an isolated cabin in the woods. Casting news today as we find out that Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Defoe will be playing the couple in the film. I guess you're going to have to suspend your disbelief that anyone could tolerate being around Defoe's face long enough to marry him, but hey this is horror we're talking about so I guess we're already ready to make that leap.

After watching this clip from Frank MIller's "Spirit", I'm more confused as to what I'm supposed to think about this project than ever. Guess we'll find out this Christmas, when the film finally gets released.

Do you live in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, and have an evil looking kid? Then you should have him/her try out for the "Children of the Corn" remake that's currently being cast for the Scifi channel. More info about the casting session is at the link, and they'll be shooting in September. Of all the random places on earth, I've actually been to the Quad Cities, so I can attest to the fact that they won't have any problem finding freaky looking people. What's going on with you Midwesterners anyways?

Remember when Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon were still super hot? If you don't you should check out the film "The Witches of Eastwick", starring those two and Cher, who play witches whose relationships with a playboy (Jack Nicholson) goes wrong when their magic gets in the way. The reason I'm recounting all of this? ABC has ordered a pilot based on the film, to simply be called "Witches of Eastwick". This easily gets the award for today's "most out of left field" story".

Darren Lynn Bousman would really like to direct the next Leprechaun movie, and even has a "great" idea as to where it would go. After "Saw II - IV", and now "Repo: A Genetic Opera", you'd think this guy had done enough to rape our eyes and/or ears... but you'd be wrong.

Not sure how I missed this, but here's the trailer for Ed Sanchez's "Seventh Moon". I would kind of like to have seen more of what's actually taking place in the movie, but this is still pretty sweet.

In Real People News: 

2 million dollars to have a "sorcerer" put a hex on someone for you? Somewhere there's a witch doctor walking around with like 4,000 goats. Lucky bastard.

The only rule in the baby fight club, is that everyone gets a nap afterwards... oh and a wiffleball bat to beat the shit out of your opponent with.

The "Creepshow 2" raft monster is back in Idaho! I recall reporting this story last summer too. Apparently now it's bigger and nastier than ever. Welcome back buddy!

On this day in history: 

1521: After an 80-day siege, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés captures Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards fail to discover Montezuma's treasure, they torture Cuauhtemoc by pouring hot oil over his feet. The emperor responds by asking, "Am I on a bed of roses?" They hang him three years later.

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