Upcoming Horror Hodge Podge

For the first time in a good long while there are a few horror films on the way that may actually get me to the theater. I have avoided horror on the big screen for sometime because of a hex I can't seem to break. No matter how I map it out I seem destined to get stuck behind the full grown man with a middle school kid's brain. The one who just can't handle his anxiety without broadcast, you know him...

"Oh shit, dog!"
"Dog, I wasn't scared, dog!"
"Oh shit!"

The Valley Gets Uncanny-er

For those of you not all that familiar with the concept of the Uncanny Valley, it basically states that the more human-like that a non-human thing (usually an animation or a robot) appears, the more it freaks us out, until it becomes so realistic that we can virtually not tell the difference between the two. On one hand, you have something like the Real Doll (look it up, pervert) that from a distance can be mistaken for a human, save for the occasional hentai-esque humanoid.

EXTE: Hair Extensions (REVIEW)

After years of diminishing returns and lackluster remakes, most people are ready to declare the J-Horror genre as dead as a little girl thrown down a well. Director Sion Sono, who made one of the best (and thankfully as yet un-remade) J-Horror films with "Suicide Circle" and its semi-sequel "Noriku's Dinner Table", has decided there's still some life in the corpse and, with his movie "EXTE: Hair Extensions", has come up with what might be the swan song of the genre.

Horror Headlines 8/8/08

Don't forget, our Bloody Good T-shirt contest ends tonight at midnight! If you want to get your entries in, make sure to do it asap. So, let's get on with your Horror Headlines for Friday, 8/8/08.

Shawnee Smith will be in "Saw V", only she's not really sure how. I assume that means flashback footage.

BJ Novak of "The Office" is the next name to join Quentin Tarrantino's "Inglorious Bastards", next to Eli Roth. This move is following in Quentin's apparent plan to cast only Jewish actors in the roles. I read this as meaning that they'll be doing really offensive things, so he wanted to make sure that they were "kosher" so to speak. Also, Simon Pegg is reported to be in talks to play a British Commander.

Weenie Roast Massacre is today's award winner for Indie film I'm not interested in but gets mentioned because of it's awesome name. That is all.

Ed Sanchez ("Blair Witch Project") will be premiering his new film "Seventh Moon" at FANTASTIC FEST in Austin, Texas on Saturday September 20, at 10 pm. The film is his followup to "Altered", his small scale alien invasion flick from a few years back. If you're in the Austin area, make sure to be there! (PS - The image above is from "Seventh Moon's" poster, which kind of makes me want to pee my pants a little.)

In Real People News: 

I'm not totally sure, but it sounds like this Bishop was attacked by Trolls. Sorry, but that's all the sense I could make out of the article.

Apparently, there were cannibals in New Zealand until the mid 1800's. See, they thought the biggest humiliation they could perpetrate on their enemy was to cut them up and eat them, because eventually they would turn them to shit (which of course, is the ultimate insult). I think this is the way American rappers should settle beefs, it would certainly cut down on all this "East Coast vs West Coast" nonsense, now wouldn't it.

A stretch of highway in Oregon contains about 200-300 bottles of human urine, reported to have been tossed out of vehicles by truck drivers. Does that officially make Oregon part of the "Piss-Belt"? I'll start the petition now.

On this day in history: 

1973: Elmer Wayne Henley confesses to killing his partner and to the the sadistic murders of 27 teenage boys beginning in 1970. Following Henley's instructions, police dig up 27 bodies before calling off the search. This beat Juan Corona's record of 25 victims.

Ed Sanchez Debuts "Seventh Moon" at Fantastic Fest

Direct from Eduardo Sanchez himself, word comes that the director of "Blair Witch Project" and "Altered" is ready to unleash his next horror flick on the world:

The time has come to unleash this bad-boy on the world! No, not that bad-boy, silly! The new film!

SEVENTH MOON will be premiering at FANTASTIC FEST in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night, September 20, at 10 pm. Be there or be square.

For the full story, check out Ed's Haxan Film site!

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