Horror Headlines 7/15/08

Are you ready for a "restart" for the "Scream" franchise?. Well get ready, because the Weinstein's have signed a deal with Showtime for a whole host of pictures, and among them is the long rumored "Scream 4". The project will (presumably) move ahead with all new principles, and sounds like a sort of "reboot" for the franchise. Despite my much professed love of the first one, I can't see a single positive in this story.

Woody Allen has joined Roland Emerich's "2012", as a "crackpot" forseeing the end of the world. Wow, that's a stretch. The film is due out next summer, and will be based up on the Mayan doomsday prophecy.

Spanish Lovecraft adaptation called "La Herencia De Valdemar". The story follows an investigator called in to investigate mysterious disappearances at a scary old Victorian mansion.

Babylon AD trailer. I honestly can't remember the last time I went to see a Vin Deisel movie, but I have to say this one looks pretty cool.

Shocker, Paul W.S. Anderson's original "Castlevania" script was garbage. Luckily the script is being "reshaped", but it still remains to be seen how much it will change from this first draft.

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This may be the first real life instance of someone having an evil twin. Of course, when your twin is a pedophile the story kind of loses it's kitsch value.

Americans are twice as likely to have tried marijuana than the Dutch, a country where it's actually LEGAL. Just more proof of the amazing progress we've made in the "War on Drugs".

Yet another guy who committed suicide by decapitating himself with a chainsaw. Hey, it wouldn't be my first choice, but I suppose he gets style points

On this day in history: 

1974: During a live broadcast of the Sarasota, Florida morning news program Suncoast Digest, newscaster Chris Chubbuck tells the audience: "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide." Then she blows her brains out with a .38 revolver.

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"Twilight" & How I Will Never Understand It

Everywhere I turn there is a new "Twilight" poster or clip or trailer or magazine cover. I find myself asking "wtf is twilight"?

Need some ill-noni design work done?

I try to shy away from shameless shills in general (unless they are paid or my own), but my good buddy/former roommate Adam just put up his new site. It's simple, to the point, and you should see pretty clearly that he knows what he's doing. He specializes in punk/hardcore t-shirt designs, layouts, and posters, but he's looking to expand beyond that so I bet he'd be psyched to do some horror stuff too! Tell him we sent you too.

I made him watch Black Sheep with me and he loved it, so he can't be too bad of a guy either!

Horror Headlines 7/14/08

If you're going to be at Comic-Con coming up, good news. Michael C. Hall and Julie Benz of "Dexter" fame will be attending. Just don't get on Hall's bad side, we've all seen how he deals with confrontation.

Holy crap, check out the trailer for "Outlander". The film follows what happens when an alien and a fierce beast crash land in Ancient Norway, and stars John Hurt, Jim Caviezal and Ron Perlman. This project appeals to both the alien believer and history nerd in me, so count me in. No release date for the US has been set as of this time.

The Chinese government is demanding cuts made to "Mummy 3" or it will not be released there this summer... and they continue their streak as one of the biggest enemies to free speech in the world.

"X-Files 2" is just two weeks away now, and in celebration of the release DC comics will be releasing "X-Files: Issue 0" in comic book form. Head on over to the link at EW to check out a few pages from the release.

In Real People News: 

I've been sitting on this story all weekend, so it's now my pleasure to inform you that not only did Elvira lose her virginity to Welsh singer Tom Jones, but she had to get stitches afterward, because you know, he's got huge junk. You just can't make this stuff up folks.

Apparently if you tell someone you're gay in Italy, you have to take your driver's test over or risk having your license taken away. This story was so confusing I had to double check to make sure it didn't happen in Florida.

Wooly Mammoths used to eat their own poop. Gross... kind of ruins the majesty doesn't it?

Archeologists discover ancient Greek sex curse. Inscription reads, "may your penis hurt when you make love". Underneath that it also said, "fat chicks need lovin too, but they gotta pay". Okay just kidding, it didn't say that, but it would have been sweet if it did.

On this day in history: 

1966: Richard Speck slaughters eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital. For a more detailed assessment of the case, check out my article in Issue #8 of Horror Hound Magazine.

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