The X-Files: I Want To Believe (REVIEW)

"X-Files" fans rejoice! After a six year hiatus, Chris Carter has resurrected his brainchild from development purgatory and brought it to the big screen for a second time. A full decade after the first "X-Files" film, subtitled "Fight the Future," Carter has returned along with the series's two most important characters: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Horror Headlines 7/25/08

"My Bloody Valentine: 3D" has been bumped UP from January 23rd to January 16th, 2009. The move is reportedly to avoid a head to head battle with "Underworld 3", starring "Doomsday" hottie Rhona Mitra. Not much news here I guess, as it just sounds like they're trying to find the perfect date.

This can't possibly be the poster for Paul W.S. Anderson's "Death Race" remake. It just can't. I could recreate that with Windows 95 and that shitty little "Paint" program that came with it.

Official Site for the "Wolfman" remake starring Benizio Del Toro. In related news, the film also stars Emily Blunt, and she's super hot. That is all.

Tim Burton is moving ahead with his version of "Alice in Wonderland", as he just cast Mia Wasikowska as his Alice. Her biggest project to date has been on the riveting HBO show "In Treatment", as an anorexic gymnast. Also, I suppose this means that "American McGee's Alice" won't be happening any time soon.

James Gunn, actress Shawnee Smith and acting coach John Homa will be the judges for VH1's show "Scream Queens". The winner will get a 'major role' on a Lions Gate produced horror film. That could mean a lot of different things however, so I can't necessarily say that's a real "prize".

Leonardo DiCaprio is working with Warner Bro's to bring another "Twilight Zone" movie to the big screen. In related news, this puts him up with Christian Bale on my "man crush" list.

In Real People News: 

Former Apollo Astronaut tells public that there are aliens and that NASA is covering them up. Oh, and he's 77. It would be nice if one of these guys would come out before he's in the throes of dementia. Kind of hurts the credibility a bit.

So apparently a Security IT company has release details of a really scary DNS attack method which was previously unknown to the public, and that it could cause massive internet attacks over the next few weeks. Well, it's been nice knowing you people. Keep it classy.

Good news, The Large Haldron Collider is almost ready to do it's job. And by "job", I mean blast particles together in order to gain insight to what happened moments after the "big bang" created the universe. Oh, and there may or may not be a teeny chance it could create a tiny black hole that could potentially swallow the earth. Scientists assure us that the chances of that happening are minute. Oh, I feel better then (?)

On this day in history: 

1999: Woodstock '99 festival ends in looting and rioting, leaving 12 trailers burned, towers toppled, and several women raped during the course of the show. About 500 state troopers were needed to quell the mass uprising of peace and love, apparently triggered by overpriced vendors and commercialization.

San Diego Comic Con

I'm going to cut right to the chase, I am so pissed I'm not at Comic Con.

Being that I am firmly planted on the East coast, there was never a chance in Hell that'd I'd be able to attend. I've found myself mumbling bitterly every time I've come across anything Con related. On this, the opening day, I am teeming with negative Comic Con 08 jealousy. And it is freakin everywhere!!

Horror Headlines 7/24/08

First poster for Diablo Cody's "Jennifer's Body", starring Megan Fox, and I must say that I like it. You can't go wrong with Fox's mouth... ever. The film is about a cheerleader who gets possessed and starts seducing the school's boys in order to kill them.

M. Night Shyamalan has struck a deal to write and produce a handful of movies, but not direct. Genius, take away the one thing he does well. I can't see what could possibly go wrong here.

A gaggle of horror directors make COMEDY short films that will be available exclusively on XBOX Live. I can't make any more sense of this story than you can, but color me intrigued.

The teaser trailer didn't do much for me and I'm pretty pissed they did away with the metal suit, but these posters for "The Day The Earth Stood Still" are decent enough. The Keanu Reeves starring remake gets released December 12th, 2008.

Paramount and MTV will be remaking "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". No matter what they do, I'm sure the film won't be able to equal the confusion I had when watching this for the first time as a 13 year old. Hey, it had "horror" in the title and my mother didn't warn me, so I blame it on her. That said, I actually love the flick so this news is a bummer.

In Real People News: 

The fact that the pantyhose bandit is creeping people in Massachusetts out isn't a surprise, because it creeped me out just reading about it. What did this guy's mother do to him anyways?

London Fightclub uploading videos to Youtube. Wait a minute... isn't there some type of rule against that?

And for posterity's sake, all Christian Bale did was yell at his mom and sister after she asked him for 200 grand to raise her bastard children. Now that those facts have come out, she's lucky Batman didn't knock her the fuck out.

On this day in history: 

1999: Former Guns N' Roses guitarist "Slash" is arrested in West Hollywood for allegedly beating his girlfriend at the Le Parc Hotel five days prior.

Can A Nightmare On Elm Street work without Englund?

I'll come clean right off the bat. In the war of the slasher franchises, I was never really a Freddy fan. I'm actually very pro-hockey mask and I'll tell you what turned me off to Nightmare: The quips. I like the first Nightmare On Elm Street. By 1984, slashers were very tired. Halloween and Friday the 13th created an indie movie boom town of slasher movies and it didn't take long for the concept to run out of gas so it was nice to see Wes Craven come along and kick it in the ass with something genuinely original. The glove helped a lot, too. But the sequels were a huge turnoff for me.

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