Horror Headlines 7/9/08

I would like to welcome Bryan and Christine to our blogging fold this morning. Scroll down for their intro posts, and be sure to show them some love in the comments!

"The Strangers" director Brian Bertino has now signed on to direct two more thrillers, in addition to the film "Green Eyes" and a sequel to "The Strangers" that he also has floating around. I guess having a movie that makes 6 times it's money back at the box office is good for your career. Who would have thought!

Xavier Gens, who is somehow the darling of the horror community despite making two AWFUL films ("Frontier(s)", "Hitman") has another horror project on his plate. It's called "The Horde", and is about zombies who crash a party between a bunch of cops and gangsters. Kind of sounds exactly like the Japanese film "Junk", but considering the derivative nature of his past work, that doesn't surprise me all that much.

Joss Whedon to make horror film called "Cabin in the Woods". At the link he also talks about a handful of other projects he's working on.

In Real People News: 

I thought this went without saying, but I guess we have to revisit it. Just because old people are not babies, doesn't mean you can leave them in a car on a hot day with the windows rolled up. Okay? Please add that to the list, thank you.

During filming for the "Bruno" movie, Sasha Bara Cohen actually tricked 1,500 cage fighting fans in Arkansas into watching dudes make out with each other. The fighters came out to fight, and began to make out, which caused the sweaty redneck crowd to erupt in anger. I wasn't that excited about this movie until now... but I HAVE to see the looks on these guy's faces. And on an unrelated note, this story should continue our trend of popping up on gay porn related google searches.

I'm not sure if this kid thought he was going to get away from this or not, but he apparently thought it was a good idea to drop off cookies laced with LSD to several police departments in the Dallas-Fortworth area. Given that cops are naturally suspect of any food dropped off to them, they immediately had them tested for drugs. I guess you can only eat so many "spit-burgers" before you lose faith in all food given to you by strangers.

On this day in history: 

1997: Mike Tyson banned from boxing for one year, and fined $3M for biting Evander Holyfield's ear off.

I'm Christine, and this is my introduction

Greetings all, I'm Christine! I think it goes without saying that I'm the new kid on the block (no Donnie Wahlberg jokes please). I've never really been all that great at formal introductions. I tend to focus on the things no one really cares about, like my animal allergies... I'll give it the old college try.

Who the hell is this guy?

So a few days ago, Casey hit Twitter with a call for bloggers over at Bloody Good Horror, a site I was only marginally familiar with through the Horror Hound association, admittedly, a magazine I am only marginally familiar with (through no fault of my own, it's hard enough to find Rue Morgue up in here) but here's the deal: I'm a closet narcissist in spite of my carefully planned outward humility and can't help myself. Give me a place to write and I'll probably write in it and what's more, I love to read my own writing much like I love to hear myself talk.

Jessica Alba Staredown

I know this is old news, but this bit for IBeatYou is worth checking out over and over again. I've found that the toughest part of this "challenge" is not so much keeping myself from blinking, but maintaining 'eye contact' with BGH's favorite lady interest without becoming severely uncomfortable. Enjoy!

Requiem (REVIEW)

In 1976 a 23-year-old German girl named Anneliese Michel died from malnutrition and dehydration after nearly a year of undergoing the rites of exorcism. Years earlier, Anneliese had spent some time in a psychiatric hospital due to the effects of epilepsy and depression but she, along with her deeply religious parents, was convinced that her problems were caused not by psychological illness but by demonic possession.

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