Horror Headlines 7/7/08

Here's a new one, an Indie horror flick in the UK titled "Roid Rage", about a designer performance enhancer that turns bodybuilders into murderous monsters. The director describes it as "horror/action", which for some reason makes me picture lots of Hulk Smashing.

Since Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan are no longer doing their thing together, it puts several projects that they were going to be working on in jeopardy. Now, a rumor is going around that Jessica Alba is being considered to fill her shoes on the "Barbarella" remake. My own obsessions aside, I have to say that this is pretty interesting. Would she be good? Of course not, but would she look amazing in leather? I think that goes without saying.

Lions Gate has opened up the official site for "Saw V", and they did it on the 4th of July. I guess there's nothing more American than lousy sequels and stylized violence.

Not that it means anything, but Sigourney Weaver is apparently still very interested in doing a non-existent "Alien 5", as long as there was a decent script and 'a good director like Ridley Scott' returning to the series. We all know it won't be happening any time soon however. Why on earth would you do that when you can continue the most mediocre versus series ever? And yes, I'm including "Puppet Master vs The Demonic Toys" as a versus film that's better.

In Real People News: 

Believe it or not, this is not the first story I've reported on here about a dog nibbling off someone's toe. And, I haven't vomited either time. Go me.

Ya, Hi 911... um, what's my problem? Well there's a man in my basement, and he's covered in BBQ sauce. Why you ask? He says it's urban camouflage. No, I don't know what the hell that means either, but please get here quickly.

A Calcutta woman recently avoided rape by a young neighbor by setting herself on fire. She ended up dying from her injuries. Sorry, that's not really funny at all. Hey, I can't be on all the time people.

Bozo the Clown is dead at 83. In related news, I just discovered that Bozo the Clown is (was) a real person. Also, the clown story makes up for the rape one. Yup, it's true. You can look it up.

On this day in history: 

1348: Black Death, or "The Plague", makes its first appearance in England.

Midnight Muenster Episode 7

It's time again for my Podcast side project, Midnight Muenster!

This week's Midnight Muenster features myself and my wife, Colleen, as we venture back to the Early 80's as we take a look at two obscure flicks that most know little or nothing about, for good reason! First up is 1980's "A Night to Dismemeber" followed by Louise Fletcher in "Mama Dracula"!

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Happy Fourth of July, Earth!

Although I won't be drinking anything tonight thanks to my spectacular feats of consumption last night, I will still be refraining from treason all day. For our overseas friends, I've posted this video of The Great Kat to show you just what loving freedom is all about. Be safe everyone!

Horror Headlines 7/4/08

Happy 4th of July everyone. Here's your horror news to end out your week. We will not be doing a Podcast this week, but I will be sending a message to our listeners out over the feed today so check for that later. In the meantime, do us a major solid and if you like the show, search for it on iTunes and give us a review. The feedback will help us get new listeners. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Concept art and logo for McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". Man, I'm going to get sick of typing that title REAL quick. The PG-13 Terminator film is currently in production.

The dude who edits the DVD page over at IGN has had a feature film script picked up, based on "Down Satan", from Clive Barker's "Books of Blood". This, while another adaptation of Barker's, "Midnight Meat Train" is staring down the barrel of a severely limited release. The story concerns a man who attempts to build his own hell on earth in order to tempt God into revealing himself to him.

Mike Dougherty and co. are in talks with a new distributor about picking up his anthology film "Trick 'R Treat". It's original release date was this past Halloween, then it was shelved indefinitely, then dropped completely. Doughtery says we should "keep [our] severed fingers crossed".

Sam Raimi's "Drag me to Hell" is shooting for a release date of May 29th, 2009. The film is about a young woman who has a supernatural curse put on her by a gypsy, and will reportedly be rated R.

In Real People News: 

To celebrate the 4th of July I've got two videos for you today. The first one is a slideshow of the 20 most Unpatriotic album covers of all time. And the second one? How about a video of someone being "water boarded". You can thank Casey for sending me that one. Happy 4th, America!

Man's neighbors up in arms because he spelled out the word sodomy on his garage window with blue tape. And you thought your neighbor's lawn gnomes were offensive.

Viacom wants to know what you're watching on Youtube, and a judge has ordered Google to hand the information over. It's all part of Viacom's copyright infringement suit brought against Youtube in 2007. I guess it's time to cut back on all those videos of hot chicks playing Wii fit, isn't it you perv.

On this day in history: 

1054: A supernova suddenly appears in the constellation Taurus. It is so bright that for the first 23 days it is visible during the day. Then it gradually fades away, finally disappearing after a year or so. Today the remnants of this star are the Crab Nebula.

Stump the Band (REVIEW)

An all girl punk band is on tour. Traveling through the country side to their next gig, they stop for gas at a lonely little diner in the middle of nowhere. Gassed up, they hit the road once again with a new shortcut in mind to try. Once they hit the deep country they noticed they were swindled at the gas station and have run out of gas. What's an all girl punk band to do?

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