Preview: Escape from Stalag 69

As a horror fan and a history buff, I have always been fascinated by the Nazi-sploitation subgenre. It's understandable - with all of the nasty things that happened inside Germany during the second World War - that people have always had a lurid fascination with the Third Reich. That same fascination even spawned an entire sub-genre of horror/exploitation films during the 70's and 80's, appropriately called "Nazi-sploitation".

Horror Headlines 5/7/08

After Dark Horror Fest will be returning... um yay? They've announced the next two films that will appear, named "Faithless" and "Perkins 14" respectively. The kicker this time around is that they're producing the films themselves, which is a first for the outlet.

Kevin Munroe (TMNT) will be directing "Dylan Dog", an adaptation of a graphic novel about a Private Investigator who gets sucked into the world of the undead. The title is being changed to "Dead of Night" for the film version. Also, "TMNT" was a lot better than it had any right to be, so I have to say I'm looking forward to this. Anyone out there familiar with the comic?

Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" will be playing at Horror Hound Weekend in Pittsburgh this June. What's more? The boys at the mag have just announced that at the convention, they will be holding the first ever screening of "Dawn of the Dead" at the Munroeville Mall! Those nerds out there (like us here at the site) will recall that that is the very mall where George Romero and crew filmed the zombie sequel. So, grab your tickets today and be a part of history.

In Real People News: 

A whole mess of cops in Chicago are in trouble for beating the living crap out of three dudes during a traffic stop. Nothing like starting out your day with a class A ass whuppin.

Is it just me, or does this story about the biggest breast implants in the world kind of make you want to throw up in your mouth a little?

Four shark attacks Florida in a week. See, this is why I stopped peeing in the ocean (it supposedly attracts them). Do you know how hard it is to find a bathroom on a beach?

On this day in history: 

1999: Actress Dana Plato, who played Kimberly Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes, dies in Oklahoma of an overdose of Valium and Loritab. Just the previous day, Plato had appeared on the Howard Stern syndicated radio program claiming to be clean and sober.

That's what friends are for!

I wish I had a family that loved me this much. :(

Thoughts on Iron Man and Super Heroes

I saw "Iron Man" this morning at a matinée showing, and for the sake of catharsis I just wanted to blurt out a few thoughts here on my blog. I'd love to hear what you guys think if you want to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

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