Horror Headlines 6/13/08

Happy Friday the 13th folks. Don't forget (as if you could from all the full page popups on other sites), M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening", his first R rated film finds itself in a wide release today. Expect a review this weekend.

I mainly want to report on this movie Murder Loves Killers, Too, because it's continuing the Indie trend of making amazing throwback posters, complete with aged appearance and folds. Also, the movie looks cool, so check the official site at the link.

At this point when I see "Midnight Meat Train" headlines I just know something has gone awry, and my gut hasn't failed me yet. Word today that Lions Gate will be releasing "Midnight Meat Train" in a LIMITED fashion, in only about 100 theaters. From the sounds of it, they didn't want to release it theatrically at all, but they had to in order to fulfill their contractual obligations. It also sounds like they'll be doing one of those super quick DVD releases we've been seeing a lot lately. *sigh*

In Real People News: 

A study has shown that 26% of New York City residents have genital herpes. In related news, the next time the whole BGH crew gets together for a convention Jon's getting his own hotel room.

Wow, as it turns out Bear wrestling isn't nearly as glamorous as it is on television. It mostly just involves lots of blood and girly screaming.

If you're out Mango picking with your children and find a puddle of a "black tar looking substance", don't look up. it's probably the excrement of a man who hung himself days earlier right above where you're standing. Come to think of it, the odds of that happening exactly like that again aren't very good... so you're probably safe.

Ever wanted to read a nauseatingly written account of three Komodo dragons eating a Water Buffalo alive? Me neither, but I've already read it so you're going down with me.

On this day in history: 

1944: The Third Reich fires eleven V-1 flying bombs at England from France. Only four of the Buzzbombs actually strike London, but the Germans will eventually follow that up with another 9,000.

Happy Friday the 13th!

So it was just brought to my attention a few days ago that tomorrow is Friday the 13th. It's kind of a running joke in my family (as I'm sure it is in some of yours) that F13 is sort of like a second Christmas to me.

Horror Headlines 6/12/08

Live Action "Turok" film?!? Let the speculation begin as to whether this could possibly live up to all the hype that the games never seem to.

Trent Reznor plans on developing a TV show based on his politically charged album "Year Zero", according to a very short article in today's New York Times. Having never heard the album, I can't really speak on whether or not this is a good idea.

First pic from the Alex Proya directed, Nicholas Cage starring film "Knowing". The film is about a time capsule found containing predictions for the future as well as things that have already came true, that leads a man to believe his family will have a hand in horrible things about to happen to humanity. It's really hard to take Cage seriously at this point (no, not bees!!!!), but I'm somehow kind of interested in this anyways.

Here's the first trailer for Alexandre Aja's "Mirrors", starring Kiefer Sutherland. Maybe the mirror can explain to Sutherland why the last season of "24" sucked so bad. If not, the movie still looks cool.

In Real People News: 

Man declared dead, wakes up just as surgeons are preparing to remove his organs. Surgeons noticed when he started breathing and "showing signs that he was feeling pain". Jesus christ that's terrifying.

Man gets nailgunned in his head, goes to the hospital, and the surgeon removes it with a hammer. He probably charged him about a grand to do it too... what a world we live in folks.

Residents of the Aegean Island of "Lesbos" have proposed a law that would ban Homosexual women from calling themselves "Lesbians", since that's what people who inhabit the island call themselves. If only they would think of the amazing tourism potential. Hell, I had already booked my flight halfway through the article before I found out what it was really about.

On this day in history: 

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and her male friend Ronald Goldman are savagely murdered in front of Simpson's condominium complex in Brentwood, California. The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.

Apocalypse Mixtape Part VII: The Final Sacrifice

The Cold War was the war that just kept on giving. The space race, Yakov Smirnoff, Invasion U.S.A.; none of these would exist without the paranoia and constant fear that with the press of a button the world would be reduced to a cinder and we'd all start wearing clothes made out of used tires and spikes, driving sweet tricked-out dune buggies and fighting in a gladiator ring for the pleasure of Tina Turner.

Welcome to the Comic Century

Unless you've been napping for the last couple of years, you've probably noticed that superheros have become a mainstay at the theater. This weekend, "The Incredible Hulk" becomes the second of Marvel Entertainment's properties to hit screens in 2008, and other comic properties will follow soon thereafter. The flow of comic book adaptations hasn't always been this strong though, and in fact, toward the end of the 20th century, one wouldn't have been out of line for thinking we'd never see some of comic's biggest names put to film.

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