Horror Headlines 6/17/08

Sad news this morning, as Special FX guru Stan Winston has apparently died after a long bout with cancer. His most recent work can be seen in this summer's "Iron Man". At the time of his death, he was working on FX for "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". He was extremely talented, and he will be missed by us all.

First pic from "The Descent 2", and it features one of the underground creatures. Principal photography has already wrapped with a 2009 release being eyed.

The Novella "Throttle", co-written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill has been picked up by producer Nick Weschler for his anthology film "He is Legend". The film is basically a tribute to the author Richard Matheson, and "Throttle" is described as equal parts "Duel" and "Breakdown". Also of note, King's son currently has projects being developed at both Warner Brothers and Dimension.

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star in the comic adaptation of "Cowboys vs Aliens" for Dreamworks/Universal. The comic, as I'm sure a lot of you are aware, tells the tale of what happens when Aliens suddenly interrupt a conflict between cowboys and Native Americans in the Old West. Interested yet? In case you needed something more, it's being produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Ervin Rustemagic, Rich Marincic and Steven Spielberg. Christ! That's like the Hollywood Superfriends right there. Expect more on this as we get a hold of it.

Banned poster for teeth, showing what it would look like if the titular toothed vagina girl had to get an x-ray. Also, major props to whoever came up with the URL "Vagident", because that's ridiculously awesome.

In Real People News: 

Man tosses bag out of window on the freeway, full of kittens. Needless to say, it didn't end well. Couldn't he have just drowned them like everyone else?

If you live in New York City and have to walk your dog on the streets every day, you might want to watch out for that street sweeper. After the pooch got swept up, bystanders chased the guy down for blocks before he stopped. He then refused to turn off the motor even though they informed him he had sucked the dog up.

Topless women's soccer combines two of my favorite things, and also makes me a bit confused. Anyone who finds me video is my new best friend (link SFW).

On this day in history: 

1939: In Versailles, Eugene Weidmann becomes the last person to be publicly guillotined.

Midnight Muenster #5

Holy crap, we're back! My own side project, the Midnight Muenster Podcast from CinemaFromage.com featuring myself and my wife Colleen, dedicated to Direct to Video Horror!

This episode we tackle 2008's "Zombie Strippers" starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson followed by Willem Dafoe's indie turn in 2007's "Anamorph"!

Curiosity piqued? Check it out!

Mother Nature's a Bitch: Vol 1

Who’s ever wanted to see Leslie Nielsen shirtlessly take on an angry grizzly? Of course you have! Everyone has! You’d have to damn-near be an American-hating communist to say no.

Episode 31 - "The Happening"


We all have a hearty laugh over "The Happening".

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Horror Headlines 6/16/08

DC Comics is producing a prequel to J.J. Abrams upcoming TV series "Fringe". Also, certain enterprising horror nerds have informed me that you MAY be able to find the pilot to the show floating around the interwebs somewhere. I think you can fill in the blanks yourself.

All of the original actors from "The Descent" will be appearing in the sequel, via videotaped flashacks. Add this to the fact that Niel Marshall is having nothing to do with this and the stupid title "De2cent", and I can confidently say "super ugh".

Amanda Peet has joined the cast of Roland Emerich's upcoming end of the world epic "2012". She'll also be appearing in this summer's "X-Files 2", making her a bit of a hot commodity at the moment.

"Death Race" trailer!. Despite Paul W.S. Anderson's presence on this film, I'm still pretty psyched. Feast your eyes on the metal on metal violence at the link.

Donald P. Borchers, producer of the original 1984 horror movie "Children of the Corn", is going to be directing a remake of it. It's being produced by Anchor Bay for a Scifi channel debut. Hey, it couldn't possibly be worse than the original, so I don't have any particular problem with this.

In Real People News: 

Apparently you can get rid of rodent problems at your restaurant by just painting over the dead rats. And as if this even needed to be said, this happened less than an hour away from me.

R. Kelly was acquitted of all charges in his statutory rape trial. Apparently he followed Dave Chapelle's advice and went with the old "digital piss" defense.

Male teacher punishes his students by taking off his shirt and showing them his manboobs. In a strange way, that actually sounds really smart. I certainly would have stopped whatever I was doing.

On this day in history: 

1960: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho opens in New York.

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