Horror Headlines 5/20/08

Jim Wynorski, director of such classics as "Chopping Mall", "The Return of Swamp Thing", and "The Bare Wench Project 2", has his next film on the block and it's called "Cleaveagefield". Anything else I say at this point can only ruin the story so, that's it.

John Cusack is set to star in Roland Emerich's "2012", an apocalypse film centering around the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy. No word on if Cusack will stand around in the rain looking all deep and introspective, but one has to assume.

New Pics from Dario Argento's next film "Giallo". Cameras started rolling last week and these are the first pics to surface from the production.

The German poster for "The Happening" doesn't make me any more excited for the film, but incidentally does look pretty cool. Thanks to site reader Marcel for the heads up.

In Real People News: 

As if Bestiality wasn't bad enough, this guy decided to have sex with a Bull Mastiff. That takes a certain type of deranged courage. He's lucky he's still alive... but I'm sure his new buddies in prison will change that real fast.

A British man has been arrested after spraying a mixture of urine, feces and household cleaners onto vegetables at a grocery store. He also made his way around to a library, where he reportedly ruined 706 books. Damn, this guy needs a frigging hobby. Can't someone buy him a knitting knobby or something?

Will Smith opens school of Scientology, therefore legitimizing my totally illegitimate hate for him. So thanks, Will.

A 28 year old, former participant in the Paralympics, has attempted to amputate his own legs by laying them across a set of train tracks. The reason? New rules state that athletes that only have learning disabilities can no longer compete in the games. Well, I guess he showed them, didn't he!

On this day in history: 

1989: Attempting to clear Tiananmen Square of student activists and quell 100 million others protesting throughout the country, China declares martial law in Beijing. Two weeks later, after they continue to loiter in the Square, thousands of students are massacred by government troops.

Apocalypse Mixtape Part V: A New Beginning

In Apocalypse Mixtape we search out songs with themes that fit into the horror genre.

On today's very special episode of Apocalypse Mixtape, instead of single songs, we're going to look at some album-length horror based music.

Album: Fantomas - The Director's Cut
Song: Rosemary's Baby

Tropic Thunder (Black Robert Downey Jr. is My Hero)

After seeing "Iron Man" a few weeks back, this has officially become my "summer of the Robert Downey Jr. man-crush". So you can imagine my excitement when I first saw the trailer for "Tropic Thunder".

The film centers on three movie stars, played by Downey, Ben Stiller and Jack Black, who are filming a war movie in Vietnam when things go hilariously (and offensively) awry, turning the shoot into a life and death situation. Oh, and did I mention that Downey has had surgery to make himself black so he can play the grizzled black Commander? Well, now I have.

Loch Ness Terror (REVIEW)

What would be the most traumatic way to watch your father die? Frail and cancer ridden in a dingy nursing home? Shot by Crips initiating a new member in a “wrong-place / wrong-time” convenience store robbery? Decapitated by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists in a video posted on YouTube? As bad as all those things are—and they are all bad—the movie “Loch Ness Terror” thinks that the worst way would be to see dad chomped to death by an angry Loch Ness Monster whilst trying to steal her eggs.

Film Geek, by the numbers.

While talking with Eric, head geek here at BGH this weekend I came to realize I may be worse off than I thought as far as film nerdiness goes.

In the spirit of Schnaars and his box, here's some numbers to crunch.

From January 1st to May 19th, I have officially watched 113 movies to date this year.

Of these, 67 were horror movies; 46 Were not.

May has been the slowest month of the year with 11 movies watched.

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