Andrew Bonime

If you've heard the commentary on Anchor Bay's DVD release of "C.H.U.D." (1984) from a few years ago, you no doubt heard the accusations leveled at the film's producer Andrew Bonime. After hearing the track, he started his own website in order to get out his side of the story. Read on to find out about his original vision for the film, tension between himself and Daniel Stern, and what the original "CHUDS" were supposed to look like.

The director's cut which was contractually given to Doug was awful.

On your site you go into detail about the long writing process of "C.H.U.D."... did you ever think about just picking it up and finishing it yourself? Have you ever had any aspirations to write?

Horror Headlines 3/5/08

Mark Ecko entertainment has just announced that they're making a videogame based on the show "Dexter". "Dexter", a Showtime original series, focuses on a serial killer/blood splatter expert, who channels his murderous rage into hunting other serial killers. The critically acclaimed show has reached an even wider audience over the last few weeks, after it was co-opted for play on CBS Sundays, as an attempt to fill time left vacant by the writer's strike. The idea of a Dexter game sounds pretty sweet to me! There's a bit more info and some quotes at the source.

Here are character breakdowns for Sam Raimi's "Drag me to Hell". Does anyone care about these things? If so, let me know in the comments. I just can't believe that anyone is riveted by news like this, but maybe that's just me.

Monica Potter ("Con Air", "Saw") has been cast in the remake of "The Last House on the Left". At this point, after the fluffy/teenie actresses they've been announcing so far, I'm fully expecting Hannah Montana to be the next casting announcement.

This isn't really news, but I always love to report on Photoshop abortions. So thanks, "Shutter", for providing today's entry.

Remember yesterday when we told you about Frank Henenlotters' latest "Bad Biology"? Well, if you click on the "read more" link on this post you can check out the trailer after the jump. I wouldn't recommend doing it at work, unless of course things like sex, nudity, and vagina faces are okay with your bosses/coworkers. And if they are, shoot us an email, I'd love to hear about this place you work at.

In Real People News: 

Today in "not so shocking" news, a researcher has concluded that Moses was hallucinating on Mt. Sinai when he was "handed" the 10 Commandments. Damn Moses, that must have been some strong shit.

A Polish worker in the UK was recently caught having sex with a vacuum cleaner. It's okay though, according to the man he was just "vacuuming his underpants", which is (again, according to the man) a very common practice in Poland. Oh, alright then. Nothing fishy about that explanation.

On this day in history: 

1982: John Belushi found dead at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood from a cocaine and heroin overdose. A sketchy woman, Cathy Smith, is later charged with administering the fatal injections.

Horror Headlines 3/4/08

It's being reported that Platinum Dunes is now going to be remaking "Rosemary's Baby", the 1968 film starring Mia Farrow. These guys won't stop until they've remade EVERYTHING. I'm still crossing my fingers for the "Ghoulies Go To College" redux.

FOX is prepping a pilot titled "Inseparable", which is being described as modern day Jekyl and Hyde story. And this time they're not even waiting until their new show about the supernatural lawyer gets cancelled. I'm so proud!

The Crispin Glover vehicle (that's an odd sentence) "I Scream Man", about (you guessed it) an ice cream man slasher, has been delayed for both "financial and legal" reasons. Glover himself remains enthusiastic, but it's not looking good for this flick at the moment.

Alison Lohman has officially filled Ellen Paige's shoes as the lead in Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell". So, those worried about the production filling the "jail bait" quotient in Paige's absence can rest easy.

NBC has released a full list of directors and synopses for their summer fright fest "FEAR Itself", which you'll recall is the is the new incarnation of Showtime's "Masters of Horror". So, are we excited yet?

Frank Henenlotter's next film, "Bad Biology", has been reviewed very positively. If you're in the mood for a trip, hit up Ebay and try
and find a copy of "Brain Damage". It's one of the strangest and most
disgusting films I've ever seen... so if "Biology" is anything like that
(or "Basketcase" for that matter) I'm sure it will kick ass.

In another attempt to make me love him even more, Uwe Boll has decided to release his offensive gem "Postal" in theaters opposite "Indiana Jones". The announcing statement comes complete with broken English smack talk against Spielberg... Priceless!

In Real People News: 

Today in the "Final Destination" department... a father of two died recently while cooking for his children, after the reactionary jerk from burning his hand caused him to stab himself in the heart with a kitchen knife. I wasn't there, but I've got money that "Rocky Mountain High" was playing in the background. Care to wager?

If you're so angry, that you can't even make it to your Anger Management class without punching a woman in the face, it may be time to re-evaluate your life. Just saying.

On this day in history: 

1966: Lennon claims that The Beatles are "more popular than Jesus", and that "Christianity will... vanish and shrink".

Wrestlemaniac (REVIEW)

Sweet Dios, do I love a Lucha Libre movie.

And not in the hipster, Hot Topic, I saw Nacho Libre and then bought a t-shirt teenage dumb-fuck way, but in the honest-to-God I have watched 70s Santo movies with no subtitles that I bought at a Mexican hole-in-the-wall grocery store at 6 A.M. way. So yes, to answer what you’re thinking, I do think I am better.

Horror Headlines 3/3/08

Fangoria has chatted with Kevin Tenney and discovered, yes, there will be a "version" of the famous "lipstick" scene in his just announced "Night of the Demons" remake. Now that we have that out of the way, he also goes on to gush about how he plans to, "remain true to its spirit—just more nasty, sexual and extreme". Sounds good to me!

2 new pics from "My Name is Bruce" for you this morning. Oh, and a debunked rumor about Bruce Campbell dying. Despite the picture of him as an angel at the link, he's doing just fine, people. Although if he were to go to heaven, I would expect him to end up with a hot chick.

Ellen Paige ("Juno") has unfortunately had to pull out of Sam Raimi's upcoming horror film "Drag me to Hell", due to
conflicts with other upcoming projects. I'm sure there is some sort of teen pregnancy "pull out" joke here, but it's Monday morning so, sorry folks.

"Doomsday" shooting game? That may be just what the doctor ordered. The game has been posted on the official site, click to the link to play!

Stephen King and John Mellencamp are teaming up to bring a musical to the stage. I think if I try to explain this my head will explode, so you can find a synopsis at the link.

In Real People News: 

Just another reason this morning not to send back food in a restaurant... facial hair in your steak. Are there really people out there who still don't know this?

A UK man has been committed after it was discovered that he was taking care of his 80 year old parents, both dead, as if they were living. Police found the decaying bodies sitting on the couch, and his mother was even listening to a Walkman. Based on
this evidence, I'm going to go out on a limb and say they've been dead since 1989. Seriously, a Walkman?

On this day in history: 

1934: John Dillinger escapes from an escape-proof jail in Crown Point Indiana, using a wooden pistol he carved himself. It's his second escape.

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