Hack-Off: Eli Roth

The Bloody Good Horror Crew goes at it on a new topic every Friday afternoon, we call it the "Hack-Off". Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

Eli Roth: Genre savior, or played out poseur?

Horror Headlines 2/21/08

Here's href="http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4822"
target="_blank">the cover for the tie-in comic book for this summer's "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe". The comic, with the unfortunate name "The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs", drops March 14th and is said to bridge the time between the first and second film, explaining to us what the characters have been up to.

It's too bad I have to mention Roland Emerich's name with this project ("Godzilla", "10,000 BC"), but word on the street is that several studios are interested in his pitch for his latest script "2012". I'm personally interested in this because that date, specifically December 22th 2012, is the date pegged by several ancient prophets, including the
Mayan calender, as being the day that the world will end. If Emerich has his way, I'm sure it will end in several hundred Michael Bay-esque explosions. Either way, I'll at least pay attention during the buildup, so you'll hear more as soon as I do.

Michael Haneke and the crew behind the English remake of "Funny Games" continue to push the boundaries of good taste when it comes to internet marketing, today releasing a clip at IGN called href="http://media.movies.ign.com/media/960/960210/vids_1.html"
target="_blank">A Users Guide to Home Invasion. I'm now more confused about this film than ever. It's not supposed to be funny, right? Ah, what the hell do I know.

A BD reader snapped a pic for the href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11312"
target="_blank">official one-sheet for this April's "The Ruins". At first glance, it definitely looks something like "Turistas", but I urge you to target="_blank">watch the trailer and judge for yourself. I'm pretty excited for this one, if for no other reason than to find out what the hell is going on.

In Real People News: 

2 tons of Nazi gold! Man, those little Nazi buggers sure were good at hiding their booty.

Man calls woman ugly, woman pulls out knife, href="http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,331468,00.
html" target="_blank">stabs man. This is a dangerous precedent that could affect our podcast discussions. Let me preemptively apologize to both Parker Posey and Shelley Duvaal... you're both totally hot... no, really.

On this day in history: 

1916: Start of the Battle of Verdun, which in nine months yielded 975,000 casualties and almost no change in the front line. It is the bloodiest battle in history, and often the one remarked as having the "highest density of dead per square yard."

Horror Headlines 2/20/08

Jessica Alba target="_blank">recreates classic horror film moments for a magazine shoot... my head explodes. (just ignore the "Psycho" shot... it kind of makes her look like an alien)

Just so you don't have to read href="http://iconsoffright.com/news/2008/02/
toxic_avenger_the_musical_and.html" target="_blank">this whole interview with Lloyd Kauffman (the man can be exhausting, I speak from experience), here are the highlights. A "big producer" has put up the money for a "Toxic Avenger" musical (???), and the music has supposedly been written by David Bryan (of Bon Jovie fame). Also in the article, Kaufman mentions that he's had several offers to remake the original Toxie film, but nothing that has tickled his fancy so far. At this point, nothing sounds outlandish coming from Kaufman, but
personally I would like to see "Poultrygeist" before I even begin to fathom a "Toxic Avenger" musical. So, let's get that DVD finished, huh guys?

Check out the target="_blank">official site for "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer" to download a free comic book put out by the production. Nothing like freebies to get you through hump-day, eh?

Check out the "Sweeney Todd" href="http://www.dreadcentral.com/node/26193" target="_blank">DVD specs. It's just the kind of treatment you would expect from one of the best horror films of the year, and an Oscar contender.

Just cause I'm feeling squirrelly today, check out href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8e0QKuiwbA&eurl=http://www.
dreadcentral.com/node/26197" target="_blank">the trailer for "Summer Camp Massacre", and if you like it, visit href="http://www.campmotionpictures.com" target="_blank">the official site and show them some love.

In Real People News: 

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of giant armored toad, that lived during the time of dinosaurs. The bones are so scary that they've dubbed it "Beelzebufo", or Devil Toad. In related news, I've dubbed it, "scary as hell".

Wouldn't you know it, a guy who href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/02/18/4855963-sun.
html" target="_blank">had tiny breast implants placed in his calf (where he had a sexy lady tattoo) is having issues. Apparently his body began rejecting the tiny titties, and the wound eventually split, shooting the mini boob implants across the room. How are those Wheaties tasting now?

When you're on trial for murder, and your best case scenario is that you stumbled upon a dead girl, thought
she was just passed out, and and had sex with her corpse, it may be time to send your trial lawyer home... I don't think it's going to end well for either of you.

On this day in history: 

2005: Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson blows his brains out with a shotgun in his Woody Creek, Colorado home. Family members are in the house when the gun goes off but mistake the sound for a falling book. Rolling Stone releases his final written words: "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun—for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax—This won't hurt." If you don't know who Hunter S. Thompson is, do yourself a favor and Google him.

The Horror of March

March 14th brings two very interesting releases for horror fans. First up on the block is Neil Marshall's post-apocalyptic sci-fi/horror flick "Doomsday". If Marshall's name is familiar, it should be. He found his way onto American horror fan's radars around 2003, when we finally got a look (via DVD) at his werewolf/military film "Dog Soldiers". Not one to rest on his laurels, Marshall put his nose back to the grindstone and in 2005, hit both British and American shores theatrically with "The Descent".

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