Horror Headlines: Thursday, March 1st, 2011

Welcome to March! In days of old the druids would celebrate the first day of March by taking some time off from Druiding and enjoying some fishing. They would spend most of February building canoes and the person with the best canoe would be given the title of Supreme Kleeton. He would be showered with gifts and given the best fishing pole in all of the Druid town. The person with the worst canoe would be flogged to death. It really sucked.

Steve Watson's book "Before I Go to Sleep", a tale of a woman who's suffering from a injury that has left her without the power to save new memories for two decades, has been in the big screen adaptation bucket for a while now without much action. But today my friends, oh today we have news that Nicole Kidman is in talks to take on the lead role in the film. So I guess that's still not much momentum there. In talks could be she went out to dinner, got drunk and said something like "Hey! I want to play the lead in a movie that sounds a lot like 'Memento' but isn't 'Memento'".

The short film "Archetype", which tells the story of a robot that begins to think on it's own, has been picked up by "Chronicle" producer John Davis with plans to turn it into a feature film. No word on when the movie will start filming but I'm hoping they turn it into "Short Circuit 3". I've been waiting almost 25 years for that movie to happen.

I've never seen "The Day of the Triffids" and to be honest I thought it was a Star Trek episode until now but it looks like Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures has picked up the rights to remake the 1962 film. The movie focuses on a couple left with the power of sight after a meteorite shower hits the earth, leaving the population blind and giant plants growing everywhere. "The Trouble With Tribbles"! That's the Star Trek episode I'm thinking of.

Bill Paxton has joined Laurence Fishburne in the cast of "The Colony". The film follows a group of survivors trying to fend off a gang of cannibals after the second ice age hits. How do they cook the meat if it's the ice age? God I hope they answer that question in the movie. That's all I want to know. I'll walk out of the theater once they tell me.

In Real People News: 

If you're going to leave your just-used butt plug someplace you might want to make sure that place isn't the back seat of the cop car you were just thrown into. I don't know proper butt plug etiquette though. I could be wrong on this.

A North Caroline man is with us no more after he accidentally drank gasoline and then lit up a smoke. A mistake any of us could or have made in the past.

Dad and his Weird Friends Episode 8 - Interview with Jesse Petersen

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Casey sits down with zombie author Jessie Petersen and talks about her "Living With the Dead" trilogy!

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Trailer: "Playback" (2012)

When a group of high school students dig into their town’s infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town’s deepest, darkest secret. Now I don't really feel that this movie has much hope, but it does star my junior high school crush, Christian Slater, which would be a good thing in the movie's favor if this were the late 80's or early 90's. Oh well, I still hold a special place for Mr.

The Woman in Black is the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years

Hammer's "The Woman in Black" continues to chug along as in the UK, the film grossed nearly $24 million making the film the highest grossing horror flick to come out of Britain in nearly 20 years! In total, the film has crossed the $50 million mark making Radcliff's first post "Harry Potter" roll a pretty big success.

Interview: Pickin' and Talkin' With Hank Williams III

The dichotomy of Hank Williams III can't be denied. He is both living legacy and self-made musician, an ambitious talent who refuses to be penned in by the conventions of any single genre or idiom. Hank 3 is a man who takes joy in his music, and more than anything else, enjoys sharing it with both his friends and his fans. I had the distinct privilege of getting some time to talk to Hank about music, recording and a host of other subjects.

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