Horror Headlines: Monday, February 27th, 2011

Ever since season 2 of "The Walking Dead" picked back up I've been giddy with excitement over all the happenings with our band of zombie killers. And with news today that British actor David Morrissey will be joining the cast in season 3 as "The Governor", the leader of a group of survivors that the run into Rick and the gang, well I'm just skipping around. Alright honestly I don't even know who this guy but this is the best you're going to get today. Don't forget to tip your waiter.

Christian Bale has been confirmed to be taking the lead role in a new revenge flick from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper titled "Out of the Furnace". The film is set in 1986 Indiana and Bale will play a former prisoner who finds out his brother has been murdered while he was locked up. I smell prison shower scene! Not literally, I don't know what that would actually smell like. Awful I bet.

I've lost track of what's actually going on with the "Robocop" remake but it looks like "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman has received an offer from MGM to take on the lead role of Alex Murphy, the cop turned robot.. or Robocop as you might call him. Seriously, didn't Colin Farrell already take the role? What the hell is going on here. Where am I!?

I didn't want to talk about this because I feel like there's a new casting update every day for some new horror show but here goes. Dave Annable has joined the cast of "666 Park Avenue." Please update your score cards.

In Real People News: 

A SWAT team in Florida spent over 8 hours this past Sunday in a heated stand off with a 75 year old man they thought had barricaded himself in his house. Of course heated in this case means the guy was actually just fast asleep from a mixture of alcohol and sleeping pills but it's Florida, they use different terms down there.

This guy in Florida isn't just your average run of the mill public masturbater. No he makes weird animal noises in the bushes to attract people while he's doing it. Of course if you walk over to a bush because there's weird animal noises coming from it you should probably get bit by an animal so seeing a guy go to town on himself might not be that bad.

Silent House (2012) (REVIEW)

Silent House

Though it feels like it's been much longer, audiences have been subjected to marketing campaigns built around the concept of 3D-as-experience since at least 2009. Which is why it was both refreshing and a bit surprising when trailers began to roll out for "Silent House" built not around that now-tired theater gimmick but instead around the concept of "real-time horror." Commercials and materials have been up-front about the fact that the film is presented in one, uncut take.

Special Screening Of "Silent House" This Saturday In NYC

If there's one thing we love here in the Big Apple it's getting to feel like we're better than everyone else in the world. Getting to see a special screening of a movie might not be the greatest thing in the world but it's still good enough for a late night text to your douche bag brother-in-law who lives in L.A.

Horror Headlines: Friday, February 24th, 2011

Last night I decided to give Wii fit a go. People loved it 5 years ago so I thought it was finally time. Have you ever had a little animated character on the TV look at you and tell you you're fat? I have and it's one of the most depressing things I've experienced in my life.

Dwayne Johnson, also known as "The Rock" just seems like a guy I'd like to hang out with. He's all funny and stuff. God I hope he drinks beer. While we try to find out let's discuss how Mr. Rock is now in talks to play the lead in a big screen adaptation of Steve Moore's graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars". Can you guess what the lead role is from the title? If you can't you might be stupid.

I really dislike that song "In Your Eyes" and therefore I have already decided I do not like the new movie coming out with the same title. It does not matter that Steve Howey, who's currently on the show "Shameless", has been added to the cast. I don't watch that show. It does matter that Joss Whedon is producing the romantic supernatural people connected by some cosmic energy movie. Because everything that guy does is awful. But I'm just rambling now.

Robert Knepper who was on "Prison Break" has joined the cast of CW's "Cult" about a cult leader who commands his minions to kill. I'm sick of these shows already.

I've seen trailers for "Madison County" flying around for a while now. It's the creepy looking flick about a killer who terrorizes a town while wearing a pig's head if you're wondering. And it looks like it's finally making it's way to DVD on May 8th. See? Today's not so bad. This rain will pass. Let's go get some breakfast together, ok?

In Real People News: 

Ya know if your daughter is traumatized by a TV show then you have every right as parents to file a lawsuit against the company who aired the show. Unfortunately if the show that messed her up is one about sex clubs and swingers and featured you two going at each other in batman costumes then that's all on you.

I've been going back and forth in my head as to what's worse. This PA woman who had sex with a 15 year old or her son who ratted her out to the cops. Probably the woman, right? Yeah I don't know why I was even putting thought into it.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Saturday the 14th"

"Saturday the 14th" is one of those movies that I fondly remember watching and loving as a kid. The horror spoof revolves around a family of four that inherit their deceased uncle's house. The movie has a lot of great things going for it: an evil book that unleashes monsters upon the house, a TV that only plays episodes of "The Twilight Zone" and a fun bathtub scene featuring a Gill Man type of monster. While there are a ton of fun homages to horror films throughout the film, I'm sad to admit that time was not kind to this movie.

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