Horror Headlines: Monday, April 2nd, 2011

Welcome to April folks! I hope you're up on your shots because things are going to get super raw this month. Look, Russ! No tan lines.

Kenny Doughty has been added to the cast of Bong Joon-Ho's "Snow Piercer" and while I've never seen a movie he's been in he kind of looks like he's terminally ill so I'm going to hold back on the comments. The movie tells the tale of a group of people trapped on a train after the world has frozen over. I've talked about this a lot this morning. I still have no idea how trains work when the world is frozen.

Everything I know about Atilla the Hun I learned from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and even that I don't remember too well. I think I remember him messing up a sporting goods store or something. But Warner Bros. is going to fix that for me with a new film that will tell the full story of Mr. Hun. I wonder if they'll get to the part where he's taken to the future to help two kids get an A on their history final. I hope so.

Stick with me here, because I'm going to try to explain the new movie "Bloodloss". It's a found footage flick about a filmmaker who's investigation into his sister's disappearance leads him into the underworld culture of real life "vampires". Alright now that I write it down I guess it's not that confusing. it's also not that interesting. I'm sorry I ever brought it up.

David Slade, the guy who brought you "30 Days Of Night" has been tapped by the people behind the new "Hannibal" series to direct the show's pilot. the NBC show will follow the "Red Dragon" story line and tell the story of a budding romance between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. I think. I don't know, I've never read the book but I do love a good romance.

In Real People News: 

If you're going to rent the school's laptop you might want to think about getting a separate hard drive for your 350 sexual explicit pictures you're taking of yourself. The most shocking thing here is that apparently schools lend out laptops now. I hope they come with Oregon Trail installed.

Sometimes you just have to spit on an old person. But who the hell gets caught for doing it? This guy in Florida that's who. He lost his shiznit while behind the wheel and let a loogy fly on this old lady and now he's in jail. I assume there's a lot of spitting going on there too. That's an oral sex reference.

A Look at "The Dead Hour" Web Series

In the same vein of horror favorites "The Twilight Zone" and "Tales From The Crypt", comes "The Dead Hour", a horror anthology web series that will bring new and original webisodes every other week from the horror, science fiction, thriller, slasher and fantasy genres. Brought to us by creators Daniel Iske and Scott Coleman, each episode runs approximately 15 minutes in length and features an introduction by our host, DJ Raven.

Concert Review: Paganfest America - Turisas, Alestorm

The evening’s conflict had already been constructed before the first fan ever walked through the door. Paganfest 2012 was a tour set on answering a variation of the usual internet quandary concerning pirates and ninjas (on which my pro-ninja stance has been well documented.) Rather, the task for the evening was to settle the erstwhile grudge match between the two groups that were hosting the entire event. Who is superior? Pirates….or Vikings?

Sophisticult Cinema Episode 10: "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

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Find out if John Hawkes is more Jim Jones or Charles Manson in the 2011 indie sensation "Martha Marcy May Marlene."

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Retro Poster: "The Screaming Skull" (1958)

I love the movie poster for "The Screaming Skull," which promises free burial services to anyone who dies of fright from watching the movie. In addition to the free burial gimmick, it also features artwork in the form of a gruesome skull and a scantily clad woman, as well as a warning that: "this ghost will haunt you forever!" The movie focuses on a woman who believes that she is being haunted by the ghost of her husband's dead wife. I'd caution those who are interested in watching this one to stick with the "Mystery Science Theater" version, otherwise you're in for a snoozefest.

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