Horror Headlines: Friday February 6th, 2009

Although not a horror film, "Watchmen" gets released wide in the US today, and I'm sure a lot of our fans will be interested in seeing it. Here's hoping it turns out half as good as it looks.

April 16th, 2010. That's the date that Platinum Dunes plans to release its "Nightmare on Elm St." remake. So, now you know.

Here's the trailer for Jake West's Indie film "Dog House. West's last film was "Punpkinhead 3" for the Scifi, and before that he directed "Evil Aliens". The story of "Doghouse" concerns a group of friends who take a vacation to a small town in the UK, only to find out that all the town's females have been infected with a virus, which based on what I saw in the trailer turns them into zombies.

I think I could get into an adaptation of this "Ghosts/Aliens" book. It's literally about "two pothead friends who set out on a question to discover both ghosts and aliens". It just got picked up by Paramount Vantage, and along with a feature film version, Comedy Central will be prepping a television show based on the property.

Wes Craven describes the villain in his film "25/8". He says he's: "a figure who lives under the river, sleeps under the bridges... eats bark". And there we have it, the secret of his anger. You'd be killing people too if you had to eat bark. That's just nasty.

In Real People News: 

What we have here is a classic story of man meets woman through personal ads, they make a connection, and she bites his tongue clear off. She was at least nice enough to put it in a plastic bag and hand it to police officers when they arrived. Ain't love grand?

It looks like the popular drug therapy of the 90's, using MDMA for psycho-therapeutic reasons, is making a comeback in Post Tramautic Stress Disorder patients. MDMA is the main ingredient in the party drug "Ecstasy", and had been used for years in therapy before it was outlawed in the 90's.

A Chinese athlete has given up dozens of medals after finding out she's really a man. Yes, you read that right, SHE JUST FOUND OUT that she's not a woman. This link must be clicked, if only for the "no shit, Sherlock" picture provided.

On this day in history: 

1918: The US naval vessel "Cyclops" vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle.

The Inglorious Bastards (REVIEW)

In 1967 Robert Aldrich delivered a war film that managed to succeed financially despite a growing tide of anti-war sentiment among the American populous. The film featured a formidable cast including Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, and Jim Brown amongst others.

The Class of Reanimator High

The following image was released to Fangoria couple of days ago. I haven't posted about it because when I saw it blood shot out of my nose and I passed out for about 48 hours. Now that I've awoken and gathered my thoughts, I decided to put them down the best way I know how, with childish notations in Photoshop.

This is a publicity still for the new "Reanimator" inspired television pilot currently being shopped around Hollywood, titled "Herbert West: Reanimator". Here's the synopsis:

Netflix Streaming: Phantasm

Now that even Mac Elitists like myself can gloriously stream movies to our computers straight from Netflix.com, with no extra charge above the base plan fee, the service has become invaluable to me as a horror fan. While there tends to be a lack of quality new releases, you'd be shocked how many classic, and not-so-classic horror and scifi films have been uploaded to be watched instantly. The quality is very high and as long as you've got a decent connection, the actual streaming is pretty flawless.

Sneak Peek at Left 4 Dead DLC

It's been almost two weeks since I posted something about L4D, and we all know that it has been killing me. Thankfully, IGN has posted a handful of videos of the "Survival Mode" that will be included in the free DLC coming "sometime this spring."

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