Horror Headlines: Friday January 23rd, 2009

Even though I'm not a Rob Zombie fan, even I have to admit that this is a pretty interesting interview that Tim Sullivan did with Zombie recently. And by "interesting", I mean "infuriating to the point of tearing out what little hair I still have left". Read on to find out how he's going to do with Laurie Strode what he did with Michael in the first film (ie overanalyze her), and how he thinks if you have an opinion on horror films, you're a big jerkface.

New "Friday the 13th" posters. One is a giant pic of Jason's mask, and one is (from what I've read on other sites) oddly similar to a gang symbol. Hmmm...

When it comes to making slashers you can even go the subdued, John Carpenter's "Halloween" type route, or you can have a dude in a bunny suit. It's your move, filmmakers.

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans", starring Rhona Mitra opens wide today. On the red carpet last night, director of the original and current producer Len Wiseman talked about the possibility of the franchise turning into a TV series. And you know what? It's actually not that bad of an idea.

In Real People News: 

A cop was so excited about making his first arrest, he refused to stop chasing the suspect even though he had a tree branch stuck in his eye. Now that's dedication folks. Would you continue your job with a stick in your eye?

One British Cabinet member was overheard saying recently, "The banks are fucked, we're fucked, the country's fucked." He's no Barack Obama, but you have to give him credit for being something of a poet.

Another day, another violently homosexual hazing ritual at a high school. Apparently every football player in the country, every year, is sick on the day that their English teachers discuss the meaning of "irony". That's a weird coincidence, don't you think?

On this day in history: 

1996: A professional bungee jumper practicing for the Superbowl was killed during rehearsal. Laura Patterson, 43, died of massive head injuries at the New Orleans Superdome.

F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin Demo released

The sequel to the PC and XBOX horror tinged FPS hit "F.E.A.R." hits shelves this month. But, luckily for us the demo has gone live today! For those of you on Xbox, you can remotely add the download to your queue from here, and you fans of PC flavored bang bang can grab yours from here!

For those of you not keen to the franchise, the plot of F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin ripped straight from the demo site:

Knitting for Psychos

So, Mark sent me to this site to view these. WOW, Mark knows me so well!

First off, that whole website is awesome and has kept me distracted all morning. But look at those knitted masterpieces! Through the magic of google I have found numerous pictures of the infamous toys, but it's not entirely clear where they originate from. Perhaps a German artist? Well, that's the closest thing I could find to a realistic answer.

Iron Maiden Documentary!

Sundance 2009: Genre Movies and Oddities

As you might know, the Sundance film festival is going on this week. It's not much of a festival for horror films but a few always manage to slip in. We reported on the fainting-spell-inducing Grace a few days ago. Now lets take a look at a few other genre-related films making their debut at Sundance.

Dead Snow

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