Lost 5.7: "The Life and Death..."

There's a war coming, John, and if you're not back on the Island, then the wrong side is going to win.


Thus began a pretty wild episode. Let's jump in, shall we?

Episode: "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"

"Dante's Inferno" Looks Familiar

Since its cryptic unveiling in December, EA's action title (very) loosely based on the Inferno portion of The Divine Comedy has had gamers and literature nerds alike intrigued. Recently, a more detailed trailer and a handful of concept art pieces have been released, and many people have been left scratching their heads. The most recent trailer seems to bring to light a very liberal re-imagining of the story and characters, and some glaring similarities to more than a few mega-popular games from recent years:

Horror Headlines: Thursday February 26th, 2009

Both of the classics "Total Recall", and "A Neverending Story" are in the final stages of securing deals to be remade. I figured it's like a punch in the nuts, you might as well get it out of the way right off the bat. Now, let me rub some ice on th... wait, nevermind.

Looks like you're going to have to wait a while for that "Jonah Hex" adaptation, the official release date is now August 10th, 2010. The film is directed by Jimmy Hayward and stars Josh Brolin and John Malkovich (!). Based on an original comic series, the story concerns "the adventures of a Wild West Bounty Hunter whose horrifically scarred face and personality hide his honorable nature". There are also supernatural and horror themes in the books, but those are not mentioned so far in the official logline.

Empire's new cover has some spiffy new promo art for "Terminator Salvation", showing Christian Bale as John Connor and what looks like some type of robot arm gripping his head.

Dark Castle's original film "The Factory" has been pushed to an October 22nd, 2010 release date. The film, starring John Cusack as an obsessed cop on the trail of a serial killer, was actually finished last Spring. So, fess up DC, why the long wait?

Zombie children rule the day in new "[REC]2" image. And yes, I'm linking you to a Spanish site again. You could stand for some culture people, after all, you are hanging out on this site.

Mischa Barton plays an Engineer in the direct to DVD film "Walled In". In order to take on the role, Mischa graduated from the "Tara Reid School of Being a Scientist in Shitty Movies". Basically, you pay Tara Reid about $20,000, and she tells you to wear glasses. Ya, I kind of thought it was a ripoff too.

For Christ's sake people... am I really going to have to start reporting news on a Ouija board movie? Consider that your revenge for me battering your balls with remake news every day.

Wow, this should heal all of our wounds today, check out these amazing images from Vincenzo Natali's "Splice". The flick is being produced by his buddy Guillermo Del Toro, and is about a scientist breaking new ground with human/animal DNA splicing, who creates a dangerous "chimera" creature. I can't stress this enough people, out of all these stories, click on this link.

In Real People News: 

Vivid Video has offered the "Octo-Mom" Nadia Suleman 1 million dollars to star in a porn film. I really wish I had read that before I ate breakfast. Yikes.

Some guy in the UK had his laptop destroyed by an actual earthworm that climbed inside. I just wanted to post this with the hopes of erasing the mental image of the last story. Did it work?

No matter how smooth and rounded you make a videogame controller, someone will find a way to play it until they hurt themselves. This one is new though, as a skin disorder has just been invented called "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis".

On this day in history: 

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte slips past guards and escapes from his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France meeting very little resistance. One Hundred Days of rule follow, culminating in his defeat at Waterloo.

"Pig People" Trailer. That Happened.

If you want a horror fan to commit suicide, all you have to do is present him with the following formula:

Master P + His son Lil' Romeo + Horror Film = "Pig People".

In fact, when I reported on this the other day I nearly decided to quit this game altogether. Eventually I realized that might be a bit harsh though, so I figured I'd reserve judgment until I saw a trailer. Well, here it is:

Henriksen Talks "Near Dark" redux

You've gotta love Lance Henriksen, man. It's hard to think of someone else so willing to toil away in the direct to DVD horror world, while at the same time having some pretty serious cred with fans as a cult favorite. Dread Central recently spoke to him about a number of subjects, but the following quote caught me. I love his enthusiasm, but somehow I don't think he was the first person they called...

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