So I finally watched “Saw”

So it wasn’t until recently that I started watching horror movies frequently again. When I was a youngin I would spend just about every Friday night at home watching horror movies and not being able to sleep. Into my teens I would rent just about anything I could get my hands on, the weirder sounding the better. Then a little movie called “Scream” came out in 1996 and satirized the films I grew up loving. Sure it was great for the horror genre and it was sort of funny to see them play off of all the standard slasher stereotypes.

Horror Headlines: Monday January 9th, 2009

Romero says "...of the Dead" is about... Palestine? Oh dear. I think I've run out of ways to say that "Diary of the Dead" was one of the preachiest films I've ever seen, so this is not good news.

Teaser poster for the Stephen King adaptation "Dolen's Cadillac", which is being directed by King veteran Mick Garris. There's also a detailed synopsis at the link, much too long to paraphrase here.

It seems like there's deleted scenes from "Friday the 13th" in this new web spot. Let's just hope the topless water skiing makes it in the final cut... for obvious reasons.

Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" has garnered some pretty good buzz in the past few weeks due to a few lucky people actually being able to see it. Now comes word that the studio is testing both a PG-13 and and R rated version. Not sure what I've ever heard of a studio doing this, but I'm sure it's not the first time. Let's hope they make the right decision.

In Real People News: 

Florida is a "modern day Ponzi scheme" according to this professor. Makes me feel great about my current choice of home state.

Deer smart enough to wander into a PetSmart when it needed medical care, remained calm while being treated, and then got up and ran out. The story omits the part where it got smashed on the highway 10 seconds later. I don't know if that actually happened, but one can only assume.

Man robs convenience store, steals two beers, sits down on the bench outside. This one, sadly, also comes to us from Florida.

On this day in history: 

1979: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts, rapes, and murders twelve year old Kimberly Leach of Lake City, Florida. He takes her from her junior high school, where she had been elected runner-up Valentine Queen the day before. Kimberly's remains aren't found for eight weeks. It is for this murder that Ted Bundy is sent to the Electric Chair ten years later.

New Friday the 13th Part 2 DVD: Worth it?

This is part of my continued look at the new special edition DVD's for Friday the 13th Parts 1-3, recently released by Paramount Pictures. Is this new disc for the second film worth your cash?


THE FILM
And he was just about to get some too.

My Name is Bruce (REVIEW)

The idea of having Bruce Campbell - the actor - fighting off some type of real life evil ala "The Three Amigos" is so simple and genius that it's kind of amazing no one has ever thought of it. It must have been in the back of Bruce Campbell's mind for a while though (or perhaps, his nightmares) because he has now executive produced, and directed a film about that very subject. It's called "My Name is Bruce", and after months on the festival circuit, it's just about to hit home video via Image Entertainment.

S. Darko Trailer

Okay so it's more like a teaser for the sequel to the cult classic starring Jake Gylenhaal, but it still looks pointless. No Richard Kelly? No thanks.

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