Horror Headlines: Wednesday February 4th, 2009

FX man Gary Tunnicliffe, who has been involved in the "Hellraiser" series since 1993, took it upon himself to redesign Pinhead when he first heard there was a remake in the works... and it's freaking awesome. This is not "official", but hopefully the producers pay attention, because it rocks. Great story from Tunnicliffe on the process at the link as well.

Fact that should make you feel better about "The Orphanage" remake... Guillermo Del Toro, producer of the original, will be producing it. The notice from New Line also says they're pursuing a "high profile" leading lady.

At least the Platinum Dunes producers behind both "Texas Chainsaw" reboots admit that they were essentially "torture films" (their words), while explaining why they don't really want to make any more TCM's. Gotta admit, the honesty is a bit refreshing.

Stephen King thinks "Twilight" writer Stephanie Meyer kind of sucks. Okay so he was a bit more diplomatic than I'm being, but I'm just reading between the lines here folks.

Photo gallery from the huge "His Name Was Jason" signing last night in Burbank, California at Dark Delicacies. Let the jealousy commence.

In Real People News: 

With the new Google Earth 5.0, users can check out 3D images of Mars. I'm thinking we should just resign to Google being our dark overlord right now, because I'm clearly powerless when it comes to shilling for them.

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that this girl in the UK died after drinking 4 cans of Red Bull at a nightclub. I mean, that stuff's so healthy for you, I don't get it?

Would you be interested in owning your very own jet pack? Do I even have to ask? All you have to do is go to New Zealand and somehow procure $100,000. Small prices to pay, if you ask me.

On this day in history: 

1899: On patrol in the city of Manila, Private William Grayson shoots three Filipino soldiers when they fail to halt. The next morning, U.S. forces launch an artillery assault on the Filipino army, killing 3,000. Thus begins the three-year Philippine-American War, a brutal and disastrous campaign foreshadowing the Vietnam War.

Epiphany: Shia LaBeouf

First, apologies to Louis Fowler, I know this has sort of been his territory, but I thought it was important enough to share.

I was watching an episode of 'Freaks and Geeks' last night (still the best thing Judd Apatow has ever done) and one of the characters is railing against an unfunny school mascot. When the Norseman mascot is unmasked it is none other than a baby-faced Shia LaBeouf.

Viking Skull- Doom Gloom Heartache & Whiskey review

Over the course of its history, metal has become dense, convoluted. In attempts to display varying degrees of artistic competency, bands have woven together more ornate orchestration of instruments, more intertwined and breakneck melodies. Artists have tried to outdo each other's complexity, to create the perfect mix of sound and fury.

Then, there's a band like Viking Skull.

Anthony Masi Talks "His Name Was Jason"

Producer Anthony Masi seems to be the go-to-guy when it comes to honoring 80's horror classics in Documentary form, and he's done it again with the newly released "His Name Was Jason". Read on to find out his motivation for the project, trying to get Kevin Bacon to agree to an interview, and getting the rights to the footage from Paramount.

I guarantee you people would know who Jason was more than the President.

So I see you've done a lot of work on DVD special features. Was that something you set out to do?

The Netflix Instant Watch Tracker

With the advent of Netflix and their 'Instant Watch' setup, their streaming video has set the internets on fire! Combine this fact with the recent capabilities to stream your Netflix Instant Watch queue to your Xbox 360 or the Roku Roku Digital Video box, the service is in even more demand.

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