Reality is Terrifying- Rock of Love Bus!

Dexter is over for this season. Lost isn't on yet. Fringe, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica are still on break.

So what can we use to escape from the mundane prison of our everyday lives?

The Unborn (REVIEW)

Having sat through "The Unborn," it seems a virtual impossibility that writer and director David Goyer had any part in bringing either "Batman Returns" or "The Dark Knight" to the screen. So poor is the direction, so shoddy the performances, so unyieldingly boring the writing that part of me worries that the stench of this film will somehow taint my treasured memories of Batman's breathless heroics simply by association through a common creative presence.

Comics Creepshow 23: Asylum Press

Demented.

When searching through reviews online for images to use in this week’s column, that adjective stood out. Demented is the perfect word to describe the many comics put out by Asylum Press. And, there are many comics brandishing the Asylum Press banner, which is intriguing, considering that Asylum is an independent publisher, and that from the books I have read, the majority of their titles are written by only two men- Frank Forte and Robert Steven Rhine.

Horror Headlines: Friday January 9th, 2009

David Goyer's "Unborn" opens wide in theaters today, so if you're in need of a horror fix that's one you can check out. We'll be reviewing it this weekend for the podcast, so you should be seeing that next week. Here's today's horror news:

Pics from last night's "My Bloody Valentine 3D" premiere. And apparently Katy Perry was there? I have no idea why, but so was Jessica Alba and that's something I can not argue with.

I have to say I'm pretty intrigued by this "Last House on the Left" remake trailer. It seems to follow the original pretty faithfully until about a quarter way in, where it starts to take off in a few new directions. It actually looks decent though, and although I'm sure it can't live up to the depravity of the original, I always thought Craven's film to be pretty boring (torture not withstanding). Plus, they get major props for using a creepy piano version of "Sweet Child 'O Mine". I'm dying to know what you guys think, thoughts?

Josh Brolin is really, really into the guy who made "Horton Hears a Who" directing the "Jonah Hex" adaptation that Brolin is starring in. Not only that, but Brolin had a lot to do with him getting hired, even though he's never directed a live action film before. This has potential to be pretty fascinating whether it turns out good or not, so I can't wait to see development kick into gear.

BD interviews Derek Mears (the new Jason Voorhees) on the red carpet of the MBV premiere last night, about a few interesting things including recent reshoots that went on. While reading the synopsis at the bottom of the page though, it kind of struck me that this is almost like a sequel with the exception of the characters not knowing who Jason is. Should be interesting to see how that theory pans out come February 13th, 2009, when it finally gets released to the masses.

In Real People News: 

Woman leaves husband who had given her a kidney to save her life, man demands kidney back in return. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty reasonable. She cheated on him too, in which case I probably would have just taken the kidney back myself.

First the "Montauk Monster", now the "Beast of Exmoor? You know, if all kryptoids would be so nice as to wash up on the shore for us to look at, my job might be a little easier.

The guy who invented Barbie was a total perv. Can't say as I'm terribly shocked about that.

On this day in history: 

1570: Ivan The Terrible, thinking that the town of Novgorod on the verge of defecting to Poland, commences a massacre on its citizens that lasts five long weeks. Every day men, women, and children are brutally murdered by flame or thrown in the Volkhov river. Estimates vary between 15,000 and 60,000 killed.

The Nuclear Edge--Assorted Nonsense

-So my friend and I got wrapped up the other day in a conversation about some of the "could have beens" in music. Almost like a Marvel comics "What If," but with even less bearing on actual events. For example, "what if Rage Against the Machine had listened to us and gotten Chuck D to be their new singer?"

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