Horror Headlines: Thursday February 18th, 2009

Warner Bro's has shifted the release date of Richard Kelly's "The Box" once again, back a few weeks to November 25th, 2009. Guess they're really trying to find the perfect date for it, and if I had to guess why, I'd say it's because they're not very confident. Still, it's hard to judge because Kelly's first film Donnie Darko went through a lot of this same crap before being dumped into theaters, and that turned into a decent little cult classic.

Even Eliza Dushku seems to suggest that this horror film she's in "Open Graves" won't be very good, but hey, at least she got to spend three months on Spain, right? Plus, there appears to be some kind of bikini/beach subplot based on the photos, and there's nothing wrong with that.

BD has the exclusive first poster for "The Crazies" remake, which of course is sourced from the George Romero classic about a small town besieged by government agents and chaos. Release date, September 25th, 2009.

Rumor Control: Cary Elwes will not be returning for "Saw VI". I know you were all really concerned.

Wes Craven himself confirms that talks with Dimension have picked back up on "Scream 4", but that he's not 100% committed yet. Kevin Williamson is currently banging out a script, and Craven is waiting to see how it turns out before signing on. According to him, "when he's done we'll see what he has".

9 minute clip from "Red Sands", the supernatural war-themed horror film, released on DVD next Tuesday.

In Real People News: 

A Muslim man decapitated his wife last week in Orchard Park NY, and that's not even the interesting part. What's that you ask? Well he did it in the offices of the TV station they started TOGETHER, in order to dispel Muslim stereotypes. Hmmm... might want to call that one a wash. Also, it's the first murder in Orchard Park since 1986, which I find incredulous considering that's where the Buffalo Bill's play, and I would think they've sucked enough in the last 20 years to have inspired at least 1 drunken fan homicide.

Here's a really detailed and disgusting description of the human body part market in Lagos, complete with picture of severed legs in a bowl. You've been warned.

6 pound rat with 12 inch tail caught in China. Good thing he caught it before it grew to be 7 feet tall. Hey, I've seen "TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze", I know how this shit works.

I had no idea that there was a mystery about where Geronimo's bones are, and that allegedly the Skull and Bones Fraternity at Yale has his skull on display as a "trophy". Holy Christ those guys are terrifying. Not familiar with Skull & Bones? Check the Wikipedia, then hide under your bed because they're watching you.

On this day in history: 

1998: Lt. Col. Larry Wayne Harris (Aryan Nations) and William Leavitt are arrested in Henderson, NV for possession of the biological toxin anthrax, military grade, enough to kill an entire city. Their Mercedes is hermetically sealed by authorities and brought to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for hazmat.

Lost 5.6: "316"

Well, that didn't take nearly as long as I thought it was going to. After only six episodes, the survivors look to be largely reunited. The narrative continues to barrel ahead this season, so much so that there's less to time to dig into any one element. What's clear is that the creators have a lot of story they still want to get out.

Episode: "316"

Wii-Only "Dead Space: Extraction" Announced

Followers of the site know that I've drooled extensively over "Dead Space" for XBOX360 when it was released this past fall. Although slightly derivative of the most popular 1st and 3rd person shooters, it was an extremely tight experience that was off the charts on atmosphere. There are very few details on exactly what sort of game "Extraction" is going to be, but it still looks to still be quite intense:

Asylum's Latest, Jeremy London FTW?

You've most likely heard of "The Asylum" and just aren't aware of it. They popped up a few years back and made their name by making shameless cash-ins on mainstream movies (knowingly, of course). Basically they get about 10$ together, some slumming C-listers, and come up with their best "porn spoof name" to capitalize on a new release. Of course it's all cleverly planned out so the film is on Blockbuster's shelves right around the time of the theatrical release in question. And presumably (?), some people are actually stupid enough to rent it.

The Nuclear Edge - Life Soundtrack

What you see above is the newly released poster for the Iron Maiden "Flight 666" documentary that this site teased about a month ago. Feast your eyes on how sort of plain it is! Also, notice how conspicuously absent Eddie is. Might be the first Iron Maiden multimedia he hasn't appeared on...ever.

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