Pieces (REVIEW)

If horror fans have learned anything over the years, its that history often repeats itself over and over and over again. Every successful "breakthrough" in the genre spawns imitators, most of which almost always flail hopelessly into obscurity before people can even become frustrated with their existence. However, on very rare occasions, one is able to find a diamond in the ripoff rough. "Pieces," an oft-forgotten slash-terpiece by Juan Piquer Simón, is such a diamond, if for all of the wrong reasons.

Lost 5.3: "Jughead"

Where'd that name come from? How about the Mark 17 nuke, the first hydrogen bomb mass-produced by the U.S. Read on to find out what an A-bomb has to do with the Lost crew.

Episode: "Jughead"

LAT: "Horror Sells," Again

There's an interesting article over at the L.A. Times today from writer Gina McIntyre. It's titled Studios Know: "Horror Sells," and in the piece McIntyre examines the resurgence of horror that is taking place in 2009.

42nd Street Forever: Volume 4

Some people look forward to Christmas, some people their birthday. Me? Well I look forward to whenever Synapse releases another volume of their incredibly exhaustive and excruciatingly entertaining 42ND STREET FOREVER series. I make myself a honey-baked ham, pop open some Manischewitz and kick back, enjoying every amazingly fun b-movie trailers these guys have found.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 28th, 2009

Alexandre Aja's "Pirahna 3D" has been moved to a 2010 release, after being bumped from its original 2009 slot last week. The move is being done because principal photography isn't going to happen until this Spring, and they want to make sure they have enough time to get the 3D effects just right. So it looks like this won't be the official "Year of 3D Horror" after all, which is good or bad depending on how you feel about it, I guess.

Speaking of 3D... the rumor on the scene is that a future installment of the "Saw" series, possibly the next one, will be shot in 3D. Although my first reaction is to groan, it honestly seems like the logical next step for the series considering the direction it's headed. This might actually keep things interesting for future installments.

I don't even know what to say about this book, titled "Pride and Prejiduce and Zombies". The title is genius enough. The Amazon description takes it a step further by saying that the story "features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action."

I can't lie, I get some cool, free schwag as the owner of a horror site. I have never gotten anything as cool as this package from New Line Cinema in honor of the new "Friday the 13th" though. What's a man got to do to get some Crystal Lake Love?

In Real People News: 

Former NSA official confirms what we pretty much have suspected, that you're being watched, and listened to, and followed at all times. This is how liberty dies people. Although by reading this, it becomes hard to not see that it's already dead.

Teenager attacks parents with two kitchen knives for taking her cell phone away. Two seems like overkill, doesn't it? Although I guess there were two parents, so maybe she was one step ahead of me.

8 Japanese men are hospitalized after consuming tainted blowfish testicles. This is nature's way of telling you a very simple rule people... DON'T EAT BALLS.

As if High Fructose Corn Syrup weren't bad enough for you already, researchers are reporting that 1 in 3 foods that contain it also have mercury. Is the corn industry literally trying to destroy us all?

On this day in history: 

1977: Star of TV's "Chico and the Man" Freddie Prinze blows his brains out at age 23.

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