Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 6th, 2009

Sam Raimi's new reality show starts tomorrow (Wednesday January 7th) on the CW. I think I'll quote our writer Casey for the description... "It looks silly!"

A whole buttload of new stills from "The Descent 2", which is of course going on ahead despite the lack of Niel Marshall participation. I still don't have a ton of hope for this, but these stills are not bad. Not bad at all.

Sony Screen Gems is "auditioning" writers for a Direct to DVD "Hostel" sequel. Wow, I literally like nothing about that sentence.

This trailer for "[REC] 2" seems to be coming from nowhere... Although that could be because people are questioning its authenticity. I do know that there is a sequel in production, and that the original directors are returning. Any thoughts from those who have seen the original?

The director of "Horton Hears a Who" has been tapped to direct the "Jonah Hex" adaptation. I'll give you a moment to pick your brains up off the floor.

Here's a promo trailer for George Romero's new zombie film. Surprise! It's actually cheaper and stupider looking than "Diary of the Dead". I don't know how he does it, but he's still got that magic touch!

In Real People News: 

Still don't think that steroids shrink your balls? Just ask this former LA Rams Defensive linemen who took steroids for 20 years. And you think the condom conversation is awkward... just wait until you have to explain why your man-bits look like a movie theater hot dog.

Parents today aren't reading their children classic fairytales for fear of damaging their children. Jesus people, I grew up in the 80's and 90's and even I wasn't this much of a pansy. Reading about your grandmother getting eaten by a wolf is called "character building".

This Arab executioner really likes his job. And who can blame him, with the shit they put you to death for over there, he's got the safest job imaginable in this economy.

On this day in history: 

1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is struck in the knees by a man in Detroit with a collapsible baton. It is later determined that her one of her rivals Tonya Harding and her boyfriend were responsible.

Horror Meets Comedy Ep. 1 - "Blue Like You"

NOTE: The following episodes are listed in the order that they are designated on XBOX live, and do not neccesarily designate their order of release. The episode lists have differed on every site that I've looked at, including the XBOX site.

Netflix instant find:"The Devil Times Five"

Holidays at my job are positively glacial, both in temperature and pace. So much so, that I think even the Puritans wouldn't begrudge me an online movie break now and again. Whether or not they would've condoned my watching "The Devil Times Five" (a.k.a. "People Toys" a.k.a.
"The Horrible House on the Hill"); another matter entirely.

Horror Headlines: Monday January 5th, 2009

Well, it's the first full week of 2009, and also the start of this year's horror releases with David Goyer's "The Unborn" coming out this Friday the 9th. Our latest podcast episode will be recorded tonight, so you'll be seeing it in your podcatchers tomorrow morning. Barring any issues, it should see the return of the long-absent Jon Schnaars. Hope to see you there! In the meantime, on with the show.

Even more pics from "Terminator Salvation". McG's new trilogy-starter gets released May 22nd, which puts it square at the beginning of the summer Blockbuster season.

"H2" (or "Halloween 2") has a release date of August 28th, 2009. That puts it on Labor Day weekend, the exact time two years ago when the first one was released. Since that is not typically a big movie weekend (most people in the US are at BBQ's that weekend), the film broke weekend records with only about 30 mill in box office. I guess they're trying to bank on that again. The buzz is also that they were afraid of going up against "Saw VI" on Halloween, which says a lot for a film that shares it's name with the Holiday.

Also of note, Danielle Harris is rumored to be in final talks to return for "H2". Harris of course starred in both "Halloween 4" and "Halloween 5", and was a big surprise addition to the cast of the original "Halloween" remake. She went on in many ways to give the most stand out performance in the film.

Pics from Chan Park-Wook's vampire film "Thirst" have hit the web. The synopsis is pretty convoluted, but essentially it's about a priest who survives a deadly disease by becoming undead, and the ensuing mystery and love triangle that unfolds when his flock start to believe he has religious healing powers.

In Real People News: 

So wait... terrorists are going to try and use bugs to kill us? All they would need to get me is a big hairy spider... I'd probably have a heart attack on the spot. But ya, this is actually way more complicated and scary than that.

Underage girl calls in her own DUI. If only all drunks were this smart, or stupid... I guess it depends on how you look at it.

Researcher believes that Stonehenge was built as an ancient concert hall, citing odd acoustic attributes as proof. Since I prefer conspiracy theories to hard science, I'm sticking with UFO landing pad hypothesis.

On this day in history: 

1998: Congressman Sonny Bono dead from blunt force trauma to his head after a direct collision with a pine tree at Heavenly Valley Ski Area.

Patrick Lussier Talks My Bloody Valentine 3D

Patrick Lussier cut his teeth in the genre by serving as editor on the entire "Scream" series, and has since worked on such films as "The Eye", "White Noise 2" and "Darkness Falls". Now he's teamed up with Lions Gate and together they're getting ready to unleash a 3D "My Bloody Valentine" remake onto the unsuspecting public. Here's what happened when we sat down to talk about it.

We talked about it, and my first reaction was wasn't that the film where someone gets killed with wiener water?

So you guys ended up getting the R rating without any real problems. Were you at all concerned?

Well, with any R rated film it's a thing right? You're wanting to make sure that you're leaning over the edge but not falling into it.

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