Friday the 13th (REVIEW)

"Halloween" and "Friday the 13th." Two iconic killers. Two memorable dates. Two remakes no one was sure were necessary. That's the new story of Michael Myers and Jason Vorhees. With the former having burst back onto the scene a little less than a year and a half before the latter, it's nearly impossible to ignore their connection. And after having seen the re-imagined "Friday the 13th" it's tough to believe that the new Jason will be embraced any more than the new Michael was before him.

Comics Creepshow 27: NYC Comic Con 2009

As per every year at the New York Comiccon, featured at the Jacob Javits Center, many people were practicing the art of cosplay- the art of dressing up and acting like your favorite fictional character (just check out Christine’s newest blog for evidence). There was an excellent Cobra Commander walking around, as well as at least four versions of Snake Eyes to give him a karate chop. Besides that, there were a few people sporting trench coats and masks decorated with rorshack paintings, in honor of the upcoming ‘Watchmen; movie.

Horror Headlines: Friday February 13th, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th ya cheeky bastards! I seem to remember some new movie coming out today, but I can't put my finger on the title... hmmmm....

Trailer for "Xombie", the online live-action comic series that has been running episodically for a while now. This new DVD has the entire thing collected in one place for you. The story is about a "sentient zombie amongst the living dead, trying to get a young girl home to her family after she mysteriously shows up in the middle of the wastelands."

Bill Moseley and Caroline Williams, both from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2", have joined the cast of Rob Zombie's "H2". Is there ANYONE left on earth who still enjoys films full of so many genre vets that it becomes distracting?

Promo Trailer for "The Descent 2". Still not sure what I think about them making a sequel to Niel Marshall's amazing film, but this looks better than I had expected.

Here's a hi-res shot of that pic that showed up from "Jennifer's Body" last week. Not a bad way to end the week, eh?

In Real People News: 

I'm warning you that you REALLY DON'T WANT to look at this picture of what OctuMom's stomach looked like with 8 babies inside. No, seriously, your pee brain is not prepared for what you will see if you click on that link. You've been warned.

Ex-marine beheads 5 year old son, says he did it because if he didn't than his son would never have "eternal salvation". Oh, okay then. That makes total sense.

Pedestrian hit and dragged 17 miles across Brooklyn. Investigators are now "retracing the route in an attempt to find boyd parts". Yikes.

On this day in history: 

1985: Japan's New Amusement Business Control and Improvement Act comes into effect. The law brings an end to Japan's innovative sex businesses (i.e., glory holes, strip bars, and public bondage), while protecting the traditional brothel industry. That's an improvement?

A Few Indellible Scenes From the Slashtastic 80's.

Eric's top 10 deaths from Friday the 13th got me thinking about my most memorable scenes from 80's slashers. It was harder to pin down than I thought. As much as I loved the genre, much of it has proven to be forgettable.

So, here is the one that has stuck most firmly in my mind for years.

Mark Vs. Eric, Street Fighter Style

As one of a minority among my friends that's actually excited for the long awaited "Street Fighter IV," I squealed with glee when I learned about this wacky viral feature on the official site called 'My Fist Your Face.' Basically, it's like any Jib-Jab type site where you choose a photo of yourself and it maps you onto something, in this case, in-game clips from SFIV. In what I am hoping foreshadows our epic drunken rematch at this year's Horror Hound Weekend my E-Honda takes on Eric's Abel.

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