Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 27th, 2009

The director of TMNT is bringing the graphic novel property "El Zombo" to the big screen. The story is about a troubled Mexican Wrestler who bargains his way out of hell by agreeing to be the bodyguard of a troublesome teen. Um... okay.

The concept of a "Thriller" musical kind of cracks me up because well... IT ALREADY IS MUSICAL. Sure it's just a few minutes long, but that headline still cracked me up. What will they think of next, a "Rocky Horror" musical?

In Real People News: 

Albinos are still being killed by witchdoctors in Tanzania for their "magical properties" despite a government ban on the practice. And yet, Albinos refuse to move to a place with more white people. Might we suggest Scotland?

Now the Icelandic government has collapsed. If my days playing "Risk" as a child are any indication, we're all screwed.

Man tries to rape raccoon, gets his twig and berries bitten off in the process. I literally have no idea what to say about this story.

On this day in history: 

1992: Candidate Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers mutually accuse each other of lying about whether or not they had a 12 year affair.

Real Life 'Joker' Killer

Last night I was told the most terrifying story I had heard in the past six months. A young man, in Belgium, painted his face to look like the Joker, entered a local nursery and began slaughtering children.

You could just picture the brutality of the crime scene from this description by By Bruno Waterfield and John Bingham of the news website, Telegraph.co.uk :

"The 20-year-old assailant had a painted white face, eye shadow and ginger hair, and was wearing a bullet proof vest, witnesses said.

Box Office Special - Horror Continues Strong Run

For the third straight weekend there's been a new horror themed release, and for the third straight weekend genre fans have shown up. Most of the box office headlines have been about the continued success of a certain portly mall law enforcement official.

What nobody wants to re-make this?

Shriek of the Mutilated

A Yeti on the Hudson, could anything be more perfectly ripe for a 're-imagining'?

The Unsung Icons of Horror

With all the Jason talk going on these days, it's had me thinking a lot about some of my other favorite horror icons. Freddy, Michael Myers and Leatherface are always lumped into these as well. Others like Pumkinhead and The Tall Man from "Phantasm" are big favorites of some of the readers I'm sure, but honestly there are too many to name. Jigsaw from the "Saw" movies would probably be the latest character to reach icon status in the horror genre but even that is probably debatable. What about all those lesser known icons out there?

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