Horror Headlines: Friday January 16th, 2009

"My Bloody Valentine 3D" opens everywhere today. If you don't know whether or not it's playing in 3D near you, your best bet would be to check Fandango.com. Just type in your zip code and get started from there.

This is a cool "Underworld" auction, where you can bid on actual screen used props from all three "vampire vs werewolf" films. Kind of neat.

"Zombieland", the epic zomcom starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, is having an open casting call for zombies in Southern Georgia. Do you have what it takes?

The Thomas Jane starrer "Mutant Chronicles" has been given an R by the MPAA for "strong bloody violence and language throughout". It gets released wide on April 24th, 2009.

The domestic trailer for "Outlander", which as we told you yesterday gets released in two weeks here, January 23rd. Have I mentioned that I absolutely love the concept of this film?

In Real People News: 

A group of Kamikaze geese take down an Airbus A320 filled with passengers leaving New York's LaGuardia airport yesterday, forcing the plane to land in the Hudson River... in January. It appears at this point that no one died, however several of the male passengers did report the "worst shrinkage they've ever had".

I don't usually report Amy Winehouse stories but this one's too good to pass up. When a resort recently refused to serve her any more alcohol, she she started crawling around like a squirrel and stealing people's drinks who were trying to enjoy their dinners. Oh, you little scamp, you!

No matter how much these crazy cat-lady stories disgust me, I always read them. Is there something wrong with me?

A bunch of physicists, presumably high as kites, are starting to gather evidence that our reality is really just a 3D hologram being projected from the other side of the universe. Holy shit blood just started to shoot out my nose.

The Nuclear Edge - Big Day for Metal

By now, you've likely all seen the news. Metallica is going to be enshrined in the rock and roll hall of fame April 4th in Cleveland.

I'm acutely aware of the varying opinions of Metallica in the metal community, and I know that debate will rage on for months and year and decades more. Still, I stand that this is one of the biggest days in heavy metal history.

Box Office Special: Trends for 2009

As the resident "guy who talks about the movie business," I have felt a little slack in my duties for not getting a 2008 year in review post up. But, with several factors conspiring against me, I'm taking a pass on the whole issue. Besides, it's already the middle of January, and around BGH, we look forward, not backward (and always, twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom). So in that effort, I'd instead like to look at several box office trends related to horror that I'll be keeping an eye on throughout 2009.

My Zombie Pin-up

It's a new year and that means it's time for a new calendar. Instead of going for the fluffy kitten calendar from that kiosk in the mall for the fourth year in a row, might I suggest something a little different, something like cheesecake shots of leggy, half-naked, decomposing zombie girls. Yes, it exists.

Horror Headlines: Thursday January 15th, 2009

This is what we in the industry call a "slow news day" folks. Feel free to post any other stories you happen to have found in the comments.

Some nice, hi-res pics from "Friday the 13th", which hits theaters February 13th, 2009.

So it's kind of hard to tell from this story, but it kind of sounds like Linda Hamilton will be returning for "Terminator Salvation", at least in voice form. I don't speak fluent "douche" so it's kind of hard to determine what McG's trying to say here.

In Real People News: 

This story is partly significant because it's another incident of a dentist fondling a woman's breasts, which I find happens far too often for me to ever trust a dentist again. It's also interesting because when one woman wrote a letter to complain, he sent her a card with a cartoon rabbit on it that just said "Oops". Genius my friend... sounds like a foolproof plan to me.

Who knew that porta-potties are so flammable? That will make you think twice before lighting up in one.

An Alaska lottery designed to help sexual abuse victims was won by a convicted sex offender. Can't they do anything right up there? Must be all the fumes coming over from Russia.

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