Between a Rock and a Hardwicke

If you're like me, you've not only caught TWILIGHT fever, but also TWILIGHT chills, TWILIGHT throat polyps and TWILIGHT cholera. Yep, I'm dying of TWILIGHT-AIDS and thank God there's no cure! Being such a huge fan, when I'm not writing TWILIGHT hardcore gay slash fan-fic, I'm following every little bit of TWILIGHT news...wait...no, I can't do this. I tried, and I can't.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 16th, 2008

"Terminator 5" has been greenlit, with both McG and Christian Bale attached, despite the fact that we still don't know if T4 is going to suck or not. Sure the trailer was pretty decent, but you should never go for more than a day without thinking "that dude directed both Charlie's Angels films". It helps to remind yourself of that every once in a while.

"Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever" makes it's way onto DVD in April of 2009, only 5 years too late. I am actually interested in it though, because the director Ti West also directed a fantastic little indie film called "The Roost". Should be interesting to see what he can do with some actual money.

Buffy co-star Charisma Carpenter to headline a horror film titled "House of Bones". The story involves some reality show ghost hunters. I pretty much stopped reading at that point and went and google image search her name. Well played on my part.

Here are some pics from "My Bloody Valentine 3D", due in theaters January 16th... which I just realized is exactly a month away. they're worth checking out to see genre vet, and all around pimp Tom Atkins back in action.

Rob Zombie officially signed to direct "Halloween 2". In other news, my childhood prepares to be pooped on yet again.

In Real People News: 

Microsoft has found a flaw so big in Internet Explorer, they're urging you not to use it until they can patch it. Hey, at least they're being honest now.

Store refuses to sell kids lightsabers in the UK because they "resemble toy guns", which apparently were banned as children's toys there recently. I have so many issues with this story, the least of which is the fact that there are still Woolworths around.

Apparently left with no other option to pass his drug test, a Florida man broke into the refrigerator and stole all the piss. Predictably he got caught, and is now far more screwed than if he had just failed the test.

On this day in history: 

1920: In Kansu, China, an 8.6 earthquake kills 180,000 people, mostly from building collapses. But 20,000 froze later because they were unwilling to reoccupy housing during the winter.

Horror Headlines: Monday December 15th, 2008

The remake of "Near Dark" has been put on hold because of "Twilight". Basically, although they intended to make "Near Dark" a gritty rated "R" picture, they felt that the concepts were too similar and that now is not the time.

Speaking of Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, it's turns out they're actually going to produce an original movie! Imagine that.

Scifi.com has a bunch of stills from Nicholas Cage's "The Knowing". I'm actually semi-interested in this film, but I have to admit I'm much more enthralled by Cage's full on "Marlin Brando-esque" transition into late-life insanity. I say we remake "The Godfather" and cast Cage, it would be the greatest comedy of all time.

Some cool retro-posters for "Perkins 14", which will air as one of the selections of this year's "After Dark Horror Fest". Perkins deals with what happens when the followers of an imprisoned cult leader are unwittingly unleashed on an innocent town.

It looks like a remake of "The Crow" is being talked about again. The original crow was of course played by Bruce Lee's son Brandon, who died tragically while filming the movie. There's been a couple of sequels and a couple of "crows" since then, the most recent being Eddie Furlong of "Terminator 2" fame. He's got my vote for this reboot, but I have to admit that it's only because he looks like this now, and well I think that statement speaks for itself.

In Real People News: 

A reporter in Iraq, seemingly unhappy with American foreign policy in the region, threw both of his shoes at George W. Bush during a press conference. If you watch the video evidence, you'll notice he got both shoes in before he was tackled by the secret service. If you ask me, they were giving him a fighting chance at hitting the pres, or at least that's the story I'm sticking with because it makes the video even funnier. (PS - Bush, despite all his flaws, is still as spry as a man half his age, apparently)

Sleep walking is so 20th century, because sleep emailing seems to be all the rage right now. Hey, I suppose it's the least offensive thing you can do with your computer accidentally while you're sleeping, but then again that probably depends on what's in these emails you're sending.

This British stage version of Hansel and Gretel where a whole bunch of kid's corpses are shown hanging in an abattoir sounds right up the alley of our loyal readers. If you want to go though, the government has decided you probably shouldn't take your kids with you, for reasons made clear by the pic at the link.

On this day in history: 

1952: Fashion photographer George Jorgenson has a Danish surgeon remove his man parts, in the what is generally recognized as the world's first sex-change operation. George later moved to New York where he became cabaret actress Christine Jorgenson.

Dexter 3.12 "Do You Take Dexter Morgan?"

And so it goes. Another season of Dexter comes to a close. Was it the best season? No. Was it the worst?

Twilight, with puppets...

It's kinda amusing. That Paramore song playing throughout is pretty aggravating though.

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