The Sword--concert review

Last night as promised, I drove across the river to Revolution Hall to see The Sword. First off, a note about the venue. Revolution Hall is relatively new, it’s only been there for a year or so, and this was my first opportunity to see the place from the inside. Spectacular. While it’s on the small side, the Hall is not only clean, but very well organized with a single bar recessed into the wall. On top of that, there is a balcony that wraps around the stage, giving perfect sightlines just about everywhere in the place.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 21st, 2009

Whoopi Goldbergh to star in online web series on FearNET? Apparently Obama's inauguration yesterday has sucked us into some kind of alternate dimension.

"Babysitter Wanted", a brutal looking film recently picked up by Anchor Bay, will get a limited theatrical release on February 6th, 2009. The very next day it will be available on DishNetwork's Premium PPV service. Posters and some more info at the link.

Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of Joss Whedon's "The Cabin in the Woods", a film that Whedon has had no shortage of boasting on in recent weeks. Don't recognize their names? I didn't either, but they're very recognizable character actors. A quick google or IMDB search should clear that up for you.

Although I'm as close to Judd Apatow burnout as the rest of you, this is still pretty sweet news to me. Apatow and SNL's Bill Hader want to make a slasher film. Hader to me is one of the most underrated of the current crop of SNL cast members. Also helping their case, he describes it as "... Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad." Um... wow. It's still in development at this point, but we'll be sure to let you know if there are any more developments.

Well, it's official... "Friday the 13th" is on your television airwaves, and that link will take you to the first 4 TV spots. From here on out I have a feeling it's going to be non-stop hype... so better buckle up folks.

In Real People News: 

New Zealand's new prime minister John Key broke his arm in two places at a New Years event, and shook the hand of 100 rugby players before seeking treatment. Nothing like the feeling of emasculation first thing in the morning.

Little boy killed at Monster Truck show, and the whole thing goes right along as planned. Hey, you expect them to stop something as important as a MONSTER TRUCK SHOW, just because some little wimpy kid died from a piece of shrapnel?

On this day in history: 

1793: The King of France, Louis XVI, is guillotined at age 39. An early "urban legend" has the King months earlier suggesting a slant and bevelling of the blade, for better cutting action.

Episode 58 - "My Bloody Valentine 3D"

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The crew butts heads over My Bloody Valentine 3D, and debates whether or not RealD will ever rise above the level of cheap parlor trick.

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Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 20th, 2009

Alexandre Aja will not make his original release date of July 24th with "Piranha 3D". It seems the film will still be going through some finishing touches, and won't be ready. He does assure us though that he will make a 2009 release.

MonstersHD, the closest thing we've ever had to a full-fledged, uncut horror movie channel, is officially dead. A message on their site broke the news today. It's unfortunate news for horror fans, as the channel aired many horror films in HD before they were even released on Blu-ray, making it a premiere destination for DishNetwork customers. That apparently wasn't enough to keep it afloat though. If you own DishNetwork, be sure to write the company and let them know that you're unhappy about it.

Adam Green teases "Hatchet 2" on his Myspace with a poster. The first one was definitely flawed, but it was undeniably fun so I would love to give this series a second go.

The phrase Straight to DVD "Amityville" sequel along the lines of "Ghosthunters" isn't helping my current stomach issues one bit.

In Real People News: 

Planning on attending Obama's innaugural Pig-Sex Orgy? Bad news, the DoubleTree hotel chain has shut it down. Damn, now what am I going to do today?

Ax swinging Juggalo (or, fan of the Insane Clown Possee for those not in the know) gets convicted for murder. Meanwhile, my petition to have all fans of ICP thrown in jail for having horrible, horrible taste is still being ignored. Where's the justice in that?

On this day in history: 

1942: The Wannsee Conference is held in Berlin, determining the Final Solution of European Jews.

Grace Leaves 'em Fainting at Sundance

The word from Sundance this weekend is that the film Grace, produced by Hatchet-man Adam Green, actually caused two audience members to faint. The film stars Jordan Ladd as a mother-to-be who, after an accident leaves her unborn baby dead, decides to carry the baby to term and give birth to it stillborn. After being born, the baby miraculously comes back to life but with more of a taste for blood than Similac. Sounds like this could make for a nice second half of a double bill with Inside.

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