Horror Headlines: Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Two stills from the "Last House on the Left" remake, which officially looks too slick to me to even come close to following along the lines of Craven's original. Given the young, semi-famous cast, it's also hard to believe that the intensity will remain. What do you guys think?

Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have dropped out of the "Jonah Hex" adaptation over our old buddy, "creative differences". So, looking for a directing gig? They're looking for a summer 2009 release, so better get your resume in fast!

Check out the trailer for "Run! Bitch Run!", the latest in the recent wave of low budget 70's exploitation style shockers to come from the depths of the underground. Unless of course you're at work, in which case I would definitely recommend waiting until you get home. Consider yourself warned.

DVD artwork for "His Name Was Jason", the documentary that will be released just in time for the "Friday the 13th" remake in February. It will not be part of the new box set, but will retail all by it's lonesome.

A "Ghostbusters" ride is in the works at Universal Studios for next summer, which will mark the 25th anniversary of the film.

In Real People News: 

If you continue to pleasure yourself in between bouts of wrestling with police officers who are trying to stop you, you're either on some serious drugs, or just really dedicated. Or maybe, I suppose, a touch of both.

And another live taken by Viagra... as a 70 year old woman killed her husband with a machete because she suspected him of having affairs. I would have just congratulated the guy for being able to handle that kind of action at his age, but that's just me.

On this day in history: 

1977: Hillside Strangers, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr, abduct, abuse, and kill three women: Kristina Weckler, Sonja Johnson, and Dolores Cepeda. The two killers would dress as Los Angeles police officers to gain the women's confidence.

Entry3: "Feast" is Delicious, but I Have Complaints

Alert! Spoilers Ahead

If I were a weepier kind of man I would most certainly now be weeping.

I have, as of today, officially caught up with the casts and am already missing the list of 'new-to-me' episodes that has greeted me each day. For weeks this has been my guilty pleasure; football on the weekend and BGHorror to fill in the gaps. I have had a fucking blast!

FRINGE 1.08 "The Equation"

As if in response to our constant complaining about the 'Fringe' formula, the show's creators offered us something different for this episode. Our wish to get a better understanding of who is actually pulling the strings has gone unanswered yet again, but this episode did offer something for viewers to sink their teeth in. Well, at least that is how I felt.

JCVD

My friend Steve is the 80's action guru. He salivates every time Dolph Lundgren talks about uniting all the old 80's ass-kickers for one big celluloid Buttkick-a-thon. That said he is fired up about JCVD

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, October 19th, 2008

At the end of the day, Bruce Campbell isn't really interested in doing "Evil Dead 4", or a remake of the original. Now please, for the love of all that is sweet and holy, STOP ASKING THE MAN.

Corey Haim has landed an acting gig in the film "New Terminal Hotel". Not surprising, since it also stars Tiffany Shepis and the two of them got engaged recently. Other familiar names in the film include Ezra Buzzington ("The Hills Have Eyes" remake) and Stephen Geoffreys ("Fright Night"), and it follows a writer who has his former boss and studio executive literally "on ice" in a hotel.

Universal Pictures has greenlit "Tremors 5: The Thunder From Down Under", to take place in Australia, and presumably go direct to DVD. I think I will watch a "Tremors" movie no matter how bad it is. Is there something wrong with me?

In Real People News: 

Speaking of Australia, if you live there, you totally missed your chance to get happy ending massages covered by your insurance. Or, maybe you didn't ;) Either way, captain buzz kill is here to ruin all the fun.

Alberto Gonzales and Dick Cheney have been indicted by a grand jury, in Texas of all places, about Cheney's ties to a company called "The Vanguard Group", and their abuses of prisoners in the state. The former Attorney General Gonzales, naturally, was indicted because he tried to stop investigations into the company. Of course this won't go anywhere, but it will be nice to see the two of them squirm a bit.

It didn't happen in the US, but people are starting to shoot themselves on their respective stock exchange floors. Maybe that will spur a turnaround. After all, what better way to realize "it could be worse" than by staring at a dude's brains splattered on the wall?

On this day in history: 

1703: The Man in the Iron Mask dies in the Bastille. He was a prisoner of Louis XIV, forced to wear a black velvet mask, and his identity has never been revealed.

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