Horror Headlines: Thursday, October 6th 2008

"Zombie Allegiance" trailer. ZA is a low budget zombie film from Writer/Director Tony Nunes. I'm usually not a big fan of these, but comical George Bush masks get me every time.

Steve Niles is currently writing a sequel to "30 Days of Night"... the movie. The character of Stella would be the focal point, meaning they will hopefully get Melissa George's fine self back for the role.

Freaky pictures from David Goyer's "Unborn" (LINK FIXED). The film concerns a woman dealing with a spirit that is slowly taking posession of her soul.

Check the trailer for "The Broken", from this year's After Dark Horror Fest.

Poster for Joe Dante's "The Hole", in 3D. The film concerns a family who finds a bottomless hole in their basement, that I'm guessing leads to all kinds of spooky stuff.

A sequel to the Spanish film [REC] will start shooting in November. The original directors Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are returning, and will be shooting under the Filmax banner, the company which was responsible for the first film.

In Real People News: 

This economy is so bad, even prostitutes are feeling the pinch. Of course, I'm sure the fact that she's 58 has nothing to do with it. No, that can't possibly be it.

Have you found out your wife wasn't a virgin when you married her? No worries, it's nothing a little murder/suicide can't clear up.

Pheasant kills biker... that is all.

On this day in history: 

1989: Kitty Dukakis, wife of Presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, is hospitalized for drinking rubbing alcohol. According to Hunter S. Thompson, "She was a really good advertisement for speed for twenty-six years."

Midnight Movie (2008)

So "Midnight Movie" opens in my neck of the woods (at the Village East Cinema to be precise) on November 7th. It's getting a super limited theatrical run. That really makes me want to see it. One problem, I think it looks dumb. Does it look dumb to anyone else?

15 Minutes of Video Game Deaths!

I'm mid-way through my second playthrough of EA's Dead Space, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. As the game became more challenging, I came to notice one of the most underappreciated aspects of a game: the death scenes. Naturally, when you're playing a game, you want to avoid death at all costs, but in today's games, death is often inevetable. Thankfully, a game like Dead Space makes the experience less...errr...painful by offering up dozens of unique eviscerations to take the edge off.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, October 5th 2008

Oh Jesus... now Romero's making a zombie-western, set on an island. I officially have no interest in this film, who's coming with me?

The director of the "Donnie Darko" sequel is understandably sensitive about how fans are going to react to the film. At the link, some interesting thoughts about following up the unlikely cult classic.

First pictures from the Stephen King adaptation "Dolan's Cadillac"... or as I like to call it, "Christian Slater looking like a pimp".

So see if you can follow me on this one. The director of "Bend it Like Beckham", Gurinder Chadha, is making a horror comedy titled "It's a Wonderful Afterlife". The play on the classic Jimmy Stewart film follows a "British-Asian mother whose obsession to marry off her daughter comically leads to serial murder." That is officially the most multi-culti thing we have ever reported on here.

John Carpenter's "RIOT", starring Nicholas Cage. More at the link... sounds pretty interesting.

In Real People News: 

Japanese scientists think they might be able to clone a frozen woolly mammoth. In other news, if they do this I'm never buying a car again. It's all mammoth for me baby!

It's official, we have our first "Dexter" copy cat!... it sounds like there was a little bit of Jason thrown in there too. Hey, I guess if you're going to kill someone you might as well learn from the best.

Meth in the trick or treat bag? No thanks. That's almost as bad as Casey and his religious pamphlets.

On this day in history: 

1605: Parliament is scheduled for detonation in the notorious Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholic conspirators attempted to roll back protestantism in England. Thirty-six barrels of black powder were uncovered in the cellar, and fuses were found in Guy Fawkes' pocket. In consequence, Fawkes was beheaded. Britains now celebrate his death with warm beer and fireworks.

Timothy Friend

Timothy Friend is the writer/director of a great little Indie feature called "Bonnie and Clyde Vs Dracula". After getting an early look at the film, I decided to track him down and see how exactly he came up with this wacky concept. The results are as follows.

The concept of the film is pretty out there, where did you first get the
idea from?

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