Horror Headlines: Monday December 8th, 2008

The screenwriter working on "Creature from the Black Lagoon" dropped some information in an interview recently that suggests the original director Breck Eisner is off the project. He also says that they're writing the script from a "scientific" angle, basically trying to explain what the "creature" is and how it got that way. I know it's early, but that's officially the stupidest thing I've heard all day.

Here's the trailer for "Dead Snow", a zombedy set during WWII and featuring Nazi zombies. This all looks fine and well, but am I the only one that would really want to see a serious film about Nazi zombies? It's not that much of a stretch considering how much Hitler was into the occult, no?

I'm nominating Sigourney Weaver as a replacement for Robert Englund... at least in the sense that you can't believe anything she says in interviews. When she sat down with MTV recently, she claimed that FOX is trying to find a way to do a movie with Ripley, but essentially a different science fiction story than the "Alien" universe. That shit doesn't even make any sense (and I paraphrased it). I'm linking to Arrow in the Head b/c they pulled the quote and I'm lazy. Just try to ignore the incoherent fanboy ramblings below the actual quote.

In Real People News: 

Man stabbed to death in Malaysia because he refused to share the Karaoke mic. I guess we need to add that warning to the travel guides.

Make sure to do your research before you decide to steal the church collection plate. You may just have the one priest in the world who runs marathons. Busted.

On this day in history: 

1980: Beatle John Lennon shot by a lunatic, Mark David Chapman, outside Lennon's apartment in New York City mere hours after receiving the Beatle's autograph. The National Enquirer is roundly criticized for publishing a fuzzy photograph of Lennon in his coffin, much as they did for Elvis Presley.

Dexter 3.11 "I Had a Dream"

I was expecting a few things from this week's penultimate episode of Dexter but what I got was the one thing I wasn't expecting. A ho-hum episode. Granted a ho-hum episode where a lot of big things happened but somehow, a few of the big events we've been waiting all season to see were dispatched in an oddly perfunctory matter. Dexter finally kills Miguel and the scene isn't much different from any other killing scene. He finally reveals to him that he killed his brother and all we get are a few Jimmy Smits moans?

Episode 52 - "Freaked"

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The entire crew gets Freaked and Louis Fowler has a bone to pick with the show.

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A Potentially Inflammatory Look at "P2"

I remember way back in 2007 when "P2" was released. Oh, it feels like only yesterday... I can recall a vague feeling of 'blah'. Blah: another "thriller". Blah: another psychopath stalking some dumb broad. Blah: a weak plot, forced nudity and subpar action. Then I let it slip from my mind. "P2"? Isn't that a stupid faux slasher in a garage? For some reason I decided to "watch it now" (bless the 360). My tune has dramatically changed.

Comics Creepshow 18: Jonah Hex V2

In the Horror Headlines section of this site, there has been a lot of talk about a big screen adaptation of JONAH HEX. This movie may or may not get made and it may or may not star Josh Brolin. It is in that phase of limbo, where the possibility is very high that it might get scrapped altogether. But why make a film of the JONAH HEX comic to begin with, and why is HEX worthy of discussion on a horror site?

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