Horror Headlines: October 22nd, 2008

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Teri Polo, of "Meet the Parents" fame, has signed on to star in Joe Dante's "Hole", to play the mother of a 14 year old boy who discovers a bottomless hole in their basement. I think if I were him I'd be more horrified at the fact that my mother had one of the hottest Playboy shoots ever. Also of note, anyone ever read "House of Leaves"? Actually a semi-similar concept to this. Fantastic book btw, in case you haven't read it.

"Grace" is a film starring Jordan Ladd, that concerns a mother who loses a child and decides to carry it full term, only to have it mysteriously come back to life after birth with a thirst for blood. Sounds... nasty. Some words from the screenwriter and pics can be found at the link.

In a not very surprising move, Showtime has extended it's hit show "Dexter" for another 2 seasons. The Season 3 premiere, which happened a few weeks back, was the biggest ratings winner in Showtime's history. The previous high? The season 2 premiere. The show stars Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz and Jennifer Carpenter and follows blood spatter expert Dexter, who also happens to be a psychopathic vigilante serial killer.

I was just thinking about the French animated film "Fear(s) of the Dark" yesterday, wondering when I'd hear the next piece of news on it. Well, here's a new clip to feast your eyes on. According to the link, "Fear(s)" is actually in a limited theatrical release in the US as we speak. Anyone see it playing near them?

Here's a clip from the "Friday the 13th" remake, played at last night's Spike Scream Awards. This is literally the first thing I've seen from the Friday redux... I have to know what you guys think, yay or nay? I'm not sure how I feel about the original music being used. Didn't seem to jive very well with the super slick cinematography. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

In Real People News: 

Miss Louisiana arrested for a good old fashioned "dine and dash". What, you mean someone with a prestigious a title as hers isn't afforded free meals at Denny's? What kind of crown is that anyways?

I have to admit, this supposed footage of a UFO taken in Turkey over the summer is pretty fascinating. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good alien sighting.

On this day in history: 

1934: Notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd dies of multiple gunshot wounds in the back, after a shootout with the FBI at the Conkle Farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

FRINGE 1.06 "The Cure"

THE FRINGEY SCIENCE

At the end of this episode, when Olivia confronts Broyles, she brings up the fact that he called her emotional and implied that it was her character flaw. This seemed to be the theme of tonight’s episode, focusing more on personal drama, as opposed to Fringe Science.

AC/DC--Black Ice review

(quick note: Yeah, AC/DC's not technically metal. Still, they're one of my favorite bands dating back many years, and so many metal acts draw from them that I couldn't help but review this album.)

Hesitant? No, I don’t believe it. That’s just one of a long list of words that I never thought I would ascribe to an AC/DC album. It’s just plain impossible. I immediately went to my CD rack and grabbed three albums that I figured would help me narrow my focus, convince me that what I was thinking couldn’t be true.

I suffer from Earworms

And now you can too!

Earworm = "is a term for a portion of a song or other musical material that becomes "stuck" in a person's "head" or repeats against one's will within one's mind."

Horror Headlines 10/21/08

Director of "Pineapple Express" to direct genre film. It will be called "Freaks of the Heartland" and will be about a Middle American Town that's hiding a secret involving... you guessed it, freaks!

Zack Snyder is still haggling with the studio about the budget for his epic zombie film "Army of the Dead", that he describes as being in "long lead preproduction". The film concerns, according to Snyder, "all out zombie war", but also follows a father's attempt to protect his daughter from the hordes of undead.

Rumors are flying that Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to be in "Predator 3" once he leaves office in California, assuming he doesn't take any other political position elsewhere. Honestly, nothing would surprise me from the man at this point.

Weird new "Punisher: War Zone" poster. What is that, like 8 posters for this film now that's probably going to suck anyways? Can't blame them for lack of effort I suppose.

Hotline Media, a company I have never heard of, is reportedly in negotiations with Universal to acquire the assets of Rogue Pictures, their independent and genre wing. What does this mean? Well if they do, they'll suddenly be responsible for releasing and/or developing "The Strangers 2", "Castlevania", "The Unborn", the "Last House on the Left" remake, and the comic book adaptation "Hack/Slash". Whew, that's a whole lot of horror that could possibly be changing hands very, very soon. Let's just hope they care about these projects... well, maybe not Castlevania, I think I'd be alright if that one fizzled out.

John and Drew Dowdle, directors of "Quarantine" and "The Poughkeepsie Tapes", have been picked as the first writing/directing team for "Night Chroncles", M. Night Shyamalan's plan to produce three thrillers back to back. Night will be picking the writers and directors, choosing the storylines, and then sitting back and letting them do their thing. Should be interesting for a notorious control freak.

In Real People News: 

Ever want to read the diaries of a real life Hangman? Well now you can! Well, not you exactly, but I bet you someone's pouring over those bad boys right now.

If you were in prison and looking to get high, would you smoke weed that was hidden in some guy's fat folds? Ya, me neither.

On this day in history: 

If you were in prison and looking to get high, would you smoke weed that was hidden in some guy's fat folds? Ya, me neither.

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