Larry Fessenden ("Wendigo", "The Last Winter") is replacing John Carpenter on the episode of "Fear Itself" titled "Skin and Bones". No word on why Carpenter has dropped out, but I'm gonna venture a guess it might have something to do with the train wreck involved in moving a previously R-rated horror anthology to watered down network TV. That, of course, is all speculation on my part.

"Midnight Train" (whose middle name was formerly "Meat"), the latest Clive Barker adaptation, is going straight to DVD. We announced earlier in the week that it had it's name changed and date shifted, and now it seems like the company, "Maple Pictures", has decided to go straight to DVD shelves. Bummer for Barker fans, I guess.

I caught this flick on the Sci-fi channel one day called "Rest Stop". It was like... too good to actually be on the Sci-fi channel, yet not good enough to actually warrant me watching the entire thing. Well, now they've made a sequel titled "Rest Stop 2: Don't Look Back", and here's the trailer. Yup, it looks just about the same. And it gets a Blu-Ray release? Really?

"Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" is the latest joint from TROMA vet Trent Haaga and his buddy Chad Ferrin. You may remember the two teamed up a few years back for "The Ghouls". Well, now they're back on the indie train and this time they're trying something different, a pretty radical online distribution method. I can't say if the film will be any good or not, but we're always interested in people using the internet for new and exciting things. So, check the short interview at Fango's site to find out what they're up to.

"Hack/Slash" finally has a writer and his name is Justin Marks. He joins friend of the site Todd Lincoln (director), to form the creative team behind the comic-book adaptation about a sexy chick who hunts slasher killers. Not to state the obvious here but, sign me up!

Finally, some clips from "Zombie Strippers" to um... sink your teeth into? The film stars Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson (what's left of her), and will get a very limited theatrical release April 18th.

Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with my foot.

From MTV News:

“I pulled a rotator cuff in my hip,” Shia LaBeouf said, gesturing to his waist. “It’s the only time in my career I’ve ever been injured. What happened was, because the injury got worse and worse as the movie went on, I pulled my groin also. [The groin] is not a good thing to have anything happen to.”

Uwe Boll, king of German tax loopholes and director of nigh unwatchable film versions of videogames, in a recent interview with FEARnet.com said that he would stop making movies if one million people signed a petition that's been circulating online. I think you all know what to do.

Here's the link to the petition.

The official site for "Repo: A Genetic Opera" has launched today. I perused it for a few minutes this morning and I have to say, very nicely designed. So, check it out at the link.

You know it's a slow news day when I'm reporting news on the latest "Starship Troopers" sequel. Click here for an interview with the film's visual effects director for some info on the film's baddies, as well as a bunch of behind the scenes photos.

Darren Arnofsky, writer/director of both "Pi" and "Requiem For a Dream", is working on a pilot for AMC called "Riverview Towers", about a family who moves into an apartment building where lots of supernatural activity is happening. The pilot is currently in the developmet stages, and has not yet been picked up.

"Zombie Strippers" is getting a limited theatrical release on April 18th. The film stars Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson. I'm guessing you won't see this at your local family theater, but those of you with seedier multiplexes in your area might have actually have a chance to check it out.

Lions Gate has made one of their smartest moves in recent memory, by changing the title of Clive Barker's "Midnight Meat Train" to the decidedly less gay-porny "Midnight Train". It's strange when I have to report a story about a studio actually making a good decision. Also, the film has been removed from their upcoming release docket.

Leave it to Maddox, the owner/creator of The Best Page in the Universe, to make a pretty great spoof trailer as an indictment of all of those awful, shitty, horrible, offensive "Movie" movies that have been coming out over the last few years. And, I have to agree with the poster quoted in the trailer when he says, "I hope these guys die from some type of nutsack cancer".