Dexter 3.03 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

After a few episodes of laying the groundwork, this season's story arcs seem to be coalescing and Dexter finally looks like it's settling into its groove. Last week I worried that Dexter was getting too soft and likable but a few of tonight's developments point to him getting some of his edge back. The most significant is that in taking out a pedophile he spotted scoping out Rita's daughter he has for the first time intentionally broken his code to only kill other killers.

Ridley Scott to return to his SciFi Roots

The SciFi Wire reports today that Fox2000 has acquired the rights to Joe Haldeman's 1974 science fiction novel, "The Forever War". This will be Scott's first science fiction film since he directed "Blade Runner" and "Alien".

This folks, is news that makes my day!

"The Forever War" has long been one of my top 10 novels. This is one of those books that I tend to drag out and re-read at least once a year. It's that good.

Horror Headlines 10/13/08

Here are the winners from the Sitges Film Festival, and it appears that Jennifer Lynch (David's daughter) took home the prize for best feature. Check the rest of the winners at the link.

If I were Bruce Campbell, I think I would answer "Evil Dead 4" questions with a hearty "suck my balls". I mean come on folks, if it's going to happen, you'll be the first to know. All these years later though, Bruce still fields the annoying inquiries, even if he does it in a bit of a surly manner. At least his answers are always entertaining to read.

Send a message to your friends from Jigsaw... or you know, your mother, because that would probably be funnier. Either way, "Saw V" opens October 24th.

Clip from "Dead Space: Downfall", the prequel movie to EA Games "Dead Space". The prequel film will be released on DVD October 26th, and they warn that the clip at the link is "NSFW" based on some cursing.

The entire "Repo: A Genetic Opera" soundtrack will stream live today from 10am to 10pm. They're calling it a "listening party", and if you stop by to check it out, drop us a line in the comments and let us know how it worked out for you.

In Real People News: 

Man claims he's too fat for authorities to find a suitable vein for his lethal injection. That sound you hear is death row inmates everywhere stuffing themselves with any form of food they can find.

In case you were curious... hookers in Manhattan are not feeling the effects of the sub-prime crisis. No shit Sherlock, you don't become the world's oldest profession by not being able to survive economic downturns.

Why cut your husband's penis off for cheating when you can just pour boiling hot water all over it? YEESH.

On this day in history: 

AD 54: Roman Emperor Claudius I consumes a favorite mushroom dish prepared by his fourth wife, Agrippina. What he does not know is that the meal is laced with the toxin of the Amanita phalloides mushroom. Feeling ill the next morning, Claudius summons his personal physician. Unfortunately, the doctor happens to be a co-conspirator in the scheme, administering a colocynth enema which kills Claudius instantly.

My Top 10 TV Show Box Sets

We all know that if we need recommendations for a good horror movie, or any kind of movie in general, this site is a good place to look. Also, almost all the writers here review individual shows currently on Television, but what about DVD box sets? Currently, I have finished off every box set I have ever added to my Netflix queue, and unfortunately, my addiction to quality TV is still running strong. Here is a list of a few gems leaning on the fantasy side that I have caught up with over the years. Feel free to add some of your own. I need to build up my queue.

Box Office Special - International Delights

'Tis the season. For horror, that is. With All Hallows Eve a scant three weeks away, ghosts and ghouls are starting to take their place in the spotlight of popular culture. Horror is also creeping back into the theater, starting this week with "Quarantine." And, with a second place finish, the first-person zombie flick marked a successful return to the box office for horror.

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