Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 3rd, 2008

Leave it to Paramount to fuck up yet again. Here they are finally making up for the lackluster "Friday the 13th" box set they released a few years ago - granted only to make money off of the remake - but the announcements of Part 1 being uncut and Part 3 being in 3D had me excited. Well, don't get too worked up yet, because they still insisted on making their own shitty covers to replace the amazing old poster art. On top of that, it's revealed that Part 3 will have NO SPECIAL FEATURES... unless of course you count a trailer, but since it's not 1998 I don't. Looks like I'll be making a tough decision when this gets released early next year.

Pictures of Tiffany Shepis from her new film "New Terminal Hotel". Other genre vets starring in this pic include Ezzra Buzzington, Stephen Geoffreys and Corey Haim.

"Punisher: War Zone" director Lexi Alexander is up for the directing gig of the "Jonah Hex" adaptation. Her reason for interest centers mainly on Josh Brolin, who is still waiting for a director to be picked before he will officially sign on. I would be excited for this, except I've seen the trailer for "War Zone" and can't shake the feeling it's going to suck. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

Maybe you can make sense of the promo reel for "Paris By Night of the Living Dead", which is essentially a French Zombie/Action/Martial arts film.

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Next time you go hunting, make sure you killed that Deer before you approach it... because it may just come back to life for a short time and try to kill your ass. It's like the ending of every slasher ever, only with antlers.

If you have horses make sure you lock them up... because this dude wants to have sex with them. That is all.

Film producer makes "Gay" version of the bible to make some sort of statement. This should be interesting.

This story is pretty amazing. NHL player uses press to make bold statement about his "sloppy seconds". That guy is officially cooler than everyone.

On this day in history: 

1984: Methyl isocyanate leaks from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located at a slum in Bhopal, India. The gas kills 4,000 people and injures 200,000 others, many of whom were permanently blinded or disabled.


The other working title for this episode was "NOPE, IT IS NOT OVER YET", and by that I mean my suffering.

I actually get yelled at for watching 'HEROES' now. I am usually at my girlfriend's house and she and her brother will end up saying "Oh, Stop with the HEROES", on Monday nights.

A week or two ago, I would shrug off the complaints, and remember back to the time I watched Season 2 straight through, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Most people disliked Season 2 and I eagerly burned right through it.

So why does watching season 3 feel like a chore?

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, December 2nd 2008

Rob Zombie is back for "Halloween 2". Oh, that's way better than the visionaries who made "Inside". Oh wait, no, no it's not.

Really sweet throwback poster for "Night of the Demons", the remake currently in post production from Adam Gierasch. The remake has a similar story to the original, and stars Shannon Elizabeth, Diora Baird, Monica Keena, Tiffany Shepis, and will even have a cameo from Linnea Quigley.

"Thankskilling Turkey" comes to us a little late, but they still get an A for that title. Genius. Okay... maybe not genius, but certainly ballsy in it's obviousness.

Guillermo Del Toro is working on a stop motion adaptation of the Raold Dahl children's book "Witches". This is of course on top of the mountain of other projects, which some have claimed will have him booked for roughly the next decade. I know he's sort of a fanboy's dream, but is anyone else starting to resent him for sticking his finger in too many pies? I say enough with the announcements, it's time to shit or get off the pot.

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This real life restaurant is sort of like the one seen in "Waiting", except you know, creepy and filled with actual sexual harrassment. Turns out it's not as funny when Ryan Reynolds isn't the one showing you his balls.

A leader at a Christian University charged for grabbing the junk of an undercover officer at a park known to be a gay cruising spot. There's not a lot of leeway for denying that one.

So, do you find this young, shirtless, quite strapping depiction of Hitler that aired on Dutch TV recently to be offensive? I'm not sure. The show's creators claim it was supposed to be a statement on the European travel industry or something. I just can't get over Hitler's abs... this guy's been using his ab-roller.

On this day in history: 

1938: Albert Kessel and Robert Lee Cannon put down in California's brand spanking new gas chamber.

Horror Headlines: Monday December 1st, 2008

Due to my own screwup we weren't able to record episide 52 of the podcast last night as planned. The tentative plan now is to record Tuesday night, but that's not 100% as of yet. For updates you can follow me on Twitter for all the latest up to date information.

Has the success of "Twilight" led to renewed talks for a "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" movie? I'll let the wild speculation begin.

Here's a glimpse at some concept art for the big screen adaptation of Steve Niles' "Wake the Dead". Looking pretty good at this point, and he seems to be 1 for 1 as far as kickass adaptations go, so I'm going to keep an eye on this one.

The producers of the first two are still pulling for another "X-Files" movie, despite the relative failure of the latest one that was released this last summer. They seem confident that DVD sales will convince the studios to make another one. What do you think?

In Real People News: 

Police in China shocked when they pull over armless driver. And since this is China, it goes without saying that he lost both arms in an industrial accident.

Schoolboy goes into convulsions after 24 hour World of Warcraft bender. Perhaps there is a certain natural selection aspect to this game we're missing here.

Eye for an eye, literally, in Iran. A man who blinded his wife with acid will be blinded by acid himself as a punishment under Sharia code. I don't know what's more shocking, the punishment or the fact that they're actually avenging something that happened to a woman.

And it wouldn't the the week after Black Friday without a story about some scumbags fighting over toys. This time with twice the handguns! If you picture this whole thing going down like an action movie in bullet time, it becomes infinitely more hilarious.

On this day in history: 

1947: Infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, dead in Hastings England, aged 74. He wrote that "for nearly all purposes, human sacrifice is best". Crowley also appears on the cover of Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, and had a heavy influence on a young L. Run Hubbard, who would go on to found the wacky McCookoo pants "religion", scientology.

Dexter 3.10 "Go Your Own Way"

Ladies and Gentlemen. It's taken ten episodes and innumerable eye rolls and sighs of exasperation but I'm pleased to announce that in this episode, finally, Maria and Angel's subplots both tie into the main story. It's a proud moment. Maria's subplot even looks like it might turn out to be the key to Miguel's downfall. Angel... well, he did his best, bless his little porkpie hat.

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