Horror Headlines: Tuesday, November 4th 2008

Malek Akkad announced this past weekend that there will be a theatrical sequel to Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake. There were rumors a while back that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the Frenchie frogs behind "Inside" would be directing, but that info is nowhere in the official announcement so I'm going to wait before claiming that one as fact.

Warner Brothers is (once again) test screening Mike Doughterty's anthology film "Trick 'R Treat", which if I'm not mistaken is coming on over 2 years on the shelf. Man, if you pulled your head in and out of your ass that many times, do you think you'd ever be able to get the smell out?

"Freddy Vs. Jason Vs Ash 2", in comic book form, is currently in the works from the original writer of the mini-series. I never checked it out but I had read that it was based on what was supposed to be the script for the proposed film. Have any of you guys read it? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

"Creepshow: Raw" is an online series of 6-8 minute shorts based on the original "Creepshow", and directed by Wilmer Valderama. Here is the trailer. Valderama is "Fez" from "That 70's Show", and "douche" from "real life". Also of note, this is indeed being produced by the same people that raped Romero's original film with "Creepshow 3". If you're still reading, you have a stronger constitution than I do.

In Real People News: 

Convicted felon shoots boy with AK-47 from behind door on Halloween. Police say he thought he was being robbed... by an 8 year old boy with a Halloween mask on. Not sure, but something sounds fishy about his story. Plus, is it even legal to own an AK-47?

Holy crap, real life "Maniac Cop"? Except MC is a fun B movie, and this is a horrific, hard to read story. Hey, just trying to take your mind off the election. Worked, didn't it?

Nazi graveyard discovered in Brazil. You see, after WWII a lot of Nazi's fled to South America from Germany to try and hide from war crimes charges. Some of them had attempted to organize a Nazi resurgence, but they were too distracted by umbrella drinks and hot asses.

On this day in history: 

1986: The Iran-Contra Scandal is first reported in "Al Shiraa", an obscure Lebanese magazine. The public would come to learn that millions had been paid for US weapons and equipment for Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages in Lebanon. Profits were illegally channeled to the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.

Dexter 3.06 "Si se puede!"

Tonight on Angel- the sergeant continues his attempt to woo the sexy vice cop, but finds out that she has a few “tricks” of her own.

No?

How about this:

Tonight on Maria- will the Lieutenant have to burn an old flame when she finds out he might be abusing his power?

Let's try again.

Tonight on Rita- unwittingly dating a serial killer can be murder but could a new job in real estate be right up Rita's alley?

Box Office Special - The Year the Violence Died

In the interest of some more prolonged horror discussion, I'm going to pass on this week's top 5. Bang it here if you want to see the box office numbers for the week. My brief assessment:

Winners: "HSM3," for maintaining the top spot; "Changeling," for widening with moderate success; "Chihuahuas," for straying relevant in week 5 of release; "Secret Life of Bees," for staying relevant in week 3, and "Max Payne" and "Eagle Eye" for making their investment back domestically.

Horror Headlines: Monday, November 3rd, 2008

It's Monday morning folks and that means a weekend's worth of news! Eric is out this morning taking care of a misplaced tooth mishap, so I've been let loose from my shackles in the DVD cave!

For those of you tuning in this morning for the Bloody Good Horror podcast, fear not! The show will be uploaded later this evening!

In the meantime, sit tight. Let's get this Monday rolling!

Shock Till You Drop brings is two new teaser posters from the upcoming After Dark Film Fest! First is "The Broken" starring Lena Heady, the next is "From Within" starring Heady's "Terminator" co-star Thomas Dekker.

Midnight Movie, the indie slasher slaying attendee's of a midnight film festival gets a hand full of limited release dates.

With the recent success of "Dead Space" in both game and video formats, EA Games announces that they have partnered with Universal Studios for a new horror franchise, "Dante's Inferno". Bloody Disgusting reports that both the game and movie involve a journey through the depths of hell.

Kevin Smith confirms that "Red State" is next. "The space movie isn't quite ready yet and won't be ready for a little while, and then we haven't even thought about casting. If I put in it, I have to wait until Seth [Rogan]'s free, and Seth, as we all know, is a very busy actor right now."

In Real People News: 

A Glastonbury teen has changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. In response, England's Douchebag alert system has been upgraded to 'mango'.

Vancouver Police are searching for a man who attacked to men with a hatchet over the weekend. For our Vancouver readers, if you see Jason Vorhees in your backyard, don't be a hero. Lock the door and call the police.

A Newcastle woman was forced to have her leg amputated after being attacked by her pet Magpie. Overheard from the grave of Director Alfred Hitchcock was the ghostly words, "I told you."

On this day in history: 

1957: The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite; a dog on board named Laika was sacrificed in the experiment.

An Ode to Fancy Jon

The following sonnet, as we talked about on this week's podcast, was sent to the BGH main contact email by a longtime listener and friend of the show. Clearly, we have some erudite listeners.

Without any further ado, here's a poem by Changwa Steve.

How Schnaars Saved the Internet: An Ode to Fancy Jon

The internet's a sticky Stygian lair
Where seed through fierce grips is vainly spilt
While fleshy buttocks squirm in padded chairs
And crusty gymsocks mop away the guilt

And selfsame wankers turn with claws befouled
To forums where they air their fetid brains

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