True Blood 1.01 "Strange Love"

Hi everybody and welcome to the BGH True Blood blog. You might have noticed we're beefing up our TV coverage here at BGH and I'll be with you for the next 12 weeks as we have a look at HBO's new vampire show. Before we take off, I should probably check my baggage to give you an idea of where I'm coming from.

Horror Headlines 9/9/08

Today begins our assault on the horror television landscape, as at least 1 BGH writer has been assigned to all the major TV shows currently debuting and/or returning. If you look up to the blog roll, you'll see Casey with his thoughts on the season 2 debut of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" that happened last night, and I'll be posting tonight about the debut of J.J. Abrams' "Fringe". So if you're watching, stop in and let us know what you thought in the comments section.

Writer/Director Jonathan King ("Black Sheep") is gearing up for his next project titled "Under the Mountain". In the past he's described it as "The Thing" for teenagers, which I wasn't very excited about hearing. On the other hand, my man Sam Neil ("In the Mouth of Madness", "Jurassic Park") has been cast as the adult lead, and that's never a bad thing.

"Body in a Dumpster" wins the award for this week's film I'm reporting on simply because its name makes me giggle. What's it about? I have no idea, you'll have to investigate yourself at the link.

Brad Dourif will absolutely be the voice of Chucky in the "Child's Play" remake, as well as having somewhat of an expanded 'live action' role from the first film. At the link, Writer/Director Don Mancini also mentions that none of the deaths will be repeated from the first time around, and Chucky's look will be changed a bit to bring it into a more modern framework.

Chuck Palahniuk, the man who wrote the original novel version of "Fight Club", as well as the soon to be released "Choke", tells MTV he wants to write a "Tales From the Crypt" like comic book story. Apparently, he's already been approached by a publisher and the wheels are in motion. Sounds pretty sweet to me.

In Real People News: 

This story just solidifies the fact that I do NOT want to have a bachelor party with strippers. When did something so fun turn into something so violent and wrong?

On a little lighter note. What would you do if you woke up to a burglar rubbing food spices all over you and whacking you in the head with a sausage? Giggle uncontrollably? Either way, the man escaped and discarded the sausage, which was promptly eaten by the victims' dog. So much for forensic evidence.

Mental patient escapes, rapes teenage girl, and then it is discovered that the staff allowed him to amass a huge collection of horror and porno movies while he was incarcerated. Oh jeez, this isn't going to be good for any of us.

On this day in history: 

1942: On orders of Heinrich Himmler, Auschwitz prisoners are forced to exhume and burn 107,000 decaying corpses from the camp's mass graves. They are cremated in gigantic, open-pit bonfires.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2.01

Monday night marked the return of Sarah and John Connor and their pet android Cameron with the Season 2 Premier: "Samson & Delilah".

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (REVIEW)

Everyone knows someone like Mandy Lane. The girl who, once awkward and unattractive, comes into the first day of school having gone through a transformation. Walking through the hall as if in slow motion, you can practically hear the mating calls given off from every male in the school, and in today's day in age, even some of the females. The rest of her high school career is spent riding the line, between her new found attention and popularity, and her life long friends left in the dust.

Box Office Special - Unmitigated Fail

$51 million dollars.

That's it. There's the box office report. That's how much the top 12 films combined made this week. Nine films have made more than that in their opening weekend this year.

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