New Hammer Horror recipe for success

Like many, I greet with cautious optimism the news of long dormant British horror/fantasy purveyors Hammer films jumping back into production.The recently introduced "Wake Wood" will probably veer well away from the studio's turn of the seventies style, that said, as a one-time rabid consumer of their product I would like to offer one small plea. It goes as follows...

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Episode 44 - "The Brood"


As if I didn't hate kids enough already, this week's selection is David Cronenberg's "The Brood".

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Horror Headlines 9/29/08

Paul W.S. Anderson is off of the adaptation of "Spy Hunter" because he's done the car thing "In every conceivable way, in every conceivable stunt, in the most spectacular practical fashion". Aww that's cute, he actually thinks "Death Race" was good! Goes to show you how far a little self delusion will take you in Hollywood.

Okay, nevermind, The zombie film Romero wants to make is actually "Diary of the Dead 2", and the way he talks about it, it sounds like it may not even get made after all. If it does though, he assures us with his synopsis that the internet will take a big part in the proceedings. Genius, take the worst and most misunderstood themes of the first film, and focus on them for the second! Seriously folks, this is just getting embarrassing at this point.

Screening dates for "My Name is Bruce"!, straight from The Chin himself. Expect one of our NYC writers to be hitting this up when it gets released.

Clive Barker adaptation about ax-wielding clowns?, I think I just peed a little.

See Jason unmasked!. Wow... just, wow. Who would have thought that the Jason in the remake would be so bad ass? And do I detect a bit of "Jason Takes Manhattan" in that makeup?

In Real People News: 

Radical Muslim cleric has a daughter who's a topless pole dancer. I don't know about you guys, but I smell the potential for some sort of wacky sitcom here!

You know, I just had a bad feeling about this free gas giveaway that was going on in my neck of the woods the other day. Guess my hunch was right!

I never thought I would utter this sentence but, this guy is the most badass dentist on EARTH. Man, wouldn't want to fuck with that guy!

I don't know about you guys, but I could read about dark matter all day long. Kind of makes me think Carpenter wasn't all that far off with "The Prince of Darkness". Okay not really, but there's your horror tie-in.

On this day in history: 

1976: At his birthday party, musician Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shoots his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest, trying to open a soft drink bottle with a .357 magnum. Owens survives and files a lawsuit.

Awesome Things On Etsy #1

I love etsy. In case you are unaware of the joyous joys that etsy brings, I will briefly explain.
"Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade."
So basically it's like ebay, but with no bidding and everything is hand crafted or vintage. So it's nothing like ebay. It's an amazing place and I find myself browsing for hours. People are so creative!

Heart Shaped Box

So, I just recently read "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill, and I must say that I am still reeling from the experience. In case you don't know, Joe Hill is Stephen King's son, and it was with much apprehension that I picked up this book. As somewhat of a lukewarm Stephen King fan, I was worried that Joe Hill's book would provide the same sort of slow moving, late to excite plot that I often find King's books to have. However, I was greatly (and thankfully) mistaken. This book was phenomenal.

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