The Outbreak: Would you survive a zombie attack?

According to the movies, being a fan of the genre is the second best way to survive an attack by any horror movie monster (the best way, natch, is to be a virginal high school girl with lots of slutty, druggy friends).

Chuck 2.01 "Chuck Versus the First Date"

Chuck Versus The First Date

It's season premiere time again, this week bringing the brand spanking new season of NBC's "Chuck" starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, and Adam Baldwin!

Andrew Green

On October 14th EA will launch what may be the most anticipated original horror gaming IP since Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine first laced up their boots in 1996. It's called "Dead Space," and it will center on a rescue mission, set in a future of space travel, where an engineer named Isaac Clarke must venture to a once lost mining ship to find out what went wrong. Call it "Biohazard" meets "Event Horizon." As with many prominent game releases, EA has put a great deal of energy into promotion, a large part of which has been a community outreach effort (of which this very interview could be considered a part) as well as some high quality free content offerings that flesh out the story of the game. At the game's website you can watch interviews with developers, check out trailers and gameplay footage, and watch original (and graphic) animated videos. EA also tasked a team with creating a free interactive horror gaming experience, called "No Known Survivors", that allows players to explore the world and the back story of "Dead Space." Andrew Green played an integral role in the formation of EA's marketing strategy for "Dead Space," as well as the design and implementation of "No Know Survivors." He took some time last week to talk with Bloody Good Horror about the process of creating and marketing an original horror game.
Would you describe your role as focusing more on grassroots or do you try to stay away from that word?

Horror Headlines 9/30/08

Apparently the first teaser poster for "My Bloody Valentine 3D" was rejected by the MPAA for being too bloody, so instead they're going with this one, which is basically the exact same thing only with a toned down red color. Whew, glad we averted that crisis! What would we do without the omnipotent guidance of the MPAA?

The "Vacancy" prequel will be titled "Vacancy 2: The First Cut". While I'm one of the few who truly enjoyed the original, a prequel seems pretty pointless. But hey, what do I know.

Some guy named John Johnson (?) is remaking "Plan 9 From Outerspace" as a serious film based on Ed Wood's original screenplay, and will reportedly not "resort to camp or parody". While it seems pointless to remake "Plan 9", this certainly seems like an interesting direction to take the project. Thoughts?

Today's awesomely named Indie flick of the day? "Satanic Panic". Fango has the scoop at the link if you're interested.

So, apparently Tim Burton's "Alice" adaptation is farther along than we thought (well, at least than I thought), because here's the first still. Nothing too exciting, but it does give us a shot of our adorable lead Mia Wasakowski, who some of you may have seen on the HBO series "In Treatment", as a 14 year old anorexic gymnast. She was actually really good on that show so I'm looking forward to this for more than just the obvious reason (aka Johnny Depp as "The Mad Hatter").

Interview with the director of "Train", where he explains the NC-17 rating the film has received and just what happened to the "Terror" part of his title.

In Real People News: 

18 year old hires hitmen to kill his mother so he can buy his girlfriend a boob job with his inheritance. And the plan would have worked too, if only the weapon of choice wasn't "a small wooden baseball bat". What, like one of the ones they give away at bat day?

Somali pirates hi-jack Iranian ship off the coast of Africa, and quickly start to die off from a mysterious disease. Sounds like there was some kind of funny business going on with that ship, maybe this is a case for Mulder and Scully?

What's that smell? Oh, I guess it's just a bag of dead cats in my neighbor's house. Sounds like an ordinary day in NYC to me.

On this day in history: 

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten dares to publish editorial cartoons containing Islamic prophet Muhammad including a bomb in turban image. These toons spark Muslim protests, violence, riots and death across the globe. Mobs burn down the 10-story Danish Consulate in Beirut.

Dexter 3.01 “Our Father”

On this week's episode of “True Blood”, Sookie and Bill have a romantic encounter where Bill mythbusts more vampire lore and Sookie is torn between the desires of her aching loins and the cold glare of her purity ring, Jason has sex with an anonymous woman while fantasizing about being butt raped by a vampire and Lafeyette calls somebody “honeychile”. I'm assuming. Yes folks, now that there's a good horror-themed show on Sunday nights I'm ditching “True Blood” like a preemie at a prom to cover the most lovable serial killer on pay cable, “Dexter”.

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