Comics Creepshow Vol 1

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about comic books is that all comics are filled with muscle men in spandex, whipping out bad puns, as they beat each other to death. For many people, the world of comics is embodied by the old Batman TV show, staring Adam West.

MadWorld on Wii waxes Philosophic

I've posted comments about the upcoming Wii splatterfest "Madworld" a few weeks ago, but that doesn't mean I'm not waiting for it with baited breath every waking hour until the ever-elusive Q1 2009. Yesterday, The Escapist pointed out that some are worried that "Madworld" will tarnish Wii's family friendly image.

Horror Headlines 8/13/08

"Antichrist" is a "dark psychological thriller" about a couple who loses a baby and as a result moves into an isolated cabin in the woods. Casting news today as we find out that Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Defoe will be playing the couple in the film. I guess you're going to have to suspend your disbelief that anyone could tolerate being around Defoe's face long enough to marry him, but hey this is horror we're talking about so I guess we're already ready to make that leap.

After watching this clip from Frank MIller's "Spirit", I'm more confused as to what I'm supposed to think about this project than ever. Guess we'll find out this Christmas, when the film finally gets released.

Do you live in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, and have an evil looking kid? Then you should have him/her try out for the "Children of the Corn" remake that's currently being cast for the Scifi channel. More info about the casting session is at the link, and they'll be shooting in September. Of all the random places on earth, I've actually been to the Quad Cities, so I can attest to the fact that they won't have any problem finding freaky looking people. What's going on with you Midwesterners anyways?

Remember when Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon were still super hot? If you don't you should check out the film "The Witches of Eastwick", starring those two and Cher, who play witches whose relationships with a playboy (Jack Nicholson) goes wrong when their magic gets in the way. The reason I'm recounting all of this? ABC has ordered a pilot based on the film, to simply be called "Witches of Eastwick". This easily gets the award for today's "most out of left field" story".

Darren Lynn Bousman would really like to direct the next Leprechaun movie, and even has a "great" idea as to where it would go. After "Saw II - IV", and now "Repo: A Genetic Opera", you'd think this guy had done enough to rape our eyes and/or ears... but you'd be wrong.

Not sure how I missed this, but here's the trailer for Ed Sanchez's "Seventh Moon". I would kind of like to have seen more of what's actually taking place in the movie, but this is still pretty sweet.

In Real People News: 

2 million dollars to have a "sorcerer" put a hex on someone for you? Somewhere there's a witch doctor walking around with like 4,000 goats. Lucky bastard.

The only rule in the baby fight club, is that everyone gets a nap afterwards... oh and a wiffleball bat to beat the shit out of your opponent with.

The "Creepshow 2" raft monster is back in Idaho! I recall reporting this story last summer too. Apparently now it's bigger and nastier than ever. Welcome back buddy!

On this day in history: 

1521: After an 80-day siege, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés captures Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards fail to discover Montezuma's treasure, they torture Cuauhtemoc by pouring hot oil over his feet. The emperor responds by asking, "Am I on a bed of roses?" They hang him three years later.

"Bitch Slap" and a "Grindhouse" Rehash

As I lazily surfed the interweb today I happened across a film called "Bitch Slap". This is the first I'm hearing of it. What caught my eye was, aside from the goofy title, the tight poster art. Click to view more pics etc.

Is it possible that this film could successfully pay homage to exploitation genre? I'm sad to say my hopes aren't too high. A good exploitation film seems like a simple formula. I suppose for the most part it is. I also think it's super easy to screw up.

I have a new blog!

Just as a mini-note, I put up a temporary blog on Tumblr to give me a place to post about my professional/cultural musings that don't fit so well here (as if that ever stopped me) until I can really light a fire under my ass to finish my work with Wordpress. If you're the sort of person that wants to get to know me via links and snippits, swing on by Not A Fuggin Web Guru @ marknewell.tumblr.com. Thanks!

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