Horror Headlines 9/18/08

Brett Ratner is rumored to have been offered the gig directing the remake of "Conan". In related news, he's eternally grateful for those classes he took in mind control. How else would you explain the fact that studios seem to think he's a good director?

Apparently, the Kevin Costner flick "The New Daughter" is going to be an R rated monster movie. Now that's a sentence you don't read every day.

HBO has picked up "True Blood" for a second season after only 2 episodes. For my part, I'll continue to be glad I canceled the channel while reading Shelton's weekly reviews of the series.

New poster for "Repo: A Genetic Opera". The quality of the movie remains to be seen, but I'll be damned if the artwork for this campaign hasn't tickled me in all the right places.

Among a list of 4 young no-names being added to the cast of "The House on Sorority Row" remake, is one of interest; Carrie Fisher. Yup, Princess Leia has joined the cast of the remake, to play the house mother whose death and subsequent cover-up drives the events of the film (assuming at that it's faithful to the original).

The next "Amityville Horror" film will be direct to video, and have something to do with the internet. Man, there are so many things wrong with that sentence I don't even know where to start.

In Real People News: 

Taking a trip to Switzerland? Well good, then you can stop at the Winterthur resort, where you can dine on dishes made with "Mother's Milk". And yes, that's exactly what you think it is.

Try to stay with me on this one. Rat brain tissue which was grown in a lab, was then put into a robot body complete with wheels, and is now capable of driving itself around the lab. Tell me that isn't the most terrifying thing you've read all week. And while I'm at the subject, does this mean we're one step closer to creating Krang from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? If so, we might want to rethink this research. That guy was a dick.

Karl Rove says McCain ads have gone too far. Mind you, this is from the man who had people call southern voters in 2000 to tell them that McCain has an illegitimate black baby. Um... ya.

On this day in history: 

1932: 24-year-old starlet Peg Entwhistle dives head first from the letter "H" of the HOLLYWOODLAND sign in Los Angeles. She is the first person to commit suicide at the landmark.

Internet Porn & You (SFW)

Top Ten Terrifying Cinema Characters not in Horror movies

On the podcast, a few of the guys have mentioned scary characters not found in horror movies. I wanted to add my two cents. Here is a list I put together with a few of my coworkers, of characters that scared us when we were kids, and a few that creep us out today......

10) Large Marge from 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure'--- "Tell them Large Marge Sent you!" -- The famous words of the demonic truck driver still send a shiver down my spine, well over a decade later.

Tony Todd to star in "24" Prequel

When musing about the potential blockbuster on-screen showdowns after Freddy Vs Jason was released, I can't honestly say that 'Jack Bauer Vs Candyman' was high on my list, but now that I've heard the news, I'm not all that disappointed.

Midnight Meat Train in NYC

I know there is a handful of folks in the New York area 'round these parts... I just happened upon the site for the Sunshine Cinema in search of fun and frivolity, and I saw that "Midnight Meat Train" is screening Friday and Saturday night. So here is our chance to catch it on the big screen at an amazing theater.

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