Horror Headlines 8/26/08

Clive Barker on the whole "Midnight Meat Train" debacle: "This is all about ego, and though I mourn the fact that ‘Midnight Meat Train’ was never given its chance in theaters, it’s a beautifully stylish, scary movie, and it isn’t going anywhere. People will find it, and whether they find it in midnight shows or they find it on DVD, they’ll find it, and in the end the Joe Drakes of the world will disappear.”

Shocker... Matthieu Kassovitz says FOX "butchered" his film "Babylon A.D." in the editing room. "A.D." is his epic scifi/action film starring Vin Diesel that's about to hit theaters. He goes on to talk shit about the producers on the film, saying their only concern was hacking the film up so they could get a PG-13. Maybe they'll stick totally unrelated stock footage from "Dark Angel" in there like they did in "Hitman"... because it worked so well the first time...

Larry Cohen and William Lustig have just retained the rights to the "Maniac Cop" series, and intend to make a fourth film. Lustig has directed all of the previous films in the franchise, and apparently feels the landscape is ripe for bringing the character back.

New "Quarantine" stills. Since I was right about "Mirrors" sucking, I'm going to run with my apparent clairvoyance and say this one's going be a huge flop too. Maybe not a stretch since it's a remake, but this is another trailer that people are inexplicably drooling over.

Woody Harrelson to star in horror/comedy titled "Zombieland". Despite my current distaste for the zombie sub-genre (especially funny ones), I have to say I'm intrigued by this.

The directors of "Inside" claim they're officially involved with the sequel to Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake. They claim they'll remain "faithful" to Zombie's original, while also forcing an "evolution" of the story. Hopefully that means they can rewrite it to not include a whiny bitch of a little fat kid, but that's just my opinion I guess.

In Real People News: 

Prisoners are being smuggled heroin through a pigeon which is delivering it to their cell windows. I will continue to marvel at what these guys are capable of. They're like McGyver, only you know, with more violent crimes on their records.

Pot smoking pedophile vampire. If that were me that would be way too many stereotypes to live up to... it's just too much pressure.

If you get arrested for offering 2 cents to an undercover prostitute at the Circle K, it might be time to re-evaluate your life... just saying. What does two cents get you from a whore anyways? An Eskimo kiss?

On this day in history: 

1987: A rampaging elephant in Bangkok, Thailand, destroys a radio center and kills two people.

Dexter Contest Notes

Hey duders... I appreciate your patience as I get back into the flow of things after returning from vacation yesterday. The site was fairly dormant today but we'll be kicking things back into gear as the week goes along. Sorry to be depriving you of your BGHorror goodness.

Episode 39 - "Mirrors"

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Mirrors is officially the funniest movie of the year so far, and some wise guys ruin the Google report for everyone.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Contest!

Courtesy of Walt Disney pictures, we have TWO copies of the new Collector's Edition of Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas" to give away to our loyal readers. The disc is being released on Tuesday August 26th, 2008.

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Horror Headlines 8/25/08

"His Name Was Jason" is a documentary on the "Friday the 13th" series, which will debut in February 2009 on the Starz network, just in time for the remake to be released in theaters.

Bruce Campbell says he's ready for "Evil Dead 4", and if they do do it Sam Raimi will have Ash be an old, out of shape hero. Sure it's a move out of necessity (Bruce is a bit long in the tooth these days), but the potential for comedy gold is through the roof.

Nicholas Cage and Christopher Mintz Plasse (McLovin) are going to be starring in "Kick-Ass" together, based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar of the same name. Considering that Cage is in full on Marlon Brando insanity at this point, putting him in a movie with McLovin seems like the next logical step in his downward spiral.

Kevin McKidd (Dog Soldiers) will play the next Highlander. He seems to have the requisite sharp features and bad assness, so I think this will work. This is for a remake of the original "Highlander" by the way, which is currently in the planning stages.

Wes Craven reveals that Platinum Dunes may be off of the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake. It sort of sounds like speculation the way he says it, but this is Wes Craven and not Robert Englund so this may actually have some truth to it.

In Real People News: 

Finally, 28th term abortions become illegal. There, now you should have enough time to make up your mind.

Cops confiscate awesome three bladed Klingon sword, reportedly commission them for themselves. Okay they didn't but they're still freaking sweet.

Boy who lost arm to gator says he wants "robot arm like the Terminator". Now that's a glass half full mentality. Someone get this kid a robot arm, stat.

On this day in history: 

1835: The New York Sun publishes stunning revelations that Sir John Hershel has observed little men living on the surface of the moon. The stories, now generally believed to be false, brings the paper record circulation.

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