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Poster Debut: "Outpost II"

Here's the poster for "Outpost II", the sequel to the direct-to-DVD hit "Outpost" (2008). The sequel follows members of a NATO taskforce, who are sent to Eastern Europe to confront what they eventually realize is a modern day, undead Nazi battalion brought to life by an escaped war criminal from WWII. The artwork is pretty great, but it would take a *special* kind of horror fan to have this hanging on their wall. I'm not sure, it's just a little too "swastickey" for my taste.

Snapshot: "Deadspace 2" (2010)

Concept art of a "Necromorph" from EA's upcoming "Dead Space 2" for the XBOX 360 and PS3. The survival horror sequel is currently set for a March 31st, 2010 release date.

Snapshot: "Shutter Island" (2010)

Leo Dicaprio shoots a paranoid look to the camera in Martin Scorcese's "Shutter Island". In the film, Leo plays U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels, who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island. Scorcese, still prolific at almost 70 years old, currently has 5 films either announced or already in post-production.

Poster Debut: Zombies of Mass Destruction

Here we have the poster debut for "Zombies of Mass Destruction", a horror comedy set to debut next month as part of the fourth annual "After Dark Horror Fest". Synopsis after the jump...

RIP Dan O'Bannon

Word came down today that prolific horror/scifi writer Dan O'bannon has passed away. One of his biggest successes was writing the screenplay for "Alien" (1978), but he's also well known to horror fans for writing and directing "Return of the Living Dead", "Life Force", "Dead and Buried" and "Total Recall", among others.

His contribution to the genre was undeniable. Check out his credits and see for yourself.

Newsblip: "Sorority Row" hits DVD this February

Word just hit the web that Stewart Hendler's "Sorority Row" remake will be hitting DVD shelves February 23rd, 2010. The podcast crew was fairly positive on the film, but either way, it's sure to make your winter a little warmer this year. Check back here for more details when they're available.

Retro Trailer: "Piranha" (1978)

Rumor has it that the trailer for Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" will be debuting tomorrow in front of prints of James Cameron's scifi epic "Avatar". Since no one has been privy to that preview yet, let's take a look at the trailer for the 1978 original, which at the time was attempting to cash in on the mega success of "Jaws" (1975).

Previewing the film before "Avatar" makes sense on some level, considering both films are wearing their "RealD" effects proudly. However, we prefer the funnier angle, that this is all somehow a jab at James Cameron, who cut his teeth as a feature film director on the set of "Piranha 2: The Spawning" (1982).

Snapshot: Simpsons Celebrate 20th

Homer does his best Jack Nicholson impression in "Treehouse of Horror V". Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first full length episode of The Simpsons. As both the longest running animated series and sitcom on American television, the iconic series has never been shy about airing homages to classic horror films.

Snapshot: "Daybreakers" (2010)

In this snapshot from The Spierig Bro's "Daybreakers" (2010), vampire hunter Willem Dafoe sets his sights on a bloodsucker played by Ethan Hawke. In the future, as the human race is about to go extinct, the world's most influential vampires seek a blood substitute to keep their kind alive. Meanwhile, the last remnants of the human race are about to start fighting back. For more from the Spierig brothers, check out their strange take on the vampire mythos, "Undead" (2003). "Daybreakers" will hit US theaters on January 8th, 2010.

Retro Trailer: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation"

In case you haven't been privy to this gem, or just needed a refresher before listening to the podcast, here's the trailer for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning". An attempted reboot of the franchise in the mid 90's, this has been recognized by some horror fans as a true low for the genre as an artform in a decade that was filled with them. The film is also infamous for its legal troubles. After being shot in 1994 and staying in limbo for over 2 years, the producers attempted to promote it using the names of Renee Zelwegger and Matthew McConaughey, who had gone on to become stars in the time since filming had wrapped. Needless to say, their agents were a little worried. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to understand why.

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