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Horror Headlines: Monday June 25th, 2010

All signs are pointing to doom for ABC's "Happy Town" as the show has been yanked from its summer time slot, with plans to air the final two episodes on "some Saturday in July". It's pretty bad when they won't even give you a date for your finale.

In case you happened to miss it over the weekend, Snoop Dogg wrote a love song to Sookie Stackhouse, the lead character of HBO's "True Blood". Yah, that happened.

According to Elvira's "B" log, we can expect the return of Elvira's Movie Macabre later this year! Though there is no word yet on when or what station, she does make mention that the show will be nationally syndicated.

Late last week British actress Imogen Poots was cast as the female lead in the fast tracked "Fright Night" remake. I just wanted to be able to use the word 'Poots' in a news story.

In Real People News: 

An Australian millionaire swallowed rat poison to avoid going to jail after receiving a guilty verdict for sexually abusing his step-daughter since she was 11 years old. Thankfully, he was saved at a local hospital forcing him to face his sentencing for the crimes he committed.

When this Welshman went to trial for child pornography, they also found numerous accounts of extreme pornography on his computer as well. Said extreme pornography included videos of women having sex with numerous animals, including a dead squid.

On this day in history: 

1942 - A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, and fires 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens. Nobody is injured. It is one of a handful of attacks by the Japanese during World War II against the U.S. mainland.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday May 25th, 2010

From the 'best tie-in ever' category comes the news of "Human Centipede: The Game"! It's nothing flashy, simply a re-skin of the classic "Centipede", yet still pretty sweet all the same.

ABC has a big hole to fill now that "Lost" has reached it's conclusion. The network is now in talks to visit "Ghostworld", an hour long drama where a ghost helps a female homicide detective solve murders. If this sounds close to CBS's "Ghost Whisperer", there's good reason; ABC is also in talks to pick up that show to pair with "Ghostworld".

In the market for a new home? If you have a spare $1.5 million lying about, you can buy the original house that "The Amityville Horror" was based on!

After finishing up his tour with Alice Cooper this past weekend, Rob Zombie has sent horror fans into a panic with a simple poll posted on his blogspot tour blog. The poll states, "Which Movie Would You Like to See Next?" with the four choices being "Werewolf Women of the SS", "Tyrannosaurus Rex", "The Blob" and "Devils Rejects 2". Come on folks, it's a blogspot poll.

In Real People News: 

The latest trend in Teen silliness comes in the form of misplaced "Twilight" adoration; kids are now taking to wearing fake wolf tails and running around with a pack leader. In the case of this article, the Pack Leader earned his rank because 'he has a wolf in him that leads him to howl and bark'.

A Florida man has been arrested in the case of a Bartow, FL bank robbery. Investigators were lead to the suspect because he took several cell phone pictures of himself with his haul.

On this day in history: 

1977 - Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters.

Check Out "Happy Town" Tonight on ABC

There hasn't been much promotion for the new ABC show "Happy Town" which premiers tonight on the old boob tube. If it sucks though that might not be such a bad thing as it will most likely be canceled pretty quickly. Of course in all honesty if it's really good there's a solid chance it won't be around long either. In any case there's a 95% chance Eric is going to make one of us underlings watch it tonight so let's get to it.

ABC's New Horror Friendly Lineup

This week all the major channels announced their new lineups for the fall and beyond. A lot of shows are getting the ax, and luckily for us horror fans ABC is replacing their victims with some new shows that might be of some interest.

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