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Horror Headlines: Friday December 3rd, 2010

Here's a bunch of new pictures from "Red State" that have hit the nets. For those of you not in the know "Red State" is the new Kevin Smith horror flick that will apparently not include any of the haha. Sounds like all his other films! Booyah, I'm on today,

Here's a bunch of new images from "I Saw the Devil" which unfortunately, don't show the actual devil. But from the look on people's faces it looks like maybe they did see the devil so I am going to keep my fingers crossed that at some point I will see the devil in this film... DEVIL.

Dustin Runnels AKA Goldust from the good old WWE will be directing and producing his first horror film titled "The Fire Witch". No idea what the movie will actually be about but my guess is it has something to do with fire and probably at least one witch.

Remember Anne Rice? Me too! Wow we should do a checklist of all the other things we have in common. Anyway Anne is hoping for a reboot of her "The Vampire Chronicles" film, probably because vampires are so hot right now and she's fallen on hard times. I heard she spends her days at the local food kitchen. That's not confirmed though.

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Ever wanted to own Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin? Me neither but somebody does because the casket will be auctioned off in LA and the bidding starts at $1,000. The only bummer is that he's not still in there though.

And to round out the week here's a women in Spain who claims she now owns the sun. Feel free to make your own jokes about this one.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday June 30th, 2010

Pack your picnic basket and grab your hood because Warner Brothers has set a date for Catherine Hardwicke's werewolf tale "Red Riding Hood". This Amanda Seyfried starring gothic retelling will hit theaters on March 11th, 2010.

The next "Final Destination" installment has been given an annoying official title in the form of "5nal Destination". Details have slipped about the film's opening suspension bridge disaster as well, but we all stopped caring after "5nal".

Anne Rice herself has taken to talking up speculation about her own properties as she drops hints about a possible "Vampire Lestat" reboot as well as a possible "Witching Hour" film or TV series. There are little to no concrete details thus far but 'Twihards', pay attention; this is where your whole goth romance schtick got its start.

In Real People News: 

Roger Saulnier was taking his dog for a late night walk when he heard screams coming from the nearby train tracks. When he found a woman who had fallen beneath a train and had her legs severed, he didn't think twice about reaching into the bloody stubs and tying off her arteries by hand saving the woman's life. This humble hero for a day credits his years as a jeweler for giving him the skills to pull off such a feat.

If you're hired to kill someone, make sure to double check the address... lest you get it wrong and accidentally kill an innocent family.

On this day in history: 

1882 - Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, is hanged. Tickets for the event went for as much as $300.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday April 6th, 2010

I'll go ahead and say this is a 'thing' now; revamping literary classics to turn them into monster mashups. The newest book to the add to the pile is Sheri Borwning Erwin's "Jane Slayre". If you couldn't tell by the clever title, this is a simple case of turning Charlotte Brontes "Jane Eyre" into a vampire slayer. At this rate, we're only months away from "Of Mice and Monsters".

Are you an Anne Rice fan? Then this is good news for you. Bluewater Comics has announced that Ms. Rice will be the next subject of their Female Force line of biography comics.

While the title of "Red Sonja", Conan's flame haired female counterpart, was previously given to Rose McGowan and director Douglas Aarniokosk, those plans have been scrapped. In fact, they're even shopping for a new writer which pretty much spells out the fact that this latest reboot was a complete disaster. What could be seen as good news by some and questionable news by many is word that Millennium Films has now offered the role to Megan Fox.

In a completely unexpected turn, genre favorite Danny Trejo has announced plans to self finance a basketball drama. Focused on the Utah Jazz player Paul Millsap and his uncle/agent DeAngelo Simmons who kept the player off the streets of Louisiana, the film is tentatively titled "Ambition". Which is apt for Trejo's attempt at self financing this movie as well.

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A Vermont Policeman opted for some target practice as he fired a pepperball gun repeatedly at an inmate. At an inmate who was locked in his cell.

Uganda has a growing problem that has caused the government to form task forces and start a poster campaign to warn of the dangers. The problem? Human sacrifice.

On this day in history: 

1976 - Howard Hughes dies of health complications related to syphilis.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday August 18th, 2009

Anne Rice loves to write about Lestat as if he's a real life person... oh, and she would also love it if Robert Downey Jr. signed onto the role. Both of those are things I learned from a recent posting to her website regarding the casting rumors that came out late last week.

Overture films is pushing their sci-fi film "Pandorum" ahead a week to make way for "Jennifer's Body". This puts the film at a September 25th release date, up against (for now) the remake of "The Crazies".

Myspace has the first official clip from "The Final Destination". Ya, this is going to be terrible, and probably a little awesome too, but mostly terrible.

Legendary horror writer Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in this Castle" has been picked up for an adaptation by Michael Douglas' production company.

In Real People News: 

When you up and remove your genitals seemingly out of nowhere, one thing you don't expect to hear from the doctor is "good job".

People are BBQ'ing dogs in New Zealand. Strike 1 for New Zealand. They're lucky they gave us Peter Jackson or they'd be dead to me right now.

Nobel laureate Sir William Golding, the guy who wrote "Lord of the Flies" admits to setting school age boys against each other for research while writing the book. Oh, and he maybe kind of tried to rape a girl when he was 15. Ya, it wasn't a great day for him.

On this day in history: 

1590: Sent to England to get supplies three years prior, John White finally returns to Roanoke Island and discovers his colony "strongly enclosed with a high palisade of great trees, with [curtain walls] and [bastions] -- very fort-like." There is no sign of the settlers or where they may have gone.

Horror Headlines: Monday August 17th, 2009

This news was from Friday... Robert Downey Jr. is rumored to be in final talks to play the Vampire Lestat in a reboot of "The Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice. This had the web abuzz late last week. Since I have no attachment to the stories and have a man-crush on Downey, I'll pretty much be watching this no matter how it turns out.

NBC to adapt "Midnight Mass" comic into a TV series. The story follows a globetrotting couple who solve mysteries and "crimes of the supernatural".

Robert Rodriguez produced "Predators" (directed by Nimrod Antal) will officially begin shooting in September. The story centers on a group of people stuck on the Predator's homeland, which as you can guess doesn't go very well.

New "Zombieland" poster. Saw this trailer again this weekend in front of "District 9". Still looks fun.

In Real People News: 

So ya, as your kids prepare to go back to school, don't forget to teach them the intricacies of anal beer-bongs and snorting vodka shots. Oh you've never done that? Okay well maybe they can teach you then. That should be a fun conversation.

Wow, bitch sliced his throat over a glass of milk. That's some redneck shit right there.

On this day in history: 

1896: Bridget Driscoll, a 44-year-old mother of two, becomes the world's first automobile fatality when she steps in front of a car outside the Crystal Palace in London. At the coroner's inquest, Arthur Edsall states he had been driving at only 4 mph. The motorist also claims that when he saw the pedestrian, he rang his bell and shouted "Stand back!"

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