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Liam Neeson throat punches the box office, plus the week ahead

"The Grey" snagged an estimated 20 million and the top spot this weekend according to Box Office Mojo, who points out that that's a win for the distributor:

Tricks & Treats at the Box Office

"Saw 3D" trailer promises bodily harm to audience.

October 31st is not just a day for trick or treating, it's also a day to reflect on the year in horror. With Halloween at our backs and Thanksgiving in Christmas looming before us, there will be no more theatrical horror releases in 2010. Sure, we might have some big budget affairs, such as "Skyline," or indie horror releases, such as "Heartless," to look forward to, but as for things that go bump or monsters that prowl, the time for expectation is largely over.

Box Office: A Case for Buried?

Horror fans got a one week reprieve from shelling out dough at the box office this week. That is unless you live near one of the 11 theaters that screened the Ryan Reynolds Iraq War flick "Buried," which Lionsgate rolled out to a select number of theaters on Friday. The advance word is that a full release is possible in a couple of weeks. Now, with all due warnings about ridiculously small sample size out of the way, let's look at some precedence for how things might play out for "Buried."

Return of the Box Office Report!

If it seems like there's been a lot of horror in your diet as of late, you're not just spending too much time on "Twilight" fan boards. Since the weekend of August 20th we've had five straight weeks of new horror releases, a streak that will be broken this coming weekend. I'm counting "Machete," so depending on how you classify, your milage may vary.

Horror Headlines: Monday October 26th, 2009

"Paranormal Activity" continues to flex its muscles as it soundly beats "Saw VI" in it's fifth week. Whether that speaks to the amazingness of "PA" or the mediocrity of "Saw"...well you'll have to listen to this week's podcast to find out!

If Milla Jovovich's new thriller "The Fourth Kind" has caught your eye, the studio has relased a new featurette called "Abduction" that helps ramp up the chills.

There's a new Nic Cage thriller on the market and here's the trailer for "Season of the Witch". I don't know if the plot is scary or not, but Cage's hair is positively frightening.

Kevin Smith gives an update on his pending foray into horror with "Red State. Currently, they're stuck for investors and still need a cast.

In Real People News: 

Iowa City: A man sits innocently ordering breakfast. Another man approaches him, punches him twice and accuses him of being a zombie. The current whereabouts of Woody Harrelson are unknown.

On this day in history: 

1825 – The Erie Canal opens – passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.

Box Office Special - Checking in on "Activity"

Let the "Paranormal Activity" breakout story begin!

Box Office Special - Zombieland Needs No Bailout

After a little unscheduled break, the Box Office Special is back. And after a messy streak of flops, horror looks to be back too, with "Zombieland" flying out of the gates with a number one finish in its opening weekend. Let's catch up with a handy little chart:

Box Office Special - April's Furiously Fast Start

Somewhere a Universal film executive is having a very good weekend. "Fast & Furious," a movie so high concept that it demanded to be made four times, just set a new record for an April release. Not only that, but it's $72 million bests the previous April high - set by "Anger Management" in 2003 - by $30 million. "Furious" had plenty of breathing room in the top spot, but a second strong showing by "Monsters vs.

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