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Horror Headlines: Monday, June 25th, 2012

I bowled 2 and a half games Saturday night and today every joint in my body is in agony. I don't think I'm going to be ready for the Olympics.

Let it be heard and make it so my friends. "Curse Of Chucky", the next chapter in the "Child's Play" franchise is officially happening. Casting is just under way but Brad Dourif will be back to voice the little monster and Don Mancini will once again write and direct. It probably goes without saying but if Jennifer Tilly isn't in it I'm probably going to throw a little hissy fit and pound on my keyboard like a child.

I'm just going to come right out and say it. I use to watch "Ally McBeal". Not religiously or anything but when I was in college if it was on I wouldn't turn it off. Now that I've gotten that off my chest let's talk about how Calista Flockhart has joined the cast of the next season of "Dexter". Well at least for one episode. and I don't know what role she'll be playing. Maybe they'll have that dancing baby on too. Man that was adorable.

"I want to try to make the Heat of puppet movies." There's a sentence I never thought I'd read but that's how writer Todd Berger is looking at his new puppet murder mystery film "The Happytime Murders". He also went on to confirm that the film will be full on R-rated material, with all kinds of sex, murder and violence. Again this will all be puppets, but you know there's some sickos out there who probably pay a lot more then the price of a movie ticket to watch puppets do it so this should be exciting news for them.

Just in case you haven't had your morning coffee yet there's apparently a stage version of "The Exorcist" hitting L.A. sometime next month. Now before you go getting all up in arms the thing actually has some real names behind it. Brooke Shields will be playing Regan’s mother and there's also interest from the producers to get Malcolm McDowell in the role of Father Merrin. If things go well there's even talk of bringing the whole thing over to Broadway. Pea soup sales at the restaurants around the area are going to go through the roof.

In Real People News: 

Here's a heartwarming story about a British girl who was awoken from a 3 month coma when an Adele song was played for her. I assume the first thing she said was, "blimey can you turn off that bloody awful wracket er? This taggers voice is like a bugger cat being murdered innit". The only reason I wrote about this was so I could make that joke. I hate Adele.

You always think you're safe leaving your kids with the same people that raised you but here's a story about a grandfather who took his grandson out on the town and got him a leg tattoo. In the grandfather's defense it was a family tradition and it was in Florida so you've got to figure this isn't that odd to see happening.

Horror Headlines: Monday May 23rd, 2011

A new poster for John Carpenter's new flick "The Ward" has come out and don't even bother clicking the link because I'm going to explain it so well you won't even need to see it. Remember that scene in "Labyrinth" Jennifer Connelly falls down the hole and all the hands hold her up? Well it's just like that but with Amber Heard in a short skirt. See! No need to look at it now.

You know what "The Ring" was missing? An all female Japanese pop group! I know it's so obvious now that I've said it. Luckily the movie "White" is here to fix that with a gaggle of new photos and a full out trailer. The movie revolves around the pop group Pink Dolls (I think that's a pun) and the strange events that happen to them after they discover a mysterious video. Sounds super spooky and as a bonus, dance numbers!

Confused as to why there's a "Carrie" remake in the works? Well so is Stephen King. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly he asked the bold question "why, when the original was so good?". The remake is set to stay truer to King's original book but by his own admission the movie version was actually scarier. He then went on to ask "what's the deal with airplane food?" but by then I assume the interviewer had walked out.

While we all wait for a new "Child's Play" movie to happen the good people at TikGames have decided to bring Chucky to your console in the form of a new video game they hope to have out this fall. The game will apparently be the original story and allow players to control the little killer himself. Will it be awful? Probably. Will I pay money for it? You bet your sweet ass I will.

In Real People News: 

Police in Ohio are on the look out for a bank robber sporting a mullet who is apparently responsible for at least two robberies and countless broken hearts. Serious hold up in the front, party in the back. Of course I'm 99% sure that 3 out of 4 men in Ohio have mullets so narrowing this down might not be so easy after all.

Well the rapture came and went without so much as a Billy Crystal public stoning but tossing the words "zombie apocalypse" in a headline about hurricane season drove so much traffic to the CDC's website that it actually crashed. Unless the CDC's website crashing was the rapture. I thought there was suppose to be fire shooting out of the sky but a server reboot can be pretty awful too.

Horror Headlines: Monday March 28th, 2011

"Apollo 18", the hey-spooky-things-live-on-the-moon film has been pushed to January 6 of next year. The movie was originally suppose to be released last month and was pushed to April 22nd. Honestly this works out pretty well for me because I already had plans on the 22nd so I say this is a win. Just in case anyone was wondering.

There's been talk of a "Child's Play" remake for some time now but little movement. Well today there's still little movement but word around the campfire is MGM will be pushing this one out of its loins and they're shooting for a 2012 release date. Does it make you uncomfortable when I use the word "loins"? It should.

When the hell was it announced that Sam Rami was doing a "Wizard of Oz" flick? Did I break the news? Let's pretend I did! Anyway Mila Kunis has been cast as Theodora in the movie currently titled "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and from the sounds of things I think she plays a good witch who wants to get freaky with a guy, gets shot down and then goes batty. Witchy woman!

On April 7th the good people over at A&E: Bio Channel will be airing "Scream: The Inside Story", a big ol rub and tug fest about the phenomenon that is Wes Craven's "Scream" franchise. That air date seems pretty close if they want to get my interviews in. I haven't even gotten any calls yet. Weird.

In Real People News: 

Are you freakin kidding me?! The reptile house at the Bronx Zoo has been closed due to a cobra that went missing. Honestly the only thing to do is burn the whole thing down just to be safe. I've said it before and I'll say it again, snakes serve serve no purpose in the world but to be terrible. Fact!

A 22 year old man in Florida was arrested recently after he swung an ax at his 60 year old mother and then forced her to watch movies with him for close to 7 hours. Was it the "Lord of the Rings" movies? I bet it was. They should give that guy the chair.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday October 23rd, 2010

Don Mancini recently sat down to discuss the long awaited "Child's Play" remake and the short and curly of it is there's no news, but he's open to it. So that about covers it. How's your Tuesday going? Mine's pretty good. Like what you're doing with your hair.

Everyone's favorite German Uwe Boll is working on his new film "Blubberella". The film is about the world's first obese superheroine and her battles with the forces of evil. But you probably could have guessed that even if I just gave you the title and the director.

Good news everyone! "Birdemic: The Resurrection" is already in the works. The original "Birdemic" was created by James Nguyen with his own cash and has gained a cult following by hipsters and sarcastic pricks alike.

Some new images from "Paul", the Sci-Fi comedy written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have hit the nets and I think I might be giddy. The film is currently set for a March 18th release and stars the duo as a couple of geeks who meet a real life alien.

In Real People News: 

Remember that girl who couldn't stop hiccupping a few years back and how we all felt bad for her? Well she murdered a guy and is now in some serious trouble. I assume the murder had something to do with some weird voodoo ritual and she'll get off with a warning. Remember how adorable she was?!

An Australian man has broken the world record for collecting navel lint with a ground breaking 22 grams. Hold my calls Barb, I'm going to top this by lunch time! Just kidding, I don't have a secretary.

On this day in history: 

1881 - Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang in a gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded.

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of October 21, 2010

A lot of movies get added to Netflix's Instant Stream every week. Luckily for you, I'm here to dig through what's new and highlight new releases that may be of interest to BGH readers. Halloween is right around the corner and Netflix is really ramping up the horror releases. Tons of stuff this week. And without further adieu, joining the ranks of the Instant Stream this week are:

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
At the risk of losing some nerd-cred, I have to come clean: the only Amityville movie I've ever seen was "Part 3D". Checking this one out.

10 Killer Toys

Tis the season once again, where the fat man in red comes with a license for breaking and entering to leave behind loot under the trees of good boys and girls everywhere! With the pressure on the Elves in the North Pole this time of year, its understandable that sometimes they just can't hold up under the stress. When one of Mr. C's elves crack under the pressure, that's when we find ourselves facing the most dangerous enemy of all... killer toys!

The DVD Bargain Bin


Okay, not to sound uppity here but if you don't know what "American Werewolf in London" is all about? You need to get on that. That's a minus from your cool points. For this Full Moon Edition, we have a nifty transfer for both DVD and Blu-Ray. Also included are over 100 minutes of extras including retrospectives, making of vignettes on Baker's werewolf, and lots of John Landis wisecracks.

"Child's Play" Coming to Blu-Ray

Announced today was the news of more horror classics being rolled out to the Blu-ray format! The latest? "Child's Play"!

Slated for a September 15th release, the disk will be in full 1080p resolution and packed with extras.

Said extras include:

-Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher
-Second commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
-Select Scene Chucky Commentaries
-"The Advantages of Being Chucky"
-"Chucky on Filmmaking"
-"Up Close and Personal with Chucky"

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