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Horror Headlines: Thursday September 17th, 2009

Clive Barker's comic book "Seduth" will be presented in 3D when it's released in October. The story follows "a man driven by his darkest impulses to oblivion and back after being exposed tot he contents of a priceless diamond".

Picture this: A sitcom called "Coffee & Donuts" starring Joe Lynch and Adam Green. Ya, that was the same reaction I had. Apparently it will be based on Green's first short film, and had originally been pitched to UPN a few years ago. Now that the rights have floated back Green's way, he is pitching it as a vehicle for him and Lynch, and studios are showing interest. This may be enough to get me back into watching regular television. Stay tuned!

Sony has picked up the rights to "[REC]2" from the Toronto International Film Festival. Sony was previously responsible for the remake "Quarantine", as well as releasing the original film on DVD.

First TV spot for "Saw VI". So, it's officially that time of year when your non horror-loving friends start saying "they're really making ANOTHER one of these???".

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Canadian man jailed for life after 19th DUI. I'd say it's pretty safe to say at that point that he's going to do it again.

This guy was a little smarter. He beat a drunk driving rap by claiming he drank all of the alcohol in the time between when he stopped and when the police got to his car. The court could not prove that he was drunk when he was actually driving, so now he's free. Now THAT takes balls.

On this day in history: 

1939: The Soviet Union invades Poland, to fulfill its end of the secret protocols contained in the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. They partition the country along pre-decided lines.

Horror Headlines: Thursday August 13th, 2009

Looks like there's another "Riddick" movie coming our way in the future... because if it's one thing we all need, it's more Vin Diesel??

The remake of "The Legend of Boggy Creek" has a cast. In other news, "The Legend of Boggy Creek" is being remade? There aren't even words to describe this remake disease anymore.

New "Sorority Row" poster, again, utilizing it's biggest um... "assets". I'm ashamed to say it's sort of working on me.

Brian Singer might be directing a "sequel" to the 70's "Battlestar Galactica" series? Doesn't that seem odd when the Syfy series actually has a fairly big following? Nothing is concrete at this point, but the rumor is that Universal is pursuing Singer to produce and possibly direct the film.

Here's a cool story... Clive Barker to produce television series penned by Marcus Dunston and Patrick Melton, who wrote and directed "The Collector" which just came out recently. The series is about a "haunted hotel". Sounds pretty sweet!

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Next time someone tells you American television is out of control, you could probably point them in the direction of this Brazilian fellow who was just arrested for having murdering people, for the sole purpose of having gruesome murders to report on his crime show. Pretty sure there's a movie script in there somewhere... have at it writers!

Live in California? Love testicles? Well you're in luck, as Santa Cruz County is about to hold their first ever "testicle festival". At the festival, farmers and ranchers will be serving up all different kinds of animal nuts. Enjoy!

On this day in history: 

1521: After an 80-day siege, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés captures Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards fail to discover Montezuma's treasure, they torture Cuauhtemoc by pouring hot oil over his feet. The emperor responds by asking, "Am I on a bed of roses?" They hang him three years later.

Clive Barker's "Book of Blood" trailer

First published in the US in 1984, the frame story for Clive Barker's Books of Blood has finally been filmed as, simply, "Book of Blood", with Barker producing and John Harrison adapting and directing. The North American premiere is at the Montreal Fantasia film festival on July 13th, 2009, with a DVD and Blu-Ray street date of September 29th.

The story revolves around a paranormal researcher hiring a supposed psychic to investigate a haunted house. The dead actually do begin to communicate with the psychic... but they do more than just talk.

Lost "Nightbreed" Footage is Just out of Reach

It's long been known that Clive Barker was ham stringed by his studio when helming the big screen adaptation of his story "Night Breed." Forced to cut nearly 25 minutes of footage from the final release, there has been much demand in the world of fandom for a director's cut.

Sadly, for nearly 20 years now Barker's response has been "I hope so, but we don't know where the footage is." According to the folks over at the long running Clive Barker fansite CliveBarker.info, this lost footage is no longer lost.

Horror Headlines: Friday May 1st, 2009

Cormac McCarthy's adaptation of his novel "The Road" gets a release date in October. Word is they're pushing for an Oscar, hence the pushback from last November. The film Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortenson, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall and more star in "a post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible".

John Harrison's adaptation of Clive Barker's "Book of Blood" is going to debut on the SyFy channel. Oh boy, that can't possibly be a good thing, can it? That's what he told a crowd at a convention this past weekend, as well as mentioning that September will probably be the target for the debut.

Todd McFarlane has 5 offers on the table to do a "Spawn" remake, but the caveat is that he wants to direct. We all know how the first "Spawn" movie turned out, what do you guys think?

Katie Cassidy joins the cast of "A Nightmare on Elm St.", the remake. I'm not familiar with her work but from the pictures I see online, I can confidently deduce that she's super hot. So, she's got that going for her.

Warner Bro's will be releasing the American remake of "Death Note", a property based on a Manga and made into a live-action film in Japan. Vertigo films will be producing.

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Man gets

Teen arrested after stealing tons of condoms from a CVS, not aware that he was being watched by a surveillance camera the entire time. If someone had just told him how douchey his mohawk was to begin with, he wouldn't have been under the false pretense that he was capable of getting laid in the first place (pic at the link).

It turns out the more often you go to go to church, the more likely you are to support torture. Hmm, ain't that something.

On this day in history: 

2003: Commander in Chief George W. Bush rides shotgun aboard a Navy S-3B Viking jet, lands on the USS Abraham Lincoln, marking the first time a president has boarded an aircraft carrier by plane. Underneath a large "Mission Accomplished." sign, he announces that major combat operations in Iraq have ended.

Episode 69 - "Hellraiser"

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In celebration of both Easter and Episode 69, we take on Clive Barker's blasphemy filled classic "Hellraiser", and discuss what's really at the core of this highly transgressive film.

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A Boy and His "Hellraiser" Box (with pics!)

On April 21st, Anchor Bay will be releasing a "Hellraiser Limited Edition Box Set", which will contain the special Editions of "Hellraiser" and "Hellraiser 2: The Hellbound Heart", as well as a brand new Bluray edition of the original. Better yet, it comes in the package we've all been waiting for!

Horror Headlines: Monday, March 9th, 2009

It looks like we've finally found where the studios draw the line on Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring Asian horror remakes. Her latest, "Possession", is going straight to DVD. You can check that out on May 12th, if that's your kind of thing.

Looks like we spoke too soon on that "Reanimator" remake. Stuart Gordon was so distraught when he heard the news that he called up his long time friend (and purported remake producer) Brian Yuzna to see what was going on. It seems that Yuzna had no idea, and so all of this may be one big crazy misunderstanding. That "Reanimator" TV series though? Still happening. Nothing we can do about that one I guess.

Clive Barker would love to make a "Midnight Meat Train" trilogy, even though he's well aware that it probably won't happen. Lots of other info on his career and upcoming projects at the link.

Even though he was given an "Executive Producer" credit, George Romero has nothing to do with the "Crazies" remake currently filming. He does say though that he recently had a chance to read the script, and that it "has a decent shot of being a good movie".

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A Chinese man had to have a pound of steel ball-bearings removed from his butt after a bomb went off under his chair. Links comes complete with X-Ray... you know, in case you ever wanted to see something like that.

With a lack of fancy things like "science", Italians in the 16th century were convinced that "Vampires" were responsible with the plague. Now, for possibly the first time, one of these "vampires" has been found in a mass grave. Not exactly a vampire, but an interesting story for those history buffs out there.

Pirate Radio station operators arrested in Florida? How cute! Or at least it would be, if their whole intention wasn't to spread information on their gang. Still, it all kind of reminds me of 1990's "Pump Up The Volume". Haven't these guys ever heard of the internet?

On this day in history: 

1997: Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) killed in a drive-by outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. The murder has never been officially solved, though an ongoing feud with the now-defunct Death Row Records may have had something to do with it.

Episode 53 - "Midnight Meat Train"

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We review Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train, explore the latest in funny Google searches, and Casey phones in from the traffic-copter.

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Episode 37 - "Nightbreed"

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We do our damndest to understand what's going on in Clive Barker's "Nightbreed", and a friend of ours calls in with some bad news.

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