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Horror Icon Mini-Marathon: GEORGE A. ROMERO

The counterculture film movement never had a better representation than that of writer/director George A. Romero.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Wait did I know there was a "Poltergeist" remake in the works? I feel like I might have known that. I feel like I might have started a post with this same stupid joke before too. Rosemary Dewitt has been cast in the lead role of the 'hey you built your house on top of an indian burial ground' film so I'm assuming they're doing a remake. What a terrible joke this is to play on here if there really isn't one in the works.

I am a big ol fan of George A. Romero's "Dawn Of the Dead". A super big fan even. But at no point did I ever say, "Hey this needs to be shown in 3D". Despite that thought a 3D conversion is in the works and it look like there might be plans to put the film out in theaters again. No release date has been dropped but apparently the conversion is about a third of the way done so we will see how this all goes. I mean I thought "Nightbreed" only needed to be an hour and 15 minutes so maybe I'm all wrong about this conversion. I'm just a big dumb penis after all.

"Hustle & Flow" is one of the greatest movies ever made and Terrence Howard is one of the greatest actors or all time. There's no arguing that. Any jackass who knows his ass from his hand can figure this out. So now that he's been cast in M. Night Shyamalan new Fox series "Wayward Pines" I have fairly high hopes. The show will focus on a secret service agent who comes to a small town looking to find to missing agents. Stuff happens I guess, but nowhere do I read a description of a rapping pimp that he encounters so maybe my hopes aren't as high as I thought they were.

Never let it be said that I don't love an extended version of a film. Never! In fact I am rather smitten with the news that to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary the folks at StudioCanal will release "The Wicker Man: The Final Cut". To be released in the UK on DVD this coming October, and hopefully in the US shortly after, the classic film tells the story of a police officer sent to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. Seriously, If there's one thing I say about movies it's "Hey could you tack on another 45 minutes to that gosh darn thing already? I'm trying to watch a movie here!".

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If there's one solid way to shoplift a baby alligator it's by shoving it under your shirt. Wait, where the hell are they selling baby alligators these days? Oh West Virginia. Of course. The Florida of the 49 other states that aren't Florida.

A Georgia man accidentally hung himself while trying to break into a bar this past week. Imagine being the first person to come into work and find that mess hanging from the fence? Not going to lie, I'd probably turn around and pretend like I had never been there. Let someone else deal with that crap.

12 Movies for your Halloween Movie Marathon

Movie marathons are tricky business. Equal parts foresight, improvisation, impulse decision-making, and nostalgia that you really don’t have all that much control over in the long run. You can plan ahead all you want but the energy of a room can turn a slow-burn pee-pants fest into annoying background noise in no time. Add a holiday on top of things, say for example Halloween, and you got more problems than that Jay-Z character.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

No surprise here but it's still exciting news. Robert Rodriguez has officially begun pre-production for "Machete Kills", the follow up to 2010's Danny Trejo super joint. This time around our hero finds himself hired by the US government to take down a duo hell bent on unleashing war on the world. I bet he does a lot of chicks too. That seams to be his M.O.. Killing and doing chicks. God he's so great.

I'm sorry to be the one to break this terrible news to you but it looks like "Army Of the Dead", the follow up to 2004's "Dawn Of the Dead" remake, might be dead. I know, I'm still in shock, too. According to director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr has said that he doesn't think the movie is going to move forward due to expensive filming costs. Apparently the movie was suppose to take place in Las Vegas. Let's just try to be strong for each other.

It looks like Dolph Lundgren has been confirmed to be taking the lead role in "Battle Of the Damned" a new survival flick that has Lundgren battles both zombies and robots. I know this sounds like the greatest movie ever made. No details on a release date yet but I assume there's going to be some kind of giant Hollywood premiere in the near future. I can't wait for the red carpet coverage.

It looks like "The Evil Dead" reboot once again has a leading lady. Jane Levy, who is just adorable on the new show "Suburgatory" has taken the lead role in the film, an Ash like character who unleashes the evil power of The Book Of The Dead onto the world. I, for one, welcome our new Ash overlord and look forward to seeing what she does with the character. Just adorable.

In Real People News: 

Here's a fun story that will help any new parent sleep at night. A family staying at a Motel 6 in Virginia Beach found their 11 month old ingested cocaine which she found in the hotel bed. Good luck planning your summer vacations.

I'm not sure this is what our forefathers had in mind but legal proceedings have begin in a case trying to prove that killer whales have the same rights as humans and should no be kept as "slaves" in parks like SeaWorld. What's next, cock fighting gets outlawed?!

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