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Final Destination 5 (REVIEW)

Don't look now -- Final Destination is BACK!

Now that Jigsaw has retired his creepy tricycle riding doll and both Jason and Freddy have returned to only middling success, it is high time that a new horror franchise swoops in to fill the void. As it turns out, that horror franchise may have been with us all along. With "Final Destination 5" the fine people at New Line Cinema have somehow managed to quietly -- in relative terms -- sneak a fourth sequel of the 2000 surprise hit "Final Destination" into theaters. Sneaked seems the appropriate term as it doesn't quite feel like anyone in particular was clamoring for this movie.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday July 28th, 2009

A new movie is in production based on the book "Kong: King of Skull Island", a prequel to "King Kong" that was released around the time of Peter Jackson's 2006 adaptation. Apparently it deals with how the giant became "king" of Skull Island (I guess that's self explanatory). Not sure how the story works with a bunch of apes and dinosaurs, but I'm sure there are some annoying humans in there somewhere.

Word coming out of Japan is that "The Host 2" has found some investors, although they're still trying to decide between multiple scripts that have been written.

Poster for the indie "All About Evil", starring Natasha Lyonne, about a young woman who inherits her family's theater chain and brings it back to life with a series of "all too real" grisly, gory short films.

In Real People News: 

If you're going to brutally attack your neighbor and cut off his head, at least have the courtesy to put it in the recycling bin when you're done. That's just common sense, folks.

This story is amazing. Apparently Charles Manson is stalking Phil Spectre in prison, trying to get him to produce his music. I'm literally speechless.

On this day in history: 

1870: Andrew Carr is hanged at Richmond Prison, Dublin. He is dropped from too high, causing his head to separate from the rest of his body -- the greater portion of which twitches for several minutes.

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