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Horror Headlines: June 1st, 2009

Paul Verhoeven to direct an adaptation of the Kathryn Mackel novel "The Surrogate", about a child surrogacy candidate who turns out to be a nightmare for the prospective parents.

Eli Roth's big budget Scifi film he's planning will be called "Endangered Species". That's the same project he's hoping to tack a shoot for "Thanksgiving" onto the end of... just to keep you up to speed.

Creepy orphans everywhere are pissed off about the trailer for "Orphan", and claim that it reinforces longstanding stereotypes about orphans... which are apparently that they're creepy ghosts that will kill you? Ya, I can totally see why they're pissed off.

"Alien" prequel confirmed, rather than the "sequel" rumors that we had been hearing. If it has to happen, I suppose this is one of the least offensive ways it can go down. Plus, don't forget that the original director, Ridley Scott, is exec producing and handpicked the director.

Sony Screengems begins development on "Quarantine 2". They're looking for a completely original spin on any sequel ideas, since their remake was practically a shot for shot redo of the Spanish film "[REC]". No mention of the Dowdle Bro's names at this point, but we'll keep you informed.

In Real People News: 

Yeast and grease dumped from a Krispy Kreme factory has destroyed the sewer system in Fairfax County, according to the city. And those numbers don't even calculate the damage from everyday toilets after people consumed one of these badboys.

I know that this happened in Russia and not the US, but this is precisely why I will never use Craigslist, for anything. HOMEMADE ELECTRIC CHAIRS, PEOPLE!

On this day in history: 

1571: The "Triple Tree" gallows is installed at Tyburn, England in time for the execution of John Storey, who is hanged, drawn, and quartered for committing treason. The Triple Tree consists of an equilateral triangle nine feet long on each side, 18 feet off the ground. It can hang as many as 24 prisoners at once, and will remain in place for almost 200 years.

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