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Horror Headlines: Monday May 24th, 2010

IFC bolsters its new genre banner IFC Midnight as it snatches up the Mexican cannibal flick "We Are What We Are". The movie was a hit at the recent Cannes Film Festival and is labeled as being like "Let the Right One In".

How's this for an odd tie-in? George Romero will be releasing "Survival of the Dead" on the Playstation Network a few days before its theatrical debut on May 28th. What better way to watch it on the PSN than with your own PS3 Slim signed by Romero himself!

It's well known already that the classic "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine will be making its return to news stands. Now they're going one step further by announcing the "Famous Monsters of Filmland: Reboot" movie series! Teaming with low-budget studio Halcyon, they will be bringing re-imagined reboots of 5 classic monster franchises.

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I'm going to take this opportunity to brighten up your Monday morning. Matador Julio Aparicio was feeling pretty good about his performance until the bull gored him through the jaw, up through his tongue, and into the roof of his mouth. Feeling brave this morning? Be sure to click through for the gruesome pictures!

In an effort to curb piracy, Warner Brothers decided to pirate MPV's Anti-Piracy software! MPV approached Warner with the software in 2003 and were turned down; sadly it appears that Warner is still using the technology to this day.

On this day in history: 

1610 - Buggery is criminalized for the first time in North America, when the Virginia colony declares that "[n]o man shal commit the horrible, and detestable sinnes of Sodomie upon pain of death."

Horror Headlines: Monday April 5th, 2010

Ryan Reynolds is coming back to horror once again as he's now signed on for Universal Pictures "R.I.P.D", the adaptation of Dark Horse Comics "Rest In Peace Department". Reynolds will be playing office Rick Cruz who recently died and as a result, has been transferred to the departments undead division. Also, he has killer abs... get it?

You know who we don't have enough news on anymore? Clint Howard. Thankfully, I can remedy that today! Take a look at Clint as Joseph Mengele in Uwe Boll's "Blood Rayne III: The Third Reich". It's up to Clint to figure out how to turn Hitler into a Dhampir before Natassia Malthe kicks his arse!

Classic horror mag "Famous Monsters of Filmland" is being brought back to life by IDW and the new cover has been revealed! Known for decades for its in-depth articles on monsters and make up extravaganzas, the return of this classic is pretty exciting! The magazine will re-launch at the Famous Monsters of Filmland convention in Indianapolis, IN July 9-11.

In Real People News: 

Two teenagers taking part in the local Des Moines easter egg hunt found an extra surprise this Sunday. While picking up those cute little pastel colored eggs made with love and glitter, then happened across a dead body.

A rural Illinois man has been arrested on two federal charges of Animal Cruelty. Hitting a deer while driving down a country road late at night is an unavoidable accident and is easily excused. When you build a special armored truck and film yourself running down deer to sell on DVD, it's a whole different story.

On this day in history: 

1815 - Mount Tambora erupts in what is now Indonesia, killing 12,000 and spewing eighty cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere at once. The blast is heard more than 900 miles away, and makes summer feel like winter in many parts of the world.

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