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Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 26th, 2012

I will literally believe anything Paul Giamatti tells me. He could walk up to me right now and tell me the sky is green and I'd high five him and say, "Right on! I love your movies". So if he tells me that "Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires" is still going to happen then I believe him. The film would be a sequel to 2002's "Bubba Ho-tep" and Giamatti would play Colonel Parker, the former manager of Elvis. How awesome would it be to have Giamatti as your personal life manager? Just wake up and he tells you what to eat and stuff? He's not in the best shape so that might not work out but still. He seems like a nice guy.

Good news kids. "The Walking Dead" has officially been picked up by AMC for a fourth season. But there's some bad news also here. Glen Mazzara, the guy who replaced Frank Darabont as the shows driver, has left the show as well. No word yet on who will replace him but word on campus is the reason for the split is a difference of opinion between Mazzara and AMC. Really just makes me think how happy I am that Eric and I came to an agreement on who should be the drunk one on the podcast pretty quickly.

I'm just going to come right out and say it. I love the movie "Mean Girls". I guess a lot of people do though so I'm not really admitting anything crazy here. Whatever, I'm sorry I let you into my soul now. The reason I bring up the film is because it's director, Mark Helmer, has been tapped to direct a new coming of age vampire flick titled "Vampire Academy". Based on the book with the same name the story tells the tale of a young lass who travels to a hidden school where she learns the ways of a special breed of vampires who can walk in the daylight. Honestly this sounds like some sort of Skinamax flick and I pray they land Lindsay Lohan as the lead.

The Walking Dead Season 1 on Sale!

Like many of you, I enjoyed the hell out of AMC's new series "The Walking Dead" last season. I was extremely surprised they managed a gritty, gory tale of the zombie apocalypse that was paired with great acting and characters with personality. Most can agree that this is also a series that isn't just for die hard zombie or horror fans - the true drama is about human survival during the end of the known world, and the stories of the survivors can appeal to almost anyone.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday July 6th, 2009

Gore Verbinski has surfaced from the depths to talk about the delays surrounding the big screen adaptation of 2K Games "Bioshock", sighting troubles of maintaining a manageable budget while keeping a hard R rating.

AMC made clear some time ago that director Frank Darabont would only be directing the pilot of their epic undead series "The Walking Dead". As the production of the show hits full steam, AMC starts to look towards their next director with their sites set firmly on "Breaking Bad" helmer Michelle Maxwell McLaren.

Nobody knows for sure what the viral "Patient Zero" is advertising, but the postcards handed out to patrons of this weekend's Anime Expo are intriguing at least.

Who is Roger Jackson? He's none other than that gravely voice we hear on the phone whenever Ghostface calls to flirt with Drew Barrymore in the "Scream" movies. Not that it makes much of a difference on the outcome of "Scream 4", Mr. Jackson has officially signed on to reprise his role.

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Some guy in England thought it would be a good idea to make jelly out of a piece of Princess Di's hair. Surprisingly, he only made $10 off of his concoction on Ebay.

Indian police rescued a man who had been held prisoner in a 6 foot by 3 foot coffin since 2007.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 30th, 2010

With "Hot Tub Time Machine" being a moderate success, director Steve Pink is taking aim at a horror comedy for his next project. "The Werewolves of Reseda" will chronicle the suburban lives of werewolves and how it makes their lives better.

With today's rough economy, even our favorite screen stars are feeling the pinch. That's why you can now find Jason, Freddy and Chucky in recent Burger King ads.

According to Production Weekly, "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov will be tackling a classic as he has signed on to direct "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein". A recent novel by Peter Ackroyd, the story tells of the days when Victor Frankenstein meets the lovely poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Frank Darabont must be doing something right as AMC has ordered up six episodes of "The Walking Dead", which has yet to begin filming or even cast its main star.

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After meeting his Wiccan girlfriend just three days earlier, an Albuquerque man finds himself stabbed to death after asking his new girl if he could watch her pee. I'd take that as a 'no'.

After drunkenly asking a girl if she would be interested in a more intimate setting, the girl, her boyfriend and his best friend proceeded to strip the man down, beat him profusely and sodomize him with a mop handle until he died from internal injuries.

On this day in history: 

1968 - Two children in the Bowery come across the body of a homeless drug addict later identified as Bobby Driscol, 31, the voice of Disney's "Peter Pan".

Horror Headlines: Monday March 29th, 2010

We all know now that AMC is working on a "Walking Dead" pilot with director Frank Darabont. What we don't know is who is going to play the show's pivotal lead character Rick Grimes. There has been little speculation up until now, but sources reveal that Johny Lee Miller is currently a front runner for the role.

With MTV canceling the long running and factual portrayal "The Hills", Heidi Montag has set her sights on Hollywood to continue funding her plastic surgery addiction. Next on her slate of plans is writing the world's first 3D beach comedy about a killer shark that she fights off with her 3D DDD sized boobs. I'm not making this up.

The Syfy channel sets its sights high this summer as they plan the release of a new series, "Haven". Based on the Stephen King novella "The Colorado Kid", a tale of a FBI agent visiting Haven, Maine to discover that the entire town is an enclave that serves as refuge for people suffering from supernatural abilities. The show will star Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

In Real People News: 

Mafia kingpin Salvatore Lo Piccolo went back to court recently and won a pivotal case. Lo Piccolo, despite his murderous mafia ways, is a shy man. The case he won was to be able to poop in prison without being watched by security cams. That there is proof that the Italian justice system works folks.

An Indiana man walks into his local grocery store and begins attacking the hamburger patches with a large hunting knife, then covering the meat with dog food. When finally subdued, Anthony Coffman admits that he committed the act because God told him to save the girls from beef.

On this day in history: 

1979 - A U.S. House of Representatives committee report finds that John F. Kennedy's assassination was the result of a conspiracy.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 26th, 2010

Comic book fans have been a twitter over the announcement of Frank Darabont directing a series for AMC entitled "The Walking Dead". Ready to be a little more excited? Coming Attractions has gotten their hands on an early copy of the script and it's looking pretty good so far!

Sam Worthington continues to try and take over Hollywood as he signs on to the upcoming Alex Proyas project "Dracula: Year Zero".

"Supernatural" fans are about to get their fix as the new web series spinoff "Ghostfacers" prepares for launch.

In a move deemed "smart" by absolutely no one, Lions Gate has exercised an option in Kevin Gruetert's contract forcing him to direct "Saw VII: 3D", the followup to his film "Saw VI". It was announced last week that he would be helming "Paranormal Activity 2", which apparently didn't sit well with LG, so they're officially going home and taking their toys with them.

In Real People News: 

A midwife cracks under the pressure of delivering a baby and proceeds to hack the baby out with a pair of scissors.

Hundreds of Russian Orthodox followers fall ill after partaking in contaminated holy water.

On this day in history: 

1979 - 70 year old millionaire Nelson Rockefeller suffers a massive heart attack while having sex with his 27 year old research assistant. Rockefeller later dies in transit to the hospital.

Horror Headlines: Thursday October 1st, 2009

"Walking Dead" author Robert Kirkman sat down with MTV to talk about the TV version of the show, to be directed by Fran Darabont. In the interview Kirkman discusses fans' fears of a lack of gore on AMC, but he has faith in Darabont, who he says understands the story 100%.

Are you over the whole "Twilight" flavor of vampire teen romance? Fear not, as Unique Features has picked up the film rights to Maggie Stiefvater's "Shiver", a teen werewolf romance novel. There's enough love to go around!

Lionsgate has released a slew of promo stills from their latest batch of Ghost House Underground films. Included in the bunch are a new Jack Ketchum adaptation as well as "Blair Witch" maestro Eduardo Sanchez's "Seventh Moon".

In Real People News: 

Have you eaten breakfast yet? You may want to wait. Doctors in Bhiwandi discover over 40 housefly maggots in the nose of a 70 year old woman while investigating her mysterious 3-day nosebleed. Good morning!

As a retaliation for 10 years of abuse from his iron worker father, a Thai teen chops off his father's hands while he sleeps. There's probably a Bobbit joke to be made here, but I'll leave that alone.

Not to be outdone, this Colorado teen shot his father in the back of the head after being raped by the man. He then dismembered his body and fed the remains to local Coyotes.

On this day in history: 

1910 – A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday August 12th, 2009

Frank Darabont is looking to shoot an adaptation of the graphic novel series "The Walking Dead", as a television series for AMC. That's one you don't hear every day.

Check out some decent "Zombieland" virals, each one containing a Zombieland "rule", brought to you by Woody Harrelson. Not the worst thing I've ever seen.

"2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys", the sequel to Tim Sullivan's "2001 Maniacs", has officially wrapped shooting. Expect to hear more from this project in the near future.

Do I want to see a horror/comedy called "Dahmer vs Gacey"? Well, no actually, I don't. But I'll let you make up your own mind.

In Real People News: 

Ah man, there are some things you just don't do, and groping Minnie Mouse is one of them. The Magic Kingdom definitely frowns upon that sort of thing.

Why is it that no matter what the story is, The Daily Mail finds a way to compare it to "Dr. Who"? What do you guys get like 1 television station over there?

Florida man arrested for child porn, blames it on his cat. Surprisingly, the authorities weren't convinced.

On this day in history: 

30 BC: Cleoptara, Queen of Egypt and former wife to Julius Caesar, commits suicide by means of venomous snakebite to the mammary gland.

Episode 5 - "The Mist" and "Hitman"

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The Mist (REVIEW)

"The Mist" opens in a sleepy Maine town as a deadly storm is rolling in. Once it has passed, we see that the aftermath has left a pretty sizable hole in the house of our protagonist David (played by Thomas Jane). David then takes his child Jake and his neighbor Brent (played by Andre Braugher) into town for supplies, leaving his wife at home. As most of you have probably figured out by now, he doesn't ever come back.

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