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Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 28th, 2011

Hey remember Haley Joel Osment? The little fella who could see dead people in "The Sixth Sense" and creeped his way into all of our hearts back in 1999? Well it looks like he's back in the horror genre with a starring role in the upcoming Frankenstein flick "Wake the Dead". The movie is based on a novel by Steve Niles and it appears Osment will play the mad doctor Victor Frankenstein. So I guess his character will see dead people. Get it? Cause ya know... the Frankenstein monster was dead or something... Comedic gold.

Speaking of 1999, another film called "The Blair Witch Project" came out that year also. Well Eduardo Sanchez, one half of the writing and directing team behind the Blair Witch, is heading back into the woods with his new film "Exists". The movie will follow a group of teenagers who find themselves trapped in a cabin in the middle of a forrest being attacked by a bigfoot like creature. There better be some close up shots of people's snot. You can't top the classics.

Jim Uhls, who adapted Chuck Palahniuk's book "Fight Club" for the big screen, and Trent Reznor are teaming up to create a new mini series for HBO based on the Nine Inch Nails album "Year Zero". The series will take place in the year 2022 and show a world run by a corrupt government. And needless to say I will be both bored and confused by the entire thing.

Lauren Cohan, who wasn't on "The Hills" apparently and Scott Wilson are the latest additions to the ever growing cast of the second season of "The Walking Dead". Wilson will play the owner of a farm that the traveling group ends up on and Cohen will play his daughter. I hope she doesn't end up with that jerk Brody Jenner. She can do so much better than him and he's only after one thing.

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Little tip for the ladies out there. If the cops show up at your house because you've been beating the crap out of your boyfriend a sure fire way to get out of going to jail is not biting the arresting officer. Sounds obvious I know but a 30 year old woman in Ohio is under arrest for just that. And the kicker is now that she claims to be HIV positive. I bet she gets off with a warning.

And fellas this one is for you. If the cops show up because there's been complaints about loud arguments you might want to wait till after they leave before urinating on your significant other like this guy in South Carolina did. Or not doing it at all. I should say don't pee on your loved one at all, right? Yeah.. don't do it.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday May 25th, 2011

"Let Me In" Wunder-Director Matt Reeves has signed on to tackle the Frankenstein flick "This Dark Endeavor" based on the book with the same name. The film is just the latest in a long line of Frankenstein based films to be announced which means 2012 could very much be the year of the reanimated dead. Neck bolts are going to be soooo hot, I can just feel it.

The latest name to be added to the cast of "Dexter" season 6 is none other than Edward James Olmos. Colin Hanks and Mos Def have already been signed on and I can only assume that the addition of Olmos means that Dexter will be moving to a rough inner city and Olmos will play a teacher who shows him the powers of math. That's not racist, he did it in "Stand and Deliver".

So many people have been added to the cast of "Hunger Games" that I have officially forgotten what the movie is even about and now that Lenny Kravitz is on board I just want to punch it right in the face. I'm kidding, it's about two areas that send children to battle each other. I'm not kidding about the punching in the face though, Lenny Kravitz is a prick.

If you're like me then you spend most of your time as a bachelor paying strange women to break into your home, tie you up and torture you for two hours. Well good news fellow deviants, the movie "Kidnapped" is everything you've dreamt of and more and there's a new trailer out for the film to prove it. Of course I don't believe there's any sort of safe word involved in this, so that could get sketchy.

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A North Carolina man is under arrest after he walked into his local Salvation Army, took off his pants and sat down on a couch with all his goodness hanging out for the world to see. Of course the obvious question here is how much is the couch discounted now that it's all covered in creepy old man juices.

Must be open season for showing your genitals in North Carolina because here's another guy who was so pissed off that his local Bojangles ran out of fried chicken that he decided to whip his bits out and show the woman working at the drive-thru window. I have no idea how that solves the chicken problem but I like his enthusiasm.

Horror Headlines: Thursday February 24th, 2011

A trailer for Danny Boyle's "Frankenstein" has made its way online and from the name I'm guessing it a retelling of the classic story but from the video I have no clue what the hell is going on. I would think you can't call a movie "Frankenstein" and then have it be about to star crossed lovers who find each other in the middle of an amusement park but what the hell do I know.

A new trailer for "Source Code", which I had no idea about but Duncan Jones made it and he made "Moon" so now I'm excited, has hit the tubes and it's your civic duty to watch it. I'm not even sure how to explain it because the description sounds fake but I think there's something about Jake Gyllenhaal trying to stop a bomb from going off, or a web site from crashing, probably the first one though.

You like the Ha-Ha yes? Good, if you said no I was going to ask you to get the hell of my lawn. But since you do here's the new trailer for "Paul" which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a couple of comic book geeks who come across an alien during a road trip. I swear you better like the Ha-Ha.

Flesh eating acid, a killer High School Mascot and a bunch of kids stuck in a school? Sign me up folks! Here's the trailer for the new flick from "Gutterballs" director Ryan Nicholson titled "Famine". Just so we're clear I don't want those things to happen to me, I just want to see a movie with it. Don't show up to my house dressed as a Spartan looking to murder me or anything.

In Real People News: 

An Oklahoma man who apparently thinks highly of himself was recently arrested while trying to sneak a chainsaw out of store by shoving it down his pants. Those things can't just turn on can they? I'm not very manly but I assume they can't but man that would be awesome if it had.

Stealing from someone and posting a picture of yourself holding the cash you stole on facebook is stupid. Posting that photo on the person's facebook page that you stole it from is crazy stupid. Or really ballsy. Mostly stupid because you'll get arrested for it for sure. But still, they must be the size of cantaloupes to pull that kind of crap.

Lon Chaney Jr: Fun Times on Live TV

Lon Chaney Jr is without a doubt, one of the most iconic actors in horror history. Apparently he also had a raging alcohol problem as well. "Tales of Tomorrow" was an anthology science fiction series that was performed and broadcasted live on television from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such famous stories as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Black Planet, The Last Man on Earth, and Frankenstein, which starred none other than Mr. Chaney Jr. himself.

Frankenstein Conquers the World (REVIEW)

“They Saved Hitler’s Brain” is a made for TV masterpiece from 1966. Well, actually it’s a titular masterpiece that was originally a 1963 theatrical release under the much less appealing name, “The Madmen of Mandoras”. Anyway, in the film, the Fuhrer’s head is kept alive on a remote South American island so that the 1000 year Reich might rise again. It’s not a hugely entertaining or memorable movie but odds are if you are genre film fan the title is familiar to you.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday February 16th, 2010

If you thought the 2008 "Death Race" was a one shot deal, you were wrong! Universal Home Video has announced the direct to video sequel "Death Race: Frankenstein Lives" starring Luke Goss in drivers seat. Joining him will be the likes of Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Sean Bean, which makes you wonder which part of the track their careers crashed in.

"Taxi Driver" appears to be the next film slated for a modern remake but could there be actual hope for this one? Rumors were confirmed that Martin Scorecese, Lars Von-Trier and Robert DeNiro are all involved, with a strong chance of DeNiro reprising his Travis Bickle role.

Just off of the news of Neil Marshall's next epic "Centurion", the director has spoken of his plans to step into the producers chair for Ian D Fleming's "Ghosts of Slaughterford".

Ever read the synonymous trio of books written by Dean Koontz? Neither have I, but they are now slated for the feature film treatment.

In Real People News: 

A group of New York City morgue employees are caught posing corpses in bizarre and humorous poses and taking photos, as opposed to respectfully dealing with the remains.

A woman in Daytona Beach Shores, FL is arrested for trying to set fire to her neighbors condo with a Molotov Cocktail. She was upset because the neighbor was purportedly using the internet. According to the woman, computers were used to murder people on the internet and weren't allowed on the property. It was all okay though because she stated she received a presidential pardon before she pumped the gas for her cocktails. What?

On this day in history: 

1959 - Failed baseball player Fidel Castro is sworn in as President For Life of Cuba

Hammer Horrors: Frankenstein Created Woman

In the spirit of Eric taking a stroll down nostalgia lane with his 'Re-Education' series, I've decided to take a walk myself. I've been a long time lover of Hammer Studios, the UK's home of horror throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's. With their age and unique flavor of horror, I figured it was a good opportunity to share something that not so many horror fans are familiar with these days.

To kick things off, I give you Peter Cushing in Frankenstein Created Woman.

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