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Horror Headlines: Monday March 8th 2010

In Real People News: 

A U.K. teacher not only allowed a student to have sex in his hotel room while on a class trip to Portugal, he even setup a camera to video tape the action. When caught by the student, the teachers excuse was "It's just a joke!"

Two cute and adorable pugs feast upon the flesh of their owner while he lay dead for nearly two weeks.

On this day in history: 

1973 - Paul McCartney is fined 100 UKP for growing marijuana at his farm on the Mull of Kintyre

Horror Headlines: Friday, November 13th, 2009

So I went to see a midnight screening of 2012 last night. While this movie is wholly idiotic and about three hours long, it was made even more interminable by the wannabe-black frat-boy douche behind me that wouldn't shut up. About an hour in, I lost it, stood up and told him to “Shut the fuck up or I'll bash your fucking brains in!”. Normally, I like to think of myself as a level-headed fella, but talking during a movie is one of the few things that will drive me over the edge into violence. What ever happened to cinematic politeness and respect for others?

Paul WS Anderson is back on Castlevania. God, does anyone really care anymore? At this point I'd be happy if Uwe Boll made the damn thing just so we can quit reporting on it.

In other Paul WS Anderson news, a prequel to last year's (INSANELY AWESOME) Death Race is in the writing stages. It will focus on the early years of Frank...oh, wait a minute...yep, Paul WS Anderson is off the, hold on...OK. He's back on.

Hey, if you were going to pen a remake of the 1980s horror classic Fright Night, wouldn't your first pick be some chick who regularly writes episodes of Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy? No? WELL THAT'S WHY YOU'RE NOT A HOLLYWOOD STUDIO EXECUTIVE, YOU WORTHLESS PILE OF SHIT.

In Real People News: 

A Salt Lake City homeowner set up various traps to catch a local burglar. The thief, a certain Mr. Joseph Pesci, wiped paint and feathers out of his eyes and vowed to “Get that Goddamn Kevin McCallister!” as he was being led away by cops.

Russian Prime Minister Putin won the respect of the Russian hip-hop community at a recent party. Not from his hip-hop skills, mind you, but for passing out free loaves of bread. IN MOTHER RUSSIA, THERE AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE THE SOCIALIST PARTY 'CAUSE THE SOCIALIST PARTY WILL SHOOT YOU FOR DISSENTION! WHAT A COUNTRY!

On this day in history: 

n 2005, Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been "cured" of HIV. Sadly, he was killed two days later, by, ironically enough, a bus full of AIDS patients.

Alright. And, on that note, I hope you enjoyed today's Fowler Friday, because I am off next week. I'll be at Horrorhound Weekend, representing with Mark and Casey. Come up and say “hi”. If you're lucky, maybe even Colin Farrell will show up and spray you with beer that is being use to simulate an ejaculating penis. OI, SLAG OFF YA WANKERS.

Diablo Cody interviews Tom Holland?

Diablo Cody, writer of the upcoming "Jennifer's Body", spoke to genre vet Tom Holland at her Mondo Diablo film festival last year after a screening of his first film "Fright Night". I'm a big fan of Holland's work (thanks, free HBO and ill-spent youth) and the insights here are interesting. He talks about the inspirations behind the film, the advantage of getting an effects crew that had just come off of Ghostbusters, and how the film is a love letter to the classic horror he watched as a kid. Plus he answers some sexy questions from the audience!

Let's hope some Tom Holland horror magic rubbed off on Cody.

Horror Headlines: Thursday May 14th, 2009

Universal picks up the film rights to Dark Horse Comic's "The Secret", and have hired Scott Milam to write the adaptation of the 4 part comic. The plot essentially sounds like a revenge slasher to me, anyone read it?

Dreamworks grabs Tom Holland's classic horror film "Fright Night" for a remake, about "a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires." The producers involved claim they will be attempting to retain the "horror/comedy" vibe of the original.

So, Rob Zombie says that's not the real "Halloween 2" poster that everyone reported on last week. Seems strange that he would only speak up on this after now, but I'm sure it has nothing to do with the universal hatred of the thing. Nah, that can't be it.

A film is in the works from producer Ed Bass ("While She Was Out") based on the true life story of female serial killer Belle Gunness, a classic "black widow" of a killer. He's got a little more optimistic outlook on things, describing it as "a woman looking for love and never quite finding it." I guess that's one way to look at it.

You may have to sit down for this one. Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent are attached to a "Jekyl and Hyde" adaptation directed by Abel Ferarra. There aren't enough synapses in my tiny pea brain to possibly make sense of that sentence. Looks like a job for the hive-mind to me.

In Real People News: 

If you're pregnant, drunk all the time, and awaiting drunk-driving charges, drinking a case of wine on the steps of the courthouse with a friend might be considered uncouth. Just saying.

Hey, turns out that video you're watching the internet really is someone's wife who's cheating on them. Which I suppose is not so fun if you happen stumble upon one starring your wife.

Hmmm, I would pay pretty good money to see Jesse Ventura waterboard Dick Cheney. I have a feeling I'm not alone on that one, either.

On this day in history: 

1610: Fanatical monk Francois Ravaillac jumps aboard the coach of King Henry IV and stabs him twice through the open window. Then the French monarch bleeds to death before medical help can reach him.

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