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The Roommate [Japan] (REVIEW)

I had a pretty scary roommate once. Guy had a tendency to lock himself in his room and watch conspiracy theory videos he downloaded off of the internet for hours on end. He duct taped newspaper over his bedroom windows. There were two separate occasions where he broke down laughing uncontrollably in the shower. He played “DOOM” almost every waking hour. Oh, and he also loved Alanis Morrissette. Like I said, creepy dude. And unfortunately for the filmmakers behind 2010’s import horror flick, “The Roommate”, he was way creepier than anything in this film.

Amityville II: The Possession (REVIEW)

Has there ever been a horror franchise more willing to throw anything at the wall and see what drips down than “The Amityville Horror”? It all started with a pair of remorseful homebuyers who lived for 28 days in a house where a teenager had murdered his family the year before.

Trailer for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell"

Here's the trailer for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell", his supernatural film starring Allison Lohman which sees a wide release May 29th of this year.

Here's the plot from IMDB:

A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 11th, 2009

The Pang Brothers, who apparently have already directed two Chinese language sequels to their film "The Eye", are prepping a third sequel to be titled "The Child's Eye" (get it), to be shot in 3D. Have any of you guys seen either of the first two sequels?

FOX has picked up the French horror film "Martyrs" for remake, pretty much ensuring that there will not be a good ending to this story. The original "Martyrs" is about a little girl found by cops, who it's revealed was held hostage for years in an abandoned slaughterhouse. There are no signs of abuse or sexual misconduct, but as they start to unravel the mystery of what happened to her, something even stranger starts to appear.

I don't usually report on "Twilight" news, but this tidbit was too interesting to pass up. It seems that Juan Antonio Bayona is in the running to direct the third film in the franchise. Bayona, a Guillermo Del-Toro protege, is the director of last year's "The Orphanage". Even if he did get the job, he'd obviously still be dealing with the source material, and the conveyor belt nature of it all, considering they've already pegged a June 30th, 2010 release. Keep in mind this is the THIRD film, not the second one, which hasn't even started yet.

I'm still really excited for "The Haunting in Connecticut", Lionsgate's late March release, but I'm not super psyched about this clip featuring a bird attack. Why? Well, I'm mighty sick of all the old ghost movie cliches, and the "animal goes apeshit" one is just about as old as they come.

In Real People News: 

Wow, you must be quite the ladies man to have no idea how many corpses you've had sex with during your 16 years working at a morgue. One would think he could at least ball park it.

I always thought that Australia was a beautiful place that I would love to live some day. Then I read stories like this one, about about a couple waking up next to a six foot tall kanagroo, and I think I'll take a pass.

On this day in history: 

1669: After a series of premonitional earthquakes near Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe spectacularly erupts, destroying the Sicilian town of Nicolosi and killing 20,000 people.

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