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Horror Headlines: Friday July 23rd, 2010

The fine people behind the upcoming "Saw 3D" release have put out a pretty dandy 3D poster that will blow your little peepers out of their sockets. There's also a solid chance this will be the best part of this movie, so enjoy it while it lasts.

"Dexter Early Cuts: Dark Echo", which is a brand spanking new animated webisode found it's way to Comic Con and the internerds are all a flutter. The web series gives us all a chance to see what went on in our favorite serial killer's life before the show started. In episode three he goes out an buys all those cool cabana shirts.

Fresh from Comic Con comes news that Guillermo del Toro is going to be making a "Haunted Mansion" movie based on the Disney ride. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about this but apparently they aren't going to be asking Eddie Murphy to join the cast. Am I the only one who enjoyed the last one? I can't be alone here.

In order to build up the hype around it's estimated 2014 release the fine people behind the "Night Of The Demons" remake have released a poster. Alright the 2014 thing is kind of bullshit, it just feels like we've been talking about this masterpiece forever now. You can't rush Shannon Elizabeth and her perfection.

If you loved "The Mutant Chronicles", and honestly who didn't, you'll be excited to know that its creator Simon Hunter is currently working on a new a new flick titled "Safe House". I'll be honest, I didn't like "The Mutant Chronicles" and I could care less about this, but I thought I should post one thing that didn't come out of Comic Con.

In Real People News: 

I would love to mock this guy in South Carolina who was killed after he got drunk and tried to high five a train but I can't. Not because I'm a sensitive person and it isn't cool to make fun of the dead but because I've gotten pretty wasted and tried to slap the subway a number of times.

A two headed bearded dragon sounds like the most frightening thing Jesus even invented but honestly it's adorable. The kind of adorable that makes you want to go out and slap a train.

On this day in history: 

1984 - Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 1st, 2010

If you were one of the few people that were still concerned over the whereabouts of Jill Valentine in "Resident Evil: Afterlife", fear not; a new teaser poster confirms that Sienna Guillory will be returning to the role.

Indie films draw inspiration from odd places but "Last Supper: The Russelville Hacksaw Murders" takes the cake. Based on a line of dialog from John Carpenter's original "Halloween", the movie is about Charlie Bowles, a respected Russelville theater owner who decides to go nuts on the town.

Shannon Doherty isn't letting her early loss on "Dancing With the Stars" hold her down. The actress has now named her next project, the animated web series entitled "Mari-Kari" for FearNET.

This weekend director Guillermo Del Toro announced that he will be stepping away from the "Hobbit" films. For the story's genre slant, the director will be concentrating on a US Remake of "The Orphanage" and is rumored to be looking at "In The Mountains of Madness" as his next project.

Xbox Live fans, keep your eyes peeled on the Arcade this summer as they prepare to bring us possibly the greatest zombie cross over ever. This summer will see the release of RISK: Factions. The first faction we'll be facing off against in classic RISK game play? Zombies of course.

In Real People News: 

Bangladeshi prostitutes have been discovered to be taking a cattle based steroid called Oradexon to make themselves more competitive in the 800 girl strong brothels. Facing many clients a day, the girls feel that the cattle steroid makes them stronger for the days work as well as making them bigger since Bangladeshi men seem to favor large women.

Daly City policemen go searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack as they try and track down who was selling tainted drugs at the local Cow Palace Rave which left 1 person dead and 5 others in critical condition. At last count, they know of at least 70 people selling drugs on site that night.

On this day in history: 

2001 - In just two minutes, Nepal's royal family is nearly exterminated by one of its own. With a selection of machine guns, Crown Prince Dipendra massacres eight relatives, including King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya. He then turns the gun on himself. Even though Dipendra winds up comatose in a hospital bed, a government council crowns him king anyway. The new monarch dies three days later.

First clip from "Splice"

Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley star in the new film "Splice" about two genetic engineers and the creature they create when they splice together human and animal DNA. Written and directed by Vincenzo Natali of "Cube" fame, while the film looks kind of silly, I will totally give it my open mind in hopes it comes close to Cube's compact tension building mind-fuck.

While the creature in the clip looks kind of cute, like a naked mole rat, I can't help thinking they built an entire movie around a clip from an MTV hidden camera show.

Updated "District 9" Trailer Hits The Net

There’s a message in the new trailer for “District 9” I just know it. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with intolerance and people being nicer to cockroaches or something along those lines. Anyway an updated version of the trailer Eric posted a couple weeks back has made it’s way online. This time the aliens face is not blurred and his speech has been subtitled. Everything else is the same from the original trailer but with the new subtitles we now understand that our new outer space friends just want to go home. But we’re sure as hell not going to let them.

Horror Headlines: Thursday May 7th, 2009

Good morning folks! Want to download the score of "Martyrs" for free? Well, apparently the composer of the film has given it up, temporarily, for free on the internet. Click on the link and start downloading!

Katie Holmes to star in the Guillermo Del Toro produced "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"? Yup, it became official yesterday. The remake follows a young woman who moves back in with her father and his girlfriend, only to be hounded by a supernatural entity. It's about to start shooting, which should give me a good 6 to 8 months before the release to chastise those who preferred turtle-faced Maggie Gylenhaal in "The Dark Knight". Prepare yourselves.

Endearing Indie title of the week: "It Ate His Face". I also like how they misspell "Michigan" in the synopsis... good times.

Due to some impending financial trouble for Senator Distribution, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" has been moved yet again to the "to be determined" block of their releases. I officially give up. It's a fun movie that won't do well in theaters... why not just put it out on DVD and make some money? At this rate, everyone and their brother with a modicum of computer skills will have already seen it by the time it gets released. Use your heads, people.

Jerry O'Connell, he of fat-kid in "Stand By Me" fame, joins the cast of Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" remake, thereby solidifying this as the silliest horror film currently in production. I can't wait.

In Real People News: 

According to official fatwas in Saudi Arabia against females working out at gyms, "virginity may be lost through the movement and jumping". Hmmm... maybe the problems in the Middle East are simpler than we imagine... because that shows a basic misunderstanding of human anatomy. Maybe we just need to send them some textbooks? Or at least a "No Fat Chicks" shirt so they understand the importance of female fitness, that should do the trick.

What would YOU do to celebrate your son's release from jail? Get arrested for illegally hunting wild hogs? Well then, you must live in Florida, we should hang out some time.

On this day in history: 

1945: German admiral Carl Doenitz unconditionally surrenders to Allied forces at Reims, France, thus ending the war in Europe.

Episode 26 - "The Orphanage"

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The crew reviews the Spanish film "The Orphanage" in celebration of Mother's Day. Wait, what?

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