Hack/Slash

Horror Headlines: Wednesday July 15th, 2009

So the story is floating around today that "Harper's Island" on CBS is officially canceled. Of course, since it was basically a summer filler miniseries, I'm not sure how people thought it had a chance of being "picked up" anyway. Besides, wasn't everyone dead at the end? Oooops... spoiler!

"Anchor Bay" has picked up "Grace" for a DVD release and limited theatrical run. The indie has been blazing up the festival circuit lately, and Anchor Bay seems like a logical place for it to find a home. It's an extremely limited release, only hitting a few theaters in NY and LA, but if you live in those areas you just might have the chance to see it on the big screen. The film is about "a mother who brings her dead fetus to term, and gives birth to a child with an appetite for blood".

After numerous stumbles along the way, the comic adaptation "HACK/SLASH" has a new director. Frederik Bond will be replacing Todd Lincoln as the helmer. The film will supposedly begin shooting by the year's end. "HACK/SLASH" deals with a sexy young woman who travels the country, taking on homicidal maniacs and serial killers along the way.

"Zombieland" has a poster, and it's pretty sweet.

Hi-res pic of Linnea Quigley handing out Halloween candy in the "Night of the Demons" remake.

In Real People News: 

I've got a foolproof get-rich-quick scheme for you... all you have to do is have a cellphone and be able to act like a genie. I have no idea how to do that either, but I can't figure out everything for you. Take some initiative!

It seems like I shouldn't have to say this, but just to be safe... falling asleep in a recycling bin after a night of drinking is not a good idea. It will probably end up with you being dead.

I don't care if you are a "molecular gastronomist" - probably the most pretentious phrase I've ever had to type - you shouldn't be cooking with liquid nitrogen. It's a good way to lose both of your hands, like this dumbass.

On this day in history: 

1974: During a live broadcast of the Sarasota, Florida morning news program Suncoast Digest, newscaster Chris Chubbuck tells the audience: "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide." Then she blows her brains out with a .38 revolver.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday April 21st, 2009

If you get a chance this morning, DIGG our Corey Haim Rapping video and help us out! Now, on to today's news...

New "Final Destination 4" pics surfaced today. Does this signal the beginning of the hype-train for this one? Don't forget it's in glorious 3D, which means lots of heads and guts flying at your face. Ahhh, good times.

New "Whiteout" still, from the thriller starring Kate Beckinsale. Basically she's an FBI agent hunting a serial killer in Antarctica, right before the sun is about to set for 6 months. So yes, probably the least original story in the world at this point. And with the cold weather, I'm guessing we won't be seeing any leather body suits, either.

Todd Lincoln to adapt the comic "The Nye Incidents" for Dark Castle. Lincoln is currently working on Universal's adaptation of "Hack/Slash". So what's "The Nye Incidents" about? A children's television scientist who goes apeshit and kills all the world's children? I kid, I kid. It's actually about a "medical examiner on the hunt of a killer of alien abductees". Sounds pretty great, actually, although I still want to see my interpretation make it to the big screen.

Brad Dourif will be returning as the voice of "Chucky" in the upcoming remake of "Child's Play". Other than that news, all is quiet on the that front, so we'll give you more when we hear it.

"All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" will be hitting theaters July 17th? That's what Entertainment Weekly is telling us. I'm not seeing if it will be a wide release or not, but is that possible? Guess we'll find out.

In Real People News: 

You know how we're always saying that once our generation gets to the age where they're running for political office, we're all going to be screwed by incriminating evidence on the internet? Well, it's officially started. Better kiss that career in politics goodbye. (source complete with "ya, that's right" picture, priceless!)

The guy that tried to sell his daughter, famous for her role in "Slumdog Millionaire", denies the reports he requested 300,000$ for her. Unless of course you're interested in paying that much, in that case meet him around back.

90% of captive Koalas in Japan have "Koala-AIDS". Well, that's just depressing, isn't it.

On this day in history: 

1847: Lewis Keseberg, the final member of the Donner Party still stranded in the mountains, is escorted to safety by a fourth rescue party. Later accounts hold that Keseberg was discovered "seated, like a ghoul, in the midst of dead bodies, with his face and hands smeared with blood, and a kettle of human flesh boiling over the fire."

"Eve" Creator Bows to "Hack/Slash"

In yesterday's news we reported on a story regarding a new film called "Eve", and how its plot bore a striking resemblance to another film in production right now called "Hack & Slash". Both stories involve a sexy female with a dead parent who has made it her life mission to track down "slasher killers".

Horror Headlines: Monday March 30th, 2009

Horrorhound Weekend has come to a close and now it's time for recovery! In light of some frustrating flights home, I've stepped up from the review desk to allow Eric the time to rest after a delayed flight as well as give him some extra time to go choke a customer service specialist! Stay tuned this week for the Horrorhound Recap from Mark, as well as a Podcast episode recorded live from the convention floor!

Paramount and Myspace join forces for a new web-series called "Section 8". Borrowing a concept from the old "10 Little Indians" song, the series claims to be a supernatural thriller as we watch a different character knocked off each week and attempt to discover who the killer is. How long until the internet meme concept explodes as Facebook groups form for fans of a Myspace series?

Following in the footsteps of "Dead Space", Electronic Arts plans to release a "Dante's Inferno" animated film to accompany the games release. With the mild popularity of the "Dead Space" animated feature, could this be a new trend in the converging entertainment industry?

While Rogue Pictures continues to work on their "Hack/Slash" adaptation, indie newcomer Ratio Pictures borrows the concept in their announced flick, "Eve". They're not even trying to hide the fact with their feature starring a young girl that runs around hunting serial killers, there is sure to be some legal hullabaloo following this one before its scheduled 2010 start date.

The official site for "Sorority Row" has been launched by Summit Entertainment. As usual, there's not a lot to it that you haven't seen already, but we'll keep an eye out for future updates.

Rob Zombie plans to ditch the iconic "Halloween" score originally recorded by John Carpenter in 1978. There were elements of Carpenter's score used in the original remake back in 2007.

In Real People News: 

A Norfolk man drops dead after playing Wii Fit. The doctors have dubbed the occurrence as "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome". With my superior medical knowledge, I'd be more likely to diagnose this as "Fat Man Running in Place for 2 Hours Syndrome".

A man in Washington state pays a $200 traffic fine with a plastic baggie filled with coins, bills and urine. Witnesses say he was rather pissed off.

A UK study proves bald men don't get laid. I would like to take this moment to remind you the ladies out there that the story mentions "Bald Men", not "Balding Men". I'm not out of the game yet!

On this day in history: 

March 30th, 1968. Two Bowery children happen across the body of a homeless drug addict in the street. The body was Bobby Driscol, the voice of Walk Disney's "Peter Pan".

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