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Horror Headlines: Monday, July 16th, 2012

I'm sorry I've been MIA for a couple days. I just had a lot going on. A wedding, my child's first birthday party and a house full of out of town guests. Look I said I'm sorry! You know I don't get paid for this right? I do this out of the kindness of my heart. You should get down on your knees and kiss my feet every day you get to enjoy my news. Look I'm sorry, that last part might have been a little bit too far. God I said I'm sorry! What do you want from me?! You're such a prick sometimes!

We're a few months away from Halloween but the good folks overt at Universal Studios have dropped word that both "The Walking Dead" and "Silent Hill" will be featured in this year's Halloween Horror Nights. No word yet on what the attractions will be just yet but if I was to guess I'd think for "The Walking Dead" you'll just chase a little kid around a farm for 2 hours and eventually get killed because his stupid ass won't stay in the house.

Despite earlier word that there was no chance in hell the film was going to happen it looks like Guillermo del Toro is very much looking forward to making "Hellboy 3". In a recent interview the ever busy director let loose that him and Ron Perlman are together and trying to make the flick happen. He also went on to say that he's still very much interested in making "At The Mountains Of Madness". He also confirmed that there is in fact an Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and he owns a Unicorn.

The good folks over at Showtime are teaming up with the gang that brought you "Hung" for a new supernatural thriller series titled "Sleep No More". No word on filming or air dates but the series will focus on a small town where the dead continue to return from the grave. I can't stop giggling over "Hung".

"Community" star Gillian Jacobs has signed on to costar with Ken Marino in a new horror/comedy titled "Milo". The project follows Duncan, played by Marino, a guy who thinks he has a demon living inside his stomach that's causing all his ailments. I thought the same thing the last time I ate at Denny's. Moons Over My Hammy. Am I right?

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I know I've only been a parent for a year now but I'd like to think I'll never get to the point where I lock my little bundle of joy in a chicken coop and force her to wear a shock collar. I mean I can't say for 100% sure it won't happen. I just like to think I'll never get there.

A 27 year old California woman is under arrest after she attacked her boyfriend for bringing her the wrong beer. I'm not saying I support domestic violence but sometimes I think the law should go light on people. Just saying.

Horror Headlines: Monday September 13th, 2010

In a bit of sad news, veteran character actor Kevin McCarthy passed away at the age 96. You'll recognize McCarthy from many iconic genre movies such as "Piranha", "Twilight Zone: The Movie", "Invasion of the Body Snatches" and many many more.

Despite the fact that filming is nearly complete, Wes Craven has added "Friday Night Lights" star Amber Teagarden to the cast of "Scream IV". They also released a few images from the movie that proves that there will be blood this time around. You know, in case you were wondering if a "Scream" movie was going to be bloody or not.

The movie's been delayed for so long that most people have forgotten about it by now. Despite that, there is a new 33 second clip of Jennifer Lynch's "Hisss" online. It's kind of nice to see practical effects showing up in this day and age.

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A Kentucky man goes nuts and kills his wife and step-daughter plus 3 neighbors, all before turning the gun on himself in a recent trailer park rampage. Witnesses say that his rage started that morning when his wife failed to cook his eggs the way he liked.

On this day in history: 

1916 - Mary the circus elephant is publicly executed in the Erwin, Tennessee railyard, after killing a drifter named Red Eldridge the previous day. The five-ton animal is hung from a derrick car in front of 3,000 onlookers, and left there for half an hour.

Horror Headlines: Monday October 12th, 2009

Visiting Universal's Halloween Horror Nights on the West Coast and worried about finding your way around? Worry no more! Check out Universal's iPhone app for the fest. Ain't technology grand?

Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" gets bumped ALL the way to January 2010, and in the meantime will be "converted" into 3D. An interesting move considering we don't even fully know what the film's about yet. Thoughts?

Bored at work today? Got the day off? Check out The Jigsaw Game. Should be good for freaking out your co-workers.

If you're interested in Platinum Dunes' remake of "A Nightmare on Elm St.", visit their Twitter page for updates including behind the scenes set photos, beginning today.

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This guy sounds like a real life "Maniac Cop". You know, only without Bruce Campbell and all the campiness.

Mmmm... nothing sounds better while you're eating breakfast than a heaping helping of Sea Mucus. Gross.

The famous gun-toting soccer mom who made headlines recently for her love of her handgun, has been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. I believe the phrase you were looking for is, "holy shit, that's ironic!"

On this day in history: 

1978: Former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabs girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in room 100 of New York's Chelsea Hotel. Because Sid remembers nothing about the crime, theories include robbery and an abortive suicide pact. Vicious dies of an ugly heroin overdose shortly before his trial.

Horror Headlines: Monday August 3rd, 2009

Richard Kelly's "The Box" has been pushed back a week to November 6th, 2009. The studio is continuing their trend of treating this film like a dirty whore, so I wouldn't set your heart on a release date until you're actually sitting in a seat.

So, yesterday Lindsday Lohan seemed to indicate via her twitter page that she had signed on to Robert Rodriguez's "Machete". A quick perusal of the page now reveals that the tweets in question have been deleted. So... that may or may not have happened.

In Real People News: 

There is now an online archive of the biggest criminal trials from the 18th, 29th and 20th centuries. The archive does include the trial of "Jack The Ripper", Dr Thomas Neil Cream, who confessed to the murders despite the fact that he had been in jail when some of them had been committed.

If you're going to pass a bad check, you might not want to have it be to a voodoo priestess. I hear they're pretty good at the whole revenge thing.

These declassified Russian documents on UFO's are pretty saucy... at least if you're like me and love a good UFO conspiracy theory. Check it out.

On this day in history: 

1966: Comedian and social critic Lenny Bruce dies of a morphine overdose in his Hollywood Hills home, two years after his original obituary was published in The Realist. At the time of his death, Bruce was being maliciously harassed by police and districts attorney in various states for his groundbreaking standup performances, causing great difficulty in finding venues at which to perform.

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