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Horror Headlines: Tuesday, April 17th, 2011

It looks like we are officially done bitching about the cold and have jumped right into complaining about the heat. Anyone who's ever said they don't want to move to an area with a warm climate because they'd "miss the seasons" should be punched in the throat.

I've always been a fan of the term "Heebie-Jeebies". It's just a lot of fun to say, hear, and read. Try it yourself. I'll wait. Fun, right? Trent Haaga on the other hand I could take or leave. He created the much discussed "Deadgirl" and has lined up a new film about a small town that comes under attack by a strange monster. The title is "Heebie-Jeebies". I kind of thought that was implied.

Hollywood hot dog (I don't know what that means) Ridley Scott has dropped the bomb that the version of "Prometheus" we will see and enjoy on June 8th will indeed be a director's cut and be edited from his original version. He then goes on to explain that this pretty much happens in every movie ever made and that it's not really a big deal. I'm sorry this is the worst news item I've ever posted.

Jared Harris, who plays the saucy Britt on "Mad Men" has been cast in the upcoming Hammer Horror flick "The Quiet Ones". Harris will play a professor who leads his students in a dangerous experiment trying to produce a poltergeist. Based on the title of the film I assume there are no spoken words. Should be exciting.

"Well, it's a possibility". That's what Bill Murray said in a recent interview when questioned about "Ghostbusters 3". Move along now.

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Leaving your child in the car so you can go into a bar and apply for a job is pretty bad but I think people can sort of understand if you're looking to support the little toddler. Staying after you apply to do shots though, people are going to be kind of pricks about that whole thing.

Headless chickens in Central Park? Possibly a voodoo ritual? If they're making "The Serpent and the Rainbow" into a musical I'm moving out of the tri-state area.

This Simon Oakes interview proves that the new Hammer is swinging for the fences

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Hammer exec Simon Oakes talks briefly of what is in store for the new Hammer films. While there are no real details to speak of, it's pretty exciting to see that the studio has quite a few projects in the works.

1951 Down Place goes vampire hunting with "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter"

It's been some time since I've mentioned it last, but you may remember that I have a third podcast with my friends Brother D and Need a Nickname Scott over at Mail Order Zombie. The show is called 1951 Down Place and it's dedicated to Hammer Horror! With the release of The Woman in Black coming from the newly re-birthed Hammer Studios this weekend, I figured it would be a good time to start sharing my love off Hammer with you all.

Hammer classics slated for Blu-Ray restoration, lost material dredged up

Since the studio has come back to life in 2007, Hammer Studios have been hard at work putting out some quality content. High quality flicks such as "Let Me In" and the upcoming "The Woman in Black" help to prove that they mean business with their return to the big screen. With this news story over on the BBC this morning, Hammer is now planning to impress us even more with plans to restore thirty of their past horror classics for Blu-ray release!

Horror Headlines: Tuesday September 28th, 2010

I'm going to go ahead and thank the cast of "Glee" for this one. James Merendino, the guy who brought us "SLC Punk!" is set to takes the horns of a new vampire comedy flick called "Vampire Summer Camp". The movie will be about two rival musical summer camps, one of which is for young vampires. See you in hell FOX.

For all your Hammer fans out there, the horror movies not the kick-ass baggy pants guy, TCM will be showing 4 different Hammer Classics every Friday night during the Month of October. Can't touch this!

Here's a new NSFW clip from "I Spit on Your Grave". To be honest I haven't watched it because if it's not safe for work I'm 99% sure it's also not safe for my tender little peepers to see. That's just logic folks.

Michael J.Fox is apparently being pursued to have a recurring role in the upcoming MTV series "Teen Wolf". For you kids out there Mr. Fox played the lead in the original film all the way back in 1985. Turn your iPods off for 2 damn seconds and learn some history, you ungrateful bastards.

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1850 - Flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy.

8 Hammer Films To Die For

If you haven't guessed by now, I love a horror movie with atmosphere. When a movie can suck you in and feel unique, that's the sign of a great movie. Luckily for me, throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's, Hammer Studios managed to put out a slew of horror films that fit this bill perfectly. Many of you may be familiar with these films but many, especially here in the States, may not.

Hammer Horrors: Frankenstein Created Woman

In the spirit of Eric taking a stroll down nostalgia lane with his 'Re-Education' series, I've decided to take a walk myself. I've been a long time lover of Hammer Studios, the UK's home of horror throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's. With their age and unique flavor of horror, I figured it was a good opportunity to share something that not so many horror fans are familiar with these days.

To kick things off, I give you Peter Cushing in Frankenstein Created Woman.

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