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Horror Headlines: Thursday July 28th, 2011

Looks like "Tales From the Crypt" might be headed back to the little screen sometime in the not too distant future. But before you go getting your Crypt Keeper thong dusted off you should know that the series will in no way resemble the original series that went off the air some 15 years ago. The show will be an hour long series with a continuous storyline focusing on characters from the comic book, meaning no anthology here. The project still needs to be pitched to networks so there's a good chance this might not even land on HBO. God willing it'll at least be on cable though. No blood and boobs would just be sad.

Everyone's favorite cuddly Brit Simon Pegg is set to star in a new horror comedy title "A Fantastic Fear of Everything". The movie will follow a children's novelist turned crime scribe who is researching serial killers and becomes paranoid that the world is out to get him. I hope he ends up combining the two genres and eventually begins fearing little baby murderers because that would be adorable.

While we all sit and wait patiently for a "Con Air" sequel it looks like Nicolas Cage and John Cusak are teaming up for a new film titled "Frozen Ground". The movie is based on the true story of serial killer Robert Hansen who abducted 24 women, let them loose in the Alaskan wilderness and hunted them. Cusak will play Hansen and Cage will pay the law man who cracks the case. So it's kind of like "Con Air" if it had made you want to cry in the shower for an hour or so after watching it.

Legendary director Robert Zemeckis is in talks to get behind the camera again for a new sea beast flick currently titled "Here There Be Monsters". The films story focuses on Revolutionary War naval fighter John Paul Jones and his battle with sea monsters. I can't confirm this but I think it's based on a true story. The film is still in it's early stages but I'm already excited for the "Sea Men" jokes on the podcast.

In Real People News: 

An Arizona man is under arrest after he reportedly murdered his girlfriend after she confessed to cheating on him and then proceeded to continue living with her for about two months. But that would have to smell you might be thinking. Don't worry, he covered her in carpet cleaner and deodorizer. Problem solved.

And here's a warm little story about a man who took the only action you really can when you're refused alcohol at a restaurant because you're too intoxicated. He took out his manhood and shook it at the waiter. Just a warning though that the "only action" is also very much illegal and will get you tossed in jail.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday June 22nd, 2010

Now becoming a daily occurrence, the upcoming "Fright Night" remake is in the news once more! The official casting appears to be over as the movie has been given a release date of October 7, 2011.

Even though the current season of HBO's "True Blood" is only two episodes in, the big wigs love it so much they've already renewed the show for a fourth season in 2011.

There's a new horror channel coming to your TV on October 1st, even though it's not exactly new; FEARnet has announced it will become a linear cable channel as opposed to its current on demand status. The channel will be broadcast in high def and hopefully remain uncut.

Disney appears to be poised to start on its first movie property after their buyout of Marvel comics as they've hired "Conan" scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen a feature length Doctor Strange film.

In Real People News: 

A man working the late shift at a Vernon meat packing plant lost both legs after falling into a meat grinder. Suddenly my drab cubicle doesn't see so bad.

A French prisoner removed his cellmate's lung and proceeded to cook it on a makeshift burner with a few onions before devouring it. He didn't mean to eat his lung though, he was after his heart so he could steal his soul.

On this day in history: 

1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

Horror Headlines: Monday June 25th, 2010

All signs are pointing to doom for ABC's "Happy Town" as the show has been yanked from its summer time slot, with plans to air the final two episodes on "some Saturday in July". It's pretty bad when they won't even give you a date for your finale.

In case you happened to miss it over the weekend, Snoop Dogg wrote a love song to Sookie Stackhouse, the lead character of HBO's "True Blood". Yah, that happened.

According to Elvira's "B" log, we can expect the return of Elvira's Movie Macabre later this year! Though there is no word yet on when or what station, she does make mention that the show will be nationally syndicated.

Late last week British actress Imogen Poots was cast as the female lead in the fast tracked "Fright Night" remake. I just wanted to be able to use the word 'Poots' in a news story.

In Real People News: 

An Australian millionaire swallowed rat poison to avoid going to jail after receiving a guilty verdict for sexually abusing his step-daughter since she was 11 years old. Thankfully, he was saved at a local hospital forcing him to face his sentencing for the crimes he committed.

When this Welshman went to trial for child pornography, they also found numerous accounts of extreme pornography on his computer as well. Said extreme pornography included videos of women having sex with numerous animals, including a dead squid.

On this day in history: 

1942 - A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, and fires 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens. Nobody is injured. It is one of a handful of attacks by the Japanese during World War II against the U.S. mainland.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 16th, 2010

If you've been anticipating the arrival of Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker's futuristic thriller "Repo Men", be sure to check out the new motion comic.

Not content with just movies and now TV, Rob Zombie is returning to the world of comics with "What Ever Happened to Baron Von Shock" from Image Comics. The first reader to locate the drawn Sheri Moon Zombie cameo in the book wins a cookie!... and a boner.

Summit Entertainment is preparing for new franchise hopes with its newly acquired script "The Last Witch Hunter" written by Cory Goodman. So far, Timur Bekmambetov is definitely producing the film and may direct as well. Despite who's on board, there is no way this movie can stack up next to Nic Cage's hair in "Season of the Witch".

"True Blood" fans rejoice; you do not have to wait much longer to sink your teeth into Sookie Stackhouse. HBO has announced that the hit series will return on Sunday June 13th.

In Real People News: 

Did the CIA secretly douse NYC Subway commuters with LSD in 1950? I don't know, but this article on H.P. Arabellis book on CIA Cold War era weapons testing makes a fascinating read regardless.

It's always good to have goals in life. In some cases though, like Donna Simpson's goal of becoming the fattest woman in the world, these goals really need to be re-thought.

On this day in history: 

1792 - At a masquerade ball, a disgruntled Captain Jacob Johan Ankarstroem shoots Swedish King Gustav III near the heart with a bullet composed of lead and carpet tacks.

"True Blood" Comic-Con Preview Trailer

HBO showed up to the recent San Diego Comic Con with guns blazing over their hit series "True Blood". With one season in the can and six episodes into season two, they are going on a full out media blitz for the remainder of season two.

"True Blood" Viral: World's Greatest Pet Bloopers

Continuing their series of cheesy Shape Shifter centric viral vids, the "True Blood" team has released the latest, from Yorkie to Porky.

True Blood Season 2 Trailer

Today HBO released the trailer for "True Blood" Season 2, their Anna Paquin starring vampire series. Last season left off on a cliff-hanger and drew tons of interest. Judging from this, Season 2 looks to be promising as well! The addition of Evan Rachel Wood as a vampire queen will certainly help matters.

"True Blood" returns for the new season on HBO on Sunday, June 14 at 9pm ET. "True Blood" Season One will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download on Tuesday, May 19. The soundtrack will also hit on May 19.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 31st, 2009

It took me a while, but I'm officially back from the dead (and the Philadelphia airport), and I'm here to bring you today's horror news!

Here's an image of Michael Myers walking through Haddonfield. It's sort of mysterioso I guess, but Zombie is seriously testing my ability to post stuff about his "Halloween" sequel every single day. Will it let up after they're done shooting in Georgia? Let's hope so, because I'm about ready to go cold turkey on "H2" news.

MTV claims that the comic book XXXombies is coming to the big screen. What is XXXombies about you might ask? Why, zombies fighting porn stars, what else?

Bill Hader will star in Judd Apatow's slasher flick "House of Joel". Somehow I love all three of those things, but when you put them together in once sentence it makes me supremely uncomfortable. Go figure.

First images from the second season of "True Blood" on HBO. Even though every one of our commenters tells me it sucked and they stopped watching, it appears that there are still some people out there interested in this show. I just can't seem to find them.

In Real People News: 

Not sure if I really care about seeing video of the Vice President's daughter snorting cocaine. I'm kind of intrigued by the description of her stumbling around and complaining that the line wasn't long enough though. That girl's a trooper!

The parents of a dead girl recently received a letter from her high school demanding she improve her attendance record. "Alright", her parents said, "but it's not going to be pleasant for anybody."

I would imagine a police officers' convention is not quite as fun as a horror con... additionally, it's probably a lot harder to rob, but that didn't stop someone from trying recently.

On this day in history: 

1996: During a homebrew exorcism in Rhode Island, a man accidentally punctures the esophagus of his mother-in-law when he jams two pointy steel crucifixes down her throat, causing a large quantity of blood to gush out. Mario Garcia is later charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

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