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Written in 1910 by Algernon Blackwood, The Wendigo popularizes an evil creature of legend from the Algonquian people of Native American Indians. The wendigo is a cannibalistic spirit that can either possess humans or is the creature in which humans can transform. Often described as extremely gaunt, skeletal gray in color and smelling of decaying flesh; the wendigo is associated with freezing winters, extreme famine but also gluttony.

The nice old man from "Babe" AKA James Cromwell has joined the cast of Season 2 of "American Horror Story". He'll play a doctor who goes to battle with his boss, played by Jessica Lange. Am I the only one who just got hungry for some bacon? I can't be.

Guillermo del Toro recently look to his blog to drop the science on why "At the Mountains of Madness" probably isn't happening any time soon. Now I'm confused as hell after reading his explanation but I'll try to explain here. It seems because "Prometheus" and the Alien saga in general is so heavily influenced by HP Lovecraft the camp putting ATMOM together thinks it's not a good idea to push it forward. I don't fully get it but maybe someone else can explain it to me. Also please explain how babies get made.

I don't want to piss in your Wheaties but in a recent interview Anna Faris reveiled that she will most likly not be a part of "Scary Movie 5". I know. I'm taking this pretty hard also. If they dare make a "The House Bunny 2" without her I swear to god I'll shoot someone in the face.

"Wolf Creek" mastermind Greg McLean is taking time off from giving out handies for spare change to fund a sequel to take the directing role on a new film titled "Kill Me Three Times". The film follows a woman in an Australian surfing town who is the link between three different stories of murder, revenge and blackmail. I was just kidding about the handies thing. I'm pretty sure he's just asking people for money. I mean he might be giving handies I don't know. What I'm saying here is I can neither deny nor confirm that "Wolf Creek 2" is being funded by a prostitution ring.

I’ve watched enough film adaptations of HP Lovecraft’s work to know not to expect much from them. Sure, every now and then something like “Re-Animator” or “The Dunwich Horror” comes along that manages to be a solid, watchable movie, but far more often than not Lovecraft adaptations are painful messes. I’ve walked past the DVD box for “From Beyond” dozens of times in my life and have always passed on it for the same reasons I pass on so many Lovecraft adaptations.

Ask most horror fans who their favorite horror author is and I'd be willing to bet that most of them would respond by saying HP Lovecraft. Lovecraft was one of those writers with such a unique, singular vision that he created a whole new type of horror that is really unique to our contemporary times. The world created by Lovecraft was bleak, dark, mysterious and ultimately, once the protagonists would piece everything together, maddening and filled with insurmountable evil.

When it was announced this past July that Guillermo Del Toro would be making "At the Mountains of Madness," fans of H.P. Lovecraft and horror in general squealed with delight. In general the excitement can be attributed to the fact that in general, everything Del Toro touches turns to gold, but to a certain type of genre fan, the announcement meant even more. It meant that the work of Lovecraft would be featured in major motion picture with a substantial budget and legitimate actors, as opposed to the straight to DVD community theater-esque productions that they were accustomed to.

Growing up, I had a really close friend who would scour the then emerging internet for lists of movies and then hunt them down relentlessly for our viewing. There was always one film that eluded us however. That was Lucio Fulci’s 1980 film, “City of the Living Dead” (also known as “The Gates of Hell” in some home video releases). What drew us to the it was the description of the insanely over the top gore, women vomiting up their internal organs, people’s brains being ripped out the back of their skulls, men having their heads run through with power drills... this movie sounded insane.

Most horror fans have been there before: you're walking through your local video store, looking for a movie to watch when all of a sudden something awesome catches your attention. Whether it's a movie with a terrible pun for a title, a movie about some freakishly large killer animals or something completely absurd and starring a washed up ‘80s pop-star, once your eyes hit that movie you know that there's nothing else you can possibly watch that night. Unfortunately, as more and more local video stores go under, this experience is becoming less and less common.