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Horror Headlines: Monday June 7th, 2010

Milla Jovovich continues to build her scream queen portfolio as director David R. Ellis announces that she will be starring in his upcoming horror film "Bad Luck".

John Carpenter fans, start getting excited. The director has announced his plans to return to vampire territory with his next project, "Fangland" based on the novel by John Marks.

Doug Jones and Reggie Bannister are now all set to slip into their most natural roles ever as R-Squarded films pick up "Carnies" for distribution . The company plans a limited theatrical release and a full scale DVD release for this little convention breaker that sets the carnies facing an unknown evil!

In Real People News: 

Two New Jersey men were arrested on Saturday as they boarded a plane set to take them Somalia where they planned to train with a jihad group so that they could kill US soldiers.

On this day in history: 

1692 - At 11:43am, a catastrophic earthquake strikes Port Royal, Jamaica, then known as "the richest and wickedest city in the world." Buildings are shaken apart and ships in harbor hurled onto busy streets. In just three minutes, the temblor takes out 70% of the population, killing 1,600 and seriously injuring 3,000 others.

Horror Headlines: Monday January 11th, 2009

IFC has picked up the North American distribution rights to Tom Six's twisted horror/thriller "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)." Is it weird that I really want to see this one? Probably.

Fans of the After Dark Horrorfest will be pleased to hear that Chris Moore's upcoming horror/thriller "Kill Theory" is the latest film to be added to the lineup. Call me crazy, but this year's selection seems a little stronger.

Legendary filmmaker and horror icon John Carpenter sits down to discuss his latest genre offering "The Ward." The interview is lengthy, so make sure you've got plenty of time on your hands.

In Real People News: 

A Melbourne, Australia warehouse employee was crushed after a 200-kilogram pallet filled with computer equipment fell on him. CTRL-ALT-DEL failed to reboot his system.

A recent scientific study revealed that watching TV can increase your risk of heart disease by 18-percent Guess what? I'm screwed.

Horror Headlines: Monday January 4th, 2010

Mark Pellington, director of "The Mothman Prophecies" and "Arlington Road" _blank" target="_blank">has been slated to direct the US remake of "The Orphanage".

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. will begin filming in March on his big budget prequel to John Carpenter's "The Thing". Merging directly with the original film, the prequel will concentrate on the Norwegian camp who's final survivors were found in the original film.

As Adam Green plows ahead on his two new features "Frozen" and "Hatchet 2", you can follow along on his freshly minted production blog.

Quirk books is so happy with their recent "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" success that they've announced a print sequel for March entitled "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls".

In Real People News: 

A middle school teacher is facing charges after restraining an 11 year old student with zip ties.

A jittery police officer tazes a man after being struck by the assailant's forearm. The thing is, the assailant was in the midst of an insulin shock induced seizure.

Retro Trailer: The Thing (1982)

Winter weather has hit the United States this week reminding us all that it is in fact, December! Sure, many folks will look at the layers of snow and cold weather and think warm happy thoughts of a white Christmas and all that jazz. When I stepped out side this morning to the balmy 7 degree wind chill, the only thoughts that entered my frozen brain was that I needed Kurt Russell to save me from alien creatures from beyond the stars. So of course, John Carpenters "The Thing" seems like an appropriate retro trailer to kick off the frigid weekend!

Horror Headlines: Wednesday October 4th, 2009

"Glee" fans rejoice; show star Cory Monteith has joined the cast of Jamie Babbit's "Breaking the Girl", a story of manipulative college girls suckering others into killing for them.

John Carpenter is working on his latest film "The Ward", and is now releasing pre-production diaries on his official site.

Kevin Williamson talks "Scream" reboots. As of now, the only real word is "It's going great!", with a few minor details.

In the 'do they really think people will buy that' department, details have been released for the Blu-ray edition of Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla" remake.

In Real People News: 

Boston Policemen were called in to investigate a suspicious find; a spilled chest of organs lying in a parking garage.

A 10 Ton Japanese fishing trawler was sunk off of Eastern Japan by a 200kg giant Jellyfish. Be sure to click through to fuel your sea creature infested nightmares!

On this day in history: 

1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.

Episode 67 - "They Live"

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We take a run at John Carpenter's "They Live", a fun, campy 80's horror flick with strong human and political themes.

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Episode 48 - "Halloween" and "Halloween II"

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This week we have an epic double feature of "Halloween" and "Halloween 2", and cast the presidential candidates as horror villains.

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