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10 Winter Horror Movies

Winter. I think it’s a safe assumption that we’re all sick of it. The groundhog sacked up and braved his shadow so spring is on the horizon. Let’s not forget that we’re in the middle of February though. Sure, we’re seeing 50 degree temps in central Indiana but Mother Nature could turn around and slap us with another foot of snow at any moment and nobody would really be surprised.

The bleakness of winter is wearing us all down, so why not bolster that depression with 10 Winter Horror Flicks?


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Episode 136 - "Let Me In"

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Horror Headlines: Thursday September 2nd, 2010

There's a new poster floating around from the upcoming "Let Me In" flick and good news, it's French and it's got just the right amount of blood in it! For those of you French speaking readers keeping track at home "Let me In" is Le Remake of the Swedish film Le "Let the Right One In" that I thought was Le Crap!

If you were in Vegas recently and weren't in a drug induced cloud of rage then you might of scored a peak at what David Tennant is going to look like as Peter Vincent in the upcoming "Fright Night" remake. Then again if you were in Vegas and were spending your time looking for horror movie posters then I don't think you deserve to be reading my news. I bid you good day sir... Good day sir!

Maybe I'm out of touch good people at Spike but I've been reading your nominees for the Ultimate Scream category for your 2010 Scream Awards and I'm a bit confused as to why something like "Avatar" is nominated. Does Ultimate Scream mean I should be screaming at my computer while reading your stupid ass nominee list? Cause ya got me!

Want to experience a producer and a director give each other high fives via the written word? You're in luck then! Eli Roth and Daniel Stamm recently sat down with Empire Magazine to discuss "The Last Exorcism", mashed potatoes and fashion. Spoiler! Eli Roth is a charming SOB.

In Real People News: 

Tasers are so hot right now! Just yesterday a student at Westlake Middle School in North Carolina felt the tasers wrath after she refused to stop choking a smaller boy in her school. If I had tased every girl who made me feel like crap in middle school 85% off the yearbook photos would of featured girls with smoldering hair.

On this day in history: 

1666 - The Great Fire of London broke out. It destroyed nearly 400 acres, including some 13,000 houses and the old St. Paul's Cathedral.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday July 27th, 2010

A new red band trailer for "Let Me In", the US remake of the Swedes "Let the Right One In" has found it's way online. At this point I've run out of clever ways to say how much I hated the original so let's just accept that we're American and we're better than everyone else. Let freedom ring.

Twenty years ago the newly released clip of Tiffany and Debbie Gibson having a cat fight for the Syfy flick "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" would of made my Jams all kinds of tight. But I haven't worn Jams in close to twenty years so now it's just making my big boy shorts tight. See how that didn't turn out like you hoped it would?

After very much not being released back in March the Nic Cage film "Season of the Witch" is now seeing some re-shoots. Since they're going back and redoing some scenes why not toss in John Travolta and have him switch faces with Nic. Then have the two of them race around the country looking for secret treasures hidden in national landmarks. You're welcome Lionsgate, you can keep that one.

Hot news out of Comic-Con this past weekend that the much delayed film "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" may be getting a release in the near future. By this point I'm sure most of the boys have moved on from Mandy to the skeezy girl down the street.

In Real People News: 

A Pittsburgh area man robbed a bank recently while wearing a woman's blond wig, fake breasts and clown pants. There's got to be some kind of sicko fetish site out there for this sort of crap and I for one plan on using most of today's work day to find it.

On this day in history: 

1940 - Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."

Horror Headlines: Monday May 24th, 2010

IFC bolsters its new genre banner IFC Midnight as it snatches up the Mexican cannibal flick "We Are What We Are". The movie was a hit at the recent Cannes Film Festival and is labeled as being like "Let the Right One In".

How's this for an odd tie-in? George Romero will be releasing "Survival of the Dead" on the Playstation Network a few days before its theatrical debut on May 28th. What better way to watch it on the PSN than with your own PS3 Slim signed by Romero himself!

It's well known already that the classic "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine will be making its return to news stands. Now they're going one step further by announcing the "Famous Monsters of Filmland: Reboot" movie series! Teaming with low-budget studio Halcyon, they will be bringing re-imagined reboots of 5 classic monster franchises.

In Real People News: 

I'm going to take this opportunity to brighten up your Monday morning. Matador Julio Aparicio was feeling pretty good about his performance until the bull gored him through the jaw, up through his tongue, and into the roof of his mouth. Feeling brave this morning? Be sure to click through for the gruesome pictures!

In an effort to curb piracy, Warner Brothers decided to pirate MPV's Anti-Piracy software! MPV approached Warner with the software in 2003 and were turned down; sadly it appears that Warner is still using the technology to this day.

On this day in history: 

1610 - Buggery is criminalized for the first time in North America, when the Virginia colony declares that "[n]o man shal commit the horrible, and detestable sinnes of Sodomie upon pain of death."

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Everyone is a bit concerned about the upcoming US remake of "Let the Right One In". Director Matt Reeves says that "Let Me In" will be much darker and scarier than "Twilight".

The John Landis produced "Some Guy Who Kills People" has had a flurry of casting news. Among the list are Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis, Barry Bostwick and Karen Black.

Daniel Harris has posted some behind the scenes stills from her next feature, "Stakeland". Directed by Jim Mickle who last helmed "Mulberry St.", a director who has already shown that he knows vampires pretty well.

Actor Sam Tramell who portrays Sam Merlotte on HBO's "True Blood" gives About.com a few tidbits on season 3 of the show.

In Real People News: 

More than half of the people on Louisiana's sex offender list are prostitutes breaking the state's sodomy laws.

A former surgical technician is being sentenced to 20 years in prison for infecting thousands of patients with Hepatitis-C. Stealing the patient's syringes filled with fentanyl, she would refill the needles with saline solution and place the infected equipment back in the operating room.

On this day in history: 

1982 - Rock musician Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized in Des Moines IA after he bites the head off of a dead bat.

Horror Headlines: Tuesaday June 30th, 2009

David Twohy has confirmed what I've known all along, that most "director's cuts" are just extended cuts put together for the sole purpose of the Studio releasing another DVD and making some money off of it. Not sure it makes me happy to be right on this one.

The duo behind "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer" is moving on to a new project called "Shrine". It sounds like your basic "hikers get lost in shady European country" deal, and occult wackiness ensues. The news to me is that they're not working on a "Jack Brooks 2", although based on conversations I've had with Knautz I assume that they've just put that project on the backburner for now. I'll let you guys know when we have confirmation on that.

Robert Englund and Kane Hodder to star in 5 episode web series for FearNET called "Fear Clinic". The story follows a doctor (Englund) using controversial and potentially dangerous methods to help patients overcome their biggest fears. It will debut this October and is being directed by Robert Hall of "Laid To Rest" fame.

Matt Reeves talks about directing the "Let the Right One In" remake. He sounds like a big fan and genuinely into the material, but every director seems to know how to sing the right song when it comes to genre fans these days, so I remain skeptical.

In Real People News: 

Ladies and gentleman, I give you, this year's "World's Ugliest Dog".

Coolio has been convicted on cocaine charges, and ordered to go to rehab. I wonder if they'll let him keep the wacky hair while he's there? We can only hope.

On this day in history: 

1882: Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, is hanged. Tickets for the event went for as much as $300.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 25th, 2009

Ain't the internet grand? All it took was a single day, less than 24 hours after Icons of Fright's piece on the botched subtitles on the "Let The Right One in" DVD for Magnolia to issue an apology and attempt to rectify the situation. They will have new discs printed up right away with the "theatrical" subtitles. There will be no exchange available, but the new subtitles will be listed on the special features of the new disc so you can make sure you're getting the "right one". We will let you know when they're on store shelves. For now, if you haven't seen the film, wait!

"Ice Cream Man", the horror flick starring Crispin Glover as the titular "man", is still alive despite some false starts and a lot of time out of the spotlight. That's good news. And when it finally comes out, you can have the mindblowing double bill of this and "I Scream Man" starring Clint Howard. that ought to keep you from sleeping.... forever.

Len Wiseman will produce "Nonstop", about "the passengers of Flight 209 [who are] mysteriously abducted by an Alien ship." Sounds freakin' SWEET. It's being described as a "sci-fi/action/thriller". Don't forget that Wiseman, of "Underworld" fame, also has the "Gears of War" trilogy in the works.

In Real People News: 

Police in Florida are threatening to send letters to the wives of men they find with prostitutes. That kids is what they call "being a buzzkill".

History nerd alert: Alexander The Great may be buried in Australia. Finding old dead bodies is fun!

On this day in history: 

1967: As part of Operation Green Mist, the U.S. Army detonates explosive warheads containing the deadly sarin nerve agent at Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve on the big island of Hawaii. The open-air tests are kept secret for more than thirty years.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 24th, 2009

Remember how the acclaimed Swedish vampire film "Let The Right One In" was just released on DVD? Thanks to some sleuthing over at Icons of Fright, it was discovered that the subtitles have been almost criminally changed from the original English subs on the Swedish DVD. The cumulative result, as the writer puts it, could be construed as a "dumbing down" or "watering down" of the subtlety and strange dark humor of the film. At the link, an exhaustive description of the changes including screen caps to illustrate the point.

Producers speak on both remakes of "The Birds" and "Poltergeist". They seem to have a healthy respect for the originals, so I'll at least give these a shot, even if neither one really needs a reboot.

Here's a naughty still from Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist", which is about to make its debut at Cannes. The psychological horror film stars Willem Dafoe and is about a couple who retreat to a cabin in the woods following the death of their child.

Now this is more like it, if you're interested, here's 20 hi-res stills from "Blood: The Last Vampire". Japanese school girls... that is all.

In Real People News: 

People in the UK are really pissed about Google Street View ruining their privacy. If anyone's going to spy on them, it's going to be their own government, dammit!

Want some space underwear? Why yes, I do actually.

One strange side effect of the bad economy? increasing amounts of college educated, office working women are getting into the "adult" business. Can't blame them right? Strippers seem to be the only people making money right now.

On this day in history: 

1874: Illusionist Harry Houdini born.

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