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Horror Headlines: Thursday August 18th, 2011

Franck Khalfoun, who directed "P2" and apparently loves fedoras is being eyeballed to direct the remake of the much loved 1980 classic "Maniac". For those of you who are not up to date on the film it follows a serial killer who takes out his mommy issues on a bunch of women in NYC. Who can't relate to that.

Charisma Carpenter, who has no porn credits but I'm convinced has done them is teaming up with none other than Mr. Danny Trejo to star in a new Syfy original movie titled "Haunted High". The movie focuses on a High School that's being terrorized by a demon head master. Carpenter will play a hot teacher I assume, and I can't say what it I think Trejo will play because it would be racist. But it rhymes with "manitor".

I have no idea what "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is about but everyone and their mother seems to be gaga over the books and excited about the movies. Now here's the first still from the film and I can officially confirm that I have no desire to know anything about this movie or book because I assume it's about crack whores with stupid face piercings I can not support that. If you do you hate freedom and apple pie.

Scott Ian is a guy you know from every shitty VH1 show where they reminisce about some crappy decade but may be surprised to know is actually in a band called Anthrax. Well now Scott's also a full fledged zombie because he's been transformed for "The Walking Dead" web series. He sounds really excited about it and blogged the crap about his experience with pics to boot so enjoy. Am I the only one who only liked John Bush era Anthrax? I can't be. Joey Belladonna's perm makes me uncomfortable.

In Real People News: 

Cops in Texas have arrested a man who reportedly broke into a woman's apartment and tried to eat her because he is a 500 year old vampire. Sounds insane I know but if it turns out he is a 500 year old vampire do you think they'll release him? I think they should.

Mother of a god. A registered sex offender is under arrest after he was reportedly punching women in their genitals at a Disney World Wave Pool. The happiest place on earth is nowhere to be punching genitals. That's just wrong. You take that kind of crap to Universal Studios where it belongs.

Horror Headlines: Monday November 23rd, 2009

From the relaunch department comes news of more werewolves on the horizon with The Howling: Reborn directed by Joe Nimziki.

A new TV spot for The Descent 2 has hit the web. This claustrophobic sequel hits UK theaters on December 4th.

Stephen King and Stephen Spielberg are in talks to bring King's new supernatural thriller "Under the Dome" to life as a TV mini series. There is no news on where it will appear, but King is hinting at HBO.

A Scottish film crew is heading into the woods to film what they call a "Blair Witch" remake. They have the three filmmakers documenting a local legend; beyond that the similarities are unknown.

In Real People News: 

If you're heading to Peru anytime soon, keep your eyes peeled for "The Peruvian Fat Bandits". A member of said gang confessed to dismembering bodies, hanging the torsos over a candle to drain the body fat, and selling said body fat as 'anti-wrinkle' filler.

An adopted Illinois man successfully tracked down his biological father, only to find out that it was none other than famed killer Charles Manson. What a happy ending.

Rom Houben was said to be comatose for the past 23 years after a car crash. However, during a recent test, doctors have discovered that Houben has been awake and fully conscious the entire time. How the hell does that even happen?

On this day in history: 

1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested in front of Graceland for public drunkenness and waving about a chrome plated .38 Derringer

Horror Re-Education: "Maniac"

As part of my Horror Re-Education, or my attempt to go back and catch some of the films that I've missed throughout my tenure as a purveyor of horror, this week I checked out 1980's "Maniac". Whooboy.

A schizoid serial killer randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York, which he sees as revenge for the mistreatment he got while being raised by his own abusive mother.

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