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Making horror is challenging; making comedy is difficult. Making horror-comedy is an unenviable task. So many things can go wrong, because the balance is so delicate that the entire filmic house of cards can collapse in on itself with the slightest misstep. Occasionally, filmmakers will make one or possibly two decent entries into the sub-genre; however, only one filmmaker has made an entire career out of the precarious high-wire act, and that filmmaker is Joe Dante.

What are you doing April 12th, 2013? Washing your hair?! How can you possibly have plans already? Well you might want to cancel them because that's the date you'll finally get a chance to see the "Evil Dead" remake in theaters. And in turn that's the date you'll finally get a chance to lose your shit over the "Evil Dead" remake because you think it's a pile of garbage and the original is sacred and girls didn't talk to you in High School and now that your acne has cleared up they should probably give you a chance. All of those things will happen.

Alexandre Aja, the fella who directed the "Piranha" and "The Hills Have Eyes" remakes has officially been tapped to directed the upcoming big screen adaptation of Joe Hill's "Horns". The books tells the tale of a man who awakes one morning after a night of hard drinking to find he's sprouting horns out of his head. Then a bunch of other stuff happens, like he finds out who killed his girlfriend and stuff. There's some snakes too. The point is I read the book and I want people to know I'm literate.

Horror hot pocket Neil Marshal (I don't know what that means) is being eyed by the good people at CBS Films for their upcoming film titled "Hellfest". The film is about a Halloween themed park where one of the workers is actually going around killing people. This all sounds pretty awesome to me. The director, the story... the killing... well alright the killing part isn't awesome. Ya know, in real life and all. In the movie it's probably going to be cool. And I love roller coasters.

The trailer for "Battleship", a movie about the classic board game, hit a couple months back and looked like one of the most ridiculous things to ever be put on film. But reasoning be damned because Peter Berg is already talking about a sequel. And why shouldn't he. They've made three of those "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies already and two "Garfield" movies. Alright to be 100% honest I watched the first Chipmunks movie over Thanksgiving break and it was delightful. They're so tiny and adorable.

Not as sexy as Rose McGowan with a gun leg, but way more awesome.

Everybody loved Joss Whedon's catchy little musical when it launched online, so now you can buy Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog in book form! Just be forewarned; you have to provide the musical parts yourself.

I'm not a very approachable guy in the mornings. You could say I'm a bit grumpy, so I'm going to use that as an excuse as I kick you all in the beans with this official trailer for MTV's Teen Wolf.

The "Piranha" was a pretty big success so of course a sequel is on it's way. It wasn't until now that director John Gulager has started to release some tidbits on the zany plot for "Piranha 3 Double D"; which moves from Lake Havasu to the chlorinated depths of a water park!

It was already known that "Your Highness" director David Gordon was angling for a remake of the classic "Suspiria" for his next film. In a recent interview with Movieline, Gordon made fans just a bit less apprehensive of his plans by mentioning that they had procured the original film's Goblin score and he fully plans on using it!

Were you saddened by the news that "World War Z" may not be coming to the big screen due to financial woes? According to Deadline Hollywood, things might not be so bad. There could be as many as three different financiers in talks to share the load on the $125 million budget.

The best and worst horror films of 2010, and what to look forward to in 2011.

Animals. They come in all shapes and sizes, textures and dispositions. Some of them you can't help but to grab hold of, squeeze hard and whisper sweet nothings in their ear. Others, you can't help but to grab hold of them, squeeze hard, and never let up until their eyes pop out. They are mother nature's own cuddly playmates and deadly assassins; or sometimes a mixture of the two.