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Video: Richard Kelly Talks About "The Box"

I like when movies that didn't do well put all kinds of special features on the DVD and Blue-Ray to trick you into thinking the movie is great. "The Box" for example has writer/director Richard Kelly babbling on about how clever the story is in the clip you can check out below. I'll agree the guy has talent but just because Joe Eszterhas wrote "Showgirls" doesn't mean I want to hear him talk about "Basic Instinct 2". See what I did there?

Episode 97 - "The Box"

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This week the crew discusses Richard Kelly's "The Box".

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Horror Headlines: Thursday June 25th, 2009

Zac Efron has signed on to do a thriller for Mandate Pictuers, from the writer who brought you "Hairspray". You know what, that's just too easy.

The "Sorority Row" remake gets moved up, from October 2nd to September 11th.

The trailer for Richard Kelly's "The Box" has finally landed. This actually looks really solid considering it's been pushed back so many times. But opening opposite "Saw"? Really? Sort of sounds like giving it an excuse to fail to me.

In Real People News: 

Bumfight erupts over a conversation on quantum physics. Why homeless men were debating the splitting of atoms... your guess is as good as mine. What I do know is the weapon of choice was a skateboard, which makes the story even wackier.

Even if you believe this odd piece of Chinese folklore stating that drinking soup made from a man's brain would cure mental illness, do you really think the ideal brain would be that of a drunk 75 year old? Let's set our sights a little higher here, people.

On this day in history: 

1876: Custer's last stand. After being tricked into thinking his Indian adversaries were retreating during the Battle of Little Bighorn, Custer and his 210 men were ambushed, with all losing their lives. He was found two days later almost entirely naked, with an arrow through his penis.

Horror Headlines: Friday April 3rd, 2009

Check out 3 stills from the "Saw" video game, a project which we knew was in development but haven't heard anything about in a long time. The game from Konami is set to hit shelves for the 360, PS3 and the PC this October, to coincide with the release of "Saw VI". Sounds smart to me.

"Cirque Du Freak" has a new release date, January 10th, 2009. The film stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Orlando Jones, and is about a vampire who drafts a 14 year old to serve as his assistant. This date puts it on the (for now) same date as the US remake of "Let The Right One In". Thinking about all those vampire movies in one weekend is making me sick to my stomach already.

Richard Kelly hits up his Myspace to set the record straight on all things "The Box", his latest film set for release opposite "Saw VI" this October. If you take his words at face value, he seems to be tempering the bad buzz that all of the release date shifts have caused. Then again, doesn't every director do that? I guess we'll find out who was right in about 6 months.

I don't know anything about this movie other than the fact that it's called "Slave" and stars Natassia Malthe. And strangely, that's enough for me.

In Real People News: 

British man has hand chopped off in bar fight, and doesn't seem to notice, as he started to beat his assailant with the bloody stump. Later on as he was being taken to the hospital, paramedics overheard him rambling on about how it was "merely a flesh wound".

Funeral director takes cues from an awesome episode of "Tales From the Crypt", cuts off man's legs to make him fit into a smaller coffin. The only difference is instead of this one ending with the man being reanimated and taking his revenge, the guy just got arrested. Bummer... I always liked that ending.

Unemployed workers in Michigan turning to road kill for sustenance, joking about how Cannibalism is next. Consider yourselves warned, Michiganites.

On this day in history: 

1996: The Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski is arrested in his Lincoln, Montana cabin. After eluding capture for years on end, he was finally caught when his brother recognized the thoughts in the "manifesto" he demanded be printed in National Newspapers.

Horror Headlines: Thursday March 19th, 2009

In Eddie Nickerson's horror Western "High Moon" a reckless outlaw is a small town’s only hope for survival from a vicious band of werewolves. I think we're finally at the point where it's no longer "original" to put a horror film in a "Western" setting. Plus, I'm scratching my head over here trying to remember one that turned out well. Help me out guys.

Pascal Laugier, director of "Martyrs", has a lot of projects coming up. These include one that's "inspired by H.P. Lovecraft", one that's "CUJO times 40", and one that of course is a remake of "Hellraiser". Of that project he says "we're trying to respect Clive Barker's original material while bringing totally fresh angles to it".

Get ready for a nostalgia overload with "It Came From the Drive-In". In project just announced from Union Entertainment, a kid and a reclusive outcast inventor ("Back to the Future" anyone?) "team up to save their town from an army of hideous creatures using a menagerie of monster-slaying inventions when they discover that a new local drive-in theater is a gateway to the other side". This all takes place on Halloween 1959, and naturally, in 3D! Okay, I can't lie. This sounds freaking amazing.

Warner Bro's is moving Richard Kelly's "The Box" UP to October 30th, 2009. This is from its previous November release, and its 20 other release dates prior to that. Not sure if this is genius or a last ditch effort to try and squeeze something out of this project. Guess we'll find out in about 7 months.

If you want to see "The Haunting in Connecticut" early, Lionsgate is offering up a handful of free screenings across the country on March 25th, which is next Wednesday and 2 days before the official release. Check the link for a list of theaters.

In Real People News: 

A Tampa man wearing an "I Heart My Marriage" shirt was arrested for choking his wife during an argument yesterday. Geeze, I guess even the adults are into irony these days.

If you're going to confess to a murder on your death bed, better make damn sure you're actually dying, lest you end up in court the next week.

What you are seeing here is a real life example of that Simpsons episode where Homer gets too fat to work on purpose. Only this family is receiving about £22,508 in tax credits from the British Government because they're "too fat to work". Choice quote: "Often I’m so tired from watching TV I have to have a nap." If you can read that story without punching something, more power to you.

On this day in history: 

1987: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns his PTL ministry after it is revealed he nailed former church secretary Jessica Hahn, who would then go on to inphamy as a B-movie actress and regular on The Howard Stern Show.

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