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Horror Headlines: Thursday October 31st, 2013

It's spooky day kids! The most magical day of the year for all of us horror nerds. Tonight is the night we all sit down and watch our favorite movies, sob in our parent's basement because we've never found love and finish off the evening by pleasuring ourselves to internet porn. Enjoy it, Halloween only comes around once a year. Thank god.

Fede Alvarez, the fella who wrote and directed the "Evil Dead" remake has dropped word that if a sequel does happen it won't be with him involved. No word on if the producers will still move forward with the project but if I was a bettin man I'd say they most likely would. Cause ya know, money and stuff right?

Because it's Halloween and because it's spooky time here's a video from the folks over at Funny or Die. It's called "Are These Tales Spooky to You?". Those of you who are old might catch on the resemblance to the old "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" show that was on Nickelodeon. Those of you who are old and didn't get laid in high school might remember the host of the video as Marilyn Manson, of music old ladies used to protest fame. Enjoy.

While I was on my crazy leave it was announced by Michael Dougherty that "Trick R Treat 2" was in fact moving forward. No other details were really given but now it looks like that Michael has let out that we'll for sure see some witches in this next installment, we'll get just a touch of Sam's back story and there will most likely be a third film to complete the trilogy. He also said that I'm his muse and that he thinks I've lost weight and that I look perfect. That part didn't make it into the interview but I'm sure it was said.

According to Ridley Scott he's already got "Prometheus 2" and "Prometheus 3" written and ready to go. He plans on them seeing the light of day in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He's also apparently completed his taxes for the next 5 years and is actively working on that model ship that's been sitting in your closet for three years.

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And here's a group of guys that dressed up as bloodied flight attendants from the Asiana Airlines crash for a Halloween party. Because ya know, Chicago.

A 41 year old man is under arrest after he apparently assaulted his girlfriend with a cat. I have no idea how you really do that but I like to think there was some sort of freezing involved to make an elaborate frozen cat sword. Most likely that didn't happen though and is probably impossible.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

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Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a remake of "The Mummy". Not the real one, the shitty Brendan Frasier one. I'd like to just cut to the chase and see the movie where him and Paul W.S. Anderson team up to make a movie entirely about their wives running in slow motion. Just think of the possibilities.

Winona Ryder was asked this past weekend at Fantastic Fest whether or not she was excited about the idea of possibly being in "Bettlejuice 2", and her response was to sarcastically roll her eyes and say "ya, that would be great..." See, she's in character already! Ya, this is going to go well.

Check out the alternate ending to "The Thing" remake. All this reminds me of is that "The Thing" remake was so forgettable, I couldn't even tell you what happened in the original ending. So, success?

A Vatican newspaper has slammed the Italian release of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" because it "mishandles the delicate questions raised by... the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steak the secret of immortality". So, for the record, the people ruled by a pedophile protector in a funny hat who believe a guy lives in the sky constantly judging you... they think "Promtheus" gets God all wrong. Noted.

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I'm pretty sure they forgive you for anything if your wife is in labor and you're trying to get to the hospital. Okay maybe not hi-jacking a car and leading police on a dangerous high speed pursuit... but then again this is Florida, it's a lawless swamp down there.

And here's an an 80 year old woman doing a keg-stand. Joe just fell in love...

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Truth be told I didn't even know they had electricity in Chile but apparently in between mass producing baby back ribs they managed to put out a horror movie titled "Hidden In the Woods". Well hold your poppers kids because Jennifer Blanc and Michael Biehn have already decided to remake the film for your fine English ears. The film focuses on two sisters who are terrorized by their father after they try to report him to the police for dealing drugs and in general being a prick. Those were all Chili's references if you didn't get it.

I've never seen a Kirk Wong movie before but I have seen at least two of his movies available for renting on netflix so I assume he's pretty famous. Well apparently Kirky boy (I call him Kirky boy) has decided to come out of retirement (I had no idea he was retired) to direct a new film simply titled "Six". Not to be confused with "Leonard Part 6" the film follows a doctor who fuses animals and humans together. Wait, that does sound a lot like "Leonard Part 6" doesn't it? Confuse away.

Is it racist that I just assumed that John Leguizamo has already been cast as a drug dealer in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor"? I mean it might be. But he has now so maybe that makes it not racist. I don't know. Let's just go with "no" and talk about how great I look today.

It's confession time here at BGH, folks. Truth be told I tell you about a lot of Blu-Ray releases and pretend to be excited but in reality have no real intentions of buying them. But this one folks I promise you will end up on my book case. Well it's more of a large dresser type thing. It sounds weird but it really completes the room. It's Ikea but surprisingly sturdy. Oh right the movie, it's "They Live" and it will be available on November 16th.

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You ever go to sleep at night and wake up the next day and have no idea where you put your penis? No matter where you look it just doesn't seem to be in its usual place? No me either, but this guy in China had that happen.

I'll be honest I walk around the fine city of NYC every day and become a giant disgusting mess of sweat and filth. But I've never, ever, thought that washing my man bits in a fountain was a good idea. No one wants to see that. Turns out you can go to jail for it also.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

If you have any concerns about Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy" being less then stellar, then Sharlto Copley is here to tenderly lull you into comfort. In a recent interview, the "District 9" actor praised the film for keeping true to the original and being very "gritty" and "dark". I don't know about you, but I trust anyone with an alien arm so I think we're going to be ok.

It's been over a year since we've heard anything about the small screen adaptation of "Powers," a comic book about a duo of cops who investigate criminals with super powers, but it looks like FX is still very much interested in making the show happen. A pilot for the show has already been filmed and shot down, but Charles Eglee has been brought in to do rewrites. Being that I'm a giant Egleehead, you know that I'm excited.

Producer Jason Blum found a big stinker with "The River," but bless his tender little heart for giving it another go with a new found footage series for MTV titled "The Experiment." The plot of the show has yet to be revealed, but I'm hoping for some sort of "Road Rules" tie in. Maybe they get Puck back on TV somehow. I don't know, I'm just spit balling here. Eric Nies maybe?

I don't toss around the term "ape shit" without some serious consideration, but I'm going to come right out and say it. People go "ape shit" for "Breaking Bad". So people are probably dry humping their meth dealers over the news that Dean Norris has joined the cast of Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." no word on what his role will be (I'm guessing actor), but the film is about a lawyer who tries his hand at the drug game with not so sexy results.

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A Georgia man is recovering, and a few bucks richer, after he got drunk and bet his friends he could light his head on fire. He won the bet. You see what I'm getting at here now right?

Well this is a new one. A Illinois man is in trouble for apparently exposing a group of kids to mercury after he tried to hide a broken bottle that contained 40 pounds of the deadly chemical in a sandbox. I've read the article four times and honestly I still can't figure out why he thought this was a good idea.

Episode 211 - "Prometheus"

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Noomi Rapace in Prometheus

Ridley Scott announced himself on the directing scene in 1979 with "Alien," then followed that now-classic film, with another all-time-great in "Blade Runner." The man could well have hung up his directing hat at that point and basked in nerd adulation into perpetuity. He didn't, instead moving from fantasy with "Legend" to more mainstream films and eventually Academy Award nominees and winners.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, April 17th, 2011

It looks like we are officially done bitching about the cold and have jumped right into complaining about the heat. Anyone who's ever said they don't want to move to an area with a warm climate because they'd "miss the seasons" should be punched in the throat.

I've always been a fan of the term "Heebie-Jeebies". It's just a lot of fun to say, hear, and read. Try it yourself. I'll wait. Fun, right? Trent Haaga on the other hand I could take or leave. He created the much discussed "Deadgirl" and has lined up a new film about a small town that comes under attack by a strange monster. The title is "Heebie-Jeebies". I kind of thought that was implied.

Hollywood hot dog (I don't know what that means) Ridley Scott has dropped the bomb that the version of "Prometheus" we will see and enjoy on June 8th will indeed be a director's cut and be edited from his original version. He then goes on to explain that this pretty much happens in every movie ever made and that it's not really a big deal. I'm sorry this is the worst news item I've ever posted.

Jared Harris, who plays the saucy Britt on "Mad Men" has been cast in the upcoming Hammer Horror flick "The Quiet Ones". Harris will play a professor who leads his students in a dangerous experiment trying to produce a poltergeist. Based on the title of the film I assume there are no spoken words. Should be exciting.

"Well, it's a possibility". That's what Bill Murray said in a recent interview when questioned about "Ghostbusters 3". Move along now.

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Leaving your child in the car so you can go into a bar and apply for a job is pretty bad but I think people can sort of understand if you're looking to support the little toddler. Staying after you apply to do shots though, people are going to be kind of pricks about that whole thing.

Headless chickens in Central Park? Possibly a voodoo ritual? If they're making "The Serpent and the Rainbow" into a musical I'm moving out of the tri-state area.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, April 12th, 2011

I bought my first grill yesterday and now officially declared myself a man at the ripe age of 34. This weekend I look forward to burning my first house down.

No one likes the French. Nobody. So news that French actress Lizzie Brochere has joined the cast of season 2 of "American Horror Story" is bitter sweet. Bitter, because she's French and sweet because... I can't really think of anything actually. Croissants are pretty good. Let's go with that.

Woman hate Angelina Jolie because she seems like a jerk and she broke up Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and while some won't admit it every man on earth loves her for the same reason. I'm done lying! So the world will love/hate the news that she's in talks to play a small role in the upcoming Ridley Scott film "The Counselor". The film is about a big time lawyer who tries his hand at the drug game with not so sexy results. Have you seen her tattoos? She's probably a lot more fun than Aniston. You can't argue science.

Robert Kirkman, the guy who created the magical comic book "The Walking Dead" has landed himself another AMC show titled "Thief of Thieves". Based on the comic of the same name the story focuses on a master thief who trying to reconnect with his estranged wife and son while trying to keep his life legit. That's the first season. In the second season not much happens and everyone on the internet bitches about it. Just a guess.

Uwe Boll has set his eyes on freedom with his next project. The film is called "Bailout" and will set its sights on how the economic crisis has affected the average American family. I think this sounds great. mostly because that guy could kick my ass in a boxing match.

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Ah it's the age of social media. Why even your local killer is taking to the Faceblogs to update his status after he shoots his own mother to death. I assume his next check-in was from jail.

I got 89 bags of weed tied to my dick and a bitch aint one. Wait no, that makes no sense.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2011

To help my daughter sleep we have this stuffed animal with a small radio in the back that plays the sounds of rain falling or a river flowing for 45 minutes when you push a button. This morning at 5am somehow she rolled over in her sleep in pushed the button so I was awoken to the sound of running water blasting in our bedroom over the baby monitor. I've never believed in ghosts but for a split second this morning I honestly thought our house was haunted.

Because he isn't busy enough Guillermo del Toro has decided to take on the producer role for a new CG animated flick titled "Day Of the Dead". Jorge R. Gutierrez will direct the love story in the vein of "Romeo and Juliet" set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” backdrop. That "Haunted Mansion" flick is still happening, right? I've been excited about that for over a year now and I'm starting to get a little pissy.

I have no idea what this means but I bet Casey is going to be as giddy as a school girl about it. Hammer Films has decided to open their script archive to the public. So I guess that means we can go there and just start reading stuff? I haven't watched a lot of their movies but from what I can gather the best part of them is the girls with all their parts hanging out so I'm not really sure how reading is going to make me happy.

Set your hunk-o-meter to stun folks because it's been confirmed that Michael Fassbender will in fact star in Ridley Scott 's next film which is titled "The Counselor". The movie is about a big time lawyer who gets mixed up with the drug selling business... and then aliens attack everyone. That last part isn't true but the thing sounds kind of boring right now so I hope they're open to suggestions.

If you kids can remember all the way back to our "Mother's Day" remake episode then you know the gang was all pretty positive on the film. I think. Honestly I can't remember back that far but let's just go with it. The point is the Darren Lynn Bousman film finally has a release date of May 8th for DVD and Blu-Ray and will also be getting a limited theater run starting May 4th. May the 4th be with you! I wonder if they thought of that when the picked the date. Man I hope so. I love that crap.

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Here's a fun story about a guy who broke into a house and started trying on clothes because he said a small Asian boy invited him. The Asian boy turned out to be a bunch of flowers but he apologized so all is forgiven. Just kidding he's in jail.

A man in Quebec is in hot water after he pulled a buddy of his down the street on a couch tied to his car. The kids call it "couch surfing" I guess and apparently his friend wiped out head first into an oncoming car. I don't know what the French word is for cowabunga.

Horror Headlines: Monday, February 13th, 2012

Hey did you watch The Grammy's last night? I didn't But I did take time to view some of the red carpet fashions and if you're wondering these are my scores. B+, C, D-, B-, C, C, F, and F. Yeah I know, I hate Adele too. Especially after reading her tour rider which stated "North American beer is not acceptable". Apparently she only accepts the "best quality European lager beers" like Stella and Peroni to wash her bite size Twix bars down her giant gullet. More for me, Adele! More for me!

Just to confirm a discussion we never had, Ridley Scott has been confirmed to be taking the directing role for "The Counselor". Written by Cormac McCarthy, the film follows a respected lawyer who tries his hand at the drug game... with sexy results. Wait no, terrible, not sexy. Not sexy at all.

If you're looking for more "The Evil Dead" casting news then this is going to be the best Monday of your life. Looks like Lou Taylor Pucci, who I don't know but only hate 1/3 of his name, is in talks to join the reboot. Lou would play a young smarty pants who's curiosity gets the gang into trouble. Whatever the hell that means. Pucci is the part of the name I hate in case you're wondering.

Looks like Universal is circling first time director Gary Shore to take on their new film "Dracula Year Zero". Russell Crowe is in talks to star in the film that tells the original story of Vlad the Impaler and how he eventually was turned into the character that Bram Stoker based is classic character on. Not really fair to pick a first time director. How am I suppose to make stupid comments about a guy I don't know? I bet he wears stupid hats.

Remember 2009's "Legion" about an Angel who comes down from the heavens to save the world? Well Syfy is working on a show based on the film. Cause ya know, everyone loved it. Alright I loved it. I can't even be sarcastic about how much I love it. An old lady swears a lot. How can you not love that?

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I know I write that these stories make me laugh a lot but this one really did make me laugh out loud. A Kentucky mother punched her 10 year old son in the face during an anger management session. Try to read that without chuckling. It's impossible.

This story about a 40 year old in Ohio who tossed his kid into a dryer as punishment isn't as funny though. Unless you're a real sicko. Then feel free to laugh away in hell.

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