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Horror Headlines: Monday November 30th, 2009

Director Steven Monroe talks details about his upcoming "I Spit On Your Grave" remake. Among his promises is a great performance from lead actress Sarah Butler, more brutality and more lead characters.

Sam Raimi signs on to produce "Alien Invasion". This is news worthy because Raimi's Ghost House Productions signed first time director Fede Alvarez to a multi million dollar deal based on his youtube short "Panic Attack".

Early rumors point to the possibility of Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" becoming a six part TV mini series.

If you were thinking you could use some more teenage vampire romance in your life, check out the teaser trailer for "We Are The Night".

"Heroes" and "Halloween II" co-star Brea Grant discusses her new zombie comic book that she penned with her brother, "We Will Bury You".

In Real People News: 

A lonely Vietnamese man used to sleep on his wife's grave after she passed away. When his kids stopped him from doing this because it was creepy, he dug up her corpse and encased the remains in clay so he could hug her in bed every night instead. Ya, that's better.

A homeless man climbs into a dumpster to stay warm for his night's sleep. Unfortunately for him, he failed to wake up when the morning trash pick-up came, leaving him crushed to death.

Bag-tag is making a comeback with the kids today as Indianapolis News reports that 'Ball Tapping' is more widespread in schools than previously feared.

On this day in history: 

1731 - 100,000 die when a massive quake strikes Peking, China

Bloody Promo Clip From "Drag Me To Hell"

Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" is a film that I've sort of soured on as time goes on. I gave it a pretty high score back when it was out theatrically, but the more I think about it the more I think it was a highly overrated film that benefitted tremendously from having Sam Raimi's name attached to it. Pretty fun? Yes. Amazing? Hardly.

Horror Headlines: Friday October 2nd, 2009

So, every week, one or two people always ask me: “Hey Lou...why is the news always late on Friday?” Well, as a writer who works from home, I make my own hours. While you are out toiling at your 8-5, I am peacefully sleeping until, oh, about 10 AM. Then, I have to take my dog Hoogie out for his morning constitutional. We get back to the house about 10:45 and, I gotta say, I am famished! So, I'll have a bowl of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (they're grrrrrrreat!) as I check my email and various social networking sites. Then, a little after 11, I start in on the BGH news!

Platinum Dunes, in their Bloody Disgusting-sponsored blog (HMMMMMM...), has announced that Friday the 13th Part 2 will be released on August 13, 2010. So how does that work? How does a film website, which published reviews on a regular basis, sponsor a blog for a studio? Isn't that akin to “payola”? When asked, Mr. Disgusting had this to say: “Brah, we here at Bloody Disgusting pride ourselves on honest, no bullshit reviews and we will always stand by that. So, with that being said, the NEW NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IS TEH GREATEST HORROR MOVIE OF ALL TIME BUY FOUR TICKETS FOR YOURSELF AND THE TSHIRT AT HOT TOPIC!!!”

One of the few things I have ever agreed with Eric about, besides Asian chicks, is that the original Crazies is a pretty entertaining, chilling movie. I am looking forward to the remake but am far too lazy to upload this Apple trailer and watch it. Eh...the poster looks good though.

According to Variety, Sam Raimi is launching a family friendly sub-Ghost House imprint called Spooky Films. Their first movie will be The Substitute, directed by Scott Derrickson who looks like a reject from Tool Academy. Seriously, Google this douche's picture. This news follows on the heels of Disney's news that they are teaming with Guillermo del Toro to form a production company called, ahem...Double Dare You. Really, guys? Really?

In Real People News: 

An 11-year-old Wyoming boy led police on a 100 mile per hour chase at 3:20 in the morning, and then tried to flee on foot. The kid's name? BADASS COBRA CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE CUNT-PUNCHER JONES.

A new study claimed that half of the babies born in the “rich world” will live to be 100. The half that died? They were the ones whose reactionary, Obama cock-craving moms gave the H1N1 vaccine, which causes Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), a paralyzing disorder that was one of the side effects of the swine flu vaccine that killed numerous people in the US in 1976. But, really, you get what you pay for, America.

On this day in history: 

In honor of the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi, today we celebrate “Ghandi Jayanti”, or the International Day of Non-Violence. When Badass Cobra Crank 2: High Voltage Cunt-Puncher Jones was asked how he was going to celebrate, he took a sip of Hurricane Malt Liquor and then beat a cop to death with the bottle.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday July 22nd, 2009

Eliza Dushku starring film "Open Graves" premieres on the Syfy channel on September 19th. I have no idea what it's about but every production still has her in a bikini. I'm onto your game, Syfy.

Rob Zombie has just locked his edit of "Halloween 2", and is sending it off for all the usual post processing jazz. Oh, and he posted a picture of Michael Myers giving us the finger... he's so wild and edgy, that guy.

I suppose this is accurate considering the source... but Variety reports that Sam Raimi will be directing "Warcraft", the big budget adaptation of the popular MMO World of Warcraft. Whoa.

The effects guys behind the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake describe Freddy's look as more of a recovered burn victim. They also talk in this report about Jackie Earle Haley having a smaller nose than Robert Englund, and how that played into the makeup. Pretty decent read if you're interested.

Two more stills from "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Break". Good news, the party man is back!

In Real People News: 

Nothing to see here folks, just another case of a teenager paying his bi-sexual friend he met in a furry chatroom to kill his parents and bite off his penis. Holy Moses, I need to sit down for a minute after writing that sentence.

Don't huff gas if you intend on getting tased... you might just burst into flames, and that wouldn't be good for anyone.

On this day in history: 

1587: Roanoke, the colony founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, is found to be missing.

Episode 76 - "Drag Me to Hell"

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Spoilers abound in our "Drag Me To Hell" episode, which shouldn't matter because surely you saw it opening weekend, Right?

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Drag Me To Hell (REVIEW)

There used to be two Sam Raimi's roaming this world. The first one, known to horror fans the world over, is the creator of the "Evil Dead" series, perhaps one of the most beloved trilogies in all of horror. It's a series of films that started out as dark, straight up scary, and through two sequels merged into full on Three Stooges inspired lunacy.

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Live in NY or LA? Stoked to see Sam Raimi's return to horror?

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Horror Headlines: Wednesday May 6th, 2009

Robert Rodriguez has found a writer for "Predators". His name is Alex Litvak, and he has never written a film that has actually been completed, with only one screenplay to his credit which is "currently in production". Um... sweet?

The full list of MTV Movie award nominations is out, and the biggest winner is "Twilight", which somehow garnered more nominations than "The Dark Knight". Also in the "huh?" category, "Prom Night's" Jonathan Skaech nominated for "Best Villian". If all it took for the nomination was to have five o'clock shadow and wear a baseball hat, I should be nominated like, every day.

The first two TV spots for "Drag Me To Hell" have shown up online. We're now just three weeks away from the theatrical release of Sam Raimi's return to horror.

The official plot synopsis for Rob Zombie's "H2" has been released, and while it's not a whole lot of new information, it does mention "an unlikely new hero", something which has not been discussed up until this point. My guess? He's referring to the now damaged Laurie Strode, who I can only expect Zombie is going to have go all "70's revenge movie" on Myers, because you know, that's what he does.

In Real People News: 

So, it's first thing in the morning, would you really like to see a "before and after" photo of the woman who got the world's first face transplant? It's your move, dear readers.

A Chinese woman accidentally bit her bosses penis off while giving him oral sex in a car recently. While engaged in the act, their car was hit by a reversing van, causing the ensuing jaw-clench. I'm guessing she might as well throw any hopes of a positive review out the window right now.

I knew cats were evil. Apparently half the world has been infected by the cat-parasite "Toxoplasma gondii", and it's affecting our personalities. Little bastards.

On this day in history: 

1937: Zeppelin Hindenberg explodes at Lakehurst NJ, leaving 36 dead and others seriously burned. A reporter witnessing the carnage coins the phrase "oh, the humanity!"

"Drag Me To Hell" Poster!

Here it is folks, the poster for "Drag Me To Hell", Sam Raimi's return to horror and the next big horror film coming our way theatrically. What do you guys think?

As of right now, "Drag Me To Hell" is slated for a May 29th, 2009 release date. It's interesting to note though that the poster says "Coming Soon", and doesn't list any specific date for the release.

Source:
First Look at "Drag Me To Hell" poster (hi-res version available at the link)

Trailer for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell"

Here's the trailer for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell", his supernatural film starring Allison Lohman which sees a wide release May 29th of this year.

Here's the plot from IMDB:

A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

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