serial killers

There’s a fascination with serial killers that runs through us all. You could turn on your television right now and it probably wouldn’t take long to find a program about a serial killer, be it a detective drama, a documentary, a tabloid show, a movie or maybe even the news. For most of us the fascination only runs deep enough to watch them on tv or read a book about them, but there is a subgroup of people who are so enthralled with real life killers that they want to connect with them. You hear anecdotal stories all the time about mass murderers who get fan mail, photographs and marriage proposals while incarcerated but “Dear Mr. Gacy” is the true story of a boy who made more of a connection with a notorious murderer than he ever could have dreamed.

The time is drawing near folks. The start of Showtime's "Dexter" is nearly upon us! Season 3 brought us a plethora of near misses and new hurdles for Dexter to jump, now he gets even more new problems to deal with. Namely? Fatherhood!

Below you will find the Season 4 trailer highlighting the fun that's in store. For myself as a fan, this season looks to be playing out pretty damn well. You'll find the introduction of new characters, new puzzles for Dexter to face and a whole lot more. And John Lithgow having sex. Yah, that happened.

Brett Easton Ellis is writing an original screenplay in the vein of horror, about "an awkward social outcast who takes hostage a group of peers who humiliated him, with grim results". Given Ellis' sensibilities, this could be a very dark project. Stay tuned for more.

Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights", "Spin City") has landed the role of Nancy's mother in Platinum Dunes' "A Nightmare on Elm St.", making her officially 100 times hotter than Nancy's mom in the original film.

"Saw VI" has officially wrapped filming, meaning we should start seeing the first stills/footage pretty soon.

MTV has a new still of Michael Myers in "Halloween 2" that I actually like. I figured that was newsworthy right there.

One of the movies that has gained the most acclaim in the South Korean film industry's recent rise to prominence is Bong Joon-ho's “Memories of Murder”. The film was based on the true story of the first recorded serial killer case in Korea and the often shocking ineptitude of the Korean police. Na Hong-jin's debut feature “The Chaser” seems to beg to be compared to “Memories of Murder”.

The poster for Richard Kelly's "The Box" (link fixed) features a big, terrifying picture of... Cameron Diaz's face. Yikes.

The remake of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" is on hold while they see how "The Wolfman" remake does. The creature design is already done, and at this point they're just waiting for the go-ahead from the studio.

Radha Mitchell seems genuinely upset in this interview that although a sequel to "Silent Hill 2" is in development, the original director probably won't return. Which leads me to believe she never actually saw the original film, which was a steaming pile of the highest order.

If you're interested, there's two new "H2" videos floating around this morning. You know, in case you really wanted to hear an interview with a 19 year old girl about a sequel to a remake to a film that she had probably never seen or heard of before signing on to star in it. Who wouldn't want to do that?

Fangoria is holding a massive movie prop auction that you can actually watch and participate in online. Fancy that!

Let me see if I have this straight. Twitch Film's April Fool's story was about a Special Edition of "Mimic"? Aren't April Fool's pranks supposed to be funny? Or you know, at least interesting?

IFC has picked up the rights to Laurel K. Hamilton's "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" series for a television show. Think "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets "True Blood", only with worse writing. Try wrapping your head around that one for a while.

Some pics from Thomas Jane's "Dark Country", a film in which he is serving as both writer and director. The story concerns "a couple en route from Las Vegas that are forced to deal with a body out in the desert, making their honeymoon one hellish ride". Tom Jane being the nerd-friendly guy that he is, I've got high hopes for this project. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's referring to it as a "3D Noir Supernatural Thriller". Daddy like.