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Horror Headlines: Friday August 27th, 2010

Poor Tony Todd, he's been needing work lately what with all his TV appearances and movies and such. Thankfully, he's going to be adding another film to his resume when he returns to the "Final Destination" franchise for the fifth installment.

Paramount has decided they need some original horror projects in their stable as they prepare the new property "School of Horrors". With the writer/director team of George Kay and Jim Field Smith already tapped, the movie is described as "Home Alone" in Hogwarts with it's plot of a young boy left in a haunted school by his parents.

Namco's busy preparing for the release of the old school re-do "Splatterhouse" and this trailer and game play clip promises that the game is going to be a bloody good time.

There's a new still from "Paranormal Activity 2" floating around out there that gives us a taste of... not much.

I woke up this morning thinking, "I sure would love to see a movie about a bunch of Nazi's in a giant take fighting a giant demon". Good thing there's movie in the works called "Panzer 88" about nazi unit in a King Tiger (Read: Big Ass Tank) running into a demonic force on the frozen Russian border!

In Real People News: 

A Sydney woman's special day was ruined when her spinal canal was was mistakenly injected with antiseptic instead of anesthesia during a routine epidural. Left with a poisoned nervous system, the woman is in agonizing pain and lacks the strength to hold her new born son.

On this day in history: 

1883 - After three massive explosions over the previous 16 hours, the volcanic island of Krakatoa suffers a final, inconceivably destructive blast. The noise is heard 3,000 miles away in Madagascar. Two-thirds of the island's land mass collapses into the ocean, and the resulting 175-foot tsunami wipes away 163 coastal towns and villages along the Sunda Straight, killing 36,417 inhabitants.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 1st, 2009

John Landis steps into the producer's chair for a new serial killer movie aptly titled Some Guy Who Kills People. Even odder than the title, the film will be directed by "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" director Jack Perez.

The marketing machine for Breck Eisner's "The Crazies" remake is kicking into gear with two new viral marketing sites that just launched.

The first dates for the the midnight movie re-release of Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" have been announced. While the list is small, more dates are expected to be announced soon.

New screenshots of the long delayed "Splatterhouse" game remake are now online. At first glance, it looks like the wait will be well worth it.

Need some Joel Schumacher directed horror? Then check out the official trailer for "Blood Creek".

In Real People News: 

A new meat eating pitcher plant has been discovered in the Phillipines. This bad boy is known to feast on rats.

The small Australian town of Docker River is suffering from an infestation. The town is being run down by thousands of marauding camels in search of water.

Japanese officials are on the hunt for 1,300 tubes of stolen bull semen. When interviewed, the Japanese bulls were rather excited about the prospect of replenishing the stock.

On this day in history: 

1947 - Aleister Crowley, the wickedest man in the world, dies in Hastings England at the age of 74.

Splatterhouse Pissing Contest Continues

Last month, I posted a blog about the falling out between Namco and BottleRocket Entertainment over the direction of the "Splatterhouse" remake. Since then, the project is rumored to be in the hands of the team behind "Afro Samurai," which garnered mixed reviews upon its release. Despite that, BottleRocket is still a bit miffed over allegations of "underperformance," and recently released a statement to address those allegations:

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