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BGH Classic Pack - Remake-Apolooza!

Over at the podcast, few topics get our hackles up as much as remakes. Offensive. Derivative. Misguided. You name it, we've said it.

If you missed out on some of our more vitriolic podcast episodes, now's your chance to enjoy the hate. Our first BGH Classic pack offers the chance to re-live the drama.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

It's a known fact that anytime Danny Trejo makes out with a girl half his age an angel gets its wings. So good news for all the flightless people in the big upstairs because "Machete Kills" has finally been slapped with a September 13, 2013 release date. Watching him make out is without a doubt one of the most upsetting and inspiring things the human eye can see.

If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that the original "The Crazies" was awful and the 2010 remake was awesome. There is not a single person on this planet who can argue that. Well the guy who co-wrote the retelling, Ray Wright, has just signed on the pen the script to "The Widow". The film follows a younger woman who befriends a older widow only to find that their meeting was not a coincidence. Sounds frighting already. Old people you know. You can see their veins.

The US remake of the Chilean flick "Hidden In the Woods" has landed itself one half of the Babysitter Twins duo in the form of Electra Avellan. No word on if her sister will join the cast but the a story of two sisters fighting to escape the prison like environment they've been raised in, so I mean they need a sister right? If not I hope they got the one with the least unintelligible accent.

Youngster Colin Ford has been added to the cast of "Under the Dome", a Stephen King and Steven Spielberg collaboration currently set for a 13 episode run on CBS starting this June. Based on King's novel the series is set in a small town whose residents discover they've been trapped by a mysterious barrier. I hope there's a Taco Bell in the town. I mean no tacos? I'd be all like, "you gotta get this barrier to go away. I need tacos!"

In Real People News: 

I have no idea how this happens but a woman in Sweden figured out a way to crash a train into a house. You almost have to be impressed with that kind of thing. Almost.

If you lost a shipment of 18 human heads recently I've got some good news. They've turned up at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and can be picked up at your earliest convince. You're welcome.

Book Review: Sara Brooke's Still Lake

Idyllic Smalltown, USA is a paramount setting for horrific events in literature - It’s the perfect place for everyone to feel extremely safe in their collective naivety to any outside threats. Sara Brooke’s tiny community of Flening is a prime example of this falsely secure mindset. Flening is a tiny landlocked town in Northwest Florida with a population well under a thousand. Brooke’s small town is pretty predictable and any social events that occur usually do so around the several churches within the county limits, or the one body of water, Still Lake.

Episode 109 - "The Crazies (2010)"

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Horror Headlines: Friday February 26th, 2010

I had to force myself awake, gasping for air this morning. I had a nightmare that left me quite shaken, causing me to run late. It took place at Horrorhound Weekend, only it was a real ghetto version, taking place in some hippie's backyard. I had my dog Hoogie with me and we were sitting on a porch-swing as a guy who looks like a fat Devendra Banhart shoved a corn-dog that had been dipped in LSD in my mouth. I go off wandering in the desert, waking up next to HHW-pal Jay at Amy and Freddy NOTLP's house. I started to call Hoogie, but couldn't find him and began panicking.

It was damn-near impossible to navigate through the waters of horror-news outlets today as every single page that I clicked on greeted me with a rollover, a pop-up or a redirect for “The Crazies”. One of them even crashed my Goddamned browser. So, as of now, I refuse to to see “The Crazies”. I don't care anymore. Look, ad-men: as a member of the horror community, I am at full awareness that “The Crazies” is out today. Most of us are. Is all this repetitive, intrusive and downright asinine advertising really necessary? It's 9:40 AM on opening day and I'm already burned out on this overexposed remake. I hope it fails, and fails miserably.

Speaking of failing miserably, Bloody Disgusting has the one-sheet for George Romero's latest flogged-to-death horse, Survival of the Dead. It looks like you think it would, with cheaply painted zombies reaching out to grab you, trying desperately to escape the mediocrity.

Last Wednesday, our good pal Casey wrote a fun little piece entitled “9 Insane Asylum Movies” in honor of the release of “Shutta I-lin, Ya Wikked Pissa Bastids”. Meanwhile, over at something called Horror-Movies.ca, they've got a weak-sauce variation called “5 Best Horror Films Set in Mental Institutions”. Our's obviously had thought and care put into it. Their's, on the other hand, had “Gothika”. Ahem.

In Real People News: 

In my hometown of Oklahoma City, a 23-year-old guy died in a “Toughman Contest” after receiving a traumatic brain injury. NOT SO TOUGH ARE YOU NOW, ASSHOLE? (He leaves behind pregnant fiancé, LOL.)

In Irvine, California, a man who two weeks earlier had his hand severed by a Metrolink train, fell on the tracks and was dragged 87-feet BY THE SAME TRAIN. NOT SO TOUGH ARE YOU NOW...oh, wait...you lived. Wow, dude, you should be in a Toughman Contest!

On this day in history: 

In 1952, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb. Sadly, the country wouldn't have dental care for fifty more years. Pip-pip!

Video: New Clip From "The Crazies"

We're so close to this Friday's release of "The Crazies" that I can almost taste Timothy Olyphant's warm, musty breath. Don't judge. And to feed the excitement we've got a new clip from the film. It doesn't have Olyphant in it but it does have a nut bag about to stab the crap out of some people with a pitch fork. I hope they get the… point! Get it?

"The Crazies" hits theaters this Friday and will also be the topic of next week's podcast so get your ass to the theater.

Horror Headlines: Friday, February 12th, 2010

Your favorite gravel voiced and bald headed hearth throb Vin Diesel has made a few nerds happy by announcing that he and David Twohy are re-teaming for a third "Riddick" film.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers of smash hit "Zombieland" are feeling rather cocky of late. In the same interview we posted earlier in the week, the two authors talk about their dreams of turning the film's universe into a TV show. Sure, it seems far fetched but you can put money on the bet that I'd probably watch it faithfully!

Top Cow comics has put up a trailer for its upcoming motion comics for "The Crazies". It's Friday, you know you'd rather read comics than work anyways.

Good news for you romantic types, there's yet another tween supernatural romance in the works pitting a teenage girl's hormones and a twinkie monster. Sparkling vampires were bad enough, how abouta teenage girl in love with a boy that turns into a wolf every winter? We're one step closer to 'Furry: The Movie' folks.

Lucky McKee and Angela Bettis are prepping for another team up, this time on the sequel to the "The Offspring", "Offspring: The Woman".

In Real People News: 

Two men in the Florida Keys get into a massive brawl over the results of the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for one of the men, his opponent grabbed him by testicles and squeezed until they popped to get out of a headlock.

Shanghai reports an upswing in drug issues with many arrests for the use of ketamine, cocaine and methamphetamine. All this to keep them awake for more hours to play mahjong. And that's no joke.

On this day in history: 

1554 - The sixteen year old Lady Jane Grey, puppet Queen of England for nine days, beheaded in the Tower of London.

Video: Dreamy Clip And Images From "The Crazies"

"The Crazies" remake has one important thing that the first one didn't. Timothy Olyphant. Because of his role in "Deadwood" I will watch and love everything that guy does. You hated "Hitman"? F you it should have won best picture! I will fight anyone to the death who says otherwise.

Need more proof? Click the link below to watch a short clip of "the Crazies" which hits theaters on February 26th. Feel free to also download some of the stills below, print them out and hang them on your wall. That way you can gaze at dreamy Timothy while you drift off to sleep. Ok, that's too far.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 16th, 2009

"The Crazies" director Breck Eisner has the bug for remakes. The director has signed on for his next project, a remake of David Cronenbergs "The Brood".

A new clip arrives online of the upcoming "Solomon Kane", giving us the first glimpse of James Purefoy in the title role.

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations have been announced. Amongst the rubble are a few genre related nods including "Coraline" for Best Animated Feature as well as "District 9" for Best Screenplay.

With the success of "Paranormal Activity", it was only a matter of time before The Asylum sunk their claws into the subject matter. For your viewing pleasure, here is their low budget plot borrowing, "Paranormal Entity"

Speaking of "Paranormal Activity", do you need even more of the story? How about the first five pages of the upcoming IDW Comic Adaption entitled "Paranormal Activity: The Search for Katie"?

In Real People News: 

A Kentucky man is sentenced to twelve years in prison for breaking into a co-worker's home and stabbing her cats. The victim let it be known that the culprit managed to send her text messages describing what he was doing to the cats as well.

Australia's Koala population is under serious duress as a result of a plague of STD's amongst the furry marsupials. The leading maladies are reported to be Chlamydia and AIDS.

On this day in history: 

1920 - In Kansu, China, an 8.6 earthquake kills 180,000 people, from building collapses. 20,000 freeze to death later after refusing to reoccupy housing during winter.

Trailer: "The Crazies" (2010)

Although I wasn't thoroughly impressed with the first trailer for Breck Eisner's upcoming remake of George A. Romero's 1973 shocker "The Crazies," the latest clip is definitely a little more effective. For whatever reason, I happen to think Timothy Olyphant is a decent actor, and it's good to see him recovering from the atrocity that was "Hitman." For those who are arriving late to the proverbial party, "The Crazies" chronicles the outbreak of a mysterious disease which turns ordinary, everyday suburban schlubs into blood-thirsty killing machines. Survivors try to escape, the government tries to keep everyone contained, and all Hell tries to break loose. If all goes according to plan, the film will infect your tender senses on February 26th, 2010. Check out the trailer below.

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