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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.

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.

Episode 73 - "The Crazies (1973)"

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Everyone disagrees with Eric on "The Crazies", but at least we all loved "Star Trek". That counts for something, right?

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BTS Video from "The Crazies" Remake

If you can get over the MTV induced douche-chills this video may give you, it's actually a pretty decent BTS look at "The Crazies" remake, which wrapped filming about a month ago. This is the first real look we've had of the film.

Next week's podcast will feature a review of the original, George Romero classic "The Crazies" from 1973. Stay tuned!

Horror Headlines: Thursday April 9th, 2009

And here it is folks, despite all his blustering about shooting for an "R Rating", word has spread today that "Terminator Salvation" will be PG-13. Keep in mind that the source of this is an affiliated Pizza Hut site that's doing cross promotion, so I suppose it's possible they got it wrong. But it looks pretty official to me. I would expect some type of PR announcement soon considering all the coverage this story is getting.

Today's awesome indie title: "Destined to be Ingested". Do I care what it's about? Not really, but I'm guessing cannibals.

Jennifer Lynch talks about "Hisss", her "love story-action-comedy-musical-creature feature", which also happens to star a Bollywood actress in some sort of hot human/serpent hybrid costume. This is David Lynch's daughter after all, did you expect it to make sense?

Win a walk-on role on "The Crazies" remake through an auction. Just remember, if it turns out like "Friday the 13th", you're there for eternity, people!

Kyle Gallner, from "The Haunting in Connecticut" is now officially cast in the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake. He will be playing "Quentin", who also happens to be a podcaster. He was really solid in "HIC", so I would say that BGH is officially on board with this news.

In Real People News: 

I thought we had figured this out after the whole "Obama fingers" fiasco in New York a few months back... It's not a good idea to put our president's visage on any product, because there's probably some tangential way to turn it into a racist thing, and you don't want that kind of trouble. Considering this, it's hard to believe someone thought Chia Obama was a good idea, but as we learn on this site every day, the depths of stupidity know no bounds.

Contrary to advice being given out by some imam's in the Arab world, Epilepsy is not caused by Genies, and frankly they don't appreciate the slander.

On this day in history: 

1241: Mongols collect nine bags of ears after a battle with Henry, Duke of Poland, at Liegnitz. A feigned retreat separated the 500 Teutonic Knights from their infantry, and the Mongols slaughtered the entire infantry.

Horror Headlines: Monday, March 9th, 2009

It looks like we've finally found where the studios draw the line on Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring Asian horror remakes. Her latest, "Possession", is going straight to DVD. You can check that out on May 12th, if that's your kind of thing.

Looks like we spoke too soon on that "Reanimator" remake. Stuart Gordon was so distraught when he heard the news that he called up his long time friend (and purported remake producer) Brian Yuzna to see what was going on. It seems that Yuzna had no idea, and so all of this may be one big crazy misunderstanding. That "Reanimator" TV series though? Still happening. Nothing we can do about that one I guess.

Clive Barker would love to make a "Midnight Meat Train" trilogy, even though he's well aware that it probably won't happen. Lots of other info on his career and upcoming projects at the link.

Even though he was given an "Executive Producer" credit, George Romero has nothing to do with the "Crazies" remake currently filming. He does say though that he recently had a chance to read the script, and that it "has a decent shot of being a good movie".

In Real People News: 

A Chinese man had to have a pound of steel ball-bearings removed from his butt after a bomb went off under his chair. Links comes complete with X-Ray... you know, in case you ever wanted to see something like that.

With a lack of fancy things like "science", Italians in the 16th century were convinced that "Vampires" were responsible with the plague. Now, for possibly the first time, one of these "vampires" has been found in a mass grave. Not exactly a vampire, but an interesting story for those history buffs out there.

Pirate Radio station operators arrested in Florida? How cute! Or at least it would be, if their whole intention wasn't to spread information on their gang. Still, it all kind of reminds me of 1990's "Pump Up The Volume". Haven't these guys ever heard of the internet?

On this day in history: 

1997: Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) killed in a drive-by outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. The murder has never been officially solved, though an ongoing feud with the now-defunct Death Row Records may have had something to do with it.

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