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Horror Headlines: Monday October 22nd, 2010

If you saw one supernatural horror film this past weekend there is a solid chance it was "Paranormal Activity 2". The film had the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for the sub-genre with a chicken foot shattering $41.5 million. I know five naughty little podcasters who saw it and will be recording a show for it this week. See how that tied in? Wasn't that nice?

In honor of "The Walking Dead" finally hitting AMC this coming weekend the good people behind the series have released some new behind the scenes photos. The show looks awesome and I have nothing bad or sarcastic to say, which is strange and confusing to me. Thanks AMC, you made me hit puberty again.

For those of you waiting with baited breath for "Host 2" to be released you can now officially wet yourself because the sequel is going to be released in 3D! But now that you're all excited I should also mention that the 3D conversion will delay the film's release as well as change the overall logistics. Waaah!

Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he will be bringing "Robopocalypse" to the big screen in 2013. The film is based on a book by Daniel H. Wilson and focuses on the fate of humans after the robot uprising. Hopefully there will also be robot cops because I keep reading the title as "RoboCopOcalypse".

On this day in history: 

1938 - The Archbishop of Dubuque, the Most Reverend Francis J.L. Beckman, denounces the newfangled Swing music -- the latest craze -- as nothing more than "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away the moral fiber of young people." Its cannibalistic rhythms are said to lead one down the "primrose path to Hell."

AMC Fearfest Kicks Off October 18th!

Every Halloween season, I always look forward to AMC Fearfest. Fearfest kicks off on Monday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, October 31. This year's marathon will feature over 60 contemporary and classic horror films as well as interviews with horror directors and actors throughout each night's prime time film. In addition to premiere movies such as "House of Wax" (2005), "Evil Dead II" and "28 Days Later" (just to name a few), Fearfest has some pretty great movies lined up this year.

Horror Headlines: Thursday October 14th, 2010

Well here's something you don't see every day. The release of the "Fright Night" remake has actually been pushed up from an October 2011 release to August. I don't think I've ever heard of a horror film actually having a release date moved up. This has to be one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Luke Evans and Alice Eve have both joined the cast of the big screen version of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". It's already been announced that John Cusak will play Poe and I will not understand a word of the dialog. Can't wait!

If you don't have "Walking Dead" fever by now there's a solid chance you're a commie. There I said it. Commies won't be excited to see the new TV spot for the AMC series and they hate freedom. Therefore if you're not excited after you watch thee new trailer than you hate freedom and you are of course a commie. That's simple math, folks.

Hollywood's El Capitan Theater will be showing "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in 4D this month, meaning the movie will be in 3D and the theater will also feature wind and fog along with some special guests. I love this movie and to date I've paid to see it when it was released, paid to see it in 3D, bought it on VHS, bought it on DVD and finally on Blu-Ray. Well played on the 4D Mr. Burton but you've already got enough of my money.

In Real People News: 

You ever get drunk and go over to your buddy's house to mess with him? Well Two guys in Uniontown PA took that idea to the next level by getting hammered and knocking on the local police station door. Apparently they don't look kindly on that sort of thing. Good to know.

On this day in history: 

1968 – An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter Scale destroys the Australian town of Meckering, Western Australia, and it also ruptures all nearby main highways and railroads.

Video: New Clips From "The Walking Dead"

I know you kids think you're all to cool for television these days but get your rabbit ears out because "The Walking Dead" is coming to AMC on Halloween. In short the show is a 6 episode series based on the Robert Kirkman comic book that follows a cop leading a group of survivors after the zombie apocalypse breaks out. There's been about 6 million screen shots released for the show and now we've got a few new video clips. A trailer and a couple character profiles to be more specific.

Horror Headlines: Monday September 27th, 2010

There's been almost no coverage of the upcoming Renée Zellweger flick "Case 39" but today we've got some new images and a new clip. All I know about this movie is there's a creepy as girl who sees ghosts and Zellwegger has man hands. I've got high hopes!

Here's some new clips of "Paranormal Activity 2" and it looks like the demons have finally learned how to mess with the video cameras. Maybe they're really elderly demons and don't understand technology. The people who live in the house should ask them to program the DVR and then escape while they try to figure it out.

I love things that are not safe for work, there I said it. Like the new clip from "Hatchet 2" which pretty much has everything a not safe for work clip should have. You're welcome.

There's been more images released for the upcoming show "The Walking Dead" than I know what to do with but today there's a new trailer. A trailer AND a crap load of new images. It just wouldn't feel right without them.

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It's nice to see that all the weird crap doesn't happen in the house. A coach in Queens NY recently dropped trou and mooned the opposing team's sideline. In his defense it was a division championship game, those things are important.

On this day in history: 

1959 – Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.

Horror Headlines: Friday September 10th, 2010

A new TV spot for the much anticipated AMC series "The Walking Dead" has popped up. It's 15 seconds of what might be considered the most important piece of television ever imagined. Lies, it's all lies. I don't even know what the spot means.

Did I miss the memo that exorcism movies are the new hotness? I must have because here's a new poster and some images from the upcoming flick "The Possession of Emma Evans" that will be released this coming December. I can't wait for all the high school girls to start having Linda Blair posters hanging in their rooms.

If you've still got your hopes up for a "Gremlins 3," you might want to get some tissues ready. Joe Dante recently sat down to discuss his new film "The Hole" and crushed any hopes of him being involved with a new Gremlins film. Buck up camper, it'll be alright. I'm sure a 3D remake of the original will be in the works soon.

In Real People News: 

Those nutty Germans have created a giant maze in the shape of a giant sausage in order to help educate the risks associated with eating the popular fast food. A giant maze... in the shape of a sausage... Is there actual sausage in the maze? Don't answer that...I'm already packing my bags.

On this day in history: 

1924 - A judge in Chicago sentenced Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb to life in prison for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks - a "thrill killing" that had shocked the nation.

Horror Headlines: Thursday August 19th, 2010

According to a leaked memo from the good people at Paramount it sounds like a big screen adaption of Max Brooks' novel "World War Z" is even closer to finding its way to theaters. The memo also included a funny video of a monkey peeing in its mouth and a smoking baby. It was a hoot!

Even more pictures of the upcoming AMC zombie miniseries "The Walking Dead" have found their way online. Next week the last set of images will be released and we'll post an animated gif of the entire series. Stay tuned!

"Dracula: Year Zero" is confirmed to move forward and the entire cast will be heading down under to start filming shortly. The flick will school us all on the true origins on everyone's favorite blood sucker. I've already learned he was born the same year as Jesus!

Seth Rogen will reportedly play the role of head ghost in the new Dreamworks animated feature "Boo U". There's not much in the way of details yet on the project but my guess is he'll be lovable and doofy but still win the girl and I'll want to punch him in the face.

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On this day in history: 

1955 - Severe flooding in the Northeast caused by the remnants of Hurricane Diane claimed some 200 lives.

Horror Headlines: Monday July 19th, 2010

Will Smith is set to drop beats, old school, as he signs on to The Legend of Cain, an epic story set around the biblical brothers Cain and Able. Smith will be playing Cain, the original badboy, with a vampiric bite.

Draco Malfoy a.k.a. Tom Felton is going to branch out from his bratty bad boy ways with a role in the 20th Century Fox sequel Rise of the Apes.

Are you a fan of elaborate special edition packages for your video game fix? You may want to check out the Zombrex Edition of Deadrising 2! For a fee of $79.99, you'll get the game as well as a heap of other shwag such as pens, notepads and more.

This past weekend AMC released the full list of writers and directors that will be heading up the first six episodes of "The Walking Dead".

In Real People News: 

Salt Lake City workers received a surprise as they forced water through a damn as part of an oil spill cleanup effort. The increased pressure coming from the lake's damn forced a corpse to float to the surface.

On this day in history: 

1692 - Five Salem witches are hung for the crime of witchcraft, based primarily on the accusations of little girls who were bewitched. Eventually, the village executes a total of 20 witches.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday July 6th, 2009

Gore Verbinski has surfaced from the depths to talk about the delays surrounding the big screen adaptation of 2K Games "Bioshock", sighting troubles of maintaining a manageable budget while keeping a hard R rating.

AMC made clear some time ago that director Frank Darabont would only be directing the pilot of their epic undead series "The Walking Dead". As the production of the show hits full steam, AMC starts to look towards their next director with their sites set firmly on "Breaking Bad" helmer Michelle Maxwell McLaren.

Nobody knows for sure what the viral "Patient Zero" is advertising, but the postcards handed out to patrons of this weekend's Anime Expo are intriguing at least.

Who is Roger Jackson? He's none other than that gravely voice we hear on the phone whenever Ghostface calls to flirt with Drew Barrymore in the "Scream" movies. Not that it makes much of a difference on the outcome of "Scream 4", Mr. Jackson has officially signed on to reprise his role.

In Real People News: 

Some guy in England thought it would be a good idea to make jelly out of a piece of Princess Di's hair. Surprisingly, he only made $10 off of his concoction on Ebay.

Indian police rescued a man who had been held prisoner in a 6 foot by 3 foot coffin since 2007.

Horror Headlines: Monday April 12th, 2010

"The Walking Dead" casting continues to pick up speed as Brandon Routh has been added to the cast list. So far, Routh will be starring alongside Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal.

Emile Hirsch prepares to dip his toes into the genre pool as he signs on for "The Darkest Hour". The movie, an all new alien invasion thriller from Chris Gorak, begins filming in Russia this summer.

Dennis Iliadis, director of last year's "Last House on the Left" remake, has decided to undertake the daunting task of directing Keanu Reeves in "Jekyll", a modern retelling of the classic tale.

In Real People News: 

A South African policeman faces trial this week for shooting four men in a bar bathroom in 2008. When entering the restroom, shots were fired as the men argued over penis size at the urinals.

A building collapse at Swedens premiere rabbit show causes a host of new species of rabbits. When trapped in the wreckage, the bunnies did what bunnies do, which boils down to a full scale rabbit orgy. Schwing.

On this day in history: 

1961 - Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexeyevich Gargarin is the first man in space, aboard Vostok I.

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