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Horror Headlines: Wednesdady June 24th, 2009

Depp says Burton will be tackling his adaptation of "Dark Shadows" immediately after they finish up "Alice". No one seems to be asking if there's even potential in a remake of the cheesy TV vampire soap. Right now I'm more interested to see how his "Alice in Wonderland" adaptation goes.

I get it, poster for the festival hit "Dead Girl", lips look like vaginas. Actually, ya, that's a pretty sweet poster.

M. Night Shyamalan now has his very own official site. It stars M. Night Shyamalan in an M. Night Shyamalan produced project, where M. Night Shyamalan plays the most important person in the world who is meant to save us all by saying profound things in really childish and oversimplified ways. Sounds awesome, no?

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Naked thief snatches food from drive-thru window and runs away with his prize. If you're having a tough day, that mental image is guaranteed to make you laugh.

This is the look of a man who just stabbed someone, and is awfully happy with himself. It's also the satisfied look of a Floridian. Coincidentally, pretty similar.

Poland's UFO files have been stolen. At the link, an interview with the guy who probably should have done something about it. (Good read though for conspiracy theorists like myself)

On this day in history: 

1374: In a sudden outbreak of Dancing Mania (aka "St. John's Dance"), people in the streets of Aix-la-Chapelle experience terrible hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. Many of the sufferers are afflicted with frothing at the mouth, diabolical screaming, and sexual frenzy. The phenomenon lasts well into the month of July. Nowadays, ergot madness is suspected as being the ultimate cause of the disorder.

The Final One Sheet for "9"

If you've been to the theater anytime in the last month or so, then you've surely seen the trailer for the Tim Burton and Shane Acker animated feature 9. Well now, the final one sheet that will be turning up in movie theaters on Friday 6/12 is here! It doesn't reveal a whole lot about the movie, but it does look like it's going to be a pretty great dark themed animated flick.

New Theatrical Trailer for Shane Acker's "9"

If you've been to the movies any time in the last two months, you've most likely seen the trailer for the upcoming animated feature "9". Produced by Tim Burton and Directed by Shane Acker, the flick's got a distinct flavor all its own and looks like a nice little dark alternative to all of Pixar's happy bug-eyed onslaughts.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday April 15th, 2009

Some nice images from the French zombie film "Mutants" I told you guys about last week. Still looking forward to this one, even though the small amount of buzz it's hard so far has not been great.

Another day, three more "Friday the 13th" Special Edition DVD's with horrible covers. And as someone who checked out all three that came out before, the new "special features" aren't all that special either. The one shining light here is if you're a fan of commentaries, because all three films (4-6) come with commentaries for the first time.

I'm not sure that this means anything, but it's wacky so here it goes. A Japanese Tim Burton fansite seems to have gotten its hands on a WB release schedule, and claims that they have "Dark Shadows", Burton's remake of the classic vampire soap, slated for a 2010 release in Japan. That's all the info available, and I linked to the Japanese site just for the fun of it so it's probably not worth clicking on it, unless of course you're really curious as to what a Japanese Tim Burton fansite looks like. Let's face it, who isn't.

George Romero's going to write Zombie novels now, apparently. Me, I'm still waiting for time to wash away the sour aftertaste left in my mouth from "Diary of the Dead", aka the worst student film I've ever seen. The man may have made some of the greatest horror films of all time, but that doesn't mean he's infallible, people.

Here's the very first pic from "The Crazies" remake which just recently wrapped production in Georgia. It hits theaters September 25th.

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A story out of China claims that a Somali hijacking attempt on one of their ships was thwarted by thousands of dolphins who blocked the pirates from boarding the ship. Photo at the link.

Not surprising: Mel Gibson basically has his own cult. Also not surprising: The website covering it found a way to work in pictures of two hot chicks above the fold. Bravo fellas, bravo.

Somehow, "Parrot Fever" does sound like something that could only exist in Sweden. Which makes sense, because that's where this guy was when he died from it.

On this day in history: 

1962: Actress Clara Blandick, 80, the Auntie Em of the Wizard of Oz, takes an overdose of sleeping pills and ties a plastic bag around her head in a Hollywood hotel room. Prior to this, she had prominently arranged her resume and press clippings so the newspapers would get her obituary right.

Horror Headlines: Friday March 20th, 2009

For a while last year I was reporting on this film called "Cleavagefield", which appears to be some kind of softcore spoof on "Cloverfield" only with you know, more boobs. Then I realized that the joke was kind of over and my coverage was a little embarrassing, so I stopped. Today there's a story that was too funny to pass up though, with news of the "Cleavage" field monster revealed! Hmmm... sort of looks like a cross between Dino from The Flinstones and one of those blowup things you see in front of car dealerships when they're having a big sale. In other words, classy.

IGN has a new "Terminator" salvation poster. Every morning when I wake up I punch myself in the face for letting McG get me this excited about one of this films. One things for sure, the man knows how to work a fanboy.

It turns out that Johnny Depp's production company is actually PRODUCING the "Dark Shadows" update that's been in the works for a while. They hope to shoot in the Fall, and although nothing's official yet, it's reported that Tim Burton is Depp's "first and only choice" for director. Stay tuned for more.

"Martyrs" hits DVD in the states on April 28th, 2009. Here's your long awaited chance to check out the hottest foreign horror property out there right now. That date is now just a little more than a month away.

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I'm not saying I would want to go to this Texas school where teachers disciplined students by throwing them in a metal cage to fight it out "Fight Club" style, I'm just saying that after reading that story I kind of wish I could have watched. Does that make me a bad person?

Charles Manson's next parole hearing is scheduled for 2012, and he's looking increasingly old and frail. I'll let you make your own Mayan doomsday/Manson released in 2012 connections from this story.

Episode 9 - "Sweeney Todd" and "Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem"

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