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Strigoi (REVIEW)

It’s refreshing to encounter a new voice in horror fiction that comprehends the draw of traditional horror mythologies but who is also perceptive enough to see how these myths can translate in various contemporary contexts. Take for example Tomas Alfredson and Matt Reeves’s adaptations of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampire novel “Let the Right One In.” The original novel and its subsequent adaptations discern some rather beautiful and shocking correlations between vampirism, adolescence, childhood, and the Cold War.

Horror Headlines: Thursday July 7th, 2011

Alexandra Daddario has been in a bunch of movies I've never seen and has devil eyes. That's a fact. And now she's been cast as the female lead in the next chapter in the book of Leatherface currently titled "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D". Set to be released next year on October 5th. Teen heartthrob Bill Moseley has already been confirmed for the flick and I assume having his hot ass on the cast list is what sealed the deal for Daddario. I smell an on-set romance in the works.

Speaking of the Mose-one (I don't know what that means either) it looks like Bill Moseley, Leslie Easterbrook and Ashley Laurence have all be confirmed for a new thrilled titled "Deception". The film follows the son and daughter who begin to be terrorized by a killer 20 years after their parents were mysteriously murdered. Ruben Rodriguez, who you probably know from his "Miscellaneous Crew" credit on "The Hustler's Last Score" is set to direct.

A couple shots from the set of "Prometheus", the upcoming "Alien" prequel movie, have hit the tubes and they're chalk full of H.R. Gieger goodness. And by that I of course mean it looks like the posters on the wall of a D&D addicts wall in his parent's trailer circa 1987. Fun fact here, every time I've read the name "Gieger" lately I've mistaken it for "Ginger" and I've been really confused about why the new "Alien" movie focuses on pasty red headed kids.

The long discussed remake of Chan-wook Park's "Oldboy" had looked to be all but dead but it looks like things might be moving forward after all and none other than Spike Lee might be taking the director's chair. Fan boys of the original will throw a fit I'm sure but keep in mind that Spike Lee directed "Summer of Sam" and a bunch of other awesome movies and he's from America therefore his version will not be anti-freedom like the original. That's Social Studies 101 folks. Read a book.

In Real People News: 

I prey the wife never reads this one because I can guarantee it'll result in me never being allowed out of the house alone with my future child. A 25 year old man in Florida apparently forgot his baby on the sidewalk after a night of boozing. I know the question you want to ask and the answer is yes, he has a faux-hawk.

This seems like an honest mistake. A 56 year old man in Oregon mistook his older brother for a cougar and shot him in the arm. It wasn't till he mounted his bro on the wall that he realized his mistake. I kid of course. People from Oregon don't mount their dead cougars. They have sex with them.

The Italian Zombie Movie, Part 2: Zombie Atrocity (REVIEW)

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to watching this movie. Last week, I reviewed the first film in the “Italian Zombie Film” saga, “Zombie Abomination”. Despite being able to get that unique Italian horror vibe right for some stretches in the film, I ultimately walked away unimpressed and disappointed. Worse yet, due to the horrible pacing problems and the totally unsatisfying ending in the first film in the series, the sequel, “Zombie Atrocity” really had to deliver to make up for the weaknesses in the original and to turn the series around.

The Italian Zombie Movie, Part 1: Zombie Abomination (REVIEW)

I’m a big fan of Italian horror films. While not always perfect, they have a unique style that lead to a viewing experience that’s one of a kind. The colors, the music, the gore, the women, the religious overtones, all of them contribute to a style that’s unmistakably Italian, for lack of a better word. When I saw that there was a super low budget American film called “The Italian Zombie Movie”, I was curious. Could a super low budget film get that vibe right? Could a director who’s last name isn’t Fulci, Deodato or Argento produce a film with that feel? Turns out, sort of.

Dead: The Ugly Begining

Occasionally, I like to read a gook book. And sometimes, I need something more in depth than scratch n' sniff erotica. So when my friend and author TW Brown from May December Publishing sent me a copy of his new book, Dead: The Ugly Beginning, I had no qualms laying down and giving it a good read.

Tales from the Hood (REVIEW)

Since the election of President Obama, a lot of people have seemingly been ready to declare racism dead and announce that we now live in a “post-racial” America. Despite the fact that we now have an African-American President, there’s a pretty alarming rise in public displays of racism in America today. In fact, just this weekend I witnessed two pretty alarming outbursts directed at minorities while out and about. It was disgusting and pretty shocking to witness something like that, yet alone during the Holiday season.

Brain Flavored Zombie Mints!

Ever wonder what all the fuss is about regarding cerebellum consumption? Starting to think millions of zombies can't be wrong, but you lack the willpower to take that final step to being undead? WEll, you're in luck, my curious cohort - Archie McPhee has you covered! Now you can order up a tin of Brain Flavored Zombie Mints, and satisfy those medulla oblongata munchies!

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Video: "REC 2" Teaches Us What to Do "In Case Of A Zombie Emergency"

In honer of the Spanish film "[Rec 2]" coming out on DVD and the original "[Rec]" hitting Blu-ray the good people behind the film have composed a witty little PSA called "In Case Of A Zombie Emergency". The clip teaches you everything you'd ever need to know when the zombie outbreak comes. And it's coming folks, you mark my words!

Bonus points to the markers putting this video in English for ignorant pricks like me. I appreciate it. Check out the clip below!

"Left 4 Dead 2" - Rumble in the Swamp Video

G4's X-Play recently released a new preview of "Left 4 Dead 2" and to be honest; it looks pretty damn good. Showcasing the four new characters, new melee weapon combat and the swamp level from one of the five new campaigns, it looks like a good change of pace.

Give it a watch, share your thoughts! Myself? I've got my eye on Coach with a Frying Pan and that nifty Uzi with a silencer!

Book Review: Brian Keene's "Dead Sea"

Trouble begins when a virus infecting the rat population of New York City begins spreading among animals and humans alike—one bite, one drop of blood or one string of saliva is all it takes to kill its victims, within minutes, and instantly revive them as mindless, flesh-eating zombies. Narrating this grim tale is gay 30-something Lamar Reed, who makes a hair-raising trip through the carnage of zombified Baltimore before he and a small group of survivors manage to commandeer a Coast Guard ship and get it out to sea.

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