Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 21st, 2009

Whoopi Goldbergh to star in online web series on FearNET? Apparently Obama's inauguration yesterday has sucked us into some kind of alternate dimension.

"Babysitter Wanted", a brutal looking film recently picked up by Anchor Bay, will get a limited theatrical release on February 6th, 2009. The very next day it will be available on DishNetwork's Premium PPV service. Posters and some more info at the link.

Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of Joss Whedon's "The Cabin in the Woods", a film that Whedon has had no shortage of boasting on in recent weeks. Don't recognize their names? I didn't either, but they're very recognizable character actors. A quick google or IMDB search should clear that up for you.

Although I'm as close to Judd Apatow burnout as the rest of you, this is still pretty sweet news to me. Apatow and SNL's Bill Hader want to make a slasher film. Hader to me is one of the most underrated of the current crop of SNL cast members. Also helping their case, he describes it as "... Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad." Um... wow. It's still in development at this point, but we'll be sure to let you know if there are any more developments.

Well, it's official... "Friday the 13th" is on your television airwaves, and that link will take you to the first 4 TV spots. From here on out I have a feeling it's going to be non-stop hype... so better buckle up folks.

In Real People News: 

New Zealand's new prime minister John Key broke his arm in two places at a New Years event, and shook the hand of 100 rugby players before seeking treatment. Nothing like the feeling of emasculation first thing in the morning.

Little boy killed at Monster Truck show, and the whole thing goes right along as planned. Hey, you expect them to stop something as important as a MONSTER TRUCK SHOW, just because some little wimpy kid died from a piece of shrapnel?

On this day in history: 

1793: The King of France, Louis XVI, is guillotined at age 39. An early "urban legend" has the King months earlier suggesting a slant and bevelling of the blade, for better cutting action.

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