Horror Headlines: Thursday January 21st, 2010

Fans of the horror-oriented comic book "The Walking Dead" have reason to be more than a little giddy, as AMC has given the series the proverbial greenlight. Frank Darabont is tentatively set to write, direct, and produce.

Bummed that Danny Elfman's score for "The Wolfman" got dropped from the film? Get ready to throw away your anti-depressants, because Elfman's work has been put back into the upcoming remake by Universal. Rejoice.

If you watch only one horror-related trailer during your lunch break today, make sure it's the new preview for Henry Saine's horror/comedy "The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulu" Trust me on this one.

In an attempt to sway comic book fans into the unstoppable cult of "Twilight", Yen Press is preparing to unleash a graphic novel based on Stephenie Meyer's popular characters this March. You may now sparkle freely.

In Real People News: 

Want to really cheese off your next-door neighbor? Once he's fast asleep, sneak cautiously into his backyard and urinate all over his precious garden.After all, if there's one thing everyone hates, it's urination.

According to felons in the know, the best way to incapacitate a police officer during a fist fight is to bite down firmly on their respective nipples and quickly pull them off. Whatever happened to a good, old-fashioned round of fisticuffs?

If the punks on their skateboards and the hippies playing drums weren't enough to work your nerves, now you've gotta look out for the people having simulated sex with trees whenever you go to the park. I believe I'll be staying inside today.

On this day in history: 

1793: The King of France, Louis XVI, is guillotined at age 39.



Todd has been a slave to the horror genre for as long as he can remember. After cutting his teeth on late-night Cinemax schlock and the low-budget offerings found on the classic USA program "Up All Night," our hero moved valiantly into the world of sleazy obscura, consuming the oddest films from around the world with the reckless abandon of a man without fear or reason. When he isn't sitting mindlessly in front of a television set, he can be found stuffing music, video games, and various literary scribblings into his already cluttered mindscape.