Horror Headlines: Thursday January 29th, 2009

Matthijs Van Heijningen will be directing the remake/prequel to "The Thing", whose plot involves the original Norweigan camp discovered in the first film (Carpenter's 1983 remake), and how they dealt with the parasite. Heijningen is also currently directing Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead", so you know his horror chops must be worth something.

Rumor Mill: Robert Rodriguez to direct the next "Predator" movie?. The scooper also claims there will be multiple predators. Ridriguez has a lot going on right now, so if this is true there's no telling how long it will take to see it.

Columbia Pictures hates you, and your whole family. I say that because they've just announced that they've signed Nic Cage on for a "Ghost Rider" sequel. See what I'm talking about?

Some early reviewers who got to see Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" are raving about the film. "Drag Me" gets released this May. I'm going to be frank here, I do not trust any horror fan when it comes to pre-judging a Raimi project. There's an awful lot of fanboyism when it comes to Sam, so I would take anything you read with a grain of salt. I'm hoping it's great, but let's wait until May to see for ourselves.

In Real People News: 

Man nearly cut in half by speeding locomotive, lives to tell the horribly depressing tale.

Man uses Google Earth to harrass tanning salon employees and make them do sexual things to each other. How does that work? Something like this: Perp: "I have a gun and I'm outside watching you". Victim: "How do I know you're outside?". Perp: "Um... there's a garbage can right next to the door, and a bike rack next to that". Got to give the guy credit for ingenuity, I guess.

International banks were so desperate last year for cold hard cash that they were turning to transactions with drug dealers and other organized crime outfits. Hey, you have to pay for those 2 million dollar office renovations somehow.

On this day in history: 

1964: Premiere of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" or: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

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