Horror Headlines: Wednesday February 4th, 2009

FX man Gary Tunnicliffe, who has been involved in the "Hellraiser" series since 1993, took it upon himself to redesign Pinhead when he first heard there was a remake in the works... and it's freaking awesome. This is not "official", but hopefully the producers pay attention, because it rocks. Great story from Tunnicliffe on the process at the link as well.

Fact that should make you feel better about "The Orphanage" remake... Guillermo Del Toro, producer of the original, will be producing it. The notice from New Line also says they're pursuing a "high profile" leading lady.

At least the Platinum Dunes producers behind both "Texas Chainsaw" reboots admit that they were essentially "torture films" (their words), while explaining why they don't really want to make any more TCM's. Gotta admit, the honesty is a bit refreshing.

Stephen King thinks "Twilight" writer Stephanie Meyer kind of sucks. Okay so he was a bit more diplomatic than I'm being, but I'm just reading between the lines here folks.

Photo gallery from the huge "His Name Was Jason" signing last night in Burbank, California at Dark Delicacies. Let the jealousy commence.

In Real People News: 

With the new Google Earth 5.0, users can check out 3D images of Mars. I'm thinking we should just resign to Google being our dark overlord right now, because I'm clearly powerless when it comes to shilling for them.

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that this girl in the UK died after drinking 4 cans of Red Bull at a nightclub. I mean, that stuff's so healthy for you, I don't get it?

Would you be interested in owning your very own jet pack? Do I even have to ask? All you have to do is go to New Zealand and somehow procure $100,000. Small prices to pay, if you ask me.

On this day in history: 

1899: On patrol in the city of Manila, Private William Grayson shoots three Filipino soldiers when they fail to halt. The next morning, U.S. forces launch an artillery assault on the Filipino army, killing 3,000. Thus begins the three-year Philippine-American War, a brutal and disastrous campaign foreshadowing the Vietnam War.

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