Horror Headlines 2/21/08

Here's href="http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4822"
target="_blank">the cover for the tie-in comic book for this summer's "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe". The comic, with the unfortunate name "The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs", drops March 14th and is said to bridge the time between the first and second film, explaining to us what the characters have been up to.

It's too bad I have to mention Roland Emerich's name with this project ("Godzilla", "10,000 BC"), but word on the street is that several studios are interested in his pitch for his latest script "2012". I'm personally interested in this because that date, specifically December 22th 2012, is the date pegged by several ancient prophets, including the
Mayan calender, as being the day that the world will end. If Emerich has his way, I'm sure it will end in several hundred Michael Bay-esque explosions. Either way, I'll at least pay attention during the buildup, so you'll hear more as soon as I do.

Michael Haneke and the crew behind the English remake of "Funny Games" continue to push the boundaries of good taste when it comes to internet marketing, today releasing a clip at IGN called href="http://media.movies.ign.com/media/960/960210/vids_1.html"
target="_blank">A Users Guide to Home Invasion. I'm now more confused about this film than ever. It's not supposed to be funny, right? Ah, what the hell do I know.

A BD reader snapped a pic for the href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11312"
target="_blank">official one-sheet for this April's "The Ruins". At first glance, it definitely looks something like "Turistas", but I urge you to target="_blank">watch the trailer and judge for yourself. I'm pretty excited for this one, if for no other reason than to find out what the hell is going on.

In Real People News: 

2 tons of Nazi gold! Man, those little Nazi buggers sure were good at hiding their booty.

Man calls woman ugly, woman pulls out knife, href="http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,331468,00.
html" target="_blank">stabs man. This is a dangerous precedent that could affect our podcast discussions. Let me preemptively apologize to both Parker Posey and Shelley Duvaal... you're both totally hot... no, really.

On this day in history: 

1916: Start of the Battle of Verdun, which in nine months yielded 975,000 casualties and almost no change in the front line. It is the bloodiest battle in history, and often the one remarked as having the "highest density of dead per square yard."

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