Horror Headlines 2/27/08

I'm not sure how interested I am in "American Zombie", a very "Diary of the Dead-ish" looking zombie film about zombies in Las Angeles, but the tagline on the poster is priceless. "We're here, We're dead, get used to it!". Very topical for the political season we're in right now. href="http://americanzombiemovie.com/home" target="_blank">Check the official site here. The film will get a very limited theatrical run on March 28th.

Two strikes against the new "Grudge" film today. They've href="http://www.moviehole.net/news/
20080226_kayako_and_toshio_ditch_grudge.html" target="_blank">hired new actors to play the freaky woman/kid combo, and they're shooting it in only THREE WEEKS. Considering the immense dropoff in quality between the first and second films, this doesn't bode well people. Both this and the planned fourth film will be released Straight to DVD at an unknown date in the future.

I haven't seen the first DTV sequel to "Starship Troopers", but they're already getting ready to drop the next one in our laps. href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_woGjV_q8fM&eurl=http://joblo.com/
arrow/index.php?id=11239" target="_blank">Check the trailer on Youtube. I am one of those that enjoyed the original film, and thinks that it never really got the credit for being the biting satire that it was. That said, this trailer actually looks decent, but I could see how it could fly off the rails. There's no release date yet, but this trailer would suggest that the film is mostly done, so I would keep a look out for this one.

BD has some disconcerting news about the sequel to Niel Marshall's "The
Descent" ( href="http://bloodygoodhorror.net/movies/the-descent-2005-2"
target="_blank">Review), lazily titled "De2cent" (that's the stupidest fucking name I've ever seen). Apparently, according to their scooper, Niel Marshall won't be writing, it may not be distributed by Lions Gate in the US, and the "surviving" character from the first film target="_blank">will be returning. Wait, what? Did they see the original? I guess they're working off the retooled American ending and not the superior British one. If any of this ends up being true/false, we'll definitely let you know as I'll be following this one closely.

Amber Heard, the awesomely hot star of "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" has been signed on for the "Stepfather" remake. Let's all cross our fingers that she recreates the incredible shower scene in the third act. Go ahead, I'll wait while you fast forward through your old VHS copy.

In Real People News: 

I have a great idea for you. Take a trip to the Bahamas, go scuba diving, and then jump into shark infested waters that have been prepared for you by being filled with lots of bloody chum. Oh wait, that's a really shitty idea... href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/25/national/main3876090.
shtml" target="_blank">and this Australian tourist found out the hard way.

On this day in history: 

1982: Photographer Wayne B. Williams found guilty of two counts of murder, though he is suspected of killing 22 other Atlanta area black men. Williams was caught dumping a suspicious load from atop a bridge in the middle of the night.

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