Horror Headlines 2/29/08

The "My Bloody Valentine" remake will be in 3-D. This officially makes 09 the year for 3-D horror, with Alexandre Aja's "Pihrana" and "Final Destination 4" also using the new eye-popping digital 3-D technology. Also of note, "Valentine" has been bumped UP from it's Friday the 13th in Feb 09 release date, to January 23rd 09.

The makers of "Untraceable" ( href="http://bloodygoodhorror.net/movies/untraceable-2008"
target="_blank">highly unfavorable review HERE) have been kicked off of Facebook. Apparently they had started a "kill with me" page (mimicking the film) to promote the European release of the film, in which the more friends signed up, the more of a torture sequence they were allowed to view. href="http://joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=11270" target="_blank">There's a little more to the story, but that's the basic gist. If only they had put that much thought into the actual film, maybe they wouldn't have to do stuff like this to create buzz for their film.

Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw 2-4, has href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11414"
target="_blank">joined the director lineup of NBC's horror anthology series "Fear Itself", due this summer. It should be interesting what kind of horror Bousman brings us, considering being on television should limit how much "SAW-like" stuff he can get away with.

Clips from Donkeypunch! I don't even know what to make of this film, I just like to type the name. So, Donkeypunch!

Well, it's official href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11410" target="_blank">New Line Cinema is dead. This has been in the works for a while. Recently, they let go Robert Shaye, who had been president FOREVER and is considered by many to be the Godfather of the "Nightmare on Elm St." series. The ouster is reported to be a result of a series of bad decisions, including wasting a ton of money on his directorial debut "The Last Mimzy". Now that it's been absorbed, it should be interesting to see what comes of both the "Nightmare" and "Friday the 13th" franchises, both of which are currently owned by New Line (not to mention TCM). The actual "New Line" label will stay in tact, but all operations seem to have been swallowed by WB. We'll keep our eyes on the trends as they unfold.

The British continue their woefully antiquated attempt to censor what their public is allowed to view today, by href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11419"
target="_blank">outright banning Nick Palumbo's "Murder Set Pieces" ( target="_blank">Review). I'm assuming the version they saw is not the butchered Lions Gate release that Casey did, and I do hear the film is pretty disturbing. Ah well... strike one for censorship I guess.

In Real People News: 

Two children in Australia, ages 5 and 7, watched helplessly recently as their 15 foot pet python href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/ap_on_fe_st/
australia_snake_attack;_ylt=AgLt6GJ.LrwiIX40tOtfQRntiBIF"
target="_blank">devoured their pet dog... WHOLE. The worst part is? Knowing the way a snake's digestive system works, that dog must have just sat in the snake's stomach for at least 24 hours or so. Any guesses as to the specific ways this will screw these children up?

Of all the types of people that could break into your house, I suppose the href="http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=cp_fq7g2hk715&show_article
=1&catnum=9" target="_blank">"I just want to use your computer to look at porn" guy is the least threatening... if not the least creepiest.

On this day in history: 

1692:Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, was accused of witchcraft in Salem.

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