Horror Headlines: Thursday March 18th, 2010

I can hear the collective groan gathering on the horizon, but I'm going to report on this, anyway. "The Grudge: White Ghost" and "The Grudge: Black Ghost", the latest installments in the long-running series, is headed to Region 2 DVD on April 19th. Who knows? It might be good. I'm just kidding.

Almost as soon as the movie was over, genre-friendly distributor Magnet scooped up North American rights to Gareth Edwards' buzz-heavy creature feature "Monsters". Here's hoping the flick receives a healthy theatrical release later this year.

Rumor has it that there's a strong possibility that Frank De Felitta's made-for-TV chiller "Dark Night of the Scarecrow" is headed for DVD. VCI Entertainment is behind the project. If you haven't had a chance the see the movie yet, you're definitely in for a treat. Creepy!

If you're excited about Timur Bekmambetov's "The Last Witch Hunter", you'll be pleased to learn that a plot synopsis has finally hit the web. Spoilers abound, so tread carefully. Very, very carefully.

In Real People News: 

Those of you who are currently living in your car with almost two dozen animals might like to know that you're about to receive a hefty fine for being extremely gross. Be sure to give a generous tip to the poor bastard who has to detail your ride.

Wanted felons: If you value your freedom, do not log into Facebook. I repeat: Do not log onto Facebook. Status updates aren't that important. By the way, did you know I just finished reading "Shutter Island?" Lunch was great, too. Hugs!

On this day in history: 

1965 - Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov embarks on the world's first spacewalk.



Todd has been a slave to the horror genre for as long as he can remember. After cutting his teeth on late-night Cinemax schlock and the low-budget offerings found on the classic USA program "Up All Night," our hero moved valiantly into the world of sleazy obscura, consuming the oddest films from around the world with the reckless abandon of a man without fear or reason. When he isn't sitting mindlessly in front of a television set, he can be found stuffing music, video games, and various literary scribblings into his already cluttered mindscape.