Horror Headlines 3/27/08

Is it viral video time for "The Ruins" already? Ugh... apparently the guy at the link is an actual internet personality. Pay attention to the chat box on the right too, for a glimpse at how ad executives think people talk on the internet.

Marc Senter, star of "Cabin Fever 2", says that the film is going to kick ass and describes it as, "CABIN FEVER 2 is very different from the first one—it's basically an ode to 1980s horror movies. It's like THE KARATE KID meets CARRIE." Double ugh. I loved the first "Cabin Fever", and will probably enjoy this one, but if you didn't get the memo folks, there is officially a moratorium on saying your film is "80's" or "70's". I GET IT. Can we please move on now?

It's been confirmed, John Carpenter's remake of "The Thing" is being remade by Battlestar Gallactica creator Ronald D. Moore. This has been reported before, but is now official. Man, not a good news day so far, eh?

Bill Moseley's out and talking about "Repo: A Genetic Opera"... Darren Lynn Bousman's horror musical coming from Lions Gate. In the interview, he expresses concern that Lions Gate will not know how to market the film and potentiall bury it. He also gives some suggestions to things fans can do to ensure it gets the release it deserves. Based on the trailer, it's definitely something to consider. FYI, Paris Hilton plays Bill Moseley's sister in the film. Somehow I love that I live in a world where that can happen.

Finally, a good news story. Check out the trailer for Troma's new film "Poultrygeist"! WARNING, it's VERY VERY disgusting and probably NSFW. Younger fatter Peter Jackson would be so proud... I'm not sure what older skinnier Jackson would think. But, who cares, right?

Variety reports that the remake of the Korean film "Tale of Two Sisters" is being renamed "The Uninvited". I didn't even know they were remaking it, but considering the buzz that "Sisters" has gotten, I guess it doesn't surprise. It doesn't mean I'm NOT sick of all Asian horror in general, but hey, what are you gonna do.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone won't be making "Giant Monsters Attack Japan", their planned ode to those classic Kaiju films. Man, bummer news day today.

In Real People News: 

I could sit here and go on and on about how prostitution should be legal and all the hypocrisy of the laws against it. But instead, let's just say this. If I'm a 93 year old man and by some act of god I'm still working "down there", I should be be allowed to solicit a prostitute to help me out with that problem. Agreed?

Meth-heads try and sell their baby on Craigslist so they can buy some more "Tweak". Ya sure, let me take your dirty crying baby off your hands for 1,000 bucks so you can go get high. It's like you read my mind.

Finally today in the "Scooby Doo" category, It's the case of: The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck! Come to think of it, I'm not sure I want to get to the bottom of this.

On this day in history: 

1977: The worst airline disaster in history occurs when the confused pilot of a KLM Boeing 747 taking off collides with a Pan Am Boeing 747 which was on the runway. A total of 583 people die.

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