Horror Headlines: Monday March 30th, 2009
Horrorhound Weekend has come to a close and now it's time for recovery! In light of some frustrating flights home, I've stepped up from the review desk to allow Eric the time to rest after a delayed flight as well as give him some extra time to go choke a customer service specialist! Stay tuned this week for the Horrorhound Recap from Mark, as well as a Podcast episode recorded live from the convention floor!
Paramount and Myspace join forces for a new web-series called "Section 8". Borrowing a concept from the old "10 Little Indians" song, the series claims to be a supernatural thriller as we watch a different character knocked off each week and attempt to discover who the killer is. How long until the internet meme concept explodes as Facebook groups form for fans of a Myspace series?
Following in the footsteps of "Dead Space", Electronic Arts plans to release a "Dante's Inferno" animated film to accompany the games release. With the mild popularity of the "Dead Space" animated feature, could this be a new trend in the converging entertainment industry?
While Rogue Pictures continues to work on their "Hack/Slash" adaptation, indie newcomer Ratio Pictures borrows the concept in their announced flick, "Eve". They're not even trying to hide the fact with their feature starring a young girl that runs around hunting serial killers, there is sure to be some legal hullabaloo following this one before its scheduled 2010 start date.
The official site for "Sorority Row" has been launched by Summit Entertainment. As usual, there's not a lot to it that you haven't seen already, but we'll keep an eye out for future updates.
Rob Zombie plans to ditch the iconic "Halloween" score originally recorded by John Carpenter in 1978. There were elements of Carpenter's score used in the original remake back in 2007.
A Norfolk man drops dead after playing Wii Fit. The doctors have dubbed the occurrence as "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome". With my superior medical knowledge, I'd be more likely to diagnose this as "Fat Man Running in Place for 2 Hours Syndrome".
A man in Washington state pays a $200 traffic fine with a plastic baggie filled with coins, bills and urine. Witnesses say he was rather pissed off.
A UK study proves bald men don't get laid. I would like to take this moment to remind you the ladies out there that the story mentions "Bald Men", not "Balding Men". I'm not out of the game yet!
March 30th, 1968. Two Bowery children happen across the body of a homeless drug addict in the street. The body was Bobby Driscol, the voice of Walk Disney's "Peter Pan".