Horror Headlines 4/14/08

"Prom Night" scored the #1 spot at the box office this weekend taking in an estimated 22.7 million dollars. Scroll down to the blogs to read Jon's breakdown of what all this means.

Sony Screen Gems has announced that the "Stepfather" remake will be released on October 16th, 2009. That seems like quite a long way out, but to be honest I have no idea if there's even a script yet, so, for what it's worth.

New stills from "The X-files 2". I must admit I'm pretty excited about this film even though I was never a huge X-files fan of the show. Plus, theres a certain morbid curiosity regarding the fact that both Anderson and Duchovny were so eager to return to the franchise. Sort of indicative of their career trajectories if you ask me. We'll all be finding out if it was a good career move for them on July 25th of this year.

Fangoria erroneously reported on their website last week that Jeffrey Redick, who wrote the atrocious "Day of the Dead" remake, was being tapped to write "The Toolbox Murders 2". In a recent interview Reddick set them straight and said that he had nothing to do with the project, although he had met with producers over a year and a half ago to talk about the possibility. I would apologize for reporting it here after they did but hey, if you can't trust Fango, who can you trust?

Ray Liotta and Asia Argento have both LEFT Dario Argento's next film titled "Giallo". Also, Oscar Winner Adrian Brody and his nose have both joined the cast. Brody will play a serial killer being tracked down by a detective (formerly played by Liotta), in an homage to the 60's and 70's Italian "Giallo" films.

In Real People News: 

Ohio State Trooper in trouble for wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume and being photographed the day before Martin Luther King Day. I'm guessing that judgment waved bye bye to this guy a long time ago. The best part is they claim it was a joke based on the "Black White Supremacist" skit from "The Chapelle Show". I guess they didn't realize when you take the "black" part out of the title it ceases to be funny.

Finally, prepare to be creeped the hell out, as you read this story about a Scottish town preparing for an invasion of millipedes. Lots of squirm worthy details at the link.

On this day in history: 

1865: President Abraham Lincoln receives a cranial gunshot wound from the nation's most famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the following day, primarily from ill-advised attempts to extract the bullet lodged in his brain.

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