Horror Headlines: Wednesday April 15th, 2009
Some nice images from the French zombie film "Mutants" I told you guys about last week. Still looking forward to this one, even though the small amount of buzz it's hard so far has not been great.
Another day, three more "Friday the 13th" Special Edition DVD's with horrible covers. And as someone who checked out all three that came out before, the new "special features" aren't all that special either. The one shining light here is if you're a fan of commentaries, because all three films (4-6) come with commentaries for the first time.
I'm not sure that this means anything, but it's wacky so here it goes. A Japanese Tim Burton fansite seems to have gotten its hands on a WB release schedule, and claims that they have "Dark Shadows", Burton's remake of the classic vampire soap, slated for a 2010 release in Japan. That's all the info available, and I linked to the Japanese site just for the fun of it so it's probably not worth clicking on it, unless of course you're really curious as to what a Japanese Tim Burton fansite looks like. Let's face it, who isn't.
George Romero's going to write Zombie novels now, apparently. Me, I'm still waiting for time to wash away the sour aftertaste left in my mouth from "Diary of the Dead", aka the worst student film I've ever seen. The man may have made some of the greatest horror films of all time, but that doesn't mean he's infallible, people.
Here's the very first pic from "The Crazies" remake which just recently wrapped production in Georgia. It hits theaters September 25th.
A story out of China claims that a Somali hijacking attempt on one of their ships was thwarted by thousands of dolphins who blocked the pirates from boarding the ship. Photo at the link.
Not surprising: Mel Gibson basically has his own cult. Also not surprising: The website covering it found a way to work in pictures of two hot chicks above the fold. Bravo fellas, bravo.
Somehow, "Parrot Fever" does sound like something that could only exist in Sweden. Which makes sense, because that's where this guy was when he died from it.
1962: Actress Clara Blandick, 80, the Auntie Em of the Wizard of Oz, takes an overdose of sleeping pills and ties a plastic bag around her head in a Hollywood hotel room. Prior to this, she had prominently arranged her resume and press clippings so the newspapers would get her obituary right.