Horror Headlines 4/25/08

Eli Roth is making a PG-13 film, reportedly along the lines of "Cloverfield" or "Transformers". In the statement, he also echoes his assertion that he's "pushed the violence in R movies about as far as [he] can push it." To be honest, if you take away the over the top nature of his films, I'm not sure he's such a fantastic filmmaker that he can pull something the likes of "Cloverfield" off, but I guess we'll see. In the meantime, let's add this to the list of the 50 other projects he can't stop talking about.

Guillermo Del Toro has said that If there's a "Hellboy III", he'll only do it if there's a contract that says there can be no more sequels or prequels. The funny thing is, I actually think he's got the power in those pudgy little fingers of his to get the job done. Imagine that, being respectful to the source material and not milking it for all it's worthy, crazy!

Christian Slater is set to star in an adaptation of the Stephen King short story "Dolan's Cadillac". I just wanted to report on this because my ingrained 80's nostalgia requires me to report on all Christian Slater related stories. Remember "Gleaming The Cube"? Ya, that was awesome.

So I just finished watching The trailer for the "It's Alive" remake that debuted at Cannes recently, and I'm still not sure what I think. I can't help but think "ugh", not because it's a remake but I'm just not sure that it looks interesting. Thoughts?

In Real People News: 

After having mixed results chasing bums away from his bar with a blow torch, Rufis Terrill invested in a 300 lb robot equipped with a video camera and a water cannon to patrol around his establishment and shoo away the homeless people. Surprise, surprise, people are kind of upset. I don't know, it kind of sounds like a good idea to me. And props to the Metro for coming up with the name "Hobocop". Genius.

Sam’s Club and Costco have become the first two American chain stores to ration rice purchases, due to the worldwide food shortages. Welcome to the 21st century, where wars are no longer over stupid things like "pride" and "terrorism", but instead are over who gets to eat and drink. Can't you just smell the excitement?

Police in the Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers for reportedly using black magic to shrink men's penises. Reports of penis "stealing" have also been swirling, leading the article at the link to use the hilarious phrase "penis snatching". Yup, you read that right... penis snatching.

On this day in history: 

1792: French highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier is beheaded by the guillotine, making him its first victim.

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