Horror Headlines 5/15/08

The guy who designed the "Cloverfield" monster will be doing the FX for the 3D remake of "Piranha", being directed by Alexandre Aja. Sounds pretty interesting to me.

David Lynch and Werner Herzog will be directing a low budget shot on video horror thriller titled "My Son, My Son". The barebones shoot is tentatively scheduled for March on the film, which centers around "a man who acts out a Sophacles play in his mind and kills his mother with a sword". Ya, that pretty much sounds like a Lynch movie to me.

After Dark Horror Films, of "8 Films to Die For" fame, has added a flick to their upcoming in house production slate. It's "Butterfly Effect 3". Um... ya. That doesn't see like a great start to me.

I'll never understand why Asian people are so obsessed with robot sex, but here we have a Phillipino film titled "Killdroid", regarding a "disturbed Goth schoolgirl who stumbles unwittingly across the remnants of a long abandoned military project designed to create an army of android killers from the processed bodies of dead soldiers. The girl takes on the mysteriously beautiful Killdroid as a lover, only to discover, too late, that its insatiable sexual appetite is inexorably linked with a need for slaughter." Wow. I don't even know what to do with that.

In Real People News: 

California judge overturns Gay Marriage ban. Meanwhile... Gas is priced higher than ever and the economy is swirling the proverbial toilet, can you guess which thing the American public is going to be up in arms about?

A woman missing 42 years found dead in front of her television. I'm guessing they didn't look for her that hard.

This Icelandic dude has the largest collection of penises in the world. Hey, when you only get a few hours of sunlight every day you've got to entertain yourself somehow, right?

Well, if you wake up one morning and your horror news isn't served up piping hot, It's because I'm under water. Guess I better invest in a snorkel.

Okay, I'm sure you're sick of celebrity news, but seriously, you have to read about how 72 year old Marlon Brando munched on grapes while banging the crap out of Heidi Fleiss. Oh, she also lives with twenty parrots in a trailer and sometimes eats their food because she can't afford any. I guarantee that will fuel your nightmares more than any movie you've seen this year.

On this day in history: 

1984: Intergender wrestling champion and conceptual comic Andy Kaufman pretends to die of lung cancer. In order to make it really convincing, Andy underwent months of radiation therapy and six weeks of psychic surgery in the Philippines.

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