Horror Headlines 5/22/08

Midnight Meat Train has had it's release date moved UP, from August 1st to July 11th of this year. That takes it out of contention with "Mummy 3" (does anyone really care about that? Really?) and puts it up against "Hellboy II" in it's second week.

The Weinstein's have picked up "Martyrs", a French film, at Cannes with plans for some type of release in the future. The story? Set in the 70's, picture what it would be like if the chick who survived the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" grew up with some major issues, and eventually is forced to confront and "exercise" her demons. Sounds pretty interesting to me. The film is released in France on June 18th, no word on when the Weinstein's will drop it on our shores.

Warner Bro's has launched the official site for "The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe", and it's just as exciting as one might think. Actually, it's just some corny flash, a little faux metal and the trailer. It is worth noting though that they're continuing the trend of Corey Feldman's head being WAY smaller than everyone else's. So if nothing else, it's worth it for that chuckle.

Stills from "Silent Hill: Homecoming", the first SH game to launch on the Next-Gen systems. Looks pretty sweet to me.

In Real People News: 

The good news from a recent survey on teens and sex is this, contrary to popular belief, teens aren't engaging in "serial oral sex" as a means to avoid losing their virginity. The bad news is that no matter what the reasons, your daughter is still a slut.

A critic of the Russian government protested the public speech of a Russian Chess legend this week by flying a remote control penis-helicopter onto the stage. You have to check out the video at the link, if only for the moment when the security guard goes all King Kong and swats the penis out of the air. Frigging priceless.

Want to see a photo of a javelin that went through a photographer's leg yesterday? Me neither, but I've already seen it so I'm bringing you down with me.

If you're living in Hong Kong you now have a new mystery meat to worry about, people. Eat up!

On this day in history: 

337: Emperor Constantine dies. Despite this, his embalmed corpse continues to act as head of state, receiving state dignitaries and daily reports from ministers as if nothing had changed. Constantine's macabre leadership continues through winter. A "Weekend at Bernies" joke seems appropriate here, but I can't find one suitable enough for the occasion, sorry.

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