Horror Headlines 5/22/08

Today marks the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". And, if you live near one of the 4 theaters it's playing in, you can also check out Uwe Boll's "Postal". If you check out either one, feel free to drop by this post and comment to tell us what you thought!

Dimension Films has picked up the rights to remake the Thai horror film "13 Games of Death". Sort of interesting synopsis at the link, with the kicker being that it doesn't seem to involve ghosts. Twist!

Wim Wenders is going to be directing a full on horror picture called "Miso Soup". The pic, starring Willem Dafoe, is about a young Japanese man (Kenji) who guides Americans through the seedy parts of Tokyo nightlife in exchange for money. That is until he runs into Frank, a psychopath that Kenji is afraid is pulling off brutal murders. A presumably "Hitcher-eseque" game ensues. The project sounds cool, although I have to take exception to Wenders' assertion that "Lots of people have used great thrillers to transport political messages but the horror film is rarely used to transport anything but fear." I'm pretty sure we prove that wrong on our podcast every week. Just saying.

Is it possible that our fears about "Fear Itself" being neutered on NBC this summer may be premature? Possibly, but given the track record of the networks and censorship, I won't be holding my breath.

Melissa Joan Hart set to star in a horror flick called "Nine Dead". The film is about a group of strangers who are put in a room and told that one of them will die every 10 minutes until they figure out how they're connected. Kind of sounds like every "Saw" film to me, but the possibility of seeing Clarissa's boobs is too strong for me to ignore this one.

In Real People News: 

If you're seeking to compile a list of people who should be removed from society, I nominate parents who start fights at Chuck E Cheese's to go straight to the top of the list. Really people, really?

Hey, if you're going to kill yourself, there's nothing I can do about it. That said, do everyone a favor and try not to do it by swallowing a poisonous chemical, that when vomited out will make 54 people at the hospital fall ill. The dude worked on a farm, you mean to tell me he didn't have a gun?

Woman awakens after being dead so long that rigor mortis had set in. And since she's from West Virginia, she's chalking it up to God's handiwork. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume this is the same god that told her that Barack Obama is a secret Nazi/Muslim. Ya, that all sounds reasonable to me.

On this day in history: 

1934: A group of FBI agents and police officers from two states ambush Bonnie and Clyde on a highway near Gibsland, Louisiana. The men open fire as the bank robbers drive past the concealed posse, unloading hundreds of rounds into the car.

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