Horror Headlines: Tuesday May 26th, 2009

It's been a long holiday weekend and as such, it's time to play catch up! Due to a faulty alarm clock, I'm sitting in for Eric once again on the news desk!

"Buffy" fans, it's time to arm your keyboards and get ready to hit the message boards. The folks at Vertigo entertainment are getting ready to relaunch "Buffy" once again. The folks at Vertigo are teaming up with the original movie direct Fran and Kaz Kazui to throw together this big screen take. The promise is a relaunch and not a sequel or a prequel. Can the fandom handle a non Whedon buffy with yet another perky blonde stepping into the slayer's shoes?

Sad news for "Castlevania" fans; the Paul W.S. Anderson big screen adaptation is officially dead. No more chances of Simon Belmont and clan on the silver screen. Could this be a sign of the end of video game movies?

Despite reports of raucous boo-ing and general hate for "Antichrist" at the Cannes Film Festival, lead actress Charlotte Gainsbourg was named Best Actress of the festival. It's seldom that horror is given any accolades at such events so kudos to Gainsbourg for drawing the nod despite the widespread distaste for the moving coming out of France.

In Real People News: 

A Chinese man sat perched on a bridge last week, ready to jump, when another man broke through the police tape and shoved him off. Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

In an effort to show solidarity to the country's beleaguered seal hunters, Canada's Governor General guts a freshly slaughtered seal and eats its raw heart in front of onlookers.

A 3 year old London toddler was stuck in a 5 day long coma due to meningitis. Assuming all was lost, the child woke on day five singing the complete lyrics to Abba's "Mama Mia". Sure, the kid's fine now, but what are they going to do about all the Hollywood lawyers suing for copyright infringement?

On this day in history: 

May 26th 1805 - Napoleon Bonapart is crowned King of Italy. For our own Eric, a hero is born!


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Falling in love with the sounds of his own voice, Casey can be found co-hosting the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, the spinoff Instomatic Podcast as well as the 1951 Down Place Podcast dedicated to Hammer Horror. Casey loves horror films of every budget and lives by his battle cry of 'I watch crap, so you don't have to.'