Horror Headlines 5/4/08

Mier Zarchi, director of "I Spit on Your Grave" has sold the remake rights to his controversial 1978 film to CineTel Films. The original is an infamous rape/revenge film, which is most famous for raising the hackles of Roger Ebert, who essentially suggested that it should be banned from showing in any theater EVER. Having seen it, I can say that while the film is certainly shocking, it's also pretty terrible, so I have no real problem with this being remade.

Apparently Pinhead was involved in one of the originally written endings of "Freddy vs Jason". The ending was apparently scrapped because the logistical problems it would have created with any potential sequels. Bummer, because it sounds pretty sweet to me.

I'm nervous to tell you about how "hardcore" this new movie "Martyrs" is, mainly because of how disappointed we were by "Frontier(s)"... but that said, here's a picture slideshow from "Martyrs", now showing at Cannes. Make judgments for yourself.

So here's the synopsis for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell". Basically it deals with a young woman who scorns an old one, and then has some type of evil curse put on her. The rest of the film deals with her trying to reverse the curse. Hmmm, not sure what to think about that. The film stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long, and is set for release some time in 2009.

In Real People News: 

Ever wonder what it looks like when a motorist crashes into a bicycle race?. Wonder no longer (awesome still frame at the link).

Whatever you're chewing at the moment I suggest you finish before reading this. Okay, good. A Japanese man who was having surgery because he thought he had a cancerous growth, discovered that it was really a surgical towel that had been left inside of him 25 years ago. Wow, somebody has some 'splainin to do.

On this day in history: 

1939: After already having been turned away by Cuba, the SS St. Louis is also denied permission to land in Florida. So it is forced to return to Europe with its cargo of 963 Jewish refugees, most of whom will later die in Nazi concentration camps.

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