Horror Headlines 6/16/08

DC Comics is producing a prequel to J.J. Abrams upcoming TV series "Fringe". Also, certain enterprising horror nerds have informed me that you MAY be able to find the pilot to the show floating around the interwebs somewhere. I think you can fill in the blanks yourself.

All of the original actors from "The Descent" will be appearing in the sequel, via videotaped flashacks. Add this to the fact that Niel Marshall is having nothing to do with this and the stupid title "De2cent", and I can confidently say "super ugh".

Amanda Peet has joined the cast of Roland Emerich's upcoming end of the world epic "2012". She'll also be appearing in this summer's "X-Files 2", making her a bit of a hot commodity at the moment.

"Death Race" trailer!. Despite Paul W.S. Anderson's presence on this film, I'm still pretty psyched. Feast your eyes on the metal on metal violence at the link.

Donald P. Borchers, producer of the original 1984 horror movie "Children of the Corn", is going to be directing a remake of it. It's being produced by Anchor Bay for a Scifi channel debut. Hey, it couldn't possibly be worse than the original, so I don't have any particular problem with this.

In Real People News: 

Apparently you can get rid of rodent problems at your restaurant by just painting over the dead rats. And as if this even needed to be said, this happened less than an hour away from me.

R. Kelly was acquitted of all charges in his statutory rape trial. Apparently he followed Dave Chapelle's advice and went with the old "digital piss" defense.

Male teacher punishes his students by taking off his shirt and showing them his manboobs. In a strange way, that actually sounds really smart. I certainly would have stopped whatever I was doing.

On this day in history: 

1960: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho opens in New York.

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