Horror Headlines 7/4/08

Happy 4th of July everyone. Here's your horror news to end out your week. We will not be doing a Podcast this week, but I will be sending a message to our listeners out over the feed today so check for that later. In the meantime, do us a major solid and if you like the show, search for it on iTunes and give us a review. The feedback will help us get new listeners. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Concept art and logo for McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". Man, I'm going to get sick of typing that title REAL quick. The PG-13 Terminator film is currently in production.

The dude who edits the DVD page over at IGN has had a feature film script picked up, based on "Down Satan", from Clive Barker's "Books of Blood". This, while another adaptation of Barker's, "Midnight Meat Train" is staring down the barrel of a severely limited release. The story concerns a man who attempts to build his own hell on earth in order to tempt God into revealing himself to him.

Mike Dougherty and co. are in talks with a new distributor about picking up his anthology film "Trick 'R Treat". It's original release date was this past Halloween, then it was shelved indefinitely, then dropped completely. Doughtery says we should "keep [our] severed fingers crossed".

Sam Raimi's "Drag me to Hell" is shooting for a release date of May 29th, 2009. The film is about a young woman who has a supernatural curse put on her by a gypsy, and will reportedly be rated R.

In Real People News: 

To celebrate the 4th of July I've got two videos for you today. The first one is a slideshow of the 20 most Unpatriotic album covers of all time. And the second one? How about a video of someone being "water boarded". You can thank Casey for sending me that one. Happy 4th, America!

Man's neighbors up in arms because he spelled out the word sodomy on his garage window with blue tape. And you thought your neighbor's lawn gnomes were offensive.

Viacom wants to know what you're watching on Youtube, and a judge has ordered Google to hand the information over. It's all part of Viacom's copyright infringement suit brought against Youtube in 2007. I guess it's time to cut back on all those videos of hot chicks playing Wii fit, isn't it you perv.

On this day in history: 

1054: A supernova suddenly appears in the constellation Taurus. It is so bright that for the first 23 days it is visible during the day. Then it gradually fades away, finally disappearing after a year or so. Today the remnants of this star are the Crab Nebula.

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