Horror Headlines 9/16/08

"Lost Planet", the third person shooter for the XBOX 360, is being adapted into a feature film. It's being written by David Hayter, who penned the original "X-Men" as well as the upcoming "Watchmen". The main crux of the game is that you're stuck on a frozen planet, and instead of energy you have "heat" you have to maintain in order to stay alive. The film is being co-financed by Warner Bro's and Capcom.

I seem to remember mentioning a "Night of the Demons" remake a while back. Well, it turns out it's true and now they have three hot female stars. Diora Baird, Shannon Elizabeth and Monica Keena have all been tapped (that's what she said?) to star in the remake of Kevin Tenny's rock and roll demon flick from the 80's. This version will be directed by Adam Geirasch.

I've never heard of this video game "Dead Space", but when I'm told that the trailer for the game was BANNED IN THE US, well now you've got my attention. Check the banned trailer at the link.

I've endured the "Halloween" remake and I'm even being won over by the idea of a "Friday the 13th" remake, but now they've gone too far. Paramount has bought the remake rights to 80's classic "Monster Squad", and Rob Cohen is producing. As I look back at at Cohen's IMDB, I see that he did actually produce the original film, as well as "The Witches of Eastwick", so I guess this isn't all bad. Of course, he also directed "xXx: State of the Union" and "Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", so I'm not totally sure that we're out of the woods yet.

In Real People News: 

I'm not sure what's crazier about this story, that a woman left her sex offender brother home alone with her 5 month old bulldog, or that the writer says he used the bulldog to masturbate. Is that a PC euphemism that means he banged the dog? Or did he come up with some shit that I can't quite wrap my brain around? The world may never know.

Gangsters in Los Angeles are now using bicycles for drive-bys. And apparently, the police couldn't catch the suspects in this latest incident. Hey, at least they're being environmentally friendly, right?

On this day in history: 

1945: First Atomic Bomb is exploded at Trinity, Alamagordo New Mexico. The explosion yields the equivalent 18,000 tons of TNT.

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