Horror Headlines 7/31/08

The "Midnight Meat Train" release will be so limited that it will only be playing in "bargain theaters", according to a scooper at STYD. Apparently this comes after Barker met with Lions Gate execs to try to convince them they're making a mistake, and apparently stepped on someone's toes. I'd say at this point, between this crap and the direct to video sludge they release on a weekly basis, that Lions Gate has officially lost the good will they garnered in the horror community by releasing Rob Zombie's "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "Cabin Fever" almost back to back in 2003. Sorry guys, the honeymoon's over.

A better look at the "My Bloody Valentine" poster that popped up at Comic Con last week. The film, a remake of the 1981 Canadian film of the same name, follows a miner who wakes up after a coma caused by a mining accident, and decides to take revenge. Also, the film is being shot in 3-D, set for a January 16th, 2009 release.

This one's quite the doozy, so I suggest we file it under "rumor" for the moment. So, "rumor" has it that after all these years, all 4 original Ghostbusters are willing to singgn on to a new film. And although there's no script, the basic plot will involve them passing the torch to a new group of ghost hunters, led by Judd Apatow darling Seth Rogen. I have to say, that's the most intriguing story we've posted in quite a while. Thoughts?

So FEAR Itself is doing "better than expected", but the notion of a second season next summer is still up in the air. NBC Universal Co-Chairman Ben Silverman says, "We’re still debating. The partnership is so strong, you almost can’t lose at the business deal we have. It’s whether we can do better, which we want to do". Considering the fact that I haven't been able to sit through one since about episode 5, I'd say the quality definitely needs to get better. Thankfully it seems like Silverman is aware of this fact.

In Real People News: 

Ahhhh the third world, where horribly disgusting birth defects are explained away by saying the child is a reincarnation of a "God". That's certainly a "glass half full" mentality for you. Don't believe me? Check out the picture at the link.

I know what you were thinking when you got up this morning, that you wanted to hear a political song from rapper Ludacris. Oh you weren't thinking that? I'm shocked.

A few months ago I reported on a story about a SWAT team who invaded THE WRONG HOME, scared the owner and ended up in a gun fight because he thought he was being robbed. Well, now they're being rewarded for their "bravery". If you'll excuse me, blood just started shooting out of my nose, I should probably go tend to that.

Apparently if you make tea from poppy seeds, you can get really, really high. What will these crazy kids think of next?

On this day in history: 

1998: Gary Coleman, former child star of the ABC television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, is arrested in Hawthorne, California for allegedly battering an autograph seeker in a uniform shop. Coleman, then a security guard at Fox Hills Mall, was shopping for a bulletproof vest

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