Horror Headlines 8/4/08

This week marks the 1-year anniversary of our triumphant return to the interwebs. There will be some very special content popping up this week regarding the birthday, so make sure to stick around, comment, and send us some birthday wishes!

Here are some helpful links if you would like to know more about the whole "Midnight Meat Train" debacle that is still currently going on. It turns out that the new head of acquisitions at Lions Gate may have an interesting connection to "The Strangers", which may be the reason for him holding back "The Train" so to speak. Very interesting, indeed.

Speaking of Clive Barker's latest adaptation, BD claims that if you break the numbers down, the film actually did pretty darn well, considering the circumstances. Should be intriguing to see how this plays out over the course of the week.

No worries folks, the Robocop reboot will in fact be rated R. So you will (presumably) have lots of melted faces to look forward to.

Sweet character posters for "The Watchmen", as well as a bunch of new stills for the film. Since Amazon finally shipped my copy of the original graphic novel, I'll hopefully be able to check it out this week and report back with my thoughts. The film still has 6 months till release, but is obviously taking a page from the "Dark Knight" book of marketing (ie not letting us forget that it's coming out).

Disney's adaptation of "Prince of Persia", starring Jake Gylenhaal, has been pushed back an entire year to June 2010. The move is reportedly in order to avoid being crushed in it's second week by Michael Bay's "Transformers 2", which I have to agree is most likely a good idea. A whole year though? They also say that they want to make sure the film has enough time for "post production", which is Hollywood exec speak for "tons of CGI". I guess it's inevitable that a film based on a game as flashy as this would need some CGI, but with a full year to perfect the effects, that stuff better be mindblowing.

In Real People News: 

I always thought of prissy business men as the kind of people who would kill themselves with a gun, or maybe a drug over dose, not an elaborate decapitation using a sportscar, fence and a piece of steel rope. That must have been quite a scene.

Man begins scalping himself in the bathroom of a bus in Canada. And all this right around the time we review "Nightbreed" for the podcast, complete with the infamous "face peeling" scene. Maybe he was trying to get into Midian?

When you see someone carrying around the severed head of his girlfriend, and he tells you not to stop him, you should probably do what he says. Thankfully no one at this scene needed to be told twice. And what's with all the beheadings recently anyways? Must be something in the water.

On this day in history: 

1892: Someone takes an axe and kills Lizzie Borden's millionaire parents. Andrew receives 10 whacks, and Abby 14. Lizzie is later tried for the murders, but acquitted.

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