Horror Headlines 8/6/08

In the not surprising but still a really bad decision department, Eli Roth is up for a role alongside Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards". The film is set during WWII, and follows a group of Jewish soldiers on the frontlines ready to get their hands on some Nazis. Roth is up for the part of Donnie Donowitz (sublte Quentin, subtle) a hardass from Boston whose favorite weapon is apparently a baseball bat. PS - Roth is the worst actor ever... Refer to both "Death Proof" and "Cabin Fever" if you don't believe me.

I'm still the only person who's not excited for "Mirrors" (it looks like a J horror film to me), but this poster does a pretty good job of appealing to the "Kiefer Sutherland man-crush" crowd... a crowd which I may or may not be a member of.

More proof that there is no God... Mummy 4 is probably on it's way.

Unweildy rumor department: Natalie Portman will star in a remake of "Suspiria" and it will be made by "Pineapple Express" director David Gordon Green. Even if it isn't true I give major props to whoever made it up. because that's the craziest thing I've read all year.

In Real People News: 

Maybe it's just me, but I would think having a tiger in your "interactive zoo" isn't a good idea. In case you needed more proof, you can discuss it with the 16 year old employee currently in critical condition.

Utah man builds a fence around his farm out of junk cars, calls it his "Redneck Stonehenge". I don't even have a joke for this one, but thought you should hear it.

18 year old Thai student robs taxi cab, stabs the driver to death. When questioned by police, he said he didn't mean to kill the man, he just wanted to see if it was as easy to rob someone as it is in GTA IV. Oh jeeze, I'm sure this will result in totally rational reactions from the public.

On this day in history: 

1945: At 9:15am, Col. Paul Tibbets releases "Little Boy" over Hiroshima and executes a hard, 159-degree turn. 40 seconds later, the Atomic Bomb detonates, yielding a 12.5 kiloton explosion and a huge, black mushroom cloud. About 45,000 people are killed immediately, and another 200,000 are killed in later years by leukemia and other radiation illnesses.

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