Horror Headlines 9/2/08

The documentary "My Name is Jason" now has a Myspace. Jason with a Myspace? What's next, Pinhead with a Facebook page?

Fascinating Jeffrey Combs interview, in which he explains that he turned down a chance to star in Stuart Gordon's next film "The Thing on the Doorstep" because it featured "wall to wall sex". Apparently Combs is a married man and the thought of all that sweaty writhing made him a bit uncomfortable. Let me be the first to throw my hat into the ring to replace him. Sweaty writhing with hot young actresses sounds right up my alley.

"Dexter" season 3 does internet marketing right. Check the link for the 4 magazines they've "Dexterized" to celebrate the occasion. Still putting off getting into the show myself, but I believe everyone on how kick-ass it is. Unfortunately I'm too poor for premium channels. Hey, anyone want to buy advertising?

So The script for "2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hillbillies" is finished, and the cast and crew is just waiting for the word on when production will start. The synopsis reads exactly like "The Devil's Rejects", which is NOT encouraging. That, and although I found the first mildly entertaining, I still maintain that Sullivan was essentially doing a bad impression of Eli Roth, which is just as hacky as you might imagine.

Ron Perlman's optimistic for a "Hellboy III", which is kind of surprising to me, but then again "The Golden Army" did manage to make 100 million worldwide despite it's sort of lackluster opening here in the states. Of course, next up on Del Toro's plate is "The Hobbit", so it remains to be seen if this trilogy ender will be made sooner as opposed to later.

Tons of Saw V images, and a revelation. If you listen to the show, you know Schnaars has compared these films to the machine that was "Friday the 13th" in the 1980's. And to an extent, I think he's right, except one major difference. You could go in and watch any entry of "Friday the 13th" without ever having seen a previous one. These films? I get the feeling I'm going to need a frigging "Saw companion" to understand anything come this October, since I'm making everyone see "Saw V" for the podcast. Should be interesting.

In Real People News: 

As if a mom dying from drinking too much WATER isn't weird enough, there was also the blood of an unidentified person splattered all over the walls. I apologize to every CSI episode ever, I guess this shit really does happen.

Komodo dragons are attacking school children in Indonesia, and the locals blame it on American environmentalists. Hey now, it must be wacky story day around here!

Think Denny's never closes? Well that's usually true, unless of course someone saunters in and tries to amputate his own arm with a butcher knife from the kitchen. That's apparently enough to get the wait staff the night off, how generous.

Boy Scout diagnosed with Bubonic Plague. I knew there was a reason I quit that shit when I was 11 years old (you know, besides the threat of sodomy).

On this day in history: 

1666: A kitchen fire breaks out in Thomas Farynor's bakery on Pudding Lane, unleashing four days of destruction. 436 acres in the city are converted to ash, including 13,200 homes. 200,000 residents are rendered homeless by what comes to be known as the Great Fire of London.

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