Horror Headlines 9/9/08

Today begins our assault on the horror television landscape, as at least 1 BGH writer has been assigned to all the major TV shows currently debuting and/or returning. If you look up to the blog roll, you'll see Casey with his thoughts on the season 2 debut of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" that happened last night, and I'll be posting tonight about the debut of J.J. Abrams' "Fringe". So if you're watching, stop in and let us know what you thought in the comments section.

Writer/Director Jonathan King ("Black Sheep") is gearing up for his next project titled "Under the Mountain". In the past he's described it as "The Thing" for teenagers, which I wasn't very excited about hearing. On the other hand, my man Sam Neil ("In the Mouth of Madness", "Jurassic Park") has been cast as the adult lead, and that's never a bad thing.

"Body in a Dumpster" wins the award for this week's film I'm reporting on simply because its name makes me giggle. What's it about? I have no idea, you'll have to investigate yourself at the link.

Brad Dourif will absolutely be the voice of Chucky in the "Child's Play" remake, as well as having somewhat of an expanded 'live action' role from the first film. At the link, Writer/Director Don Mancini also mentions that none of the deaths will be repeated from the first time around, and Chucky's look will be changed a bit to bring it into a more modern framework.

Chuck Palahniuk, the man who wrote the original novel version of "Fight Club", as well as the soon to be released "Choke", tells MTV he wants to write a "Tales From the Crypt" like comic book story. Apparently, he's already been approached by a publisher and the wheels are in motion. Sounds pretty sweet to me.

In Real People News: 

This story just solidifies the fact that I do NOT want to have a bachelor party with strippers. When did something so fun turn into something so violent and wrong?

On a little lighter note. What would you do if you woke up to a burglar rubbing food spices all over you and whacking you in the head with a sausage? Giggle uncontrollably? Either way, the man escaped and discarded the sausage, which was promptly eaten by the victims' dog. So much for forensic evidence.

Mental patient escapes, rapes teenage girl, and then it is discovered that the staff allowed him to amass a huge collection of horror and porno movies while he was incarcerated. Oh jeez, this isn't going to be good for any of us.

On this day in history: 

1942: On orders of Heinrich Himmler, Auschwitz prisoners are forced to exhume and burn 107,000 decaying corpses from the camp's mass graves. They are cremated in gigantic, open-pit bonfires.

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