Horror Headlines 9/12/08

No new releases this Friday (we still have a few more weeks until "Quarantine") but the Bloody Good Horror Podcast is still going strong this weekend with a review of Uwe Boll's "Postal". That's right, it was my staff pick for this week, and I intend to revel in the pain of my fellow podcasters. So, if you're not already listening, now's the time to start!

WB is re-releasing "The Dark Knight" in January in IMAX theaters across the country. The move is two-fold I would imagine, aimed at both inching closer to Titanic's box office record, and of course, to remind the Academy voters that their film features the performance of a young and talented actor who died before his time (hint, hint).

Danny Boyle still talking out his rear concerning the possibilities of "28 Months Later". Then of course "28 Years", "28 Decades" and then what, like "28 Centuries"? Not to knock the films, because they have been pretty decent zombie romps, I'm just saying that if he makes one or two more of these, they're going to get very hard to keep track of.

Alexandre Aja's "Pihrana 3D" was originally scheduled to start production this fall, but shooting has now been pushed back to March or April. The reason? Apparently Aja needs more time for pre-production, considering that his vision for killer fish attacking co-eds on Spring Break (in 3D, no less) concept will take a bit more time to flesh out. If he can get anywhere near the unintentional comedy of "Mirrors", we may have a winner on our hands here people.

"Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds" teaser trailer has been posted on Myspace. First reaction? Um... what? I have no idea what I just saw but I can tell you this, it has not left a good taste in my mouth.

If midgets in Chucky costumes running around the streets of New York with fake meat cleavers isn't enough to give you nightmares, than you definitely have a stronger constitution than I do.

Uwe Boll is going to make "Bloodrayne 3", and the sequel's lead Natassia Malthe will not return. This isn't surprising, as I heard him bitch up a storm once in an interview about how she wouldn't take her top off. So, that's what you get when you mess with the Boll, Natassia! Boll also says that he'd like to get Kristiana Lokken back (and let's be honest, it won't be that hard). If by some chance she refuses, he'll go with a totally new actress, presumably one okay with prancing around naked on screen. Hey, at least the man knows what he wants.

In Real People News: 

The definition of physical comedy: Car thief fleeing from police jumps over three foot retainer wall, not realizing there was a 200 foot cliff on the other side. Hilarity ensues.

Italian Comedian could face substantial jail time for insulting the Pope in her act. Since we're all Americans here and can say whatever the hell we please, let me take this opportunity to fart in the Pope's general direction.

Add this one to the list of worst ways to possibly die... being trapped in a maze of tunnels filled with human waste. Authorities think she crawled around in the culvert for about 24 hours before succumbing to "poison gas". How's that breakfast tasting right about now?

If Australian politicians can't get drunk, drop their pants and shout lude comments at their colleagues' teenage daughters, than whose politicians can? Come on Australia, this sounds right up your alley! Man, my whole worldview has been shaken this morning.

On this day in history: 

1992: Anthony Perkins, star of the Hitchcock classic Psycho, dies of AIDS in his Hollywood hills home.

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