Horror Headlines 10/30/08

Here are today's horror stories from All Hallow's Eve's... Eve!

Sam Mendez, director of one of my all time favorite films "American Beauty", has been tapped to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel "Preacher". The story is about a down and out Texas preacher who becomes possessed by an unnatural entity, namely what forms when an angel and a demon get all twisted up like a Schwartz. I know how much I hate it when my Schwartz gets twisted so I'm sure this story is all angsty.

Shocking, Rob Zombie hasn't even so much as written the script for his next film "T-Rex" yet, which just backs up my not reporting on all those random pieces of art he's released that basically amount to nothing. If I have to report on it every time Rob Zombie gets bored and picks up his box of crayons, I'd be here all frigging day.

Win autographed "Repo: A Genetic Opera" schwag by videotaping yourself singing one of the songs from the film. Everything you need, including lyrics can be found at the link.

Even more pics from "Splinter", which appears to be the horror community's darling indie film of the moment. The film is about a group of people who get trapped in a gas station with a parasite, and have to try to not become it's host. Magnet pictures will be releasing "Splinter" on a limited basis on October 31st, 2008.

Official trailer for Rob Schmidt's "Alphabet Killer", about the real life serial killer from Rochester, NY in the 70's.

Atari has stepped up to the block and purchased the release rights to the "Ghostbusters" videogame, along with the rights to "Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena", another movie to game adaptation that was lost in the shuffle when Activision merged with Vivendi Games. Atari plans to release "Ghostbusters" in summer 2009, to coincide with the original film's 25th anniversary. (PS - That still above is actually from the game. HOLY CRAP)

In Real People News: 

Is there anything more cruel and backwards than stoning a woman to death? I don't think so. The twist in this story is that the woman actually requested it, after having some extra-marital coitus which is apparently a no-no in Mogadishu.

If you're a police officer, you should really, seriously consider never eating out again. If you don't, you're likely to be served up a piping hot taint burger, like this guy was.

Woman in New Zealand finds mouse head in frozen beans. And in case you were wondering exactly what it was that was staring back at her, go ahead and click on that link. Go ahead, I dare you.

Some prudish movie-goers in Utah were pretty surprised on Friday when they sat down for "High School Musical 3" with their kids, but were treated to the teen sex comedy "Sex Drive" instead. I officially forgive "Sex Drive" for existing, because that's the greatest story ever.

Wait, you mean you wouldn't buy beer from a homeless man with a keg on the street? No no, it's okay, you see he's actually a secret agent.

On this day in history: 

1966: The Zodiac kills his first victim, 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates, in the library parking lot of a community college in Riverside, California. Zodiac stabs her to death with a small knife, nearly decapitating Bates in the process.

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