Horror Headlines: Wednesday, October 19th, 2008
At the end of the day, Bruce Campbell isn't really interested in doing "Evil Dead 4", or a remake of the original. Now please, for the love of all that is sweet and holy, STOP ASKING THE MAN.
Gore Verbinski, director of "The Ring" and "Pirates of the Caribbean", is being tapped for the American remake of "The Host". Pretty interesting choice, thoughts?
Corey Haim has landed an acting gig in the film "New Terminal Hotel". Not surprising, since it also stars Tiffany Shepis and the two of them got engaged recently. Other familiar names in the film include Ezra Buzzington ("The Hills Have Eyes" remake) and Stephen Geoffreys ("Fright Night"), and it follows a writer who has his former boss and studio executive literally "on ice" in a hotel.
Universal Pictures has greenlit "Tremors 5: The Thunder From Down Under", to take place in Australia, and presumably go direct to DVD. I think I will watch a "Tremors" movie no matter how bad it is. Is there something wrong with me?
Speaking of Australia, if you live there, you totally missed your chance to get happy ending massages covered by your insurance. Or, maybe you didn't ;) Either way, captain buzz kill is here to ruin all the fun.
Alberto Gonzales and Dick Cheney have been indicted by a grand jury, in Texas of all places, about Cheney's ties to a company called "The Vanguard Group", and their abuses of prisoners in the state. The former Attorney General Gonzales, naturally, was indicted because he tried to stop investigations into the company. Of course this won't go anywhere, but it will be nice to see the two of them squirm a bit.
It didn't happen in the US, but people are starting to shoot themselves on their respective stock exchange floors. Maybe that will spur a turnaround. After all, what better way to realize "it could be worse" than by staring at a dude's brains splattered on the wall?
1703: The Man in the Iron Mask dies in the Bastille. He was a prisoner of Louis XIV, forced to wear a black velvet mask, and his identity has never been revealed.