Horror Headlines: Friday, November 21st, 2008
The good news is it's Friday. The better news is that next week is a short one for us Americans, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. No Horror releases until December, but until then we're here every day to tide you over with the days horror news. So, on with the show!
"Venus Fixer" is a film about a cop and a holocaust survivor working together to track down a serial killer in post WWII Berlin. Being a horror fan and a history nerd, I'm into this one. The story is based on a book by J.C. Pollack.
"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" has snagged a big fat "R" rating from the MPAA, for "bloody violence and some sexuality". Add "Doomsday" star Rhona Mitra to that equation, and you could have a decent little flick.
Although it was strictly "through the grapevine", as they say, Fango is claiming a little birdie has told them that Universal will be delaying "The Wolfman" remake yet again, this time bumping it from its April release date.
"Stingy Jack" is this week's awesome sounding indie picture. It involves a town that has banned Halloween for 50 years because of a tragedy that occurred, and what happens when a family moves in and refuses to let the holiday go. Spookiness ensues. Check their official site at the link, this one appears to be one to keep an eye on.
Warner Bro's has delayed Richard Kelly's film "The Box" yet again, this time pushing it back to next November. The story, based on the Richard Matheson short story "Button, Button", is about a couple who receives a box with a button inside, along with an ominous message. If they press the button, they will receive 1 million dollars, but someone they do not know will die. With 24 hours to make their decision, true humanity rears its ugly head. Kelly of course is no stranger to studio treachery, going through plenty of it with his mind-bending cult classic "Donnie Darko".
After Dark Horrorfest fills the 8th slot this year with a Korean language film called "Voices". Wow, I know I've hated on this fest in the past, but this move gives me a new found respect for them. Imagine that, a foreign film in American theaters... that's a new one!
Timothy Olyphant starring in George Romero's remake of "The Crazies" is one of the best ideas I've ever heard... cause you know, he's kind of crazy. Also, he's sort of like the poor man's Skeet Ulrich... which I guess would make him the welfare recipients' Johnny Depp. Or maybe not... what was I talking about again?
This pic of a two-faced kitten is just more evidence for my thesis that all cats are evil... and yet, it's still strangely cute. NO... MUST LOOK AWAY.
This pain index for insect stings on Wikipedia is the strangest thing I've seen all week. Except for, you know, the two headed kitten.
So, I'm assuming "Lynx Deoderant" is the UK equivalent of "Axe" here in the us (aka what douchebags smell like). Well... a 12 year old boy accidentally killed himself with it by spraying too much in an enclosed area. See people, this is the consequence of those commercials that would lead you to believe taking a bath in this shit will make the ladies love you.
1997: Lead singer of INXS Michael Hutchence found hanged in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Sydney Australia. Police have denied that his death was due to Autoerotic Asphyxiation.