Horror Headlines: Monday December 8th, 2008

The screenwriter working on "Creature from the Black Lagoon" dropped some information in an interview recently that suggests the original director Breck Eisner is off the project. He also says that they're writing the script from a "scientific" angle, basically trying to explain what the "creature" is and how it got that way. I know it's early, but that's officially the stupidest thing I've heard all day.

Here's the trailer for "Dead Snow", a zombedy set during WWII and featuring Nazi zombies. This all looks fine and well, but am I the only one that would really want to see a serious film about Nazi zombies? It's not that much of a stretch considering how much Hitler was into the occult, no?

I'm nominating Sigourney Weaver as a replacement for Robert Englund... at least in the sense that you can't believe anything she says in interviews. When she sat down with MTV recently, she claimed that FOX is trying to find a way to do a movie with Ripley, but essentially a different science fiction story than the "Alien" universe. That shit doesn't even make any sense (and I paraphrased it). I'm linking to Arrow in the Head b/c they pulled the quote and I'm lazy. Just try to ignore the incoherent fanboy ramblings below the actual quote.

In Real People News: 

Man stabbed to death in Malaysia because he refused to share the Karaoke mic. I guess we need to add that warning to the travel guides.

Make sure to do your research before you decide to steal the church collection plate. You may just have the one priest in the world who runs marathons. Busted.

On this day in history: 

1980: Beatle John Lennon shot by a lunatic, Mark David Chapman, outside Lennon's apartment in New York City mere hours after receiving the Beatle's autograph. The National Enquirer is roundly criticized for publishing a fuzzy photograph of Lennon in his coffin, much as they did for Elvis Presley.

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