Horror Headlines: Tuesday December 9th, 2008

It looks like the death of Michael Chrichton might have killed the chances of "Jurassic Park 4", which was still in the idea stage at the time he passed away. This saddens me. Sure the third one was atrocious, but I wanted to see the rumored "dinosaurs with guns" angle they were shooting for. I mean really, who doesn't want to see that?

Sorry guys, I can't help but link to this UK quad poster for "Lesbian Vampire Killers". The film is a horror/comedy set in Wales, about a town whose women have all been taken over by a band of lesbian vampires. Upset at the situation, the townsfolk send two young men out to the moors as a sacrifice, hoping to get their women back in the process. The film is currently awaiting release in the UK, with no word on when we'll see it in the US.

New images from David Goyer's "Unborn", his PG-13 horror film starring Odette Yusman as a young woman haunted by a boy killed in the German concentration camp Auschwitz. Near as I can tell, "Unborn" is the next major horror release, and based on the trailers I've seen so far I'm very interested.

Apparently everyone's all in a tizzy because someone got an "exclusive" (is there a such thing on the internet?) shot of Jason with a sack over his head. I know, try to contain yourselves.

Forrest J. Ackerman, affectionately known as "Forry" by friends and fans, has passed away at the ripe old age of 92. Forry was the founder of the "Famous Monsters of Filmmand" magazine, in addition to being an avid collector of horror memorabilia, and generally being involved in fandom of the genre. To those who knew him, he will truly be missed.

In Real People News: 

You think that having your genitals cut off is the worst thing someone can do to you... then someone comes along and sets them on fire. Ya, that's DEFINITELY worse.

If someone willingly gets killed and eaten, has the other guy committed a crime? That's one for the philosophers I guess.

Prisoner sneaks himself out of captivity in a box through the mail. It never ceases to amaze me how many times criminals seem to successfully pull things off they clearly saw in an old episode of Loony Tunes. Maybe Mel Blanc was some kind of evil genius.

On this day in history: 

1994: Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders dismissed after suggesting discussion of masturbation in school classes on sexuality.

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