Horror Headlines: Monday December 15th, 2008
The remake of "Near Dark" has been put on hold because of "Twilight". Basically, although they intended to make "Near Dark" a gritty rated "R" picture, they felt that the concepts were too similar and that now is not the time.
Speaking of Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, it's turns out they're actually going to produce an original movie! Imagine that.
Scifi.com has a bunch of stills from Nicholas Cage's "The Knowing". I'm actually semi-interested in this film, but I have to admit I'm much more enthralled by Cage's full on "Marlin Brando-esque" transition into late-life insanity. I say we remake "The Godfather" and cast Cage, it would be the greatest comedy of all time.
Some cool retro-posters for "Perkins 14", which will air as one of the selections of this year's "After Dark Horror Fest". Perkins deals with what happens when the followers of an imprisoned cult leader are unwittingly unleashed on an innocent town.
It looks like a remake of "The Crow" is being talked about again. The original crow was of course played by Bruce Lee's son Brandon, who died tragically while filming the movie. There's been a couple of sequels and a couple of "crows" since then, the most recent being Eddie Furlong of "Terminator 2" fame. He's got my vote for this reboot, but I have to admit that it's only because he looks like this now, and well I think that statement speaks for itself.
A reporter in Iraq, seemingly unhappy with American foreign policy in the region, threw both of his shoes at George W. Bush during a press conference. If you watch the video evidence, you'll notice he got both shoes in before he was tackled by the secret service. If you ask me, they were giving him a fighting chance at hitting the pres, or at least that's the story I'm sticking with because it makes the video even funnier. (PS - Bush, despite all his flaws, is still as spry as a man half his age, apparently)
Sleep walking is so 20th century, because sleep emailing seems to be all the rage right now. Hey, I suppose it's the least offensive thing you can do with your computer accidentally while you're sleeping, but then again that probably depends on what's in these emails you're sending.
This British stage version of Hansel and Gretel where a whole bunch of kid's corpses are shown hanging in an abattoir sounds right up the alley of our loyal readers. If you want to go though, the government has decided you probably shouldn't take your kids with you, for reasons made clear by the pic at the link.
1952: Fashion photographer George Jorgenson has a Danish surgeon remove his man parts, in the what is generally recognized as the world's first sex-change operation. George later moved to New York where he became cabaret actress Christine Jorgenson.