Horror Headlines: Monday December 29th, 2008

In reaction to fan uproar about a report that Mrs Voorhees (Nana Visitor) and young Jason would be cut from Platinum Dunes "Friday the 13th" remake, producer Brad Fuller recently announced that both characters would indeed be in the final cut of the film. This of course is all part of their "make you love us even though we're remaking one of your favorite films ever" campaign... that I have to begrudgingly admit is kind of working.

The official site for the "My Bloody Valentine" remake is up and running and apparently in full effect. Considering that we're little more than two weeks away from the release, this seems kind of late to the game, no?

There is a theme running through all these stills for "The Unborn". Well, three themes actually, Odette Yustman screams a lot, she needs someone to buy her an umbrella, and this movie has a lot of "scary" kids in it. In fact, all of the "ooh look at those creepy kids" pictures are starting to sour me on the whole thing. Kids are never scary unless it's on the context of "hey, I missed my period and we're going to have KIDS". So unless your movie is about that, get rid of them.

Thomas Jane to write/direct a horror-thriller set in World War II titled "Devil's Commandos". I think a vein just exploded in my head from all that awesomeness.

In Real People News: 

How is it that I made a super sweet mix CD for Christmas this year and missed the song "Barack The Magic Negro? I guess if I was friends with Chip Saltsman - candidate for the Republican National Committee Charimanship - he would have emailed me that hotness like a year ago.

CIA bribes Afghan tribal chieftains for support with Viagra, among other things. I've been sitting here for 10 minutes trying to come up with a pun here, and the best I can do is "Taliboner". Feel free to humiliate me with your own in the comments.

On this day in history: 

1991: Jack Ruby's pistol, used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, sells at auction at Christie's for $220,000.

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