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Peter Steele Allegedly Dead of Heart Failure

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

RIP:  Peter SteeleWhen it came to living life on the edge no one lived it to the fullest quite like Type O Negative‘s bassist/singer Peter Steele. It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that the music world has lost one of its most talented players.

Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV broke the news just a little while ago on her Twitter Account stating, “Peter Steele passed today. I loved my friend…our idol…my heart is with his band and family…”, adding later that “he passed of heart failure”. Peter Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajczyk on January 4th, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He was just 48 at the time of his passing. Gone way too soon.

Before Type O Negative, Steele played for the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore. His musical contributions will no doubt be long remembered.

Rest in peace, Peter. Thanks for the gifts that you left behind.

Reposted from an article by: Uncle Creepy at Dread Central

Monster Cereals take the big screen!

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Vampires, Frankenstein and ghosts, what do they have in common? Yeah, they are all popular as hell. Sure, they are all the undead. You betcha, they have been around for nearly an eternity. But you will be wrong in this instance, as what ties these three ghouls together is breakfast cereal! Bloody Disgusting learned that General Mills has optioned off the rights to some of your favorite horror breakfast icons. Read on for more.

The Twilight franchise has invigorated the vampire world, bringing films like Vlad, The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Let Me In into development. Frankenstein is being built again in films like I, Frankenstein, and Guillermo del Toros re-imagining of the classic Marry Shelly novel. Then theres Paranormal Activity, which has made the spooks the hottest thing since torture.

General Mills recognized the desire for new properties and has optioned the rights for three popular breakfast cereals to Summit Entertainment.

Franken Berry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula are all being developed for the big screen.

Some quick facts: The project is being slated as a trilogy. They will be CG characters. It will be released in digital 3D. They will be shot back-to-back-to-back.

The director is being kept under wraps at the moment, but we were able to finagle out a few (voice) casting choices.

FRANKENBERRY: JOHN C REILLY, WILL FERRELL, SETH ROGAN
BOO BERRY: JOHN TRAVOLTA, ROBIN WILLIAMS, WILL ARNETT
COUNT CHOCULA: ROBBERT PATTINSON, SAMUEL JACKSON, MICHAEL KEATON

Who doesnt like cartoons, cereal and horror?” an insider asked us. “The plan is to make these more mystical and magical than scary,” he added. “Were big fans of the Twilight franchise and think theres an untapped market with teens who not only love horror, but love breakfast. Imagine Franken Berry – who will be female in the film – falling in love with his creator, or how about Count Chocula and his obsession with chocolate that causes a rift between himself and his wife, Countess Chocula. Its all really cool stuff. The best is going to be Boo Berry, a ghost trapped in the real world in order to teach kids about how important it is to eat breakfast to start their day.

We think that there are great messages that can be told to kids without any violence or sex…and think about how many boxes of cereal will be sold!

Speaking of cereal boxes, we’re told a major tie-in is planned as when the movies arrive in theaters, General Mills plans a major “prize in the box” push where kids can get their 3-D glasses in a box of one of the 3 cereals.

Summit is also developing a traditionally animated Frute Brute film, which will be sent directly to DVD. “We know if we didnt do something with Frute Brute, the fans would complain” a Summit spokesman explained. “But you can forget about Yummy Mummy.

Production is to get underway this month with a wrap date on all three films slated for April 1, 2011. The tentative release date is April 1, 2012, April 1, 2013, and April 1, 2014. Mark your calendars.

Taken from a post by: MrDisguisting at http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19671

Joy from the DMV!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Friends, I’d like to share a little bit of joy that the DMV sent me today. Being a dyed-in-the-wool horror fan in nearly every way, I thought it would be appropriate to get a plate for my car that lets everyone know how manic I am about my interests.

So what could I choose? The easy ones like “ZOMBIE” or “UNDEAD” wouldn’t cut it. Oh no, we’d need something with a little flair. The first time through I tried for “MUERTO”. Takes a moment to sort out, if you’re not familiar with a little basic Spanish.

Six to eight weeks ago, I received a letter indicating that I couldn’t have it. According to the DMV that would be “objectionable and / or offensive”. !? WTF ?! This sounds like a challenge! So I decided to try for one of the following: “GIALLO”, “GHOUL” and .. wait for it… “BLACULA”.

Today I received the tabs and registration letter indicating that I got “BLACULA”! Seriously. I can only hope that nay-sayers get the humor of it, or see that fun aside I did this to prove a point. This is going on a Roush 427R Mustang, so at the very least when I hit the gas it’ll be so you can SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM!