So, been away for a few days, and in that time some interesting things have happened. Let's discuss, shall we?
First, the sequel to the terrible Human Centipede is coming, entitled The Human Centipede: Full Sequence, and the big news surrounding this one is its banning by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) in England, stating the film "posed a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers." Take that, Human Centipede! But, really, what's the story here? You know what else the BBFC banned? The Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original), A Clockwork Orange, and Freaks. I think banning Full Sequence puts it in way better company than it deserves. The original was a surprisingly tame hoax played on horror fans everywhere. Still, censorship should occur on the small scale, not the national. Thoughts?
Getting away from the awful to the potentially-awful, Fright Night is being remade. I know, I know, the streets should run red with the blood of the heretics, but there is one chance this could be worthwhile - David Tennant as Peter Vincent, Vampire Killer. When I recently saw Marti Noxon, the film;s writer, speak, she mentioned the outcry after the first trailer for the remake appeared, largely Tennant-less. Word is, the studio is uncomfortable marketing it as a comedy, despite the belief that Tennant is VERY funny in this film, hence his absence. In this sneak from the MTV Movie Something-or-others, you get at least a peak at the man.
Also, Magnolia finally snagged up the rights to distribute the wonderful Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, lost in the shuffle of the MGM bankruptcy. You'll be able to see it in theaters on August 26th, but you can yourself occupied with the trailer below and the review here.
Finally, a shot from the new season of AMC's The Walking Dead has been released. All hail Darabont and his stinky, flesh-eating horde!