Horror What Ifs: The Exorcist Sitcom

Get ready to do a split pea soup spit take, it’s The Exorcist sitcom everybody! Well, sort of anyway.  Another installment of the Horror What Ifs asks, what if there really was an Exorcist sitcom?  Well, a group called the Film School Rejects have brought us closer to reality with a “fake” sitcom up on Youtube for the William Friedkin horror masterpiece.  With an accompanying laugh track and super cheesy 80’s theme music, this definitely was a good way to start off this Halloween weekend! Check it out below:

For me, and most other people from what I’ve read, the best part was how the music timed out during Regan’s spider crawl down the stairs.  Genius.  The 80’s commercials were a nice nostalgic touch, but overall it could have been trimmed just a little because the laugh track started to wear out it’s welcome. But, nonetheless, this is pretty much a stroke of horror and comedic genius and my hat’s off (even though I don’t wear hats), to all that were involved creating this.  I may never look at The Exorcist the same again!

*you can’t do that on television!*

News: Here’s Some Buzz – The New Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Poster!

Hey, guess what?  They’re making another attempt at revitalizing a classic horror franchise!  Yay!!  Slight sarcasm there, but somewhat well deserved. News broke earlier in the year that Lionsgate would be relaunching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2013, but this time it would be in 3D! Ooooooh!  Now before I get into the storyline for the new revamp, let me vent about 3D.  Unless it’s going to be the fun, midnight movie variety a la Friday The 13th Part 3, where popcorn and yo-yos are flying at the screen, count me out.  I just don’t want to see my horror movies in 3D, unless the intentional cheese factor is there.  Who wouldn’t want to see an eyeball literally come springing out at the screen after all?

*BOING!!*

So the set up for the new Leatherface romp is this:  Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the story of the homicidal Sawyer family and picks up where the Tobe Hooper 1974 classic left off.  After Sally (Marilyn Burns) escapes, word around town spreads about the evil that’s going on at the Sawyer farmhouse and they proceed to burn it to the ground, killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.  Flash forward decades later and we meet a young woman named Heather who learns she’s inherited a Texas estate (lavish mansion) from her grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with her friends to check it out, she stumbles upon a horror that awaits in the mansion’s dank cellars…..

I will say that the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre still rattles the old nerves every time I watch it.  But some of the sequels, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, rattle the old funny bone and I can’t get enough of Matthew McConaughey’s bat shit, over the top performance.   Continue reading