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Hogzilla!That picture you see is not a Photoshop job. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Hogzilla!

Never heard of Hogzilla? Shot and killed on June 17, 2004 in Alapaha, Georgia. The hog was so enormous the hunter who took it down was incapable of bringing it back with him but was able to take the picture you see here of it hanging from a backhoe, before burying its oversized carcass. Dubbed “Hogzilla,” that pic and the tall tale of such a big pig caught the attention of National Geographic. They exhumed its remains and confirmed it to have been 8 feet in length, weighing in at 800 pounds and with 18-inch tusks — a freakishly large mating of a domestic pig and a wild boar.

If it didn’t sound like something straight out of a horror movie before, it sure will now.

Yahoo! Movies is reporting that indie company Lithium Productions is preparing to produce a horror movie to be entitled The Legend of Hogzilla that will no doubt reimagine the supersized swine as a far more malicious entity. The production has even brought on board Chris Griffin, the hunter who brought down the real Hogzilla (seen posing with it in the photo), to consult with the filmmakers as their resident hog expert. Chris Griffin, no relation to the animated son on “Family Guy” – sorry had to include that since I know many of you were thinking it, will also cameo in the film.

The production is just beginning to take shape with auditions being held next month in Tifton, Georgia, where much of the film will be shot. Quoting producer Rick Trimm, “We don’t need professional actors. We need real people who are interested in the movie.” A page from the Ulli Lommell playbook, I see. Then again, it worked for The Legend of Boggy Creek some thirty odd years ago.

No word on a plot just yet, but I suspect it will have to do with a bunch of people out in the Georgia wild who find their bacon in the fryer when they’re confronted with the pissed-off porker out to show mankind who’s the real boss hog. That’s pure speculation on my part, but seriously, there are only so many ways you can make a movie with a title like The Legend of Hogzilla.

Producer Trimm did tell the Tifton Gazette newspaper that the company producing the film has already told him how the movie has to end in order for there to be a sequel. Ah, welcome to showbiz, Mr. Trimm.

Could The Legend of Hogzilla become the Razorback for a new generation? Only time will tell.

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Here Are All the Horror Titles Hitting Netflix in May

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While it’s nothing to really write home about, Netflix just announced all of their horror titles set to hit the streaming giant this May, including Cargo starring Martin Freeman.

On top of that title, other flicks and shows hitting this May include Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Scream 2, The Reaping, DesolationKong: King of the Apes: Season 2, and the first season of their new zombie-horror series The Rain.

You can check out the full list below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know which titles YOU are looking forward to checking out the most this May in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

May 1

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Scream 2
  • The Reaping

May 4

  • Anon
  • End Game
  • Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2
  • The Rain: Season 1

May 8

  • Desolation

May 18

  • Cargo

Cargo Synopsis:

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

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There’s New Information About Universal’s DOOM Reboot

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Some fresh news about Universal’s Doom reboot has come across our paths that we’re excited to share with you. An anonymous source has told us that Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, Extraction, S.W.A.T. Under Siege) will be directing the film based on a script he wrote. Additionally, we’re being told that Amy Manson (Once Upon A Time, Being Human, The White Princess) has been cast as the film’s lead.

We’ve also heard that Autonomous FX will be doing special effects, makeup, and demon design. The company has worked on such films as Sinister, I Spit On Your Grave, Stan Against Evil, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and more. However, they will not be doing the actor’s makeup, which is being handled by a different department.

Elsewhere, Variety learned that the film is being handled by Universal’s non-theatrical division Universal 1440 Entertainment, which suggests the film is either going straight-to-video or it could go to a streaming platform, such as Netflix.

Doom will begin filming in the near future in Bulgaria.

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ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES Comes Home on June 11

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I wasn’t too fond of Attack of the Adult Babies when I saw it at FrightFest last year, but as it’s being released on home video in the UK on June 11 courtesy of distributor Nucleus Films, I’m sure it will manage to find a dedicated fanbase. Especially among those partial to toilet humor.

Attack of the Adult Babies was directed by Dominic Brunt and stars Kurtis Lowe, Andrew Dunn, Charlie Chuck, Kate Coogan, Samantha Daniels, and The Human Centipede 2‘s Laurence R. Harvey. As its name suggests, the film focuses on a murderous group of elderly men in diapers, and yes, it really is as crass as it sounds.

Special features will include a making of featurette and a selection of Brunt’s previous short films, and the first 1000 copies of the Blu-ray will feature a slip case designed by artist Graham Humphreys. So if you happen to be in the mood for a film where a person literally drowns in shit, you can pre-order Attack of the Adult Babies on Amazon.

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