The Weekly Wrap-Up: July 5-11, 2008

The Weekly Wrap-Up: July 5-11, 2008

So, Dread’s two-year anniversary got me to thinking …

We run so many news stories on any given day that often some really interesting tidbits get pushed off the home page and lost in the shuffle. To help remedy that, I thought I’d start doing a recap at the end of every week that you can peruse at your leisure to see what you might have missed during the previous seven days. The Weekly Wrap-Up will be a work in progress for a while so comments, feedback, etc., are much appreciated.

From July 5-11, these are a few of the highlights:

  • Repo! finally got a release date (November 7th for those too lazy to click) and a major update to its official site. Read more here!

  • DC posted an exclusive — and totally badass — commentary for The Signal courtesy of Lewis (AJ Bowen) and Clark (Scott Poythress) that you won’t find anywhere but here! Haven’t found the time to listen yet? What are you waiting for? It’s the weekend — Click and get the crazy!

  • We were extremely happy to introduce our readers to The Minions of Ka, a very cool new graphic novel. But it doesn’t stop there … We’ll also be helping to kick off the project with an exclusive story penned by the one and only Jack Ketchum entitled “The Western Dead”. What? You missed that not-so-minor detail? Click here and learn all about it!

  • One of my most anticipated new projects for the small screen is Alan Ball’s HBO series “True Blood”, which is scheduled to premiere in September. Earlier this week we posted some “commercials” for Tru Blood. Don’t have any idea what I’m talking about? Find out more here.

  • Along with Repo! as mentioned above, a couple of other highly regarded films got firm release dates as well — at long last! The first is Lucky McKee and Trygve Allister Diesen’s adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s Red, which is getting a limited opening on August 8th with an expanded rollout thereafter. Next is one I’ve been waiting for seemingly forever: Pathology, which comes out on DVD September 23rd, 2008.

  • Some new projects were announced this week, too. First up is The Colony, an “eco-horror” tale. The other is Night Crew, a monster movie being put together by the masterminds behind Tremors. Updates on both will be forthcoming.

  • All eyes are on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (review here) this weekend, but let’s not forget that Fantasia is going full steam up in Montreal. The animal known as McCannibal covered the first week solo, filing regular updates and banging out reviews like lightning. Click here for an index of everything you always wanted to know about Fantasia 2008 but were afraid to ask.

    We also have two new contests, exclusive new content in Video Dread from Voice (review) and Steel Trap (review), and new clips from Twilight, aka Syxx’s private hell.

    But none of that — or anything else we reported on this week — comes close to the Woman’s Story of the Week, the one that ties this report together, which is: New Coffin Joe Film Met with Warm Reception.

    If you aren’t hip to this character and his eternal search for the superior woman, then click that link above and start a journey the likes of which you’ve never imagined. And if you’re already a fan, don’t miss “The Blind Date of Coffin Joe”, a very clever short film by Ray Castile, who plays the crazed gravedigger as a young man in the upcoming Embodiment of Evil.

    The Weekly Wrap-Up: July 5-11, 2008

    Until next time …

    The Woman In Black

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  • Debi Moore

    I'll see you on the other side...

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    • Johnny Butane

      Yeah, me too!

      Oh, wait…

      It’s a damn fine idea and Debi’s just the badass chicka to not let it fall by the wayside, which is why we love her!

    • frank_dracman

      Good job. Surprized no one thought of this before. To be honest, It’s not that useful to me, as I’m on here almost every day (loser am I). But I will definatly check it out to see if I missed anything.