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January 22, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | January 22, 2009 |

Well, in a time when we’re so desperate for quality horror films that My Bloody Valentine is getting not-terrible review, this may well be a breath of fresh air. I’ve got mixed feelings about Judd Apatow and the films he’s been involved in — I think that The 40 Year Old Virgin is transcendently funny, and I enjoyed Pineapple Express. I loved Knocked Up when I first saw it, but it’s not holding up as well after repeated viewings. Walk Hard sucked. So I approach his projects with a healthy dose of cautious optimism. I mean, slasher movies have nowhere to go but up, in my book.

Bill Hader is a pretty funy guy — he’s great in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and his bit part in Tropic Thunder ain’t bad either. He’s also a writer for “Saturday Night Live” which does not inspire much confidence in me.

Regardless, the two of them are apparently teaming up to make a slasher movie that is “partially Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad.” Hader is writing.

So, OK, all of those movies are fucking awesome in their own right. But… so what are we talking about? An escaped mental patient breaks into the family home, battles some brat, turns into a werewolf, and then… rapes someone? I’m puzzled, and a little revolted.

But again. Cautious optimism. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to post this clip from one of the greatest monster movies of all time. And that is not hyperbole, folks.

If It's Michael Myers Gutting The Kid From Home Alone, I'm There

It Can't Get Much Worse, Can It? / TK

Industry | January 22, 2009 |

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