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Just in Time for Halloween, Scientists Are Preparing for a Vampire Bat Invasion in the U.S.

Just in Time for Halloween, Scientists Are Preparing for a Vampire Bat Invasion in the U.S.
Tis the season … for stockpiling copious amounts of garlic, crosses and holy water to fight vampires. Vampire bats, to be specific.

Ok, maybe that’s just in the movies, but according to Popular Science, vampire bats may soon swarm the United States in droves unseen since 5,000-plus years ago. The likely cause? Climate change.

Fossils found in California, Florida, Texas and Arizona (among other states), dating back to approximately 5,000 to 30,000 years ago, indicate that the vampire bat once lived in the U.S. when it was a much warmer place. The species is currently found throughout Mexico, Central America and South America,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Ray Donovan’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date; Maria Botto Joins ‘Good Behavior’ Cast

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TV News Roundup: ‘Ray Donovan’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date; Maria Botto Joins ‘Good Behavior’ Cast
Maria Botto has been cast in the TNT drama “Good Behavior.” Also in today’s roundup, Showtime has released a new trailer for crime drama “Ray Donovan” Season 4 and Fuse has set a premiere date for its horror film “Zoombies.”

Casting:

Hannah Marks will play the female lead in BBC America’s new scripted drama “Dirk Gently,” where she’ll star opposite Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, Variety has learned. Marks will play Todd Brotzman’s (Wood) sister, Amanda Brotzman, a former rebellious punk and fun gal, now sick, sidelined by a genetic disorder. Todd and Amanda are deeply connected. Marks is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

Maria Botto has been cast in TNT’s “Good Behavior,” Variety has learned exclusively. The sister of series regular Juan Diego Botto, Maria joins the Michelle Dockery-starring drama in a recurring guest role.
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Fuse Hosts ‘Zoombies’ World TV Premiere

Fuse says it will air the “world television premiere” of Zoombies, from Sharknado producers The Asylum, on May 13 – Friday the 13. The digital and satellite network that says it targets the Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience will unveil the zombie-fest at 10 Pm Et. It kicks off a weekend-long “Scary Af” marathon of horror movies, also including Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D; The Devil's Tomb; 247º; Pathology and Vampire Bats. "After an exhaustive worldwide search for…
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Mark Jones' Vamprechaun Heads to IndieGoGo

During his appearance on Dread Central Live, Leprechaun franchise creator Mark Jones (Scorned) talked a bit about his next horror project, Vamprechaun, and now he wants You to help deliver the goods!

"I actually have a new horror franchise that I came up with, and it actually may involve Warwick Davis," Jones told co-hosts Staci Layne Wilson and Vanessa "Gore Whore" Gomez during the broadcast. "In it a vampire bites a Leprechaun, creating a Vamprechaun."

"So now you have this little vampire, completely different character, completely different prosthetics design... Being that he's little, he'll be biting your ankles instead of your neck because he can't reach it, and he gets all these women... It will be comedy-horror of course, and we're in talks now trying to put that together. I think it will be the next big franchise, and I think Warwick's fans would love it so if we make that happen,
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Crackle Launches "Kill Count 2" Featuring Over 30 Popular Horror Films

Topping the "Kill Count" promotion they ran last year, Crackle is celebrating the Halloween season with "Kill Count 2," featuring over 30 gut-wrenching, gore-filled films that are full of outrageous horror moments. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, is launching a deadly collection of horror films for a second year in a row, titled “Kill Count 2.” Featuring a select group of 30+ horrifying, gut-wrenching and gore-filled horror films, “Kill Count 2” surpasses last year’s chilling assortment of outrageous horror movie moments. Click here to visit “Kill Count 2” on Crackle.

For the ten days leading up to Halloween, beginning Monday, October 22, users will be able to watch and discuss their favorite “kills” presented in the “Kill Count 2” collection on Crackle. The collection of films in “Kill Count 2” will boast more than 300 “kills” including multiple impalements, head explosions, electrocutions and even a handful of bat digestions … all for one bloody good time.
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TV review: Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure; The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World; The Simpsons

The man who brought us the wok now brings us scorpion kebabs, as he goes on a culinary journey through China

They should probably just cancel all other television during the Olympics. There is no need for anything else. The Games have all the stories, drama, honour, dishonour, tears and giggles you could hope for. Nice bodies, too. People who normally show zero interest in sport are finding all their televisual needs taken care of, in the weirdest of places: in the swimming pool, on the judo mat, at a dull rectangular reservoir near Staines, or an artificial white-water river by the M25. My mother (Channel 4 News, The Killing, guilty pleasure: Downton) is phoning to discuss the C2 slalom. Or whether it's right that the Rs-x windsurfer class will be dropped from future games.

Actually, looking at the schedules, it seems that most broadcasters agree, and have pretty much given up.
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Jessica Stroup Fills Us In On Seth MacFarlane's Raunchy Directorial Debut 'Ted' And The Next Season of '90210'

By Zachary Swickey

Actress Jessica Stroup is best known for playing Erin Silver on “90210” – The CW’s revitalization of '90s fave “Beverly Hills, 90210 – and being a modern day scream queen after starring in a string of horror flicks: “Prom Night,” “Vampire Bats” and “The Hills Have Eyes 2.” Stroup's latest role, however, comes in a comedy and it's a high-profile one at that – "Family Guy" Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s feature directorial debut, "Ted," hitting theaters June 29.

The kind folks at Axe Hair have partnered with the film and hooked MTV News up with Stroup for a quick phone chat about her new role, the R-rated nature of the flick and what’s goin’ on in the 90210.

So tell us about your character in 'Ted.' You're Mila's co-worker/gal-pal in the movie, correct?

Yes. Well, there’s a lot of underlying storyline with my character. It was more
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New Netflix Horror: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Woman, Shark Night

Netflix recently added a number of new horror titles to their streaming service, including Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Woman, and Shark Night. Continue reading for the full list of new movies. As a reminder to those who are new to Netflix, most of The Twilight Zone is currently available, along with season 1 of The Walking Dead, and seasons 1-6 of Supernatural.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark The Woman Shark Night Outcast The Caller The Legend of Lucy Keyes Giallo Jack Frost A Darker Reality DNA Vampire Bats Blood & Chocolate Head Trauma Fading of the Cries Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horrors Dracula III: Legacy The Pack Against the Dark
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The other Alligator movie is headed to DVD

This would not be the late night classic from Lewis Teague, but the spaghetti creature feature Alligator, also known as The Great Alligator, from director Sergio Martino. The Italian auteur is best known for the movies Torso, 2019: After the Fall of New York, and The Mountain of the Cannibal God.

Alligator hits DVD on January 25, 2011.

In the tradition of the classic ‘animal revenge’ movies Jaws and Piranha comes Sergio Martino’s Alligator, a blood-soaked tale of greed. Third World exploration and karmic comeuppance starring Barbara Bach and Claudio Cassinelli. Vampire bats and cobras aren’t the only sentient creatures disturbed by blasting in the steaming jungle of Southeast Asia. When construction for an exclusive Club Med-style resort encroaches onto territory that the Kuma natives hold sacred, their alligator god Kroona takes it personally.
See full article at Killer Films »

Sizzling Jessica Stroup Complex Magazine Pictures

The new 90210 has brought us AnnaLynne McCord and the hot Jessica Stroup, who has appeared in the horror films Vampire Bats, The Hills Have Eyes II, Prom Night, Homecoming and the horror related TV shows True Blood and Reaper. A pretty impressive list of horror credits for such a sweet young actress. She should have made our poll for 2009's Hottest Horror Babe, but somehow we managed to miss her... Maybe next year! Check out Stroup's sizzling photo shoot for Complex magazine below, and keep your fingers crossed that she decides to get naked in an upcoming horror film!
See full article at HorrorYearbook »

90210’s Jessica Stroup is Hot!

We have posted a lot of pictures of AnnaLynne McCord on Hyb, but what about her co-star Jessica Stroup? It is arguable that Stroup is hotter than McCord, and she has been in way more horror movies than her too... So it is about time that Jessica joins our Hot Babes of Horror section. The 90210 hottie has starred in Homecoming, that TV show no one watches, Reaper, The Hills Have Eyes II, Prom Night and Vampire Bats -- which is on sale for $2.99 at my local grocery store. Now I finally have a reason to buy it! Check out her hot picture gallery below!
See full article at HorrorYearbook »

Exclusive first pics from Vacancy 2

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment gave Fango the first peek at a batch of new photos from Vacancy 2: The First Cut. We first reported on the specs and cover art for the January 20 DVD release here.

The prequel to 2007’s well-regarded chiller stars Agnes (The Woods) Bruckner, Trevor Wright and David Moscow as a trio of travelers who check into the Meadow View Inn and soon learn that the place is a cover for snuff moviemakers. Eric (Vampire Bats) Bross directed from a screenplay by the original’s scripter Mark L. Smith. Check out the trailer below the pics.

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See full article at Fangoria »

Trailer for Vacancy 2: The First Cut

I know you’ve all been chomping at the bit for more info on Vacancy 2, so I’m glad we can finally give you your first glimpse at it. A reader by the name of “gameboy” dropped us a heads-up that a rough cut of the trailer for the prequel is now online, so scroll on down to check it out!

Vacancy 2: The First Cut was helmed by Vampire Bats director Eric Bross and will see a direct-to-dvd release on January 20th, 2009.

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Xena Escapes Hurricane Katrina

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Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is still recovering from a nightmare escape from New Orleans, Louisiana, to avoid Hurricane Katrina. The New Zealander fled the city, where she's shooting new movie Vampire Bats, when officials issued a mandatory evacuation alert over the weekend, as the category five storm threatened. But Lawless wasn't the only person heeding the evacuation advice and leaving the city. She says, "The traffic was going one-mile-per hour sometimes, then it was two-miles-per hour, then five. It took nine hours for what should have taken 50-55 minutes." But the actress isn't complaining - she's concerned for those who couldn't get out of the city in time. She adds, "I just realized all those people in incredibly low-lying areas are in such threat. I just worry about them. "I love this town, I love the heat. I was afraid of coming, working in sweltering heat and swamps, but it's just been pure joy. I would move here if I could work here all of the time." Oscar winner Hilary Swank was another star who managed to get out of the path of the hurricane just in time - work on her new unnamed thriller was halted over the weekend. Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell were given a few days off last week when shooting on their Miami Vice movie was stopped in Florida as the hurricane - then a category one storm - hit beach communities in Miami.

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