canfieldMary Grace Canfield, who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on “Green Acres,” has passed away at 89.  Her genre roles included SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, Jeannot Szwarc’s TV chiller NIGHT OF TERROR and a bit part in Roger Corman’s THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE.   She was also Miss Grundy in the 1964 live-action “Archie” pilot!

Bob Casale, one of the original members of Devo, has died at 61.  With the band, he appeared in HUMAN HIGHWAY, SPIRIT OF ’76, URGH! A MUSIC WAR and PRAY TV.

Scream Factory announces the release of a special edition of LAKE PLACID, due out on Blu-ray in July.  Here’s the artwork:lake placed

NIGHT OF THE LEPUS was prophetic, and “Buffy”‘s Anya may have been right.

The Monster Kid Radio podcast took a look at THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN with guest Daniel Horne.

Dustin Mills’ EASTER CASKET goes up for pre-order.

The latest flick to get the 8-Bit video game treatment via CineFix is INCEPTION.  What, no top-spinning bonus level?

Ilinca Calugareanu’s documentary on voice actor Irina Margareta Nistor VHS VS. COMMUNISM, who was responsible for bringing action films into Romania in the ‘80s, may not have reached their fundraising goals but the film is still on.  The New York Times has a 6-minute clip.

A trailer arrives for Benjamin (THE HORDE) Rocher and Thierry Poiraud’s two-part GOAL OF THE DEAD, which features zombies and soccer – it’s due out in June to be timed for the World Cup.

Horror author Anne Rice defends her Facebook page against homophobia.

Here’s a look at Robin Bougie’s upcoming book “Graphic Thrills: American XXX Movie Posters 1970 to 1985,” to be published soon from FAB Press:

Noam Chomsky is asked why people are obsessed with the zombie apocalypse.  He gives a Noam Chomsky response.

Lastly, here’s a damn teaser for the trailer for James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in which stuff happens very quickly:

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