Ennealogic: September 13, 2013

1. Guillermo Del Toro has worked with Penguin to release a hard cover series of his favorite horror stories. Some titles include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, H.P. Lovecraft’s The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories, and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven (above).

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2. Remember that bizarre teaser from J.J. Abrams that Garrett brought to our attention? Turns out the project is a book, story by Abrams and written by Doug Dorst. I suppose as book trailers go, this is one of the better ones.

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3. This awesome interactive map compares New York City in 1836 to a satellite image of the city today.

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4. Cable network FX, piggybacking off of its previous blunders like canceling the brilliant Terriers and branching off its own comedy channel, is developing an American Psycho television series. Here’s the premise, which sounds like a Funny or Die sketch:

It will feature serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, taking on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal—a next-generation American Psycho.

You hear that? That’s the sound of Bret Easton Ellis’ throbbing ego set to “In Too Deep.”

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5. President Ronald Reagan shooting a rifle inside Air Force One. (Not pictured: A dead Gary Oldman villain.)


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6. Attention Chicagoans: For the love of God, clear your schedule for October 19th. That’s when the Irish American Heritage Center will host the Internet Cat Video Festival. Proceeds go to the furry prisoners at Chicago Cat Rescue.

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7. This trailer for Escape From Tomorrow, the very unauthorized film shot guerilla-style in Disney’s theme parks. The film will be available in limited release and through video on demand October 11th.

(If you don’t hear from me, assume the Walt Disney Company has abducted me and turned me into an Epcot automaton.)

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8. In keeping with the gun theme, a photo from June 1899 showing an armored quadracycle from Great Britain. Try squeezing this guy out of the bike lane.


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9. And finally, AMC has given the green light to the Breaking Bad spinoff, calling it Better Call Saul, which should come as a shock to no one. Honestly, the spinoff would have been best executed as a continuation of the Saul Goodman TV commercial webisodes.

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