Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hughie Hogg rises -- from the dumpster?

Boy, for us, the Sci Fi Channel is becoming the new Hallmark -- in other words, it's becoming the new premium channel for spotting the classic 1980s TV stars we love! Next up on the schedule is Jeff Altman, who portrayed our evil but lovable Hughie Hogg, nephew to "Uncle Boss" J.D. Hogg, on "The Dukes of Hazzard."

The Syracuse, N.Y.-born Altman will appear in "Urban Decay," a sci-fi with all the usual blood-and-gore trimmins', from everything we've read -- and even featuring Dean Cain of TV's "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," who's been doing a lot of sci-fi stuff in the new millennium. "Urban Decay" is directed by Harry Basil and written by Don Adams (no, not that one) and Henry James Picardi. The plotline, from the IMDb: "Cab driver Stan (Cain) slams into a homeless man, who gets up and walks away, leaving behind a scarf covered with writhing maggots. Obsessed with the mystery, Stan hunts the ragtag figure through the city, discovering a trail of mangled, half-eaten victims, and an urban legend : Pusshead was a sewer worker who came back from an uncharted tunnel changed into something both living and dead. Parents warn their children that the shuffling zombie will get them if they stay out on the streets too late ... But as the body count rises, Stan finds that the legend is alive and well ... hungry."

"Urban Decay," which shot in Los Angeles last year, also will feature classic pop music star Meat Loaf. Altman will portray a man in a dumpster, according to the IMDb!

Now you realize, of course, that our buddy Hughie -- er, we mean, Altman -- has been layin' low in recent years, though he did do a '90s stint on "Baywatch." We're glad to see him out among the living (or dying?) again!

Read more about "Urban Decay" (and see photos) at the links below. We don't know for sure that this one is going to air as one of our beloved Saturday-night creature features on Sci Fi, but we're mighty suspicious ...
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=39287&type=0 http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=2446 http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=2473

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