News Bites: ‘Cloverfield’ Toy Returns, Elfman Scores ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘REC 3′ Website and More!

My browser is literally jam-packed with stories that I need to bring you at some time this morning, a few of which can be lumped into this fresh “News Bites” feature.

First, Entertainment Earth has uncovered a slew of Hasbro Cloverfield 14-Inch Electronic Monster Action Figures that came and went back right before our eyes back in 2008! It features an electronic roar, swappable heads, tiny parasites, and the head of the Statue of Liberty. A city backdrop display is built into the box. Hopefully you’ve got $150 bones saved up.

In a not-so-shocking announcement, it was revealed that Danny Elfman will once again team with Tim Burton to score his stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer all star in the Disney 3-D feature arriving in theaters October 5, 2012.

Filmax has launched the official website for the ow filming REC 3: Genesis, while director Paco Plaza also posted a new behind-the-scenes video on his blog. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality.

Still haven’t seen The Human Centipede? What gives? Now you have no excuse as The Dish Network is offering a FREE stream of the Tom Six’s shocker that sets up the forthcoming sequel from Magnet Releasing. In the film a crazy doctor surgically connects three humans into a living, breathing “Human Centipede”.