Monday 25 February 2013
Last night, Hollywood handed out the biggest film awards of them all, the Oscars, in a glitzy ceremony watched by billions. A few days before, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, a bunch of bloggers handed out their own film awards in a glitzy, beer filled ceremony at the British Film Institute in London (well we just crashed the bar, they had no idea that we were making movie history in their premises), watched by, err, a few other drunken patrons. So, before we unleash the results, a few comments about the results below.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Sunday 10 February 2013
Just like an MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch spin-off, the world of horror crossovers gave us Freddy Vs Jason and Aliens Vs Predators. There was even a rumour of Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash (from Evil Dead). But why stop there? Michael Myers Vs Leatherface? The Woman Vs The Wolfman? Dracula Vs Dragula? The possibilities are endless, and mostly, obvious. But what about... The Blob Vs The Thing!
Saturday 9 February 2013
Plot: Two miners find a strange while milky substance oozing out from the ground. They proceed to taste it (as you do) and find it strangely delicious, addictively so even. Fast forward a few months and the "Stuff"'s craze/crave is sweeping across the USA, being sold as a delicious desert. But the Stuff might not be all that it seems, and its true nature has got an icky surprise in store for those addicted to it. And you thought Coke Zero was bad.
The Stuff belongs to an 80's sub genre, the substance horror, just like the Blob, Street Trash and more loosely Brain Damage, a trend which saw sub David Cronenberg directors experiment with the human body as if it was some bright playdo.
Monday 4 February 2013
After Jennifer Lynch and Brendan Cronenberg, it is the turn of yet another child of one of cinema's tzar of the bizarre to follow their infamous fathers' footsteps, Adan Jodorowsky. I truly hope Peter Greenaway's children are taking note as we speak. Anyhow, out of nowhere came this teaser for Adan Jodorowsky's film called The Voice Thief, which looks absolutely fantastic!
At first, I got excited, what a brilliant trailer, I thought, I cannot wait for the full film! Then I realised it might be a fake trailer, cruelly destined never to be seen, a bit like Thanksgiving or Fu Manchu with Nicolas Cage in Grindhouse, which never got the transition to full feature length they deserved (at least we got Machette!). The reality lies half way through. While The Voice Thief is a real film indeed, this teaser is meant as a crowd funding tool to help the director realise a short film out of this.