Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
I was looking for an old Unsolved Mysteries TV episodes on Youtube that was a Wanted" story that I recall being very similar to the movie Jeepers Creepers. The video post claimed it inspired portions of the horror film Jeepers Creepers. Check it out and you'll see it indeed has major similarities. IMDB "confirmed" that eye witness reports on this real crime were inspiration. It's pretty interesting
Friday, April 24, 2015
Hello all, if you have been a long time visitor of this blog you should be very aware that I am a big movie soundtrack fan. I'm especially fond of the 70s and 80s stuff and a big artist from that era was John Carpenter. He has some truly classic score's he's done for his films. Probably not a week goes by were I don't listen to some of his audio delights. If you are soundtrack fan of that same era then chances are you heard about John releasing a new album called "Lost Themes" that at first I thought was cues from past films that he never used and ending up on the "cutting room" floor, but it appears this is not the case. It's some new stuff he's been working on, but the vibe has that vintage Carpenter feel no doubt. Of course news of the album isn't necessarily new, but the the release of an official music video to the track "Night" from the album is new. The visuals in this video and the track bring back that great feeling many fans had watching the his films. The score was always every bit as important as what you were seeing. I highly recommend checking it out and pick up the album too if you dig it.
John Carpenter's - "Lost Themes" on Sacred Bones Records.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
I just heard about a fan made film called Predator: Dark Ages. Set during the Crusades, the faith & fighting skills of a group of Templar Knights is put to the test when they encounter the Predator. Their battle is the thing Myths and Legends are born from. Check out the trailer below. it looks pretty cool. Production value looks nice on this. I think it's great to see people taking the Predator aliens and putting them in a different time period instead of modern times. Dark Horse Comics have explored this idea a bit in some of their books. To see it done in live action looks really fun.
The film stars Adrian Bouchet, Amed Hashimi, Sabine Crossen, Ben loyd-Holmes, Jon Campling, Joe Egan and Philip Lane.
Written and directed by James Bushe.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hello boys and ghouls. I wanted to bring something to your attention. Over on the Art of the Title website they have a recent feature about the Halloween III: Season of the Witch title sequence. They did an interview with John Wash, the title sequence creator and touch on a bunch of interesting things about the sequence such as the hows, whys, and music. If you are a film buff and haven't been to the Art of the Title site I recommend checking them out. Their focus is to look in depth at title sequences of films and when possible interview the creators.
Halloween III is one of my favorite sequences, because it's just so different than most sequences from the time and certainly now. The marriage of visuals and Alan Howarth's music. It has this very odd and mysterious quality to it, but none of it's without reason. It ties in very closely to the film.
Art of the Title: Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of Disney and their movies, but I have to admit the short Silly Symphony films they made are actually kind of fun, especially for my kids. In the age of CGI animation that you see across the board, Disney included, these old flims have a great nostalgia and life to them. CGI feels devoid of that. It's kind of like looking at an old classic book VS say a Barbie book from 2012.
Since it's getting into the "Holidays" soon I thought I'd share this old short film called "The Night Before Christmas". Enjoy!
In a weird, but maybe not surprising thing I noticed was this obviously racist bit of this "blackface" visual. A small baby gets soot on his face and this is the look they give him, apparently for laughs.