Beloved, modest, and incredibly influential monster-making innovator Ray Harryhausen died May 7th at his home in London.
05/08/2013 - 7:00pm
All the hub-bub about next month’s release of Man Of Steel turns my mind to reflect upon the history of Superman (and his mostly-disappointing big screen undertakings).
04/24/2013 - 2:00pm
Join me for another plunge into the menacing darkness of underground fringe cinema.
04/19/2013 - 6:00pm
I surveyed over five billion people, and using an equation only the world’s top scientists can comprehend, I arrived at the following list of The Top 8 Most Notorious Horror Films Shot On Super 8. Here they are, in order of release.
04/08/2013 - 1:00pm
Very few figures in the landscape of cult cinema had the polarizing effect that Jesus “Jess” Franco had. The director helmed The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962), Vampyros Lesbos (1971), A Virgin Among The Living Dead (1973), Exorcism (1974), Barbed Wire Dolls (1976), Bloody Moon (1981), and many more
04/03/2013 - 7:00pm
Actor David Early passed away last month at the age of 74. The born-and-raised-Pittsburgh performer never became a movie star, but his small roles impacted genre film history in a major way.
03/27/2013 - 4:00pm
After these recent blog posts, I was hit with a number of questions about the post-production of Ice From The Sun. Often, people assume this movie was edited on a non-linear computer editing system (with film grain and scratches added during post), because that’s how movies are edited these days. Not so. All the film grain, scratches, and debris are authentic… and post-production would have been much easier if I really had edited this film on a computer.
03/26/2013 - 11:00am
In Part 1 of this journey, I began revisiting the production of an older movie of mine, the bizarre horror/experimental feature Ice From The Sun, shot entirely on Super 8 film.
03/22/2013 - 12:00pm
Jörg Buttgereit’s notoriously moist horror/gore film Nekromantik (1987) has been churning stomachs for two and a half decades. In honor of this German film’s 25th anniversary, a new DVD release is planned for May 2013 by Titan Video.
03/19/2013 - 3:00pm
In last week’s blog entry, I reminisced a bit about an older film of mine, Ice From The Sun. I don’t think about this film very often - it is from a extremely different, long ago era of my life. However, after the blog entry went up, I was struck by the interesting questions I received, which focused on the technical and logistical aspects of this one-of-a-kind production. (The fact that we shot Ice From The Sun on Super 8 film seemed to be of particular interest.)