Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sigourney Weaver to be Queen Vampire in movie 'Vamps'? Yes Please!

Extra extra, read all about it, this just in from The Hollywood Reporter:

Sigourney Weaver, who fought a monster queen in "Aliens," will now act as a vampire queen in "Vamps," a romantic horror-comedy from Amy Heckerling. 
Written by Heckerling, the writer-director behind "Clueless" and "Look Who's Talking," the modern-day story focuses on beautiful young vampires (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) who are living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality. 
The UTA-repped Weaver, coming off of "Avatar," will play Ciccerus, the bloodthirsty vampire who turned the two ladies into creatures of the night.

Having read a little about Heckerling's movie, I was already interested in seeing it as I adore horror-comedies, but adding Sigourney to the mix seals the deal.  She's one of the few actors or actresses that I can forgive when they do shit, i.e. her stint in Avatar.  She was the only saving grace for that film, IMHO. (Yes, I'm well aware I may be one of 5 people in the world that thought that film was waaaaaaaay overrated.)  All Hail Queen Vamp Sigourney!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SXSW 2010 screening of film 'Monsters'

Below is a clip from the movie Monsters that will be screening at SXSW 2010.  I learned about this film and clip via Quiet Earth and had to share it.  Looks pretty interesting.  The film description and the clip don't seem to jive, but that only makes it more intriguing.

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. 
Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"... 
Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

RIP Corey Haim, our little Lost Boy

I hope announcements of death are not going to become a recurring theme in our posts, but I am sad to inform you of the death of actor Corey Haim.  While he's had his issues over the years, I still love him as the spunky little brother in The Lost Boys.  I'm willing to bet that each and everyone of you felt a piece of your childhood slip away when you read the news this morning, I know I did.
The Coreys (Feldman, left, Haim, right)
"My own brother, a goddamn shit-sucking vampire!  Ooh, you wait 'til Mom finds out!"

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Seven Deadly Sins on deviantART

These sins by artist Marta Dahlig aren't so much scary or horrific as they are breathtakingly beautiful and dark!  My favorite is WRATH, namely because it's my typical, daily mood.  Here is the link to view the entire group of seven.  I think what draws me to these prints is that I'm also a HUGE Alphonse Mucha fan, and these seem to be inspired by his work.  If you don't know who Mucha is, check the dude out right now.  Shout out to Braincell Soup for introducing me to my new favorite sins.

Oscar Horror Movie Tribute

Watch it quickly, who knows how long before it's yanked!  The one from YouTube has already been taken down.  I got this one from the Raising Hell site.  Basically someone video'd their TV set, with the Paranormal Activity spoof and all, which is pretty cool.

Scary, but for all the wrong reasons
Personally, while I was happy the Academy Awards did something for horror movies, the segment itself was lacking.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVED that they included Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and some tried and true classics, but they included alot of clips of not-the-best movies simply for the fact that those movies produced later big names like Zellweger and Aniston and such.  Guess what: we know where they got their start.  Yay, good for them.  But the space those clips took up could have been used for some seriously awesome clips from movies like oh, I don't know, movies that were actually scary like Saw or Hostel and such.  Where were they?  And they included Twilight (barf, that is NOT a horror film by genre, it's scary for it's own teenage melodramatic reasons) and Edward Scissorhands.  Edward Scissorhands?  That is so far removed from horror (though definitely an awesome movie)! I guess I should be happy they did anything at all, but still....

What were your thoughts?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Godzilla waxes poetic

Godzilla waxes
poetic and loves haiku.
Who knew that he could?
I'm a poet and didn't know it.  And so, apparently, is Godzilla.  I first learned of the giant pissed-off Japanese lizard's penchant for poetry through the site Neatorama.  They found it on the Electronic Cerebrectomy blog.  Godzilla has written five haikus so far.  Immediately below is the one that Neatorama featured.  My favorite is below that.  Perhaps the Big G should try his hand at beat poetry?  Cross your fingers that there's more to come.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wonderland Mania: Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More"

If you can't tell from previous postings, we're pretty excited about Burton's Alice in Wonderland that opens this weekend.  The original story was odd and creepy enough (I found it to be rather freaky when I read it in third grade) and now Burton gets to take a stab at it.  Marriage made in heaven!
But before Burton got his grubby paws on the Alice story, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had a rather interesting and disturbing version of their own for their song "Don't Come Around Here No More."  I mean, c'mon, they're hacking into poor Alice at the end of the video.  Cannibalism anyone?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WONDERLOST: The Alice Project (reinterpretations of Alice in Wonderland)

In honor of the somewhat creepy looking Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland opening this weekend, here is another series of reinterpretations of Alice and her cohorts.
The Artist's Statement from the Wonderlost Website:

The Wonderlost series is my artistic interpretation and dark twist on the numerous characters from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" stories. The theme across the whole series is to give each character the look of a porcelain doll, with very pale bleach white skin and bleached white clothing. To sharply contrast the sterile white throughout the painting, there are elements that are either black or blood red, either on the character's physical self (as in the form of hair) or in their accessories. 

The characters are first visualized and conceptualized using Adobe Illustrator and then executed and painted using Adobe Photoshop. No 3D tools are utilized in the creation of the series, only airbrushing techniques in Photoshop. The final series will eventually encompass the group of major characters in the two stories. When creating the paintings, my palette of choice is mainly whites and mid-grays, with a contrasting dash of red or black here and there. Once I finish a piece, I flood the canvas with an antique wash to add some age and depth in the image. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oh dear god: Autopsy Babies

Thank you to Twitter bitch @nathicana for totally ruining my lunch.  I clicked open the link she posted earlier and 'bout lost my sweet potato.  I'm impressed and nauseated all at the same time, which is a good thing in my book.  I've included a quick snippet of what the site has to offer below, but you really need to go to the full site and check them all out, they are amazingly disturbing!