Posts Tagged ‘horror’

Let’s fix some crappy movie tropes with the use of modern technology! Yay!

Yes, I had a very good, well written introduction to this post but I accidentally deleted it in my pocket. Then I wrote another well written introduction and accidentally deleted it in my pocket as well. The moral of this story is that I shouldn’t be allowed pockets.

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I think I’ve been promising a make-up tutorial video for a while, so here you go.

Meg helps me to don a Poundland (might have been Poundworld) Zip-Face Horror make-up kit. It doesn’t quite go as planned.

Anyway, enjoy the video, like and subscribe too, because that makes my phone buzz in my pocket.

Just found this pic in my Facebook memories, and thought it deserved a wider audience…

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Toys are fun.

Slasher movies. You know the type. Cute blonde girl runs away from a masked gimmicky murderer. You’re bored of the formula, and have been ever since the 80s, or at best since the mid-90s when there was that ironic revival phase. All those clich├ęs, stupid decisions and macguffins serving to provide lazy set-pieces and half-arsed jump scares. Wouldn’t it be nice if a horror movie went out of its way not to do that, to break the mould and bring life back into what is essentially a genre that has fallen over and twisted its ankle, while running away from some sort of knife wielding metaphor in a metaphorical metaphor mask.

Well, look who it is, Jim Rothman, creator of Scythe, a new ‘realistic’ slasher movie that promises to break genre conventions and return to good old fashioned scares. I sent a bunch of questions his way, and he was kind enough to reply with proper words and not just a GIF of someone doing a rude finger gesture. The Kickstarter for Scythe is well on its way to getting the $50,000 required to fund this independent movie, and a whole host of perks are available to supporters of the project.

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You know I love zombie films, I know most of you love zombie films, but do you ever think that maybe they’re a bit samey? Folk run from zombies, zombies eat most of the people, shenanigans occur.Well, here is something a little different, based on the web series of the same name, Zombie With A Shotgun is a new Indiegogo project aiming to shake up the genre, making the zombies (no doubt with shotguns) the heroes of the tale, battling for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

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If you want, you can head straight over to the Indiegogo site to contribute, but to whet your appetite, here’s a little Q&A session I did with Hilton Ariel Ruiz, the creator of the webseries and movie.

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A wise man once said “All the good names are taken” (well actually it was a genderless robot in a Transformers comic) and you quite often find movies sharing the same name, yet being completely different in tone, style and story.

So, when you type in a movie’s name into Netflix search or whatever, you might occasionally end up with the wrong movie. So, what happens when you watch the wrong movie? What happens when you type in ‘Frozen’ and instead of a delightful magical family romp with disgustingly catchy songs you end up with some something else? Something… much darker. That’s what I’m here to delve into that murky world of horrible movies that share their name with your kids’ family favourites.

Let’s have a look at Frozen…

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Hey there peeps, apologies if it seems I’ve been too busy for you lately, I’ve been doing actual grown up work as well as preparing the following little gem of potential awesomeness for you.

Presenting… The As-Yet Untitled Fudgecrumpet Video Show, a bit of a YouTube video thing where me and my mate Chris chat about things and stuff, as well as review a movie with the help of Other Chris, from the Cinematronix podcast.

 

Now, obviously, it’s a bit rough around the edges, If you like it and you tell all your friends and then they like it too, then I’m pretty sure I might be able to up the production value to include actual chairs or something. I don’t think I’m at the stage where I’m thinking about a Patreon account or whatever, but hey, that’s always a possibility if you want more of this.

So, without further ado, I present my new video show, and welcome your feedback, either in the comments below, on twitter or by stopping me in the street to give me a hug (please state reason for hug before hugging commences, as refusal may offend)

So, how was that? Yeah, I know it’s suffering from low production values (much like the movie we reviewed), fish eye lens issues, and all manner of cases of shonkiness, but I want you to try and focus on the content, let me know what you thought about it, should we do more or should we give up and go back to being actual grown ups?

Thanks.