So, we just recorded our thoughts on the new Halloween film! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to give shoutouts to you guys and your comments for yesterday's post. I apologize and I will read them on our Halloween episode when we record that this week. Scouts honor. Until then, I want to see what you guys have been watching since October is quickly coming to a close in just over a week. Are you guys amping up by watching your favorites or watching new stuff and unleashing all of your saved movies for next Wednesday? Our Halloween episode is going to be awesome and I can't wait to talk about the subject. That will be released on Halloween! (As long as Ryan can edit out all the burps and farts by Shane)
As for watches, Ryan went to the Texas Twosome yesterday. Shockingly, that isn't some place where you attend an orgy. He watched TCM and TCM 2 on the big screen and had an ad up for the podcast. Ryan is a cool dude. I am watching Werner Herzog's Nosferatu tonight.
Ryan - 35
Shane - 29
Mike - 21
Day 14: Immortal Island: Tampa, Fl
First off I’d like to say how weird it is that not even 24 hours before I was in Des Moines where it was snowing, and now I was in almost 90 degree weather playing on the beach! 😂
I was in a movie that was filmed in Tampa in 2009 called Immortal Island. The way I got the role was very interesting! I went to a Steve Miller Band concert with an agent of mine (shout out to Jason!) and afterwards I was sitting with the guys around these fire pits outside the hotel. I got to talking to these two named Rob Sterret and Adrian Brunori who happened to be a producer and director. While we were talking I casually mentioned that I do bellydance with snakes and I saw the light turn on! I was the perfect addition to the movie they were working on!
Obviously at this time I was living in Florida and did not have my snake with me,(big surprise they don’t allow snakes on a plane! 😂)so I had to improvise. I browsed through craigslist until I had come across an ad for a fairly young male Red Tailed Boa. On the ad it said he was tame and the only thing that was wrong with him was a scar on his back.
Enter my dear friend Rogue 🐍
The moment I saw him I knew he was perfect. Scar or no scar. We just connected.
I won’t give any spoilers, but you should TOTALLY watch the movie and tell your friends about it! It’s on YouTube, just search for “Immortal Island.” Rogue and I have plenty of presence in the movie, you can’t miss us!
Attached is the first photoshoot I had with him on the very first day I had him (the studio picture where my hair is pulled back and he’s on my head). The others are thanks to Kevin @denominatorx on set of the film and at the Gasparilla Film Festival. See what I mean?! He was a natural ❤️ RIP buddy.
#13diasdebruxaria | Dia 1: OLHOS DE FOGO (Eyes of fire) - 1983 |
Sabe a sensação de acordar de um pesadelo muito bizarro? Muito provavelmente é uma sensação bem parecida com a de assistir Olhos de fogo. O filme acompanha a história de um grupo expulso de uma vila sob acusações de bruxaria. Na busca por uma nova moradia, eles encontram e ocupam uma terra amaldiçoada. Com o decorrer de acontecimentos noturnos bem estranhos, uma misteriosa garota parece conhecer os segredos da floresta. A sinopse lembra um pouco um outro famoso filme de bruxa, não é? Sem entregar nada mastigadinho, com um orçamento miserável e recheado de efeitos ruins, o longa possui uma atmosfera estranhamente macabra, muito parecida com a de historias de fantasmas contadas à beira da fogueira, sobretudo nas cenas que revive a antiga lenda de bruxas que trancavam os espíritos de suas vítimas em árvores. Apesar de prejudicado pela falta de dinheiro, o filme consegue cumprir seu papel e foi escolhido para inaugurar a nossa lista. E vocês, já assistiram? Nos conte o que achou. 👻
Super Spooky Vectober Week 3!
There’s something really fascinating to me about the history of horror movie franchise and how they reflect the era and culture in which they were made. In the 70s/80s there were the slasher films with their themes of rebellion against societal morality foisted upon teens and occasional hyper violence which reflected cultural climate of that era. They were basically punk rock in horror movie form. Then we had the late 90s/early 2000s where things were going pretty well so we had much “lighter” franchises like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Final Destination etc. They were entertaining but there wasn’t much of a deeper message, just pure entertainment. Then post 9/11 things changed and the torture porn genre was born. The world was fucked up and we had fucked up movies that reflected that. There’s been another culture shift lately of social awareness which is why I think The Purge franchise has become so popular. It’s a stark depiction of class inequality and decades of different rules for the wealthy versus the rest of us. The world feels tense and on the brink, and no one really knows what way it’ll go.
So next time someone tells you that horror movies are pure exploitation just remember that horror has always been a reflection of our culture since the dawn of film making and they’re an important part of it.
Anyways I’ll get off my soapbox now because I’m not nearly articulate enough to go on a longer rant about this, but I love thinking about it. One more week to go and hopefully I’ve saved the best for last!