Monday, June 30, 2014

Horror Flick of the Week: Dagon (2001)

This week, I'd like to talk about one of my personal favorites, Dagon. This is one of those movies you either really love (like myself) or really hate. It has slow and developed pacing, which is something you don't really see in a lot of horror films anymore, and I think that's the trouble some people had with this film. Well, that and the fact that it's called 'Dagon', but it's really more of an adaptation of Lovecraft's other story, 'Shadow Over Innsmouth'. A very loose adaptation. Face it, there's absolutely no way to film a Lovecraft story and keep it spot on every step of the way, the man's visions are just...well, sometimes they're impossible even to envision (that's not a bad thing, though.)

BUT, that aside, the film maintains the feel of a Lovecraftian tale. It maintains a creepy environment, and definitely manages to drum up a healthy dose of ichthyophobia. It's also a 'one dark and stormy night' kind of story, which I can definitely appreciate. When a film manages to make a majority of the timeline feel like real time, it's much easier to get sucked into the story.

For anyone who's in the mood for something that builds suspense, I'd recommend this. I'd also recommend it for anyone who needs another reminder why we should fear the old ones. After all, as they say...Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

For a Gory Cause: The Mortuary Collection

Back again gang with a new kickstarter that just has me UNBELIEVABLY excited. 13 days to go and still a little over 10k left. This is a cute throwback to the camp of the 80s, and looks like it could be another excellent anthology. You all know how much I love those anthologies.

I'll just quote the page for you: "An eccentric mortician spins four twisted tales of madness and the macabre in a sleepy New England town where nothing is as it seems."

If this at all interests you, please check this link out. They've even got an awesome video.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Old Time Radio: An Interview with Vincent Price

I've made you guys aware of my fangirl obsession with Vincent Price several times, and the following is one of my favorite interviews of his focusing on radio. He makes some excellent points on why radio drama and horror has been and will always be absolutely incredible.

I don't think it surprising that such an incredible actor with such a stupendous voice dabbled in a lot of radio, and I recommend 'The Saint' if you really want to listen to one of the more entertaining audio shows he's been involved with.