First blog post of 2017! I recently rewatched An American Werewolf in London and it certainly is one of my favorite werewolf movies of all time.
An American Werewolf in London: Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
The best part of the movie is definately the transformation scenes, not just because the SFX in it by Rick Baker is amazing, but because of how emotional that scene is. The main character, David, is very interesting and I did feel every second of his pain. Baker’s work in this film is outstanding and the SFX work on every character is great.
The story is good and even though this film has some goofy moments which will make you laugh it still has a serious tone throughout the film, that hit me pretty hard when the ending came.
Griffin Dunne and David Naughton.
I have been busy with my indie horror Sargad (Wounded). We have put out a new trailer, a new poster and now our kickstarter for pre-ordering the movie on DVD or Bluray is up. You can also pre-order a signed poster. Evert order will be filled with extra goodies and everything will ofcourse be signed by the cast and crew.
Here is the trailer for Sargad and it has already hit 15 000 views in over a month.
Here is our poster for Sargad. I wrote the screenplay for the film and I play the Main character Elina.
Rue Morgue did an interview with Me about Sargad and if you want to know more about the movie, you can Read the interview here.
I couple of days ago Me and actor Xander Turian, who plays Oliver in Sargad went to a filmfestival in Sweden, where we signed posters for Sargad and they showed our trailer.
Pre-order your limited signed copy of Sargad today because the prices will go up after our kickstarter has ended.
Another busy week has gone by, don’t worry I will be blogging more soon.
The House of the Devil
Monday: I rewatched The House of the Devil and Halloween 1978, as I do every Halloween.
Tuesday: I watched Sorority babes in the slimeball bowl-O-rama.
Wednesday: I rewatched A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Thursday: I was busy filming a short film and then going to my stagefighting course.
Friday: I was working all day and evening.
Saturday: I saw Pedro Almodovar’s Dark Habits.
Sunday: I saw Sebastian Maniscalco: Aren’t you embarrased?
I saw all four season of Episodes this week, it is a really good show!
I have had an incredibly busy week, filming lots of projects and having no time to blog at all. Last week I went to the Monsters of Film Festival in Stockholm and saw a couple of horror films. I did not see as many as I wanted, but I still got to see some new films.
Wednesday: Swiss Army Man.
Thursday: Short film special, which featured – The Stylist, Speculus, Bionic Girl, Mars IV, The Puppet Man, Madre De Dios, Dawn of the Deaf, Criaturitas and The Fisherman and later that evening I saw Bodom.
Friday: Pet, Rupture and Ares.
Saturday: Trash Fire
Me and Jasmine got to meet the stars from Bodom, Mimosa Willamo and Nelly Hirst-Gee.
I saw The Stylist at the Monsters of Film Festival and I was very impressed.
The Stylist: Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.
I have seen short films from Director Jill Gevargizian before and this one was equally good as the others ones. It is shot beautifully and uses the lighting to it’s best advantage. The lead is played by Najarra Townsend, who does an amazing job.
The gore was good and there was one really nasty moment which I absolutely loved. If you love short horror films you need to see The Stylist as soon as possible.
Grading: 8 out of 10.
Najarra Townsend as Claire.
I have always loved George A Romero’s zombie movies and Dawn of the Dead has always been my favorite. Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary that explains the story behind making Night of the living dead.
Birth of the Living Dead: A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living dead (1968).
I saw Night of the living dead 1968 when I was very young and fell in love with it, so I was excited about this documentary. It was interesting and taught me a lot that I did not know. It was a bit short because I wanted to know more. It was great to know how little money and experience the crew had when they made this movie, because it shows that with heart and hard work, you can achieve anything and he basically created the zombie genre after making Night of the living dead.
Grading: 8 out fo 10.
I always watch these kinds of movies, even though 99 percent of the time, they suck and Terrordactyl definitely belong to the sucking section.
Terrordactyl: When ancient flying reptiles attack Los Angeles, it’s up to two working-class friends, the unlikeliest of heroes, to save the day.
Really bad CGI is what annoyed me the most about this film, seriously having someone walking around in a suit would be so much better than using bad CGI. Creature movies like Sharknado are so bad that they turn comedic, which is a good thing, but Terrordactyl is just bad minus the comedy.
Grading: 3 out of 10.
Giallo is a subgenre that I really like and that is why I had to check out What have they done to your daughters?
What have they done to your daughters?: Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
There were a few creepy scenes with the masked man, but this film did not felt as thought through as other Giallo movies. The twist did not blow me away, but there were some beautiful scenes and I did like the camerawork. I also did like the killers weapon and the look of the killer.
Grading: 5 out of 10.
I watched a lot of bad horror films last week, but hopefully this week will bring good horror because I will be attending the Monsters of Film Festival.
An evil clown in Clowntown.
Monday: I watched Dark, Clowntown and Anarchy Parlor.
Tuesday: I had a lot of meetings so I did not have time to watch anything.
Wednesday: I watched Masterminds at the cinema.
Thursday: I watched Patient Seven and What have they done to your daughters?
Strange things going on in Lifeforce.
Friday: I watched Lifeforce.
Saturday: I watched Ditch Day Massacre, KillerSaurus and Tank Girl.
Sunday: I watched Spun.
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.
I finished watching iZombie season 2 and continued watching season 4 of Arrow. I also began watching the first season of Supergirl.
I don’t even know how many times I have seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974, but I do remember the first time. I was 13 years old, standing in a film store, choosing what to buy. I saw a very special edition of this movie and I got very intrigued. I bought it and watched it the same day. Everything about the film excited me, the cinematography, Leatherface, the killings and the atmosphere, I knew I had just vitnessed something special.
I was hooked on this film and had to show it to my mom and friends. The scene that has always been my favorite, was when Teri McMinn’s character was strung up on that meat hook and she had to watch her friends being dismembered by Leatherface. That scene changed something in me. Friends thought that I was insane for loving such a movie so much and were disgusted when I show them my favorite scene, but friends come and go, but movies are forever right?
Later I bought another edition of this film and I still love this film as much as I did the first time I saw it. I also got an autograph from Gunnar Hansen at a Sci-Fi Convention in Stockholm a few years ago.