Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wow, what a blast from the past. I remember seeing this when it came out, but honestly, I like it more today. Yes, this supernatural / horror / thriller is just a PG-13 entry, but there is a lot to like (especially a young Stephen Dorff). The flick featured a great storyline that was centered on an extremely popular topic from back in the 1980s, the relationship of Satan and Metal Music and was backed by some decent special effects. Yes, at times the pacing is a bit slow, the feel is a bit off and there is an extreme lack of gore, sex and violence, but it is a trip of good campy fun with even some Lovecraftian influences. Check it out and enjoy!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is a great movie, one that definitely does a great job at creating atmosphere and having it crawl under your skin. There is a haunting subtlety that works well within the disturbing character driven plot. Yes, the pacing seems a bit slow and it does not answer all of the questions that pop into your mind, but it all comes together with the Venetian backdrop. Being from the 1970s, the film also contains one of the original (and in many ways beautiful) love scenes ever filmed in a horror / thriller. Movies like this are few and far between (especially today), check it out if you have not seen it, you will not be disappointed.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
What a great game this past week as the Steelers moved one step closer to a seventh Super Bowl title. Tonight, I was bored and decided to start adding to and updating my ETSY page. Below are some pictures of the items that I relisted from the OOAK Jersey Devil Collection. More items will be following soon, so keep checking back!
Everyone has heard of the Jersey Devil, the winged creature that has been tormenting the Garden State and the Pine Barrons for almost Three centuries. With that in mind, we have created a line of OOAK wall-hanging heads to pay homage to this mysterious creature. This demon complete with real horns (deer antlers) hangs quietly staring outward waiting to overtake the world.
Everyone has heard of the Jersey Devil, the winged creature that has been tormenting the Garden State and the Pine Barrons for almost Three centuries. With that in mind, we have created a line of OOAK bottles to pay homage to this mysterious creature. Each bottle that is used as the base material of the sculpture has been discovered and rescued from Leeds Point, where in 1735 Mother Leeds gave birth to a 13th child, the famed Jersey Devil that escaped into the fabric of of Americana.
This winged demon stands staring outward with an original poem on its chest. The poems states
Every night he struggles with the loneliness
His mind wandering the pathways that will be
Hoping to find the love of a mother lost
Or a life never shared
His torment, in this world we now share
Within the reeds he calls home
Myth or legend
Devil or angel
Forever he will survive
A lone link to days of yore
A dark shadow in the fabric of the whispering pines
Following his golden spiral of life
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Loosely based on the true incidents that led to Alfred Packer being the first person ever convicted of cannibalism in the United States, this comical ride is very entertaining. While some of this demented horror/comedy is totally ridiculous, the laughs that come from this intentionally hilarious take on history cannot be explained unless it is experienced first hand. Yes, the sets are poor, the acting is choppy and the film has many flaws, but it is truly forgivable due to the sneaky dialogue, some nice gore and of course, the music, which are well written and performed exceptionally well. If you are a fan of perfectly crafted and obscure “B” Movies this one is for you. It may just motivate you to build a snowman.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
To me, the story and legend of the Philadelphia Experiment has always interested me, as it is one of the most fascinating stories I have heard. If true, this experimentation was truly that of genius. That being said, I had always wanted to see the movie, as I missed it when it hit theatres back in the 1980s. Now that I have finally watched it, I have to admit I was impressed. The plot (although I am not a love story fan), the acting and the effects are all pretty good and stand up rather well. Sure, the script is choppy and some of the action seems a bit out of whack, but it definitely makes for good science fiction. This is a great flick for Sci-Fi fans, and definitely one that is worth watching.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
While the movie is far from a classic, this modernized version of the original film is actually pretty entertaining. Director Tobe Hooper did a great job at staying true to the original idea while creating what remains a strange tongue-and-cheek alien movie. The cinematography, dialogue and effects are actually pretty good considering the era, and they do a good job at masking some of the uneven acting and pacing throughout. In all, this will not go down as an all-time great, but it a fun movie that is great to catch on snowy afternoons if you remember not to take it too seriously.