Three Souls Merge Into One
1) Kill the truth in Nothingness. It is as it should be. Nothing is as it seems. Only the fleas that jump knee to knee.
Superior thoughts abound, Hacking societies programmed slab of normality. Inferior release on reality. Bites. Confuse, spy, or brainwash us. You try.
Of Two Minds...And a Dash Further
I have always felt as if I were of Two minds. Multiple kinds of mind, Good and bad, motivate and distract, timid, brash, and loud.
To all those suffering. Whether it be mental health or seasonal disorders. Or just someone who has had a rough go of things. Traveling during this time can flare up many symptoms during this time. On top of that we all still have to wear masks. When will things feel normal again? Take the time to breathe. Relax. Breathe. Whom have you forgotten to say Thanks to this year? Whatever your beliefs are, that's between you and The Universe. Let's just have a safe Holiday season.
Creepshow (TV Horror Series 2019) Part 1
Creepshow The TV series, was a delightful treat when it was annouced. All kinds of ghouls and boils rejoiced when the news broke. The new show would air on the streaming service Shudder. At the time, I had never heard of of the streamer. My knowledge grew as my anticipation for the show grew. All I really knew about the service was it featured an assortment of horror, supernatural, thrillers, and suspense films. I had grown tiresome of Netflix and other services barely offering horror in the general sense. Libraries always felt empty. Shudder, now just reaching over 1 million subscribers is set to grow into its own powerhouse. Slowly growing up its power and influence. I've gone out of my way to subscribe to Shudder right before it turns into its own force to be reckoned with, owned by AMC. This is the scary uncle in the dark corner during the holidays.
Wicked of Oz productions and Co-Writer/Director Justin Dix delivers a well made low budget WWII horror flick. What set's this cheekily titled Blood Vessel apart from other micro-budget films? This film drips in ominous atmosphere. The set department, costumes, and special makeup effects turn this little vampire flick into the film that could. The visuals drip with dread and salt air. These are all seasoned filmmakers and they take everything they learned and turned a tiny budget into a fantastic little beast. This flick has teeth, figuratively and literally speaking. Justin Dix has leant his practical makeup effects, props, miniatures, animatronic characters and set pieces for feature films and television work. They've produced work for films such as Star Wars Episode 2 and 3, Charlottes Web, The Loved Ones, The Bank Job. They've been attached to nearly every Australian Horror Film in the industry. They've also worked Dying Breed, Wolf Creek, Red Hill, Rogue, Lake Mungo, The Babadook, and Scare campaign, to name a few. Filmed in Melbourne Australia. I live in Melbourne, FL and have accidentally joined more than a few Melbourne Australia message boards. I digress.
Cooties, I nominate you for Underrated Gem. Seeing a few promos for this film over five years ago, I was intrigued. I didn't exactly keep up with the release of this little picture that could. This film completely slipped under the radar in 20015, except for Sundance and video on demand, to which it had minimal success. My need to watch this film came stumbling back to me as I found it on Peacock Streaming of all places. Finding this horror comedy at the right moment in time, movie day was set in my house. Completely forgetting this film, after its release. Happy to say this little flick packs a wallop of horror comedy and forever adds to the genre of killer kids films. Part zombie bottle movie. Part satirical improvisation sessions. For a movie from the Co-Creator of Glee and the writer/actor from Saw, this film is mostly unseen. The pairing of these two really shines as modern Leave It to Beaver style meets the characters of Glee, by way of zombie apocalypse.
I nominate the Underrated Gem, "Chopping Mall", from 1986 to be seen as an oft remembered VHS video store closing pick. As a young child I would always pass this VHS and it always caught my eye. At the time, all I had to go on was packaging art, sometimes a picture or qoute about the film. This film ran on pure imagination and speculation. I fought for a long time to rent this time capsule bathed in the mid 80's of a motion picture. I yearned to have this film bathe it's vision over me. I always had a thing for weird, out there films and art work. It has always captured the imagination. I found hope in the odd.