Saturday, February 28, 2009

Late 80's Horror

SO tonight I am thinking about late 80's horror and where the big guys
where at that period of time. A lot of them had already made their
little gritty films, and then made something that gave them some sort
of recognition, made them into the masters of horror that we consider
them to be.

So in the late 80's and early 90's, we had Carpenter with Prince of
Darkness and Thay Live, Craven with Shocker, Serpant and the Rainbow,
and People under the Stairs, Romero with Monkey Shines, Raimi with
Darkman, and Cronenberg with Dead Ringers. I used to feel like these
were minor films, beloved but not the kind of thing to keep you up all
night.

But now, with Shocker on TV right now, and me just reflecting in
general, these movies are great in that they finally allowed these
guys to work on descent budgets and not have to struggle just to get
something resembling a film together. This is them finally able cash
in on a lifetime of struggle and make a nice little movie.

I used to hate Shocker, but it is actually one fun little movie. And
that is the way a lot of this late 80's stuff is, they don't blow you
away, but they are like fun little comfort food horror films.
Carpenter will have his zeneth with The Thing, Craven with Elm Street,
Romero with the zombie movies, Raimi with Evil Dead 2, Cronenburg with
Videodrome. This is their enjoying success phase. More creative
freedom. More money. More professional toys to play with. Some had
made big movies by this point, and had been handled poorly by the
suites, and this was their return to a middle area, not big budgets,
but adequate, and small enough for them to do what they wanted with
out studio interference. Sound like the best possible conditions, but
the results are just cool, not COO HOO HOO OOL!

These guys were making movies, getting covered in Fango, and being
worshiped by the legion of horror nuts. Any director will have "the
one". That one movie where they knocked it out of the park. So what if
the rest are just base hits. They are the dependable all stars, where
even when they have a bad day, it is still interesting and
entertaining.

Not deep, just typing stuff out.
SD

PS - Tobe Hooper, after the beauty of TCM2 and Lifeforce, I can
forgive Spontanious Combustion. Who the hell can even talk after
watching those two. And SponCom does have Smoldering Douriff, and
someone should make that their band name.

Friday, February 27, 2009

GOOFING AROUND WITH PHOTOSHOP

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Drama King!

This is awesome!!!


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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

kid update

Ya know, just kind of over it right now.

Yeah, thats right, ready to get the hezzow on and make something happen.

Cameron is vomiting all over the place tonight, got a call from a haggered Steph about it.

Sarah has gotten into this video game that makes her pissed and violent. Something called Grand Theft Auto. Not really, some Cinderella thing.

SD


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Monday, February 16, 2009

hi planet

Photoshop continues to amaze and is giving me all sorts of insight on how to product CLOWN VERSES MONKEY.

SHATTER MONKEY has a great deal complete but still needs some fleshing out, I need to sit and do it, throw some time at it. Sit and nurse it.

Time or Money, you can use one or the other, power in both.

Went to see TAKEN over the weekend with Stephanator. Big disappointment considering all the raves I heard at work and on the street.  Neesons best scene is him telling the bad guys on the phone what hes going to do to them and blah blah, its in the trailer. He phones in the rest of his performance as well (har har clever! almost). The ending is a laugh riot, not believable at all.

I think my movie enjoyment gland is defective.

All is good in hood

sd

















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Friday, February 13, 2009

stuff and stuff stuff

Moments before the weekend, and tonight homework instead of Starbucks, and that is alright!

Ill stop by to pick up the last round of tips, see how that went, see how everyone is dealing with life, pick up a large Iced Americano, get my wire.

Thoughts on Crank 2.

        The trailer may have changed my mind. I thought the first one was perfect in its moronic overdrive attitude, it thought it was cooler then it was, but had a go for broke, screw it, lets goof off and make a movie quality. The ending though was my favorite thing in the world, and to ruin that ending with a tacked on sequel, BAD BAD BAD.

Trailer looks good though. Absolutely retarded. And when they make a direct to video part 3 with Oliver Grunner, I will plunk down 9.99 for the trilogy box set.

Friday 13 reboot.

        Man in hockey mask is always good. And it aint like Sean Cunningham wont get paid. If hes happy then Im happy. The choice is between corporate glossy hockey mask, or no hockey mask at all. Jason Vs Freddy ruled, so Im pretty indiscriminate when it comes to F13. If I can survive part 8, I can survive this.

Trailers on my mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSpowoKqSzc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FPGDX0o4Iw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB-AUTGqUCU

This weekend Im going to hide out and write while steph is going out to get a message, the kids are going to a friends, then a movie and some hanging around. Three chaps of homework due on Monday. But that is all fun. Will be posting all sorts of goofy art on this blog as I learn how to work this stuff.

sd


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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

hello blog

I am in class right now, and using email!
Woooooooooaaaaaah!
SD



Windows Live™: Keep your life in sync. See how it works.

My Own Private Darkon

So maybe pummeling your problems into submission is not the best way to live.

Computers are the silent killer.

The faceless, nameless enemy that destroys us just because they exist.

Computers are not malicious; they just sit there and bring out our DEEEEEMONS!!!!!

I am over it, I will henceforth not give a rats.

I am all about the easydoesit or not at all.

It is not worth the high blood pressure and years off my life and time away from enjoying the things around me.

THUS! Darkon.

Darkon will now be used as anything that consumes you, alienates you, obsesses you, gives your life great drama, but doesnt have any real solid meaning or significance to your quality of life, your familys, the world, no relevance at all other then being a black hole that swallows everything and only emits indifference and pain.

What I am looking forward to today:

-getting a little closer on installing CS3

-its my early day at work

-class tonight

-seeing the fam

-placing the order for a text book

-getting a little writing done at lunch

-returning the old software for a full refund.

-pretending to be dead

A real weird attitude encouraged by Christianity is to want as much of this world as the dead does. You are dead to the world. Have no concern for the petty day to day dealings, be dead to it. You have other fish to fry. Makes me wonder why there arent more Christian Goth Bands. All the religious imagery, a separateness from the world, blood drinking and what not. STIGMATRA, to be followed by pot luck in the communion hall.

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I have hope that it will all be alright. There is always one more thing to try.

Seasame Streets of Fire

Emos World

Chemical Candy

My Own Private Darkon

SD

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

update on school and post starbucks!

Really quick, no time!

Getting Adobe Master Suite tonight, it has all the goodies, and then some, most excited about sound booth that with a flip of a switch can wipe out some of the sound pops left in the Zombeak soundtrack, just for my own satisfaction, also encore that can do rad dvd authoring, and all the web design programs I need, so BLAMO!

Class last night was radical, people from all walks of life, I was so hyped I took notes on their personalities, like writing out a cast of characters. When it came time to tell the class a little bit about myself, I rambled on and on, even when I told myself I wouldnt, I basically talk until people look terrified, and then I close it up abruptly, thats my g-style.

I was most excited about drinking robot machine coffee. THAT WAS NOSTALGIC!

Went into a Starbucks and they where snots. I no longer have the stink on me. I miss the stink (or I will one day).

Lead singer of the CRAMPS is dead, and really quick, no one was ever as libidinous as this guy, fathers hide your daughters! The dude was a walking talking rocking out boner. And Surfing Dead is what the world is all about. Nothing at the picture show when youre dead. Return of the Living Dead, best end credits ever because of that song, perfection on a roll. No one doing this type of thing nowadays, all we have now is fn Mudvayne!

SD 

 


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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Starbucks Countdown

This is my last week at Starbucks. It was decided that it would be crazy to do the two jobs and school so something had to go.
 
I've been spinning my wheels for the last three years, trying to keep the ship afloat, and I have no concept of what it is like to just chill and enjoy life. Always on the clock, and when not, trying to get one project finished and the next one started. Meanwhile kids are getting big and there is this odd woman living in the house that says I'm married to her. Hmmm... trying to remember.
 
So this class is going tobe 26 hours a week they warn. Intense intense intense is what they kept saying at the orientation. I've backed up all my files to reformat the harddrive, and will be picking up a software package this week to crank it up on Monday.
 
Saturday is last night making coffee (that I can predict).
 
So I pulled my first espresso shot in 99. And when I said that the other day, it freaked me out. But there you go! So I have a decade of corperate coffee behind me, and enough annoying things happened that it would make a nice play. I picture surreal interpretations of stuff that went on.
 
I'm looking forward to learning something where I only have to work one job, and have more time for family and chicken.
 
kicken it old school, as I am want to do.
sd