Thursday, October 16, 2008

BEATS AND BLOOD

Since October of last year, I have been using http://beatsandblood.blogspot.com/ as the spot where I post everything.

I have decided to combine my two great loves (Awesome Music and Crazy Film) in one spot for sanity's sake.

I have posted hundreds of great albums for your downloading pleasure over at http://beatsandblood.blogspot.com/.

Don't Sleep!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

HAPPY B-DAY H.G. LEWIS!!!

Tonight is a VERY important night...

At the stroke of 12 o'clock midnight, it will become June 15th. Why is that such an important date? Why it's the Godfather of Gore's Birthday! The Mastermind behind such illustrious cinematic classics as 'Blood Feast', 'Two Thousand Maniacs!', 'Just For The Hell Of It', 'Wizard Of Gore', and numerous other mind-blowing slabs of celluloid entertainment will be celebrating his 78th(!) birthday.

Without Herschell Gordon Lewis and his amazing contributions to cinema in the 60's and 70's, films (horror and exploitation) would not have evolved in such an entertaining and mind-melting way. Imagine the shocked reactions of an unsuspecting 1963 audience to the amputation, heart removal, and tongue-ectomy lovingly depicted unblinkingly in a glorious up-close technicolor viewing of 'Blood Feast', at the local drive-in...




Movie-goers were never the same after their initial collision with Lewis's opening salvo 'Blood Feast', and it's grisly and demented counterpart 'Two Thousand Maniacs!' (yes I realize the clip below is not for Two Thousand Maniacs, YouTube was being very uncooperative and I can't very well rip video from DVD whilst at work)...




At this point on the Cosmic TimeLine, new genre of film was unleashed upon the blood thirsty populous of planet Earth. Prior to H.G.'s sanguine dabblings, he cut his teeth on early nudie films such as 'Goldilocks And The Three Bares' and the awesomely titled 'Boin-n-g'. Ever the Polymath, Mr. Lewis was also an instrumental forefather to the always-splendid 'Roughie' genre of exploitation film. His 'Scum Of The Earth' is an excellent example of this delicious film-type.

Not one to be content with repetition, the incomparable Mr. Lewis branched into other areas of cinematic entertainment during the late 1960's. Good ol' Herschell tackled such weighty topics as juvenile delinquency, birth control, and the sexual revolution. He also ventured into the netherWorld of psychic phenomena, women's motorcycle gangs, the music industry, hillbilly musicals, and even children's features.

Between 1960 and 1972, Mr. Lewis directed a staggering 35 films. Not only did he direct these films, he was also usually the man behind the camera AND the man responsible for the soundtrack. Between 1963 and 1968 H.G. directed a ridiculous 22 films! Not only is the man prolific, he is also an incredible showman, singlehandedly responsible for the promotion and marketing of his fantastic films. H.G. is quite the renaissance man- since his retirement from film in 1972, he has become one of the World's leaders in Direct Marketing. He currently has 20 books in print!


Not one the rest contentedly on endless stacks of cash, Mr. Lewis returned to the Director's Chair in 2002 with the long awaited follow-up to 'Blood Feast 2- All U Can Eat', the long awaited follow-up to his original classic...



I am sure everyone who reads this page (all three of you), have fallen under the incomparable cinemagic spell of H.G. Lewis. However, f you have yet to witness Mr. Lewis' particular brand of cinematic madness you really owe it to yourself to dive in to his vast and insane oeuvre. I would start out with 'Blood Feast' or '2000 Maniacs'. From there, advance to his late 60's/early 70's gore classics ('The Gruesome Twosome'...



'The Wizard Of Gore'...



'The Gore Gore Girls')...



After this you should be ready for his non-gore Masterpieces ('She-Devils On Wheels'...



'Just For The Hell Of It' (sorry, the only clip I could find on YouTube has some very unfunny MST3K as the audio accompaniment, and
'Something Weird')...




At this point you will be a better and cooler person....

So in honor of one of the Universe's Grandest Entertainers, Coolest Film-makers, Unparalleled Showman, and All-Around Guru- Celebrate! Color Your World Blood Red!Partake in Red Drink! Maim! Mutilate! and by all means, watch some of Herschell Gordon Lewis' one-of-a-kind, spectacularly entertaining, wigged-out, blood-dripping celluloid MasterWorks- Your Soul will Thank You!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Say 'LIQUID EYELINER!!!'

I am terribly ashamed of myself! I have had this little online spot here for nearly a month and I have yet to give the Patron Saint of Trash his due. How could I have done this?!? John Waters is a God. Without his one-of-kind and perfect forays into exquisite cinematic trash, things would just not be the same on this sad, sad Planet...

One of my absolute and most favorite films of all-time is the glorious and delirious masterpiece known as 'Female Trouble'. I am sure you have seen and loved this fantastic film. Isn't it time you re-visited this unparalleled Masterwork of celluloid TrashArt?



There are so many incredible moments in this amazing film. Revolutionary space-age cosmetics were explored. This includes the ever-popular mainlineable cosmetic known Liquid Eyeliner...




And who could possibly forget Dinner at the Davenports...



There are so many more unforgettable and classic moments in this fantastic film. I could go on and on, but if I did you may be less inclined to experience 'Female Trouble' in it's entirety. And like all great works of Art, it should be experienced that way...

Troll 2 is Bringing Sexy Back!

If you have never had the pleasure of witnessing the incredible wretchedness that is 'Troll 2', you are truly missing out. 'Troll 2' is undoubtedly one of the worst films ever made. It goes beyond the deepest depths of anything you could possibly imagine. This film is so terrible that it has become infamous and legendary amongst connoisseurs of the worst life has to offer- it's Cult is increasing with momentum and magnitude. If you don't believe me, visit the official 'Troll 2- Best Worst Movie FanSite'. But before you even think about going there, please revel in the awesomeness of the video below- this should give you an indication of exactly how terrible this film is...



'Troll 2' has quite a cinematic pedigree. It was directed by EuroTrash legend Claudio Fragasso under a pseudonym (this film turned out so bad that the man responsible for such immortal films as: 'Rats- Nights of Terror', 'Hell of The Living Dead', 'Monster Dog', and 'Women's Prison Massacre', wanted his name removed from the credits). The cosutme design (have you seen these 'Trolls'?)


was undertaken by none other than EuroTrash Sex Goddess, Laura Gemser- yes, that Laura, the infamous Emanuelle from the incredible sleaze epic 'Emanuelle In America' (notorious for real horse masturbation and some of the most realistic snuff scenes ever filmed), and the equally as lovely 'Black Emmanuelle' series...


I could go on for literally hours as to the seemingly infinite number of reasons why this is one of the most atrocious films ever committed to celluloid. Usually when a film has '2' after the title, that means it is a sequel. However in this case, 'Troll 2' has absolutely NOTHING to do with 'Troll'. In fact, this film has nothing to do with Trolls. I will not even attempt to go into plot- that is a mysterious and life altering endeavor that you will need to undertake for yourself. I will however tell you that this film has something to do with Goblins and the mysterious town of Nilbog...

Instead of rambling on, I believe a few delicious slices of video love will show you more than I ever could with mere words...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

LE DERNIER CRI- ART PUNK VIDEO CONFRONTATION

If you have yet to witness the vicious and violent video splendor vomited forth by the twisted and sinister 'Le Dernier Cri' crew, you are truly missing out. This is some serious video Art- Violent, confrontational, stunning, and very dynamic. Behold the true Art Punk below...



This is powerful Anarchist visually Art damaged Punk at it's finest. Somehow, I think my Mother would not dig this...



If you are a lover of true underground Art, you really owe it to yourself to investigate 'Le Dernier Cri', it will make you a better and cooler person...