Archive for March, 2013
Davide Melini’s short movie ‘The Puzzle’ offers a snapshot bundle of italian beauty. With tips of the hat to all that has come before, pure classic Proffondo Rosso era Argento inspiration and homage, Melini does in a short few minutes what other directors struggle with over an entire feature. Artistic cinematography, tension and style: this is a neat short which requires a second viewing. Shot it in one day with a budget of 300 Euro Melini’s ‘The Puzzle’ won ‘3rd Best Italian Film’ at the “Rome International Film Festival”
Take a look The Puzzle. I’ll be exploring more of Davide Melini’s work over the weekend and hopefully have some words from the man himself in the form of a short interview.
Check out Melini’s blog here.
From IMDB: A woman refuses to give money to her son, despite of his continuous pressure. One night she decides to relax and forget her troubles with her favorite pastime: making puzzles.
Now here’s a little project which I just can’t wait to view. Some pure, low budget indy Italian gore, back to basics homage to the masters. This is gonna be pure scorcha.
The Pyramid, an anthological horror flick divided into four different stories, all of which are connected by one object; a bizarre little pyramid. Over the centuries the pyramid has been the catalyst for wide-spread death and destruction and, after being lost for years, it has accidentally been reawakened to once again bring forth madness and mayhem.
The ambitious project is born from the collaboration of five young independent Italian directors: Alex Visani, Antonio Zannone, Luca Alessandro and the duo Roberto Albanesi & Simone Chiesa.
Each one of them will give birth to an episode of terror generated by the pyramid.
I’ll be pestering Alex Visani for an interview and info regarding festivals where this little gem can be seen. Updates soon.
New leak of the mirror scene from the new Evil Dead…. you’ve been warned…
There’s nothing I like better than promoting top talent, so when I got a tweet off Bristol (UK) based Artist, Piers Hazell pointing me at his site i was more than impressed with what i found. beautifully gruesome watercolours, zombified cartoon characters, actors and cultural references. These are all really cool, simple in design and perfect in technique with a result which is very striking. Take a look here, and follow his tweets @leagueof_1
This weekend I experienced big budget cinema at its finest in the form of Oz the Great and Powerful. This is Raimi’s masterpiece, styling, entertaining, exciting and utterly stunning to behold, but underneath the huge budget is the beating heart which gives life to all Raimi’s works, one which started many years ago even before his ground breaking Evil Dead, there was Within the Woods. I reviewed this a few years ago… read it here …. its now available for you all.. watch it below and experience the magic created on peanuts back in ’78.
Alas, all good things come to an end, but just a few more episodes… just one more. A great series and a damn shame its now all over. R.I.P.
Once you visit the Evil Dead cabin, it will consume you.
Well, if you thought the new Evil Dead trailer was pretty full on, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Check out the new Troma trailer.