Up until today, if you had told me that the 1959 film, The Giant Gila Monster, would eventually be used as the subject of a rock song, I would have said that you were crazy. Or drunk.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Back in the 80’s, the Robotman comic strip first appeared as a tie-in to a rather saccharine mass-marketing/toy concept. While the toy failed to catch on with consumers, the strip continued to run in newspapers and was slowly re-imagined as a means to parody pop culture, films and television- particularly those of a science fiction persuasion. Below are some scans from a storyline spoofing Godzilla movies. I really can’t picture any currently-running comic strip embracing subject matter like this nowadays.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
If horror movies subscribe to one rule, it’s that any concept or character can be made the subject of a horror movie. No exceptions. This certainly explains Kinetic Film Works’ upcoming project, Bunyan, due out in 2011:
The movie is a dark, contemporary take on the legend of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first time offender's boot camp in Minnesota discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real, but much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago and thought dead.
I wonder how those kids end up incurring Bunyan’s wrath? Do they hit his blue ox “Babe” with their car on the way to the camp or something?