NeverDeadTalon gives us his list of 5 visuals that he's been digging this Half-Halloween!
While it came out originally in October of last year, it wasn't until recently that I finally got to sit down and watch Gantz: O. The CGI Animated film is an interpretation that comes from a manga "Gantz" that had started its original run back in 2000. I read the first couple of volumes and dug 'em and their concepts, but I just couldn't get into the anime, and I surely did not even try to watch the live-action interpretation. This was mainly because of the misogyny that was just way to prevalent for me to feel comfortable in the manga and anime. While the CGI Animated version definitely had its moments, there was far less of it, and this really helped me enjoy the piece for what it was. The monster concepts are brilliant. It's a film that has a lot of action, but does not take away from the both metal and creepy character designs. Definitely watched a few times.
Necro - "Dead Body Disposal" Music Video
Necro is one of my favorite grimy rappers. His "Death Rap" tracks mixed with horror-sampled boom-bap beats are so addicting. It's like the over-the-top B-Horror films kids were prevented from watching. I love love LOVE that Necro has been bringing older tracks (this one coming from his 2001 release of the album "Gory Days") and revitalizing them in new music videos. The music video for "Dead Body Disposal" plays like a "Tales From The Crypt" episode (don't get me started on how good that is), and features Peter Greene who is great in this. The other videos recently released are great too, but this really stuck out to me. I hope that there is more coming soon! It also makes me wonder if other horrorcore-styled rappers should revitalize their older tracks in this way.
I'll admit it. I went to the theater ready to bash what I thought would be a total disaster. I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually pretty good! It is a neat continuation of the series that expands upon its original material. There are definitely quarrels I have with it (Americanizing source material and film style, trying to play out the whole "internet" thing, and some other corniness), but I'm happy that I didn't walk out of the theater 100% angry or disappointed. It's worth giving at least one watch for sure.
I could watch this movie over and over again, and I definitely do. Each time I re-watch I notice something different. A surprisingly dense film, Signs has these little details and tidbits that make this film very special. It's not just a frightening invasion film, it's a well-thought piece on faith, parenthood, grief, and more. The small-town setting is one that always made me love this movie more. The not-so-older days in the countryside recording over VHS tapes things on TV that seemed so distant, yet so eerily close in the middle-of-nowhere. I'll probably watch this again sometime this year for sure.
I'm want to wait for #NeverDeadDani to watch this one before I do anything big on it, but I just HAVE to say - this movie made me cry. Seriously. I have been a fan of horror since a small boy. And as things are with most everything, there has been so much negative portrayal (or no portrayal) of not only Indigenous peoples, but of any people of color, period. When I saw Jordan Peele's masterpiece I cried, because at the end, it felt like we were all finally escaping that "dark place".