Animesploitation Terebi Funhouse Road Show Otakalypse (miseria consociatus est miseria dimidiavit)
Monday, December 31, 2012
For a New Year
So, what are you going to do this year?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
CATZILLA trailer ENG from Platige Image on Vimeo.
Cats and giant monsters, two things that go great together.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Bozo's Circus (WGN-TV, 1971)
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Simple Gifts (1977)
Friday, December 21, 2012
You'll shoot your eye out
The best conversation--in my opinion--happens at 4:30.
Gah! The kid goes missing for four hours and they call the cops! This was back when a rotary phone could add to the tension.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
For children and adults as well.
You could watch this on your lunch-break.
I first read it long, long ago, on an airplane. I might have been six and my dad handed it to me, to keep me busy on the flight back from where ever we had been.
I still read it, on occasion, to remind myself of some very basic things.
When we just tell kids something without explaining it, when we expect them to blindly accept what we (as kids) blindly accepted, then it's harder to fight for it. When it's just a series of empty words, don't expect them to stand.
Also, other events make me wonder how things are being explained. This story is more frightening to an adult than a child, because we have slightly more understanding of what's going on.
On my car, I have a bumper-sticker that says, Don't lie to kids and you'd be amazed how many people ask me what it means. It seems obvious.
But, I'd encourage you to watch it, by yourself or with others. Maybe have a discussion about it. Maybe ask yourself a few questions. It seems important.
Ugh. Those closing credits....
Kinda sappy, but it's the first thing I learned to play on a recorder.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wolcum to a new post
As it turns out, Benjamin Britten would be turning 100 next year, so get ready to hear that name a lot more.
Now, a story that was told to me:
Long ago, Britten found a book of poetry and he based the "Ceremony of Carols" off it, kinda like Carl Orff and the Carmina Burana.
When Britten was fleeing Europe during WW2, he worked on the music during the boat trip. When he got to the States, they seized the sheet-music, thinking it was some kind of secret code.
I don't know how true the story is, but it's a good one. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Takes a bit to get there...
Chris and I had a little fun in the comments a while back. Here's some context.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sorry, I wasn't listeing.
A classic bit of Hell from the A/V Geek!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Why The Bears Dance on Christmas Eve (1977)
Friday, December 14, 2012
That's one way to do it.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
That is a butt-load of tubas.
The narrator is my dad, who died on September 13th of this year. Some tubas came by and played "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" at his funeral.
It was very nice. Everyone sang along.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Not what anyone expected
I've had "The French Mistake" stuck in my head most of today and found this in the side-bar.
This also ties into my hypothesis about how trauma creates comedy. Having gone to a Catholic school (nuns and everything!), I think I understand.
Monday, December 10, 2012
No, the Elfmans did NOT write that.
Awww yeaaahhhhh.... These folks had street cred.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
This is more common than you would think.
It's amazing how many rap song there are about this non-major holiday.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
You know "ghetto" is a Hebrew word, right?
Good thing it was posted on a Saturday.
That's where I keep my stuff
Nothing to add.
Friday, December 07, 2012
Maybe I have a fever.
I'm not sure what happened here. Can anyone find an unedited copy?
Thursday, December 06, 2012
This is why you want to make stuff yourself, rather than buy it.
Handy tip! Put your arms over your head. Go on, do it.
Notice how your elbows form a nice V in front of your face, like a face-guard? Great! Now, just fall forward into whatever is in your way. BOOM! Elbow to the face! Elbow to the neck! Ahhhhh! I was just defending myself!
This is really handy if you're shorter than your opponent. Do it right, and you can jab them in the pits while raising your arms. You don't want to kick their ass, just incapacitate them long enough to get what YOU came for.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)
Oh, I don't even want to think about Christmas right now. I'm bummed that Dave Brubeck died. And a day before his birthday, too!
Actually, I didn't know he was still alive. That's always how it is with these guys.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I'm really excited about this and you're wondering why.
A few years ago, while looking for something else, I stumbled across the movie Kin-Dza-Dza. Fascinated by the visuals, I watched it without subtitles.
A year later, I found a copy online with subtitles on Google Video. Now, that format is gone, but there's a copy on YouTube (subtitles in the captions) and I really really recommend it because it's such a great little flick.
Plus, I love that spaceship.
So...it's a white Christmas, then?
It's a shame this is a silent film, but I imagine the noise in the factory was deafening. Some of those machines look like they could take a finger right off.
Monday, December 03, 2012
"I don't even know half these people."
Time to make some Xmas cards, or wrapping paper, or...whatever that thing is there.
I found it via Dangerous Minds who found it via Nistagmus. You found it here.
Stick some cotton balls on ol' Santy!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
The light! It burns!
I just got finished putting up my lights for the season, but I didn't do anything fancy like this guy did. It is tempting, however.
What's also fun about this is putting the lights through different channels, not just right and left. If you have one strand on the bass, one on the treble, and the third on the mid, you can do more interesting things.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Well, it's that time of year again. Advent officially starts today and what better way to celebrate than with an Advent calendar?
This week, we're going to look at things you can make at home in preparation for the season. In today's lousy economy, it's better to make than buy and we're all individuals, right? Looking at the above video, I bet you could make those pockets say whatever you like.
Plus, I really like the music in this one. It was 80 here today and I had to turn on the A/C, and this has a nice steel-drum sound. It's like winter, but not.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
America's First Thanksgiving
Tuck in, and have a heaping helping of some Industrial Complex!
Day of Thanksgiving
No Thanksgiving turkey for the Johnson family. The kids are disappointed, but Dad shames them into feeling thankful anyway.
Adjust to taste
Personally, I despise turkey. I think it's a cheap bird and it never tastes right to me.
In our family, we always did Rock Cornish Game hens, and that was nice because everyone got their own little bird. I will be forever amused that the rugged and individualist United States never figured this one out and insisted on the communal and egalitarian turkey.
I like up-right cooking as I think it's better presentation. You don't get a soggy-backed bird and ALL of the skin (that's where the salmonella is!) is crisped just right. Depending on what bird you're cooking, this is either a blessing or a curse.
I also see at my local Tom Thumb (one of the Safeway brands), there's almost no turkey, but still six frozen "young goose" available. It would appear that no one here knows how to cook a goose. I did not see any capon or duck, which is a pity.
The important part in cooking a goose is to not braise it as you would any non-water-going foul. There's plenty of oil in the skin already and adding more juice to it will just create an impenetrable shell. My grandparents discovered this once, much to their chagrin.
I love Peking duck, but I'm not cool with that guy putting his mouth on it.
How to Carve a Turkey
Miss Martha on a remote feed? Naw, we just called her up on the phone.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dolly Madison Treats (1936-2012)
Chicken Core: The Rise of Kings
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dumb Ways to Die
Hat tip to the Dallas VideoFest.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Mr. Finley's Feelings (1957)
A World of The Right Size (1968)
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Owl and Fred Jones
UPA style animation about Mister Jones' eating habits.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Star Trek Convention Home Movies
Now that's an entrance.
And here's Gene doing his thing.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Man, I don't know who this whiny kid is, but he's got a good thing going here.
Really, the star here is the car.
IN THE EYE!
But really, think about it. This guy made the movies you love to make fun of. You should appreciate it.
HUNDREDS, you hear that? Dude did HUNDREDS of flicks.
I hope you're taking notes.
He's all Tea Party with his fiscal responsibly. You could learn something.
The Tell Tale Heart (UPA, 1953)
but why will you say that I'm mad?"
Programmes for St. Frankenstein's Day
Living in a Haunted House
Hat tip to JoBlo
Monday, October 29, 2012
I caught this one night on the local PBS station's "One Star Theater". I think it was about high fructose corn syrup or something.
What I didn't know was it was the first movie made by the reborn Hammer Studios: Hammer Horror. What they made afterwards was history.
BOYEAH! Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee! Oh, that's where it's AT!
But seriously, this was the start of a wonderful partnership that lasted many years. They worked together and were great friends and I don't know if we'll ever have something like that again.
I'm insanely happy that the BFI has gone to the trouble to restore this classic. It's a truly defining film with a pair of defining performances.
So help me, Christopher Lee.
Dude! They cut out his TONGUE. That's awful.
There were many sequels to the Frankenstien, Dracula, and Mymmy films, but Hammer did other horror films as well.
Well, yeah, OK. A werewolf is kinda predictable.
Well, not as predictable, but we've seen this story before. What up?
Ugh! SEEN IT. Several times, as a matter of fact. Dangit! Didn't Hammer Horror do anything original?
Aaaaaaaand.......we're back where we started.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I've lost track of how many of these there are. What else has Clive been up to?
Hey, free bees.
There was a lot of good talent in this one and a sound track by Philip Glass (art-fag points!). It was also a pretty sexy film, for what it was.
But horror films were always about sex.
What I remember most about this was David Cronenberg was in it and it took place in Canada. This made me strangely proud as a child.
Also, Danny Elfman soundtrack. Rock on.
"Ziggy says you have to stop the end of days before you can leap again."
I saw this in a theaters. I wish I hadn't.
Wow. Torture porn. Yay. Makes me kind miss the "Hellraiser" flicks, at least they weren't...
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The King is dead. Long live the King!
I need a string section to follow me around.
They're remaking this and I don't know why. I thought the first one pretty much got the job done, but I suppose there's not enough CGI in it or something. We'll see what happens, but I don't have a lot of hope for it.
They did a "made for TV" remake of this as well. It pissed me off so much, I went out to rent the original.
My roomie at the time had never seen it. He slept with the lights on for a week afterwards.
This was also remade, as a TV series. I'm pretty sure they'll remake it again, but with cell-phones.
"Oh, darn. I can't get any signal out here. Wait! What was that?"
Oh, this was made into a series twenty years after the fact. It didn't last long.
This was turned into a series called "Trucks". I don't think King directed it.
It's only a matter of time.....
Friday, October 26, 2012
H.P. Lovecraft waits dreaming in R'lyeh
Whenever I think of H.P. Lovecraft I think of people going mad.
Not getting mad. But losing all grip on reality.
Which always happens to the people in Lovecraft's stories who confront horrors that their minds can't comprehend.
It's that thing that a mind can't comprehend which fires the imagination. What does madness look like? What does it sound like? Can it be captured and viewed? And can the viewer escape with their minds intact? Could we escape that horror that Lovecraft shares with us?
Can we be sure that Lovecraft escaped it?
I love you, Lovecraft
Gosh, I don't know. Should I put this one under Vincent Price, Edgar Allen Poe, or Roger Corman? Well, I'm putting it under Lovecraft, because that's where the plot came from. So there.
It's sad how many movies claim a Lovecraft heritage, but fall so sort. No one is willing to do a true adaptation.
Take this gorgeous mess, for example. It's supposed to be "The Color Out of Space", but it's really a very sad tale of people who don't understand radiation. This is made especially sad by the fact that the hero and his lady love studied "science" together in the States.
In case you haven't caught on, Boris Karloff wasn't too hep on walking in his final days. I'm afraid that Christopher Lee is going the same way and now accepting "sitting" roles. I'm really going to miss him.
Oh, "Color Out of Space", why can't anyone treat you right? Are you truly unfilmable?
Dude, at least Dean Stockwell is trying, which is more than I can say for anyone else in this flick.
Was Sam Jaffe always that age?
FINALLY! Someone gets it!
NOOOOOOOOOO! You had a good thing going! Why'd you have to mess it up?
Oh, forget it.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
I don't know how long these videos will be good, so it's worth catching them while you can.
Retitled "Spirits of the Dead" in the English release, "Histoires extraordinaires" is from the first collection of Poe's short stories translated by French poet Charles Baudelaire. The film has three directors and covers three stories and I'm going to embed "Toby Damnit" here. It's based on this story.
Some of this might not be safe for work.
Vincent and Edgar -- Sounds like a kids' book
Oh man! What a fun film. Vincent is just delightfully evil in this one and everyone puts on a strong show. There's even a little "Hopfrog" subplot thrown in, just for fun.
If you like, the whole movie is available online. I'll let you look it up.
The Paul Frees narration really does it for me.
Oooooo....Roger Corman. We'll have more of him next week.
Oh, look. An ACTOR!
I want those sunglasses.
There are so many greats in this, it's hard to not love it.
Eugch. Peter Lorre is not looking good here.
Vincent Price Interview from 1982
A wonderful exchange with a great man.
The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art
Vincent Price is so classy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Raven (Fleischer Studios, 1942)
Edgar Allan Mo'
I can't get enough Edgar Allen, and neither can a slew of film-makers. I won't say he's the most adapted writer (that prize goes to the committee that put the Bible together), but it's a strong showing.
And this is the stuff without Vincent Price. Tough order.
English is for pussies. You want something awful, get someone who was oppressed.
I can't help it; I love puppets.
A good enough version. It's no theater for the deaf, but it will do.
I'm always weirded out when someone tries to put a British spin on Poe. Dude was an American! USA! USA!
I think I played this game back in the 90s.
OK. I was a little iffy about posting this one, as it comes with a mature rating and you'll have to sign in to watch it. The illustrations by Harry Clarke convinced me otherwise.
Before I forget, this is also a Poe story (obvious by the end). Here's parts two, three, and four.
Mike Toole Presents
Mike will be streaming some Japanese takes on American SciFi tonight at 11:30pm ET
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Why does Mr. Vampire hop?
Why do Chinese Vampires hop?
Back in the mid 80s it was a golden age of trashy videos. The same year that Jackie Chan's My Lucky Stars and Police Story hit the theatres of Hong Kong Mr. Vampire set off a Hopping Vampire craze.
Wearing Qing Dynasty robes, arms outstretched, and hopping, the vampires of Mr. Vampire have became the iconic standard for every Chinese Vampire movie that followed. There's some of Halloween's Michael Myers and John Ford's Thing From Another World in the relentless attacks of Mr. Vampire. This is an unstoppable undead kung fu killing creature that just keeps attacking. But lucky for us we've got Lam Ching Ying.
Lam Ching Ying plays a Taoist priest who is training two students, who don't know much about Jiang Shi (a.k.a. hopping vampires). So we learn all the "rules" about how to prevent and fight hopping vampires right along with them. And boy howdy there's a boatload of rules.
Hey look! The whole movie is on YouTube!
Now I've got to run out and buy some sticky rice.
He's a Prosecutor! And he's a Vampire! He's Vampire Prosecutor!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Horror to the north of me; terror to the south of me
Oh man. You Tube has a whole new look. It's a learning session for everyone!
This movie, from Korea, was remade as The Uninvited. We have a tendency to remake things, which is a shame. It was fine as it was.
But, so were a lot of other films from Korea.
Beautiful women, specifically ghost women, are a major theme in Korean horror flicks. Really though, if you think about it, women hold a major role in most horror films. Horror is about sex.
Except for The Thing. There are no women in that movie and it is not sexy at all. No. That is not a date film, ever.
Do you know why babies are creepy? BECAUSE THEY ARE.
Mirrors, also creepy. Dark blue color-schemes, very creepy.
It's kinda like Silence of the Lambs, but with less cross-dressing.
No. No Sidney Poitier in this version of To Sir, With Love. Sorry.
OK. I love The Quiet Family because I think it's funny as hell. As a favor, here's the full flick. Watch it while it lasts!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Chucky goes to Bollywood
aborgate from tohoscope on Vimeo.
Papi Gudia is the Bollywood version of Child's Play. It's low budget, has lots of cringe worthy moments, and an off the shelf stand in for Chucky that's not so much scary as it is pathetic. And it's pretty entertaining.
How can you not love a movie with that has this little musical number in it?
If you're a fan of Child's Play you may not like Papi Gudia. But if you're a fan of MST3K you'll find plenty to riff at. Heck, call your friends over and riff away. Watch Papi Gudia online and tell us of any drinking games you come up with in the comments.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Presented without comment.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Groovy Ghoulies
I remember loving this show when I was a kid.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Making feet for children's shoes.....
Gee darn gosh golly that's about the best thing I've ever seen.
Media Circus (TVOntario, 1974)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
You can't hear the aliens. You can't see the shark.
Here's a quick little video of Spielberg talking about how the sound of a film can do more to frighten an audience. Or, I should say in this case, the lack of sound.
Again, at the end, silence.
The shark was supposed to be seen many more times than made it to the final cut. Sadly (but lucky for us!), the mechanical sharks broke down frequently, forcing Spielberg to shoot many scenes with a hint of shark, rather than the actual thing.
And, I think, the shark is a more powerful and frightening monster when you can't see it. It's a nightmare, hidden and horrifying, but with great effect over the lives of those it encounters. The boat gets knocked around and everyone is afraid of something they can't see. It taps into our fear of the dark, of shadows, of what might or might not be lurking under the bed.
You cannot fight what you cannot see.
I'd like to dedicate this clip to Jim Lehrer and his creepy, creepy eyes.
Taken out of context, this is just a heart-breaking retelling. I love the language--the cadence--of it: almost musical. I'm getting all sappy listening to the hurt and fear of something that was just under the surface.
You didn't see a shark attack; you saw the result. Sometimes, you didn't see anything at all, just a man screaming in the night.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Universal's Monsters have been adapted and rebooted into sitcoms, cartoons, remakes and Abbot and Costello movies. Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy, They're barely recognisable in Monster Force.
I don't remember when I got this on DVD. But watching it for the first time was horrifying, like a sharp poke in the eyes. I was expecting a bad cartoon, but just not as bad as this.
I'm guessing this cartoon was made to promote a line of action figures. The designs are somewhere between Filmation's Ghostbusters and The Toxic Crusaders, yet some how not nearly as pleasing. The premise of this series is basicly the same as The Monster Squad except with superheros instead of a bunch of neighborhood kids. How could that go wrong? You'd be surprised.
I was going to compare Monster Force with Toei's Tomb of Dracula, except I think Tomb of Dracula is much more entertaining.
Dracula in Cambodia.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The REAL Ghostbusters
Notice that they aren't wearing their color-coded costumes yet.
I can still name all the voice actors. Frank Welker was Ray, Lorenzo Music was Peter, Maurice LeMarche was Egon, and Arsenio Hall was Winston. At that time, I had a little fantasy in my head that some day I would be on The Arsenio Hall Show and I would ask him if they took turns making monster sounds, or if Frank Welker just did them all. This was when I started to really pay attention to voice actors and what they were doing.
I remember playing "truth or dare" with a friend in 7th grade and I had to admit I watched the show. As it turned out, so did she. We spent the rest of the night geeking out over our shared love of this cartoon (and talking about how much soap operas sucked, which is what the rest of our classmates watched).
Did you know there are whole episodes on YouTube? I was delighted to discover that.
This is the first episode I ever saw. I immediately programmed our VCR to record future episodes. I was not going to miss another one.
A clever device, the television. This is actually one of my favorite episodes.
New voice talents! Buster Jones is Winston now. Dave Coulier (of Out of Control fame) is Peter, and Laura Summer has been replaced by Kath Soucie as Janine. This is one of the most meta things I've ever seen.
Wait. Who wrote that? They guy who created Babylon 5? Oh yeah...he was the story editor. My sister and I used to watch for his name in the credits. If he'd written an episode, we knew it would be good.
Now, a bit of fun trivia: Peter was played by Bill Murry in the movies, but by Lorenzo Music in the cartoon. Lorenzo Music was the voice of Garfield in the cartoons, but by Bill Murry in the movie.
Oh yeah. THIS happened. Oh well! Can't win them all!
In honor of Anime Hell's 1600th post, I present to you: a ghost story.
This guy just makes me laugh.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Cartoon Crypt of Casper the Friendly Ghost
I want to start out by presenting the most horrifying Casper cartoon I could find. Yes, of all his many incarnations it has to be Casper and The Angels.
Now for something that poses some odd questions about the afterlife and Casper's place in it there's this gem. There's Good Boos Tonight not only has the most inappropriate title, but the ending will run you through an emotional rollercoaster.
Please do not reveal the secret ending of Casper the Friendly Ghost: There's Good Boos Tonight to your friends.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Fox Sisters still haunt us
Fox Sisters from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.
If the message is the medium then certainly the Fox Sisters are as American as it gets. It's a recognisable tale: A meteoric rise to fame. International celebrity. A falling out. A descent in to alcoholism, and poverty. And along the way they inspired a cultural movement. The influence of the Fox Sisters can still be seen today in the popularity of docutainment haunting shows and maybe even The Kardashians.
It's strange that they don't get mentioned more often. Especially when you consider the number of people who believe in ghosts.
Spiritualism and parlor séances became so popular that even when the Fox Sisters confessed that it was all a hoax they were ignored. Perhaps this is their revenge from beyond the grave.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Speaking of Spooking
The Canterville Ghost
Don't forget to click on the captions for the English subtitles.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Blithe Spirit (1945)
This movie should really be called Coming Back for More Over; because, when it's over, it's over. Don't be coming back for more.
Also, Margret Rutherford is phenomenal in this film. I want to be just like here when I get older (but without the wired racism). I know that Harold Ramis has.
She looks a little like Hans Conried, doesn't she?
Oh! That silly séance! Psychics freak me out. I've never been comfortable around the sensitive.
Maybe, someday, I'll going to start a service for the poor dears. I'll find them gigs and handle their fiances, for a nominal fee.
I take it back. I've always found them to be tremendous flakes.
But, hey, if you want to see the whole film, here it is. That ought to fill a lunch hour-and-a-half.
Monday, October 08, 2012
I guess ghosts are like interweb trolls.
The Stone Tape (1972)
Oh, lucky you. You get a full 90-minute movie.
Now, I get to tell you about my own ghosts.
An apartment I had, when I was married: we had three ghosts. We had a young man who would walk through the living room, a grandma in the kitchen (always cooking), and a young woman who went up and down the stairs.
I can't say these were ghosts per se. These were figures you saw out of the corner of you eye. If you looked at them directly, they were not there.
When I saw them, I never said anything about it. Maybe I was tired. Maybe I was hungry. Sure, I saw them, but I thought very little of them.
To me, they were like seeing a footprint in a mud-puddle. They did not try to communicate with me, but they just were. I did my thing; they did theirs. So be it.
The toughest part about having ghosts is you can't put in a ticket to have the apartment sprayed for them. They're worse than roaches in that regard.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
What was that about Saint-Saëns?
Oh, sh'yeah. Like fossils don't count.
There is a long tradition of kids making horror movies, but this is kind of special. A documentary about a 12 year old girl in Austin, TX, making a zombie movie.
Turn off the interwebs and go out and make a horror movie right now.
meta AND snark?
This isn't Halloween related, but I just had to share.
Quick! Before it's taken down!
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Yer Head Bone
Hat tip to Chris.
Skeletons just want to dance
I associate skeletons with dancing. I blame cartoons for this.
Friday, October 05, 2012
It's Friday. Whooooo!
Awww.....no one wants to watch Robbie's Ultimate Strip Tease.
Which reminds me, I need to do something with the rest of that beef tenderloin I bought last weekend.
But, hey, skeletons are cool, right? They're still cool?
Yeah....skeletons are still cool.
Michael, I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
This is a real movie. This actually happened.
You've seen movies like this: the stilted dialog, the strange hints that things are not as they seem, the cast of idiots who take everything at face value.
Oh, goody. He found the cave.
Buck Naked (of Subgenius fame), once came into Dan's Lakewood Cafe with a feral girl he'd found digging around in his backyard. She didn't put her face in her food, but she did curl her arm around her plate of grilled cheese and fries and glowered at anyone who got too close.
I remember her grabbing the fries by the fist-full and gnawing on whatever stuck out over the heel of her hand. I was more disgusted by the fact that she hadn't washed her hands first.
Buck's girl didn't do any dance numbers, but she didn't speak much either. I think Animala has cleaner fingernails.
Oh yeah....there's a sequel.
See you at the movies!
I don't wanna be buried...
I was SHOCKED to find out that this classic Ramone's song is being used in a certain animated feature film abut a boy who revivifies his dog. How ghoulish is that?
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Cartoon Network (1992-2012)
The Day the Earth Stood STONE COLD STILL
You'd never guess that this was a big Jesus allegory by watching this trailer. It's amazing. Klatuu never really lets on, does he?
BTW, if you haven't seen this film yet, you've missed out on a lot. Look at how huge, powerful, and inhuman Gort is. He could destroy the earth, so why doesn't he?
Say it with me. "Klatuu barada nikto." Remember these words! They could save not only YOUR life, but those of MILLIONS others (it was still the 50s).
Also, killer soundtrack. Theremin FTW.
AWA 2012 Hell post mortem
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
What's inside me?
I remember when I first saws this, it scared me for weeks.
And there's some fantastic performances in this, considering it was pretty low-budget at the time.
And there's an ending I averted my eyes from when it first aired. I've seen it since, but it still gives me the heebie-jeebies.
The Great Space Coaster (1981-86)
Monday, October 01, 2012
Halloween season starts.....now.
Hominid from Brian Andrews on Vimeo.You're welcome!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Turkey Television (Nickelodeon, 1980's)
I already brought up about this show some time ago, well I found more clips of it, so SUFFER!
I used to listen to Ken Nordine records as a kid. My dad had copies of Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz, and Next. My sister and I listened to these records and made up our own images to go with them.
Maybe that harkens back to an age when people used to listen.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Are video games corrupting our youth?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Nothing; we're just hipsters....
We show a lot of bad films here at Anime Hell. Would you like to see some good ones?
Are you going to be in Dallas this weekend? Check out the Dallas Video Fest. It should be fun.
This makes me laugh both wildly and inappropriately every time I see it.
EDIT: The roomie says he afraid to sleep now. Ohhhhh....I'm going to hell.
Kish Kash Inphlation
Who thinks they can do a mash-up for me?
You darling thing. We must talk.
The art-fag in me wants this done as well
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jerry Explains It All!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
ANIME WEEKEND HELL '12
it's happening in ATLANTA on September 29!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Due to recent events, I'm thinking of the correct way to say good-bye. Yes, it's morbid, and I should keep it for October and the Halloween countdown. Sadly, I've not been given that kind of time. Very few of us have that kind of time.
I leave it up to you to put together a better video for this track. There's a lot of songs about death, but there aren't enough about living. Maybe the reminder that we're mortal might change things.
Don't be sad. It happens to everyone. Just make sure you lived first.
And you just haven't lived until you've heard a room full of people singing a Peggy Lee song. I'm telling you: shut your eyes, throw back your head, and scream to the heavens.
Make sure you have a few drinks in you first. I assure you: it's much easier. Sing like no one is listening. They aren't. They're listening to their own pain.
I promise, this is the last time I'll mention this.
EDIT: My dad died last Thursday. I am fine.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
This is the closest I want to get to a political post on the site.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Hard Gay Pose Off at AnimeFEST 2012
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Camay Walk-Off at AnimeFEST 2012
Sometime before 11pm we had the first contest of the night...
Sorry about the unfocused shaky cam. It's a new video camera and I guess I need to invest in a tripod. Or home build a steady cam rig.
Is A Career In Radio Or Television For You? (1972)
Tony de Peltrie (1985)
This scared the crap out of me when I first saw it.
Well, I suppose it is technically CGI.
Monday, September 03, 2012
Anime Fest Twenty-Twelve
Because "two-thousand and twelve" sounds kind dumb to me. I mean, World War One didn't start in nineteen-hundred-fourteen. I mean, it did, but "nineteen-fourteen" is just easier to say and we need to get a naming convention down as soon as possible.
Also, five in the A.M. might not be the best time to post something, but I'm going to do it.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Hat tip to Gaijinder!
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Day Without Numbers (1958)
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Real Tuesday Weld
A couple of years ago, I took a copy of I, Lucifer over to the folks.
"Do you know who Tuesday Weld was?" my dad asked.
"She was an actress," I said.
He sighed. "That's very generous of you."
Nonetheless, for three months, The Real Tuesday Weld was my New Favorite Band. Part of this was because of their videos.
As a Hans Richter fan, I was hooked.
This is what started it, really. I loved the beat and the visuals were fascinating.
The same artist returned for a cover of "Brazil", which is lovely.
This was their look and their sound. I dug it.
Shortly after that, they had a new artist. It was a new style, but I still enjoyed it.
Also, I love the music. Liking the videos was just the next step.
So here I am now, figuring out what I want played at my funeral, and figuring out what we're going to play at Dad's. Somehow, it all seems right.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A Gay Old Time... EXPLAINED!
YABBA DABBA DOO!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Apollo 11 Crew Interviews 1989
Neil! Buzz! The other guy! I can never remember the name of the other one!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
AnimeHELL at AnimeFEST 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Creating Cartoons (1956)
TAKE THAT ANIME!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I have an idea
It will take three jumps to get there.
Ah, there we go.
Brother Teddy, no!
Yep, that one's going in the vault. Aaaaaaaaaand....it's gone.
The Great Silence 1976
Puppets, enforced silence, this is why the 70s sucked.
Fallout - When And How To Protect Yourself
I could've sworn I've seen this in colour. Some awesome modern design and animation in this short.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
LIVE BETTER ELECTRICALLY
file backup online
Girls Are Better Than Ever (1967)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
When TV was local...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Confidential file. Barbiturates 1955
What a downer, man.
Armour And Company Product Inserts
Meat...lots and lots of MEAT! In unnatural colours.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills
This is my new favorite show. The levels of WTF are off the charts.
For more information head over to Network Awesome
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Banking In Action 1963
Can you stand the excitement?
It's all fun and games until the monkey rips your face off.
Controlling Atomic Energy 1960
I'm a scientist!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Well, while we're here....
So! Story time!
A while back, I was in an Michael's MJ Design store and I ran into Bill Komodore, a friend of the family.
As I was buying paints (and I'm sure that's what Bill was there for), we were very close to an end-cap advertizing Bill Alexander. There were several of Alexander's books, along with tubes of his "magic white" and the palate knife he touted so often on the show.
Komodore was busy making fun of the end-cap. "Oh, look! There's Bill Alexander and his clone and that stupid knife that he's always--oh...that IS a nice knife. I should get some of those."
Anyway, I watch Bob Ross use a palate knife and I think about how Komodore passed away earlier this month.
He must be painting somewhere with Bob and Bill. I bet he won't make fun of them to their faces. He was always a polite man.
This is why you're fat
Happy 100th, Julia.
Now, so you know:
One chicken 6~7 lbs.
(Or capon. Capon are larger, but totes worth it. I prefer them, but I'm a snob. They run 8~10 lbs.)
two lemons (zest and juice)
one stick of butter
one yellow onion (one of the short, fat ones; they're sweeter)
one buttload thyme, oregano, and rosemary
a 1/2 cup of sherry
tablespoon freshly ground pepper (white)
tablespoon of salt
1 soda can
Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Mix everything but the chicken in a blender.
Get out the chicken and force your fingers under the skin. You want the skin on, but you want a space between the meat and skin. Your mixture will go behind the skin. Your chicken will look like a fat bitch by the time you are done. You can mold this some before you put it in the oven. The soda can is what you'll put the bird on, so it's sitting upright.
General rule is an hour for each 3 pounds. Try to baste each 30 minutes.
This falls off the bone when it's done. The butter helps keep in the moisture. If you aren't sure, tent with aluminum foil.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The cute destructive terror of a chimp.
The Box 1973
It's affordable housing!
Sniffy Escapes Poisoning 1967
The pills are singing to me...