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Even as a kid one of the things that stayed with me was the music, done by lead actor David Alexander Hess. I couldn’t understand how the same guy who was raping and carving up the girls on screen was singing these peaceful almost hippy-like folk ballads that underscored the horror. I remember reading the credits, thinking I’d misread it, that David Hess wrote and performed all the music. Sitting in that theater, where I had gone by myself, and knew no one, I felt this overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. I just missed those songs, and I missed when songs like that were commonplace in horror. (Romero’s “The Crazies” and later “My Bloody Valentine” are other examples.) Often the lyrics of the songs reflected what the characters were going through, and the tone was somewhere between Harry Nilsson and Simon & Garfunkel. I will be forever grateful for what David did, and for all the memorable performances and everlasting music he gave us. Thanks in big part to David Hess, my road lead to somewhere.

Eli Roth on Last House on the Left.

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"For that you get the head, the tail. the whole damn thing."

David Simon:

This isn’t me piling on the latest stray celebrity. She took a weak, unthinking shot; it went wide.

I’m vaguely aware of the incident he’s referring to here, but when I saw the actress’ name pop up on Twitter a few evening’s ago my first thought was Kyle Reese doing his thing with the pipebomb.

My brain lives in the Moviedrome.

But I was struck with Simon’s term, ‘stray celebrity’.

I mentioned this to Dave.

"So the majority of celebrities are tame. But a few go stray from time to time. And if you don’t act quick they turn feral; screaming "Winning!" as they DUI their careers into comeback movies with porn stars. Who does Hollywood hire to recapture these lost souls?"

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"This town, swallow you hole".

popjellyfish:

Stumptown Comics Fest
I’ll be at the Stumptown Comics Festival this weekend, doing stuff, hanging out. The main official thing I’ll be doing is screening Judge Minty, a really rad Judge Dredd fan film directed by Steven Sterlacchini. It’s been screening here and there in the UK, including at Thought Bubble last year where it received praise from John Wagner himself. So far, it hasn’t been released to watch online and has only been shown in the US once, so this should hopefully be a treat for everyone that’s wanted to finally see it. I liked it a whole lot.
The screening will take place at 3pm on Saturday, April 27th. Running time is about 30 minutes, and serves as an introduction to a panel called “Judge Dredd: Mega-City One And Beyond”, moderated by Douglas Wolk. If you’re interested in getting into Dredd, and now is a particularly good time as 2000AD has been upping in its game in the last couple of years, come by and check it out.
Other than that, I’ll be around, likely bumming around the Press Gang table or creeping up behind Boulet to watch him draw as often as possible. See you there!

AT LAST there’s help out there for those poor Americans who may be Dredd-curious.

popjellyfish:

Stumptown Comics Fest

I’ll be at the Stumptown Comics Festival this weekend, doing stuff, hanging out. The main official thing I’ll be doing is screening Judge Minty, a really rad Judge Dredd fan film directed by Steven Sterlacchini. It’s been screening here and there in the UK, including at Thought Bubble last year where it received praise from John Wagner himself. So far, it hasn’t been released to watch online and has only been shown in the US once, so this should hopefully be a treat for everyone that’s wanted to finally see it. I liked it a whole lot.

The screening will take place at 3pm on Saturday, April 27th. Running time is about 30 minutes, and serves as an introduction to a panel called “Judge Dredd: Mega-City One And Beyond”, moderated by Douglas Wolk. If you’re interested in getting into Dredd, and now is a particularly good time as 2000AD has been upping in its game in the last couple of years, come by and check it out.

Other than that, I’ll be around, likely bumming around the Press Gang table or creeping up behind Boulet to watch him draw as often as possible. See you there!

AT LAST there’s help out there for those poor Americans who may be Dredd-curious.

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