Posts Tagged ‘Slasher film’

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Eleven down, one to go. Twelve Months of Terror is nearly at an end and I take absolutely no pleasure in saying that. But then if you’re leaving wanting more, that’s only a good sign, isn’t it?

As a little filling between your Thanksgiving ThanksKilling Turkie and Christmas Silent Night, Deadly Night turkey, here’s some high-res art you can print off and slap on your wall as a part of, and then soon after, memento of the shock-til-you-drop post-apocalyptic podcasting project that is Goats In The Machine’s Twelve Months of Terror. (more…)

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Like all good horror movie monsters, Popcorn Horror has risen once again, stronger and more imposing than it was ever before.

I had been hoping to write this post a month ago when Popcorn Horror first relaunched but its been a fairly heavy writing/recording schedule.

For me there is something a little bittersweet about this new iteration of the pioneering platform that is Popcorn Horror. I’ve always been a fan of their mobile based delivery system for grassroots, independent horror films. It kept me more entertained on the bus back my last workplace than Youtube ever could and it genuinely supported up and coming film makers in a genre I am passionate about. (more…)

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Gobble, Gobble melon farmers! Here we are (again) to rock you like a hurricane (again).

This month Twelve Months of Terror/#HASHTAGTMOT sets the table for something bright and breezy, cheap and cheerful.

Since we’re British and we don’t get the chance to have two cracks at the turkey in a year, we’ve taken this opportunity to experience a little bit of the great American Thanksgiving, following up our Pumpkinhead pie by letting the Turkie have a crack at us. (more…)

Now that is a good poster.

Now that is a good poster.

Prepare yourself for quite possibly the strangest opening of a Twelve Months of Terror yet.

Yes, after we wait for Louise to get over her fit of nose-blowing related giggles, we celebrate father’s day by delving into our commentary for the 1987 cult classic The Stepfather.

Proving something of a little treasure, The Stepfather sees us heap plaudits upon Terry O’Quinn‘s acting and question whether something so associated with the 80s slasher phenomenon is even part of that subgenre. Would some people even class it as a horror?

Make room for daddy, its time for The Stepfather.
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In the age of cloud computing, Google Glass, double time-reversal symmetry, the Higgs boson and modems, iTunes seems incredibly old hat as using the term old hat, doesn’t it? Search for the show you want, wait for it to download, drag it over to your iPod or other generic MP3 playa, then carry that file around with you on that iPod or other generic playa, only for it to sit there, taking up room on your device or in your pocket until you remove it and replace it with something else you want to listen when you can return to your desk to physically connect it to your laptop.

Its amazing what seemed so cutting edge not that long ago now appears impossibly dated. But then I have just been watching The Matrix.

What if I told you there was a an application, an “app” if you will, that lets you listen to your favourite internet radio, webcasts, podcasts and whatever-you-want-to-call-’ems from anywhere in the world by simply beaming them (yes, like in actual Star Trek) directly to your phone or PC? You don’t need to download it, transfer it, curse it when it skips and you can’t fix it until you go home again, or remove it. It goes onto your device, into your ears and leaves as soon as you don’t need it anymore like a ninja fart in a hurricane.

Well friends, that application (“app”) has a name. and that name is Stitcher.

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Yes, Goats In The Machine is now on the best webcast platform there is. Without wanting to sound like a salesman, I have absolutely loved Stitcher for a long time and really believe its going to be bigger to iTunes; so I’m very, very pleased to be on it.

Goats In The Machine on Stitcher

You can access our show (and discover many other awesome ones like it, thanks to the brilliant ‘discover’ feature) on your desktop and on the go with the the Stitcher app.
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Evil Dead remake poster In this special Goats In The Machine webcast, RJ Bayley and Louise Boyd give an audio review of the remake/reboot/sequel/requel Evil Dead. We look at why more is never enough when it comes to blood and guts, as well as compare it to the original, what they’ve kept, lost and changed. We will then do our now apparently customary one word summation, and say why we think that word represents the film.

This review contains spoilers, but if you have seen the movie then see if you agree with our pronouncements but clicking the link after the jump!
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In this bonus episode Louise Boyd and RJ Bayley take on the bewildering 3D remake of My Bloody Valentine, inventively titled My Bloody Valentine 3D.

This kind-of-appendix to our main 12 Months of Terror entry on My Bloody Valentine offers a comparative review of the film that sparks our wider discussion on the merits of 3D in film, the importance of stylistic synergy in a movie and just how long that actress must’ve been naked for.

From the paintings of Rothko to midgets with fake breasts, we cover the high, low and all brows in between in this 12 Months Of Terror bonus.

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Sykesfall & For Your Eyes Owlny

Sykesfall & For Your Eyes Owlny

For a long time now I’ve been a huge fan of All of Whine And Space and their pop-cultural webcast based chatter. Of all their output however, my favourite has always been their commentaries of  all 28 James Bond films. To me these defined the blogging project that was BlogalongaBond. 

So naturally, when it came to my pet project Twelve Months of Terror, my first thoughts on who to get involved outside of Louise was All of Whine And Space(more…)

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
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Goats In The Machine returns with a film that’s bound to get your heart beating – My Bloody Valentine.

Hit the link to join us, Louise Boyd and RJ Bayley as we journey into the murky mine-shaft of hysterical Valentine’s celebrations gone wrong in the American Heartland.

What makes Harry Warden such a good horror villain? Why are 80s horrors aging so poorly compared to their 70s counterparts? What are the effects of ingesting nothing but copious amounts of sugar over the course of a film? Why is the Yorkshire Mining Museum the pride of the British entertainment and tourist industry? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Hit the link after the jump! (more…)

Hitchcock-posterI was expecting something rather more…sordid than Hitchcock. The BBC/HBO film The Girl, about director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with star of The Birds Tippi Hedren is a dark examination of a depressed, unsatisfied man and his fixation with glamour. As such I assumed Sacha Gervasi‘s Hitchcock, the story of the making of legendary horror Psycho (1960) would approach the man in a similar way. In actuality Hitchcock is a rather bright and breezy affair that isn’t about the director himself, more the troubles of getting the iconic project off the ground. (more…)