Posts Tagged ‘Valentines Day’

My Bloody Valentine 3D poster

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

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…)

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Firstly I’d like to offer thanks to the numerous people who have helped create this final list, particularly fellow blogger Louise Boyd (who collaborated on the first Twelve Months of Terror Webcast ) and internet extraordinaire Dan Cole.

I needed to cut down the list of horror films for the project and having given it much thought I have not come up with the following list.

What I have done is been massively precious about some films I might not have even seen but am, in some cases, prematurely fond of. So I thought ‘You know what? I’m just going to hack this down like so many victims of Camp Crystal Lake.

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This is it. The big one. The grand finale. The last hurrah. The fat lady’s song. The final stand. The Man In The Iron Mask. The end of the line. The be all and quite literally end all. 2012, according to the Mayan calendar (and who’s to say their spiritual beliefs are any less valid than others?) is the year the world will come to an end. On my birthday no less, which is kind of cool and pretty awful at the same time.

So if this is the end of times, what comes after it? That must surely be the most terrifying wasteland imaginable, with each passing month holding its own individual monstrosities more sickening than the last.

But let’s be honest, that isn’t going to happen and so we’re just going to have to make something fitting that brief ourselves!

Twelve Months of Terror is my attempt, in a very small way, to craft something along those lines. So with each new month comes a new, unique horror. The above preamble might just seem like shoehorning a reason into a project of watching month-unique horrors for a year (it is), but it’s something I’ve pondered for a long time. I’ve always thought that there must be a horror movie for every special occasion of the year by now and after a little research, there is!

So, every month for a year I’m going to watch, examine and discuss a month-specific horror film and, in my own small way, compensate for the fact we should be getting to decapitate hoards of undead and dodge psychopaths in 2013.

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