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Thursday, June 3, 2010

PLEASE HELP!

Originally Posted at Freddy In Space. Posting here, because the word needs to be spread:

A few days ago, HorrorHound Magazine editor-in-chief Nathan Hanneman lost his 34 year old sister Angela to cancer. I know most of you probably didn't know Angela and you probably don't know Nathan either, but that's neither here nor there. The horror community is truly one big family and Nathan and his family could use our help to pay for his sister's funeral expenses - obviously, her being so young, no money was set aside for such a horrible thing. If you would like to help one of our own in the horror family, there's a few ways you can go about it.

- Donate via Paypal to Nathan@Horrorhound.com

- Call/E-mail the John H. Evans Funeral Home directly to make payment: (513) 831-3172 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (513) 831-3172 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or info@evansfuneralhome.com

- If you'd like to send a card or a check, drop me an e-mail at mortis45@aol.com and i'll shoot you over Nate's address

If you're a bit low on cash, nobody's gonna fault you. You can still help out by spreading the word on this and by reposting this information on your own blog or website, if you have one.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

In Your Own Hands

Like most of my blog posts, this is an affirmation. A reminder.

This situation, like most situations in my life, is indeed in my own hands.

I'm not sure if we're going to reach our target goal on Kickstarter. It's about 13 days left, and we're only up to $575. Am I angry? Nope. Am I worried? A little. But I know it'll be ok. Maybe we won't be able to make as many episodes as I was hoping, but I'm going to put out a DVD this fall for Monster Cops and I'll probably do it the way I've always done it. On my own, with no money, and plenty of creativity and drive.

I'll figure out a way to make it happen. Maybe it won't happen the way I was hoping, but I'll make something happen. I'm encouraged by the support I've been getting. The messages, the emails, the good reviews. Thank you all so much for that. And thank you to all of our pledgers so far.





I know the days aren't up yet, but I need to make plans just in case it all falls through. Even if Kickstarter fails, we still have other options that we are pursuing, but even if all those become exhausted, I'll figure out a way to get the money.

And again, even if I don't, I'll figure it out. It is, after all, in my own hands.

No fate but what we make right?

Oh, Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, million years of mountain building there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really, pressure, and time. That, and a big goddamn poster.

- Red, "The Shawshank Redemption"

In Voluptas Mors


In Voluptas Mors (1951). A portrait by Salvador Dali and photographed by Phillipe Halsman. A tableau vivant (living portrait) of Dali sitting next to a skull made of seven nude women.
















This would later be used in the famous poster for Silence Of The Lambs (1991). Where the pattern for the Death's Head Moth, would be replaced by a recreation of the skull from Dali's famous portrait.

It does seem quite fitting for the movie. The killer (Buffalo Bill) saw the Moth as a symbol of transformation that paralleled his own transition from gender to gender, and his deadly and sadistic approach to make such a change.

The Descent (2005), would recreate the skull for the film's poster.

I'm quite fond of this poster. Not only a creative idea, but very fitting symbolism for what the women in the movie go through. It's great to see such creativity in marketing for a movie, but I appreciate it even more when it's applied to a really good movie like The Descent.

To me it makes the movie a little bigger, and in a way helps tell the story of the movie. Which is what great marketing should be. Not just a way to tell people about the product, but to contribute to the overall story and feel of the story, making it bigger than a movie. Giving it what we all sort of look for in art and creativity. A little depth.


UPDATE:
Check out our latest short/trailer. RED RIDING HOOD is a bad ass (REDD)

Teenage Stories

Some amazing photos by Julia Fullerton-Batten. She has several projects that are just absolutely gorgeous. Check out her site HERE.


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