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Old 22nd December 2013, 03:19 PM
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Elvira:Mistress of the Dark. So 80s my head hurts but not unfunny if you are in the right mood. I wasn't, so spent a large part of the film looking at porn mag pictures of Cassandra Peterson flaunting her natural ginger hair.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 07:36 PM
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Mindflesh (2008)

Mindflesh is one of those films that seemed to have a mesmeric hold over me. Playing out as a sensory nightmare, i found the film enchanting from the very start. The actual story about a taxi driver with issues from a disturbing childhood that enable a portal to be created for his obsessions to pass from the dream world to reality, is almost secondary to the visual stimuli on the screen in front of you. The film at heart is a study of loneliness and suppression, encapsulated by demonic sex with a creature from another plane as the fabrics of reality blur. Brilliantly filmed, the aforementioned blurring of reality is onscreen from the beginning as Chris, our taxi driver, glances at everyday objects and situations and the camera gives us an odd ripple effect which was slightly annoying at first but as you begin to understand the story actually becomes quite hypnotic.

The film at times is downright disturbing. In the early scenes Chris appears to be growing nipples from his stomach to which something otherworldly likes to attach itself, this is in the first five minutes, after that we have a perverted detective who masturbates over crime scene images of a woman whose breasts have been horrifically sliced off. A beautiful naked woman who moves between the metaphysical planes to satisfy Chris's obsessions, before keeping him captive on the kitchen floor and ****ing him senseless amid his own piss, shit and vomit. From then on it becomes more surreal, and mentally and visually provocative to an extent where you just go with the flow.

Trying to say Mindflesh is like other films is difficut as i really don't think it is. I suppose Hellraiser and Videodrome could be considered an influence, but on the whole Mindflesh is a seductive piece of ambitious, original horror. It's a challenging film no doubt, and there were parts i didn't fully grasp on first viewing, it didn't really bother me though as hopefully these concepts will become clearer with repeated viewings, of which there will be many.

The dvd features a director's commentary and a ninety minute production diary.
Highly recommended.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 08:39 PM
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Whilst Dem has been out perving Boo, I have been returned to more innocent times.

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Old 22nd December 2013, 09:45 PM
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Mindflesh (2008)

Mindflesh is one of those films that seemed to have a mesmeric hold over me. Playing out as a sensory nightmare, i found the film enchanting from the very start. The actual story about a taxi driver with issues from a disturbing childhood that enable a portal to be created for his obsessions to pass from the dream world to reality, is almost secondary to the visual stimuli on the screen in front of you. The film at heart is a study of loneliness and suppression, encapsulated by demonic sex with a creature from another plane as the fabrics of reality blur. Brilliantly filmed, the aforementioned blurring of reality is onscreen from the beginning as Chris, our taxi driver, glances at everyday objects and situations and the camera gives us an odd ripple effect which was slightly annoying at first but as you begin to understand the story actually becomes quite hypnotic.

The film at times is downright disturbing. In the early scenes Chris appears to be growing nipples from his stomach to which something otherworldly likes to attach itself, this is in the first five minutes, after that we have a perverted detective who masturbates over crime scene images of a woman whose breasts have been horrifically sliced off. A beautiful naked woman who moves between the metaphysical planes to satisfy Chris's obsessions, before keeping him captive on the kitchen floor and ****ing him senseless amid his own piss, shit and vomit. From then on it becomes more surreal, and mentally and visually provocative to an extent where you just go with the flow.

Trying to say Mindflesh is like other films is difficut as i really don't think it is. I suppose Hellraiser and Videodrome could be considered an influence, but on the whole Mindflesh is a seductive piece of ambitious, original horror. It's a challenging film no doubt, and there were parts i didn't fully grasp on first viewing, it didn't really bother me though as hopefully these concepts will become clearer with repeated viewings, of which there will be many.

The dvd features a director's commentary and a ninety minute production diary.
Highly recommended.
Nice to see 'Mindflesh' get a mention Dem, it's pretty weird 'n' warped for a UK release - I'll have to dig it out and give it a rewatch to divert my mind from the putrid bleakness of Shitmas.
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Third time round for Big ass spider and second time for Hobbit The desolation of Smaug. Brilliant Sunday viewings!
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Old 23rd December 2013, 12:20 AM
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Just Before Dawn - The Code Red Release;

For a slasher movie there ain't a whole lot of bloodshed in this flick. Watched the longer 103 minute version thinking there might be more gore or T&A. I came away severely disappointed. Not much in the way of extras, but fair play to Code Red for getting JBD out on Blu. For a low budget movie I found the acting to be pretty good and consistent throughout the entire running time. Enjoyed this much more than Squirm, which I ****ing hate.
Haven't seen this for a while but if I remember correctly I highly enjoyed this well made atmospheric and plods along very nicely and goes to show you don't have to relie on to much violence and gore to make a decent horror like most films of today think you do.
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Old 23rd December 2013, 11:10 AM
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The Conjuring:-

Fantastic movie and brilliantly directed by James Wan. A director to keep a close eye on. Looks and sounds great on Blu. Interesting extras, if a little on the short side
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Old 23rd December 2013, 02:10 PM
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Now You See Me. This was a bit "up itself" to my mind. Ruffalo is a soso presence in every film I've seen him in, so that didn't help either.

Man Of Steel. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. The fights were cool, but apart from that, twas DULL.

Back to Franco, methinks!!!
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Old 23rd December 2013, 05:12 PM
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XMAS NETFLIX VIEWING

GHOST IN THE SHELL 2.0
SPOOKY BUDDIES
AZIZ ANSARI - DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS
DOOM
BIGGIE & TUPAC
STREETS OF BLOOD
DEXTER (SEASON 1)
FRIENDS WITH KIDS
DOGHOUSE
CANDYMAN
CANDYMAN 2 - FAREWELL TO THE FLESH
BEST WORST MOVIE
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (SAT AM)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (JIM CARREY)
SCROOGED
JUST FRIENDS
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Old 23rd December 2013, 05:45 PM
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Funnily enough rewatched Man Of Steel the other day on Blu. Personally I enjoyed it a little more on the second viewing. Controversial opinion but to me I feel it's still one of the better modern US comic book films much like Snyder's own Watchmen adaptation.
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