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Thursday, November 24, 2011

FRAYED (2007) REVIEW

FRAYED (2007)
Director- Norbert Caoili and Robert Portmann
Starring -Tony Doupe ,Aaron Blakely and Alena Dashiell
4 out of 5 Stars
Slasher
http://www.frayedthemovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1125188/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frayed/54825252466?ref=ts&sk=wall



This is a little different of a review ! Why ??? I have a friend who is an avid horror fan who wrote a snippet for this review also- who knows- this could become a once in a while thing- the Dynamic Duo Reviews!! So let me introduce this other part of the equation! Meet Sapphire Harrow- she rocks- a good friend- a wonderful person all around and she loves horror, all kinds of horror ! So- with that being said- lets get the ball rolling!



Sapphires short and sweet review-
A sheriff's wife is murdered by his young son. Years later, that son escapes from a mental institution and goes berserk, beginning a killing spree of those who cross his path, including the family who left him behind....amazing and gruesome openings of any movie I've seen for awhile!!!
If you get the opportunity to see this film don't let is pass you by. You won't be disappointed.....twists, turns, surprises!!!...? ?

Johns short and sweet review-
I agree with what Sapphire said! Great story- and the acting is a little to be desired but that is also part of the charm. This film totally reminds me of the good ole days of late 70s and 80s slashers! In fact- this is what I feel Rob Zombies Halloween 2 could have been if it wasn’t so disjointed and no “white lady” (leave that to Lord of the Rings). If H2 wasn’t called that , and not made to be sequel / remake/ based on- and just pushed as a drifter psycho - this would be how it could have been. Good brutal and merciless killing- with a twist and that will NOT be spoiled! So- if you like old school slashers - check this out. It is well worth the view. I place this right along side of Laid to Rest- which is another great old school feel slasher! Maybe a sign of good things to come on this slasher front! We shall see! Go find this gem ,take a stroll down slasher lane , and remember the good ole days of the 80s and the terror those old killers gave us when we watched their sprees ! Enjoy!!





Sunday, November 20, 2011

AMERICAN MARY CAST REVEALED!!! THE SOSKAS ROCK IT AGAIN~~~

American Mary the VERY highly anticipated sophmore film by the most amazing and outstanding Twisted Twins of the wonderful country of Canada- Vancouver to be exact! Jen and Sylvia have got an awesome group of folks to be apart of this great film in the works- the cameras start rolling in about a week or so- and this film will be doing things only dreamed of in horror-NEVER been done- attempted, thought of perhaps, but NEVER done- so folks- get ready for this- Mary is gonna be quite the ride- and another cool point- already on docket for Cannes !!! My dear friend Jennifer Cooper has done an amazing job at pimping this movie out on her page so I am gonna include a link to it- because I could go on and on- and all I will be doing is repeating what she has done- and if she said it great- then dammit- give her credit- so here is this link- please go show it some love- and be ready for Mary to take this world by storm!

Now for doting- I am so proud to be a friend (not just a fan)- a long separated Brother to my friends- Jan and Sylvia- my heart always wishes the best and safety -inspiration and greatness for you two- I am always here for the both of you if you need anything- and I am proud of you for all your guiltiness and sincerity in who you are and what you do- this is what makes you two so damn radcore- so amazing! Makes me wanna belt out lines from Billy Idol songs for you!










Katharine Isabelle as Mary Mason
Antonio Cupo as Billy Barker
Tristan Risk as Beatress Johnson
David Lovgren as Dr. Grant
Paula Lindberg as Ruby RealGirl
Twan Holliday as Lance Delgreggo

http://morleysaurus.blogspot.com/2011/11/full-lead-cast-of-american-mary.html?zx=d0e8407cc8a0cbb2

Saturday, November 19, 2011

MISSING PERSONS / DALE BOZZIO

MISSING PERSONS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Persons_(band)
https://www.facebook.com/missingpersonstheband











I have to say , I listen to MP more then most of the 80s stuff I have! They are most definitely in my top 10 if not top 5 favs of the 80s ! Yes- I am gonna go there- (and all due respect to Lady Gaga)- but Dale Bozzio was doing the same stuff and more and more crazy in the 80s, so NO , I don’t think LG is anything special on her attempts of fashion- granted interesting fashion and she has guts- but in my humble opinion- Dale did it first- even before Madonna!! Okay I am through with that part!)

The band did a total of 3 albums together- the debut was the best ., 10 singles and 1 debut ep and several comps! They really had a knack at combining rock sensibility in guitar and great drums with the 80s synth sound, and made it fresh ,quirky and new! They were a scene to be seen in concert- tight ,loud and awesome and that does not include the outfits that Dale wore on stage! (anyone remember the whip cream top she wore- of course we know what happens when whip cream gets hot ,maybe this is why she got eh offer to “pose” in Playboy or was it Hustler??) ! They had quite the fashion sense in the combo also- rock with new wave!
Dale went on to do some solo stuff- the popular Simon Simon track , Warren Cuccurullo even went on to do some guitar for a band for 15 years called Duran Duran , Chuck Wild went on to do synth ambient work and new agey Steve Roach sounding stuff and also produced one of Christian rocks better 80s bands Vectors second album Please Stand By ,and Dales hubby Terry Bozio ( of Frank Zappa fame previously) went on to aid Robbie Robertson , Blondie ,the Knack and even Korn !) .Patrick O’Hearn , perhaps some of you know him- jazz and new age artist , tone of music! GOOGLE!!!

Enough of this- there are photos(most photos you find are of Dale! wonder why ??)and some videos - enjoy- and if you’re a late bloomer on Missing Persons- its never too late- they really are a good band- I have liked them more and more as I get older and see how good musicians they really are- and how quirky Dale really is with her voice- so enjoy- and maybe you will also be a fan!















VISAGE AND ULTRAVOX

VISAGE and ULTRAVOX
Visage - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visage_discography
Ultravox -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultravox_discography
http://www.ultravox.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/STEVE-VISAGE-STRANGE/44053193184?ref=ts&sk=wall
https://www.facebook.com/ultravox?ref=ts&sk=wall










Visage started back in 1978 and were considered to many as the first of the New Romantic genre of the late 70s into the 80s music scene . They were fronted by the ever “visual” Steve Strange , Midge Ure and Rusty Egan . Midge and Rusty , formerly of the Rich Kids , joined forces with Steve at the close of his previous band the Photons . That is when it all happened. The magic. The ever incredible and innovative music of Visage. (A little bit of trivia, when Gary Moore bolted from Thin Lizzy in 1979 , Midge Ure helped fill in on the tour for TL and even aided on some music on the Black Rose album and also was one of the main dudes for the “Do They Know Its Christmas“ song !) Visage decied to up the personal and added former Magazine members and Billie Currie ( of Ultravox fame while John Foxx was the helmsman and before Uvox was in band called Tiger Lilly) .

Visage were quirky , creative and very ahead of the time for the time, even today some tracks can still bec considered slightly weird! They released a total of 3 albums , 12 singles and several compilations. Today Visage is still here- since 2004, Steve has brought the band back to life, and has been doing shows in Europe and now has a full band backing him up. The band he has is a band of former members of the electro synthpop band Seize. This is great news since the previous efforts he has had in music were ,lets say , not the best- his band after Visage and before this reincarnation, Strange Cruise was lacking in quite a few areas. So Thank you Steve for bringing back Visage -looking forward to some new tunes!

Ultravox started out as a brain trust of Billie Currie and John Foxx. The first 3 albums were with the awesome John Foxx, who had left and has had a brilliant career solo ( collaborating with the likes of Harold Budd and even the Cocteau Twins own Robin Gutherie). Midge Ure was the front man for a total of 5 albums then Tony Fennelle took over on the Revelation album and Sam Blue did vox on Ingenuity . That pretty much sums the personal up! Over all- there were 10 albums ,29 singles . Ultravox regrouped did a 30 year reunion tour throughout Europe and the UK and everything went so well that Midge , Warren and Billie has decided they were gonna hit the studio and do a new album ! This to me says one thing- there is a God ! They have released an ep from the tour called Memories of Eden and in LA they are recording the new tunes now! So- this is something I am very excited about.

NEWS UPDATE ---- MAY 2012 - NEW CD BEING RELEASED SOON CALLED BRILLIANT- WITH THE MIDGE URE ERA LINEUP--- OH IS THIS GONNA BE GOOD

Now for some videos- enjoy my friends- and get excited about new music hehehe















Tuesday, November 15, 2011

INTERVIEWS TO COME - JUST YOU WAIT!!

I KNOW I HAVENT BEEN AS ACTIVE LATELY HERE- BUT I DO HAVE SOME GREAT INTERVIEWS COMING UP- THEY ARE OUT AND IN THE HANDS OF SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE ! HERE IS WHO I AM WAITING ON---

1.RON FITZGERALD - ILLUSIONISTS ,ACTOR, AND HEAD OF RON FITZGERALDS REALM

2.NICOLA FIORE - SLAUGHTER DAUGHTER FAME , CHAINSAW SALLY SHOW,REDNECK ZOMBIES AND MORE

3.NICOLE WATSON - CRESTFALLEN ,THE UPCOMING PSYCHO STREET , LETHAL OBSESSION AND MORE

4.SIERRA HOLMES - PIRANHA 3D , SCREAM QUEENS FROM VH1 AND NEW PROJECTS COMING UP

5.BIANCA BARNETT - ALBINO FARM , DEAD INSIDE , IN SPIRAL STATE

6.MEGAN SACCO - OWNER OF LADY HAUNTER INC, STILETTO FILMFEST ,SCULPTURE ,GREEN MONSTER AND MORE

7.JENNIFER COOPER - MAJOR HORROR FAN , FREELANCE WRITER, THE X FILES BABE AND AFFICIANDO ~~~

8.DEVANNY PINN- THE SCREAM QUEEN BARBIE! THE LOCALS , PIRANHA 3D ,CUT , NUDE NUNS WITH BIG GUNS AND EVEN A APPEARANCE ON DEXTER THIS SEASON!!

SOME YET TO SEND OUT INCLUDE-
SHEILA JORDAN ,FRED VOGEL (TOETAG PICTURES -GOOGLE IT !!) ,NICOLE KRUEX , SUSAN ADRIENSEN AND JARED DELGADO!
SO SOME GREAT THINGS ON THE HORIZION !!!

STAY TUNED~~~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HENRYK GORECKI SYMPHONY #3 SORROWFUL SONGS



I KNOW THIS ISNT MY STANDARD FAIR TO PUT HERE- BUT TO ME- MUSIC OR FILM THAT IS BEAUTIFUL IS JUST THAT BEAUTIFUL. WHETHER IT BE DEVO , SLAYER , HELLRAISER , CRESTFALLEN , TO THIS ISLAND EARTH WHATEVER. BEAUTIFUL IS BEAUTIFUL.

THIS PIECE I HEARD EONS AGO- AND LOVED IT- SO VERY GRABBING, ENTICING- DAWN UPSHAW WHO IS THE VOCALISTS IN THIS PIECE , ACTUALLY THIS IS 3 PIECES PLACED INTO ONE LONG TRACK , IS AN AMAZING SINGER. THE FIRST PART IS ABOUT 23 MINUTES LONG AND IT KEEPS BUILDING FROM THE START AND ABOUT MINUTE 10 IT GETS LOUDER AND THEN WITHIN A FEW MINUTES IT BRINGS IN THIS AMAZING VOICE- AND IT IS MUSIC THAT TOUCHES THE SOUL.

I DONT KNOW A LOT OF ABOUT HENRYK GORECKI- BUT THAT HE WAS BORN EARLY 20TH CENTURY AND DIED IN 1990'S I THINK. AND THIS PIECE IS ONE OF WHAT THEY CONSIDER HIS MASTERPIECE- START THIS TRACK- TURN OFF THE LIGHTS- OR BETTER YET- TURN OF LIGHTS PUT ON HEADPHONES- AND JUST BE SWEPT AWAY . I HOPE YOU ENJOY- IT IS AN AMAZING SONG BY AN AMAZING POLISH COMPOSER - AND IT STIRS THE SOUL.

Friday, November 4, 2011

HEARTFELT WELCOMES !!!

I MUST GIVE A HEARTFELT WELCOME TO A COUPLE NEW FOLLOWERS HERE!! LAURA ROARK MY SIS AND MY FRIEND SHIELA ANN JORDAN !! THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!
I AM IN PROCESS OF MAKING THIS BIGGER AND BETTER- BUT IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME- FAMILY AND REAL LIFE STUFF COMES FIRST!! INTERVIEWS WILL STILL BE DONE- SOME MOVIE REVIEWS- FLASHBACKS ON 80 MUSIC- 80S TRAILERS !
SO- THANK YOU AGAIN- ALL OF YOU- AND WELCOME NEW FOLKS!
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO -- INTERVIEWS WITH SHEILA , IN WORKS TO HAVE INTERVIEWS WITH BIANCA BARNETT (ALBINO FARM) , SIERRA HOLMES (PIRANHA 3D) , AND WHO KNOW WHAT ELSE! HEHEHE MAYBE A FEW SURPISES- SUCH AS TONY TODD, FRED VOGEL AND IF I CAN GET THE GO AHEAD (FINGERS CROSSED)- ELI ROTH!

THANKS A MILLION- AND LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO HERE~~~

JOHN

Thursday, November 3, 2011