Tagged: horror

Project of the Week – The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm

For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Christopher and Christine Kezelos, who are currently working on their upcoming film, The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm. Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Also check out our interview with Christopher and Christine Kezelos on next week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Unexpected.

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A God from the Machine:

Or, what happens when humans get self-conscious.

 

Humans are, weird; our egos are inflated and ignorant, and drive us to do stupid things in the act of stroking themselves. We’re the only beings that would deliberately create a sentient lifeform superior to ourselves in the arrogant effort to prove our preeminence over other humans. A famous psychologist once said that man is the only animal who will eat with an enemy but our complex stretches farther than that; man is the only animal that would intentionally create our own mortal enemies.

“Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?”

Image from The Movie Network

It is strange. As creatures, we’re curious to a fault, and regardless of the obvious God Complex we exercise off of, we commit a hubris that we know will inevitably lead to our downfall. Our sense for survival is so disconnected that we ignore risk for reward in the face of garnered knowledge. How very, human of us.
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Project of the Week – Anna

For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan, who are currently working on their upcoming short film, “Anna.” Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Also check out our interview with Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan on this week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the newest episode of the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Results.

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Feeding on Fear

Press Play VIDEO ESSAY: Our Scary Summer: 1979 from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.

I’ve always loved horror films, I can pinpoint it probably to my first nervous viewing of Dawn of the Dead. I fell in love, not only with the fear or unease, but with the film’s acute social analysis of culture at the time of it’s release. Around the time of my viewing, I was in my early teens, a Mallrat. I took advantage of being able to be dropped off at the mall every weekend by my unassuming parents, sneaking into Harold and Kumar for the umpteenth time, going to the comicbook shop or fucking around with everything inside Spencer’s Gifts (except for the vibrators). I might of missed Dawn of the Dead’s release by more than a couple decades, but it impacted me thoroughly, I saw it as a fantasy, spending all that time in the mall alone despite the meandering brainless nuisances.

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Episode 71 Big Bad Wolves

This Week Blaise and James check out “Big Bad Wolves”. James’ get’s a chance to talk to Katie Shannon about her new webseries K&A. We also take a look at the trailer for Zero Theorem and discuss Fallen Angels as part of our Wong Kar Wai Cinema series.

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Episode 58 The Fifth Estate

This Week Blaise and James look at The Fifth Estate and WikiLeaks: We steal Secrets. James talks to Zoe Cassavettes’ about her new film Day out of Days. We also talk about the future of horror with the announcements of Sleepaway Camp, Pet Sematary and Trick R Treat 2.

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