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THE FP (2011)

Thursday, 06 February 2014 20:46

THE BUZZ

     In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, gangs vie for control of Frazier Park (abbreviated as titular The FP) through a brutal blood sport much akin to the thunderdome. Except instead of any real blood sport, it’s a dance game called Beat-Beat Revolution. After his brother BTRO gets literally served to death by a rival gang’s superior performance, JTRO (played by writer and director Jason Trost) leaves the FP. However, a year later, the park is in shambles due to the evil gang’s malevolent rule, and JTRO must return to save the day and serve up some white-hot BBR revenge. Featuring awesome sets, insanely high BPM techno, good costuming, and ……..odd humor, this film was ignored by many, shat on by a bunch of critics, and watched by few. But fuck the haters, this movie is awesome, and you should watch it.

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (2012)

Friday, 31 January 2014 03:17

     We truly have reached an interesting time when mildly popular internet memes are enough to inspire entire films. The ad depicted on the poster actually did run in Backwoods Home Magazine back in 1997 (Spoilers: It was a gag written by a staff member) and many years later was rediscovered as one of those mildly interesting bits of weirdness that floats around online imageboards. The suggestion of supernatural adventures lurking just outside the periphery of normal life was just mildly interesting enough to inspire writer/producer Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow to create this movie, about a crew of journalists who track down the ad's mysterious author and try to determine whether he's completely mad, or a genuine mad scientist.

 

JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME (2011)

Saturday, 21 September 2013 19:56

The Buzz:

 

     Jeff, per the title, lives at home. With his mom. At the age of 30. He's a pothead. He has a somewhat successful brother who is a bit of a dick. His father died when he was younger and ever since he's been preoccupied with trying to listen for what, exactly, the Universe is trying to tell him. Everyone in Jeff's family is broken, including himself, and no one gets him. But by the end of the day it may just be Jeff's idiosyncracy that saves them all.  

 

The Buzz:

     This film is well known and respected in the underground horror community.  The film is the one and only film made by Horror Maestro Leif Jonker with whom I had the pleasure to work with during his restoration of the film.  Darkness is simply a story about a Zombie/Vampire outbreak in a small town and the massacre that ensues.  The true worth of this film comes in the backstory, filmed in 1993 for 5000 bucks this film was sold overseas from a VHS copy of a 16mm Master as it was shown in his kitchen.  Ten years later Leif bought all the rights back and made a real master and got a US DVD release in 2006.  He is a big figure in the Horror world in the midwest to this day and always worth a look.

 

 

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