Shit that caught my eye
There is a lot of cool stuff going around the interwebs this week.
Here are some of the highlights for me.
First Up V/H/S: Viral (aka VHS 3) has been picked up for distribution.
It will be making its way to theaters and VOD this fall. I'm fucking stoked because this is the one Found Footage Horror Franchise that gets it right. Click this to read the release info or click the pic to watch the trailer:
Jamin Winans's newest movie THE FRAME is getting closer to finished.
I am really excited to see this movie because I got to be an extra in it!
Double Edge Films have been releasing little teaser soundtrack videos on their Instagram account. Click this pic to check it the latest:
I'm sure by now, most of the people on earth have seen the first official picture of
Ben Affleck as Batman, but just in case someone out there hasn't, here you go:
Speaking of pictures, here's the first Official Photo from The Walking Dead Seaon 5:
This is the BEST Prank video I have seen in a while:
Cinemasins has released a bunch of new videos in the past week or so.
Go check them out:
Thanks to Screen Junkies for picking my comment as a winner on their
Celebrity Foreign Commercials video.
To celebrate, let's watch their newest Honest Trailer:
And finally, does anyone have $135 Million Dollars I can borrow?
VISIONARY ARTIST & DESIGNER H.R. GIGER HAS DIED
H.R. Giger died yesterday from injuries suffered in an accidental fall.
He was 74 years old.
He was a legendary artist best known for creating the creature from 'Alien'.
In my opinion the best movie monster of all time.
In addition to the Alien franchise, he designed elements for movies such as
Dune, Batman, Poltergeist, Species and Prometheus.
But in addition to his film design work, he was an amazing surrealist painter & sculptor.
To quote ComicsAlliance's Andy Khouri:
"Giger was a true visionary, introducing the previously unimagined biomechanical aesthetic that synthesized organic, often distinctly sexualized flesh with the qualities of machines, and employing his training as an architect to create worlds so uniquely horrifying and fully realized that the viewer could believe the artist had seen them firsthand through some kind of portal to Hell."
Like many others, my first introduction to Giger were the movies Alien & Aliens.
I loved that creature so much that I sought out more from Giger.
His Necronomicon & Necronomicon 2 changed the way I thought about art.
And to be honest, the first time I looked thru Necronomicon in the late 80's at a bookstore I was so blown away by the painting and prints in that book,
I had to have it, but I had no money. So I stole it.
His biomechanic art style created an entire genre and influenced countless others.
I am saddened by his passing.
Below are 15 of my favorite Giger works. Watch the slide show in full screen to really appreciate the detail in his work: