limp. is the story of Mr. Grot (Eoin Quinn), an awkward man, and his relationship with a corpse. Talk about a love story doomed from the start. It’s not as gruesome as it sounds though – the film isn’t graphic at all, in fact, and the corpse is pretty fresh. It’s not like she’s full of maggots or anything. Besides a brief moment of necrophilia, limp. probably won’t gross you out. The lack of grisliness may come as a a surprise, but viewers will soon realize that the film frequently subverts expectations, particularly ones about a highly disturbed corpse fucker.
The prologue features stunning imagery of waves and wheat fields ala Terrence Malick. Over the images, a young boy tells a story about seeing a creepy kid in a window once. This chilling anecdote appears to be completely unconnected to the narrative, but in the end it’s revealed how it ties into the overall chronicle of Mr. Grot. READ MORE
My mother used to reinforce this: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Therefore, I’ll try to keep this short.
In Children of a Darker Dawn, touted (in its own press release) as something of a cross between “Lord of the Flies” and 28 Days Later, a horrible plague has struck Ireland. A sickness that starts like a flu, and evolves into insanity, before taking your life. Its a sickness that strikes adults only, leaving a population of children to fend for themselves.
COADD is a micro-budget, independent Irish horror film, and while I’m personally not sure how it measures up in Dublin, the DVD of this film comes packaged with a trailer where several unknown (to me) publications rate it as a 4-star achievement that “strikes like a punch to the gut”. While up and coming director Jason Figgis has some depth to the story he is telling, he also undermines himself with a script that makes you want to contract such a disease and kill yourself. READ MORE
Per Variety, Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Alien) and Scott Free London have pacted with Focus Features International and Orchard Media to produce low-budget genre films. The deal will see Scott exec produce a slate of six horror, thriller and sci-fi features over three years. Focus will handle worldwide sales on the projects. Produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen, the films will use primarily Northern Ireland locations, crew, cast and services for primary shooting.
“Our target is to create a structure that enables filmmakers to push boundaries and to excite audiences,” said Scott. “Our proposed model of filmmaking allows us to give helmers the opportunity to really innovate through narrative, production techniques and distrib strategies.”
This could be pretty cool, but we’ll see. Scott has always excelled at broad canvas epics, as a producer will he be able to wrangle unique visions on a smaller economic model?
The Popcap Zombie has been traveling all over the world, photo and video bombing. And it’s all hilarious. Check him out past the break as he hits up the England vs Ireland Rugby Union.