FRIDAY! YES! Time to kick back and relax! But I do need to get pumped because I still want to have a good time. And what better way to get pumped than with some jazz-infused insane industrial metal? So that’s why I picked “I Won’t Forget”, the brand new video from Shining as this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week! The song comes from the band’s upcoming album One One One, which will be available digitally worldwide on April 23rd and June 4th on disc via Prosthetic Records.
Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby comments, “This time around, the focus was on writing fun songs that are fun to listen to and fun to play. These are our new Blackjazz hits, one hit after the other.”
Head on below to check out the sci-fi/horror-themed video! READ MORE
The Shining is one of my all time favorite horror movies. Actually it’s one of my all time favorite movies, period. No qualifier needed. That being said… I’m not entirely sure how much I need or want a prequel. But we may be getting one regardless.
Per The LA Times, “Warner Bros.is quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel to “The Shining,” the 1980 Stanley Kubrick chillfest that many fans regard as the scariest movie of all time. The studio has solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take as producers, according to a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly… The film would focus on what happened before Jack Torrance (of course played memorably onscreen by Jack Nicholson), his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness. A WB spokeswoman cautioned that any ‘Shining’ prequel was in a very early stage and not even formally in development.”
Now, that sort of leaves open two possibilites. The first would be that the prequel explores what was happening with the Torrance family beforehand. I’m not interested in that at all. I feel like their backstory in Kubrick’s film is handled perfectly. The second possibility – and from the above paragraph, the more likely one – would be that it explores the origins of The Overlook Hotel. The crazy horrible stuff that had been happening there for ages. I’d certainly be more interested in that as a standalone story and, in the right hands, it could be a cool exploration as long as we’re not expecting anything as great as the 1980 film.
The LA Times article makes some interesting points about Kalogridis, but doesn’t really touch on what I think could be the most promising sign. James Vanderbilt. Sure, he wrote the new (and apparently pretty bad) Spider-Man, but he also wrote David Fincher’s Zodiac. If he ends up writing this film, lets hope he tries to bring the same sense of measured, slow-burn menace.
Either way, it’s sort of an interesting idea. But also something we shouldn’t expect too much from. There’s no better way to kill your perception of a movie than to compare it to a masterpiece. Remember Prometheus?
My credit card it about to get hit with a major dent thanks to Pixar illustrator Josh Cooley.
The mad genius has created a collection of R-rated movie scenes drawn in the style of children’s picture book. So what you have below is a gallery of scenes from the likes of Alien, The Shining, Silence of the Lambs, Seven and even Rosemary’s Baby. My personal favorite is Rosemary’s Baby as he gives Mia Farrow those “Disney eyes”.
“What have you done to it?” asked Rosemary.
“What have you done to its eyes?”
Behemoth announced their return to North America via their myspace page, “The mighty Behemoth will once again be returning to North American soil in 2010! This is their first tour in the region since their massively successful summer with the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest. Following Mayhem, Behemoth’s Evangelion reached enormous heights, coming in at #56 on the Billboard Top 200, #61 on Canada’s Top 200, and three weeks straight at #1 in Poland before being certified gold in their home country.”
Supporting Behemoth on the Evangelia Amerika tour will be Septic Flesh from Greece and Shining from Sweden.
01/07 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
01/08 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
01/09 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
01/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
01/11 Tampa, FL State Theatre
01/13 Austin, TX Emo’s
01/15 Tucson, AZ The Rock
01/16 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
01/17 San Francisco, CA Slims
01/18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
01/19 Seattle, WA El Corazon
01/21 Calgary, AB Republik
01/22 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
01/23 Regina, SK The District
01/24 Winnipeg, MB WECC
01/25 St. Paul, MN Station 4
01/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
01/27 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
01/28 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
01/30 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre READ MORE