Jeff Wayne’s musical version of this science fiction classic from 1978. Still triggers synaesthesia — via Youtube
A short comedy/sci-fi film we made for this year’s Homespun Yarns showcase.
Cropped is about a group of UFO enthusiasts who clash with their cynical crop circle tour guide. When night falls the group have to set their differences aside when the mystery of the crop circles is revealed
GWAR scares us, both because they’re giant monsters from outer space with exaggerated genitals, and also because they keep coming back to Undercover and destroying (in the best way) every song they attempt. This year it’s Cyndi Lauper’s
She Bop, the 1984 single that followed in the massive wake of
Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The lyrics here are something of an extension of that song, considering that they’re about masturbation. Though they’re pretty tame-sounding 30 years later, the words to
She Bop were cited as one of the
filthy 15 that led to Tipper Gore and the PMRC getting all up in the music business. As usual, GWAR made the song their own — and added a little something extra, too — via Youtube
— via DeviantArt
Quite a departure from Josh Agle — aka Shag — who has left the 1960s and dropped into the ‘70s for this wonderful Summer of ’76 limited edition print.
Of course, the stars of this particular show are The Ramones and (we are guessing) the CBGB club. Although we’re not sure if there were so many posters on the wall of the club back in 1976! Either way, it’s an iconic band in a cool club setting.
It is a 13-colour hand pulled serigraph print, sized at 32.5 x 17 inches (82.5cm x 43cm) and sold in an edition of 150. Each print is also signed and numbered by Shag and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The initial price is $450 — via Retro To Go
In this short clip, John Waters announces that
no smoking is allowed in this theatre and goes on to encourage people to smoke anyway, as it keeps the ushers busy — via Youtube
Rod Serling monologue about dictatorship and the destruction of human rights — via Youtube
No animals were harmed during the filming of this commercial. The scenes in this commercial are the result of awesome visual effects — via Youtube
There is a place or fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as Hell’s Club, but this club is not safe — via Youtube
Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, has died aged 76, his family said in a statement.
Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit Scream, died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, the statement said.
It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away, the family said.
Our hearts are broken.
Craven suffered from ailing health over the past three years, but continued to work on projects including several television shows, a graphic novel and a new film, The Girl in the Photographs, which is set to premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival next month.
He was awarded lifetime achievement awards by the New York City Horror Film Festival and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, according to the Internet Movie Database — via redwolf.newsvine.com
— via Cinephilia & Beyond
The set of twelve prints have been produced in collaboration with StudioCanal — the official copyright holders of the show — and draw on the extensive archive held at Pinewood Studios. The print above, for example, is based on a publicity shot taken on the set of the episode called
Never, Never Say Die.
Each print is designed employing half tone printing, and can come in a whole range of different colours. Add to that three different sizes, and the various sets of prints and there are loads of options for John Steed-ing and Emma Peel-ing your walls!
Prices range between £15 and £39 — via Retro To Go
For my project, I wanted to recreate The Fifth Element stones that were used to kill the
evil in the weapon chamber in Egypt. It was evident that the movie versions were made out of polystyrene, but I wanted mine to be a bit more durable and long lasting, and so I ended up manufacturing them out of wood. Also, following my own rules on prop creation, I decided to turn them into functional pillar candle holders that I could use to decorate my dinner table during gatherings, as a conversation piece, or simply as an everyday accent — via Instructables
The sticky blood used in horror films of this period became known as Kensington Gore — a jokey reference to the London street of the same name. While Hammer’s special recipe remains obscure, Mark demonstrates his own favourite method.
- 2 cups of Golden Syrup
- 1 cup of Water
- 10 teaspoons of Red food colouring
- A few drops of Blue food colouring
- A few drops of Yellow food colouring
- 10 tablespoons of Corn Flour
- Mint flavouring — to taste
— via Youtube
I put together a fun tutorial for you: DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial. It’s a little different than the Totoros I made earlier, but still just as cute. The pattern I created is more simple and the materials are cheap and easy to find. The finished plush will be 6.5″ wide and 8″ tall (not including ears or arms). I hope you find this tutorial enjoyable and make a Totoro plush for yourself or as a gift — via cheek and stitch
The former professional wrestler
Rowdy Roddy Piper, known for wearing a kilt in the ring, has died aged 61.
Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of the main stars of the wrestling circuit from the mid-1980s.
During his career, he won more than 30 titles and was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2005.
His death comes a month after that of Dusty Rhodes, another Hall of Fame member, aged 69.
The cause of Piper’s death was not revealed. He had successfully fought Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006.
Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, said chairman Vince McMahon — via redwolf.newsvine.com
Get down, get down with The Electric Mayhem and this boogie classic — via Youtube
What if Lovecraft work in Studio Ghibli? Kutuleras brings you the answer! Here’s this lovely but strange creature — via Etsy
To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, we put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass’s most celebrated work.
It should be noted that much of Saul’s title design work after 1960 was made in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass
Des Troy, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Department Originally aired on ABC TV: 16/07/2015 — via Youtube
Starring Enver Gjokaj and Maximilian Osinski. With (in Alphabetical Order): Cerina Vincent, Dichen Lachman, Jessy Schram, Matthew Holmes and Oded Fehr — via Youtube
Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions. Directed by Devon Avery — via Youtube
A man locked in a room faces inter-dimensional terror. Shot for the Guillermo Del Toro and Legendary pictures
House of Horrors competition — via Youtube
A meeting of giants: Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin at the Brown Derby, 1947 — via Beyond Cinephilia & Beyond
Early versions of Hobbes were very cartoony, and things like the shape of the nose and the number and placement of stripes were not always consistent. His proportions also appear to have changed slightly over the years. Later versions were crisp, clean and very consistent in the features. I based my Hobbes doll off of pictures that appear in the later strips.
To create the pattern, I broke the doll down into separate basic shapes. After some trial and error, I had a pattern that yielded all the needed body parts that fit together to my liking.
This pattern requires creating and stuffing all of the different body parts separately, hand stitching them all in place, and then hand stitching all of the stripes in place individually.
If that wasn’t completely clear, this project requires a ton of hand stitching. You’ve been warned! — via Instructables
Skilled superfan Kjetil Nordin spent 800 hours over six years crocheting this amazing blanket that features a screenshot of the map of World 1 from Super Mario Bros 3.
This incredibly detailed piece of crochet has all the fun little features and figures found on the Super Mario Bros 3 world map, including a lurching Hammer Bros and a cry for help coming from the castle — via Neatorama
Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93.
The Briton, best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television spy show, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said.
Macnee, who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway.
Avengers co-star Dame Diana Rigg paid tribute, saying:
Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal.
A statement on Mcnee’s website read:
Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories.
He died peacefully at his home in California’s Rancho Mirage on Thursday, Rupert said — via redwolf.newsvine.com
New print for San Diego. The Endless — via Who’s The What Now?
Sir Christopher Lee, known as the master of horror, has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.
The veteran actor, immortalised in films from Dracula to The Wicker Man, and via James Bond villainy to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, died at 8.30am on Sunday morning at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
His wife, the former Danish model Birgit Kroencke, decided to hold back the information for four days until all family members and friends were informed. The couple had been married for more than 50 years and had one daughter, Christina. Christopher Lee: share your tributes Read more
The actor was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity, and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011.
News of his death prompted an outpouring of grief from actors, musicians, and even the prime minister; all paid tribute to Lee’s great talent.
If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But he had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will always be a legend — via redwolf.newsvine.com