Archive for surrealism

Wonkavision

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by scottsplatter

so, so great…

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Eyes Wide Pus

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on August 24, 2009 by scottsplatter

A crony of mine did the 48 Hour Film Festival last weekend. This is what they came up with.  From no idea to finished film in 48 hours.

Stump

Posted in Video with tags , , , on June 10, 2009 by scottsplatter

Dr. Caligari

Posted in Recommendation with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2009 by scottsplatter

When I meet someone new and talk inevitably turns to movies this is one of the first films I always recommend. It came out in 1989, and the premise is that it picks up with the original Dr. Caligari’s granddaughter who is conducting her own experiments.

I’ve not seen another movie that looks like this film, the set design, the score, the presentation and dialogue are unique. The film was co-written by Jerry Stahl. If you saw Permanent Midnight, Ben Stiller’s turn as a junkie, that movie was about Jerry Stahl. Stephen Sayadian (aka Rinse Dream) directed and also co-wrote, perhaps best known for the erotic dystopian film Cafe Flesh.

 Fun Fact: The character of Gus Pratt seems to be based on serial killer Albert Fish.

I’m not sure this is even available on DVD, I’ve seen a couple posts on line where people say they got it in a box set of cult movies. I have an old dubbed VHS of it that has been played half to death. If I’m able to track a DVD of it down I’m sure I will be excited enough to post about it.