Sunday, November 30, 2014

die kreuzen - Philadelphia - 1989

die kreuzen 
playing at 
JC Dobbs - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1989
in support of their 
Gone Away EP.

01. Shine
02. Best Goodbye
03. Elizabeth
04. Gone Away
05. Heaven
06. Number Three
07. Holes
08. Lean Into It
09. Deep Space
10. Stomp
11. Big Bad Days
12. Man In The Trees
13. Seasons Of Wither
14. Earthquakes
15. Shake Loose
16. Different Ways
17. Bitch Magnet

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brain Damage (1988)

Frank (Basket Case) Henenlotter's second film as writer/director is 1988s thoroughly entertaining horror/comedy Brain Damage. The movie follows the downward spiral of main character Brian, who becomes involved with a talking parasite named Aylmer. This creature injects a narcotic fluid into Brian's cranium and simply demands that he be supplied with consumable brains in return.  It's twisted and sometimes gory while the bodies pile up as Brian feeds his voracious Aylmer habit.

the trailer

the feature

Monday, November 17, 2014

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

This Aaron Spelling made for television production from 1972, Haunts of the Very Rich, delivers a Twilight Zone-esque premise, a plane load of wealthy individuals suddenly find themselves landing on an island with many more questions than answers, and stretches it out over some 75 minutes. The casting is a true hallmark of the 1970s and features: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner, Anne Francis, Donna Mills, Moses Gunn, Michael Lembeck, and Robert Reed as Reverend John Fellow. A truly odd movie that I first came across when it was re-broadcast in the afternoon during the early 80s. In some aspects this presages Spelling's Fantasy Island series.

the feature

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Godflesh - New Orleans - 1991

delivering their heavy sounds 
in a live performance
at Tipitina's
New Orleans, Louisiana 
on the 10th of April, 1991.

This footage is from the US version of the 
Grindcrusher Tour 1991, 
featuring the line up of 
Napalm Death, Godflesh, and Nocturnus.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Villain (1979)


One of world famous stuntman and blockbuster director Hal Needham's lesser known films is 1979s comedy/western The Villain aka Cactus Jack. Known for such widely screened movies as Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, The Cannonball Run, Megaforce, Stroker Ace, and Rad; this film was Needham's lone western and for him a rare under performer at the box office.

The movie plays out as a live action Looney Tunes cartoon with Kirk Douglas as the stand in for the Road Runner. Sadly this was Paul Lynde's final film performance. These other familiar faces round out the cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Foster Brooks, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Robert Tessier, and Mel Tillis

the trailer