A new slasher movie that actually looks awesome...I cannot wait...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Watching some Halloween 4 tonight as part of the Halloween boo-ray collection that just got unleashed. Hopefully my disc doesn't have the dreaded time synch issue people were complaining about.
Posted by CROPSY'S CRYPTKEEPER at 3:07 AM
Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time for some "Nightmare on Elm Street" action to kick off the season of rot. I've been sketching up a storm, hoping to fill the next fanzine with prime time slime for your consumption. Hope all you ghouls are snug in your catacombs, waiting to unleash HELL on HALLOW'S EVE! I particularly like the picture from the NOES NES video game. I have fond memories of that little devil. Maybe I'll pound through the NES version of Friday the 13th next and review that in the next zine. I've got that puppy down in the crypt, I give it a go when my hands aren't busy sketching gore and zombie bull shit, or doing daily worker bee stuff like pay my god damn bills and taxes, cause freedom isn't free!
Posted by CROPSY'S CRYPTKEEPER at 3:47 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014
Without the mask the re-enactment of his first murder is incomplete and it seemed like an important point Carpenter wanted to drive home in a simplistic yet brilliant way. Michael really wanted to “get off” on killing Laurie on terrifying her, and the mask is integral to that equation. It also drives home the idea that Michael isn’t just out there killing people for killings sake; he plays games with them. Michael terrifies his victims; it’s a psychological as well as physical assault. Without the de-masking moment we don’t get the true importance of the mask, or the way it defines Michael (Michael as himself is just an empty shape of a human).
Myers being more than human is only part of what makes him the Shape; the tricks and the stalking, the emphasis on re-enacting the death of Judith, the Halloween mask, all encapsulate what makes him The Shape. Remove those aspects and he is nothing. The nomenclature is meant to convey the idea that he appears human (again, emphasis on appearances) but is only defined by his actions and the ritual of Halloween. On the surface he is human but internally he is missing any persona that would define him as a human being, so he is defined by killing, by evil. The de-masking was not meant to bring the idea that Myers was a normal man to light. The Shape has a foot in both the physical and meta-physical realms. It’s meant to re-emphasize the idea that he APPEARS normal. He could be anyone.
If we are going to give Carpenter the credit he deserves we have to assume the de-masking was a calculated decision. He knew what the expectation of the audience was, and instead of catering to it he fell back into the themes playing throughout the movie.
Michael's plain face; a true representative of evil, and it looks like the next door neighbor, the high school quarterback, the lone hobo on the side walk, the face of normality, of the common place, and that's the snare that will trap you. He doesn't look like a monster; it's a monster in THE SHAPE of a man. Both aspects of Michael are equally important to realize. The sequels seemed only focused on Michael as the MONSTER.
Posted by CROPSY'S CRYPTKEEPER at 5:05 PM