British-born Hollywood director Tony Scott (brother of fellow filmmaker Ridley) died this past Sunday when he jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles. We didn’t know the man so we can remember him only through some of our favorite moments that he directed on the screen (well, at least, our favorite sex-related moments)…
Article: Watch This Now: Vampires on demand
The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in FYIVOD, we survey the landscape online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, the stakes get a whole lot higher as we take in some vampire movies.
All right, here’s what you need. A cross. Some holy water. A couple of pieces of silver couldn’t hurt, although it might not help in all cases. Ooh, and a good supply of lumber, and if you can get it pre-sharpened, all the better. You can’t be too careful preparing for this week’s FYIVOD because it’s all about the dark world of vampire movies. From some of the earliest days of the silent era to the latest VOD premieres, vampires have fascinated audiences and filmmakers alike. There are literally dozens of movies about vampires and their bloodsucking buddies, but here are five options you can watch online right now that go straight for the jugular.
Article: Little Monsters
Lady Gaga just Tweeted this slideshow she put together of many a monster who dressed in her likeness for Halloween. It’s pretty cool to watch see the diversity of her fans: age, shape, sex, sexuality, race. They’re like a rainbow coalition of freak flag flyers! Another remarkable thing after watching it is just how many…
Article: A Strange Fruit – Joey Arias
Joey Arias is a rare bird. A strange fruit. And they don’t exist like this anymore. They broke the mold many, many years ago. Joey’s had a storied career. He ran around town with Warhol. Lived with Klaus Nomi. Performed with David Bowie on SNL. And then he embraced drag and started channeling Billie Holiday.…
While the vampires of today are cute enough for gaggles of teenage girls (and many full-grown women too, I’ve heard) to hang posters of on their bedroom walls, the original vampires were actually meant to instill fear. Hence the long, sharp nails, the carnivorous teeth, the goblin-like ears and the dead white face of Nosferatu, the guy who started it all in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 masterpiece of German expressionism, NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR.
The unearthing of gems like this is why the Internet was created: Read David Bowie’s eager and heartfelt response dated September 25, 1967 to 14-year-old Sandra Adams who apparently sent the first piece of fan mail he received from the United States. Talk about being a trend setter, Sandra! [Via]