Film Review: Special Effects (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A has-been director murders a struggling actress and then decides to make a movie (that claims her husband killed her) about it. REVIEW: I had seen Special Effects when I was a kid and didn’t really like it because it didn’t involve someone in a mask running around chopping people to pieces. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me back then and I thought that it was pretty boring. I watched … Continue reading

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Grand Illusions

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In the current climate of rampant digital effects, ultra-real prosthetics and virtual 3-D cinematography, audiences are being spoiled. Special effects have become commonplace and of such a high standard that jaws are no longer dropping. This wasn’t always so. Special effects have come a long way since the invention of cinema and the path they have walked is fascinating. Arguably, the first film ever made was called Fred Ott’s Sneeze and was made, funnily enough, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Girl on Film (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of filmmakers sit around watching their latest film epic, a black and white lesbian bondage movie. They’re bored, and one of them suggests they try something new. After toying with various perverted ideas, including being shat on by a “300-pound sweata with a gassy box”, they are eventually forced into making a snuff movie. The filmmakers soon find themselves entering a dark world of murder and bloody mayhem, and are terrorized by … Continue reading

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The FX Shop: Interview – Jason Alvino (Wicked EFX Studios)

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Good Day Boils and Creepy horse humping fiends, today i bring you an FX man named Jason Alvino who has done so many projects in horror FX and Sculpting, and his recent efforts can be seen in the horror short COTTONMOUTH on www.cottonmouth.tv Also he works for Wicked EFX! Lets Fire away now! Dr. Gorehound: When did you first encounter the art of make-up FX and prosthetics before you got your big break in the business, … Continue reading

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The FX Shop: Interview – Bart Butler (aka Spoils the Clown)

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Good evening maggot infested corpse munchers and puss drinking fiends..today i bringyou a real boogieman of horror/fx man and his name is Bart Butler also known as SPOILS The CLOWN! Hes been in the fx business for years and now operates his own hauntedattraction and he can be currently seen in the upcoming film SPOILS. Dr. Gorehound: When did you first enter make-up/props/prosthetics carrer, and what do you find most fascinating about it? Bart Butler: … Continue reading

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The FX Shop: Interview – Graham C. Schofield (Bloodlust Unlimited FX)

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Graham C. Schofield is not a chap to f*ck with. He can slice, skin, stab, and scalp you with the greatest of ease. Oh yeah, and he does gore FX too. Special makeup FX artist, creature creator, and founder of Bloodlust Unlimited FX, if you’re looking for shocking on a shoestring GCS can pull it off. Let’s pick the brain of a madman, and get soaked in sanguine as we kick it with Graham C. … Continue reading

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Georges Méliès

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Horror cinema is almost as old as cinema itself, for the very good reason that fantasy is implicit in the very nature of film. Action can be slowed down or speeded up, people can be made to appear or disappear, scale can be altered so that people can become giants or mannequins, double-exposure allows one actor to play two roles simultaneously. The possibilities are endless and they were realised very early – not long after … Continue reading

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