Believe it or not, Body Electric is the work of an “amateur bodypaintress.”
A FOUR HOUR documentary on the entire Nightmare on Elm Street legacy? Oh yes…I did.
The film opens with awesome stop motion animated renditions of iconic scenes (which are worth watching even if you turn it off after that).
I must admit, I think the FIRST Nightmare is one of the best horror movies ever made. With the possible exception of the third installment, Dream Warriors, I couldn’t stand the way they transformed Freddy from the darkest monster imaginable to a fountain of cheesy one liners and gimmicks. Even the makeup looked plastic and less involved in the latter movies, whereas the original was a glistening mess of gooey fresh wounds.
Still, the entire documentary is quite honest and self aware. Those who hated the sequels will probably feel vindicated. It’s streaming on Netflix at the moment. Recommended for hardcore fans of the genre!
Watch the trailer:
Has anyone else seen this?
Just in time for Halloween, Extraordinary Tales is hitting theaters. It’s a series of five animated adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe, narrated by some of the greatest horror icons of all time.
Each story is done in a different style of animation. Featured in this film are “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Masque of Red Death” and “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar.” Narrators include Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Guillermo Del Toro and Bela Lugosi (!!!).
Watch the trailer:
Who’s going to see this?
This is perhaps my favorite piece of Halloween folk art I’ve seen this year: the Gourd Vampire Pumpkin.
Of course, the face is masterfully done…but I think the yellow-green eyes really MAKE this piece. Isn’t he hypnotic in the most perfectly insane way?
This would be the perfect cake for a Halloween party (the “bloody” syrup coating is a nice touch).
Apparently this was done in honor of The Walking Dead (which I admittedly stopped watching a couple seasons ago because I started getting bored with it…zombies are very overdone these days so it takes a lot to keep my attention).
I’d love to try my hand at this cake. Watch the tutorial video!
Long Forgotten recently made a post about a piece of Haunted Mansion concept art that never made it into the actual attraction: The Burning Miser.
I think this would’ve made a great addition to the Mansion. The devil sneaking up from behind the Miser to claim his soul via spontaneous combustion powder is certainly creepy enough to make the cut.
See more info here.