www.gorenoirmagazine.bigcartel.com to pick yourself up one! Either grab it now while it's $10 a piece or wait and pay $13. It's up to you.. The cover features the amazing artist Godmachine and his bloody amazing depiction of Medusa. This bitch will turn you to stone if you don't buy a copy. Fuck.. I went there.. Sorry.. So moving along.. Let's talk about who's in this issue and why you should buy it.
Steve Tefft is a tattoo artist. He loves all things dark and morbid and inks them on people. Steve was also crowned "Ink Master" on Spike's reality show of the same name. Yea that one reality show with that guitarist guy. You'll see some of Steve's awesome work in issue 8. There's definitely a strong God/Jesus theme going on with this issue. I swear it wasn't on purpose but it would have been awesome to have came out around Easter huh?
www.facebook.com/gorenoir I first found the guys who made FOJ when I happened upon their short Brutal Relax on the Popcorn Horror app. (if you have an iphone you need to download this app) They definitely cater to my type of crowd.. The guys who like over the top splatter and just crazy funny horror that doesn't take itself too seriously. If you take yourself seriously.. STOP! Just take deep breathes and move on.. It'll be okay we swear.. Okay maybe it won't be okay and we're going to hell in a handbasket but let's at least have some fun before we get there?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Top left you'll see my photoshopping skills in action as I've compiled all 4 of the covers of the next 3 magazines.. 3 magazines and 4 covers? What the fuck? Well the sick and depraved issue will have 2 covers (first 2) and then the 3rd one over is the 8th issue... Everyone stare at the loveliness of the Godmachine cover.. Okay now the next one there is Black and White. No your screen is fine it's actually black and white and will be in a "zine" format. That means we'll be cutting and pasting to our hearts delight and giving you that freshly pasted feel to it.
Now to the left you'll see my ahmazin' artin skills at work. This is the beginnings of a "metal" logo that I'm working on and will be featured on an alternative cover of the magazine.. Which issue you ask? Fuck if I know.. Will there be shirts you ask? Of fucking course! Lots of lime green and white will be featured in the logo and subsequent art that will come with it. The art I'm going to pass off to a better artist but I'm loving working on the logo itself. *burp* Well maybe we'll do a red version as well. Make it look all bloody and shit.. Cause really you guys come here for the blood and boobs and not much else right? Right? Well shit.. That's fine..
So last but not least we had our Blood Lust event not too long ago and I'd like to thank Gaige and Suzi Rubbish for helping put this together! I'd also like to thank Marcy Horror for coming out and blood wrestling for us! She's going to be our first ever Gore Noir Girl and will be featured in issue 8. There were so many awesome blood wrestlers that I would run out of space here in my ramblings to thank them all but you can see and "get to know" them in our upcoming Blood Lust DVD which will be out in about 3 months time. Might take longer so don't quote me on that because we won't rush something just to put it out there. We want it to be it's bloody best! Below is an image of Marcy Horror and Crakka Jappa getting down in our pool of blood that ended up hemorrhaging blood.. The ladies were getting down like that! Thanks SAcounterculture.com for coming and interviewing us and shooting photos!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I chose to watch the film. (I've been sick and with the amount of horror that I haven't watched on Netflix dwindling why not?) I may catch some flack from the purists and that's perfectly fine. I sure can't be loved by everyone so why not be hated by most? So let's dive into this film.
Let's live in a fantasy world for a minute. Let's imagine that instead of the Pinhead you see at the top left, you actually see Doug Bradley. Yes he jumped on board with this film and now you're in the theatre seat ready to watch the next installment in Hellraiser. With that in mind and all your predisposed anger at his replacement gone, let's figure out this film. While there are lot's of problems with the film I think it actually came closer to the formula of the originals than most of the 8 some odd sequels did. My main gripe with this film (remember we are imagining Doug Bradley is playing Pinhead lol) is the feeling that we get when we see the Cenobites. The world they are living in just doesn't feel dirty and evil enough. I really thought they were in this families basement for awhile. Actually I'm not quite sure that they weren't even after seeing the whole film.
The acting wasn't all that bad when you're considering how rushed I'm sure this film was. I've heard this film was just thrown together so that they could keep the rights to the name if I'm not mistaken. We get a couple skinless folks thrown in which were done pretty well.. Not completely skinless of course because that would be expensive but you get the point. I would have liked a bit more over the top bloody scenes but I'm hard to please in that area so we won't fault them for lack of gore.
With all that I can safely say that I enjoyed the film a lot more than 70% of the Hellraiser movies. It just felt like it belonged in the same world as the first couple films, and it didn't drop us into a video game or a gothic mansion party, so that's refreshing. With sequels and remakes being a really touchy thing recently I really think that people should probably pump the brakes and take a step back and see these things with new eyes. Maybe without those anger shaded glasses we all have on we might be able to enjoy a couple movies for what they are instead of expecting them to live up to our sense of nostalgia that we have for older films.
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