Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blood Work "True Blood" video blog (2.3): "Scratches"

Hi kids! We're busy adjusting to the new video situation and will likely be trying out some new stuff and different video servers over the next few episodes, but the latest vlog is up and running!

Note: No gay husbands were injured during the making of this video.

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"Hausu" at Subway Cinema's Asian Film Fest in NYC

Subway Cinema's Asian Film Festival in NYC has always been one of my favorite places to catch hard-to-find horror flicks from the other side of the globe. In past years I've caught The Happiness of the Katakuris, the utterly batshit puppet horror movie Marronnier (complete with the director, who speaks no English, taking Q&A via a Godzilla puppet in a Yankees uniform who could only say "Thankyouverymaaaaach!") and midair-sex opus The Eternal Evil of Asia.

This year the fest is really outdoing itself by screening one of the most influential and utterly bizarre Asian horror movies ever, Obayashi's 1977 haunted house experiment, Hausu.

Co-written and conceived by Obayashi's 11-year-old daughter (no joke), this candy-colored feverdream of a film takes a bunch of teenage girls and plops them into a mansion on a hill that is inhabited by a sort of wicked stepmother and her laser-shooting evil white cat. Over the course of the film the ladies are dispatched in an array of increasingly creative ways, including being eaten by a piano.

We became a bit obsessed with House a few years back and eventually tracked down a bootleg, but the quality is pretty bad and it would be awesome to see the film projected from an original master (even digitally, as it will be this Thursday in NYC), since the visuals in the film are so jaw-droppingly unique. If you've never heard of the movie, do yourself a favor and find it!

Here's the trailer, to whet yer whistles. And big thanks to Abby for the tip!!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Listen to Andy and Brian on "Loving True Blood" Blogtalk Radio!

Hey, y'all! Just click the above widget to listen to the podcast replay (it should be available for replay at about midnight EDT. It was a blast, and HUGE thanks to Dallas for inviting us on the show, asking such great questions and being such a doll overall about our silly little video thingy! Keep up with her over here on her site.

One thing that a pal pointed out: Andy used the word "pantaloons" in the show, which reminded me of what is easily the best 6 seconds in the history of television. Please to enjoy:

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CampBlood on the radio, "True Blood" 2.3 and more!

Well hello there! For those of you who may be new to the Camp, please pick up your laundry bags and bug spray and have a seat at one of the picnic tables.

Thanks to my newfound unemploy, CampBlood will now be the spot to find new episodes of our Blood Work True Blood video blog (Episode 2.3 is currently in production!), and of course any ramblings (horror-related or no) that happen along.

If you're just joining us, welcome and have a look around - the buttons on the right will take you to the flagship CampBlood site, which features hundreds of horror movie and musty Movie of the Week reviews, the Homo Horror Guide, video bits, interviews, pictorials, and lots of other ridiculous stuff.

Humbert wants to scratch your back.

Oh, and don't forget to check out our shop and pick yourself up a CampBlood t-shirt, coffee mug or slumber party poster, so that you can spread our filthy gospel in style!

I'm also very excited to announce that tonight Andy and I will be appearing on the Loving True Blood in Dallas blog radio show at 10PM EDT to talk about the show, our vlog series, and much more. Do join us and call in with your questions!

Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry

So in the meantime, what did y'all think of last night's True Blood ("Scratches")? Are we getting excited about The Best Little Orgy House in Bon Temps? Is Lafayette out of harm's way? What of Little Lord Fortenberry? And just what does Daphne Butterfingers think she's doing messin' around with my man?!?!?

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

See Alan Rowe Kelly's "A Far Cry from Home" at Fango Con NYC this friday!

Skittles, it's not often that my dueling personalities get to share airtime, but today Buzz ran an item over at Brian's dayjob getting the word out about the queerness at the Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors that starts Friday in NYC. (Margo was not happy.)

Honorary CampBlood Counselor Alan Rowe Kelly (specialties: bow-hunting, light crafts, maquillage) will be premiering the latest in New Jersey-bred survival horror, the very nasty hate-crime tale A Far Cry from Home, at the fest on Friday night at 7, and all you Gotham City gore-gays had better come out to support!

Here's more info. Don't make me come and drag you by your nipple-hairs!

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