Hello all. Here's what I have for you this weekend.
A friend of mine recently directed me to a certain page on director Larry Cohen's website. Cohen has posted ten of his currently unproduced screenplays for our perusal. As he puts it,
“It’s been said that movies are like dreaming with your eyes open. I invite you to share my dreams. Simply cast your favorite stars in all the roles. Play your favorite movie music while you read. You may well wonder how one person could possibly create so many scripts — but then you might recall that I’ve written 46 produced features and I’ve directed 21. I’m fast! And I love to write. So happy reading, and let your imagination soar. You are now my partners in your own personal movie experience."
Larry Cohen has always been one of horror's most important filmmakers, and reading some of these screenplays over the last week or so has been a real inspiration. Click on the image below to check them out for yourself.
As you know, February is Women In Horror Month, so I'd like to showcase two interviews conducted by my videographer pal Robert Mitchell. Below, are interviews with actress Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror, House of 1000 Corpses) and Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Stepfather II).
To see more of Mitchell's video, check out his page here.
Charlie Brooker's jet black anthology series Black Mirror returned to the UK's Channel 4 last week. If you have not seen this series, orchestrated by the same brilliant bastard that brought us Dead Set in 2008, do yourself a favour and get on it. The thread that binds the stories of Black Mirror is how pervasive technology has become - and will continue to - in our everyday lives. Here is the trailer for the second series premiere episode entitled Be Right Back, starring the lovely Hayley Atwell.
I actually uttered “Oh my God, that is genius” to my television during this episode. The main idea is simple, yet incredibly astute and also, most troublingly, plausible.