The Stand Marches On.
After deciding on a director (Josh Boone, Fault In Our Stars) for the latest adaptation of Stephen King's masterpiece novel The Stand, it appears the production have decided on a format. Boone plans to bring this newest iteration to us in the form of a three-hour R-rated movie.
|Randall Flagg aka The Dark Man from The Stand.|
Putting aside my concerns on Boone whose background lies in romantic drama (but hey, maybe some fresh eyes is what this needs, instead of just putting Mick Garris behind the crank), this feels like a very challenging move. The nineties version was six hours and even that felt condensed and collapsed at times. Although, my biggest problem with the mini-series was that it felt very sanitized, which the new R-rated incarnation would hopefully alleviate. A ten-part HBO extravaganza would have been the best route to go in my opinion, but hey, what do I know? I've only read it a billion times... Boone seems very passionate about the project, so let's hope he cares enough about it to keep it from going off the rails.
Every Corpse Has A Story.
Here's a Kickstarter that every fan of the eighties horror should take a look at. Indie filmmaker Ryan Spindell is looking for funds to produce his anthology film, The Mortuary Collection. Here below, is his promo video.
I am fully behind this. The premise sounds delicious and looks like it has a great variety of horror subgenres. As we know, there has been a resurgence of anthologies over the past few years, but not all of them have been worthwhile. Spindell looks like a man with the right sensibilities to make something special here, so, give generously!
Twisted & Bizarre.
Lastly, is a bit of musical madness. Director Brandon Cronenberg and crazy-in-demand cinematographer Karim Hussain collaborated on this music hit for Toronto band Anamalia's new single Stifling. Check it out below. Be forewarned that it may make your face hurt.