Wow, it's been so crazy lately that this is the first Don't Kill the Messenger post of this month, and it's almost done! I've got some good stuff for you this week, so let's dive right in.
Black Debates Part II.
The Black Museum announced their next few lectures recently. A little over a week from now, Andrea Butler - who wowed me last year with her fantastic presentation on movie poster art - returns with...
There is certainly no shortage of films to pull from on this category, so I'm betting this will be a great night. The next lecture, on November 12th is a rematch of the fan-favourite debates event. Last year, four teams locked horns about which Stephen King adaptation was superior. Now, this octet of pundits & filmmakers will be fervently arguing the best sequel.
Returning speakers Alexandra West (Famous Monsters of Filmland) and J.M. McNab (Rewatchability podcast) will be praising the merits of Sam Raimi's splatstick classic Evil Dead 2 while the duo of Less Lee Moore (Popshifter.com) & Shaun Hatton (The Electric Playground) will be championing sci-fi powerhouse Aliens. New to the ring, are Alison Lang (editor-in-chief of Broken Pencil Magazine) & musician Simon Borer who will be battling for The Exorcist III. Rounding out the four teams, are returning champions Tal Zimerman (Rue Morgue Magazine) & Steve Kostanski (Astron 6) who intend to convince the judge and jury that Dawn of the Dead is the best follow-up.
I don't even know which one to root for myself, it's so close, but you can be sure that this will be one hell of an evening, regardless of whoever goes home with the Golden Tentacle trophy.
Videogram is back with their newest track, Camp Blood. Available on October 1st, it's a funky riff on the unforgettable score from Friday the 13th Part 3. In celebration, they released this video which features the track set to clips from the Indonesian F13 rip-off Srigala.
After watching this, I also found this video for one of Videogram's earlier tracks I Warned You Not To Go Out Tonight, which features a montage of scenes from 1976's jet black slasher Naked Massacre.
King Of The Small Screen.
Here's the trailer for the film adaptation of Stephen King's novella Big Driver.
Lifetime, why so dark lately? Though I'm too keen to see Maria Bello abused for a half-hour-plus, I have to admit this doesn't look half bad. Big Driver premieres on Lifetime on October 18th.