Hey all. I hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying their long weekend. I'm a tad hungover from celebrating Ronda Rousey destroy yet another opponent last night, but I need to get things back on track so here goes...
Here's a cool little experiment I found via The Play List. The Kentucky based site The House By The Video Store (which is pretty slick and you should check out) made a video which swaps out the scores for portions of 1960's Psycho and 2014's It Follows. Check it out.
While it largely doesn't match up, it's still a very interesting video. I'd say the switch works better for It Follows than it does Psycho and that speaks to just how timeless Bernard Hermann's score really is.
I was very saddened that I had to miss two Fantasia film premieres from friends of mine. From the pictures of the events and the ensuing reviews, it sounds like both films went over like gangbusters.
Trevor Juras' The Interior, a lost-in-the-forest creeper was shot last year in British Columbia. I've known producer Peter Kuplowsky for years through Toronto After Dark, which is also where I met Juras, after his awesome short The Lamp played there in 2013. Check out the trailer below.
Second was Gabriel Carrer's The Demolisher. I've rubbed elbows with Carrer and his crew over the years at various festivals and conventions and their output is staggering. Ry Barrett, the titular character, was in my short film Lively, and I couldn't be happier to see him carrying entire films as a lead.
I wish these guys all the best, and hopefully these two flicks come home to Toronto soon.
Levelling Up To Z.
For those of us disappointed in 2012 that the game Zombie U wasn't released on a decent system, fear not! Ubisoft recently announced that the first-person zombie survival game would be released on PS4 and Xbox One on August 15 as the affectionately renamed Zombi. Here's the trailer.
As I await a PS4 price drop, this is another title to add to the list. I had hoped to indoctrinate myself into the current generation by the time Until Dawn was released later this month, but it's looking like I won't be owning one until at least 2016. It will definitely be by the time Uncharted 4 drops at the latest though. I wouldn't miss that for the world!