Friday, 21 November 2014

Ade Rowe Has A Quick Chat To Ryan Nicholson

Ryan Nicholson is an independent filmmaker and special effects make up artist. He has produced some of the finest grindhouse inspired horror flicks of recent times, most notably Gutterballs, Hanger, Live Feed, Torched, Famine and his most recent film, at the time of writing, Collar. I had the honour of asking Ryan some random questions.

Ade Rowe: How did you get into filmmaking?

Ryan Nicholson: It was basically the need to put my thoughts out there for fellow perverts to see. I really wanted to take a shot at making my own stuff which led me to make "Torched". It had the content and the FX elements that I really wanted to showcase. Doing Makeup FX for quite sometime before that I had been on film sets, everything from 100 million dollar movies to 100 dollar movies! It was basically on the job training.

AR: What's you main influences , apart from GenkiSlave of course?

RN: Hahaa! There is no other but you! But no really, I think the 42nd Street Grindhouses were a big influence and those directors like William Lustig, Frankenlotter, Ferrera...those three are huge influences. The work they did and still do really inspired me to get into FX. Tom Savini of course, which ties into Lustig's "Maniac"...those fx were so violent, I loved them. I needed to try my hand at that. I bought Savini's book "Grand Illusions" and was totally inspired. David Cronenberg is also a huge influence. "Rabid", "Shivers", hell all his films!! They inspired the sexual element of my sleaze.

AR: I love the way your movies are nice and retro looking and all grindhousey and shit. Have you ever had the urge just to make a straight up family flick like Lassie or something?

RN: I have had the urge to make non-horror movies for sure. I love cinema. Movies like "The Godfather" and "Scarface" to war movies like "Platoon" and "Full Metal Jacket"...those are master filmmakers. But they also dabbled in horror. De Palma with "Carrie" and "Sisters"...Stone with "The Hand" and "Seizure"...I think it's easy to crossover if you are a creative person. I would love to make a Lassie movie but only if it could be Lassie infected with rabies biting peoples throats out...but "Cujo" already covered those bases!

AR: Haha! These questions seem quite regular and stuff that some boring cunt would ask over a cup of tea and a few muffins. Do you like muffins. If so, which kind?

RN: I fucking love blueberry muffins...the kind with big juicy berries that just explode in your mouth....mmmmmm.

AR: When the fuck are you gonna send me some dvds?!

RN: Very very soon! My guy Thomas Townsend will put a special package together

AR: Seriously though dude, What can we all expect from Mr Nicholson in the future? Any surprise lined up?

RN: Yes I think there's a big surprise with "Gutterballs 2: Balls Deep" in the sense that fans of the first will be shocked and like wtf...but at the same time, it is far more brutal than the first, so they will be overjoyed at the content...the movie itself is just bizarre. I am also going to start shipping products ordered super fast...that will surprise the fuck out of people.

AR: I know its quite a honour for you to have a legend like me asking you questions. How are managing to stop yourself from jizzing everywhere right now?

RN: It's just control. I pinch the base of the shaft and it stops the semen from shooting out. It actually hurts. I just want it out of me!!! Damn you!! But in all seriousness, your legacy is spread far and wide, the filth you've assembled is stuff of legend. I am honored to be interviewed by a fellow member of the filthy few.

GS: Aww your too kind!

AR: Do you ever just think " Ah, fuck it. I wish I was more like Quentin Tarantino and Spielberg "?

RN: Totally. I admire those masters and if only one day could obtain that level of craftsmanship...but that is like building Noah's arc with popsicle sticks, its going to take a long long time. Luckily for me, I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

AR: Right ryan, promote the fuck out of Collar and other future projects!!

RN: "Collar" is out via Unearthed Films as of yesterday Nov. 18th in North America. Please like our page Plotdigger Films on Facebook and please keep your pecker wet and your powder dry. I think that's how it goes. haha..

AR: Awesome!.. I know it was a quick random interview, but Ive got some food shopping to do. Is there anything you want picked up from Asda?

RN: Some sausage casing and Crisco oil would be great! Don't ask!

AR: Haha! Thanks so much for answering all my awesome questions dude. All the best!

RS: Great questions!!! Thanks for the interview!!! I had a blast!!

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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Katy Perry ET - The Porno!

Hey! Been a while since I posted on here, but I had some inspiration. This popped into my head and I had to edit it together. Warning, it's sexually explicit/pornographic! Really didn't want to open a porn account, so I uploaded on Ebaums World. Hopefully, it will stay up for the world to enjoy!

<3 Lori (Madpuppetdeth)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

'Red Account: My Bloody Angel' Review (SculptingFragments)

Dir. Sato Toshiki

Told through flashbacks our main girl Tomoko speaks of how her husband Masao, who she is deeply in love with, met his untimely fate.

This 'Tokyo Shock' release bills 'Red Account' as an all out gore film, in the same vein as the infamous 'Guinea Pig' series to come out of the same Japan as this underground sickie. Presented in a nice slipcase with four collectors art cards, very pretty. But now for the film itself.

Opening we see a ceremony trying to rid the devil, out of Masao's eye, Tomoko tells of how they are in love together so she has to help him with his eye problem. This is shown by a what seems to be everlasting dull sex scene. One thing i don't get about Japanese films with hardcore sex in, is why they have scenes like close up shots of a girls twat when they know it's just going to get blurred out! There's nothing like a face full of pixels to ruin the mood.

Skip forward twenty minutes and two sex scenes later we still don't know anything thats going on, the only dialogue we've had so far is that these two people are in love, I would have like some more talking but her mouth was too full of dick. Now we're introduced to a new character, Kawakami San, not that we know anything about the first two characters, except how they fuck but whatever.

We soon learn that Masao has a new song that he composed for the awesome rock band that we never see, he becomes more and more reclusive writing music and begins to distance himself from Tomoko. Because of this it's clear to see he is possessed by The Devil, after all rock music is The Devils music, apparently. Lucky for him, his old school friend Kawakami is an exorcist and they set up the ceremony we briefly witnessed at the beginning. After a few seconds of ceremonial gibberish Kawakami gives up and tries a different method: he strangles Masao, cuts off his head and pokes him in the eye.

'The Devil has infected his organs, we need to clean his organs!'

Apparently Masao's schoolfriend exorcist is also a surgeon, go figure! From here on out i took of my thinking cap and enjoyed the gore. Couldn't help but wonder what they were going to do with Masao after they were done cleaning all his 'Devil organs', well when the exorcist surgeon calls it a night it turns out Tomoko is a necrophiliac so let the good times role, I guess.


Friday, 4 February 2011

'Orozco the Embalmer' Review (SculptingFragments)

Dir. Tsurisaki Kiyotaka

The film opens with a tour of a rundown town in Columbia, derelict buildings and bodies in the street.
The people that live here, live poor and die poor, in the hands of the legendary Orozco the Embalmer.

This documentary follows Orozco as he does his daily job of receiving corpses, gutting them and filling them up, not with embalming fluid as you'd expect but with old rags and newspaper.   The conditions he works in are revolting, the cutting and gutting takes place in what looks like an abandoned garage packed full of storage boxes.
His method is brutal and careless, which makes the whole process seem more surreal. One thing you will notice is that he never shows any compassion for the body, everything is very rough and rushed.  We are not used to seeing this side of the world,  life here is cheap.

When not in the garage we survey the local town discovering body after body. Men, women, old and young, they can all be found in the streets of Colombia and all end up at Orozco's.

To say this film is hard hitting is an understatement, after just ten minutes of watching i was ready to turn it off and try another time, but i stayed with it and with each scene a more horrific corpse greeted me. Where as many other 'Shockumentaries' feature dead bodies that have met their untimely deaths due to some unfortunate accident, these people die as it is their way of life. i can bet that only a minuscule amount of people die from natural causes here, and from watching this, it serves more like an 'eye-opener' to know the conditions other parts of the world live in. They are not lucky like us to be provided with excellent health care or even a justice system.  These people are the underdogs of life.

Unfortunately the edition that i am reviewing does not have english subtitles, despite most of the dialogue is the odd word or sentence here and there, there is one interview which would be nice to know what was being said. Apart from that this extremely enjoyable experience last a very long 90 minutes. I've always heard people saying after watching a death film they're left with a dirty feeling. I never experienced that feeling before but now i know.
I need a shower...


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Recommended: Sodomatik Extreme Gore Mixtape DVD Vol. 1

Sodomatik Extreme Gore Mixtape Vol. 1 is a great compilation of clips from some of the greatest horror/exploitation films out there, and its a good starter point for those that are just getting into the genre. Music accompany around 25 minutes of the mix, after that the clips feature their original audio tracks. Sodomatik 1 is also a good item to put on when some friends pop around for a few beers and need some light entertainment!

The clips, in order of appearance, are as follows:
Satanico Pandemonium, Suicide Club, Pieces, Suicide Club, The Nutbag, New York Ripper, Pieces, New York Ripper, Schramm, May, Premutos, Death Smiled at Murder, Pieces, Pieces, Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine, House of Blood, Premutos, Premutos, New York Ripper, Suicide Club, House of Blood, Splatter : Naked Blood, The Reflecting Skin, The Nutbag, House of Blood, Evil Ed, The Nutbag, Suspiria, Phantom of Death, Nutbag, Cutting Moments, The Reflecting Skin, Phantom of Death, Splatter : Naked Blood, Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine, Dont't Torture a Duckling, The House by the Cemetery, The House by the Cemetery, Scrapbook, Thriller : One Eye, Premutos, Mother of Tears, Gummo, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Dead of Alive, Mother of Tears, A Blade in the Dark, Mother of Tears, The Toolbox Murders, Thriller : One Eye, Another Day in Paradise, The Beyond, Another Day in Paradise, The Beyond, The Beyond, Suicide, Guinea Pig : FOFAB, Angst, Murder Set Pieces, Home Sick, Entrails of A Beautiful Woman, Aftermath, For Your Height Only, Guinea Pig : Devi's Experiment, Guinea Pig : He Never Dies, Aswang, Guinea Pig : Murmaid in a Manhole, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman, High Tension, The City of the Living Dead, Gore Gore Girls, City of the Living Dead, The Grapes of Death, Gore Gore Girls, Ken Park, The Burning, Snuff Perversions 2, Violent Shit 3, Slumber Party Massacre 2, The Burning, Nightbeast, Phenomena, Philosphy of a Knife, Nekromantik 2, Massacro, Horrible, Faceless, Fantom Kiler, Evil Dead Trap, Bay of Blood, August Underground, August Underground's Mordum, August Underground's Penance, Blutiger Freitag, Deadbeat at Dawn, Autopsy, Dust Devil, The Killer Must Kill Again, Street Fighter, Bloodfeast 2, Opera, Brain Damage, Clean Shaven, Strip Nude For Your Killer, Mr. Lonely.

All in all, its a blast and worth checking out!

(Ade Rowe 2011)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Ade Rowe Has A Quick Chat With Daikichi Amano (Genki-Genki)

Daikichi Amano is the creator of the infamous Genki films. Featuring sea creatures and insects amongst other things, these are the most creative and extreme Japanese porn/art films out there. Daikichi is also a photographer of bizarre and beautiful scenarios featuring sea creatures and insects. I am privellaged that Mr Amano could answer a few of my questions because, by his own admission, his English isnt that good.

Ade Rowe: Do you class your work as art or pornography?
Daikichi Amano: I think both which are art and photography.

AR: The first Genki-Genki film was Love by the Scalpel Dog. I see that this is not available anymore on your site. Do you regret making the film?
DA: In fact, start of Genki-Genki was scalpel dog, but, using dog is really difficult for
photo shooting, therefore, I have changed to sea creatures.

AR: Do you appreciate how your work has been embraced by the Extreme Film Community?
DA: Yes, I am really pleasure to enter the community.

AR: How did you come up with the idea of using sea creatures and insects in your work?
DA: I am always thinking care of female genital, so, I am always going to fish and creature shop and
I am thinking new idea.

AR: Do you personally find your work sexually erotic?
DA: I am making the film for those interested in these category.

AR: Have you moved away from doing Sea Creature based films or do you still plan to bring more out?
DA: I am shooting horror film right now.

AR: Which Artists and Directors have influenced you?
DA: I do not have any people of artists and directors who from influence.

AR: Thank you Daikichi for taking the time to answer my questions :)
DA: Thank you.

(Ade Rowe January 2011)

Monday, 27 December 2010

'Divided Into Zero'

A short review for a short film.

Divided Into Zero is a 1999 short film by Mitch Davis. It touches on three stages of a child killer's life. Non-linear and surreal, Divided Into Zero is indeed a very grim viewing experience. While not graphic gore wise, this 34 minute short carves vivid images into your mind with a razor blade and is psychologically more disturbing than anything the August Underground films can throw at us.

Images of the killer as a young 7 year old boy slashing at his arm with a razor blade, getting urinated on by a woman in the middle age stage of his life, and abducting a little girl when the killer has approached old age, really show how much this guy's mental heath has fucked up during his lifetime. The most disturbing images in the film are of the abducted little girl with razor blade wedged into her lip and one wedged between her fingers. The killer seems to get off on just staring at the poor girl being helpless and in agony, crying silent tears. Divided Into Zero is no good time film by any means. It is stark, superbly shot, and very clever at interpreting what goes on in the mind of a child killer without giving too much away.

So, if images of a  razor blade wedged into the lip of a little girl, self mutilation, a golden shower, eye drops on a child's doll and lots of surreal images interest you, Divided Into Zero is the perfect film for you... And I think it is a pretty perfect film - Just the right running time, the right amount of horror, the right amount of sleaze and its disturbing as hell.

(Ade Rowe December 2010)