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The Bighead

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this “this project has been funded” on kickstarter, referring to Edward Lee’s seminal splatterfest, The Bighead. What sicko’s would actually want to see that perverse, degrading, gross, atrocious, blood spattered book ever made into a film…….well me for one. I read the book, threw up, read it again some months later, blogged about it, threw up again and decided I enjoyed the book immensely. If you haven’t read The Bighead (must have a strong stomach) I suggest you do, it is the literary equivalent of A Serbian Film and The Human Centipede combined and on crystal meth. Here’s a link to a short write up I did on the book Wurd: The Bighead. Anyway (excuse my frothing at the mouth) a short film has concluded filming and is set to be premiered in Los Angeles on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Acme Theater in Hollywood. Check out the trailer and all the juicy details below.

The Bighead Film Info

The Bighead PosterBased on Edward Lee’s seminal and wildly controversial 2003 novel, “EDWARD LEE’S THE BIGHEAD” directed by Michael Ling is set in the West Virginian backwoods where vicious monsters, both human and supernatural, go on a terrifying rampage in search of a special young woman. Their path of destruction uncovers long held secrets and puts the fate of the entire world in jeopardy. The short film stars Raquel Cantu as the untamable sexpot Jerrica, Carrie Malabre as the shy Charity, Orson Chaplin as the demented psychopath Tritt “Balls” Connor, and Lance Trezona as Tritt’s dim-witted accomplice Dicky. Also starring are Ashley Totin as the prostitute Rosie, Michael Coons as conflicted priest Father Tom, P.D. Miller as the bartender Frank, and Kelsey Tipton as the Bighead’s first victim Wendy. The frightening Bighead monster itself is played by Cheetah Platt. Award-winning director of photography Fady Hadid shot the film from writer/director Michael Ling’s script. Geoff Skinner and Donald Wygal, Jr. produced.
Official Site: thebigheadmovie.com
Kickstarter Page: The Bighead on Kickstarter
Facecrack: The Bighead Movie Page


LOS ANGELES MOVIE PREMIERE
Edward Lee’s The Bighead, the highly anticipated short film based on the cult classic book, will premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Acme Theater in Hollywood.
135 N La Brea Ave (between Beverly and First)
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Bighead Trailer

Edward Lee’s The Bighead: TRAILER from Michael Ling on Vimeo.

 

Hypothermia

Hypothermia

The project tells the story of two friends. The two have been fishing at the same location for years, but one day a sudden disappearance in the populace of fish puzzle the young men. After initially considering the possibilities, they wonder if the lake was fished dry, or if there was a deeper, darker meaning to the empty lake. This question is quickly answered, as the friends are attacked by a mysterious creature, and more victims are found beneath the icy lake.

Director: James Felix McKenney
Writer: James Felix McKenney
Stars: Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Benjamin Forster
Release Date: 2 October 2012
Runtime: 73 min
Production Co: Dark Sky Films & Glass Eye Pix
Hypothermia (2010) on IMDb

I really gotta stop doing this to myself; I get bored at around midnight and start scrolling aimlessly around crackflix for something to make my eyes bleed to. I find that with my sleep addled brain and caffeine burning eyes that my choices are always on the questionable side of things. I generally look at the rating to get somewhat of an idea how good or bad a film will be (I don’t put to much faith in ratings), so when I happened upon Hypothermia with its 3 star Netflix rating, decent looking cover and somewhat interesting synopsis, I thought tonight would be different. Wrong! (more…)

Alarming

Alarming (Big Fucking Monster)

“For college student Josie Kane, it starts as a simple internship: to shadow a group of high-tech land surveyors as they make their first foray into an ancient wilderness. Assisted by grizzled security guard Dale Philip, the crew knows how to handle protesters and saboteurs — but there’s something much, much worse in the woods this time. The local natives say the land is cursed — haunted by a demonic entity older than time. Now people are going missing, turning up dead or worse, and Josie and the crew are about to discover the truth behind the legend. The most alarming horror is the one you never see coming!”

Director: Ryan Nicholson
Writers: Jordan Boos, Ryan Nicholson
Stars: Bola Ajobo, Jean-Claude Bourbonnais, Ana Paola Dominguez
Release Date: 31 October 2012
Budget: $250,000

Caught this sweet trailer for Big Fucking Monster (Alarming) whilst trolling Youtube this morning, and it looks cool. I will be checking this out as soon as I can get my hands on it. Love the name! Big Fucking Monster @ Plotdigger Films and New Image Entertainment. Go Canada!