I know I just did one, but this is fun, too. It could be easily adapted into a full hour TV episode, too. A lot of these are their right length already, but LABORATORY CONDITIONS clearly got stripped down to its essentials. I’d like to see a longer version.
This is one of DUST’s better (and creepier!) short films, and that’s saying something. I’m not embedding the video because the thumbnail for IT CAME NAMELESS IN SPRING is a total spoiler for the ending, though. Didn’t stop me from enjoying it, but hopefully you’ll get the full effect this way.
One of my readers (JAB) found this: the SCP Foundation. Said reader described the site as “Delta Green and Warehouse 13 had a love child:” I personally would have said GURPS Warehouse 23, but that’s just me. On first glance? Useful fodder for DG, GURPS, or The Esoterrorists. Also: kind of disturbing, but in a good way.
Gimme a break, it’s steampunk. Alt-history steampunk horror. OK, OK, maybe there’s just a bit of romance novel ethos in it… but it also has clockwork assassin beetles in it, so I don’t want to hear any snickering, OK? Anyway, this entire werewolf/vampire Byronic hero thing seems to be quite the fad. Did the demographic that reads romance novels get bored with pirates?
And, more importantly, is there any way to suck them farther into the genre?
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Director Patrick Tatopoulos, “Underworld” co-creator Kevin Grevioux and Death Ray Films are teaming to bring the comic book “I, Frankenstein” to the big screen.
“I, Frankenstein” is an upcoming Darkstorm Comic written by Grevioux that brings together classic monster characters, including Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, Dracula and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, in a contemporary film noir setting.
The Monster, for example, who has evolved and learned how to control his anger, is now a private investigator. Dracula, meanwhile, is a kingpin of crime, and the Invisible Man is a secret operative.
…but I am an absolute sucker for mashups like this, as my enthusiastic embrace of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might suggest. Noir works particularly well with horror, as Kim Newman demonstrated with his Chandler/Lovecraftian “The Big Fish” (found in The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club) and Tim Powers sorta-kinda did with his Cold War espionage/urban fantasy book Declare (you will enjoy that book, particularly if you are Catholic). The image of the Monster dressed in a cheap suit and askew fedora appeals; it has a certain iconic feel to it that I can’t help but respond to.