I have a confession to make, and alot of people will disagree with me. Anyways, I confess: I like the Spirit Squad. Is it retarded? You bet your ass it is. Is it Wrestlecrap? Yes. So why do I like it? Because the way it was done last Monday was so stupid, yet so surreal and so random, that I couldn't help but love it.
So of course, the WWE will screw it up for me.
First off, I haven't posted here in a while because I have a lot of homework right now.
Anyways, here's some news on Masters of Horror. First off, I saw the episode "Pick Me Up" last night. Not a very good episode. Some good acting, but that was it. Next week is "Haekel's Tale"
Speaking of "Haekel's Tale", it will be the season finale. Showtime has dropped Takashi Miike's episode "Imprint", sighting it too disturbing. Miike himself say's he's not suprised. The thing that gets me about this, is that Showtime was willing to let producer and series creator Mick Garris give Miike complete creative control of the episode, so of course it's not going to be appropriate for the network. Fortunately, the episode will come out on DVD later this year, as will other episodes. However, each episode will be released on one DVD each. So unfortunately, no boxed set yet.
Finally, here's an update on season 2. So far, Mick Garris, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, John Carpenter, Joe Dante, and Tobe Hooper have agreed to return as directors. Meanwhile, Brad ("Session 9", "The Machinist") Anderson has been tapped to direct an episode, and there is still possibility that Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, and Guillermo del Toro may direct. Also, Gordon is looking to direct an adaptation of Poe's "The Black Cat", and wants Jeffrey Combs to play Poe.
Good week so far. Classes are doing allright, and on Smackdown, Angle is the champ. Even though I (and everyone else) knew it was going to happen, I still marked out.
Also, the "Masters of Horror" episode tonight, called "Sick Girl", was pretty good. It's basically a lesbian love story with insects involved, and it's really creepy. Angela ("May", "Toolbox Murders" remake) Bettis was good, as was Erin Brown (who you late night Cinemax watchers may know of as EI starlette Misty Mundae). Also, after second viewing, I'd have to say that the episode "Fair Haired Child" is still pretty good, and that I've changed my mind on the title creature: It's actually pretty creepy. Anyways, next weeks episode is called "Pick Me Up", and is directed by Larry (director "It's Alive", "God Told Me To", &"Q The Winged Serpant", as well as one of the writers of the "Maniac Cop" films) Cohen. It deals with a girl trapped in a game of cat and mouse with two killers. One who kills hitchhikers, the other is a hitchhiker who kills people who pick him up.
Anyways, I saw the Master of Horror Episode "Fair Haired Child" last night. Other than one disappointment, it's pretty good. It's not the best episode, but it ties with Argento's episode ("Jennifer") as the creepiest. The whole thing has a great atmosphere, and it's probably the best thing that William Malone has directed yet. Plus, the acting was good, and the score was top notch. The only real flaw IMO, is the Fair Haired Child itself. The episode does such a good job at building this mounting dread about the creature, but when we finally see it, it's just not that great. It looks too much like the title character in the Aphex Twin video "Rubber Johnny" to be scary. Other than that, it's a good episode, and probably the most atmospheric episode of the series so far.
The next episode is called "Sick Girl", and is directed by Lucky ("May") McKee. Remember folks, it's on Friday at 10 on Showtime.
Well, had my first a few days ago. So far, it looks like things are doing fine, albeit a bit uneventful. More classes tomorrow, so there ya go.
Dread Central gave 4 1/2 out of 5 Bloodmugs to the upcoming Master's of Horror episode "Fair Haired Child." Remember, it's on Friday at 10 on Showtime, with repeats throughout the weekend. Also, remember that Eli Roth's "Hostel" comes to theatres on Friday. Oh, and it includes the trailer to the WWE's horror movie "See No Evil". I agree with other people when they said it would have been awesome if Kane played an evil Ice Cream Man, but that role's been done by God's second son (aka Clint Howard).
Finally, for those wondering why this blog is called "The Crackdown", here is the answer: It's named after a Cabaret Voltaire album.
There ya go for now
Hostel was pretty sweet. I can't tell you a whole lot of what happens, because it would spoil it.
As far as trailers go, Hard Candy and The Hills Have Eyes remake look good. The American Version of Pulse looks bad, as does the remake of When a Stranger Calls. As For See No Evil, it looks hilariously bad.
Haven't seen Wolf Creek, though a few of my friends have and they where disappointed. Also, I don't want to see Bloodrayne.