Monday, 28 November 2011
Greetings fellow blog~letties! You may have noticed something new about my blog, and that is MY AWESOME NEW LOGO, bwahahahahahahaha!!! <3 I LOVE IT! This wonderful logo of awesomeness was done by a fellow horror chick~a~roo, and that lady would be Miss Miki Hickel! I am so thankful to Miki for putting a great big dinosnore sized smile on my geeky face! Miki is the lady responsible for a large number of our Women in Horror Recognition Month banners and logo's as well a whole lotta Ax Wound stuff too! You can read my blog on her over at my Jennifer's Bodies blog and expect an interview with both Miki, and Alison Lilly, another of our Women in Horror designer/artist extraordinaire's in the very near future! I love both these girls, they have stupid amounts of talent and with my logo, Miki has made something cute and geeky...AND totally Morleysaurus to the max! I love the addition of the Morley cigarettes...the very thing where my name Morley came from. I am an X Phile through and through and I love that this is included in my dino~tastic new logo! So yay, THANK YOU MIKI!!! <3 And ooh, please do check out her official site to see more awesome work! :D
Friday, 25 November 2011
Right, so anyone who was even remotely near any sort of store this Halloween, and every other Halloween before that, (just not as bad as what I witnessed this Halloween) will notice that at the same time that every store is advertising and selling Halloween stuff...usually, in the same isle, just on the opposide side, they are selling bloody Christmas stuff as well! Now I know that in places such as the States where they are bonkers for pretty much any 'holiday' but especially Halloween and Christmas, this has probably been the norm for as long as people have been eating Pumpkin Pie every Thanksgiving (okay slight exaggeration...but only slight!). This really bugs me though, we should at least be letting Halloween be over before we start thinking about Christmas decorations, and costumes! This is why when I heard about Creepmas, I fully embraced the concept! Creepmas is about doing to Christmas, what it does to Halloween...stomping a nice big Sandy Claws sized boot into the celebrations.
And speaking of Sandy Claws, what better way to celebrate Creepmas than with one of my all time most favourite, most watched and most quoted films...The Nightmare Before Christmas! Just like Jack Skellington takes over Christmas with his wonderful Halloween spirit, even though he tried his damn hardest to make it as Christmassy as possible, Creepmas is infiltrating all the snowflakes and candy canes with a good old dosage of blood and bats and ghouls galore! The 13 Days of Creepmas runs for 13 days between the 1st and 13th December. Check out the Official blog for how to partake in all the creep~tastic celebrations! <3
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Greetings my fiendishly awesome ladies...and boys who work with awesome ladies in zee horror movie industry...just wanted to let y'all know that I have now opened up submissions for Jennifer's Bodies 2012, and Official Women in Horror Month event. If you hop on over to my Official Jennifer's Bodies Blog, you can check out the submission guidelines and all the details for sending your glorious horror features and short in zee way of Miss Morleysaurus! I eargerly await your response! <3
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Okay so a few weeks back I read this brilliant interview that Rob G did with Frank Hennenlotter over at Icons of Fright. It was to celebrate the release of Basket Case on Blu-Ray. Now I've been a fan of Hennenlotter for a number of years, the man is a sick and demented fellow with an absolutely brilliant imagination...some may say he's completely twisted, I say he's a wee bit of genius! Films such as the Basket Case films, Frankenhooker and Bad Biology stand out as 110% freaktarded works of art! Anyhoo, in this interview Rob also speaks to Hennenlotter about the documentary he made on the original Godfather of Gore, Mr Herschell Gordon Lewis! As soon as I read this interview I was left eagerly dying to see this documentary, I think Herschell Gordon Lewis is a truly brilliant director. Some say that the line between his great movies, and his shite movies is incredibly close, but even in a crap way, I still love them. Particular favourites of mine include Colour me Blood Red, The Gore Gore Girls and Blood Feast. I have still yet to see the documentary, however thanks to Chris Dunlop over at ScreamQueenArmy, I got to see the trailer for the Hennenlotter directed documentary. If like me you have yet to see the documentary, you can still watch the trailer below...and this is in no doubt a film for gore~hounds and Grindhouse fans. And it is one that I shall be sure to update you on the moment I see it! :)
Monday, 21 November 2011
As a burlesque performer Tristan was originally brought in as the dance choreographer for the movie, not to read for the part. It was only after chatting to the girls that they realised that their Beatress was sitting right in front of them...Tristan IS Beatress! So now, not only do the girls have their perfect Beatress, they also have an amazing choreographer as well...it's the perfect scenario! Just looking at these amazing pictures of Tristan, I'm sure you will all agree, she is perfect for American Mary....I can't wait to see her in action! <3
Okay so it's another day and yet another cast member of the upcoming flick from Jen and Sylvia Soska has been announced. This time it's newcomer Natasha Forry, making her debut role in American Mary. According to the girls we are going to be enjoying Natasha as sultry jail bait...now jail bait for whom, that is the question!?! :) With secrecy surrounding the exact plot details, every little tidbit of information leaves us all the more curious...and that is exactly what these pesky Soska's want, the little minxes that they are! ;)
In the meantime however, you can cyberstalk Natasha on Twitter @natashaforry
Sunday, 20 November 2011
So it is with geektastic pleasure that I can now announce the names of the lead characters in Jen and Sylvia Soska's new movie, American Mary!
American Mary is the story of medical student, Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries, which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clientele.
Now I've always known Jen and Sylvia to be massive X Philes, and coming from Vancouver, that's all the cooler to be honest. Now that the cast has been announced, and I've had time to stalk all their resume's...I have realised just how much X Files talent is going to be in this movie! Soooooooo, without further adu.......
Katherine Isabelle as Mary Mason
Katherine Isabelle is the daughter of X Files Art Director Graeme Murray who worked on The X Files for a number of years. Not content with just having a totally rad~core X Files Dad, Kate went on to appear in the episode Schizogeny as Lisa Baiocchi. (Pictured below)
In the Horror~verse Katherine Isabelle is mostly known as her amazing role as Ginger in the Ginger Snaps trilogy. A role that, especially in the first one, is well worth being remembered for! This is one of my favourite werewolf movies and one that I have been a fan of since day one! And like American Mary, it's a movie that is filled to the brim with X Files stars and geekery! :) Katherine has also spent some time playing hide and seek with the one and only Freddy Kreugar in Freddy vs Jason and also starred in one of my favourite sleeper horrors, Disturbing Behaviour! She has also appeared in a number of cult hit sci-fi shows such as Stargate SG-1, John Doe, Supernatural, The Outer Limits, Endgame and Smallville.
Paula Lindberg as Ruby RealGirl
The lovely Paula Lindberg started out doing voice work for Anime series including Starship Operators, Elemental Gelade and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 before moving on to guest roles on shows such as Fringe and a recurring part on A Town Called Eureka...as well as small parts in a variety of movies. Paula is also the only member of this new cast that was actually part of the teaser for American Mary as well, as can be seen below. :)
Antonio Cupo as Billy Barker
Antonio Cupo has been acting since 2000 when he started out doing guest spots on TV shows. Like the majority of the rest of the cast, he has done a number of sci-fi show guest spots. These have included Dark Angel and Andromeda as well other shows such as The L Word, Special Unit 2, The Sausage Factory and a number of Italian shows and movies as well. Movies have included Elegy, Smile, Love Notes, and more recently Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story.
Horror nerds will probably pick up on the fact that Billy's last name is Barker, a nod of course to one of Jen and Sylvia's favourite director's, Mr Clive Barker! When casting, the girls had to make sure that the actor they cast would do their favourite director justice...and that dreamy was a must! On hearing that during the audition, Antonio melted the entire room, I think the girls are most definitely going to do their favourite dreamy director proud. And speaking of Clive Barker, he has been incredibly supportive of the girls and is really excited about this film. When you've got the creator of ye olde Pinhead on board, you know you must be doing something right! :)
David Lovgren as Dr Grant
David has been working in movies and TV since 1987 when he started out with a role in an episode of 21 Jump Street. He has appeared in episodes of Red Dwarf, The Outer Limits, The L Word, Supernatural, Masters of Horror, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Andromeda and many more. Including The X Files. :)
He appeared as the clone Kurt Crawford in the episode Memento Mori. Seen below with the lovely Agent Mulder! <3
Twan Holliday as Lance Delgreggo
Twan Holiday is a metal loving actor, stunt man, singer, song writer, bass player and pro-wrestler...a wonderful combination of talents if ever I heard one! Movie wise, the thing that stood out for me about Twan was him being a stunt man on Marcus Nispel's Pathfinder! Starring the one and only Karl Urban! *insert MAJOR LoTR geek~gasm*
Tristan Risk as Beatress Johnson
Tristan is a burlesque dancer who performs with Vancouver based Sweet Soul Burlesque. Tristan has the horror Darkest Hour and the horror short Crazy Dracula Spring Break Weekend already under her belt. Add to that American Mary and Tristan is starting to make a name for herself in the horror world, on top of already being popular in the burlesque one. :)
Shooting starts in 10 days time...in the meantime however, please take a peek at the ever so delicious teaser trailer...starring Sylvia Soska in the role of Mary Mason, who shall be played by Katherine Isabelle in the movie.
Friday, 18 November 2011
In the House of Flies - Geek~tastic New Trailer...Especially For All You Henry Rollins Nerds Out There!
It is with the greatest pleasure that I can provide you with the absolutely, downright wicked awesome new trailer for Philip Carer's (PGC) latest film, In the House of Flies.
Starring Lindsay Smith, Ryan Kotack, Ryan Barrett AND the one and only Henry freakin' Rollins....In the House of Flies looks like another glorious throwback to a decade long gone by one of the genre's most inspirational, underground directors! Philip Carer is most definitely one to be watching ladies and gentlegeeks!
I am sure that you will all agree that this is a most excellent trailer...it is visually stunning, the 80's nostalgia brings a great big Goonie sized smile to my face and more importantly...it has the best spoken voice over EVER!!! I mean seriously, if you're going to have any sort of voice over work on your trailer, then you might as well have the god of spoken word do it for you...especially when he's one of the stars of your movie! Oh yes my fellow nerdlings, get your geekgasm on for more Henry Rollins goodness when In the House of Flies is released.
And oooh, how awesome is the picture above...Henry Rollins and Philip Carer, definitely a rad~core pairing if ever I heard of one! :D And speaking of awesome pairings...how completely fucking awesome would it be if Philip Carer directed a Deftones video....just saying!?!!! ;)
If you are a fan of the trailer then please be sure to LIKE the Official Faceboook Page which you can find HERE!