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Saturday, February 17, 2018
There are several great old cemeteries near to my current home in Garland––I even wrote a short story, SMILEYS' GRAVE (and the derivative feature screenplay COLOR OF FLAME), about one: MILLS CEMETERY just down the road. But none have achieved the status of STULL CEMETERY in Kansas, it seems. lol
Watched HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)––my new B-Day Blu-ray––last night and quite enjoyed it!
A fun B-movie, old dark house tale, with four greats in one film: CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING, VINCENT PRICE, and JOHN CARRADINE. Excellent performances from all––true masters at their game: being their screen legend selves.
If you haven't seen this flick and are in the mood for a fun B-movie horror with a twist on a twist on a twist––all in old-school macabre-movie style––check out HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS on a stormy night.
Enjoy this excellent clip with the 4 greats all together:
UPDATE!––The new feature has now been officially titled, and is
simply named after the noir/horror short film of the same name: HUMAN NO
MORE. Also, it is a very immediate prequel to the short, expanding on the characters DETECTIVE NEMO (Tony Simmons) and the killer MR. BLIGHT, and also uniquely incorporates the award-winning shorts SCREAM FOR ME and MY SKIN!
As well, I'm thrilled that today I secured the 1940s art deco-ish chair I posted about yesterday evening, for use on HNM––The Feature's primary set. Yes, the chair is now mine. Woohoo!
Enjoy this pic of the chair, waiting for me to retrieve at PICKER'S PARADISE (Garland).
As many of you know, my high-end, heavy duty Manfrotto video tripod
disappeared on the moving truck somewhere between L.A. and Dallas last
November 2016. But thanks to mom and dad making me a Very Merry
Christmas 2017, I have been able to get a new Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video
Head with a Smith-Victor Propod Base. Woohoo!
Since the new tripod isn't quite as heavy duty as my M.I.A. one, and can't
really handle my jib arm, I was able to create/build (using
two thrust bearings & hardware) a new mount on my very old tripod
legs (used to film MY SKIN! and was the tripod used for Detective Nemo's
VHS camera in HUMAN NO MORE), and all is working fantastic! Enjoy some
pics of the up-to-speed jib arm and my new Manfrotto/Smith-Victor
tripod. I'm still months away from any filming for 3DG+, but getting my
video gear together is a great step.