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Film Review: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’

Film Review: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’
Just how thin our pop-cultural vogue for zombies can be stretched is the pressing question behind “It Stains the Sands Red,” which hinges almost entirely on the suspense that can be wrung from one woman fighting off one bitey, bitey z-man. Is that premise enough for a feature? Not this one, not quite, although Colin Minihan’s film and his leading lady Brittany Allen can’t be faulted for lack of trying. Watchable if never really scary or funny enough to leave a memorable impression, this middling endeavor should nonetheless pull in a fair number of home-viewing horror fans with its offbeat theme and lurid title.

An impressive opening CGI shot shows Las Vegas in smoking chaos, presumably due to an outbreak of the undead. Fleeing that mess are Molly (Allen) and Nick (Merwin Mondesir), a crass couple whose precise alliance is vague (flashbacks make it clear that she’s a stripper, but
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Ginosaji — The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon Launches Kickstarter Campaign

For those who have longed for a feature-length version of Ginosaji – The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, the day is almost at hand! Well, it was closer than it was yesterday. Richard Gale, the mastermind behind… Continue Reading →

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The Spoonkiller Cometh. Richard Gale's Ginosaji Needs Your Help On Kickstarter!

It was a few years back now that writer-director Richard Gale created a legitimate online phenomenon with his short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon. The tale of an ordinary man pursued around the world for years by a curse embodied in the form of a white-faced apparition who beats him (over and over and over again) with a spoon, the short film played pretty much every genre film festival around the world before racking up a massive 28 million views on YouTube. the conceit of the piece, for those unfamiliar, is that the short was presented as a very long trailer for a non-existent movie. And now Gale is actually making that movie.Titled Ginosaji: The Horribly Slow Murderer With The...

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Kickstarter Now Live for The Horribly Slow Murderer Movie Project Feature Adaptation

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Back in February we bought you news that the viral short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon was being turned into a feature. The Kickstarter campaign for said feature is now live and aiming for $200,000. The… Continue Reading →

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The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon Becoming a Feature Film; First Look!

Back in 2009, filmmaker Richard Gale made a hilarious short film entitled The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which became a viral sensation and spawned a web series. Now it’s set to become a feature film, and… Continue Reading →

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Win A Signed Poster For Sci-Fi Thriller The Human Race

Xlrator Media will release Paul Hough's sci-fi thriller The Human Race on DVD on Tuesday, July 22. We have three posters signed by director Hough, and some of the stars of his film, Eddie McGee, Paul McCarthy-Boyington and Richard Gale (director of The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon).Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?This contest is open to...

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Director to Director: Award Winner Richard Gale and Paul Hough Talk The Human Race

Director Paul Hough's The Human Race will be available on VOD, iTunes, and in theaters on Friday, June 13. Recently Hough had a chat with fellow director (and actor in The Human Race) Richard Gale (The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon) about his new movie.

We got a chance to eavesdrop on the Q&A between Hough and Gale so that you can dig the conversation between these two top-notch filmmakers below.

Richard Gale: Up until I met Paul Hough, I had never killed anyone before, in a movie or otherwise. I'm first and foremost a filmmaker - I made the horror comedy short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which went viral on YouTube and is currently being developed into a feature film.

Paul Hough: I met Richard on the festival circuit when my film The Angel played at festivals with his amazing short Criticized.
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Spoon Wars Arrives as Latest Installment of Horribly Slow Murderer Series

I was lucky enough to get the chance to see Primus last week, and I was pretty much convinced that their stage show was one of the strangest things I'd ever see. However, that theory was shot right to hell this evening when I was introduced to The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon series. Strange, but hilarious! And fans of the series will be thrilled to know the newest installment, Spoon Wars, is available now.

And just to save you the extra clicks, simply scroll down and you'll find Spoon Wars in its entirety right here. For more visit the series creator, Richard Gale's, YouTube page. And for updates on the series, visit Gale's Facebook page.

From the Press Release

Richard Gale's latest installment in The Horribly Slow Murderer series is now online and is taking the world by Spoon.

Set in the Star Wars universe,
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Fantastic Fest Announces List Of Short Films which includes must sees ‘Cop Hard’ and ‘Infernal Nuns’

The complete list of short films screening at Fantastic Fest has been announced. Unfortunatly as with most short films, there isn’t too much known about many of these. I know Infernal Nuns recieved a lot of praise from various blogs after it screened at Fantasia and Cop Hard is based on the popular web series, but apart from that, I’m pretty much in the dark. What I do know is that sometimes the short films are more rewarding than some features. Remember folks, some of these directors may go on to do some very big things in the near future, so try and check them out. Here is the press release.

Austin, TX-Wednesday, August 24th, 2011- Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a
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Fantastic Fest Announces Shorts for 2011

Anybody can tell a good tale, spin a quality yarn so to speak, if given an hour and a half. But to accomplish that same feat in 15 minutes or so, now that's doing something. And Fantastic Fest has announced the lineup of 50 films doing just that for this year's program.

The Fantastic Fest shorts will be presented during the festival, which runs September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. With running times as long as thirty minutes and a short as two, and coming from over a dozen countries, the films look as diverse as they will be entertaining. Take a gander at the huge list complied below, and for those of you lucky enough to be in the great state of Texas during the fest, we envy you.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Shorts

All Men Are Called Robert (2011)

U.S. Premiere

Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes

A naked, terribly bruised man is running through the woods.
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Chilean Spoonkiller Attacks Special Forces Vehicle

In a bizarre case of life imitating art a student protestor in Chile last week expressed his displeasure at the current state of Chile's education system by dressing up as the villain from Richard Gale's short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon and bashing away on a Chilean special forces vehicle with a spoon. Uploaded to YouTube July 28th following a student protest march this appears to be 100% legitimate - the account it was posted from has been active for over a year - and is bizarre, hilarious, and a weirdly effective political statement. You can check both the Chilean video and the short film the character is taken from below....
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Here is Your Chance to Save Jack from The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

If you have never experienced the power and the glory of The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, then brothers and sisters, you've been missing out big time! Don't worry, though, there's still time to rectify that wrong and take things in a whole new and equally insane direction.

From the Press Release

The latest installment of Richard Gale’s acclaimed horror comedy saga The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon has been unleashed on YouTube. Save Jack – The Interactive Experience gives viewers the power to control Jack’s fate by selecting among four different strategies to deal with the most relentless killer of all time. Results range from the comic to the extremely gross, with one of the segments (kick him in the crotch) bearing a warning not to watch before, during, or just after eating.

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
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'Save Jack' goes interactive!

Oh Richard Gale you are a funny and clever bastard. The director of The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon has continued to bring fans of his short film more of Jack and his plight against the dreaded Ginosaji. 

Now, harnessing the power of YouTube, you can no longer sit idle and helpless but join in the fight against this cutlery clad cad and bring an end to Jack's suffering. Or can you? 

See the video embedded after the jump and find out more! 
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Leeds Film Festival Night Of The Dead: Report and reviews

In its tenth year, The Leeds Film Festival’s “Night Of The Dead” disappointingly lacked its normal predictable balance of a teen slasher, the downright nasty, a zombie movie and Japanese gore, but lived up to its eye-rotting highly entertaining reputation with an extended 12-hour programme running from 10pm to 10 am in its usual home, The Hyde Park Picture House. The Red Bulls were out, cushions were in place, pyjamas worn, the shockingly terrible bad film amnesty was back, a surprise showing of an old favourite made an appearance (Dellamorte Dellamore) and ten rather exciting shorts were shown.

The Silent House (La Casa Muda)

Dir: Gustavo Hernandez

Country: Uruguay

Running Time: 85 mins

Language: Spanish

Uruguayan thriller, The Silent House, was shot in a single take using a Canon digital camera earning itself some much needed respect. Unfortunately, aside from appreciation of this methodology there is little to admire.

Laura and her father,
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Celebrate 'Psycho's' 50th with this Cool Clip

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Celebrate 'Psycho's' 50th with this Cool Clip
Hard to believe it was fifty years ago today that Alfred Hitchcock changed the face of modern horror cinema forever with the release of Psycho. I wasn't alive when it premiered back in 1960, but as a horror fan it has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. The effect Hitchcock's film had on horror and suspense cinema is undeniable and has been well documented -- so rather than rehash ground already covered, we've decided to celebrate Psycho's birthday in a different way.

Website Classic-Horror.com decided the coolest way to mark the film's anniversary was to make a tribute video -- but it isn't some goofy YouTube clip. Instead, it's a genuine homage to the film's most memorable sequence: the shower scene.

Nate Yapp decided to remake the seminal sequence by splicing together footage from the various rip offs and homages featured
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More Spoon Killer In Richard Gale's Spaghetti Dinner Of The Damned!

Director Richard Gale created a genuine cult phenomenon with his short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon. The epic tale of an ordinary man pursued around the globe for years by a demonic killer who simply smacks him with a spoon over and over and over again, the film traveled the international festival circuit scooping awards virtually everywhere it went before eventually being posted on YouTube by Gale, where it has since been viewed more than four and a half million times. So Gale is doing the sensible thing: He's bringing the spoon killer back.

Spaghetti Dinner of the Damned isn't a true sequel though both of the original characters are back.  No, they're doing something different here. Gale has instead created a series titled Ask Jack in which viewers can ask the original film's lead character questions he will answer while being beaten with a spoon.
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Sr Pick [Video]: ‘Pigeon: Impossible’

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I love CGI animated films. To a lesser extent I also love CGI animated short films (get it?). It’s a great avenue for talented and creative filmmakers to showcase their skills – as well as a welcome distraction for those of us in the daily rat race.

But this is isn’t about rats – it’s about pigeons, those “rats with wings” and the potential global devastation they may cause in their relentless pursuit for your bread crumbs. Such is the premise of a great animated short we’ve stumbled upon, entitled Pigeon: Impossible.

Thanks to our reader “Frisco D.G.,” we were able to discover this smile-inducing short film by Lucas Martell, who wrote, directed and produced Pigeon: Impossible. The film took Martell about five years to finish, and his first foray into animation.

Here’s a quote from Martell about making the film, courtesy of the Pigeon: Impossible
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Votd: The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

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Votd: The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
Winner of 12 film festival awards, Richard Gale's short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon tells the epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time. Based on an idea for a short comedy sketch, the concept was expanded into a mini-epic... a faux-movie trailer with a 10-minute running time, for a feature film with an alleged running time of over nine hours. Starring Paul Clemens (The Beast Within), Brian Rohan (Criticized), Fay Kato, Melissa Paladino and Mike Kacey. Due to the vast number of locations and sequences, the short film required 22 days of shooting (more shooting days than on his feature film The Proposal!) Accomplished with a small cast and crew, the film takes place all over the world, but was shot entirely in Southern California, and by utilizing a greenscreen set up in the director's living room.
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The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon

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Richard Gale’s comedy/horror short film “The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon“ surged in popularity immediately after its release on YouTube, receiving more than 900,000 views in three weeks to become the No. 1 Top Favorited and No. 2 Top Rated film this month on YouTube in the Film and Animation category.

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon poster art

Since the YouTube launch, Horribly Slow Murderer … has been featured on G4TV’s Attack of the Show, and Hollywood is calling: Mr. Gale recently had his first meeting with an Oscar-winning production company, which contacted him after seeing his film online.

“This was the best route to take with my film”

says Mr. Gale, a three-time Los Angeles Area Emmy winner, who rejected paid offers from short film distributors after his film won 12 awards on the festival circuit.

“I would’ve been prohibited from releasing it online for years,
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Sr Pick [Video]: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

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In the grand history of horror films, we’ve seen psychopaths slaying their victims with a veritable armory of weapons. Freddy had his claws, Michael Myers had his butcher knife, Leatherface had his chainsaw, and so on, and so forth. To be perfectly frank, finding creative and terrifying ways to kill people has become something of a lost art. Luckily, there are still bold and creative-minded filmmakers working in the horror industry; filmmakers like Richard Gale.

Gale’s most recent project pushes the very limits of horror. It dares to ask the question: How many years can a man fight for his life against an evil unstoppable force? If you have the stomach, watch the 10-minute trailer below. Be advised, in addition to the heart-pounding terror, there is some adult language.

If you’re still reading this, I applaud your strength. A lesser person would have fainted at the sheer power of the trailer.
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