2 items from 2009
If you click here you’ll be able to read the first feature I wrote about visionary UK based filmmaker Ashley Thorpe, an artist whose carefully controlled, creepy and rapturously gothic short films Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull (which screened at this years NYC Fango Con) really left an impression on me.
The man is a stylist supreme, his weird rotoscope approach matched by his respect for myth and I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Both pictures have gone on to win a multitude of awards and earn a plethora of accolades (you can see them for yourself at Thorpe’s site) and I thought it was high time to play catch up with the man.
See, I’m still convinced this guy is going to be a huge influence in horror for years to come and it appeases my ego to know that I was one »
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If I see another low budget indie horror film about some shmos getting stranded somewhere and running afoul of some class of homicidal skin snacking shmuck, I shall most assuredly scream and shoot holes in my home screen. Yes, yes, yes, the phrase “indie horror” is more often than not a real deal red flag to stay the eff you see kay Away. That’s why it is my pleasure, as both a lover of horror films that break rules and refuse to behave and gothic, stylized shockers that bow and kiss your hand before they cut your throat, to wax rapturous about Ashley Thorpe.
Thorpe’s visionary and reverent animated gothic melodramas Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull are throwbacks to a gentler age of terror, especially that of Hammer Studios, the Victorian terror machine that I live and die by and that from 1957 – 1975, pumped out the sort of swoony stiff collared horror films that, »
2 items from 2009
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