5 items from 2014
You only have to listen to the Tinsel Town Stiffs section of Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's Hollywood Babble On to know that not a week goes by where the entertainment industry doesn't lose one of its stars. This year alone we have seen tragic loses in James Avery and Philip Seymour Hoffman and yesterday we lost one of the true greats in comedy of the last few decades. On February 24th 2014, Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We lost one entertainment's brightest stars.
When you look back at the great comedies of the 1980s, Ramis' name crops up again and again. Caddyshack. Groundhog Day. National Lampoon's Vacation. Stripes. The list goes on. Whether he worked on the project as a writer, actor or director, his legacy of work is hard to deny as anything other than stellar. You never really appreciate »
- Luke Owen
The Flickering Myth Podcast returns...
Since seeing the movie at last year's FrightFest, Stalled as become a firm favourite in the Flickering Myth offices. We've had a screening with them, sat down for various podcast discussions and, with the movie now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, we felt it was time to sit down with them again.
Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen chats with director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer to talk about the Blu-Ray and DVD including its special features and what it was like recording the director's commentary. The trio also discuss the passing of Harold Ramis who was influential in Dan's writing.
Check out our reviews of the movie here and here and you can read an interview with Tamaryn Payne about her work on the movie. You can also check out our previous podcasts with Christian and Dan here and here. And, if you fancy it, »
- Luke Owen
Since our ★★★★★ review of the movie at last year's FrighFest, Flickering Myth have been keeping a close eye on Christian James and Dan Palmer's zom-com-in-a-john Stalled. Ahead of its DVD and Blu-Ray release tomorrow, Sophie West sits down with Tamaryn Payne to discuss what it was like working on the movie...
Tp: Yes eons ago! When I was back home in Bournemouth, Dan was looking for 2 girls for a slasher film and he found me at a local drama school, which led to me playing Shaz in Small Town Folk which was a brilliant experience for a 17 year old looking to go to drama school.
You are probably best known as Analise Appleton from Hollyoaks. »
- Luke Owen
Directed by Christian James.
A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.
It's Christmas Eve, and the office party is in full swing. Unfortunately for a down-on-his-luck janitor known only as W.C. (Dan Palmer), while everyone else is enjoying themselves under the mistletoe, he's just received his marching orders from his boss, and is planning to steal a toolbox full of money once he finishes his shift. Heading into the ladies for a minor repair job, things seem to be looking up when two drunken young women enter the restroom and begin passionately making out with each other, delivering what appears to be the perfect opportunity for W.C. to knock one out. However, before he's even had a chance to unzip, one of the girls takes the concept »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Christian James,
Running Time: 84 Minutes
Are zombie films really running out of ideas? Or perhaps a better question is “Can zombie films run out of ideas?” Although not giving a definitive answer, Christian James’ follow-up to 2004’s Freak Out, sees how far it can push the genre. Well, it doesn’t exactly push the genre, as it does try to keep it contained. Very contained. Stalled is set, almost exclusively, in a woman’s toilet, and more specifically in a single cubicle.
A janitor (Palmer) finds himself trapped in the little girl’s room on Christmas Eve, once the dead start walking the earth. It’s all fun and games at first, as he manages to spy on two scantily clad office workers who decide to have some experimental fun. That is until one rips out the other’s throat. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
5 items from 2014