The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) David Lynch directing.  Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Nance,Tracy Walter, three of my favorite “Hey, it’s that guy” actors. And a Frenchman (Frederic Golchan).

And bless my soul, imdb verifies: that’s Michael “Deputy Hawk” Horse of Twin Peaks as the Indian.

This is part of the “Les Français Vus Par" ("The French as Seen by…") series of shorts.

I find it amusing when something on YouTube is described as “rare.” Pretty much as soon as it is put online, it ceases to be rare.

(Still have a bunch of Jacob’s Ladder in the queue, coming up soon. Then Angel Heart. And then I am thinking some Twin Peaks? )

Blade Runner just keeps showing up on my feeds.

This animation is made of 3285 aquarelle paintings and form the very beginning of my paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.

Blade Runner recreated in watercolors. Interesting project by Anders Ramsell.

Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong, Morgan Paull, Kevin Thompson. Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

Stephen King reads the first chapter of his new, upcoming sequel to The Shining, Dr. Sleep.

If I Knew Then…

Made a play video. It’s short but it’s brief. The viking dies. Over and over.

Now premiering at the Sundance Film Festival (just over the hills from where I am now, in fact): Room 237, a documentary about the hidden meanings of the film.

This is a video clip about the soundtrack to Room 237.

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher’s film Room 237 is an exploration of the truths concealed in The Shining.

Kubrick’s film was scored in large part with pre existing classical recordings, but the score for Room 237 has taken as its inspiration the elegant but quirky film music that accompanied low budget horror movies in the 1970s. Composers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson utilize a combination of vintage and contemporary analogue synthesizers, as well as acoustic instruments to create an atmosphere that is at once both haunting and funky.

I wish I’d known about this, I could’ve been there to watch it. Hopefully it gets released in some fashion I can view soon.

[Minecraft] Still being built, but coming along nicely: The Grand Hotel. This will be a playable Minecraft map and custom texture pack from the creator of Crimson Asylum horror map and texture pack (me!).

Both map and texture pack are still works in progress.

Soundtrack: “Childhood Memory of Winter (Piano Solo)”
Free Music from:

A trailer for The Shining re-imagined as a light-hearted romantic comedy.

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by the same name by Stephen King.


Just a quick tour of the Grand Hotel, in progress, with a few particular notes on the Blood and Rust texture pack, also a work in progress. Anyone with particular skills or ideas who wants to offer advice is welcome and more than welcome. (And anyone who knows where the Ender Egg skin is or how to change water color let me know!)

No ETA on texture or map yet. 2012, I guess.

I’ll throw some YouTube notes into the video — my mic is unavailable for notes today.

Pardon the erratic frame rate, FRAPS seems to be grouchy this morning.

A kinda trippy clip of some Ken-Nordine-style spoken-word improvised riffing. The microphone was possessed and recalcitrant, but other than that it was fun and I may do others.

This is a bit of what it’s like inside my head.

Video slide show of the film.

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009) Directed by Larry Blamire; starring Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson, Brian Howe, The Skeleton

Video clip of slides from the film.

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) Directed by Larry Blamire; starring Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson, Andrew Parks, Susan McConnell, Brian Howe, Jennifer Blaire

Video clip of slides from the film.

Cabaret (1972) directed by Bob Fosse, starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey.

Video slideshow of stills from

A Mighty Wind (2003) directed and co-written by Christopher Guest. Starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Dooley, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Rachael Harris, Don Lake, Jane Lynch, Larry Miller, Jim Piddock, Deborah Theaker, and Parker Posey.

Slides from the movie.

MASH (1970) directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on the novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker. Starring Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt and Elliott Gould, with Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, Gary Burghoff, Michael Murphy, Rene Auberjonois, David Arkin and Fred Williamson.