Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Edge of the Wedge - Severed Heads (1986)

Nooooooooo i've been so bad at blogging 14 year old me would be very disappointed!! I have watched movies but none super worthy of screenshotting or featuring on here. I have been listening to more Severed Heads, at first I really only knew their song Petrol and Lamborghini and every million remix version of it but now i'm obsessed.

Here is an ABC special on them for "Edge of the Wedge," I like when they fuck up the vinyls.

https://nostalgiacentral.com/television/tv-by-decade/tv-shows-1980s/edge-wedge/

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ABC TV’s short-lived Edge of the Wedge was a controversial rock and youth affairs programme that screened three times weekly at 6pm from its debut in March 1986 until it was given the chop in October of the same year. The show had an “Australian music only” policy and went out of its way to help young Australian bands. It also tried to raise important youth issues such as accommodation, relationships and drugs in a magazine-style segment each week. The ABC officially axed Edge of the Wedge because it rated badly, but the 6pm time-slot allotted to the show (a time when the majority of viewers stick ferociously to the commercial networks during the prime time news and current affairs hour) meant it could never really survive." 


Friday, October 4, 2019

Slumber Party Massacre (1982) dir. Amy Holden Jones

Watching this movie made me feel like I accidentally became a horny 80's teen boy with the amount of nudity it shows even within the first minute of this film. This movie is the MOST 80's horror film. Everything about it screams (get it horror) 80's from the fashion to the homes to the exact writing of the movie especially the typical waking up in bedroom scene with mom calling out for school. They also reveal the killer immediately which is a little unheard of and A LOT of people die. I went screenshot crazy and was obsessed with the shots, color, and framing. I especially loved seeing all the snacks and how American it was, also that GOOSE lamp?! I highly recommend this for 80's geeks and it's online for free with Amazon Prime Video and directed by a woman! Hooray.

























Sunday, September 29, 2019

Haunted House of Horror (1969) dir. Michael Armstrong

I saw this movie once in high school and still think about it all the time mostly for the fashion. At the time I was listening to a lot of Poppy Family and this is one of the most mod London fashion horror films I can think of.  The story and entire film really reminded me of a lot of 60's movies like this where I find that the fashion and aesthetic help carry the film more than the story itself (which i'm okay with most of the time.) The story follows a group of the hip-EST mods in London who are bored at a party that end up in a haunted house that eventually takes them all down or tries to. I still can't figure out if I should include spoilers in this I also don't think anyone reads these LOL

This movie is avail for free on YouTube!














Monday, September 23, 2019

Lollipop Monster (2011) dir. Ziska Riemann

I watched this movie for the first time at The New Beverly during a German film festival on the worst date of my life but luckily that didn't stop me from fully enjoying it. I rewatched this movie for research and luckily found it online. It is about two angry punk girls who seek revenge on...MEN. Both face family trouble, one more severe than the other but nonetheless are both living fucked up lives that come together. I remember during the Q&A the director (this being her first feature) mentioning it was important to hand over the 8mm camera to the girls so it would be totally from their POV.