The Watch List – January 2019

This week’s watch list consists of films by Ted Nicolaou, Danny Steinmann  and Philip Brophy.

1. Terror Vision (1986)

Title: Terror Vision (1986)

Writer/Director: Ted Nicolaou

Top Billed Cast: Diane FranklinMary WoronovGerrit Graham, Jon Gries and Bert Remsen

Synopsis: A family’s new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Swinger parents, a doomsday prepping grandpa and giant alien from outer space. Terror Vision is an all around quirky film packed with memorable moments. The things I really liked about this movie was it’s amazing use of location and color. It really made Nicolaou’s over the top vision of the american family believable. It was like being in another dimension that was close enough to ours to recognize but different enough to grab your attention.


If you’d like to watch a young metal head Uncle Rico tame a trash alien from outer space, you can by Clicking Here

2. Body Melt (1993)

Title: Body Melt (1993)

Writer/Director: Philip Brophy

Top Billed Cast: Gerard KennedyAndrew DaddoIan Smith

Synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new ‘Body Drug’ that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

First phase is glandular, second phase hallucinogenic, third phase… Body Melt! This film was bizarre to say the least. It’s use of practical effects along with it’s wacky health drug premise made Body Melt fun to follow but hard to swallow. It introduced us to the world of Ozploitation and what a wonderful world it is.

If you’d like to see a man pound a bottle of laundry detergent and grow worms out of his neck, you can by CLICKING HERE

3. The Unseen (1980)

Title: The Unseen (1980)

Writer/Director:Danny Steinmann

Top Billed Cast: Stephen FurstBarbara BachSydney Lassick and
Lelia Goldoni

Synopsis: A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement.

The Unseen is not a campy monster flick. It has drawn out scenes that feel irreverent at times, but beyond that it is a great thriller. It is a macabre tale of a failing town and one of it’s secrets. I truly found it shocking.

If you want to see Lelia Goldoni, Stephen Furst and Sydney Lassick deliver amazing performances you can by CLICKING HERE

HANDS – Behind The Scenes

Have you ever been so tired that the moment you hit the bed you are immediately comfortable? This is what happened to me, only in my vegetated state all I could focus on was my foot which was hanging over the edge of the bed. Childhood fears came rushing back to me as if something was inching ever closer to my foot. Finally, I pulled it onto the bed, tucked it into the blankets and thought what a great idea for a short. Fast forward a week and we were making “HANDS”.

“HANDS” had a budget of $22 which was spent on pizza. This meant everyone had to wear multiple hats. Tara Hutchison played “Crystal” she also did the makeup and styled the set. Jeff Young, who played one of the hands, also ran sound. Brandon Toigo played the other hand and helped me move lights around. As for me, I directed, ran the camera and picked up any slack needed behind the scenes. In all there were only 4 of us and that’s exactly how we like it.

I’ve heard a tight set is a tidy set but that wasn’t the case on this project. The vomit Tara concocted consisted of spaghetti and melted raspberry sorbet. The smell alone was disgusting and the fact that Tara was able to hold it in her mouth was insane. As you can see in the image above the rest of us were not as strong. The vomit Tara concocted consisted of spaghetti and melted raspberry sorbet. The smell alone was disgusting and the fact that Tara was able to hold it in her mouth was insane. As you can see in the image above the rest of us were not as strong.

In the end we all had a blast and I think it shows in the film. “HANDS” went on to be featured on several blogs (Links below) and we have received amazing feedback from viewers. Not bad work for an October weekend and that brings me to the point of points: If you want to make movies then get out and make them. Don’t let big budgets and fancy rigs put you in a mental space that tells you it’s impossible.

Watch HANDS now on the official ANTIMITY YouTube Channel: HERE

LINK TO BLOGS:

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