Rachel and I are going to the L.A. premiere of The American Scream tonight at Cinefamily. The American Scream is the new documentary by Michael Stephenson (director of Best Worst Movie) about three families from a Minnesota town that go all out every Halloween turning their homes into elaborate haunted houses.
Check out the trailer below. The film will premiere on the Chiller Network on October 28th for those of you that don’t get the chance to catch it in theatres.
Just finished watching Open Your Mouth and Say…Mr. Chi Pig - an excellent documentary on the troubled SNFU frontman. I’ve been a fan of this band for years, and I never knew anything about Chi’s drug abuse or mental problems. Hell, I never knew about all of the drama within the band. I guess I just never paid close enough attention.
This movie was exceptional - fascinating and heartbreaking. Such an interesting story. If you’re a fan of SNFU, or punk rock in general, I highly suggest you watch this. Along with Chi and various members of SNFU, this film also features Jello Biafra, Joey Shithead, Chuck Dukowski, John Kastner, Shawn Stern, and tons of other punk mainstays. Open Your Mouth and Say…Mr. Chi Pig is streaming for free here.
Rachel and I watched a fascinating documentary last night called Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. It’s follows 3 guy trying to uncover the story behind the Toynbee Tiles (as seen above), that have been found mysteriously embedded in the asphalt of streets in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Kansas City, and Chile since the mid eighties.
I had never heard of the tiles until I watched this film, but I was fascinated once we started watching.
Check out the trailer below. If you’re interested, the film is streaming on Netflix. You can read more about the Toynbee tile mystery on the wikipedia page. Or check out the Resurrect Deadwebsite.
A documentary on Modest Mouse’s groundbreaking album, The Lonesome Crowded West. This is a pretty awesomely thorough look into an album that had a huge impact on me when it came out 15 (!!!) years ago. I highly recommend watching this if you’ve got 45 minutes to spare.
Edit: for some reason the video above doesn’t fit properly on the screen. Go here to watch it all normal-like. Or whatever.
Second teaser for Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL. Still no official release date for this doc, but the filmmakers plan on holding public screenings in select cities later this year, starting in Ft. Collins, CO (current home of Descendents and ALL). Share this trailer and help spread the word so these guys can get funding for proper distribution. Hit up the website for more info.
Words can’t even express how excited I am to see this.
Also, check out Chris Shary’s rad original artwork for the film!!!
A documentary made by me and a few other guys at uni about vinyl records and their recent popularity. It’s pretty cool. It features interviews with the dude who runs Poison City Records, the dude who owns Ritual Music & Books, Hollow Everdaze and Jehs.
Overall I’m pretty darn proud of it.
Go watch it here. (I recommend clicking the gear icon and watching it in HD)
Plan on watching this later today. I have a feeling some of my Tumblr peeps will want to watch it too.
Check out the video for Out Of Print, a documentary on The New Beverly - Los Angeles’ premier revival theatre. This is a Kickstarter project, so check it out and donate if you can. If you’ve ever been to the New Bev you know how rad it really is.
I watched Popatopolis today. If you’re a fan of Jim Wynorski, B movies, and/or guerrilla filmmaking, you’ll love this. It documents Wynorski’s successful attempt to film a movie (The Witches of Breastwick) in three days. It’s pretty awesome.
Wynorski is a crazy bastard, but I respect the hell out of him.
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead is screening tonight at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, CA as part of their Docufest. It’s one show, one night only, and tickets are limited, so I suggest you click the link below and buy yours now.
Cast and crew from both More Brains! AND Return of the Living Dead will be in attendance. You really don’t want to miss this. I’ve already seen More Brains! and it’s a pretty impressive documentary, which should come as no surprise seeing as it was produced by the same folks that produced His Name Was Jason and Never Sleep Again - the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street docs.
Trailer for More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead. Please watch this trailer if you’re a fan of The Return Of The Living Dead, then go to this webpage and “like” the video. The filmmakers are trying to get this amazing documentary entered into Arclight Cinema’s first ever Documentary Film Fest, and their decision will be based on how many “likes” each trailer receives. Come on folks, do this for me. It’ll only take a second (you don’t even have to watch the trailer, just go “like” it). Help these guys out - they made a fun, touching, and fantastically thorough doc on what I consider to be the best zombie film of all time.
Teaser trailer for Warlock Pinchers 2010: There Will Be Blood? - a concert film documenting the bands’ 2 night reunion at Denver’s Gothic’ Theatre in August of last year. The film screens this Saturday at Denver FilmCenter. Bummed I’m not in Colorado anymore. Hopefully it’ll see a DVD release at some point.