A sin that motivates our very own economy… Envy. For what makes you go out and buy bigger and better things? What motivates you more than Envy. It doesn’t just stop there though. Eventually you are looking at everyone elses cars, their looks, their lovers. It’s enough to drive you insane. Never will what you have be good enough…always looking for what someone else has. Never seeing that the grass isn’t what’s greener on the other side. It can never match how green you are…Green with…
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Darlings, it’s time I gave you a movie review don’t you think? In honor of this being October (The month we all receive a new season of The Walking Dead) Why not review a zombie flick? What about World War Z? Don’t mind if I do! I manged to pick up a copy the other day and I sat down to give it a see. I want to say before we get into this. Originally, when I first heard of this project, I had the highest hopes for this film. I’d always heard how good the book was. So I was excited to see an awesome zombie story get a chance on the big screen. Then i saw the trailer…then I saw another…then I saw the rating…then I saw the first reviews…then people told me about it…then people tried to defend it. As this happened…as this happened, my expectations got lower and lower….and lower. I was kind of hoping…well I hoped if I set my expectations at the bottom, maybe I could still enjoy it…Here’s what I thought:
Psychotik Review: World War Z
World War Z, as a book, is a the oral history of the Zombie War. A series of collected stories from those that were close to it and some that just experienced it. This paints an overall picture of what is going on. Now…I know…when a book goes to a film adaptation, the two cannot be the same. Some things work in film that do not work in books, and visa versa. However, one would think that they would at least have more similarities than World War Z the book and the movie of the same name. You have some familiar details. Some of the events…like 4 or 5. The main problem is to me…a Zombie story is only as good as the zombies in it. Why? Well, mostly because it’s about them. You have plenty of options, some less popular than others. You have virus, parasite, supernatural, voodoo, etc…Then you have shamblers and runners…mutants, undead, or berserker. You would at least expect the zombies to be the same as the book. They are not. In fact…not even close. I’m only about half through the book and I could tell you after the first two chapters, the book was way better. Let’s weigh this puppy.
What did this movie have going for it? Not much. Very run of the mill on the front of scares. Relied heavy on jump scares. Looked more like it was geared for teansy bompers. But hey, maybe that was the intended audience. The visuals were very nice as well as the CGI. If you were just expecting a regular action/suspense you would be pleased.
Bigger list here. Were do I start. The story was absolute shit. Character development was very poor. I didn’t care for not a person in the film. Brad Pitt could have died and I wouldn’t have given a shit either way. The movie was paced way to fast. You jumped from place to place to place and before you knew it the movie was fucking over. The film was more about the grand visual effects than anything. You could have shot the whole thing CGI and it wouldn’t have mattered a lick. I don’t recall seeing one practical effect.
The zombies weren’t, I hate saying this, they weren’t believable! They were a cross between Resident Evil, 28 Days Later, and that God awful Day of the Dead remake with Nick Cannon. They don’t maul…they don’t feed, they take one bite and then leave. They are all about spreading the virus. From bite to zombie..it takes 12 seconds. Now if I recall Biology correct…that is impossible! What you are saying is that one bite…One bite rips through the body…infects cells and multiplies at nearly the speed of light. Then rewires the brain to do what the virus wants it to do…ALL IN 12 FUCKING SECONDS! The thought is scary, but….at least to me…I don’t find things like that scary. It’s totally unbelievable, and all it offers is a cheap scare. Oh and in that twelve seconds, they appear to be dead. Grey skin, eyes whited out, rigored veins…(I hate the Writer and the Director so fucking much for this film) Miraculously, the zombies also run and climb, and do things I’m sure they never could have done while alive. No…No…No…NO! NO! NO! NO! A fucking zombie went head first through a windshield in the first 10 minuets of the film! That would have killed it! Scramble the brain…kill the zombie! Simple as that.
One last thing to mention is…wait for it…
At the end of the film, Brad Pitt figured out to beat it they need a camo. That camo is a Fatal, all be it curable, disease. He thinks if you are terminal, they don’t want to infect you so they leave you alone. I sort of liked this..if they would have explained it better. They use this weird cocktail of illness…like a mixture of H1N1, and a few others. Then they cure it. Well if you cure it…doesn’t that make you NOT terminal anymore? Wouldn’t that mean the predator instinct would set back in? Wouldn’t they be a viable host again? Well, I suppose maybe the virus could linger…you know like Chicken Pox…but wait! They mention explicitly that this should be a bacteria…well there goes that…Last I check…an Anti-Biotic wipes the bad Bacteria out…Hmm. Well, maybe we should just take their word for it. It’s just strange. Strange because there are a lot of terminal illnesses out there. You would think, if the solution at the end of the movie were true…That people would have made a connection sooner. I mean look at the statistics for how many people have cancer at any given time. Oh and AIDS…and Heart Disease (America should have been fine)…well really any number of things that would make a host unfit…I guess it only recognizes terminal virus and bacteria…Damn that still leaves the FUCK ton of people who have AIDS all over the world. Sorry I can’t even try anymore. This movie is a turd.
I know this is going to be unpopular with some, but I give World War Z a 1 out of 5 Top Hats. Bad story, predictable…well you read it. I can tell you how it could have been better, but that will be a different article all together Darlings. Hope you find this useful. Watch for yourself if you want. I believe everyone can only form an opinion with their own eyes. That being said, I wouldn’t pay much to see it. Oh, and defiantly read the book…
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,
Hair Color and Style: Long, wavy and dark brown
Eyes: Change color depending o mood/outfit
Weight: Technically 0…Ghosts don’t weight anything…
Bust Size: Nice Sized (she’s a ghost people they are what ever she wants them to be!)
Clothing: 1500’s Irish dress…but we have helped her up grade a bit
Other Identifiable Traits: Scar on lower back and right thigh
Crew Position: Psychotik Girl
Favorite Music: Loves everything she has listened to so far
Favorite Movies: Really digs the Princess Bride
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Shiver Trilogy
Guilty Pleasures: Dove Chocolate and Samoa Girl Scout Cookies (what do you want people she is from the 1500’s and has been alone for a looooong time. She did enjoy scaring the Girl Scout though!)
Back Story:A very sad story indeed. Scarlett is a beautiful name, but not this long deceased maiden’s. Our fair maiden was the daughter of a wealthy man in Dublin, Ireland. Way back in the 1500’s she was betrothed to a young ship captain. Everytime he was away, she would look out her window facing the sea and wait. Typical sea romance right? Little did our young filly know that her husband was pirate using her fathers great docks to have safe harbor. He may have loved her, it may have been a cover…no one knows! One day a rival pirate had finally caught up with the young pirate. Captured his ship and killed everyone aboard. Whilst looking through hos effects, he found letters from his bride and the charts to the port. This peaked the rival captains interest and they set sail in his nemesis ship. No one suspected a thing. The ruthless pirates destroyed everything and killed all of the maidens family leaving her for last. As a cruel joke, the Captain told her he had left her husband on a small boat in the ocean, so he may make it back. In a fit of rage she grabbed his sword and managed to give him a nasty cut over his eye. He slapped her to the ground. But when he did, he head hit a rock and killed her. She has stayed on those grounds for centuries waiting for her one true love. Unable to pass on, her mourning turned her into a banshee. She has forgotten almost everything of her life. Now she simply warns of deaths around the area…always alone.
Meeting Malice: Remember when I said that she didn’t remember her name? That’s true! Her name Scarlett actually comes from a fallen piece of wall. But I’m getting ahead of myself! I have to say one of my top five favorite places in most worlds is Ireland. Be it the people, the culture, or the booze…I find them fascinating. So it’s not uncommon that I find myself strolling the country side or the coast. I happened across this poor dear wailing in the ruins of her home. I’ve seen many banshees in my time, but never have I felt so sympathetic toward one. I conversed with her for a bit before catching her up to date. It was hard for her at first, but I have this way with ectoplasm. Now she is well-adjusted, and taking pictures for my site…Oh her name! Yeah, she said she couldn’t remember it…so I saw that work on the ruined wall…and named her that!
Hello Freaky Darlings! I’ve some interesting news to share with you. A new Horror Anthology is on the horizon. I’m always one to lend a hand (Or hands!) to the horror community, so check it out. If ADA Management is involved, I’m sure it will be good (similar tastes, great minds think alike and all of that jazz…) Below is the Press Release:
Once Upon a Horror Press Release
ONCE UPON A HORROR is a collection of four titillating and terrifying tales in the tradition of “CREEPSHOW” and “TALES FROM THE CRYPT”.
Our new series created by Rolfe Kanefsky, Once Upon A Horror, will consist of four short horror stories, Once Upon A Horror, Truth Be Told, With All my Heart, and Beast and the Beauty. These four short films will be cut together into a 90 minute pilot, which will be used to launch a weekly anthology TV series of terror tales, titled Once Upon A Horror, as well as a feature film for DVD distribution. Our ultimate goal, once the series is up and running, is to use this as a launching pad to discover new upcoming filmmakers. Filmmakers from all over the world with a passion for all things horror will be encouraged to submit their own horror shorts or short horror scripts to ONCE UPON A HORROR, where they will be selected as future upcoming episodes to air on Once Upon A Horror. This will not only be a platform for new horror films, but to showcase the talent of independent filmmakers from all over the world who would not normally have an opportunity to show their abilities.
MEET THE TEAM
Created by Rolfe Kanefsky and hosted by the Princess of Horror, Tiffany Shepis, this series already has an amazing cast and crew on board. Some of our star cast includes, James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita, Alpha Dog) and Tiffany Shepis (Night of The Demons, The Hazing, Nightmare Man, The Violent Kind). Our team is also blessed to be working with the talented Michael Del Rossa, who has done FX for such films as Watchmen, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 300 and I am Legend.
The award-winning writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky started his professional career with the now cult horror-comedy “THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE” which had a theatrical release before finding a loyal following on cable and home video. Kanefsky has directed over twenty feature films including the horror flicks “THE HAZING”, the Lions Gate/After Dark’s “NIGHTMARE MAN”, “CORPSES, and the Warner Brothers’ Home Video release of “JACQUELINE HYDE”.
Kanefsky (writer/director of Tales 1,3,4) is very excited to be launching his first Kickstarter campaign with long time producing partner Esther Goodstein “NIGHTMARE MAN”, “1 IN THE GUN”, and the fantastic team from Market Street Productions, Stacy Ekstein and Chris Ekstein.
Chris Ekstein (director of Tale 2) is in production on feature western “RISE OF THE LONESTAR RANGER” (Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan, Mark Boone Jr.). As an award-winning cinematographer, he has directed for national campaigns and clients. He is looking forward to directing the “Truth be Told” episode with Dominique Swain.
You should all check it out! And I’m sure they may appreciate a little help in the finance department if you got some loose change or a few bucks. Here is the link to the movies Kick Starter Page:
I’m sure I’ll here more about it as time moves on and I’ll keep you posted. Currently coming up with a few things for the site and the Facebooks. as always you can stay up to date by liking the pages for Encyclopedia Psychotika or The Psychotik Girls. Keep spreading the Madness!!
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,
It has come to my attention that I have been delinquent with your funny for the week. Not just one week but two. I do apologize the last week has been a lot of running around, and with the my offsprings birthday party this weekend…it is showing no sign of slacking off! HOWEVER!!! I did find some time to put up not just last weeks comic but a new for this week. The last one was inspired by an event that I will have to share with you soon…You’ll love it…ENJOY!!!
Well he llo there my pot smoking, deiviant, Freaky Darlings! Happy 420 to you all. I hope you are all enjoying the your baking holiday. I may not be one to partake, but I do know a few of you out there are probebly enjoying yourselves. It’s interesting because I was thinking about today, and a question crossed my mind: Why is today so special? What is the origin of 420? Well, I couldn’t find that meaning! Not a definitive one anyway. Some say it originated from a group of kids in Cali. in the 1970’s. Some say a flyer at a Greatful Dead show. Otheres suggest it has something to do with the day pot almost became legal. What ever your reason. historicaly there is significance to this day. Oh yes! It’s someone’s birthday today!!! So while you all bake your braincells today, remember who it is in honor of!!!
Well, this is something new I’ve decided to do for the site…I enjoy making these little things called “Rage Comics” (Oh shut up! Like all of you don’t already know what those are!) So I figure, why not do a weekly rage comic here on Encyclopedia Psychotika? Well here’s the first one…ENJOY!!!
Hello, My Freaky Darlings…As I told you previously, I have two interviews for you that I’m sure you will all love. Before I get into those though, I would like to spread the word on a fantastic little show coming to St. Louis. This show is called Contamination 2011: The Sequel. By the title I’m sure you have all guessed this will be the second year running. You might be saying to yourself now, “Malice, why should I go to this particular show?” It’s very simple really…
CELEBRITY GUESTS: Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), “The Boondock Saints” Sean Patrik Flannery–Norman Reedus–David Dela Rocca, A first time ever reunion for 1994 Fantastic Four movie (Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, Michael Baily Smith, Carl Ciarfalio, and Joseph Culp), Tony Todd (Candyman. The Crow) Kane Hodder (Jason in Friday the 13th 7, 8, 9 and Jason X, Hatchet), Brad Loree (Michael Myers Halloween Resurrection, Mr. Hush), Dan Shor (Ram from the original Tron, and Billy the Kid from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure to name a few..), Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian), Ben Davidson (Conan the Barbarian, and Football Player for the Oakland Raiders), Cody Deal (SyFy’s New Show “Almighty Thor”), Bill Johnson (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2), and a Mini- Day of the Dead Reunion (Gary Klar, Mark Tierno, and for the first time ever Terry Alexander) plus more…
EVENTS: 24-hour Movie Room, Outdoor Drive-in Movie experience, A Concert by the one and only- Grammy Award winning G Tom Mac, Showing of the Award Winning Emerging Past, dealers room, Q&A’s, Contaminated Party Galore…and this is just the tip of the iceberg…
Taking everything I have seen into account, I vote this show a winner. There is a great guest list and a pretty tight event line-up. If you need further merits why don’t we take a peek at what the first Contamination had…
LAST YEAR: “The successful event that began this new tradition in St. Louis – Contamination 2010 -was held April 30 through May 2, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Viking and featured film legends from popular horror classics like “The Howling” and George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” pop culture icon Larry Thomas “The Soup Nazi” from “Seinfeld,” sports legend Ken Norton, the 70s Godfather of Soul Cinema Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, “The Lost Boys” Brooke McCarter and Billy Wirth and showcased one of the most recognized cars in the world – The Batmobile”
Soooooooo, if your going to be in the St. Louis area this weekend you really, really, REALLY should go check out this show. There is a lot going for this show, and I give it a seal of apporoval….now with this said ON TO THE INTERVIEWS!!!
*For more information on the show and ticket info head over to www.con-tamination.com
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,
So another week has gone by, and here it is, The Psychotik Playlist of the Week! So this week I thought maybe I would give everyone a taste of country. OK so the radio has been on a country channel at work and that’s all I had in my head. doesn’t hurt to add a little diversity to the mix. I’m sure you will all love it. Give a listen, and I hope your Monday goes well because of it….
So I realize that this isn’t the full song to Free Bird. But the song is sooooo long, and this is the PERFECT use I’ve ever seen for this song.
Alright it’s late I know! But this one is going to be a gut buster. This weeks playlist is not so much music as it is just some really funny crap! Everyone needs to laugh. It’s the healthiest medicine in the world. So sit back, relax, and let the doctor give you the medicine….
Hope you all have managed to catch your breath through all of that! Enjoy the funny!!
Until next time, my freaky darlings,