One of the worldâ€™s leading genre festivals, “Arrow Video FrightFest” kicked off this year with â€śThe Rangerâ€ť by Jenn Wexler, the first female-directed movie to open FrightFest in its illustriousâ€”and goryâ€”19-year history. The programme (as ever) is a rich and varied assortment of brand names, discoveries and the occasional classic revisited (the iconic â€śHalloweenâ€ť screened […]
With the proliferation of anime streaming services like Crunchyroll it has never been easier to get into this style. Despite the success of some anime franchises in the West, it has been difficult in the past to get access to a variety of shows and movies, no matter how popular they are in their home […]
In regards to the fear of the unknowable, there is no writer more influential today than H.P. Lovecraft.Â His stories saw humankind come into contact with beings older than time: sinister masses of tentacles whose very existence could drive someone completely mad. This was the birth of â€ścosmic horrorâ€ťâ€”that is, horror rooted in the idea […]
Modern Japanese science fiction was birthed in nuclear fire at the close of World War II. It left a sobering impression of the dangers of technology that can be felt to this day, and it created a generation of directors who are keenly aware of how delicate their mortality is. Science fiction is a medium […]
Note: Contains violent content. Melting flesh, living corpses, and mutating organs: there are few things as unsettling as wildly degenerating bodies. In the wake of twisted films that characterized the science fiction and horror of the late 1970s and 80sâ€”Ridley Scott’s “Alien” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” for exampleâ€”the journal “Screen” coined the term “body […]
Having recently featured one of Gianni Sarconeâ€™s optical illusions in our social network pages, it received a tremendous response from readers. As a result of the interest, I have conducted an interview with the artist to understand the creation process of these static (moving) visuals, and what led him to work in this art style? […]
Art director Takahiro Kurashima has designed an interactive book entitled “Poemotion.” He uses the Moire technique, which basically is a visual effect that occurs when viewing a set of lines overlapping another set of lines. In other words, this has to be mathematically planned out from the striped vertical bars printed on an acetate sheet […]
Dutch animator Bart Hess has made an unusual art film titled “Echo” for the Nationaal Glasmuseum. Although the movieâ€™s visuals are abstract, they are quite engaging and hypnotic to look at. Additional credits go to model Ras, and music by Ricky van Broekhoven.
“Tape Generations” is an experimental project by Johan Rijpma. The artist has stuck a bunch of tape rolls to a flat surface, positioned them in a symmetrical shape, and with the force of gravity these objects begin to move in unpredictable ways. It is fascinating to watch!
“Dynamic Blooms” is an experimental collaboration between Tell No One and SHOWstudio. The premise of the project was to create a fashion film that complemented Nick Knight‘s photography for AnOther magazine.