6
Apr
Happy Easter!

Lo and behold! Two delightful hours of satanic awesomeness! Lord Kaiaphas and I, Lady Omega, crafted an unprecedented mix of various genres of music featuring the horned one.

We included diverse artists such as: Robert Johnson, the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Max Romeo, Screamin Jay Hawkins and many more.

After careful consideration, we decided to exclude the black metal genre due to the obviousness of its’ satanic nature. Furthermore, a black metal mix would be both unamusing and tiring to the wide public’s ear.

The tracklist will only be available by request, since the element of surprise is crucial while listening to this mix.

Happy easter everyone! Whoever will not listen until the end of the mix will be doomed to eternal damnation.

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Feb
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30
Dec
Last post of this year

I want to wish a Happy New Year to everyone who reads my blog! :happy:and here’s a “short coverage” of what’s been going on.

Moving

We’re in the process of moving to Europe, and for the past couple of months we’ve been working hard packing a 3000 lbs container to ship it over to our destination. I’ve never done so much packing in my life, and now i can say that i am a professional packer :yes: able to produce my own custom made boxes, and my hands are still recovering from the staples, tape and paper cuts. Here’s a photo of one of the last days of packing:
packing


Taking pictures

In between the moving business, i managed to take some photos of the fall in Virginia. This was the first fall i saw since 1999, so it was really exciting for me to remember once again that the trees can be different colors. Here are some photos and you’re welcome to check out my Fall set on flickr.

berriesbirdie in the treebranchbumblebeedry flowersduckplantYay! a groundhogWet leavespond, red and lightRed berries

…and then we escaped the winter and went to Israel, where it’s still pretty warm, and got to go to the Dead sea where i took a couple of photos as well.
Red berriesDead sea Lonely treeSunset


Making music

The long-awaited Encoder album, “Slivers of Time” came out, with my guest vocals on the first track, “When it rains” and 2 more remixes of it by Ethereal Sedition and Liquid Newt. I like Ethereal Sedition remix really a lot and i think they did a great job. I’ve posted the original song here before, so here’s the Ethereal Sedition remix:

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Lord Kaiaphas / Zhyin also made a guest appearance on the upcoming album of an American black metal band, Arcane Asylum. The song is called “Atrocity is Silent”:

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He also has just played a Minimal Criminal live set at Moksha’s Hanuka party last weekend, and got a great reaction from the crowd:


Working

Yeah and on top of all that i’ve been doing lots of work, which you can check out in the updated portfolio of Elune Art.

So, i surely have lots of excuses of not writing much in my blog. I’ll be more organized in 2009 :grin:

Happy New Year to everyone!!!:eating::happy:

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6
Nov
Shocktober part 2

This one is going to be much longer, since i haven’t had time to write properly since the middle of october up till now. I remind you, my readers, that Shocktober is our own “horror” festival, which means watching only horror/weird/freaky movies throughout the month of October. So here comes the second half of the movies we’ve watched:

Requiem for a Vampire/Vierges et vampires (1971)

requiem for a vampireDirected by Jean Rolllin

This is a trippy French vampire flick, it has a groovy psychedelic soundtrack, a lot of the movie is shot at a castle and around the graveyard, has lots of nudity and almost no dialogue. The vampires are also quite amuzing, and they have cheesy-looking fangs. We had a good laugh with this movie and enjoyed it.


Tears of Kali (2004)

Tears of KaliDirected by Andreas Marchall

This movie is extremely bad. We were really disappointed because it didn’t quite correspond to its’ description on the cover. It is shot with a home camera and most of the action happens in one room. The movie was supposed to show “the dark side of the new age”, but we only saw the dark side of german low-budget cinematography.


Häxan(1922)

HaxanDirected by Benjamin Christensen

Now this is a true classic. Haxan is a Danish/Swedish silent film depicting witches and the European witch hunt throughout the ages. Many of the classic medieval images of Satan, demons and the Black Mass are shown in this brilliant film. Parts of this film were used in a video from Danish satanic metaller King Diamond, “Sleepless Nights”.


Memento Mori / Yeogo goedam II (1999)

memento moriDirected by Tae-Yong Kim and Kyu-Dong Min

This is a rather disappointing Asian horror flick. It’s not scary at all, in fact, it’s quite slow and lacks the spooky atmosphere of other Asian films, such as Ringu and Ju-On.


Nightmare (1964)

Nightmare

Directed by Freddie Francis

This is a Hammer House film about a young student, who is haunted by the visions of her dead mother. I would say that this movie is more suspense than horror, unlike the other, more famous Hammer House films starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.


Cronos (1993)

cronos

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

I liked this movie a lot. It is a rather original vampire movie about a vampire grandpa and a mysterious golden scarab, built by a medieval alchemist. The scarab grants immortality but with a deadly price. The plot unfolds at a steady pace, keeping the viewers interested throughout the entire film, and the visuals are really good as well.


Nightbreed (1990)

nightbreed

Directed by Clive Barker

This movie is a bit cheesy, but i still like the character design. If this film was remade nowadays, it could be quite a good movie.


The Bloody Judge / Trono di fuoco (1970)

bloody judge

Directed by Jesus Franco

This is an early 70′s Italian horror flick, starring the brilliant Christopher Lee. It’s a great film, similar to the Witchfinder General, but much better in my opinion. The director Jess Franco is famous for injecting quite a bit of erotica into his horror films, and this movie is no exception.


Exorcism / L’Éventreur de Notre-Dame (1979)

exorcism

Directed by Jesus Franco

Another good Jess Franco film about a perverted priest, who witnesses hippies engaging in a mock Satanic rituals / orgies, and decides to exorcise the participants through sadistic torture. Jess Franco himself plays the priest.


Hiruko the Goblin / Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko (1991)

hiruko the goblin

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

This is a film by the director of Tetsuo, the Iron Man – the Japanese sci-fi cult classic. Although not nearly as good as Tetsuo, Hiruko is still a strange and interesting film, filled with gory cyber images. Hiruko is the goblin sent to earth, who has to behead many girls and assemble their heads onto spider bodies.


Vamp (1986)

vamp

Directed by Richard Wenk

This is a cool 80s vampire horror/comedy, starring the unusual pop-singer Grace Jones. She is wonderful as the main vampiress in a gloomy strip club, located in a bad part of town, mostly inhabited by ghouls and vampires.


Summer Scars (2007)

summer scars

Directed by Julian Richards

This is not a horror film at all, but an adult psychological thriller. basically, the movie is about a bunch of British kids, who go play in the forest and come across a creepy stranger who psychologically tortures them. Although this is a pretty low budget production, it is quite an interesting and original film


Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1 (2008)

thicker than water

Directed by Phil Messerer

We saw this movie at a Spooky Movie Film festival in Virginia. This is a very low budget film, but quite enjoyable, with a dark comedic touch. The story is told from the point of view of a goth teenage girl, who hates her cheerleading sister and decides to put a voodoo curse on her. This film is very unpredictable, and surprisingly original, considering that it’s basically a vampire flick.


The Happening (2008)

the happening

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

This is one of my favorite directors, who has proven himself again with his latest apocalyptic picture. This is, perhaps, his most shocking film to date. The basic storyline is that a mysterious plague has infected the USA, where people suddenly stop what they’re doing and immediately kill themselves. There is something of an environmental statement made in this film.


Room 205 / Kollegiet (2007)

room 205

Directed by Martin Barnewitz

A neat Danish ghost story film, that is similar to some of the modern scary Asian horror movies. It’s really well done, good plot, good cinematography, good acting and the creepy soundtrack. There’s a good deal of violence in the movie, which seemed unrealistic to me, because I can’t picture nice Danish people being violent.


Dark Floors (2008)

dark floors

Directed by Pete Riski

This is a Finnish movie starring the guys from the shock rock band, Lordi. It’s a haunted hospital flick, which also seems to be inspired by Asian horror films. It’s actually quite good and has a scary atmosphere, great CG, however it would have been a lot more scary if Lordi guys were not in the movie, except for the girl, because they created a great CG image for her, while the dudes in their costumes just made it look more comical.


Trilogy of Terror (1975)

trilogy of terror

Directed by Dan Curtis

This is a horror movie with 3 short stories, all starring the same actress, Karen Black. The first story is a bit boring and forgettable, the second one is interesting, but not scary, and the third one is awesome. The 3rd story talks about a little african witchcraft doll, which apparently comes to life, once it’s little chain is removed.


Kill Baby Kill / Operazione paura (1966)

kill baby kill

Directed by Mario Bava

This is another cool Italian horror movie, about a village being terrorized by a ghost of a dead little girl. Inspector Kruger goes to investigate the case and gets into deep sh*t. The little girl is the best part of the movie, and the title “Kill Baby Kill ” has nothing to do with the actual story.


The Gore Core Girls (1972)

gore gore girls

Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis

H.G. Lewis was famous for making several ridiculously gory and cheesy films in the 60s and early 70s. This one is , obviously, a very gory movie. We had fun watching it, because most of the characters are pretty ludicrous, as well as most of the gore scenes. Yet the film still has its’ charm.


Cat People (1942)

cat people

Directed by Jacques Tourneur

This is the classic in the Film Noir genre, with great use of shadows and light. If you like kittycats, watch this movie.


The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

curse of the cat people

Directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise

This is the sequel to the previous film. We didn’t like it because there’s no cat action except for a one little black kitty on a tree in the beginning of the movie.


The Bad Seed (1956)

bad seed

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

This is another classic film about a naughty little girl, who does mean things but nobody notices except for her poor mother. It’s a good movie, but not as shocking today as it must have been in the 50s.


Willard (2003)

willard

Directed by Glen Morgan

This is the movie starring the terrific Crispin Glover, who plays a psychotic guy who commands rats to do his bidding. I thought the movie was fun, and i liked the big gloomy rat named Ben.


The Substitute / Vikaren (2007)

substitute

Directed by Ole Bornedal

This is another movie from the Ghosthouse Underground collection, which is also quite good. I can definitely recommend renting movies from this company. This one is also Danish, and it’s about a very evil teacher, who has a special mission. I won’t give out the details, because it will be a spoiler.


Inferno (2007)

inferno

Directed by Dario Argento

This is not one of Dario Argento’s best movies. The colors and cinematography of the film are cool as always, but the story is lame and confusing. However, the film score by Keith Emerson from the British prog rock band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer is quite groovy.


Werewolf of London (1935) and She-Wolf of London (1946)

werewolves

Directed by Stuart Walker and Jean Yarbrough

These are two classic black and white werewolf movies. First one is about a scientist who gets bitten by a Tibetan werewolf, and has to use the special moon flower to prevent his lycanthropic attacks. The second one is about a woman who’s afraid of having inherited the family’s werewolf curse, and thinks that she goes out at night killing little children. First movie was much better.


Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

dracula's daughter

Directed by Lambert Hillyer

We don’t remember much of the movie, but we remember that we liked it and that it had a cool gothic atmosphere.


The Two Faces of Dr.Jekyll (1960)

dr.jekyll

Directed by Terence Fisher

This is another Hammer House movie, following the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This one stars Christopher Lee, who plays the secret lover of Dr.Jekyll’s wife.


The Girl Who Knew Too Much / La Ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963)

the girl who knew too much

Directed by Mario Bava

This is yet another Mario Bava movie, but has little to do with horror, and more with suspensefull Hitchcockian film noir. It’s more of a detective story, which has an interesting plot, and an awesome song by Italian pop singer and actor Adriano Celentano .


The Birds (1963)

the birds

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

We were rather disappointed after watching this classic film for the first time. Even though it is a stylistically great movie, the birds only come out in the end! We thought there would be several bird attacks throughout the movie and that it would actually be creepy, like Psycho. But it was not.


Monster Dog / Leviatán (1984)

monster dog

Directed by Claudio Fragasso

Do not rent this movie, unless you want to have the god-awful Alice Cooper song looping in your head for the next 2 weeks. The terrible song i’m referring to is frightfully catchy and absolutely dumb. The movie itself is not total crap, but it’s not very good either. I think that Alice Cooper was not taking anything at that time, and that is why he agreed to do this terrible film. I wanted to see this movie, because i actually like Alice Cooper, but i felt bad after renting it.


City of the Living Dead / Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980)

city of the living dead

Directed by Lucio Fulci

We like the films by Lucio Fulci very much. This is a cool zombie movie with terrific gore and a sinister atmosphere. We highly recommend other films by Lucio Fulci, such as Zombie and The Beyond


Halloween (1980)

halloween

Directed by John Carpenter

Who wouldn’t watch Halloween on Halloween? This is the movie that started the whole subgenre of horror films, known as Slasher movies. This is a stylish and timeless film.

Thus concludes this year’s Shocktober film fest!:redsatan::halloween::redsatan:

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