Friday, October 31, 2008

The Kill Fest Finale


So we meet one last time, for one last dip into the waters of murder and mayhem. For those who didn't see yesterday's post, this movie is more than a montage, it's a short film containing a montage. The movie is 2:45 in length and the montage is a little over a minute. There's a lot of clips in that minute, and, as always, timed to the music, so best to let it load all the way first before playing it. I'd like to start making the movies around here more than just montages, although I'll still make ones that are just montages, but I'm getting restless and want to do more. But that's neither here nor there for our purposes today. I hope you enjoy the movie - AND FOR THOSE AT WORK BE WARNED - There's a loud scream at the 1:07 mark when the title of the piece is finally introduced (and I'm not telling you what the title is, you'll just have to wait and see it). The rest is music. Also, the second half is pretty bloody, but given the deliberate progression of the editing and the subject matter, that couldn't really be avoided. And that's that. Enjoy.



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Available on YouTube on Cinema Styles You Tube page here, where you can watch it in high quality (recommended).

53 comments:

Bloody Marilyn said...

Brilliant (as usual) Jonathan. I was rather disturbed at how much I enjoyed seeing dead and bloody bodies, stabbings, and hangings. I think Kill Fest has altered my DNA or something.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Thanks so much Marilyn. You really do become anethetized to it all after a certain point. I've had a great time doing it all month but I'm ready to move on, and eager to discuss some fantastic experiences I've had at the A.F.I. in the last month.

If you scroll down and look at all the banners for this month you can see the unused Mummy banner I had to nix at the last moment.

Marilyn Mahoney McCarthy said...

So sorry. I think your substitute is wonderful. If you want, you can steal my When Pumpkins Drink picture.

Looking forward to hearing about AFI.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

I love the two pumpkins behind him, so disappointed in their friend.

from nellhaus it came said...

Exploding heads will never go out of style.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

And they go with everything!

bill r. said...

Arbogast!! YOU KILLED ARBOGAST!!!

Nice job, Jonathan. There were a few clips I didn't recognize, though. Like, where did that shot of the woman with what appeared to be a bottle shoved in her face come from?

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Bill, actually, most people don't realize it because the footage was cut, but later in the movie it's revealed that Arbogast was wearing body armor under his suit and was simply knocked out by the fall. The blood you see splatter on his face comes from some leftover ketchup packets he had in his pocket that Norman inadvertantly struck. So anyway, in the cut footage, after Lila Crane has turned the decomposed Mrs. Bates around and Loomis takes down Bates, Arbogast suddenly appears, rubbing the knot on his head, and says, "What'd I miss?"

And Miss Bottle Face is one of the first victims of Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Fox said...

I knew this would happen!!!...

I was hunched over my desk with my headphones on trying to be private about this when the loveliest lady at work (yes, I'm happily married, but she's still very pretty and makes me nervous, ok???...) walked up to talk. Well, the montage was on the glass-bottle-in-some-lady's-face part! "What are you watching!?" Ah well...

Question though ... and btw, that was awesome Lapper ... who/what is the lady/thing at the 1:41 moment of the clip?

bill r. said...

Wow, why don't I remember that? I've seen Henry a couple of times. You'd think that would be burned into my head. I remember the "good samaritan" killing, but not Cynthia T. Bottle-Face. Weird.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Fox, so now she thinks you're Travis Bickle. Oh well. The woman/thing at the 1:41 mark is who this woman is screaming at. Read the linked post to find out more.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Bill, you don't actually see the murder just the victim. It comes near the start of the movie as you see Henry going about his day intercut with a string of his victims, including the dead woman face down in the water that I used in Killing Me Wetly.

Fox said...

Well, I gotta go rent that sucker directly, then! (hoping it's on DVD...).

And riding the wave of Arbo's post you linked too, Bava is right that nothing is more frightening "than a person in a room alone." Bathtub lady in The Shining and the old lady in Pet Semetary come to mind.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Whenever I have big oozing sores covering my body (about once a month) bathtub lady from The Shining always comes to mind.

Arb-o-lantern said...

Well, it's been a hell uv a month, hasn't it? That montage is the balls, Lapper. And Christina T. Bottleface has lived in my heart ever since I saw Henry... at a matinee at The Angelika in The Village in 1990 or 1991. I saw it with about 5 or 6 guys and we stumbled out into the light afterwards like zombies.

I don't think enjoying the mayhem in something like this means we're numbed to human suffering but that a part of us responds to how horror movies cathartically open us up (figuratively and literally), reveal our secrets, lay bare our shame, humble us, liberate us, set us free.

After the horror subsides, we are all butterflies.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Thanks Arb-O-Lantern. Horror, when done well, can be cathartic unlike anything else. Of course, so can any other genre when done well. So maybe each genre provides it's own type of catharthis. Horror provides the most visceral, the most primal. When I watch something like Henry I leave the film thankful for the family and friends I've got, happy my road never crossed paths with the lost and despairing life of a Henry. Thankful I wasn't born into that type of existence.

Rick Olson said...

A fitting end to a great month, Jack, uh, Jonathan. A great film/montage.

Fox, If you think it's bad getting caught watching something at your office, you oughta be in my shoes.

But Jonathan: why didn't you use the mummy banner?

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Thanks Rick.

Fox, If you think it's bad getting caught watching something at your office, you oughta be in my shoes. Why? What happened?

why didn't you use the mummy banner?

Because I saw this yesterday and didn't want to duplicate the same idea by another genius blogger who clearly thinks as I do.

Rick Olson said...

Jonathan: about the banner ... oh. Well I like the one you used, anyway.

And about the office, mine is in a church. And unfortunately, the monitor faces the open door, and all kinds of kindly church types walk by, and screaming and killing and exploding heads aren't exactly church-y kinds of things. Unless you're the authors of "Left Behind," that is.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

screaming and killing and exploding heads aren't exactly church-y kinds of things.

So clearly it's not the Church of God with Signs Following denomination. That's good.

Rick Olson said...

No, it's the Presbyterian Church (USA) and though we're the liberal ones (we've got four commandments and six suggestions, ba-da-boom), they still frown on their pastors viewing stuff like that during working hours.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Wow, I can hardly wait until you get to see my 10 minute long salute to porn for next month's Cinema Styles Naughty November Fest.

bill r. said...

But you're a pastor! I figured you would call the shots! You should be able to show Videodrome on "Children's Movie Nite" if you wanted to!

I don't think enjoying the mayhem in something like this means we're numbed to human suffering but that a part of us responds to how horror movies cathartically open us up (figuratively and literally), reveal our secrets, lay bare our shame, humble us, liberate us, set us free.

After the horror subsides, we are all butterflies.


I'm with Arbo on this (except for the "we are all butterflies" part. I mean, what the hell??), particularly the secrets-and-shame part. I think the horror genre does expose those who are fans of it, and not always in a flattering light.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

I'm with Arbo on this (except for the "we are all butterflies" part. I mean, what the hell??),

As in we're reborn, emerging from our cocoon.

Rick Olson said...

Jonathan,

I'll be waiting with heavily-bated breath(ing) for that porn thing.

Bill, we showed "Debbie Does the Vatican" in one of our services ... but I probably couldn't get away with "Videodrome"

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Bill, we showed "Debbie Does the Vatican" in one of our services

Did you serve buttered communion wafers instead of popcorn?

bill r. said...

I know what he meant, Jonathan. I was just sort of poking fun.

bill r. said...

Rick - Well, you could present it as a rebuke to the cold-hearted decadence of the Godless media.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

I know what he meant, Jonathan. I was just sort of poking fun.

Poking fun? That's the motto for next month's Naughty November! Have you been hacking my blog?

bill r. said...

Maybe. Also, you should call it "Humping Holidays".

Rick Olson said...

Jonathan:

Yes. And Virgin-Mary poppers.

(oh god, I'm going to hell ... and I'm not even Catholic)

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Virgin-Mary poppers

There's too many places to go with that one. I'll pass.

Arb-o-lantern said...

I'm doing a Thanksgiving series on oral sex in movies called "Gobble Gobble."

bill r. said...

I'm doing a series on Turkey's genocide of the Armenians. I still haven't come up with a funny title for that one.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

I'll be exploring male/female relationships in porn in a montage called Mince Meat Pie. So stop by Cinema Styles in November where we say, "Don't worry about the sidedishes because we've got plenty of stuffing."

Fox said...

"Did you serve buttered communion wafers instead of popcorn?"

That's my fave comment of the day. It reminds me of the conversation me and my little sister had about how much the eucharist would taste better if we had salsa or onion dip. Then my dad would elbow me and remind me that I was supposed to be praying.

Fox said...

I'm doing a Thanksgiving series on oral sex in movies called "Gobble Gobble."

Geez!

I'll be exploring male/female relationships in porn in a montage called Mince Meat Pie. So stop by Cinema Styles in November where we say, "Don't worry about the sidedishes because we've got plenty of stuffing."

Good lord!

I'm doing a series on Turkey's genocide of the Armenians. I still haven't come up with a funny title for that one.

HOLY F*CK!

I've just been absolved of any Cinema Style comment sins I may have committed in the past year.

Arb-o-lantern said...

Lighten up, it's Halloween!

Fox said...

I can't tell if Arbo wants me to chill-out, or get high? I guess that's one in the same.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

My favorite part of Debbie Does the Vatican is that scene where the Pope is finishing up a prayer and Debbie walks in naked.

Pope: "In the name of the Father, Son and the [seeing Debbie] Holy Shit!"

Fox said...

Dude, no way! The best part of Debbie Does The Vatican is when says The Rosary with some anal beads... and uh... vice versa, if you know what I mean.

Arb-o-lantern said...

Fox, you couldn't even go 20 minutes without reclaiming the belt.

Fox said...

YES!

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

My new blog design has an F.A.Q file for Cinema Styles (30 percent serious, 70 percent joking) and there's a reference in there to Fox and his comments. I'll have to come into work tomorrow briefly to set it up since I have no internet at home but look for it tomorrow.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Fox, you have done it. A picture link that actually made me laugh. Of course, even out this context that scene from Rocky III always makes me laugh. It approaches so many different levels of pure shittiness.

Fox said...

Fox, you have done it. A picture link that actually made me laugh.

THIS IS THE BESTEST HALLOWEEN EV-ER!

Adam Ross said...

Great work Jonathan, I loved the drive-in elements at the beginning. That familiar Cinema Styles International Pictures jingle really takes me back, I hadn't heard it in ages.

Gaia Marilyn said...

I promised you all a picture of the pagan hubby. It's now up on my site on the right rail.

Larry Aydlette said...

So, it's over now, right? Right? That was a good montage, and I got a laugh out of the brass fanfare. But it's over now, right?

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Thanks Adam, that old Cinema Styles International Pictures logo hasn't been used in decades. Now I'm off to have a corn dog. You know they're the new taste sensation.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Marilyn I just gave the pic a look. That hubby of yours, he must faun over all over you.

Jack Torrence Lapper, caretaker said...

Thanks Larry, the fanfare was a favorite element of mine too. And yes, it's over. It's all over now.

Midsummer Night's Marilyn said...

He usually only fauns as a prelude to the afternoon. But he gives it his all.