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Little Monster

Jun 1, 2017   //   by admin   //   Featured Posts, News  //  No Comments

photo 2Mad Science Films, the Cardiff-based production company, have announced that production is set to begin on their feature film “Little Monster”.

Little Monster will be produced by James Morrissey (Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, Silent Night Bloody Night: The Homecoming) and James Plumb (Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, Kerb Crawlers). Plumb will also be directing the film from a script adapted from his well-received novella of the same name.

Principal photography begins Summer 2017.

Synopsis

Your six-year-old daughter has been bitten by a zombie and now hungers for human flesh.

What do you do?

Do you double tap her in the brain?

Or do you become the ultimate enabler and feed her human flesh?

And where do you get human flesh from?

This is the dilemma that Gareth and Jen face with their beautiful daughter Ana.

What will they do?

And how far will it go?

Plumb had the following to say,

photo 1“After the amazing reception to the original novella last year, I felt it was time to bring these characters and their ordeals to the screen. Working with James Morrissey to bring it to life was an obvious step.”

Mad Science Films’ previous productions include ‘Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection’, released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment in the US and by 4Digital Media in the UK, and ‘Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming’ released by Elite Entertainment in the US and 101 Films in the UK.

Little Monster was a novella released by Infected Books as part of their 2016 “Year of the Zombie” Event. All Year of the Zombie Novellas are available via Amazon http://amzn.to/2rnJ4aa (UK) & http://a.co/hegWfgj (US)

‘A very personal tale of the zombie apocalypse. It’s the combination of horror and heartbreak that makes this such a page turner.’ (Gary Slaymaker, TV/ Radio Presenter and Author of Geraint Wyn: Zombie Killer)

‘Horror at its most visceral. James Plumb’s Little Monster is a very nasty piece of work!’ (Wayne Simmons, author of Flu and Plastic Jesus)

High Society Review

Feb 14, 2017   //   by admin   //   Featured Posts, News  //  No Comments

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High Society Review

Those fine folks over at Fetch Publicity challenged me to expand my horizons and get outside of my comfort zone in the New Year and for a die hard horror fan there surely is no more terrifying genre than the musical.

But I was intrigued, maybe I was missing out on something. And as my mantra is to try anything once (except incest and morris dancing) I took the plunge.

Fetch obliged by sending me 5 DVDS, a mix of classic and modern musicals.

So armed with a bowl of popcorn and a poorly seven year old, we continue into the heart of darkness of our musical adventure…

Cue music:

Trailer

Synopsis

C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife’s Tracy Lord’s family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy’s heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that “safe” can mean “deadly dull” when it comes to husbands and life.

Review

IMG_0335After last week’s pleasant introduction to the classic musical, I was thrilled to sit down and watch another musical, this time featuring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Louis Armstrong, all people that even a musical neophyte such as myself had heard of. So everything should have gone swimmingly, right? Well…

My main problem with the film was that I couldn’t emotionally invest with the trials and tribulations of the white American upper classes and the twisted relationship games they play.

Grace Kelly is an amazing actress, as shown in her work with Hitchcock (Rear Window, Dial M for Murder). But in High Society she is given little to work with, her character’s flitting between the three male leads feels arbitrary at best, or at worst, simply dictated by the necessities of the plot.

Frank Sinatra plays Frank Sinatra playing a tabloid reporter, and Bing Crosby is… well, Bing Crosby. Louis Armstrong steals the show whenever he’s on screen, which unfortunately is not enough.

The film is effectively a remake of The Philadelphia Story, starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. But unfortunately there’s no way our cast (or any cast for that matter) could compete with the calibre of talent in the original. At — minutes, the film feels like a leaden retread which screeches to a halt for the ill-fitting musical numbers.

IMG_0331Following on from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers I thought I’d become a full convert to the musical genre, but maybe High Society has shaken my faith already. Looks like I need tight choreography and bold art design to accompany the singing in my musicals. Let’s see what happens next week when I tackle musical classic Singin’ in the Rain, starring Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.

Come join me, we’re safer in numbers…

 

 

 

 

 

You can pick up all the films here:

http://amzn.to/2j3p8aH