Five Classic Horror-Comedies You MUST watch!

 

 “They’re coming to get you Barbara” -Night of the Living Dead Today we look at a few of the great Horror-Comedies that have made my life, and many others, enjoyable and deliciously twisted. “Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!” -Friday 13th Braindead (1992) This film was written and directed by Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh. At the time, this comedy-gore film was a financial failure, but has since become a cult classic. If you like pure and utter wonderful nonsense, then this is for you. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) This American film was written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers and is the only film they ever […]

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G.L.O.W (for Film and TV.)

 

 Today we have a second interview with G.L.O.W. “A second one?” you might ask. Yes, a second. For today we talk to G.L.O.W about their work on TV and film. What’s the story behind G.L.O.W for film and TV? G.L.O.W has taken on another challenge by having its tracks used as instrumentals for film and TV with a UK-based sound library called Resourcesound . The movie genres which they are primarily used for are horror, thriller, action and science-fiction films, as well as for crime and mystery documentaries. G.L.O.W was signed to a 5 year exclusive contract. Where have your tracks been used? It’s still early days for G.L.O.W’s soundtracks but, horror film makers are starting to take an interest. […]

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Subhasis Banerjee.

 

 Today we speak to Indian film-maker, Subhasis Banerjee. Subhasis produces small indie films and productions, though he has bigger plans on the horizon. When did you first know you wanted to become a film maker? Well I’ve liked to watch movies from childhood. I used to participate in dramas in our school and many other places. I guess that’s the time when I decided of becoming a film-maker. What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? It’s hard to say what inspired me. But truly speaking, some films directed by renowned Bengali film directors Sattyajit Roy and Rittwik Ghatak inspired me a lot. Such films like Pather Panchali, Meghe Dhaka Tara have always been an inspiration to me. My […]

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Bone Collector

 

 “It wasn’t a branch sticking out of the ground; it was a hand. The body’d been buried vertical and the dirt piled on until just the forearm, wrist and hand protruded. She stared at the ring finger; all the flesh had been whittled away and a woman’s diamond cocktail ring had been replaced on the bloody, stripped bone.” –The Bone Collector. The first grisly murder scene that the beautiful beat cop, Amelia Sachs, sees would have destroyed a lesser person. This murder scene and her logical and professional reactions change her life. Later she is called to the apartment of Lincoln Rhyme, a bitter quadriplegic hell bent on suicide, who takes on this case before he leaves the world behind. […]

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Great Geek Collective!

 

 Today we speak to Dina Steyn, one of the heads of the Great Geek Collective. Where did you get the name? Finding a name for the Great Geek Collective’s (GGC’s) con was tricky. We asked people to submit names and then had a vote. The funniest suggestion that didn’t make it was “PretCon”. G²C² is short for Great Geek Collective Convention. How long has it been running? G²C² is in its first year. Its forgoer, Upcon (University of Pretoria Convention) was in its late teens. We chose the theme “Phoenix Rising” to symbolise and celebrate the con’s rebirth as G²C². What’s the history of it? Upcon was traditionally hosted by Tuks Krygspel Vereniging (TKV), a Tuks student society. I first […]

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Destiny.

 

 Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, this September, Destiny is set to blow minds and hearts. Set in an open world, this post-apocalyptic mythic-science fiction FPS game revolves around the “Guardians” the last defenders of the scattered and divided human race. They are tasked with investigating and eliminating threats, posed by various creatures and alien factions, to the last human city. The game combines classic FPS style with a splash of MMO, thus giving the player access to various classes, tech trees, skills, upgrades and so much more. The game was developed by Bungie. (Halo, Myth.) and features a lot of Haloesque elements, such as epic weapons and interesting vehicles. Bungie have stated that the […]

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5 Irish Bands You Must Hear.

 

 As it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m a loyal Greenie and an insane Unionist, I’ve decided to put this little list of amazing O’Irish lads and lasses to listen to. Flogging Molly. Founded in America by Irishman Dave King in 1997, Flogging Molly -known for amazing performances and brilliant music videos- combine Celtic Folk and Modern Rock on a level few other bands have achieved. VNV NATION. Founded by Irishman Ronin Harris in 1990, VNV Nation combines haunting and emotional lyrics, hard beats, and dance floor filling tracks that have been a favourite of the electronic music scene (commercial and underground) for years… and thankfully that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. The Pogues. Founded by Anglo-Irishman Shane […]

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Five Irish Films/TV Shows To Watch!

 

 It’s almost time to go home, put your feet up and drink a few scoops. The question is: What are you going to be watching? Well, I has an answer for you, bog. That answer is: Watch the following you muppet. War of the Buttons. Filmed in 1994 this Adventure-Comedy-Drama addresses violence, hatred, and intolerance. Set in the 1960’s the film revolves around the boys of two neighbouring towns who engage in constant one-upmanship only to have the end results turn violent. Waking Ned Devine. Filmed in 1998 this Comedy tells the tale of the residents of a small village that attempt to hide the fact that one of their number (who just happened to win the lottery) is still […]

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Mrs. Browns Boys.

 

 “[looking at a toilet] Oh, look, there’s a chip gone out of this. Someone must have shit a brick.” -Agnes Brown. In honour of St. Patrick’s, I was handed a series by the Editor-in-Chief. That series is the hilarious Mrs. Browns Boys. I have not laughed with such vigour at a TV series for a very long time. (I may have to kill the Editor-in-Chief for this… Just as soon as my internal organs heal.) “Granddad is the cupboard having a shit!” -Agnes Brown. Mrs. Browns Boys is the brainchild of an ex-pub owner and certified comic genius (IQ of 156 and a member of MENSA – That’s the smart peoples club for ye muppets) Brendon O’Carroll. The series first started […]

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Top 5 Irish Comedians.

 

 “A wee Belfast boy came home from school in tears. ‘What’s the matter, son?’ asked his mammy. ‘We were doing sums today, Mammy,’ he said. ‘And were they too hard?’ ‘Well, the teacher said either I couldn’t count, or I was stupid, or all three.’” Today bog, we looks at all t’ings O’Irish. And as I am a card carrying member of the bar pool it’s me patriotic duty to shares me culture and a pint of heavy with yous. “Here’s to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!” DYLAN MORAN! Dylan (1971) is best known for his sarcastic and misanthropic character Bernard L. Black (Black Books) And his general love of one-liners, witty comebacks, and negative attitude towards […]

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