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Halloween Chaos Countdown: Human Leather, Spooky Videos, & People Pot Pie!

5 days until Halloween!

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I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already. And I still have so much spooky shit to show you!

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Twisted Tuesdays: Bizarro Short Film Festival

“Mouthful” by MyNameIsSwann

This first Bizarro short is pretty much Batman with clowns. I love clowns.

A beautifully made, dark, creepy, stop-motion animation about birth and decay.

Avey Tare from Animal Collective created this music video to promote his album “Enter the Slasher House.” Little Fang, the cat vampire-looking puppet, is from the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and there is a serious nod to The Forbidden Zone.

A short by Harmony Korine!

A Texas sheriff battles aliens who want to snatch everyone’s thumbs. A very Bizarro stop-motion animation!

If you’ve never heard of Meatball Machine, here’s the plot:

“Yōji is a young lonely factory worker who falls for an equally lonely girl co-worker, Sachiko, but is unable to tell her of his interest. After he is assaulted in a theater by a crossdresser, Yōji finds what looks like an alien insect and hides it in his room. The next night, he comes across Sachiko being sexually attacked by another fellow worker. He attempts to come to her aid but is beaten. Sachiko feels sorry for him and returns with him to his apartment. During this encounter, Sachiko is attacked by the alien object which penetrates her and turns her into a bio-mechanical monster, a NecroBorg. These parasites take over human bodies and use their flesh to create weapons which they use to fight each other. Yōji is also infected and the plot eventually leads to a showdown fight to the death between the two would-be lovers. A side plot concerns a father who is out to kill the NecroBorgs who have also infected his daughter.”

I had to cut and paste that from wikipedia because really there’s no way in hell I would have been able to explain it using my own words. There really aren’t any words. Anyway, this rock-video-like short is a prequel to the movie and will help explain the movie better…or at least I think it’s supposed to. If you like Troma-esque Japanese campy splatter randomness, you’ll love this:

Until next time Bizarros!


The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie Contest

For immediate release: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

WANT TO BLOW YOURSELF UP FOR “THE LAST GODDAM HOLLYWOOD MOVIE” CONTEST?
Authors John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow knew they wanted to do something special to promote their new book, The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie, a slim novel concerning “the last Hollywood film crew, making the last Hollywood movie, in the radioactive crater formerly known as Los Angeles”.

So they teamed up with filmmaking partner Andrew Kasch (who got over 1.6 million hits for his Princess Bride mashup with the Red Wedding footage from Game of Thrones.) to produce a dozen six-to-twenty-second videos, shot entirely on smart phones. And they’re opening up a contest to all Los Angelenos.

To participate: Grab your smartphone and create a four second video depicting what you’d be doing before the nuclear warhead lands. And then blow up, as in the examples below. Winning entries get a free copy of the ebook, and their work posted and credited as part of this ambitious art project/publicity stunt.

“What we want to capture,” New York Times bestselling author Skipp says, “is a funny, scary, heartbreaking fly’s-eye view of L.A. in its final moments, caught completely by surprise, from south Central to Beverly Hills and everywhere in between. We’ll be posting at least six a week till the end of the month, and hope we get hundreds to choose from.”

The book is half savage showbiz satire, half hardcore apocalypse horror, all complemented by Greg Houston’s powerful art. “If you live in L.A. and work in the Business,” says noted futurist Goodfellow, “the apocalypse will hold few surprises. It’s already here. It’ll only get louder.” And the prospect of crowdsourcing short L.A. films to promote a book about film and L.A. makes the team very happy. (“I’m having fun blowing things up,” notes Kasch.)

The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie gets released today in trade paper and ebook by Fungasm Press, an imprint of Eraserhead Press, the Portland-based publisher specializing in Bizarro fiction who last year had a hit with “Broken Piano For President” by Patrick Wensink. (The book Jack Daniels sent the world’s nicest cease-and-desist letter to.)

For more info on the contest’s rules, go to: https://bizarrocentral.com/multimedia/the-last-goddam-hollywood-movie-contest/ Inquiries (and contest entries) can be sent to lastgoddammovie@yahoo.com Movie links are below. ——–

1) BARKING SCOOB! (Starring Scooby Hamilton)

2) FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK ON TV!!!! (Starring Francesca Lia Block)

3) HULA GIRL! (starring Laura Lee Bahr, with music by The Slow Poisoner)

Check back here for more videos and visit THE LAST GODDAM HOLLYWOOD MOVIE CONTEST page to join in and follow along!


Twisted Tuesdays: Science & Human Genetic Mutations

by Tracy Vanity

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The technology that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Sorry, I don’t mean flying cars, but this is just as cool because it has to do with how you will be able to alter your own meatshell. Bionic eyes are about to hit the market, there are already some incredible bionic hands for sale, British roboticists have created a $1 million bionic man, and this moth can drive a robot using scent to find a mate. The possibilities of all this technology are indeed limitless.

But there are some humans who already have cool mutations without the need of surgery or roboticists:

“Nong Yousui, from Dahua has eyes which, it is claimed, reflect neon green when when a light is shined on them.

Nong who enjoys playing outside with his schoolmates but struggles with in bright sunlight, claims he can see perfectly clearly even in complete darkness.”

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Here is a family with Unertan syndrome which has them walking on all fours:

This man from India is immune to being electrocuted.

Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman” can withstand freezing temperatures that would kill a regular human.

The oldest person alive is 115 years young. The oldest person to ever live was Jeanne Calment who lived to be 122.

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Ben Underwood uses echolocation to get around without having eyes!

“AJ” the woman who cannot forget anything.

Daniel Tammet is a savant who can surpass a computer in calculations and knows 10 languages. He can learn a new language in a week.

And then there is Sarah Carmen who can have 200 orgasms a day. That actually sounds painful…

What cool mutation would you like to have? I would love to have a bionic body and computer memory so I can speak over 100 languages & kick ass at all martial arts while looking like one of those hot cylon women from Battlestar Galactica…as long as I could still die. Living forever scares me…