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Spoopy Movie: A Bucket of Blood

A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 Horror Comedy directed by the king of the low budget flick Roger Corman.

The film was produced for $50,000 and shot in five days. It’s a dark satire of bohemian life, set in a coffee shop in which the modern hipster could easily find a home. On one hand, it’s a blistering satire of psuedo-intellectualism; on the other, it’s a testament to Corman’s ability to spin gold out of a minuscule budget and ridiculous shooting schedule. On the zaphod, it isn’t actually much of a horror film. It spends more time railing against the concept of review and critique than it does providing even perfunctory scares. 

One particularly telling exchange:

Patron: “I’ll give him $1,500 for this”
Critic: “After you read my review, it’ll probably cost you $5000”

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The plot centers on a man who is killing people in order to turn them in to sculptures. He is compelled to continue doing so, so as not to fall out of favor with his new admirers.

Conceptually, it has a lot in common with The Little Shop of Horrors (it also uses the same set, and some of the same cast members). I would argue that it’s funnier, more pointed, and an all together better film than the later, more well known work. 

On the whole, it’s exactly what I want out a spoopy B Movie.

Read a better review.

Watch the trailer:

 

Buy the full movie. 

Andrew

About Andrew

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He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.

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Spoopy Horror Movies!

It’s October! You know what that means? It’s time to get spoopy. It’s time to get so spoopy that your non-spoopy friends will start to think that you’ve lost your mind.

 

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It’s time to get so spoopy that no one can even recognize the word spooky as a word anymore. “You want to get spooky? I think you mean spoopy.”  

 

To that end, allow me to announce our October Movie Series!

 

Several Times a week for the month of October, we’ll be posting reviews of famous (and not so famous) horror films. All of these films will be made available for purchase in the Analog Revolution Store, and most of them will also be available to stream on Youtube.

 

Our First film is The Little Shop of Horrors.

Andrew

About Andrew

The "brains" behind the operation. An absent minded, energetic, and often times overwhelming individual.

He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.

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The Little Shop of Horrors

In 1960 Roger Corman released his Little Shop of Horrors. It was a (fairly spoopy) horror comedy, filmed on a recycled set, in 3 days, for less than $50,000.

The original was filmed in black and white, on cheap cameras. It features about 2.5 minutes of footage with Jack Nicholson (which is enough to get him featured on the poster for just about every DVD release.)
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Our version features a restoration of the wide-screen aspect ratio on a newly colorized print. It’s The Little Shop of Horrors unlike you’ve ever seen it before.

You can watch the first fifteen minutes of it here:


and purchase the complete film on DVD or digital download from our store.

 

The movie is a hoot and a half, the acting is all pretty good. The colors are ugly and washed out, and the story is as ridiculous as is possible. It’s about as spoopy as a movie can be.

 

Do yourself a favor and give it a shot. You’ll be disappointed in all the best ways.

Stay up to date on all our film restorations, recreations, and remixes at Modern Vintage Films. 

Andrew

About Andrew

The "brains" behind the operation. An absent minded, energetic, and often times overwhelming individual.

He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.

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Analog Revolution Films Presents: The Astronomer’s Dream

 

This film, originally recorded in 1898, has been restored and given a new score by us at Analog Revolution, and Analog Revolution Records.

That’s right, you’re watching a 120 year old movie.

The score is by Wesley, from the band Back There. It’s pretty neat.

Andrew

About Andrew

The "brains" behind the operation. An absent minded, energetic, and often times overwhelming individual.

He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.

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Announcing Analog Revolution Records.

We now have a record label. Analog Revolution Records is  alive!

For the last six months, Ryan, Alex, Dan, Andy, and I have worked around the clock to bring Analog Revolution Records to life.

I’m so glad to say that we are currently working with some of the best artists in Georgia. If you’re interested in working with us, get in touch. We’re always looking for new bands to work with.

Our current artists include:

Look for most of their music on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, and Spotify. CDs are available in our Store, Cassettes will be available by November 1st, and we hope to have LPs available in the next year.

It’s going to be a wild ride, folks. I can’t wait to see what we can make happen.

Albums on Spotify:

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Albums on Bandcamp:

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Andrew

About Andrew

The "brains" behind the operation. An absent minded, energetic, and often times overwhelming individual.

He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.

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Pokémon Go

I don’t get excited over video games. I certainly don’t get excited over video games for mobile OSs.

But this is an augmented reality Pokémon game. How the hell am I going to play it cool?

If the company that produces Pokémon Go puts as much effort in to the game as they put in to that trailer, it’s going to be a great game. Even if it’s boring, difficult, and full of annoying freemium features, it’ll still be wildly successful.

I’m 25. I grew up watching a dozen or more shows about kids and young adults who traveled the world with their monstrous companions, exploring and kicking ass. Every Saturday morning cartoon featured a variation on this theme, as did myriad video games. (Pokémon, Digimon, Monster Rancher, Medabots, Foodons, Yugi oh, Dragon Warrior Monsters, etc.)

See, we’ve been begging for this for 18 years. This is what every kid with a gameboy has dreamed of since 1998.

It was inevitable that someone would try to bring this concept to the real world. Thankfully, it’s Nintendo and Niantic Labs (google alumni, with a history of making successful AR games.) There is a chance that this won’t be a colossal mess. If they pull it off, then this becomes the answer to the unfulfilled promise of P O X and ScannerZ.

To quote a business writer:

It might not work! But I’m terribly hopeful. If nothing else, it shows an energy and an excitement that bodes well for a company not always known for software experimentation.

-Forbes

 

So, to all of you fresh faced adults, watch the trailer again. Remember how much you would have wanted this 15 years ago. Brace yourself for whatever happens next.

Who among you isn’t excited?

 

Pokémon go is scheduled to be released quarter 1 of 2016 for iPhone and Android.

 

Andrew

About Andrew

The "brains" behind the operation. An absent minded, energetic, and often times overwhelming individual.

He is in his early 20s. He discovered how amazing music could be in high school, and has spent the last several years trying to absorb all of it. When he isn't writing about music, he is slinging code or playing vintage arcade games.

Please don't ask him to dance. He doesn't like that.