Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Dread Hallway

I think most of us are familiar with what 'corporate horror' might mean, but in terms of it as a horror sub-genre, Craig Kilpakjian is its illustrator. The picture above was also used as the cover for J. G. Ballard's 2000 novel Super-Cannes, which explores the violent occurrences in a French business park complex.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Oh, Horrors!

A gang of teenage English dandy-goths with Mary Chain hair, and a nice way with the Hammond organ and a spot of feedback. Video director Chris Cunningham (Aphex Twin, Bjork) made his first clip in years for their song "Sheena Is A Parasite". Drawn from many genre threads, with a directly traceable lineage to Screaming Lord Sutch .

Arguable talent but undoubted charisma and a chaotic live show ensure fans and detractors of equal vehemence.

May I suggest for accompaniment Gregory Nicoll's short story, "Dead Air"?

Sunday, February 4, 2007

The Elegant Poster Art of Poland

Poland produces the most fantastic film poster art - and particularly for films of the fantastic.
(from top: Bermuda Triangle, Blade Runner, I Married A Witch, The Birds, Don't Look Now)

Thursday, February 1, 2007

No More of This, Then

From the BBC: "The first part of a ban on public smoking came into effect in France on 1 February – a change that may alter the image of a country partly defined by a love affair with tobacco."