Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Anthony Brownrigg, Edward Landers, Arianne Martin
Director: Anthony Brownrigg
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jim is a writer, down on his luck because is emotional drams just aren t selling. After his agent convinces him to write a horror script to make money, Jim begrudgingly begins writing only to find his muse, an undead one n... more »
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Must see dark comedy/horror film! Audience Choice TFW2008
Andrew E. Rose | Farmersville, TX | 01/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anthony Brownrigg, son of cult filmmaker S.F. Brownrigg (DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT, KEEP MY GRAVE OPEN, SCUM OF THE EARTH), wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this film. He spent very little money to create this film, originally as a "resume" piece to help him secure funding for another project. However, his film is so well done, the acting is so superb, and the story so fantastic, it has become a breakout hit and is generating a lot of buzz. I was fortunate enough to attend the screening at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2008, where the film was made available for sale on limited distribution DVD, and it was awarded the coveted AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD.
Arianne Martin plays an undead muse who comes to inspire Tim to write a good horror screenplay. Tim believes horror is low-brow opiate for the masses and hardly worthy of his intelligence. Victoria, the undead muse, inspires him by killing a few people, working to induce horrific situations, and teaching him about the emotion of horror. Carl, played by Edward Landers, is a horror fan and a friend of Tim's who is also enlisted to help Tim gain the knowledge necessary to write this horror film. Arianne, Tony, and Ed create memorable scenes, their acting is supreme, and their interactions are natural and very believable.
Memorable moments include a horror film adaptation of the infamous Who's On First, a finger poked deep into an eye socket, and the ending which I will not reveal here.
I will be purchasing the released DVD for the many new extras including a very fun "zombie dance" by the lovely Arianne Martin that are not available on the limited distribution DVD I currently own.
This film is a must-see for horror fans, comedy fans, and fans of great independent low-budget cinematic brilliance."
A Little Bit of Balance
Vaughan | UK | 04/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, the other two reviewers really enjoyed this......
I kinda enjoyed it, but it has one fatal flaw.... it totally loses it's way in the final ten to fifteen minutes and just about everything goes wrong...
This is a low budget flick, and the actress playing Victoria isn't truly up to the job. The two males leads are quite good though. The plot about a writer being forced to compose a horror title gets pushed to the side for the most part - instead the film is really about the writer trying to get rid of Victoria.
It tries to be all culty, and funny.... but it's just not happening. There's no over-the-top gore, or really any great one liners. And no nudity either. Sorry, it's what I'd have expected of a cult movie wannabe (and if it's not trying to be a cult film, just whom is this for?!?!)
Look, you're got to see Shaun of the Dead, or Slither if you want to see how horror comedy should be done. Because this one really doesn't work all that well.
And what they were thinking with that final ten minutes I don't know - way to bring the audience down dudes!"