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TERRIBLE TUESDAYS: “SMASH CUT” MINI-REVIEW AND INTERVIEW

Posted in DVD, Interviews, Movies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 27, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Porn star Sasha Grey puts her heart into "Smash Cut"

SMASH CUT

Starring David Hess, Jesse Buck and Sasha Grey

Directed by Lee Demarbre

Written by Ian Driscoll

E1 Entertainment


Montreal-based filmmaker Lee Gordon Demarbre (Gordon?) channels Herschell Gordon Lewis (oh wait, I get it) in Smash Cut, his tribute to the gore pioneer. Genre veteran David Hess (Last House on the Left) stars as Able Whitman, a Z-grade movie director whose films are panned for their incompetence, especially their special effects. When a car accident provides him with access to REAL body parts, the increasingly unhinged Whitman uses them to give his films a more realistic sheen, resulting in the best reviews of his career. Needless to say, the body count rises as Whitman’s need for fresh meat  increases.

Smash Cut is not a good film, but taken in the spirit in which it was intended — as a tribute to HG Lewis (who has a cameo) — it’s mildly entertaining. Porn star Sasha Grey, cast as a TV star whose sister is Whitman’s first victim, is sexy but wooden as the reporter who cottons on to Whitman’s depraved scheme, but it’s Hess whose relish for the role of an artist cock-blocked by producers makes it worth watching.

That said, we support film fan Demarbre and his enthusiasm for taking the piss out of mainstream moviemaking.

For the lowdown on Smash Cut, though, here’s Demarbre, screenwriter Ian Driscoll and David Hess:

NEW RUE MORGUE! COVER FOR THE MARCH ISSUE!

Posted in Art, Monsters, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , on February 25, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it? Can’t wait to read… especially my stuff!

Here is the summary for the March 2010 issue of Rue Morgue:

THE CREATURE INCARNATE
When Paul Naschy died this past November, he left behind a legacy of monster movies. In an exclusive 2007 interview, the actor, writer, director and producer talks about being the “Lon Chaney of Spain.”
Plus: The essential Naschy filmography, and an interview with his biographer.
by Mirek Lipinski, Shade Rupe and The Gore-met

A FATAL PORTRAIT
After more than 30 years and twenty albums, King Diamond reflects upon a legendary career as horror metal’s reigning showman. All hail!
Plus: A new documentary reveals the true face of Norwegian black metal, and more.
by Evan Davies and Trevor Tuminski

AT HOME WITH THE GROTESQUE
Veteran photo illustrator J.K. Potter has created art for many of horror fiction’s heavyweights. Join us as we dissect his beautiful mutations.
by Richard Gavin

THE GODSON OF GORE
Get ready for girls ‘n’ guts! This month sees the release of Smash Cut, Lee Demarbre’s lurid and loving tribute to Herschell Gordon Lewis.
by Phil Brown

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