A short film by Heath C Michaels on the Alter channel on YouTube an enjoyable horror thriller that does make you think on life’s realities
This is a student short film , I had a role in not the greatest actor or most confident but I like to give it a go and the students did so well on such a fast production turnaround , so give it watch and let us know what you think
From the city of Liverpool in England , comes a an epic tale from Peter Sinseeya and his studio , featuring a stellar cast that I am proud to be a small part of .
I look at the trailer again and marvel at the depth and scope of the story , a Liverpool fable or dream with deep undercurrents anyway watch the trailer follow Matopulas on all social media and give Peter a follow he will appreciate
Alexander Payne who gave us Nebraska , Sideways , The Descendants and About Schmidt this was his first film short silent, and exprressive
Once upon a time i was a teenager looking for thrills and went to an old cinema called The Phoenix and saw my first grown up horror film Prophecy (1979) , that was a let down a toxic mutant hairless teddy bear well i laughed my way through it, i am sad as it was a John Frankenheimer film and i guess expected more after the likes of French Connection II and Birdman of Alcatraz so i was searching for more creature features Jaws (1975) was excellent and well crafted , but here i could digress into Frogs, Night Of The Lepus etc.
On the social legend that is Twitter i heard of a film mysterious and interesting about spiders not your Arachnaphobia kind but big, bigger , biggest and had an ass as well
what a shocker so i discovered Big Ass Spider , Gregory Gieras not a screenwriter i am familiar with had written this tale would it outrun Sharknado i had to find out, alas no cinema near me carried it but i got my hands on it as a DVD with an amazing hologram cover i was ecstatic to say the least.
The story line could of been overwrought and contrived no it was not, it had drama , danger and humor a casserole of scary delight awaited me Mike Mendez delivered the action swiftly and without troubling it with excess fat , trimmed meat like human prey broiled to perfection
So this spider i hear you say what is so bad about it well Alex Mathis bug hunter was a bit afraid but he has not said on his twitter feed, Greg Grunberg does not have a dirty white vest or a bandana , he has goggles safety ones at that, and of course his side kick Lombardo Boyar is Jose Ramos and more dashing than Zorro, and of course there is a girl Carly Kramer as Lieutenant Carly Brant she is military grade kick ass with a soft spot for bug men, so now you see and will see when you watch the terror become unleashed.
Still busy filming around Liverpool and The Wirral , a place soon to be bustling for the Golf Open at Hoylake, the first image is at St Georges Hall in Liverpool a beautiful building showing how versatile the city is for filming and such great architecture
Also heard that Hadlow Road was used this is a restored railway station part of the old track forms a great walk called the Wirral Way
More and more production companies are heading here and if i can get any more information will let you know.
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