The Being (1983)
Now, here’s a monster horror movie where someone is singing opera (sort of opera anyway) and the monster kills someone else whose screams are muffled by the “opera singing.”
That’s just one of the many kills in the movie but it’s what stuck out to me (hmm I wonder why...) 💫
There’s still more movie for me to watch but I wanted to post this Now so I can go to bed right after the movie.
Got an early morning ahead of me, and I wanna get as much rest as I can after the eventful weekend I’ve had. ♥️
There’s a busy week ahead too- teaching, voice lessons, and PAFE- the music festival. (Read more about that in my highlights)
"This is life's ultimate cruelty. It offers us a taste of youth and vitality, and then it makes us witness our own decay." - Lisle Von Rhoman
150522 April, 2019
Friday the 13th part 6- Jason lives is my second favourite Friday film. It’s a fun film that any horror fan can just throw on and have a blast with. This film marks the full fledged supernatural turn of Jason, even though it’s highly debated if he was supernatural in the previous films.
307020 April, 2019
Been super busy lately with art, zine work, and convention stuff, but I wanted to squeeze another quick movie post out while I take a breather! So by popular request I chose the Shaw Brothers 1983 gross-out epic "Seeding of a Ghost". It was only only a matter of time before "Seeding..." got another viewing, and for obvious reasons as this one certainly delivers the insanity that preceeds it.
An unfaithful wife gets caught up with the wrong people and murdered. Her husband sees no justice taken against the thugs and is even suspect of her death. Wanting full revenge he turns to black magic which uses his wife's corpse to unleash an unstoppable reign of black magic terror. The process is called "Seeding of a Ghost" and comes with great consequence.
Starring Philip Ko who the same year acted in another recently reviewed Shaw Brothers exploitation piece "The Boxers Omen" and genre familiar Norman Chu "Seeding of a Ghost" is a visual treasure trove of monsterous practical effects and oozing bloody horror. Not to mention the beautiful set designs and haunting atmospheric lighting that totally defines these films of the time. Sadly these visual gems seem to be absolutely lost in modern Asian horror and from the past decade as well. I feel most newer Asian films (not all) rely too heavily on CGI/blood spray and visuals, and seem way too over-the-top and self-aware which pulls away from what made these older classic gruesome horror flicks such effectivly disturbing eye candy.
This nice little era of '80s CAT-III horror seems to be often overlooked by the vast majority of horror fans. I recommed everyone take some time and treat yourself to movies like "Seeding of a Ghost", "Devil Fetus", or "The Boxers Omen". Trust me, you'll dig it! And if you have already, you know what I'm talking about! Finding a fan of this genre is finding a friend for life!
P.S. My great friend and fellow Asian horror film fanatic Jason Lane wrote up a stellar piece on "Seeding of a Ghost" and a few others in the last issue of Evilspeak Magazine. Jason goes more into depth than I do here, and I highly recommend you check his article out if black magic/CAT III films intrest you!