DIRECTOR: Roger Watkins
STARRING: Roger Watkins, Peter Fisher, Bill Schlageter
The faux snuff film has become somewhat of a sensation, with society’s rising demands for realistic depravity on screen, forerunners of the genre like Roger Watkins’ 1977 cult classic, ‘The Last House On Dead End Street,’ have fallen into relative obscurity. What makes this film memorable is its notorious reputation in the 42nd street grindhouse community. Filmed on a shoestring budget, with a majority of the funds supporting director/writer/actor Roger Watkins’ crystal meth habit, ‘The Last House On Dead End Street,’ creates an eerie and haunting picture of massive atmosphere. Originally under the working title, ‘The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell,’ Watkins’ film was trimmed from an epic 175 minutes in length to its now timid, 76 minutes. One can only wonder at the sweeping genius of the uncut version, which is now reportedly lost. READ MORE…
I’m not going to even say too much, other than here is a cult classic movie for the ultra violent. CVLT Nation now showing A Clockwork Orange after the jump!
From the first we heard WINDHAND, everyone at the CVLT Nation HQ has been hooked! About a week ago, they performed in Los Angeles at the Complex put on by Ear/Splitters. Horns up, this was one of the best shows I have seen in this city all year! WINDHAND performed tracks from their first album and their most recent record, Soma, out now on Relapse Records. On 9/21/13 they performed in the bay area and Kill That Cat captured their whole set – check it out here and now! WINDHAND will be touring Europe soon, plus they are touring North America again soon with High on Fire. Get Doomed!
Hey space cadets & freakazoids, are you ready for Chicagos’s OOZING WOUND? Well you better get ready, because they are releasing their new album Retrash via Thrill Jockey Records on Oct. 15th. Right now I want you to take a ride with me and check out their new video “Welcome To The Spaceship, Motherfucker”…Fuck a band aid, it’s all about an OOZING WOUND!
The BODY have done it again and created a very outstanding record entitled Christs, Redeemers that will be out on Oct. 15th via Thrill Jockey. Today I want to share with you their beautiful but creepy visual for “An Altar or Grave” directed by Richard Rankin…pre-order Christs, Redeemers HERE!
Kenneth Anger’s 1964 short film, ‘Scorpio Rising,’ is a brilliantly surreal picture that ranks amongst the most influential and avant-garde works to date. Often imitated, though never equaled, Anger’s film is just as poignant today as it was during the time of its release. Gritty and disturbing, ‘Scorpio Rising,’ contains some of the most powerful imagery from the 1960s. The haunting qualities of this picture are due largely in part to its documentary style filmmaking. It’s true that Anger staged certain aspects of the film, but a majority of the sets and events were mere bohemian photography. The film is titled after the zodiac sign, ‘Scorpio,’ which rules both sexual organs and machinery, two main components of Anger’s film.
While searching for the ruins of a medieval Irish palace, archeologists uncovered human remains that showed signs of an extremely violent burial, dated from 720 to 760 CE. A massive burial ground with buildings literally built directly on top of them – an estimated 2500 to 3000 bodies were found. Among the skeletons, were those who were deformed by boulders and rocks, wrapped around them to keep them in their graves, stuffed in their mouths to quell their undead hunger, their skulls crushed into fragments. Archeologists call them “deviant burials” – abnormal burials that were clearly done to prevent reanimation of the bodies. It’s led archeologists to speculate about whether these bodies were in fact medieval vampires, exiled and treated with violence by villagers. National Geographic put together this interesting documentary about Vampire superstitions both medieval and modern. Check out Vampire Skeletons Mystery below!
COOKIE: Would you break up with me if I wasn’t who you thought I was?
REDEYE: You mean like if you were a catfish?
COOKIE: Sort of like a catfish, but more like a lizard.
REDEYE: Are you honestly bringing that shit up again? I’m not going to a furry meetup with you.
COOKIE: I can think of 10 dudes right now who would KILL to unleash their inner beasts with me.
REDEYE: Too bad you’re so hung up on me.
COOKIE: What a sorry bitch I am. ANYWAY. V and V: The Final Battle are these miniseries’ that RedEye found on VHS. On each tape there’s a happy animal sticker reminding us that the video belongs to “Leah and Blair Snelgrove”. Which is kinda YUCK, because they’re probably someone’s grandparents. But actually: these old folks have pretty gnarly taste!
REDEYE: The series is about aliens who come to earth and convince everyone that they’re cool. But they’re actually fascist reptiles disguised as people and their master plan is to harvest the human race for food.
A while ago, I put up a post announcing this year’s AMPLIFEST in Porto, Portugal on October 19th & 20th, but the details were still a little sketchy. Yesterday they announced the full lineup, and all I can say is if you are able to get your ass to Portugal you should do so! Not only does the roster of bands include bands like ALUK TODOLO, CHELSEA WOLFE, DEAFHEAVEN, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS and so many more, but there will also be talks by the organizer of Roadburn, the legendary WALTER HOEIJMAKERS, an exhibition of DAVID D’ANDREA‘s artwork, and screenings of Black Mass Rising and À l’Est de l’enfer. It is truly an experience more than a festival, and all I can say is I am sad to be missing it!! Check out the event page here and more info below…You can pick up your 2-day pass HERE!
One of the first 7 inches I ever held in my hand was NECROS IQ 32. Back in 1981/82, Touch and Go Records meant just as much as Dischord. My homies and I had mad respect for this Midwest bunch of punks because they were skaters! Live, NECROS was the shit – Barry, their frontman, always gave it his all and we would leave their gigs hyped! When looking back at the 80′s hardcore movement, this ranks high up on my list. When the Misfits couldn’t get no love on the West Coast, NECROS never stopped waving their flag high (Barry rocked the illest Misfits long sleeves). Out of many of the bands that started to incorporate metal into their hardcore, NECROS showed the world it could be done the right way with their classic album Conquest For Death. Seeing them at the Cathay De Grande will always go down as one of my best gigs ever! Fuck the dumb shit, check out this epic footage of NECROS live from 1982!