LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, is a term that not many normal people are familiar with. It has been referred to as Dungeons and Dragons on steroids. But it is basically adult men and women fighting each other and fake creatures with large foam weapons. It may sound dorky… and it is…but to each his own! From what I hear it is a very fun time filled with friendship, storytelling and stress removal. Until now the only mainstream movie I’m familiar with that contained a level of LARPing was “Role Models” with Paul Rudd and Sean Michael Scott. But recently a newcomer has entered the battlefield, the Knights of Basassdom!
Am I, the infamous Monkeyface, the only one who feels bad for a lot of these “bad guys” in horror movies? I mean come on they are usually horribly disfigured, have been bullied by society and mistreated by their parents, sometimes even tortured…so of course they are going to be pissed and want to kill people. They’ve usually had pretty terrible lives, and their homes are in some really rundown areas of the country. I think in their shoes I’d probably be scary to the average college student just looking to have some fun for the weekend. But why do we always have to judge a book by its cover. In the face of fear we should pick the weakest link, send him to chat up the evil creature, and if they get a hatchet to the face then we run. But maybe, just maybe, these guys ain’t so bad!
Last Summer we were treated to Machete, the first of the faux Grindhouse trailers to be turned into a full feature movie. Last weekend I was informed the second movie from the trailers was to be released in theaters on May, 6th. Hobo with a Shotgun features B-movie star Rutger Hauer in the title role, and newcomer writer/director Jason Eisener. Checkout the red band trailer below, or hell, just watch the movie OnDemand before it hits theaters next month… details HERE!
There are hundreds, if not thousands of vampire movies made every day… no seriously, there are too many to count! Some are good, some are bad. Some the vampires are perfect beings who are beautiful and glitter in the sun. Some stay more true to the myth that sunlight burns/destroys them. Basically what I’m trying to say is there is a vampire movie for everyone’s taste. I’ve already found my favorite of all time, From Dusk Til Dawn. Plus I recently purchased my second favorite, Let Me In. So why I decided to check out a friend’s NOT recommendation about a vampire movie she recently saw is well beyond my comprehension. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, maybe Adrian Paul as a British vampire peaked my interest. Either way, I spent 90 minutes of my life watching The Breed, from 2001.