Man, Uncle Bryan is the best Uncle. Why? He created this Ghostbusters version of a Cozy Coupe for his nephew. And I kind of want to steal it. Bryan Wilson spent just $5 for the car itself on Craigslist and explains how he put it all together here. We’ve also seen an awesome Batmobile version. Now if someone could just do this for my actual car, we’ll be ready to go bust some ghosts.
Heard of the movie Room 237? It’s a feature length film where fans and scholars of the film The Shining expound at length about the hidden meanings and subtle interpretations of the film. The fact that there are enough of these theories to fill a feature is not particularly surprising: The Shining is one of the most famous horror films put to screen by a director whose life’s work is critically acclaimed, its production was riddled with strange stories, and the movie itself has quite a few strange and random details. Or perhaps they are just seemingly random. Anyway, according to a friend of mine who actually saw it, the “hidden meanings” in Room 237 run the gamut from “Wow, that’s super interesting” to “You, sir, are BONKERS.”
But this post is not about Room 237. It’s about the same concept, but applied to Ghostbusters. And if you think there are probably less weird theories about the hidden meaning behind Ghostbusters, you would severely underestimating the nature of fandom.
No? It happened recently in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Scooby falls asleep and finds himself in the Red Room, where the Man From Another Place (voiced by Michael J. Anderson, a.ka. the actor who actually played the Man From Another Place) shows up to warm him about… I don’t even know. I was too busy being terrified. If you’ve ever wondered whether animation and the presence of a goofy dog make the Red Room less creepy, the answer is yes, but only slightly.
Another Twin Peaks-inspired scene from later in the season—yes, two different episodes of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated have had Twin Peaks homages—is behind the cut. I want to find the people responsible for this and shake their hands.
One of the approximately half-a-dozen or so Guillermo del Toro projects I’m looking forward to (he’s a busy dude) is Crimson Peak, the director’s subversion of the gothic romance genre (with ghosts!). If that basic idea isn’t enough to grab you, del Toro’s gone and booked some really good actors: Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone, and Charlie Hunnam.
Seriously. Pacific Rim is still in post-production. There being multiple Guillermo del Toros has got to be the only way he can do this many things at once, right?
In an interview with Total Film the busier-than-you filmmaker talked about Pacific Rim 2, which he’s currently writing (of course he is; this is Guillermo “Do ALL the movies!” del Toro we’re talking about) and shared some details on Crimson Peak, his first post-PR project.
Bryan Silva is a professional artist and sculptor, whose eleven-year-old daughter wanted to go as a witch for Halloween this year. Luckily, he knew just how to augment a black pointy had and a broomstick. With a terrifying facial transformation. And apparently this was just a test. After trying on the prosthetic, the family went out to buy the rest of the costume… without removing it.
Halloween. You’re doing it right. Here’s a before pic of Ms. Silva below.
I think Christopher Lee will simply read anything you put in front of him, which would explain the number of times I’ve suddenly heard his voice while listening to heavy metal about dragons. In this case, it’s Tim Burton‘s original poem describing the plot of The Nightmare Before Christmas, which has some differences from the movie (for example: no Sally, or Oogie Boogie). It’s still available as a kids storybook illustrated by Burton himself, where this animation is simply based on his designs. A good way to teach your kids vital vocabulary words like macabre.