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Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) is taken to the hospital after a one night bloody battle with her brother Michael Myers (Tyler Mane). Meanwhile, Michael Myers is supposedly dead in the back of the van with two cops in front who are making foolish jokes. As they drive, they hit a cow, one cop ends up dead, the other at his demise, gets killed by an awaken Michael Myers. Michael Myers sees the light at the end of the road - a hallucination of Mommy Myers (Sheri Moon Zombie) with a white horse. Back at the hospital Laurie Strode is getting fixed and cleaned (extreme close-ups of open wounds, a broken nail getting pulled out from Laurie) by doctors. Laurie wakes up to another night of horrors when Michael Myers shows up killing everybody in the hospital looking for her - because, his mommy told him so. Laurie with one bad leg and bad arm runs, skips, jumps, she does what she can do best to run from her brother... One year later Laurie now lives with Sheriff Lee Bracket (Brad Douriff) and his daughter Annie (Danielle Harris). Laurie is an all new girl from clean cut sweet girl to gothic, death metal chica. And so begins Laurie going through psychological emotions, bad dreams and Mommy showing up in hallucinations. Her brother Michael who has been in hibernation for a year, decides to come out from the woods to find Laurie. Michael starts his bloody mayhem again (in one sequence eating the insides of a dog).
Hallucinations, dream sequences, nightmares, a white horse???? Was Rob Zombie trying to make one of his music videos. A WHITE HORSE??? I dont understand. I love his past works HOUSE OF A 1,000 CORPSES, THE DEVILS REJECTS and HALLOWEEN but HALLOWEEN 2 was tired. What happened here? It felt like a rush job. Aside from the shady storyline, I admit the film had some fine performances, great cinematography, great special horror effects and great sounds. I do give Rob Zombie praise for bringing some past legendary people to make appearances in Halloween 2 - Margot Kidder, Caroline Williams and Brad Dourif when many shady filmmakers forgot who they are. Rob Zombie gave them jobs and that is a plus... HALLOWEEN gets TWO STARS OUT OF FOUR STARS.
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EYEPUS brings you here an exclusive interview with Artist/Painter/Sculpturist FERNANDO CARPANEDA. Fernando has done some mind-blowing and Provocative works since 1980. His works take us to an underground carnal world of sexuality and cadaverous horrors.
EYEPUS: So, Fernando tell me about yourself and your works?
FERNANDO CARPANEDA: I am Fernando Carpaneda, an artist born in Brasília, Brazil. I work with clay sculptures. My main theme is always the human being. I make portraits of rent boys, punks, goths, junkies, thieves and outcasts. All my portraits are like a relic, a holy place, a moment caught in time. My connection to the art work is important to any creative process. I believe that the artist is a piece of art itself. I have been going to places where the portrayed people use to go for over 25 years - like bars, concerts, cemeteries and places where people sell their bodies. Remembrances are part of my work. Every little thing is part of me: my lovers, my disappointments, my experiences with drugs, my life in the streets, and so forth. I depend on all of this to create art, I do not exist without these people.
EYEPUS: How long have you been doing sculptures and paintings?
EYEPUS: When and how did you become interested in art?
FC: Well, I started to do paintings when I was a kid and I did my first art show in Brasilia, Brazil`s Capital when I was 13 years old. I always liked to do portraits of people and figurative stuff.
EYEPUS: Can you tell me all about your "GOTH" sculptures?
FC: The Gothic culture always interested me and I was into the Gothic movement in the 80s. I always love Siouxie and The Banshees and several related bands with the Gothic movement. Until now the Gothic culture has the biggest influence in my works. In the'80s I began to make sculptures in real life size, showing mutilated bodies and body parts. Those works were usually painted in black and reminded me of burned bodies.
EYEPUS: What was your inspiration in making the "GOTH" sculptures, especially CEMETERY OF THE LIVING DEAD, DIVAS, AND JACK?
FC: The first Gothic sculptures I made were Gothic portraits of my Goth friends. The "Jack" or "Jackolanterne" is one of my favorite sculptures because "he is forced to wander the mortal world for eternity" also he is a Halloween icon. The "Cemetery of the Living Dead" sculpture was based on the Italian film "Cemetery of the Living Dead" from 1965 by director Massimo Pupillo and is a classic movie. The "Divas" sculpture I did in honor of selfish people and people who believe that beauty is everything.
EYEPUS: What artists inspired you?
FC: Ron Mueck, Francis Bacon, Caravaggio, John John Jesse, Naoto Hatori, Slava Mogutin and Lucien Freud.
EYEPUS: How long is the procedure in making your sculptures?
FC: Around 30 days in each sculpture.
EYEPUS: Any favorite horror movies?
EYEPUS: Who are your favorite horror filmmakers?
FC: John Carpenter, James Cameron, Sam Raimi, Wes Craven.
EYEPUS: Did any horror films inspire you for some of your works?
FC: Yes, I always get inspired when I watch vampire movies. And I like to create horror sculptures listening to the Goth band Bauhaus. I also really like "Return of the Living Dead" movie cause the punk guys in the cemetery are hot. That movie is a big turn on and inspiring.
EYEPUS: How does horror and sexuality blend into your artwork?
FC: Sometimes I have problens to show my works, especially in Brazil. Most Brazilian gallery owners and curators are homophobic and are declaredly afraid of naked men and underground art. On the US and UK I never had problems with that.
EYEPUS: Do curators and many other people consider your work controversial?
FC: Yes, most of the curators and regular people consider my works controversial.
EYEPUS: With the shady economy we are all living in, do you think artists are having a bad time in the art world?
EYEPUS: What advice and sweet encouragement do you have for other artists such as yourself out there?
FC: Is not easy to be an artist. Because if you are a real artist the art are deep in your soul and you never give up. But is better to be a real artist than go to the Army to kill people, or be a Cop to take control over peoples lives or kiss the curators asses to get famous. Im happy in the underground and I don`t care about the art world.
EYEPUS: Do you have any new projects in the horizons? Any new horror sculptures and paintings for the future?
FC: I'm working on new sculptures for a future art show and writing my second book about my works.
An arrogant, sort of comical, selfish man named Wikus (Sharlto Copley) who works at Multi-National United (MNU) has been given the assignment of moving (evicting) the aliens to District 10 which is over a hundred miles away from Johannesburg. Wikus and the military head to District 9 to evict the PRAWNS out of their homes. When Wikus is searching in one of the PRAWN'S homes, he discovers a vial that contains a black liquid, when he opens the vial, the liquid sprays on his face. Wikus puts the vial in his pant pocket for lab testing. A few hours later Wikus slowly mutates into a half-claw arm PRAWN and half-human. MNU learns of Wakus transformation, they capture and start to experiment on him. Wakus escapes from MNU experiment room and becomes a fugitive, where he is the most wanted man by the Military. He tries to hide in the one place he knows he'll be safe, District 9. Wikus ends up in the rundown shack where he found the vial. A PRAWN named Christopher Johnson and his son lives in the shack. Christopher sees that Wikus is transforming into a PRAWN, he realizes that Wikus had the vial all along. Christopher urgently needs this vial to start up the module that is below the shack. The module leads to the spacecraft that is hovering over Johannesburg, but in order for the module to work they need the vial (fuel for the module). Christopher wants to take the spacecraft to his home planet. Wikus and Christopher with some stolen alien weapons from the local evil Nigerian Gang, they go after the vial that is inside MNU building, they both start to terrorize the building, leading an action pack, unforgettable, adventurous, hell of a journey from the MNU building to District 9 - A climatic, superb ending.
The film was directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson. Based on a short film "ALIVE IN JOBURG" that Neil Blomkamp directed. The film was made on a 30 million dollar budget, and over the weekend made back the money, making 37 million in domestic (USA) Box Office. Lots of blood, ooze, slime, gore, violence, kick ass action. An intelligent storyline, and dazzling CGI make this film a classic summer treat. Can't wait for the sequel. FOUR STARS OUT OF FOUR.
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