This is the way I kind of felt these past few days…suffocated – drowning in a familiar space – dealing with persons that changed a lot and not exactly in a right way. The week is almost over – and was tensioned and overwhelming. I’m glad I can finally say goodbye to it. Maybe the next one will be different…maybe…
The Silent Hill game series from Konami were appreciated for the originality they showed during the game-play. A grotesque world, apparently invisible for the regular citizen developed in a city where nightmare grew in the shadows of doubt and desperation. Unreal monsters, sacrifices, traps, delusions and depravity – are some of the elements from the Silent Hill universe.
The first movie told us about what exactly happened in that old town where only decolorized memories gathered together around a mystical fire that spread shady ashes.
This year, in October we will reunite with the essence of this story in Silent Hill: Revelations which will be released in 3D. Below you have the trailer for the motion picture. Looks pretty interesting and I’ll patiently wait for the fall to bring the chance to see it.
“All Alone” is a metaphor for leaving the crowded city and escaping into the nature’s welcoming arms. From the very first minute of the film we see that the action can be more fluent somewhere different than a “diseased” urban location.
It is an indie film, where lots of dialogue encourage the evolution of the characters, which express themselves freely, standing up for their opinions but also having the nerve to built blockages that could “hurt” others.
Maggie and her husband Ben are nothing more than a normal family, sharing ideals and resolving conflicts together. As some would say – characters built to follow a normal relational pattern.
On the other hand we have Alex and Kyle – family friends – but touched by the mirage of falseness. Two contradictorial couples decide to spend some quality time in the middle of nowhere, where they can empower their relationships, having to deal with each other through action and talking. Continue reading
I quite don’t know how to begin talking about this. Seems to me that people started to lose their minds, acting with violence just for the love of it, hating every possible thing that exists. And for a few unlucky ones, today was a “Black Friday”.
A mad, crazy person, heavily armed attacked a movie theater in Colorado killing 12 people and injuring 38 others. It was the premiere of the latest Batman movie and fans and not only were excited to see the new film. But regretfully, in the same theater entered this psycho having an AR-15 similar rifle, a shotgun and two Glock handguns. Only thinking about it makes you visualize the image of a terrorist with nothing in mind but to destroy lives.
Before opening fire, he released tear gas to incapacitate the free movement of his potential victims. And then some experienced their traumatized last seconds. The murderer, aged 24 was captured early after that.
If I go through all the text above I clearly see a huge non-sense, something irrelevant, something that should not have happened. 12 people died for nothing, just for the sick amusement of a disturbed mind. And they won’t come back, they won’t get another chance to fulfill their dreams. Such a tragic death.
The only thing that remains is to pray, for their souls and for their broken-hearted families.
Some of the American thrillers/horror films – tend to be remakes of another productions originally written and shot by filmmakers from other countries. You take “The Ring” series, “The Grudge” series, even “The Eye” and observe that despite the quality these productions possess – being a remake and not an original story drops its importance significantly. But looking at the bright side – we have the chance to see the same plot depicted in a different style, driven by a different vision.
It is also the case of Silent House, a remake of an Uruguayan horror film – “La Casa Muda” – in which Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) along with her father and uncle ends up at their lake house for cleaning duties. Nothing much til we are introduced to some unclear elements (mysterious characters) and the family gets attacked by some strangers.
If in a certain situation, hypothetically speaking, I would have to share something with another person – as in offering something to be put into good use or to trigger some sort of emotional reaction – it would be Singularity’s “Fade”. With the great vocals coming from Steffi Nguyen and a melodic digital instrumental, this song is a masterpiece. Try it.
Anna-Marine is a professional illustrator and alternative model interested into giving new definitions to the dark gothic style.
Spiral Direct – a long-established brand specializing in heavy metal and gothic fashion, with both men’s and women’s clothing – just chose one of her illustrations to be the cover for the Spiral Direct 2013 calendar.
Her area of creativity oscillates between mysticism and mythology permitting her to create variated illustrations capturing the vibrant scent of fantasy. We see that her characters – which for some reason are only females – have a dark aura surrounding them, exploiting sensuality but also emanating violence.
Those interested can purchase some of her works from the Creative Design Outlet – where both fashion portraits and graphic illustrations are up for sale.
More of her art can be found following these links: