Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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Massacre (The Musical)

Late to work today thanks to some idiot who got tired of waiting for a garbage truck to maneuver its way around a tight corner, and tried to squeeze past it. I have never seen this before outside of a movie. The car became trapped between the truck and the snowbank, and both driver's side wheels lifted off the pavement. You'd think it would take forever for a line of six cars to realize that they all have to reverse, turn around, and take an alternate route, but I'm only a couple of minutes late.

Oh, well. Anyway, offBeat's show in Milwaukee (well, Greenfield, actually) went very well. We must be really closing in on paying our first CD, which means we can head into the studio again soon.

Other news: crabmoon and I saw the premier of Massacre (The Musical), a new film by Will Gartside, Rob Matsushita, and Morey Burnard. Not one for the kids. Or your parents. You might like it, though, in all it's cheap, gory, instantly-hummable glory. You missed its premier at the High Noon Saloon, but with any luck it'll make the Wisconsin Film Festival. Failing that, I'm sure there will be a DVD, and sometime we'll all gather at my place with airline sickness bags and no snacks and make a night of it.

Seriously, Massacre is a lot of fun. It's a low-budget slasher film about a '50s-perfect teenage girl who snaps during a no-parents weekend in the woods. The moral of this story (and countless other horror films)? Leave the prude at home, kids.

The film runs only about 45 minutes, but it's well-paced, and the songs are catchy and funny. Actually, good music and the taut pacing are no small feat, and are Massacre's two biggest strengths in the face of its competition. Unless you're into the bizarre subculture of low/no-budget horror pictures, you can't possibly imagine how many owners of $400 camcorders are cranking out DIY slasher films on the weekends. Even more amazing is now many of them end up on DVD at your local Best Buy (seriously). Massacre (The Musical) is the one you'd like to think you'd make yourself if you had some free time and a good recipe for fake intestines.
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