Saturday, September 29, 2018

Horror Favorites With Chelsey The Stitchkeeper


It would be impossible not to notice the care and detail Chelsey, a.k.a. The Stitchkeeper puts into her handmade collectible likeness of horror's most known and obscure figures. Her grandmother taught her how to master the craft and since, the Edmonton and Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada native spends much of her time recreating our nightmares into coveted collectibles. There isn't a character she can't replicate with a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook. As the owner of TalesFromTheStitch, she takes custom requests and has a modestly-priced stock of nods to Alien, Gremlins, American Horror Story to name a very few. Chelsey's creations have garnered the attention from Bloody-Disgusting, Joe Bob Briggs, Horrorfreak News, Demons star Geretta Geretta, and more. Catching her during a busy custom rush, I wanted to find out more about the craftswoman behind the 'went there' Angela Baker-Sleepaway Camp creation.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fund This: Black Horror Film, Sherman Park


For Black people in America, surviving the violence of racism is like trying to survive in a horror film; and like all horror films, not everyone makes it. Sherman Park puts the audience in our shoes.

Well, damn...

Paulina Bugembe, a familiar face for those who've watched NBC's The Good Place, LOVE on Netflix, and ABC's Scandal has an additional burning passion for crafting visuals behind a pen and lens. A director with nine shorts on her resume, she's taking her award-winning talent even further in the horror genre. Not caught up in "what's hot" for execs attention, she's always wanted to use horror to cleverly convey social ills facing marginalized people.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Black Women Horror Filmmakers: Sloan Turner


Family is known idealistically as the very foundation of cognitive growth, love, and trust of those who live in your home. It's supposed to be on of the safest places you can be. But family on screen, and in horror, is an evergreen site for flipping any of these positive connotations right on their head. All families have their trials, and what if monsters are waiting to feed on the conflict? Ready to consume?

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

#SciFiSunday: Fund Science Fiction Anthology Web Series, The Vth Column


You can see them at Artboer in Atlanta, GA, encouraging patrons to "enter the 5th Wall and discover..."

If you're not quite sure what, that's the point. The message of the universe, providing us with endless possibilities if we walk into the option full of options has that cosmic, sci-fi flare. One of the reasons fans of the genre appreciate it so much. And this is what you get with The 5th Wall: a dimension full of color, comics, web series, and multiverses. With an allure of Afrofuturism, "The 5th Wall is an age old agency charged with investigating the para-dimensional activities that have shaped our world."

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hair Wolf (2018): A Nebulous Review Of A Spectacular Horror Game Changer


One dark evening, a Black hair care salon faces its biggest threat: a white female patron with a bizarre effect on some of the stylists.

Written & Directed by Mariama Diallo

There's a depth to the culturally-related grievances from Black women. From shreds have our foremothers created traditions, heritage. From our features, a truly original presence that has the globe's attention with no equitable reward. A Black woman's parts are desired, but not her full emotional form. And what ways can this be expressed? In horror and humor, filmmaker Mariama Diallo has unleashed the literal perfect balance of this message that is accessible to all.

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