My mother and father divorced not long after I was
born. Mom, working full time for the state of Kentucky’s Mental Health Department
at the time, had my grandmother come live with us to help take care of me.
Not seeing my father very often, and with Mom working a lot, this meant that
my primary caregiver growing up was Granny. She was a sweet little lady with
an odd sense of humor that must have rubbed off on me because I certainly
didn’t pick up my penchant for off-color jokes from my strictly religious
mother.... READ MORE...
A lot of people may know that I attribute “The
Fog” (John Carpenter’s film, not that crap remake from a few years back)
with being one of the films that really got me into horror movies. Well it is,
don’t get me wrong, but before “The Fog” ever rolled in, there was something
else that helped kick start my love of cinema macabre...
-Review by Nic Brown (photos Courtesy of
Mark Mawston and the
producers of "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan)-
When moviegoers think of special effects, the first
thing that often jumps to mind is the amazing array of computer generated images
populating some of modern cinema’s biggest blockbusters. From the lifelike
dinosaurs of Steven Spielberg’s “JurassicPark”
to the fantastic alien landscapes and creatures of James Cameron’s “Avatar”,
these films take the viewer into a world of imagination using both their stories
and their special effects. But can you name the people who made the dinosaurs of
the aliens of “Avatar”, or even the CGI half shark/half octopus of Syfy’s