The Collective is teaming up with CBNC and the SCA Project Gallery to put on a two part, film only, photo show in May. More details to come…
Franklin Medina understands the
writing riding on the walls.
Franklin Medina // Backside Wallride // Inland Empire
Mikey sneaking a smooth front nose in an awkwardly beautiful spot.
Riverside, CA // Exact location undisclosed
Christmas Evil (Lewis Jackson, 1980)
NYPD hunt down a murderer in a Santa suit on the night before Christmas. More thriller-mystery than horror, but chilling nonetheless and just as demented as this still makes it look.
Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974)
From the director who brought…
Dennis McNett has created some of your favorite skateboard graphics, and you may not even know it. This weekend was the opening of his show TEMPLE OF WOLFBAT curated by hip hop’s own DANTE ROSS. Enormous wood carvings and woodcut prints fill Known Gallery on Fairfax where the opening was held and the show will stand until the end of the month. Take a look at some of the stuff Dennis had to offer, and for christ’s sake, GO DOWN THERE AND CHECK IT THE FUCK OUT.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN COLLECTIVE! Checkout this list PQRS put together in an effort to make your Halloween a great one. A list of “modern” classics, as he calls them. Not for the faint of heart… these are horror movies that have proven the test of time, and are definitely necessary to checkout this holiday.
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
By recasting an old plot line in a modernist mold, Ridley Scott made the greatest haunted house movie of all times. In large part, the brilliance of Alien is that it has no protagonist. Although Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley has become an icon of various genres which intersect here, and was the star of all of the subsequent films of the series, the main character is in fact the alien itself. In a way it is a shame that the movie is so well known, because if any given viewer knew nothing of the plot they would never see it coming.
Christine (John Carpenter, 1983)
Carpenter’s gift is making great movies out of plots that just shouldn’t work. A perfect example is Christine, in which a car seduces a nerd and methodically kills everyone who attempts to disturb their relationship. Who would have thought that this would be a high water mark for 80s horror? On a side note, like all good things, including most of the movies on this list, this was spoofed in The Simpsons.
Dawn of the Dead (George Romero, 1978)
The zombie apocalypse hits America and where do the zombies go? The mall, of course. Romero’s magnum opus is not just top notch horror, it is also a scathing critique on the the brainless consumerism that defines American culture.
Dressed to Kill
(Brian De Palma, 1980)
Unfortunately, all of the key selling points here are also spoilers, so you will have to trust me. Watch this!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
Among the most fascinating works of American film in the 1970s. Released the same year as A Woman Under the Influence, Mean Streets and The Godfather II, Hooper’s masterpiece finds its closest artistic relatives in the New Hollywood rather than the budding slasher subgenre. Although most contemporary viewers may be unfazed by the violence itself, the creepiness of it all is sure to get through to anyone.