I'm guessing I was only trying to refute the furniture argument earlier. Stylistically Lynch is such a unique creature and I tend to look earlier in his filmography, rather than later, to see the seeds of influence and there's nothing in The Alphabet or Eraserhead that leads me to a Bava-Lynch connection. His later films show a diverse web of influences (starting around Blue Velvet) so I won't discount the argument. And if I pretended to know everything about everything I'd be a pretty boring person indeed, so I could be totally wrong, but I find it unlikely that Bava was an early influence on Mr. Lynch.
We are in total agreement on this point. I don't see much Bava influence on Lynch's earlier work either. I think your assessment of his influence perhaps creeping in around Blue Velvet
-- it certainly has a European sensibility to it in some ways -- and then developing around Twin Peaks
and Lost Highway
. As I said, I'll try and dig up the Lucas article. It he makes some very interesting comparisons.Pics from John Carpenter's segment
, "Cigarette Burns." More graphic depictions of gore than usually seen in his movies (well, except maybe Vampires
Apparently, Romero won't be contributing a segment anymore. Instead, John McNaughton will be filling for him, adapting the Clive Barker story.Pics
from Don Coscarelli's "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road"
Some tantalizing hints at possible directors for the second season of this anthology from the Horror Channel:
It's never too soon to start talking about season 2 of IDT Entertainment's Masters of Horror, and we've been hearing rumblings as to who may or may not be involved. Rumors have staked their claim on the web. Names have circulated. Newcomers like Eli Roth (Hostel) and Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) have been mentioned, and when we spoke with Rob Zombie last week, it appeared The Devil's Rejects writer/director may get his chance to participate.
"I had dinner with Mick and Tobe [Hooper] the other night about season two," Zombie tells THC's Dread Central. "Mick talked to me forever about season one, but the shooting schedule conflicted with my tour dates. We're talking about season two; it's just a matter of fitting it in."
Currently, Zombie's efforts are being projected onto his new album, which we may see as soon as early March.
In other Masters season 2 news, we've learned that David J. Schow is adapting the John Farris short story, I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream for the series. Schow's contribution to season 1 is Pick Me Up directed by Larry Cohen.
And finally, Fangoria got their own scoop today. Author Graham Masterson revealed that his short tale Anti-Claus has been selected for season 2 as well.
This is a bit depressing to hear but at least it's coming out on DVD:
Can something be too horrific even for the "Masters of Horror"? The answer, evidently, is yes. The Showtime cable network has announced that it has cancelled the broadcast of Imprint, director Takashi Miike's entry for the 13-part horror anthology series. Although the concept behind the series was to give the selected filmmakers -- including John Carpenter, John Landis and Lucky McKee -- complete freedom to create their entries, Miike's film was apparently more than the network bargained for. In it's place, the network will air "Haeckel's Tale," based on a short story by Clive Barker and directed by John McNaughton.
All references to "Imprint" have been removed from the official website, but a trailer for it remains on mastersofhorror.net. "I think it's amazing, but it's even hard for me to watch," said creator and executive producer Mick Garris to The New York Times. "It's definitely the most disturbing film I've ever seen." Imprint will now be released directly onto DVD through Anchor Bay Entertainment, along with the rest of the episodes in the series. No date has been announced yet.