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InnerSanctum 6/4/2012 11:41:18 AM

 Where is a review for Monster Bash?  I saw the ridiculous trailer for that film and laughed out loud.  Your top monsters on a PFV fighting it out to the bitter end.  Doesn't even register on Netflix radar.  Must be so bad....gotta see it.  

Laffo 6/6/2012 6:38:13 AM

 

 You have to be a special brand of journalist to write something as preposterous as the words "beard extensions." In this day and age a simple Google search would have resulted in clearing up two, of the stupidest things I have read in a while. The first being that Jett Bryant or any of the rest of the cast had "beard extensions." Hell, I played Bigfoot and didn't glue any hair on. Secondly you are so sure that the film is shot on video and uses filters to make it look like old film stock. Well, I stood in freezing North Georgia waterfalls waiting to reload film magazines, so I guess the joke is on me. When shooting the first scenes blowing up the Nuns' Van at my DRIVE IN THEATER we waited to roll FILM while difficulties with the PRACTICAL effects were worked out. 

The encyclopedic knowledge of film, of all genres, that the main 20 people involved in this movie possess, makes us relish the bad reviews. We love them. We knew the acting was bad and the performances lousy. Why? BECAUSE WE SHOT THEM IN ONE TAKE. THAT WAS ALL THE TAKES WE COULD AFFORD, SHOOTING ON FILM.

I don't find sloppy research or laziness of opinion forgivable, bad acting, terrible dialog, lousy effects and giant beards I'll champion all my days though.

I'm proud some people don't like the movie, that means we made a real exploitation film, but do some research. Of any sort. Pictures of the entire cast and a list of the film stocks, equipment are so readily available on the Movies website, other well researched reviews and podcasts,  that your writing approaches a level of laziness that I haven't seen in quite a while.

 

CyanideRush 6/6/2012 8:40:57 AM

@Laffo - I appreciate the time you took in responding (seriously). If I'm wrong on some accounts, then I apologize to you. Regarding your first point about research, the simple fact is I'm giving a rating to the experience of watching the film itself; not to that coupled with copious reading about it on the web.I didn't follow the development of Dear God No! at all and picked it up based on the recommendation of someone else. So I watch the flick (which I very much wanted to like) and write about what I viewed.
 

To your point regarding "beard extensions"- dude it really kinda looked like it. If they aren't, no hard/no foul. I don't know that I'd necessarily call it "preposterous" when folks are getting feather extensions and other silly things, but that's your opinion. My sincere apologies to Jett Bryant for hating on his beard.


About shooting on film/aging filters: I did actually know that you guys shot on 16mm, it was on the back of the box, I believe. I thought that was cool. It was one of the reasons that I wanted so much to like this film. But shooting on film to begin with doesn't preclude the possibility of adding filters in post. Like I'd mentioned in the review, the initial scratches at the opening where so severe and then completely disappear (and reappear briefly as overly severe) that it's an easy conclusion to reach. I don't think it's a huge leap in logic, do you?


Laffo, bottom line man: There were so many reasons I wanted this film to knock my socks of and it was such a letdown for me that my disappointment is clear in the review. It sounds like you earnestly worked hard on this, which is yet another reason my bad review was reluctant. I've got to stand by my overall review (apologizing for insulting Mr. Bryant's beard, of course). But you shouldn't worry, it's my understanding that Dear God No! is selling like hotcakes, so maybe you guys will be able to make another film. And I didn't see any other negative reviews at all, so maybe I'm in the wrong. I can only call it like I'm seeing it, man. But I’ll tell you what; I’ll give it another honest go around and see if my opinion changes, taking into account what you’ve told me.


Thanks for the comments and good luck with future projects.
-Chuck
 

Laffo 6/6/2012 4:27:42 PM

 Don't know why this site won't let me post a longer comment than this.

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