Several years ago, Retrovision was one of the best new horror movies of the year, and for good reason. With a cast that includes such talented actors as Garth Marenghi and Danielle DePaolo, the movie was full of surprises. It is still one of the best films of the genre, and it’s a great one to see in theaters. It’s not only scary, but it’s also great fun.
Besides being a funky little cult movie, Grindhouse has spawned a mini-wave of retrovision horror flicks. The likes of The House Of The Devil and Rubber prove it. A slew of kooky horror movie buffs, notably Matthew Holness and Robert Rodriguez, opted to re-visit the past for the funky fun of it all. The aforementioned duo are joined by an A-list of ‘tweeners from the likes of Rob Zombie, Clive Barker and a slew of cult classic actors. With a cast of stars, Grindhouse is not a hard act to follow.
The big question remains, is Grindhouse worthy of the cult status it has racked up? The answer is an emphatic yes. Luckily for us, we’ve got the scoop. The release will be available on Blu Ray/DVD from 3 September, while the digital equivalent will hit the shelves on 1 October.
Amongst the tidbits is the fabled “Reprisalizer” a retrovision worthy flick in the making. The film is a tad more flimsy than a glass of scotch, but if you’re into your retro film and television viewing material, it is a pretty enticing proposition.
The film is not the most technically advanced film you will ever see, but it is the fabled “Reprisalizer” that lays claim to being the most retrovision worthy film you will ever see. The film is a tad longer than a glass of scotch, and if you’re into your retro film, television and video viewing material, it is a pretty flimsy proposition. The movie has a few zingers, but if you’re into your flimsy film, television and video viewing material, it will be a pretty flimsy proposition.
Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
During its one season on Channel 4, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace spawned one cult classic, a reputation that has been hard to erase. This satirical show skewers self-satisfied horror writers, cheap genre efforts, and terrible ’80s primetime programming.
Marenghi’s writing contains a number of sloppy idioms, overwrought exposition, and forced narration. The character of Dr. Rick Dagless is based on Garth Marenghi, and his worldview is reflected in the characters. He’s an egotistical writer who’s attempting to present himself as a talented, visionary writer.
The show’s production, however, was a disaster. It was never released on DVD in the U.S., and was cancelled after its first season. It was also rejected by Channel 4 due to a lack of artistic talent. It was eventually repackaged by Avalon Television and screened on television.
Taking a look at the UK retrogaming scene, Retrovision is a semi-regular event that has gained popularity with the retro gaming community. It focuses on the neon future aesthetic and heavy synth musical vibes of the 80s. Several games are played at the event, including Realflight, Katamari Damacy, Guitar Hero 2 and more. Besides playing games, attendees can also enjoy a curry and Pictochat sessions. A curry usually involves chicken vindaloo, but attendees can also choose to opt for a milder curry. Traditionally, there are no lamb dishes served at the event, due to the fact that the organiser, Jeff Minter, has sheep pets.
Cosplay has become a huge part of the event, with a number of attendees wearing costumes of their favorite characters. The Cosplay Challenge requires cosplayers to dress up as their favorite characters, and the winner receives $10,000.
Currently, the most popular way to sign up for the new Retrovision website is to get a free newsletter. Not only will you receive a newsletter with the latest updates, but you will also get exclusive offers that can help save you a lot of money. It’s also a fun way to learn about new concerts and other cool things.
There are a couple other cool things about the website, like the fact that you can save your favorites and create customisable layouts. It also has a two button control scheme that gets crazier as you play. It even has a much-specified genre filter. This makes it easy to find a song you like, and it gets even more fun as you play it.