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8mm creepy: PORTRAITS OF A NIGHTMARE may cause uneasy sleeping

December is a time for happy songs and pale ales.. however, as I have written, Christmas is also  a very paranormal time of year. One way to celebrate it may be with an extraordinary new video from JILL TRACY. The video has been uploaded to YouTube, it has received links on various message boards and other websites, including BLOODY DISGUSTING.

The video itself is low key.. It is titled 'Portraits of a Nightmare' .. The music is by Jill Tracy, it is directed by Jeremy Carr.

The interesting aspect of this video is in the description: It was created by 8mm footage. It was filmed after fan support from Kickstarter allowed it to be made.. The never before seen footage featured, along with additional 8mm vintage archive shots, create an actively frightening scene. The video is not jump out of your seat scary, but instead much more subtle. And maybe even in that sense more disturbing.

The first thing it reminded me of was the footage from the movie THE RING, the black and white scenery that created the tension in the film.. But this, PORTRAITS OF A NIGHTMARE, seems more brilliant than anything of Hollywood fiction.

This short film could be considered frightening, disturbing, even erotic in some sense depending on your viewpoint on the imagery.

What I took from it was the same feeling I'd have when I awaken from a bad dream: A little confusion, a little strangeness, and a little relaxation. All thrown together..

I highly recommend viewing this during the night.. It's effect would be so much stronger..

Three cheers for a great little video ..




New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..