Posts Tagged ‘bin

26
Oct
08

Celluloid Carcass – Horror Mixtape

Celluloid Carcass

Celluloid Carcass

Celluloid Carcass is a mix tape. If you’re unsure as to what a mix tape is I’ll tell you: it’s basically a load of movie clips, sometimes put to music, for your perverse enjoyment.

So, with that out of the way, what’s actually in Celluloid Carcass? To be honest, I’ve no idea. I recognise some clips in it, but a lot of them I’ve never seen before.

See, the good thing about a mix tape is that you sometimes see clips in there that make you think ‘Fuck! That looks awesome!’ and hunt down the movie that the clip came from. This mix tape did that to me a few times.

oh oh! I know this one, I know this one! She screamed so much she passed out! You don't see that in films now-a-days, the women are too busy trying to be men.

oh oh! I know this one, I know this one! She screamed so much she passed out. You don't see that in films now-a-days, the women are too busy trying to be men 😦

The mix tape starts with quite a long sequence panning along all sorts of mangled bodies before bringing up the logo (above). We’re then treated to some ghetto bitch fights before moving swiftly along to some rednecks out in the forest discussing who’s turning who ‘queer’. I won’t mention every clip as part of the beauty in a mix tape is that you’ve just no idea what to expect next.

Gratuitous nipple shot

Gratuitous nipple shot

There is, of course, some mad Japanese stuff in there, one is a chick dressed very cowboy like with the poncho-type thing on, but when the ponch-type thing comes off? Well, I’ll leave that to you to see. The other Japanese clip of note is between two women in fancy dress pretending to kick each others ass while cartoon sound effects are playing (below)… very odd!

Id love to have been cutting through the park that day...

I'd love to have been cutting through the park that day...

One clip that did make me say ‘ooh, whassat??’ was from an animation. A wide shouldered hero type dodges gazillions of bullets, grenades and what not and is fighting against what I can only describe as tall scrawny looking Smurfs (below). If you know what film it’s from, please tell me the title!

See? They look like tall, scrawny, Smurfs!

See? They look like tall, scrawny, Smurfs!

Most of the other clips are of monsters. Some good, some bad. But even the bad ones are good, in a warped kinda way…

Quite possibly the cheapest looking monsters anywhere...

Quite possibly the cheapest looking monsters anywhere...

The tape ends with the necessary parts from Zombi 2 played in FFWD so you effectively get to see Zombi 2 in about five minutes. No bad thing.

What I like best about this mix tape is that it doesn’t go for the cheap mondo shots of real people/animals being mutilated/injured. Also, a nice touch is that rather than letter box some shots with the usual black bars at the top and bottom, it has nice dark red, patterened, bars which help with the presentation of the tape. Speaking of presentation, Celluloid Carcass does excellent here, a lot of the movie clips will have a piece of music playing that, in a funny way, relates to the scene.

All in all, this is one of the best mix tapes I’ve seen yet. No mondo gore, lots of cheesy monster effects and even a few indy movie clips, all wrapped up in one small, but beautifully presented, tape.

If you like mix tapes, then you might also like The Abortion Bin tape that I reviewed.

If you want to download this mix tape, here’s a hint: ‘Tracker 3’ (if you can get it to load).

28
Sep
08

The Abortion Bin Mixtape Vol.1

The Abortion Bin Mixtape Vol.1

The Abortion Bin Mix Tape Vol.1

For those of you less versed in fan stuff: a ‘mix tape’ is where some crackpot takes all the best/worst/funniest bits of various films and sticks them together to form one movie.

The Abortion Bin

Abortion Bin Productions have released several films, and books, and I think the mix tape is their way of getting some free promotion? But I’m not 100% sure of that as there is very little mention of the mix tape on their official website.

The mix tape was created by the good folks at Abortion then placed on ‘Tracker 3’* for people to download if they were crazy enough to want it. That’d be me then.

The good thing about this mix tape is that it does not take itself, or the films shown, seriously. The tape starts with a warning that the film is rated PG for Pure Garbage, and is spoken with a Speedy Gonzales type accent, nice.

sorry, I've no funny caption for this one!...

sorry, I've no funny caption for this one!...

Some of the scenes are genuinely disturbing, such as the screen above, of the girl cutting off her bottom lip with a pair of scissors. Ouch!

more bare ass! A quick spine removal, bet that made his eyes water!

more bare ass! A quick spine removal, bet that made his eyes water!

Other scenes are comical and obviously taken from old 80’s movies, some are taken from (I assume) amateur film maker films (above) and some are definitely take from porn movies (see? I know some of the clips!)

I’ve seen quite a few mix tapes in the past, most use really bad, grainy footage of death scenes. This one is different in that the majority of the scenes are of good quality (the image below being one of the exceptions) and aren’t just cheap real-death clips that have been on the internet for years.

yes indeed, that is a man in a suit having sex with a cars exhaust pipe...

yes indeed, that is a man in a suit having sex with a cars exhaust pipe...

The Abortion Bin Mix Tape Vol.1 gets two thumbs up for:

  • not taking itself (or the films) seriously
  • not going for cheap shock tactics, and:
  • for having excellent picture quality.

Seek it out with all due haste!

And give the folks a visit at http://www.freewebs.com/abortionbin, they’ve done several other (non-mixtape) films which might tickle your fancy, and deserve donations/purchases.

* Tracker 3 is a torrent site, I’m sure if you use some Google-ninja skills you’ll find it…