Monday, November 5, 2012
Dope Island endorsed Mitt Romney for President! (here's why)
What I want you to notice here is something at which I've marveled for a long while. NOLD, being uncopyrighted, has previously been much "revised," usually with humorous intentions. There's at least one full-length knockoff with an entire "comedy" replacement soundtrack, and who knows how many other mashups, mix-em-ups and "rifftraxed" editions and badly degraded multi-generational print dupes. But I still find that the imagery is so elementally disturbing, the narrative so uncompromisingly grim, that visceral chills survive - even in the joke versions. The night after making this I had some bad dreams about being hunted by flesh-eating zombies, I must confess. George Romero, John Russo and their cast and crew did THAT good a job on their little indie 16mm feature. It really gets under one's skin.