Thursday, May 19, 2011

Killer Kitties

Everyone knows the Sopranos and the Corleones, but did you know there are cat mafia families too?  The cosa nostra of the feline world is run by a close knit team of confident cats that will not take no for an answer. They have no problem letting you sleep with the fishes.  Though, more often than not, they would rather be the ones sleeping next to fish.

The Felingo Family: Run by Fernando Felingo, the capifamiglia, Fernando and family
have been controlling the catnip smuggling trade in the Northeast for the last 20 years.
Ox: Sniffer; he tests the goods and secures overseas shipments.
Skinny Joe: Veteran member and "Disposal" Expert
Smart Guy Dom - Dominick Weiss: Family lawyer and consigliere.
Crazy Eyes Pete: Instigator and message sender.
Anthony "Tony Tunacans" Gigante: Underboss
Red Salerno and the Prosciutto Boys before the 1999 Floating Feather Massacre.
Vinny Two Eyes: Monitors "situations."
Freddie "Fancy Feast" Furino: Known for never leaving a crumb of evidence.
Greasy Nose - Jake Basciano: Local hooligan in the know.  Provides
the family with useful information for a couple of bones.

Thanks to Dark Roasted Blend for the pictures.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lords of Salem Filming Update

Here's a new article in which Rob Zombie talks about filming a Woolite commercial and returning to Massachusetts to film Lords of Salem at the end of the summer.
"'s a very unique-looking town when it comes to the architecture of the buildings and the streets. I had kind of forgotten... I went back [to Salem] recently to do some scouting. I forgot how interesting the houses and the buildings were. It's very cinematic. It's a great back backdrop for something like this."       --Robert Bartleh Cummings Zombie
Anyway, IM Global Films recently released a synopsis of Lords of Salem and it goes like this:
     Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team”. 
     A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, “a gift from the Lords”. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. 
     Later Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
     The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting: the original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.
According to the article, the film will be very "effects-heavy."  So the pre-production in the effects department has been working diligently on some disgusting masks and bodyparts no doubt.  Exciting!

Here are some pictures of the guys at Wayne Toth FX working on some props for the film.