Thursday, October 15, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN BLOGPOST #15: THESE CREEPY KUBRICK MASHUPS ARE GONNA BLOW YOUR MIND
A truly great mashup is as much about the collision of different things as it is about how great the original source material is, and a sense of humor certainly doesn't hurt. Go Home Productions is the king of this when it comes to the music mashup. His first creation was A Slim McShady, and he hit it out the park:
This is not Halloweeny in the least, but it's more to illustrate my point. When a movie mashup works as well as this it blows my mind. It makes me feel like the hospital administrator at the beginning of Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life after he's just had the birth of a baby explained to him: "Wonderful what we can do now a days!"
There have been a couple of great movie mashups I've seen lately that are just creepy and weird enough that I think they qualify for a Halloween blogpost. Both of them draw from Stanley Kubrick's work, and combine it with work from two other brilliant directors. The first one is called The Red Drum Getaway, and it combines Kubrick with Alfred Hitchcock. The result is suitably paranoid, plus it makes me want to watch all of Kubrick's films again.
The next one is called Blue Shining, and it takes The Shining and combines it with footage from the films of David Lynch. I really love this one. The creepiness of the source materials works very well, plus there's a moment about three minutes in with a Jack/Frank comparison that freaks me out. It's beautiful stuff.
Blue Shining from Richard Vezina on Vimeo.
Are there any creepy movie mashups that you love? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!