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Greg Anderson-Elysee

Gregory Anderson-Elysee is a Brooklyn born and based filmmaker (director and editor), playwright, comic book writer, model, and part time actor. He was one of the first writers and interviewers of The Outhouse. He is the writer and creator of the upcoming book Is'nana the Were-Spider.


Oh, The Horror! #39: Attack of the Killer Foot!

Oh, The Horror! #39: Attack of the Killer Foot!

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on December 19, 2009

The final cut/version of my editing project. Had a ton of fun making this. This is my homage to two of my favorite horror films, Psycho and Jaws, and of some of the old cheesy no-good B&W horror films that had a bit of fun element to them still. Besides the score riffs, I had some inspiration from the great Eraserhead film that made this an even more fun experience.Was glad to hear a lot of good feedback during the final showing and some good laughter, especially at some of the identical scenes from this and Psycho which I was hoping to hear.Attack of the Killer Foot Final Cut from Greg Anderson-Elysee on Vimeo.

Oh, The Horror! #38: Greedy Fly by Bush and Marcus Nispel

Oh, The Horror! #38: Greedy Fly by Bush and Marcus Nispel

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on December 7, 2009

One of my favorite bands and favorite videos ever. From Razorblade Suitcase, Greedy Fly was the second single off that album. Gavin has said of the song, "...You invite thing into your life; you know, that we are all ‘servants of out formulaic ways." For a few years know I've analyzed the song to be about suicide and the weird thought process of it.“This was our ridiculous movie, shot in the same building where they filmed ‘Seven.’ It was just crazy. We spent almost half a million quid on it, which is a stupid, immoral amount of money that I can’t really justify. It was fun to have done an epic like that once.”- Gavin “We sort of tried doing one mad Interscope vieo sort of thing, big budget like a rock version answer to a rap video. It was kind of fun to do, but I felt a bit immoral doing it.”- GavinBut anyways, Marcus Nispel, the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, directed this fantastic horror video. I dare you to watch it and not feel a bit weirded out or confused about it. A short movie running about 7 minutes, Nispel does a great job setting up a strange and dark mood and atmosphere.

Attack of the Killer Foot rough cut

Attack of the Killer Foot rough cut

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on December 4, 2009

A film I originally made with my sister and sadly lost the footage. For editing class, decided to reshoot it, this time with a better camera, lights, tripod, a small crew composed of family, etc. This is a rough cut of the project, a homage to two of my favorite horror films: Jaws and Psycho. Sound and music will be added later for the fine/final cut. Hope you like it, tell me what you think...Attack of the Killer Foot Rough Cut from Greg Anderson-Elysee on Vimeo.

Haunting with David Hine Part 2

Haunting with David Hine Part 2

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on November 29, 2009

Continuing on from Part 1 of Haunting With Hine where we now discuss Spider-Man Noir 2: Eyes Without a Face, Arkham Reborn, Ryder of the Storm, Bullet Proof Coffin, etc!

Oh, The Horror! #37: The Mist

Oh, The Horror! #37: The Mist

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on November 15, 2009

I've wanted to see this movie since it came out two years ago and finally caught it. Written for the screen and directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from a novella by Stephen King, Darabont and crew develop a wonderfully directed and acted piece of horror film which I will say is very underrated. Sure, I've heard a few people here and there praise the film but I honestly feel it could get a bit more. This is definitely on the list of actual great horror films in the past few years which people don't like to acknowledge when they say the horror genre is dead.The ensemble cast is lead by manly-man Thomas Jane as David Drayton, a loving and caring father who takes charge of a strange situation after a thunderstorm hits town. After the storm, David and his wife and child notices a strange mist coming from the mountains. They casually shrug it off as David decides to go into town to buy supplies for home along with his son and his neighbor who has had past tension with him, played greatly by Andre Braugher. While at the supermarket, Dan Miller (Jeffrey DeMunn) rushes to the store with a bloody nose claiming that there was something in the mist. He gets people to shut the market door as people outside of the mist start screaming in agony and soon enough, the mysterious mist surrounds the whole market place. Theories begin to pass around about the cause and effects of this strange mist and what people should do. While in the supermarket, we're introduced to a variety of different characters, played wonderfully by their actors. Among them that truly steals the show is Marcia Gay Harden who portrays religious zealot Mrs. Carmody who sees the strange situation as the Wrath of God coming to punish his sinful children. I will say, though, although I absolutely loved this character, aspects of this character starts to become a bit too extreme and I do feel that the constant portrayal of religiously heavy characters like Mrs. Carmody could get a bit annoying in contrast to actual Christians with a grand faith. But I'll just leave it at that as I refuse to say too much. Another character that stands out is Irene Reppler (Frances Sternhagen) an elderly school teacher who thinks for herself and kicks monster ass. As the day goes by, people begin to die one-by-one as people attempt to escape and investigate as strange giant bug creatures break into the store, causing havoc and death.The thing that I love about the movie is that although this could be classified under monster film, it's truly a study of humans and how they handle themselves under stress and the effects they cause on people and situations around them. I'm more interesting in the things they say to each other and what they do then who's going to die next and how the monsters look. Now not to say I don't get tense when they go out and a creature is around them, but the film truly shines on the characters and their decisions and relationships to each other. Some are very caring to each other, some very violent, some attempting to find an easier way out of life through the situation that arises them. This aspect of the film makes me think of The Walking Dead, a comic book character study about a group of people who struggle to live on after the world is infected by zombies, written beautifully by Robert Kirkman. Awesomely enough, Darabont himself is heavily attached to the upcoming Walking Dead TV series.But back to the movie, highly recommend. Seek this out if you haven't. Great directing, acting cast, and good suspense.The use of music works perfectly as it's actually not that noticeable. The rise in tension is used perfectly when no music is played and when it does play, it's a very beautifully composed sordid and menacing sounding piece that helps dig the strangeness under your skin. For the people who can't get into their head that gore doesn't make a horror movie, there's at least a bit here for them as the slight gory scenes really stand out but don't particularly pull you out of the story or take center stage. Though one particular scene when a bunch of spiders creep out of a man truly gets me itching and uneasy. Yeeesh! I don't want to say too much because the movie came as an absolute surprise of how good it was and I'm glad I avoided all reviews and spoilers besides people here and there telling me it was a great movie. And the end, oh boy the ending! It was advertised on the trailers about how insane the ending of this movie was and I just fell in love with it. A bit of a predictable ending, but still heart-wrenching and a perfect ending for this movie.

Sippin' Poet #8: Obstacled Union

Sippin' Poet #8: Obstacled Union

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on November 8, 2009

You’re a welcoming warmth of releaseTo an untamed devil with eccentric charms.Use to a returning tray of cloudShe came in with a strange entrance, ringing alarm.Let the confusion and disputes unwrapOur differences quickly interactBut our weirdness finds a way to relaxInto a pool of ridiculous prosperity.A complex fit to two paranormal worldsThere’s no reason for this bliss, I’m sure.My charm that tears down large nationsGetting you bothered and breathless.Try not to forget your obligationsAs I kiss and let my hands exploreA very wrongful sensation you continually adoreWith no reason to fully allow inBut you can’t help to just give in.Slow and calm yourself down now, womanAs we cause earthquakes with our destructive temples.My apple in your mouth, I am the filthCorrupting a once flower, I’ll respectfully accept the bill.Ms. So-called innocent with pleasures of burning waxIt’s no wonder we’re at times intact.Mutuals attempt to push forward that factBut we just can’t let it be… or I can’t…Some feelings of doubt underneath layers of suns and droughtsAnd instead of just numbing numbing numb thoughtsI’ll let myself go and enjoy the ride.I’ve already let you insideJust promise me you won’t biteAs I’ll excavate through your body, that WonderLandWhere I quench my thirst as you quiverAnd my tongue welcomes your shivers.A sting’s a sting, and not of the sweet kindAnd your sweet sting I’ll try to bareAs we’re held together rather close and nearStrange duplications in a twisted fucked up sphereWhere there’s constant troubles of portals forever spacing our plansWhile you search through time to attempt to find me.I’m not an image of perfectionYet you love my affection.Why? I dunno, but I’ll try to comply.I said I’d try. There’s no right guarantee.My vodou can only go so far and no promiseBut I’ll try.So here we are, in front of this door.Are we in or are we out? Whatever it is, have no more doubts.I know my place You know our place.Follow me for once and don’t think.Just be.Appearances may visualize otherwise but I’ll attempt to meetAt the crossroad half-way.Just for now allow yourself to be with me.So just be.

Brother Voodoo celebrates Halloween 09!

Brother Voodoo celebrates Halloween 09!

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on November 1, 2009

Went as the good doctor for Halloween! Only a fraction of last..............Now it's time for bed!

Haunting with David Hine Part. 1

Haunting with David Hine Part. 1

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on October 25, 2009

David Hine returns to Face To Greg just in time for Halloween to discuss Radical Comic's FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency and DC's Arkham Reborn!

Diversifying Snow

Diversifying Snow

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on October 21, 2009

I interview comicdiversity's Jeff Snow about his comic, diversity, and site...

Oh, The Horror! #36: Trick 'r Treat

Oh, The Horror! #36: Trick 'r Treat

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on October 18, 2009

What the heck is this now? Horror films are becoming fun again? First we had Drag Me To Hell then the recent Paranormal Activity, and Zombieland has been getting some great reviews all over which I've yet to see for myself and now this nice little gem called Trick 'r Treat directed by Michael Dougherty and produced by Bryan Singer. From what I understand, this movie was set to come out in 2006 but it was delayed by Warner Brothers for whatever reason and it's finally been released on DVD about a week or so ago. Decided to pick it up due to some of the great reviews I've been reading and hearing about and finally watched it and have to say it truly is a nice little gem to own and watch with some buddies.The movie revolves around four stories all taking place in the span of a few hours in a town during Halloween. You have a sadistic murdering principal played awesomely by Dylan Baker, a virginal girl dressed as Little Red Riding Hood played by Anna Paquin who is being stalked by mysterous man in a mask and cloak, a group of kids who collect Jack o' Lanterns and recount a town's creepy urban legend, and a grumpy ol' hermit, played by Brian Cox, with no Halloween spirit and needs to be taught it. Through out the movie is one small figure named Sam who appears in all four segments and plays a bit of a role as the Spirit of Halloween, making sure things go according to plan with this special holiday. You don't want to mess with Sam and break a Halloween tradition, I'm telling you. As the movie progresses, we come across various creatures of the night such as demons, zombies, werewolves (the werewolves segment had to be my favorite part of the whole movie), vampires as each segment beings to interlock and connect with each other in some way shape or form. One of the exciting things about this anthology is putting together the pieces of when certain things occurred as various scenes are in fact out of sequence.Dougherty, who wrote and directed this movie, does a great job behind the helm. Visually, this movie definitely grabs you and gets you interested. He knows how to definitely bring a script to life through the camera using some great camera movements with beautiful editing transition shots, all adding greatly to the quirky but creepy fun of this movie. He also picked a great set of actors as his characters who all seemed to be very comfortable in their skin and all enjoying their parts in this movie.I honestly don't know much else of what to say about this movie without going into full detail of everything that was showcased without spoiling some stuff. It was cleverly written with some nice subtle touches throughout. I honestly couldn't help but allow myself to fall in love with this movie. This is definitely a movie to be enjoyed by anyone with the Halloween spirit. It's not the scariest film you'll ever see, though there are some really jumpy parts and some great tension built up in certain segments, but it will be one very fun evening you'll have watching this with a group of buddies or some family members. Even though I do think it'd make a fun flick to watch with family for Halloween, it isn't a kids movie. There's language, sexual innuendo, killings, mutilation, and breasts. I know growing up, I wasn't scorned against watching stuff of the like, but a fair warning to parents who want to watch this with their little kiddies.But enough of great praise. There were but two things that didn't quite do it for me. For one it was one of the designs for Sam himself. The look he has through the movie is fantastic and quite adorable. You can't help but love the character just based on his visual alone. It's when he takes off his mask that a bit of the mystique of the character sort of loses me. Now it helps for the story where you see his look, but I could have done without seeing it. And the second would definitely be the running time. 82 minutes of this? Why couldn't we get more? Ah well. I do hope this movie does very well and WB notices they screwed up in not releasing this when this was originally suppose to come out. This definitely has the markings of a big cult favorite and following. Hopefully a wide-released sequel? I do know Dougherty himself has plans for one.So c'mon, guys, get into your Halloween spirit and enjoy this nice little fun movie. You're never too young or old to follow the traditions of this festive holiday. But then again, go ahead, don't follow the traditions. When you see Sam on your doorsteps, I sadly won't get the chance to tell you I told you so.

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