rangda

horror’s greatest heroes: the 10 best monster-fighters!

Horror doesn’t just have to be about scary monsters and their victims — some of our favorite horror stories include awesome monster-slayers, who are on a mission to wipe out everything slimy or toothy. Here are horror’s 10 greatest heroes… <See the full top ten list here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Great list for us especially since we’re working on Rangda, and we have a great heroine in the same vein as Ripley.

aliens: mothers, monsters and marines

Aliens: Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver)

James Cameron’s 1986 filmAliens contains a fascinating exploration of the way Western culture has traditionally aligned feminine characteristics onto nature while masculine characteristics have been aligned with civilisation. However, far from the more clear cut representation of this dichotomy that Cameron would later explore inAvatar (2009), where feminine/nature equalled good and masculine/civilisation equalled bad, Aliens has a more complex exploration by presenting two extremes of femininity with masculinity caught in the crossfire in the middle… <read the full article here> @ <http://blog.cinemaautopsy.com/>

WOOOoooooo, love the alien(s)…  Both are classics, and we’re using them as benchmarks for Rangda.  Love the line of “Alien is the best haunted house movie ever.”  Completely sums it up.

the all-time scariest moments from found footage horror movies

Yet another found footage movie, Apollo 18, hits theaters tomorrow. The found footage genre has become a mainstay of horror, with its flickering video and shaky cameras...  <see the videos here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Couldn’t resist putting this great top ten list up in the name of us working on Rangda.

 

goddesses and demons: some thoughts

ferocious demon/goddess Rangdo

A somewhat damaged Rangda in her most ferocious pose, her foot on a stone carved with sea waves. Time has removed some of the paint, and her left hand has lost its long nails. Painted stone or wood (?). Bali, probably in the Archaeological Museum. Drawing © S. Beaulieu, after Charlé 1990: 119

There is no ignoring Rangda.[1] Her appearance is shocking, terrifying. Her huge eyes protrude, her large breasts are pendulous, and her long red tongue hangs down her body almost to her knees…  <read the entire post> @ <http://www.matrifocus.com/>

There is some pretty good backstory of the mythology of our Balinese antagonist on this site…  She’s such a good character, it’s what’s going to make this film!  We’ve got a great villain for us to build our hero up against!  What do you think?  Wanna see a horror film with an ancient Balinese goddess who’s gone off the rails and is now a Demon Queen looking to kick some serious ass?

What’s great about this webpage is you’ll also get some bonus info on some other famous and interesting goddess-demons.