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Muticia Returns to Johnny Brento’s JuJu

Muticia Returns to Johnny Brento’s JuJu

Aug 27, 2013

Hello from your long lost Johnny Brento. Yes, Mutants, I know it has been a while. Yours truly has been on hiatus from regularly updating the site in favor of actually doing things. One of those things is putting together a new intro for the future episodes of Muticia’s Movie Morgue. Just this past weekend, we began shooting that footage. I have to say, it was nice to be back on the set, This time I got to direct a bit and things went really smoothly. To be fair it was a short shoot with not many shots required to accomplish our goals for that shoot. Perhaps that is the key to having more fun and less drama, not being so ambitious shot wise. We had friends old and new along with us and that really made things wonderful. I always like sharing the process with folks who haven’t seen it before. So, in a nutshell, the new intro involves Muticia in a variety of fake genre movies, on an old style TV. In order to make this feel convincing, each of the so called “Fake” films needs one or two shots that are fully realized. That, my mutant friends is where you come in. We’ll soon be broadcasting the call for Zombies once more. If you’re lucky enough to make the cut, your face could be on the intro for every single episode of Muticia’s Movie Morgue going forward. Talk about a legacy. This weekend Muticia takes on the guise of a sorceress battling a wizard, played by Tommy Allen Taylor…of the Taylor’s folk. Ha! Ha! You can check out this exclusive update from Muticia herself below. As usual, Streebo always has the behind the scenes access for you mutants. Check it out below We also got some fantastic photos of the sorceress makeup, Crazy Todd created. In fact, I’ve created a wall paper featuring Muticia as the Sorceress character. You can check that out in two flavors below. Comic Style Photo Real Don’t forget to Like Muticia’s Fan page to stay tuned in on the progress towards Episode #2. Muticia also has her own dedicated YouTube Channel. If you look at the...

Star Trek Into The Darkness on Friday’s With MVP

Ask and ye shall receive. This weekend is not a total bust at the cinema. The new Trek film is out! Go em em, Mutants! Have a great...

One of Those Weeks on Johnny Brento’s JuJu

I’m processing over 320 VHS additions to the archive this week as well as working on a new podcast focused on VHS collecting and commentary type review for cheesy horror flicks ranging from the 70’s – 90’s. The first episode is recorded and in the process of the being edit and put into shape for presentation. Episode #1 of VHS Graveyard features an in depth interview with Dan Kinem, co-director of Adjust Your Tracking: The Story of VHS as well as hosts Jaybird and myself demolishing an cheeseball from Wes Craven called, “Deadly Friend.” We sure to pop on over to the fan page to get the first episode as soon as it drops. Sorry for such a short update this week. It’s been one of those weeks and Crossfit is killing me. So there. Happy Wednesday Mutants. Go watch some...

Ray Harryhausen on Johnny Brento’s JuJu

The film making world has lost an artist this week who’s work left footprints like those of a giant. Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation and special-effects master has died at the age of 92. His work on such movies as “Jason and the Argonauts,” and “Clash of the Titans” (1981) influenced scores of future films makers such as Peter Jackson, George Lucas and then some film makers that really matter to you mutants,  all of us who fly in the Mutantville mothership. One of my earlier film experiments included Claymation which was directly inspired from  Harryhausen’s work. Check out the Grindhouse version of...

Respawner Online on Friday’s with MVP

Respawner Online on Friday’s with MVP

May 3, 2013

In the immortal words of the band Europe, “Baby, now the time has come!” Feast your eyes on this playlist which will play in succession, the Respawner pilot episode, a message from the director, a special deleted scene and lastly, the pilot in the Grind house treatment. It’s a mini dvd experience online for all our lovely mutants. Like the videos, comment on them and above all please share them on your Facebook wall. Personally speaking it really is a thrill to finally share this film. It was the source of some heartache, but mostly of loads of fun! While it never took off as a series I could get the MVP machine behind, I think it stands as a cool example of what can be done with very little in the way of resources when you find passionate people willing to put their hearts into the work of making a piece of art. To my cast, Alan, Dave, Donnie, Corinne, Jason, Michael, Matthew, Steven, Kathy, Sylvia, Danny, Brandon, Luis thanks so much for everything you gave. To the many folks behind the scenes who helped out in one way or another, Brian, Eddie, Jeremy, Todd, Jamie, Geo, Robert, Meg, Nancee, Liam, Rosie, Patrick and anyone I may have failed to name, ya’ll are the bee’s knees. Thanks so much! Lastly dear friends, my thanks for watching. Pick up Tales from Mutantville today. If you’re feeling saucy you can also grab your own copy of...