Sunday, April 27, 2008

"...lust-mad men and lawless women in a vicious and sensuous orgy of slaughter and stupendous dance spectacles..."

Now that is an attention grabbing post title! Here's another, "Drugs, thugs and freaked-out starlets, pent up punks on a penthouse binge, daring to live, daring to love, flirting with death." Or how about, "Their god is speed and they came from beyond the stars to spawn in the sea."

All of the above and so much more "shock suspense sensation" is from Brian Joseph Davis' amazing text cut-up Voice Over [PDF]. It's a trash culture ragtag, the slogans from hundreds of B-movie posters and trailers strung together and out, turned on, turned up and turned around. It's a psychedelic day-glo trash flick rainbow, biker pics and reefer madness and rubber-suit monsters chasing sock hop dancers. It's like watching every season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on fast forward with the sound down, or reading Joe Bob Briggs' diary by the light of a Herschell Gordon Lewis drive-in double feature.

It gets better yet! The written version's a hoot, but the spoken version? Oh My Effing Dammit! Stop reading! Go, listen! If you don't come back shaking your head, with the wild glint of surprise and laughter in your eye, well, I don't know what to say to you.

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