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Underground Film Links: November 4, 2012

Fictitious VHS box art for The Holy Mountain II: Code Name: Alchemist
  1. This week’s Must Browse is a collection of VHS box covers created by modern cartoonists, including the brilliant The Holy Mountain II: Code Name: Alchemist. (Pictured above.) All artwork created for a silent auction to benefit Scarecrow Video. You can also browse some stuff at Facebook.
  2. At Fandor, Nelson Carvajal writes up Damon Packard’s Dawn of an Evil Millennium film trailer/film and places it within its appropriate lo-fi indie horror context.
  3. Robert Maier gives details on the casting of Ricki Lake in John Waters’ breakout hit Hairspray, where she was discovered in a case of rare luck.
  4. Temple of Schlock discovers that Seattle, Washington was a hotbed of indie film premieres in the early ’70s. Plus, Supersonic Supergirls! (Gotta love that title.)
  5. One+One Filmmakers Journal has notes on Peter Whitehead’s controversial statements about terrorism superseding cinema as art.
  6. Chopping Mall runs down a few horror “so bad they’re good” titles, including ones you may have heard of, like Killdozer, or ones you may not have like, like Aerobicide. Or maybe that’s vice versa.
  7. BadAzz MoFo has a scan from a Dawn of the Dead poster magazine from the ’70s. One thing to add, though: BadAzz says he doesn’t remember any other poster mags from that time period except for Moonraker, but I personally either had or still have a bunch for some Star Wars movies and Howard the Duck.
  8. Waylon Bacon posted another mystery photograph for his upcoming unnamed film, which looks mighty creepy!
  9. Salise Hughes announces she’s just about finished her latest flick, an “erased” version of Charade and teases us with an actual still from the film.
  10. Not underground, but if you’re interested in sleazy old film magazines, Pulp International asks if the Continental Film Review of the ’70s is “journalism, pornography or both?” Not really dirty enough to be porn and articles like “Nudity in the Cinema” aren’t really journalism, so neither? But still fun.

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