The Blanton Museum of Art
"...This weekend, his incomplete final movie, 1990's Jungle Trap, has one of its first public screenings since its discovery and completion by the z-movie connoisseurs at Bleeding Skull! (read all about the restoration from Bryan and Bleeding Skull! founder Joseph Ziemba here). Lufkin native Bryan and star Heidi Ahn will be in attendance for this rare and remarkable show, and the director took the time to talk to the Chronicle about his co-creator and regular artistic collaborator Renee Harmon, making a living as a jobbing filmmaker in Hollywood's straight-to-video heyday, and the birth of VHS porn...."
"...He churned out 11 homemade crazies between 1980 and 1987 alone, with psychoslasher Don't Go in the Woods and gonzo beat-’em-up Lady Street Fighter still holding a special place in many hearts. Yet even he could not evade the end of the mom-and-pop video store, and so his final project, Jungle Trap, was left incomplete..."
"...There are lost films, and then there is madcap 1990 sleaze-supernatural-shocker Jungle Trap. When the Alamo Drafthouse screens the exploitation oddity this Sunday, it will be a magical moment for Joseph Ziemba, who has shepherded its restoration..."
"...FF has always provided a home base for friends and family, so also in this first round is a return to Austin for Jim Hosking's truly gonzo The Greasy Strangler (produced by Drafthouse Films, natch). Plus there is a special screening of Jungle Trap, one of the most bizarre VHS oddities to never make it to VHS, but now restored with the help of Bleeding Skull (aka Terror Tuesday host Joseph A..."
"...The impact these projects will have on the local artistic and financial atmospheres is anyone's guess, but groundbreaking work continues to surface. Egerton chortles at his own productivity, saying, "I'm scheduled to shoot two horror films by the end of the year, which makes me sound incredibly successful." Michael Tully's anticipated Don't Leave Home, newly picture-wrapped, is also sure to terrify and entice; and James Bryan's Jungle Trap will screen in Austin next month, 26 years after it first began production, thanks to recovery work by Bleeding Skull (and Swaynos)..."
"...CIA master spy Donald Sutherland and Israeli agent Ben Kingsley devise a trap to catch the notorious international terrorist Carlos "The Jackal" -- a plot dependent on the grudging involvement of Jackal lookalike Aidan Quinn...."
"...When a vat of toxic waste topples from the back of a truck (that swerved to avoid a bunny) outside the inappropriately named town of Prosperity, Arizona, the local “spider farmer” finds his collection of arachnids growing to inordinate sizes. In short order, the various species -- desert tarantulas, jumping spiders, trap-door spiders, et cetera -- begin feasting on the locals and take up residence in the town's abandoned mine shafts, which, conveniently, run like an underground latticework beneath the entire town..."
"...15, 512, 8:45pm Like the legendary Dirty South pairings of UGK and Outkast, Country Cousins K-Paul and Pimpin Pen spit classic Lone Star raps with contrasting but perfectly complementary styles. The duo, whose mothers are sisters, enlist Freddie Gibbs on "Trap House Jumpin" and blow endo and sip lean on latest single "Up 2 Somethin." – Thomas Fawcett Curved Light..."
"...By the last third of the book, after Caldwell and Doc Swift visit the Comanche cave, the stage is set for the period's two notable Indian battles. The first is the betrayal of the Comanche leaders at the Council House in San Antonio, where the chiefs, trusting Caldwell and thinking they were to discuss a peaceful future with the Texans, are instead led into a trap and slaughtered..."
"...Robert Burns was an art director and production/set designer. Burns' twisted, dark imagination created the demented human butcher house and bone furniture of the Sawyer family in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; the otherworldly, bone-littered, spirit-haunted landscape in The Hills Have Eyes; the demented ballet and haunting imagery of the mannequins in Tourist Trap; the hidden, dark world lurking right beneath the one we know in The Howling; the twisted, modern-appliance-as-execution-chamber humor of Microwave Massacre; and the blood-soaked laboratory of Re-Animator..."
"...When she's been able to break free of maternal parts, Dieterich has proven herself capable of playing damn near anything, be it flirtatious barfly or Shakespearean wench, literary wit Dorothy Parker or a scheming, murderous man-trap, as she did in The Artificial Jungle, Charles Ludlam's send-up of James M. Cain-type noir thrillers..."
"...However, a true gentleman never speaks about his lady’s happy valley other than to say he’s enjoyed his time there. You should let him know that if he wishes to make a return visit, he should shut his trap about your nap..."
"...The band's 2008 Douchemaster debut, Introducing Gentleman Jesse & His Men, pulled equally from early Beatles and Nick Lowe – bright, clean, and difficult to forget. A new single, "She's a Trap" b/w "I Won't Say Goodbye," teases the band's long-awaited follow-up..."
"..."Devil in My Head" unloads a primal pulse behind equally sexual howls, and "Big Mouth" picks up speed with full-throttle licks. Instrumental "Guts" and the grooving "Love Trap" ride surf rhythms, but "Lies" surprises with a smooth lilt that leans as much toward chiming doo-wop as greaser punk..."
"...It has often been said that rock & amp; roll is a rather transparent metaphor for extreme sexual frustration. If this is indeed the case, a porn star should be the last person on earth with anything to gain by strapping on a guitar or grabbing a microphone..."
"...Troisi plays the uncertain postman Mario with endearing, burning awkwardness. His body language is vaguely reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's: With soulful gazes and expressive hands he conveys the frustration and desire trapped within his head and heart..."
"...Produced by prolific fantasy auteur Tsui Hark (Chinese Ghost Story), this latest film from gritty actionmeister Lam (Full Contact) applies his hard edge to the usually lighthearted period kung fu film, making for a unique entry into the genre. The plot follows the adventures of legendary Chinese heroes Fong Sai Yuk and Hung Sei Kwan, imprisoned in a brutal, trap-laden, underground temple following their capture during the destruction of the famed Shaolin Temple..."