I contacted John Skipp recently to talk about writing a Christmas list for the site, detailing what he wanted from the big shiny world on such a joyous day of paper-ripping insanity. During that brief conversation, John gifted me with a little present of his own. Now, since time is strangely tight in my little world these days, I find it massively difficult to watch even a single damned movie at all. Okay… that’s a lie. I watch a lot of The Voice and Criminal Minds, but to be fair… I read, knit, and write while I’m doing that. Multi-tasking is a forté of mine. (Ed – And for those who read this a few hours ago, apparently it’s impossible for me to proof read my own posts, as well.)
Okay. I sit on my ass and do nothing. That’s the truth.
But, unfortunately, when it comes to horror cinema, I don’t tend to catch a lot lately. Stay At Home Dad, a short film by John Skipp, Andrew Kasch, and written by Cody Goodfellow has pretty much stoked a fire under my lazy ass, though.
Available exclusively on YouTube, Stay At Home Dad showcases a strong storyline, hilarious and surprisingly good acting, and a set of special effects that actually left me wondering how in the hell YouTube actually allows this film to stay up. It’s amazing and, while this piece about it is very, very late, I would still urge virtually everyone to go take a look at it. Well… not everyone. There are some things in life you just can’t un-see… like lactating man-boobs.
Couple all of these wonderful things with a supporting role played by one of my favourite actors in the world, Trent Haaga, and you’ve got a bizarro film destined to become a cult classic.
And if you’re still not convinced by Skipp’s awesome ability to set incredibly bizarre images to film, take a look at Rose: The Bizarro 3-D Zombie Musical, a film that is hopefully hitting the streets in the not too distant future (crosses fanboy fingers), featuring the terrifyingly lovely Chase McKenna (a master practitioner of handwriting analysis and NLP – Neuro-lingustic Programming – which is absolutely fucking impressive to me.)