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Mr. Brundle is DONE! Btw the base is 3 pieces of MDF glued together.
 

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the Baron

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...I'm not familiar with a brundlefly but look forward to seeing it when you finish it...
Do you mean the kit, or the character? It's Seth Brundle, from the remake of "The Fly", played by Jeff Goldblum. When his matter transmitter merged his matter with that of the housefly, the computer described it as "Brundlefly". I didn't know anyone kitted it.
 

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Do you mean the kit, or the character? It's Seth Brundle, from the remake of "The Fly", played by Jeff Goldblum. When his matter transmitter merged his matter with that of the housefly, the computer described it as "Brundlefly". I didn't know anyone kitted it.
Oh okay I did see that, once many decades ago. I still prefer the original with Vincent Price. "Help me, Help me, Help me!" The wee little white headed fly screamed as the spider approached.
 

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Oh okay I did see that, once many decades ago. I still prefer the original with Vincent Price. "Help me, Help me, Help me!" The wee little white headed fly screamed as the spider approached.
You know, recently watched a video analysis of both films on Youtube, and the guy doing the vid raised an interesting point: There is a horror buried in the original nobody thinks of. The main Fly character... is a fly forced into having its intellect and very being turned into a humanlike state. The scientist has been turned into the white headed fly. Not only is the scientist in a literal hell, the fly is too, as it can't handle having its sentience raised so much, which is why it is violent. The fly, though treated as if its the scientist, is totally seperate. Both of them are living in a state of despair and horror.
 

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There is a horror buried in the original nobody thinks of...
That's probably true of every horror film made since 1979. Classic horror films did more with suspense, and cinematography, than modern horror films, generally speaking. We've come to expect blood and gore.
But I still prefer the original Dracula to any of the modern vampire movies. And in Jaws, the build-up till we finally see the shark is scarier than if it just leapt out in the first scene (like so many of its SyFy straight-to-video clones do).
 

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That's probably true of every horror film made since 1979. Classic horror films did more with suspense, and cinematography, than modern horror films, generally speaking. We've come to expect blood and gore.
But I still prefer the original Dracula to any of the modern vampire movies. And in Jaws, the build-up till we finally see the shark is scarier than if it just leapt out in the first scene (like so many of its SyFy straight-to-video clones do).
I'd say since the mid 90s horror films have gone to crap personally. There are many films in the 80s that are classics. Alien(I know 1979, but still), Carpenter's The Thing, and the Fly remake are great. Modern horror films though... I'd say I have seen maybe 2 to 3 made since the mid 90s to today that I think are genuinely good.

For me, while I love the Universal horror films of the 30s and 40s, my heart is with Hammer. There is just something about the Hammer films that even the not so great ones have such class.

And I also have a thing for 70s horror films in general. What's weird is that I am not a splatter guy, but the films of the 70s considered spaltter films are classier and better made than anything that came later.

My former friend Jon Skocik made an indie horror film in 2005 that I am in called The Traveler. It is a splatter film, but we genuinely tried to make it hearken back to 60s and 70s horror films, and make the gore stuff actually mean something and not just be there for shock value. The film is on his Youtube channel should you be interested.
 

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That's probably true of every horror film made since 1979. Classic horror films did more with suspense, and cinematography, than modern horror films, generally speaking. We've come to expect blood and gore.
But I still prefer the original Dracula to any of the modern vampire movies. And in Jaws, the build-up till we finally see the shark is scarier than if it just leapt out in the first scene (like so many of its SyFy straight-to-video clones do).
The only reason the shark aka Bruce never appeared early in Jaws is because it rarely worked. If I remember correctly our first sight of the shark was in the lagoon when he eats the scout leader. But the kicker was when it popped up in the gotta get a bigger boat scene. Still love watching that movie. I remember going to see it at the movies 4 times and waiting in line forever each time. It was a big deal of a movie back then and there wasn't videos to rent later.
 

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The only reason the shark aka Bruce never appeared early in Jaws is because it rarely worked. If I remember correctly our first sight of the shark was in the lagoon when he eats the scout leader. But the kicker was when it popped up in the gotta get a bigger boat scene. Still love watching that movie. I remember going to see it at the movies 4 times and waiting in line forever each time. It was a big deal of a movie back then and there wasn't videos to rent later.
That's true, but it was serendipitous for the final product that it did.
 

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