Well, first off I just wanted to thank everyone for watching the show. You guys and gals are the reason I do this and I appreciate you all.
Ok, on with the news.
I’m taking this week off to recharge my batteries after working quite a bit on episode 100. However, I’m not just resting on my laurels, I’ve been working on lots of other things to expand the website. Now don’t worry about me pulling time away from Good Bad Flicks, I have no intention of that. Good Bad Flicks will always be the main purpose of this site, I’ve just got some great other projects that I wanted to share.
1) The Four Daughters of the Apocalypse
What started as a sort of goof trailer has grown into something else entirely. Originally, me and my crew filmed this as a spoof of how ridiculous sitcoms have become. The concept was these four girls were direct descendants of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. One time in the 80’s their fathers came to earth by accident because the world was supposed to end but didn’t. While there, each of them knocked up a human and these girls are the immortal offspring. They are stuck living in a suburban neighborhood while waiting around for the apocalypse to come so their true potential can be revealed. In the meantime, hijinx ensue.
Since the Friday the 13th tribute is finished we started focusing on this more and a friend and I have come up with some great ideas. The trailer is now being edited as a trailer for the comic and possible animated series. Much like Keith’s Tales from the Crypt recaps, this is going to be another element for the site. My friend is an experienced animator and we may just keep the comic one thing and do an animated series as something else entirely. We are in the beginning stages right now so who knows what direction this will go.
Here is a sample of some early concept art for the girls. It’s quite different from how the appear in the fake trailer. We’re going for a sort of Teen Titans meets anime look.
Here is a sample comic. We are just messing around with it at this point so we’ll have much more solid look and tone once we officially launch.
2) Good Bad Games?
I mentioned this a while ago but haven’t said anything since. I’ve been working on a side project on the side (derp) for a little while and should have it ready in the coming months. Basically it will be the good bad flicks formula only applied to lesser known video games. Since video games take a lot longer to finish than a movie, this series will only be every so often. The first episode is going to be about the forgotten Sierra Adventure game Manhunter New York.
What will episode 2 be about? I have no idea.
Why do I have 2 of them?
3) The Friday the 13th Rifftrax
I have the structure down and now I want to go though it again and work out the pacing. After that I’ll be recording, editing and putting it up. It’s turning out to be quite good, if I do say so myself. I hope it goes over well because even though this has been a lot of work I would like to do more.
4) Future Shorts
My crew and I are planning on filming something else in October so most likely expect to see another short sometime in the not so distant future.
5) Reviews for Shadowland magazine
I’ll be writing reviews for the quarterly sci-fi/horror magazine Shadowland. My first review will be in their August issue, which should be shipping soon. You can check their website here.
That’s a lot of stuff! I’m hoping to get these finished sooner than later because I really enjoy sharing with you all.
As far as what is in store with Good Bad Flicks, well, I’m getting back to my roots with some good old fashioned horror.
Daughters of the Apocalypse sounds great. It instantly made me think of Good Omens.
Good Bad Games sounds like it could be interesting. I think I’ve seen a Let’s Play on Manhunter New York, but I’d like to hear your take. And frankly, games are just as subject to being guilty pleasures as movies. Of course, I fully expect you to cover the awesomeness that was Wasteland at some point. I’d also love if you went really obscure, like B.A.T. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.A.T. ), which actually had a really neat programming mechanic. Pity the rest of the game kind of sucked.
I’ll gladly take a comparison to Gaiman, thats just about the highest compliment one could get.
I don’t think I’ll end up calling it Good Bad Games because unfortunately someone is sitting on that domain. Anyway, I’ll probably call it something so I can do Wasteland and not even remotely refer to it as bad. I think I’ll hold off on that until part 2 comes out because they are releasing an optimized version of the original with it.
I have a lot to say about Manhunter and I think it will be something that is much different than a let’s play.
Ah, BAT. Way back in the early days of Ubi. I used to play it but I don’t remember very much about it. I think I gave up on it and moved to The Legend of Blacksilver.
Well, you could call it DOS Dungeon or something like that. Or maybe, “Who The Hell Remembers This?!”.
I look forward to your review… thingie of Manhunter.
Wow, I’ve never met anyone who played BAT aside from me and my brother. It had a lot of neat ideas, but didn’t go anywhere with them. Like the weapons. One was mentioned as being designed to be hidden, but you never needed to hide your gun. There was never any reason not to use the most powerful one.
Kind of liking DOS Dungeon but I may go with something more generic in case I branch out into other areas. Well, I’ve got time to decide, I’m still recording Day 1 of Manhunter so it will be a while. There is that stupid underground maze that I’m not looking forward to.
I loaded up BAT on Dosbox and messed around a little. I could see getting lost in this very easily. I barely remember this at all. The atmosphere seems great, too bad they fumbled the execution.
Congrats on all of the project Cecil, it’s nice to see your talent is being rewarded with new opportunities.
One wish if I may be so bold: I hope you keep the announcements-to-content radio in mind when deciding what to talk about publicly. I’m sure you know about carving out and expanding an entertainment niche much more than I do, but as a consumer it’s sometimes frustrating seeing sites I love online announce lots of projects only to have them silently disappear, sometimes before a single entry to released. I’m sure considering everything it takes to introduce a successful new venture it makes sense to have multiple ideas in some sort of development at once, but I also think there’s some value in keeping things close to the vest until the project has a finalized structure and a real timetable for release.
I agree. Prematurely announcing ventures can always lead to leaving people unsatisfied and waiting for greatness but receiving Hasselhoff or RickRolling nonsense. BLAH! I hope to see all Cecil’s ideas come to fruition but I understand as a fellow geek who produces content for amusement that just one venture takes up a lot of time and trying to add on others requires help from a team. He did say he had help from a friend on the 4 daughters idea so hopefully that one continues. The game content seems like so much work (ie; capturing gameplay, back cataloging info and production notes) and all other elements that are similar to doing GBF, but AWESOME. More exposure i believe is a boost to moral and inspiration so I hope all viewers and fans (such as myself) of this content producer Cecil spreads the word of his site via Facebook, Twitter, and reposts in all other forms of social media sites. Now his stuff is getting into more tangible and tactile media sources like the magazine. So we can only see if that attracts more people to see his stuff pushing him to make more content while still doing his day job that makes him income, whatever that may be. Good Luck friend.
Busy times ahead indeed!
I have no intention of Rickrolling anyone anytime soon. 🙂
I appreciate your honesty so don’t worry about being bold. 🙂
Its a legitimate concern and I understand where you are coming from. I will say though, I do have more in the pipeline but I only announced the ones I feel are far enough along that they will see the light of day sometime in the near future. I just want to show them off so you could see some of my projects as well as get some feedback on if they sounded like good ideas or not.
“Four Daughters” certainly sounds inventive. Given the apocalypse fears of the 80s its unsurprising that it almost happened by accident.
Sounds like the girls are on the same track as me when it comes to remakes. The way I see it moviegoers and remakes have that classic Batman/Catwoman kind of relationship. You know its bad from the start, but so aesthetically pleasing, and it may surprise you by not being “all bad”.
What gets me is how when a remake is released, how the original film essentially becomes an advertising element for the new movie.
As an artist, if theres anything that I could do to help with your comic, perhaps provide a guest strip, I’d love to help out.
Four Daughters is going to play off the fear of the Cold War and the weird nuclear threat that I grew up with…plus comedy.
Thats one of the best descriptions of remakes I’ve heard. They often start off well and good but often ends up as a disaster. The only good thing that comes out of bad remakes is it brings light to the original and often moves some extra units.
I appreciate the offer! Once things get off the ground with that one I think guest artists would be a great idea. I’ll keep you posted once things are further along.
I Will be paciently waiting for all this new stuff. cool comic concept. keep up the good work.
Good Bad Games is a great idea as long as it is does not cover NES games as that has been done to death.
The Four Daughters of the Apocalypse concept sounds quite interesting.
The last sitcom I watched was Friends. I don’t know if technically Futurama counts as a sitcom.
Nah, I’ll probably focus on old DOS games and such. They seem to be the forgotten gems that no one really talks about.
Friends started off well and I liked it a lot. It got really silly after Ross and Rachel broke up and never got back to the quality of those first few seasons.
Futurama is awesome. I put it more as an animated comedy rather than sitcom.
All of the games I had on the PC were point and click adventure games like Broken Sword 1,2 and 4 (3 I owned on the PS2), Star Trek TNG: A Final Unity, Blade Runner and X Files FMV game. Definitely my favourite genre.
Awesome, I’m a big fan of adventure games too. I was a big fan of Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest, King’s Quest, Space Quest, Legend of Kyrandia, Gabriel Knight, Maniac Mansion, Phantasmagoria, Tex Murphy, Return to Zork, Rise of the Dragon, and Hell to name a few off the top of my head.