Sitges 2005 cap-off!
JOBLO.COM/AITH DO SITGES 2005!
Hey fellow neck-snappers, Arrow here! Although the SITGES FILM FESTIVAL has come to an end, it will live on through JOBLO/AITH for the following weeks as Sitges horror reviews will keep popping up on the site. I had the time of my life down here and then some!†
I was lucky enough, first and foremost, to see a bunch of groovy genre films (with HOSTEL, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, A BITTERSWEET LIFE, SERENITY, REEKER and THE DARK being my favorites). There were a lot of interesting entries this year and even the bad ones (like THE NUN) were somewhat fun to watch.
Furthermore, I couldn't get enough of the breathtaking sights (what a gorgeous city), the hypnotizing ocean and catching up with acquaintances/good friends.
Sure, random snags came up; like the food not agreeing with me, the endless line-ups (even for press), the nude beach filled with fat dudes with tiny ding-dongs flapping around (Where were the fine honeys at?) and I was personally disappointed to see that not ONE full-on horror movie won any of the big Sitges Awards (That's the high brow Jury's fault...grrrr!), but on the whole, the good easily made up for the bad.
I found JAWS on my day off and took care of that...old school!
I'd like to thank EVERYBODY involved with Sitges 2005 for being super kool and mostly on the ball and am already looking forward to next year's event. In all honesty, of all the Festivals I've been to (that includes Cannes and Fantasia); Sitges was my favorite in terms of the fine folks I was surrounded by, the awe-inspiring setting and the overall experience.
Going to buy myself a life in town!
Me and the "Star" Sitges Festival banner. I am not worthy...yet!
The ocean...can never get enough of it...my religion man!
So here's the lowdown in terms of where I'm at with my Sitges reviews. And scroll down lower to see a couple of pictures from my eventful trip!
Here we go! CHEERS AMIGOS!
SITGES FILM REVIEWS ON THE SITE NOW
FILM REVIEWS TO HIT THE SITE SOON
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
A BITTER SWEET LIFE
DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?
SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE
ARROW'S SITGES PICTURE GALLERY
Me and kool guy, says-it-like-it-is director
Dave Payne (Reeker)
The talented director Eugenio Mira (The Birthday),
Sitges press relation gal Eva Herrero and me!
Festival assistant director PR King Mike Hostench, me,
director Ti West (The Roost) and the great Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead)
Groovy director Dave Gebroe (Zombie Honeymoon) and I
Un-official "Arrow promoter and imitator"
Ti West (The Roost) and me!
The dueling shaved heads: me and my good friend Alan Jones (Profondo Argento)
The uber-talented Greg Nicotero (KNB baby!) and I!
Christian Ray, me and Eugenio Mira.
Check out Chris's Sitges Award Winning short here
The sexy Cristina Piaget (The Nun), some pussy and I!
Last but not least; me and the King of Sting,
The Count of Monty Fisto...Quentin Tarantino!
TOP OF THE WORLD SLY! DRAGO!!!!!†
In closing (I'm going to get existential on ya --again!), for all the fun horror films I saw, the crazy parties I attended and the groovy genre stars with whom I hung out; my fav moments of this trip were me sitting on a rock alone, overlooking the ocean, water splashing on me every time a waved crashed in, "30 Seconds to Mars" on my IPOD, Lucky Strike cigarette in my mouth and White Rum in my Coke bottle. Those moments were priceless. Arrow out of here!
THANK YOU SITGES!
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