SPOTLIGHT: Expressionist of the Month – December 2016

Manic Expression has become such a big community that I can’t possibly have a close personal relationship with every member. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t just be a fan of their work. We’ve been fortunate to have so many insanely talented people bring their clever ideas to this site, but in the last few months there is one in particular that has caught my attention.

KiramidHead has a show called Screenplay Archaeology that captured my imagination as soon as I saw the title. A show about unproduced scripts! Genius! As someone who religiously read fan magazines like Cinefantastique as a kid, I remember all those movies that were announced yet never came to be. So when I saw Screenplay Archaeology’s first episode, dealing with the long delayed Guillermo del Toro film At the Mountains of Madness, I thought, “What a fantastic idea for a show.”

Everybody (including yours truly) reviews movies that are easily accessible. KiramidHead goes the extra mile and reviews movies that were never even made! Searching on-line for leaked scripts to James Cameron’s Spider-man or an alternate script for Hellraiser: Bloodline, KiramidHead and his frequent co-host, Deusdaecon, delve into these lost treasures (?) page by page.

The effort that must go into a single episode of Screenplay Archaeology is staggering, and rather than be content with just posting his work here at Manic, KiramidHead gets the word out. He includes links with every episode to his Facebook and Twitter pages, to where you can find the show on iTunes and various other sites. That’s what I like to see, someone who takes his work seriously and is using Manic Expression as a platform.

Manic Expression is a community of people with interesting ideas. This is a site where you can find an audio drama making fun of death, or a musical number, or a review of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, and there’s nothing new under the sun, along comes someone like KiramidHead to surprise and delight you.

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  1. t-kun-unusual-wordsmith-iii
    t-kun-unusual-wordsmith-iii says:

    He really has earned it on an idea that really takes a certain shine to it, when giving it the right time to enjoy it. I haven’t all been that lucky in getting to know him or his work on a full scale, but for what I have seen, it’s a great pleasure to see (or in this case hear) what he can do. Fine pick here, James, well said.

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