Everyone online is freaking out about Beyonce's new album and the Game of Thrones season premiere. Me? I'm freaking out because I signed up for Full Moon Streaming (no, this isn't a sponsored post...I wish it was!). Netflix just doesn't have enough stuff that suits my horrible tastes. I'm currently halfway through Head of the Family, but that's not the cover story. No, the cover story deals with a Moonbeam Entertainment feature entitled Demon in the Bottle. What was Moonbeam? It was Charles Band's family-oriented sci-fi/fantasy imprint. I know that Demon in the Bottle exists. I've seen the trailer (more on that in a cold minute). I've even read reviews! And yet, I've never found a single copy of the film.
I have reason to believe that Demon in the Bottle wasn't distributed on home video in the states. Full Moon Streaming is ballasted with b-doodads, and obviously, that includes the entire Full Moon catalog. Except for Demon in the Bottle. That leads me to the trailer, which transposed my goddamn faculties. The audio track is lifted from the trailer for David Cronenberg's Crash. !?!!?!???!? It syncs up beautifully, but why? WHY? Who did this? And why??? Who would...am I missing something? Is there an obvious link between a wholesome monster movie and a clinical character study that examines the fetishistic desire for auto accidents?
Demon in the Bottle is on YouTube. In Spanish. I'm convinced that I'll never watch it. I do need to finish Head of the Family, so if you don't mind, please get off my land.
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 12:32 AM