Have you ever heard of Viy, or “The Forbidden Empire” (not the one with Jackie Chan) as it’s called here? I won’t be surprised if the answer is no, as the 2014 Russian dark fantasy film has slipped under the radar somewhat. It might have been out a while ago, but movies and TV shows are increasingly turning to CGI to bring fantastic characters to life (Rogue One is even bringing it back), sometimes it’s good to be. remember that practical effects always have their place in films. Recounting Jonathan Green’s travels across the East, the cartographer eventually finds himself stranded in Ukraine. Thick fog and an impenetrable forest hide a village which has barricaded itself against the evils lurking outside. Either way, a ditch doesn’t prove to be very effective against Hellish monsters, however… Quite exceptional practical effects mixed with CGI mean its creatures refuse leave my mind, so I decided to share them with you. Because I am caring like that.
Jim Henson was made of magic. This magic has spread through many of our childhoods with Sesame Street, the Muppets show, and more. Henson created creatures we had never seen before, but within each was a humanity that shone through every layer of felt or rubber used to make them. In the 1980s, Henson’s work […]
Joey King may only be 22, but the actress is already under a lucrative development deal with Netflix, which will see her produce and star in a number of film and TV projects through her All the King’s Horses banner. . One of the first titles on the agenda is the fantasy film Ugly, and […]
Big-budget fantasy projects are on the rise on Netflix, with a whole slew of the streaming service’s most popular original efforts fitting into the genre well. The witcher, Damn and Warrior nun all attracted high viewing numbers, while Shadow and bone Still hovers around the list of 10 most watched and the upcoming adaptation of […]