Will Gartside


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The entire esthetic of Dr. Gunther von Hagens' provocative anatomical exhibit, "Body Worlds: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies," currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum stems from the controversial notion that human bodies are both pliable slabs of meat and harmonious, beautiful machines worth displaying in gory detail. more

Jan 22, 2008 7:06 PM Scenes

As a die-hard horror fan, I've watched my fair share of drivel before finding the filet mignon amidst the pile of rotten meat, and while most of this year's line-up of films are little more than tainted tenderloin, there are a few prime cuts worth recommending. more

Nov 16, 2007 7:14 PM Movies

I have been wondering as of late what drives me to consume horror movies like gut-munching zombies consume the entrails of victims who should be able to outrun them or to watch masked villains hacking n' slashing and slicing n' dicing their way through endless supplies of stock characters. more

Nov 8, 2007 11:31 PM Movies


Will Gartside

I'm happy to announce that principle photography for "Massacre (The Musical)" wrapped in August, and we are now more than halfway through the editing process. Hopefully, come late October, when we premiere the film in Madison, audience members will enjoy watching the finished product as much as the cast and crew enjoyed making it. This assumes, of course, everyone had a good time and weren't lying to me when I asked them about it. more

Sep 18, 2007 9:49 PM Movies

I love making fake intestines and watching actress Kelly Kiorpes get entangled in them. I am referring to the scene in my upcoming short film "Massacre (The Musical)", wherein Discordia (played by Kiorpes) gleefully disembowels her drunk would-be assailant, Hounddog (played by Nick Kaprelian), with a bottle opener and proceeds to wrench the intestines from his body in the Grand-Guignol tug-of-war that follows. more

Sep 5, 2007 5:26 PM Movies


Will Gartside

"How many gallons does this make now?" I wonder. I've been told this movie represents, on some level, a thinly veiled call for help. If that's true, then at least it's a gleeful one. more

Aug 21, 2007 5:49 PM Movies