Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Preview Post: G-MEN FROM HELL

Dave and Dru return to kick off 2013 in style! Granted, said style is that of a 1950s federal agent but hey, it fits, seeing as how the duo are taking a look at the film G-Men from Hell!

Yes, you are reading the quote on that poster right.

The film is based upon a couple of supporting characters from Michael Allred’s beloved independent comic Madman. The titular G-Men are Dean Crept and Mike Mattress, a pair of none-too-bright federal agents who are murdered in a drive-by shooting and end up in Hell. Convinced that a mistake has been made with regards to their final resting place – despite the fact that they were on the take during their time as agents – Crept and Mattress break out of Hell and set up a detective agency with the goal of doing enough good deeds to get into Heaven. Getting into Heaven means a great deal to Crept in particular, as it is his only chance to see his wife and daughter again, as they were murdered in a car bombing.

True Story: I was listening to Les Baxter's score to Panic In Year Zero! while writing this.
The film is based upon the origin story of the G-Men, a tale told over four issues in Madman Comics in the late 1990s. The film is directed by Christopher Coppola, nephew and cousin of iconic filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola, respectively. Oh, and he also happens to be the brother of one Nicolas Cage.

Christopher Coppola’s filmography includes various television series, including America’s Most Wanted and the family horror series Bone Chillers. Most notably, Coppola wrote and directed the 1993 thriller Deadfall, starring Michael Biehn, James Coburn, Charlie Sheen, Peter Fonda, Mickey Dolenz and little brother Nicky Cage:

Beyond Deadfall, Coppola’s most notable work is the film which Dru and David are looking at this week! So join them on the next episode of the show as they take a look at G-Men From Hell.

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