Quick Flicks // Hybrid Essays on Art
Quick Flicks // Hybrid Essays on Art

Quick Flicks // Hybrid Essays on Art

I breathe my own cinema-focused (visual-centric) obsessions straight to the tendrils of your fevered lungs. Consider these so-called "cheap papers" on film, art, music, anime, games and other artistic obsessions a stiff shot of caffeinated creativity. Zone out and drift, baby, drift.


QUEST FOR THE UNICORN - Free Streaming on Tubi! (Original Content)

12 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

QUEST FOR THE UNICORN, a fun gory horror-fantasy I wrote, is now streaming on Tubi.tv! If you have time, add it to your queue and check it out. The movie was a blast to write, and was my first experience in preparing a general shot list for the dire...

The Last Roommate (2020) // Erotic Thriller (Shooting in March)

4 Mar 2020 1 minute read 2 comments jxgrefe

THE LAST ROOMMATE (2020) Written by Jamie Grefe Directed by Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5) Logline: Things turn violent when a lonely single woman falls in love with her roommate, a mysterious fetishist with a dark secret.  I'm beyond thrilled that thi...

A Secret Kiss // A Fragment of Verse and Theory

27 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

Body and sand crystallize to sin, the dip of gentle skin, a curve to fondle, and now we've sunk fingers into folds. We've become heirs to the Symbolic Order, and cut -- The camera slow-pans over pale thighs and to the darkened crevice of the entrance...

Rise of the Flesh // A Fragment

25 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

The ache of infinite collisions, of the streak, the bleak beyond calling.  [a whispered hum] And we suffer the drone of those who encircle the void. We plant seeds of fatigue and dream of empty corridors, strange sunsets in the marshlands. [your rock...

Tremors 5: Bloodline :: A Lyric Essay

21 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

What follows is a "lyric essay," a kind of poetic meditation, on the film TREMORS 5: BLOODLINE. I wrote this shortly after completing my NOTES FOR THE WOUNDED ROOMS collection, and found a rather interesting color study of this film hosted on an acad...

From Gardens Where We Feel Secure // Album Meditation - Listening Exercise

20 Feb 2020 1 minute read 3 comments jxgrefe

Ignore the clouds. There are butterflies here. And murmurs of piano. Fingers dug in the soil of our bliss. I loved you then. I love you now. And now, when you open eyes to the blue beyond, to the white bubbles that ring joy to the cosmos, this is wh...

D'Amato: Erotic Nights of the Living Dead: Ekphrasis

19 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

[We wander the beaches of Santo Domingo and club the villagers to death at night when we stagger into candlelit coves where spirits stalk. And melt dreams to blood. Can't we all be wealthy businessmen adrift in luxury hotel suites: champagne bottle,...

Blood Beat: The Place of Wind and Samurai Blood

18 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

This is a movie that stretches bold in its singularity. What follows are a series of fragmented thoughts, explorations of the cinematic melding. We've become a dark synth over grainy forgotten VHS wastelands in the woods. It's Christmas and mom has...

Star Time

18 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

They'll tell you to be a star, Sam Bones, to croak nightmares and dive from balconies overlooking crumbled city-scapes. The roads are empty. Somehow, it's always night. The world is always televised: microwaves, stereos, VHS players, plates, dolls, a...

GOREPOT: EXTREME BONGFEST // Cheap Meditation

14 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jxgrefe

GOREPOT: EXTREME BONGFEST: Enter the pummeling insanity of controlled splatters, winking chunky riffs -- booty-shaking, spasm-inducing goop slopped into your ears, drenched down your throat-hole. Shut your eyes and bliss. Sew shut your mouth. A drago...