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A Teenage boy with a passion for all things nerdy! Expect a lot of Doctor Who, Cult/Horror Movies, Literature and Novels, History, Comic Books and random thoughts. Posts published weekly on a Friday evening. DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the items reviewed on this site and i also do not own of the pictures (unless stated so). If you own one of the photos and wish for it to be removed contact me at this adress: Super.pig@live.co.uk. However all of the written work is my own and is protected under copyright law.

Friday, 25 February 2011

The Fog (2005)

Remakes are generally annoying, so when it’s a remake of a film you personally admire and respect, it’s twice as annoying. I had the above experience with the film I am reviewing now, which is of course a remake of John Carpenter’s original from 1980. Now one could say a good remake (if there is such a thing) is one that keeps the style and tone of the original but presents new ideas and updates the classic tale for a new audience. Now this remake does tick two of those boxes, it presents new ideas and it updates it for a modern audience. However this film has one major flaw, aside from maybe producers Debra Hill and John Carpenter, nobody seems to give a damn about this film or the original.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)

Often forgotten in favour of another Christmas themed slasher from the same year, Bob Clarkes Black Christmas (1974), SNBN is not actually that bad. Its plot is certainly a lot juicier than Black Christmases and the twist was actually a genuine surprise for me. (By the way if you’re going to view this please don’t continue reading)

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Petrifying Posters: The Terrornauts (1967)

If a film is so cheaply made that it cannot afford a big brash marketing campaign then it is often up to the movies poster to sell that movie to the public. Sometimes a great poster is forgotten because the film is so bad, or because the movie was forgettable.

Today’s poster is a mixture of both. The Terrornauts is a 1967 amicus science fiction film and an incredibly cheap one at that. It hardly seems deserving of the fantastic poster given to it which is connected to only one scene in the finished film. In fact the film has very little aliens shown on screen and the ones depicted on the poster are basically actors with faces painted green.

Another fact about the Terrornauts is that it is only available on VHS and for anybody thinking of splashing out. Don’t bother it’s not worth it.