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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.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Holocaust 2000: Michael Robson

To start with I will warn that there a probably some spoilers in this review. I honestly do not know whether the film Holocaust 2000 came before the book, however since the film was released in 1977 and my copy of the book states that it was first published in ’78 I can assume that the film came first. I do know that the book was published twice, once with a film tie in cover and secondly with a different cover that only alludes to film by stating “also a nerve twisting film starring Kirk Douglas”. The film, one of the infamous “spaghetti rip-offs” of the 1970’s, attempted to cash in on the success of The Omen (I’ve gone on about it enough you should know every detail about this film now but if you don’t it’s from 1976). The cover of the novel seems to acknowledge this by stating “more ominous than the omen”. The book addresses similar themes and issues but I found it to be more of a political thriller than a religious horror.
The blurb states; The construction of a huge thermonuclear plan in a small Arab state was Robert Caine’s most dearly cherishes ambition. But even he was appalled at the state of bizarre and bloody deaths that plagued every step of the project. It began to look as though supernatural forces were warning Robert off the scheme. But it took a catholic Priest to show him the full implications of his plan- implications too horrific for the human mind to bear...

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Jason X (2001)

Oh dear. If there ever was a franchise that ran itself dry it has to be Friday The 13th. The originals whilst some of the best slashers to come out of the 1980’s didn’t really give much for various sequels to expand on. So later on in the franchise we ended up getting more and more equally ridiculous ideas. These included psychic powers (Friday The 13th part VII: The New Blood), taking Jason to the city (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan), having his spirit jump from body to body (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) and then this little number. Sadly the filmmakers did not seem to realise that the reason the originals were the best were because they stuck to a formulae by not bringing in such ridiculous gimmicks. They could still of had the same sort of movies just added more character if they wanted to expand the stories (although I can’t think of anyone who would watch a Friday the 13th film for the story). Perhaps turn Tommy Jarvis into a Loomis type character?

Thursday, 14 July 2011

You Tube Terrors: MadMan Marz

To Fan films and Homemade Horror Movies are something I absolutely adore. A lot of the time these fan films concentrate on the larger horror franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday The 13th, however it’s really a pleasure when you find a fan film that concentrates on a smaller less appreciated film. Madman from 1981 is a pretty well known slahser and since its killer would be pretty simple to re-create it’s hard to believe the fan film base hasn’t capitalised on Madman before. When I found this little beauty however I was blown away. “Madman Marz” is a fan made trailer for an ideal sequel to the original film. A hell of a lot of work has been put into this and it’s fantastic that it was included on the Madman Thirtieth Anniversary DVD.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Scream (1996)

I had long been avoiding the original Scream because of its marmite reputation (you either love it or hate it); the release of the fourth film in the franchise however gave me enough reason to finally view the film that saved horror for the 90’s. To sum up my opinion in four words I chose- funny, witty, dramatic and scary. You see folks I am one of the scream lovers and if you don’t like it then stop reading now, this review is to be mostly praise. (By the way this review contains some spoilers so if you haven’t seen the film you want to stop reading now)