Shocker is written and directed by Wes Craven (the guy behind countless awesome 18s like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Hills Have Eyes), therefore it should be good. However, whereas it started off rather fantastically – I even said out loud ‘I love this kind of movie’ – it actually ended up being a bit of a
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It’s about a mental serial killer called Horace Pinker who’s targeting families at random and killing them all. Quite early on, an annoying football jock has a dream
about watching Final Destination about the killer murdering his family. IT COMES TRUE. Then somehow, the kid works out how to have these premonition dreams and leads the police to Pinker’s next murder before it even happens. So the cops capture him and sentence him to the electric chair. Continue reading
Unfortunately, not actually about a killer chin, or even about someone with a killer chin. Also, the title makes out that chins can’t actually kill, when they clearly can, see below:
Pretty sure his chin could kill.
Anyway, erroneous title aside – If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor is actually a very good book. It’s Bruce Campbell’s (of various quality 18s like The Evil Dead (18, seen), Evil Dead II (18, seen), Maniac Cop (18, seen), Intruder (18, seen), Darkman (18, seen), Mindwarp (18, seen) and From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (18, seen)) biography and it’s quite funny. Continue reading
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Tagged bruce campbell, confessions of a b movie actor, darkman, evil dead, from dusk till dawn, if chins could kill, intruder, maniac cop, mindwarp, sam raimi, ted raimi
So I was doing my morning browse of the BBFC website, and I came upon this:
If you haven’t spotted it, we’ll just do a little zoom-in:
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY I’VE GOT LOVE IN MY TUMMY
I normally don’t read fiction books – I usually limit myself to non-fiction books about films (obviously), swearing and/or ghosts. However, The Golden Age of Censorship is fiction, but it is also about films (with particular emphasis on 18s) and it has swearing in. I was about to write about how it didn’t have any ghosts in, but then I realised that it actually bloody does – this made me laugh. Not audibly, I sort of shrugged my shoulders and I smiled – the kind of smile that if anyone caught me doing it on the bus might think I was a bus perv, but in the context of my bedroom is slightly less malicious. Or maybe more. It doesn’t help that I’m naked and have a knife in my hand I suppose. Continue reading
I thought it was.
It’s actually about dead cows and stuff.
And if that’s not something to give you a morning erection then I don’t know what is.
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