Post by davros1 on Oct 1, 2020 20:20:31 GMT
Reece Shearsmith is terrific and I'd love to hear him in a Big Finish. He's been in a few Bafflegab audios, and excellent in every one.
Now then though. Halloween films and things.
Hammer House of Horror (specifically The Two Faces of Evil)
Bride of Frankenstein (absolutely my favourite film. They're talking about remaking it. I hope they don't)
The Blair Witch Project
Lorna The Exorcist
Virgin Among the Living Dead
The Nude Vampire/Shiver of the Vampires/Requiem of the Vampire (I'm a big fan of director Jean Rollin. He knew how to make no budget look like an on-screen fairy-tale)
Daughters of Darkness
Across the River
Satanic Rites of Dracula
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
Carnival of Souls
Blood for Irina (Fangoria editor Chris Alexander's first foray into film-making. Blimey!)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (watched this little baby already)
Blood on Satan's Claw
The Creeping Flesh
The Curse of the Demon
That's almost one film every night for October. To be honest, I'm always happy to watch a horror film. I love them. And in these troubling times, I find them strangely comforting. Apart from 2017's Nails, which I've only just discovered - it's terrifying (not that the others on the list aren't; it's just that I'm more familiar with them). There's nothing like a jump-scare that sends you careering out of your chair to remind you you're alive!
All excellent choices there although I’d perhaps also add Carry On Screaming as a recommendation as well. I’ll be sure to check out Nails sometime down the line.
Yeah, Mr Shearsmith is great and as you say he’s done his fair share of radio work so he’d be suited to a role in Big Finish. Mind you, considering Inside No.9 won a BAFTA recently and continues to garner critical acclaim the pair of them are probably a bit hard to get at the moment.
Carry on Screaming is a definite recommendation, you're right! As a youngster, I found the scene involving the fate of Dan Dann quite upsetting! Poor Charles Hawtry.
I heard in an interview that Reece Shearsmith isn't a huge fan of Doctor Who - perhaps that explains why he hasn't been in a BF audio. Hopefully one day ...