Interview with composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Game)

We were honoured to speak with legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini about his career in music and film; from creating the iconic score for Friday the 13th and it’s sequels to working on the recent video game.

“……one day in his kitchen, he said to me… I am going to make the scariest film ever, its called Friday the 13th, and you are going to score it…. And the rest I guess is history!”

 

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Film & Comic Con Cardiff March 2017

Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 4th & 5th of March 2017.


img_0253Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

  • Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Torchwood)
  • Clive Russel (Game of Thrones)
  • Jimmy Vee (Star Wars, Doctor Who)
  • Dave Prowse (Star Wars)
  • Alistair Petrie (Star Wars, Sherlock)
  • Teri McMinn (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • John Dugan (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • Katy Manning (Doctor Who)
  • Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who
    And many more!

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New to Netflix UK – September 2015

Some titles we have previously reviewed which are now on Netflix UK.


atari_game_overAtari: Game Over (2015)

This documentary (a joint venture between Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Presents) explores one of the great urban myths in video gaming, the dumping of around 700,000 copies of the Atari game ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,’ for the classic Atari 2600 console at a dumping site in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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Atari: Game Over (TV Documentary – 2014)

atari_game_overThis documentary (a joint venture between Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Presents) explores one of the great urban myths in video gaming, the dumping of around 700,000 copies of the Atari game ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,’ for the classic Atari 2600 console at a dumping site in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This game has often been referred to as one of the worst games in history and blamed for the ultimate financial failure of Atari.  This propels the stereotype we still have today that video games based on films are invariably terrible.

Typically at the time Atari would spend many months developing a game but after making a multi-million dollar deal with Steven Spielberg (who approved the game himself) for the E.T. game gave the company just 12 weeks to get the game to market in time for Christmas. Following the games release the companies finances took a turn for the worst and it went on to lose $536 million. Continue reading