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PCR #294  (Vol. 6, No. 45)  This edition is for the week of November 7--13, 2005.

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 by Mike Smith
Chiller Thriller
 by Vinnie Blesi
"The Fog"...."Doom"
 by John Lewis
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 by Mike Smith
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Creature's Corner

Good Evening:
The "Castle" has finally calmed down from the Halloween celebration and all the dead (well, most of them anyway) have moved south for the season so what were we to do. Well... Doc, Prof, Scary, Ashley, Gorblie, and I, your humble narrator, went to the movies to see not one, but two movies so here we go.

The Fog
The first movie we saw was the new version of "The Fog" from director Rupert Wainright. The draw for most people to this movie was to see Tom Welling (Superboy from the hit television series Smallville) and how his performance in a major motion picture. Starring with him is the always lovely Selma Blair as Stevie Wayne, the disc jockey in the Lighthouse. One thing I can say for sure; the movie was not terrible and it actually had some interesting moments but in the end the story fell short. Many of the characters that were so prominent in the first movie had little depth in this remake. The story had some interesting additions to the incidents that led up to the big town secret, including some flashbacks to the past. For that reason alone it is woth seeing. In the end however the story fell apart and introduced elements not even hinted at during the rest of the movie. The special effects were not bad and the cinematography was pretty good.

Had the ending been better thought out I could have gone up one scream but I give the remake of "The Fog" Two Screams on the Creature Scale.

Next up we decided to see a second movie and that movie was "DOOM," the movie based on the hit game. I was reluctant to see this one because the previews did not do it justice. I half expected to see a reenactment of the game on the big screen.......I was pleasantly surprised. This movie was action-packed from beginning to end and only included a very small segment that looked like the game. Good old scietists working on Mars tamper with things they shouldn't and...Bingo, instant trouble. Now it's up to Karl Urban and The Rock to take care of business. This one is good people, especially if you like action-packed movies with lots of Monsters. I give it a full Three Screams on the Creature Scale.

Well that's it for this go r'ound. Have a Great Weekend. C-ya!!!

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