Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Terror in the Aisles (1984)

3 / 5 Aug '09
Tagline: If you can stand more than 100 jolts of 100% pure terror, then you might be ready for 'Terror in the Aisles'.
Directed by: Andrew J. Kuehn
Written by: Margaret Doppelt
Actors include: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Thriller
Length: 84 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well this was interesting and useless all in the same sentence. See it was nothing more than random clips (usually the key scenes from films) edited together with the occasional voiceover (from Nancy Allen and Donald Pleasance. It ruins many a film if you can identify the film to begin with that is, in my case I'd seen most of them but the odd one I hadn't I'll have to wait a while (until I forget) to watch. The films compiled are all from the mid-'80s and under, mainly focusing on the '70s and early '80s I'd say. Tons of clips of Halloween, Jaws and The Shining with various other popular favorites, some interview footage of Alfred Hitchcock too. It's nice that they clipped many Brian De Palma films and other thrillers too so it wasn't entirely horrorcentric. It's just a shame you learn absolutely nothing as no useful information is given to the viewer. They'll talk about the feelings some experience when watching films which doesn't need to be explained and basically not much else. Seriously disappointing though some awesome clips are within but it's a waste of time...watch the movies instead!

Availability:  Not on DVD ever as far as I know

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