Great news for fans of well-made low-budget British horror as Fangoria.com have revealed that Julian Richardsí remarkable £100,000 film, The Last Horror Movie is poised to replace Alexander at the top spot of the UK Blockbuster rental charts.
Completed way back in 2003, The Last Horror Movie has had a troubled journey in the UK, with only a very small cinema release and now the DVD, more than a year after the US and various Asian releases were made available. But strong word on the festival circuit has ensured that the film is finally being seen by a whole bunch of DVD renters - arguably the best way to see it.
Julian Richards, who produced and directed the film, told Fangoria it was all about the strategy: ď Itís impossible for homegrown films to theatrically compete with Hollywood; itís just too expensive, which is why I specifically designed The Last Horror Movie to work straight to DVD, which is now estimated to be worth 70 percent of the marketĒ.
26th Apr 04 Itís not all bad of course. This is Tarantino, after all, and there are plenty of highlights. Action scenes are handled very well, (the fight between Black Mamba and Darryl Hannah in particular, is a poke in the eye to any who doubt that),