In today's special Creature Double Feature episode, we look at two recent films that have explored the world of demons and monsters. First up is Paul McGuigan's retelling of the Mary Shelley in Victor Frankenstein, where the story is told from the perspective of Igor. With Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy starring, we look at how this film treats its source material and changes it for this "bizarro" Frankenstein. Next up is the New Zealand indie Deathgasm, directed by Jason Lei Howden, which sees teenagers bring an onslaught of demons to their sleepy town after playing possessed music. With heavy metal and plenty of gore, is the humour the biggest reason to watch this film? Listen on to find out.
Jon Favreau updates Disney's 1969 classic, based in turn on the Rudyard Kipling book, with 3D effects and stunning CGI. With newcomer Neel Sethi as our protagonist Mowgli, the young boy abandoned in the Indian jungle and raised by wolves, we meet fellow creatures, some friendly and some not so, voiced by Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Kingsley. While the film certainly looks great, what exactly has Favreau attempted differently to the original, and what about Christopher Walken as the "gigantopithecus" King Louis? Follow us as we take a step into the uncanny world of The Jungle Book.
The world has suffered terrible wars, leaving the world a toxic, desolate wasteland. The year is 1997, and everyone rides BMX's. Turbo Kid is a small budget film by Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell that sees the apocalypse run by the brutal dictator Zeus (Michael Ironside), and The Kid (Munro Chambers) has to assume the identity of beloved comic book hero in order to defeat him. Also starring Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery and Edwin Wright, we review this fun sci-fi, which is an endearing as it is gory.
As a kind of twin movie to Disney's now iconic Cool Runnings, Dexter Fletcher's new movie looks at the 1988 Calgary Olympics other under dog, Eddie the Eagle. With Taron Edgerton of Kingsman as the titular character, we look at all the obstacles that Eddie has on his way to achieve the true Olympic spirit. In this review we look at how fact compares with fiction, how it compares with Cool Runnings, as well as other characters played by Hugh Jackman, Keith Allen and Christopher Walken. Is Eddie the Eagle truly an uplifting movie about triumph? Listen on to find out.