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PostSubject: Norman Warren   Fri May 02, 2008 3:46 pm



Ok so has anyone else heard of this guy? I just watched his film Terror and it was a pretty funny take on Italian horror movies (though it is actually british). Basically they take the story of Black Sunday, change it a bit and set it in contemporary times. There are so many Bava nods in this film it's pretty funny. I think the ending was more colorful than Suspiria even. It isn't exactly a great film but it was interesting.

Anyone else aware of him? Or can you tell me which of his other films are worth watching? (Not that Terror was remarkable in itself).
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Fri May 02, 2008 3:59 pm

Colonel Mortimer wrote:


Ok so has anyone else heard of this guy? I just watched his film Terror and it was a pretty funny take on Italian horror movies (though it is actually british). Basically they take the story of Black Sunday, change it a bit and set it in contemporary times. There are so many Bava nods in this film it's pretty funny. I think the ending was more colorful than Suspiria even. It isn't exactly a great film but it was interesting.

Anyone else aware of him? Or can you tell me which of his other films are worth watching? (Not that Terror was remarkable in itself).
The only film I've seen of those is INSEMINOID (aka HORROR PLANET).

Love it! I love you

Very entertaining, sleazy ALIEN knockoff.

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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Fri May 02, 2008 4:10 pm

So that's what Norman specializes in? Sleazy knockoffs? Not that that's a bad thing.

I enjoyed it but I expected a similar quality to Pete Walker (which wasn't there).

We need a Pete Walker thread stat!
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Fri May 02, 2008 6:19 pm

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So that's what Norman specializes in? Sleazy knockoffs? Not that that's a bad thing.

I enjoyed it but I expected a similar quality to Pete Walker (which wasn't there).

We need a Pete Walker thread stat!

I was just reading up on some of Warren's stuff and happened upon this quote on IMDB regarding INSEMINOID, which I got a kick out of:

"Warren was never going to be another Pete Walker, but he wasn't another Andy Milligan either." Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat May 24, 2008 2:40 pm

Yep, I have this set, I love Inseminoid and Satan's Slave, I am itching for the Pete Walker set.
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat May 24, 2008 11:57 pm

dolemike wrote:
Colonel Mortimer wrote:


Ok so has anyone else heard of this guy? I just watched his film Terror and it was a pretty funny take on Italian horror movies (though it is actually british). Basically they take the story of Black Sunday, change it a bit and set it in contemporary times. There are so many Bava nods in this film it's pretty funny. I think the ending was more colorful than Suspiria even. It isn't exactly a great film but it was interesting.

Anyone else aware of him? Or can you tell me which of his other films are worth watching? (Not that Terror was remarkable in itself).
The only film I've seen of those is INSEMINOID (aka HORROR PLANET).

Love it! I love you

Very entertaining, sleazy ALIEN knockoff.

The rape scene was really hard to watch, but kinda hot at the same time. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:53 am

BCi are releasing two of Warren's flicks for anyone interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:17 am

dolemike wrote:

"Warren was never going to be another Pete Walker, but he wasn't another Andy Milligan either." Laughing

Well, duh. No one beats the Milligan! Very Happy




Seriously, fuck ya'll. Milligan's da bomb.

Anyway, SATAN'S SLAVE is an ok film. If it weren't for the constant nudity I'd probably have never made it through the first time. The second viewing was much more satisfying.

PREY is basically a sexier version of Corman's NOT OF THIS EARTH and my VHS dub of INSEMINOID is too fucked up for me to honestly grade it.

As a giallo fan, TERROR was a real treat. Inspired by both SUSPIRIA and INFERNO, it has the feel of a classic giallo but still plays second fiddle to Walker's superior SCHIZO in that regard (although Tricia Walsh's murder is incredible).
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:32 am

Dave wrote:


As a giallo fan, TERROR was a real treat. Inspired by both SUSPIRIA and INFERNO, it has the feel of a classic giallo but still plays second fiddle to Walker's superior SCHIZO in that regard (although Tricia Walsh's murder is incredible).

It seemed like it was channeling Black Sunday a lot of the time too. Cant say I really liked the film though. I had no idea who Warren was and expected him to be like Pete Walker so had my expectations too high.
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PostSubject: Re: Norman Warren   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:42 am

Colonel Mortimer wrote:
Dave wrote:


As a giallo fan, TERROR was a real treat. Inspired by both SUSPIRIA and INFERNO, it has the feel of a classic giallo but still plays second fiddle to Walker's superior SCHIZO in that regard (although Tricia Walsh's murder is incredible).

It seemed like it was channeling Black Sunday a lot of the time too. Cant say I really liked the film though. I had no idea who Warren was and expected him to be like Pete Walker so had my expectations too high.

Yeah, there's a lot of Bava in there.

And I fucked up. Warren discussed SUSPIRIA and DEEP RED as his inspirations, not INFERNO (which was made a few years later. Sorry.

But it IS interesting to note the whole death by glass pane gag occurs in INFERNO in almost exactly the same fashion.

If it weren't for the levitating car, I'd love the film a lot more, but I still think it's a good little flick.

But, yes, expecting the level of greatness found in Walker's films was a mistake. Few directors can live up to that. Very Happy
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