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Nigel Honeybone

"Rondo Award Winner Nigel Honeybone's debut was as Hamlet's dead father, portraying him as a tall posh skeleton. This triumph was followed in Richard III, as the remains of a young prince which he interpreted as a tall posh skeleton. He began attracting starring roles. Henry VIII was scaled down to suit Honeybone's very personalised view of this famous king. Honeybone suggested that perhaps he really was quite skeletal, quite tall, and quite posh. MacBeth, Shylock and Othello followed, all played as tall, skeletal and posh, respectively. Considering his reputation for playing tall English skeletons, many believed that the real Honeybone inside to be something very different, like a squat hunchback perhaps. Interestingly enough, Honeybone did once play a squat hunchback, but it was as a tall posh skeleton. But he was propelled into the film world when, in Psycho (1960), he wore women's clothing for the very first time. The seed of an idea was planted and, after working with director Ed Wood for five years, he realised the unlimited possibilities of tall posh skeletons who dressed in women's clothing. He went on to wear women's clothing in thirteen major motion pictures, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Star Wars (1977), heartbreaking as the remains of Aunt Beru. With the onslaught of special effects came the demise of real actors in these sorts of roles. After modeling for CGI skeletons in Total Recall (1990) and Toys (1992), the only possible step forward for a tall posh skeleton was television, imparting his knowledge and expertise of the arts. As well as writing for the world's best genre news website HORROR NEWS, Nigel Honeybone also presents the finest examples of B-grade horror on THE SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW seen every Saturday night on Australia's Foxtel Aurora Channel 173." (Fantales candy wrapper)

Film Review: Ben (1972)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “A lonely boy named Danny Garrison befriends Ben, the rat leader of the swarm of trained/telepathic rats found in Willard (1971). Ben becomes the boy’s best friend, protecting him from bullying and keeping his spirits up in the face of a heart condition. However, things gradually take a downward turn as Ben’s swarm becomes violent, resulting …

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Film Review: Death Race (2008)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans by the millions watch criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife’s murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he’s offered …

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Film Review: The Vampire Bat (1933)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In the small village of Kleinshloss, the locals are scared with a serial killer that is draining the blood of his victims, and the Burgomaster Gustave Schoen is convinced that a vampire is responsible for the deaths. The skeptical police inspector Karl Brettschneider is reluctant to accept the existence of vampires, but the local doctor Otto Von …

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Film Review: The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Sherlock Holmes becomes involved in the case of Gabrielle Valladon when the young woman is fished out of the river and brought to 221b Baker Street by a cabbie. She’s quite beautiful and doesn’t really remember who she is or why she mentioned Holmes’ name when found. Using his deductive powers, Holmes determines she is Belgian …

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TV Review: Planet Of The Apes The Series (1974)

Rate This Movie Pierre Boulle‘s novel Monkey Planet was given the big-budget wide-screen Hollywood treatment as Planet Of The Apes (1968), and its only virtues are the result of money spent. The final script by Rod Serling and Michael Wilson – about Earth astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) who crash-lands on a planet ruled by tyrannical talking apes, only to …

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TV Review: The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman (1975-1979)

Rate This Movie In 1940, after serving on an advisory board for DC Comics, psychiatrist William Moulton Marston created the character of Wonder Woman in an effort to establish some balance in the male-dominated world of superheroes. Writing as Charles Moulton he crafted a female character that was equally heroic so young women would have a hero with whom to …

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Film Review: Back To The Future (1985)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean time machine invented by slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love – so he can get back to the future.” …

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William Castle – Tribute and Historical Overview (Part 1)

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master …

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Film Review: Deathquake (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Seismologist Hoichi loses touch with his family when he predicts that there will be an earthquake in Tokyo of greater magnitude than the one in 1923, which his father predicted. Because of this he starts seeing another woman who already has a boyfriend. Hoichi’s wife wants to meet her before she will grant a divorce. Eventually, …

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