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IF YOU LOVE YOUR COMEDY STAR STUDDED & ZANY, THEN THIS IS YOUR FILM
on 11 March 2016
What do you get when you compile some of the best known names of film & TV and near enough give them just an outline of a plot for a film? A: One of the most hilarious films you are likely to see. Taking it's cue from the (mainly American) Radio shows of the 1940's&50's, this film almost single handedly deals with almost every cliche the horror industry ever threw at audiences. Well known Celebrity larry Price Gene (wilder) is Due to inherit a fortune from his elderly Aunt Kate (Dom Delousie), except that there are a few "Shady Characters" who reckon it should be otherwise, and set about trying to prove larry as an unworthy beneficiary due to the fact he's nuts, (A fact they intend to prove by literally driving him made Courtesy of some very clever tricks). including a flying Bride (Wilder's real life wife the late Gilda Radner),
Everything that ever happened in the old horro Movies, happens here mysterious murders, where the dead body conveniently disappears Thunder storms, which later turn out to be nothing of the kind , and every corny situation that you used to watch and enjoy all those years are lined up for parody. This also gives the cast some great opportunities to deliver some real deapan lines "Electricity is the work of the Devil, this is god's way of telling me I should never have had it installed" wails Aunt Kate during a powercut, as well as some Earth Shattering Revelations over dinner ("One of you is a werewolf, I know because I've seen you in the garde, whoever you are, may god strike you dead, you're playing on the fears of an old lady". Comedy doesn't come much better than this, and with an all star cast (Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom Delouise, Bryan PringleAnna Way, Peter Vaughan, Paul L Smith, Eve Farrar Ana Way & Jonathan Pryce, you reallt can't go wrong. Don't just take my word for it either, no less a luminary than BBC Film Critic Barry Norman rated this among his top films, so just what more exuce do you need?