Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Film review: The Deaths of Ian Stone

Gor, DVDs are frightfully cheap on Amazon, compared to going out to the cinema, and there's the wonderful "Customers who bought this item also bought..." section, so much in the same way as wikipedia, its possible to get lost wading through pages and pages.

Anyhoo, so I've added loads of cheap horror DVDs, and they look awesome.

The first to arrive was The Deaths of Ian Stone. Some chap called Ian Stone keeps getting killed by scary floaty misty spike monsters, and at the moment of death he comes back in a new life with the same girlfriend, not remembering much of the previous life.
Its filmed in and around that London, with bits on the platform at Charing Cross and on the streets of the City of London, which is kind of neat, and its got the hot bird from Hussle in it, dressed in tight red PVC much like the fit bird from the Matrix, but in red.
Her two mates, though, in black PVC, they seem a bit corny, like they've been ripped out of League of Gentlemen or a Little Britain sketch, they lower the vibe a wee bit.
The executive producer was Stan Winston, who designed the monsters and special effects in films like Aliens, Predator, Avatar, Jurassic Park, Terminator and many many more, we're in safe hands. You can see that they're well imagined monsters.

The film comes across a little like those Underworld movies with Kate Beckinsale, where these some kind of monsters living amongst us. But its less satisfying cos Ian Stone isn't quite who he seems to be.
And actually, it gets really unsatisfying at the end, as Ian Stone embarks on what appears to be a genocidal rampage against the floaty misty monstery chappies. I mean during the course of the movie two of the monsters redeem themselves and stop being evil, but no no, Ian Stone decides that all the rest of the monstery chaps have to die. Its kind of like the autobots hunting down the decepticons at the start of Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen, or the Nazis hunting down the Jews in real life.

Anyhoo, its an entertaining enough movie, if you've got a spare £2.99 I'd recommend it.