After a campaign about Halloween costumes at supermarkets ended with them being withdrawn I was more than surprised to see ‘The Asylum’ appear prominently in the DVD section in one local supermarket and less prominently in another. To cap it all, the Television series appears to have reached number 4 in the charts when I looked.
The American series does not have a Halloween theme but coincidentally shares the same name as the subject of a recent campaign about a maze at Thorpe Park. So what’s ‘The Asylum’ about? Well I didn’t buy it but just read the blurb
‘Step inside a madhouse of horror…..terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic posession to a skin-wearing psychopath‘
Really. Seriously. Number 4 in the charts.
I was relieved to find that ‘The Demented’ had disappeared from the shelf. I thought hopefully it had been tactfully removed. Its description reads
‘Six college friends …. find themselves fighting for their lives after a terrorist attack turns the local residents into rage infused zombies‘
and of course ‘The Demented’ is thought to be an appropriate title for this?
Off to see the bargain Halloween films in one local supermarket to find that ‘The Crazies’ was selling for £3. Its description reads
‘Insanity is infectious’ and one review pasted onto the movie cover reads ‘you’d be crazy to miss it’.
The premise of this film is that a toxin is released which turns people ‘insane’ forcing the unaffected residents to defend themselves with guns.
We’ve talked about events, newspapers and costumes but maybe its time to talk about films and TV.
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