The well and oft trodden Frankenstein tale is given a twist and is then mashed together with healthy dollops of Island of Lost Souls to create what is the skeleton of Jerry Warren’s Frankenstein Island.
The film tells the tale of a party of hot air balloonists (and a dog) who crash land on a remote island that happens to be the home of a direct descendant of Dr. Frankenstein. The island is also inhabited by a selection of mutants,…
The Forest has been sat in my watch list for a while; mainly because it is one of those films I recall seeing and actually remembered parts of, but cannot recall ever sitting down to watch in its entirety.
Therefore, as I stumbled across it again as part of my trawl through Nightmare USA, I was looking forward to giving it my full attention.
Whilst not generally a highly lauded film within the slasher sub-genre I actually admire The Forest…
Why I love this film so much:
- The Bat Copter!
- Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
- Dodgy Irish accented cop
- 'That' theme tune
- The Bat Boat!
- The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
- A ball point banana
- Jet-pack umbrellas
- "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
- 'Dehydrated' pirates.
- "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
- 'Re-hydrated' pirates
- The Bat Cycle!
- Cat in a dinghy
- Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
- Bat Centrifuge!
- Bat ropes!
In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.