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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas

Poster for London Underground Horror Film CreepMy Tube Love gave to me

A copy of Creep on DVD

Loads of you, I'm sure, have heard of the latest London Underground horror flick Creep which came out in cinemas in late January 2005 and indeed a group of us went to see it on February 4th - check out our reviews of it.

Tube purists will find a lot of holes to pick in it (see all the locations used in the film), but as a scary movie based on late night Tube commuting, it's pretty good.

"Funded by the UK Film Council, Creep was directed by ex-EastEnders scriptwriter Christopher Smith and stars German actress Franka Potente, who appeared alongside Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity. Critics have called it the best horror film set in the capital since American Werewolf In London.

It plots the fate of a smart young woman who leaves a party to find a less boring one but never arrives. Drunks and sewage workers are shown being dragged into Tube tunnels and cut up with a chainsaw. It was filmed in three disused stations - Down Street near Green Park, Strand and Aldwych
." said The Evening Standard

Ironically, the London Underground ad for Creep was for a short while banned because it was thought to frighten passengers.

But The Evening Standard "intervened" and the ban was lifted. How The Standard quite managed to do this is anyone's guess, and perhaps the whole thing was a publicity stunt to get PR for the film!

Anyway for £5.97 through amazon.co.uk it's a bargain!

(See the Twelfth Day of Christmas Gift here)


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