Monday, 5 November 2012

Two Ellies

Sorry for the lack of updates - real life gets in the way sometimes.  I've been taking an accounting course at the local college and that's been sucking up a lot of my spare time.

Anyway, I have two Harwood Hobbies miniatures for you.  Quickly painted, I know they're not my best - damn these photos for showing me all of my painting mistakes!!!  :-)

These two will be used in a gothic horror setting - with Evil Ellie as a vampire or lesser werewolf.

I also watched a few movies that I discovered lately.  Both are based on the M.R. James story "Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad".  Both are called Whistle and I'll Come to You - the newer one stars John Hurt.

The 1968 version was by far the best version, but I didn't like the main character's eccentricity and thought the movie could have been better laid out.  I don't know if the person who wrote the screenplay wanted the protagonist to seem crazy in order to make you doubt if the ghostly occurances really did happen...

The special effects are not too bad, remembering that this is an old film!  I liked the spookiness with the bedsheets at the end the best, which is taken well from the short story.

The 2010 remake had its spooky moments, but is BARELY based off of the story.  Meh.

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