Here’s a Halloween double-bill from the folks at MVM that will certainly give you the shivers, but not in the way you may think. First up is Mr Halloween
Dr Chopper, a much more satisfying horror comedy, which draws on a classic premise: the mad doctor looking for immortality. Twenty years after being struck off for harvesting live human body parts, Dr Chopper (Ed Brigadier) is hiding out in some remote woodland with his loyal nurses (think Dr Phibes’ Vulnavia with cosmetically-enhanced boobs) on his big chopper (yes, it’s a bike) still conducting his research. When a group of college friends descend on his terrain, they quickly become Dr Chopper’s next bloody harvest. But among them is someone who possesses the key to unlocking the secrets of immortality.
While the first half of the movie is totally missable – horrible teens getting slaughtered à la Friday the 13th – the second half, as Dr Chopper’s plan is put into action, is much more watchable. The only problem is Dr Chopper may look great (like Diabolik with oatmeal on his face or Magneto in X-Men) but he doesn’t actually do that much. Shame really, as he could have become the new Dr Phibes
Released 28 September