The folks a Screen Junkies have amassed legions of followers for their snarky yet spot-on assessments of today’s biggest genre offerings in the form of “Honest Trailers”. The irony of “Honest Trailers” is that they arrive too late to give us a truly objective look at the films we spend our hard-earned dollars on… but it’s all in good fun.
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Their latest victim, er, subject is a blast from the past, part of their ongoing series highlighting Summer blockbusters of yesteryear: The Neverending Story! One of the most unintentionally horrifying movies ever made (or was it on purpose?), we might not have seen this one as kids if we’d seen this first! Give it a spin below.
One of the first editorials I ever wrote for Dread Central included a discussion ofThe Neverending Story’s horrific elements. Check it out by following the link below.
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On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive.
What do you think of the “Honest trailer” for The Neverending Story? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.