In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
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(on the remake of King Kong
(1976)): I was 15 when that film came out. I took the day off school, went into Wellington and was first in line to see it. It was a disappointment because I wanted it to have stop-motion animation, dinosaurs and the Empire State Building. I didn't like the updating of it, and it has dated very badly. I watched it again a year or so ago. I thought Jeff Bridges was ...
The London Daily Mail reported (December 5, 2003) that Jackson was so fond of King Kong
(1933) that he once cut up his mother's old fur coat and used it to make a model of the great ape; also that he consulted with Andy Serkis
on the script of his version of the movie.
His films frequently conclude with a bloodbath, e.g.: the lawnmower with the zombies in Braindead
(1992), and the murder of Honora Parker in Heavenly Creatures