Post Terror: Finishing 'the Final Terror'
Documentary on the editing and scoring of the early 80's slasher film "The Final Terror."Documentary on the editing and scoring of the early 80's slasher film "The Final Terror."Documentary on the editing and scoring of the early 80's slasher film "The Final Terror."
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Here's another winning featurette from Shout Factory! that can be found on their release of THE FINAL TERROR, the pretty much forgotten 1983 slasher movie from Andrew Davis. Allan Holzman starts off talking about how he got the job here, which was pretty much to take a film that had been on the shelf for two years and try to make it watchable. Holzman talks about how he felt the movie was too boring and that the monster was seen way too early. From here he talks about getting his start with Roger Corman, how stuttering effecting his directing career and what he thought about the final product. Susan Justin is also on hand talking about her music score and what effect the low budget had on it. Overall this 23-minute featurette has a lot of interesting things in it. I thought the most fascinating thing was hearing Holzman talk about having to take a product that isn't very good and try to bring a bit more life to it. Fans of the film are going to enjoy hearing these stories as they give you a good idea into the post-production of the film.
- Mar 23, 2015