Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose — if you thought 2023 couldn’t get any weirder, hold my beer (dark fantasy film: trailer).

Welcome, my dear cinephiles, to the upcoming cinematic mind-boggler, Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose. In a year already teeming with chaos, the British film industry has rolled up its sleeves and said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The film, set for release on 1st September 2023, is already sparking online flame wars between those who are utterly fascinated and those who think the world may have finally tipped over into full-blown madness. Trust me, folks, the delightful concoction of absurdity and ingenuity that this movie promises makes it a must-watch, if only for the sheer hilarity of saying you did.

Who would have thought that a Hungarian-American parapsychologist from the 1930s would be the hot topic of 2023? Played by Simon Pegg, known for his dynamic turns in the Mission: Impossible series and the sublime Cornetto Trilogy, Nandor Fodor explores an eerie occurrence at a remote farmhouse in the Isle of Man. The supernatural claim? A talking mongoose named Gef.

Yes, you read that correctly: a talking mongoose. A part that should, in any other circumstances, be awarded to someone capable of “hamming” it up (apologies for the pun), yet the honor goes to the eloquent Neil Gaiman, who lends his sonorous voice to the uncanny critter.

The film’s trailer, recently dropped by Paramount, serves as an alluring buffet of peculiar delights. The very notion of Simon Pegg chasing after a garrulous mongoose, potentially a figment of someone’s elaborate imagination, is wonderfully ludicrous. And it’s all played with a deadpan seriousness that would make Buster Keaton proud.

Minnie Driver, Oscar-nominated actress, plays Fodor’s assistant Anne, and the legendary Christopher Lloyd, forever our beloved Doc Brown, appears as fellow paranormal investigator, Dr. Harry Price. Also, expect appearances from the likes of Edmund Kingsley as Harry Houdini, along with Ruth Connell, Paul Kaye, and more. Indeed, it’s a potpourri of talent as diverse and appealing as a British teatime spread.

Written and directed by Adam Sigal, “Nandor Fodor And The Talking Mongoose” unravels a tale of such beguiling strangeness that it makes Alice’s trip to Wonderland seem like a mundane Sunday picnic. Interestingly, the saga is rooted in real events, adding an extra layer of goosebumps to this uncanny narrative.

In the grand tradition of British humour, the film walks the tightrope between wry amusement and dark absurdity. It takes us on a thrilling roller coaster ride, sweeping us from initial disbelief to mounting curiosity, and finally to a state of delightful perplexity. After all, who can resist a tale where a mongoose might just be the most loquacious character?

So, mark your calendars for September 1st, 2023. “Nandor Fodor And The Talking Mongoose” promises an unforgettable evening of outlandish amusement, complete with a side of existential bewilderment. Who knows? After this year, talking mongooses might just become a genre of their own.

Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose — if you thought 2023 couldn’t get any weirder, hold my beer (film trailer).
Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose — if you thought 2023 couldn’t get any weirder, hold my beer (film trailer).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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