Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, written by Mike Myers, Bonnie and Terry Turner. It stars Myers in his feature film debut as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, a pair of rock fans who broadcast a public-access television show, it features Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Farley, Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper. Wayne's World was released in the US on February 14, 1992. A critical and commercial success, it was the eighth-highest-grossing film of 1992 and it remains the highest-grossing film based on Saturday Night Live skits. A sequel, Wayne's World 2, was released on December 10, 1993. In Aurora, rock fans Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a public-access television show, Wayne's World, from Wayne's parents' basement. After they sell the rights to the show to television producer Benjamin Kane for $10,000, they celebrate at a night club, where they avoid Wayne's troubled ex-girlfriend Stacy.
Wayne falls for Cassandra Wong and bassist of the band performing that night, Crucial Taunt, impresses her with his Cantonese. He purchases a 1964 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. Benjamin attempts to steal Cassandra from Wayne by using good looks, he distracts Wayne and Garth with all-access tickets to an Alice Cooper concert in Milwaukee, while offering to produce a music video for Crucial Taunt. At the concert and Garth make the acquaintance of a bodyguard to music producer Frankie Sharp, head of Sharp Records. While filming the revamped Wayne's World under Benjamin's oversight and Garth find it difficult to adjust to the professional studio environment, their contract obliges them to give a promotional interview to their sponsor, Noah Vanderhoff, who owns a franchise of amusement arcades. After Wayne publicly ridicules Vanderhoff, he is fired from the show, causing a rift in his friendship with Garth. Jealous of the attention Benjamin is giving Cassandra, Wayne attempts to prevent her from participating in the Crucial Taunt music video shoot.
She breaks up with him, furious at his lack of trust. Wayne and Garth reunite and hatch a plan to win Cassandra back by having Sharp hear Crucial Taunt play. While Garth and their friends infiltrate a satellite station with the aid of Benjamin's assistant, Wayne goes to Cassandra's video shoot, but embarrasses himself in an attempt to expose Benjamin's ulterior motive; as he leaves, Cassandra changes her mind about Benjamin. Wayne apologizes and they return to Aurora; the Wayne's World crew hacks into Sharp's satellite television and broadcast the Crucial Taunt performance from Wayne's basement, where Sharp and Benjamin converge. Sharp declines to offer Crucial Taunt a record contract, Cassandra breaks up with Wayne and departs with Benjamin for a tropical resort, Stacy reveals that she is pregnant with Wayne's child, a fire destroys Wayne's house. Dissatisfied and Garth turn to the film's audience and halt proceedings, they unmask Benjamin as "Old Man Withers" in a Scooby-Doo parody ending. Still unsatisfied, they start again with a "mega happy ending" in which Cassandra signs a record contract and reunites with Wayne, Garth begins a relationship with a waitress, Benjamin learns that money and good looks do not bring happiness.
Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, host of Wayne's World. A 20-something adult, Wayne lives with his parents in Aurora and spends his free time “partying” with his friends in and around the popular rock/metal scene of the early-1990s, his best friend is Garth Algar with whom he hosts their late-night cable access show broadcasting from the basement of Wayne’s parents’ house. Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, Wayne's best friend and co-host. Garth is awkward and more stereotypically “nerdy” and introverted than his more outgoing friends, he has a crush on the girl who works at the Donut shop that their group frequents, Stan Mikita's Donuts, but is unable to work up the nerve to talk to her. Tia Carrere as Cassandra Wong, lead bassist of local rock band, Crucial Taunt, she and her band perform gigs around town, notably at a heavy metal bar frequented by Wayne and his friends called The Gasworks. Cassandra is a strikingly beautiful Cantonese immigrant who claims to have learned English at college and from the Police Academy films.
Rob Lowe as Benjamin Kane, a sleazy, Chicago-based television producer. His official title is Regional Programming Director for Oliver Communications. Benjamin is good looking, well-educated, successful, but cynical and ruthless in his approach to business. Garth believes that "if Benjamin were an ice cream flavor, he'd be Pralines and Dick." Lara Flynn Boyle as Stacy, Wayne's troubled ex-girlfriend. Possessing no self-esteem, she does not understand or accept that Wayne has broken up with her and still treats him like they are a couple. Wayne and Garth both refer to her as “mental” and a “psycho hose beast.” Brian Doyle-Murray as Noah Vanderhoff, a video arcade magnate, a prospective client of Benjamin’s, seeking to place him as the primary corporate sponsor of a television show aimed at teens and younger adults. Colleen Camp as Mrs. Vanderhoff, Noah's wife. Kurt Fuller as Russell Finley, producer/director of many of the television shows executive produced by Benjamin. Russell has a reputation as something of a hit-maker, having won awards and acclaim for many of the programs he has produced.
He is fiercely loyal to Benjamin. Chris Farley has a cameo as the well-informed security guard at an Alice Cooper concert taking place in Milwaukee. Meat Loaf as Tiny, a doorman/bouncer at the Gasworks who Wayne and Garth are "in" with, he all
Fatal Frame is a survival horror video game developed by Tecmo for the PlayStation 2. The first installment in the Fatal Frame series, it released in 2001 in Japan and 2002 in North America and Europe. An enhanced port for the Xbox was released in 2002 in 2003 in Japan and Europe; the game was published for both systems by Tecmo in North America. In Europe, the PlayStation 2 version was published by Wanadoo, the Xbox version by Microsoft, it was re-released in North America on the PlayStation Network in 2013. Set in the year 1986, the story follows Mafuyu Hinasaki; when Mafuyu disappears while searching for a famous novelist in the haunted Himuro Mansion, his sister Miku goes to find him. During her exploration of the mansion, she discovers clues as to the fate of those who entered, must fight hostile ghosts, discover the truth behind a dark ritual that took place there; the gameplay focuses on the siblings exploring the mansion, fighting off hostile ghosts using a special camera. Development began after the PlayStation 2 hardware was introduced to Tecmo, using the codename "Project Zero".
The concept was created by Makoto Shibata based on his own spiritual experiences. Together with producer Keisuke Kikuchi, Shibata worked on creating the scariest gaming experience possible. Multiple aspects of its style and production were influenced by this development wish. First announced in 2001 under its working title, it was announced for release in Western territories a month after its Japanese release, where it was marketed as being based on a true story; the game received positive reviews, while the port drew praise for its improved visuals. As of 2015, four more games in the Fatal Frame series have been released. Fatal Frame / Project Zero is a survival horror video game set within an abandoned Japanese mansion, divided into four chapters and a prologue which act as levels and tutorial respectively; the player controls Miku Hinasaki for the majority of the game, with its opening featuring Miku's brother Mafuyu as the player character. Each part of the mansion includes a map of its layout, each level is rendered in real-time instead of using pre-rendered backgrounds.
During navigation, players guide the characters through multiple rooms, each with a semi-fixed camera perspective that changes depending on a character's position. Environments are invariably dark, with exploration being possible through the use of a flashlight. During exploration, various items can be found scattered through environments: these include documents and cassette recordings expanding on elements of the story, health items, other objects. In some areas, the main character must solve puzzles to progress. Progress is saved at savepoints through the mansion, at the end of each chapter. Hostile ghosts can only be fought using the Camera Obscura, an antique camera that can capture ghosts. Ghosts in environments are sensed using a character's "sixth sense", will drain a character's health on contact; when using the Camera, the view switches to a first-person view: the Camera Obscura is moved with the right analog stick on a controller, while the character can be moved with the left stick while maintaining a view through the Camera.
Holding a ghost in view enables greater damage. The most damage is dealt when the ghost is close; the amount of damage taken is converted into points, which are used to upgrade the camera for faster reload time or greater damage with each shot, or adding secondary powers such as staggering ghosts when shooting them. Points are gained by photographing benign ghosts that appear in set spots around the mansion. Film, the Camera's ammunition, can be found throughout the mansion or be replenished at a save point: it comes in various grades, with higher-quality grades dealing higher damage while being rarer; the story, set in the year 1986, focuses on Miku and Mafuyu Hinasaki, siblings with the ability to see supernatural events. When Mafuyu disappears in the haunted Himuro Mansion searching for his tutor Junsei Takamine and his assistants, Miku goes to Himuro Mansion; as she explores the mansion, Miku discovers signs that Takamine's party were killed by the mansion's ghosts, finds rope burns appearing on her wrists and ankles.
Further exploration through the mansion turns up information on a dark ritual that took place within Himuro Mansion: a chosen shrine maiden was torn apart using ropes attached to her limbs and neck in the so-called "Strangling Ritual" the ropes that killed her were used to seal the Hell Gate, a portal to the afterlife that keeps a dark force known as "the Malice" and the dead from escaping into the living world. The last time the ritual was performed, the sacrifice was Kirie Himuro. Shortly before she took part in the ritual, she fell in love with a visitor to the mansion. Fearing that Kirie would not want to perform the ritual, the Master of the Himuro Mansion has the visitor killed and lies to Kirie, telling her that the visitor has left. However, she does as feared does not want to perform the ritual; this caused the ritual to fail and the Malice to leak out, killing everyone in Himuro Mansion and causing the ghosts to remain there and attack anyone who explored there. Mafuyu was captured by Kirie due to his resemblance to her lover.
Miku reaches the chamber of the Hell Gate, where she confronts Kirie's corrupted spirit. With her spirit calmed using an artifact called the Holy Mirror, Kirie accepts her duty as the Rope Shrine Maiden, keeping the Malice at bay for eternity; the ending diverges depending on the game's difficulty. In the "Normal Mode" ending, Mafuyu stays behind with Kirie to keep her spirit company while Miku escapes the mansion. In the
The Black Velvet Gown is a 1991 ITV television film, based on the novel by Catherine Cookson, starring Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Bob Peck. It won an International Emmy for Best Drama; the film was produced by World Wide International Production for Tyne Tees Television. Janet McTeer as Riah Millican Geraldine Somerville as Biddy Millican Bob Peck as Percival Miller Brendan P. Healy as Tol Briston Jean Anderson as Madame Gallmington Christopher Benjamin as Anthony Gallmington Wendy Williams as Grace Gallmington David Hunt as Laurence Gallmington Jonathan Firth as Paul Gallmington Louise Lombard as Lucy Gallmington The Black Velvet Gown on IMDb