A Blog Post About The Time I Got a Letter From Peter Jackson. / by Ben Mars

In 1993 I vividly remember my mate suggesting we watch a horror film he’d found called Bad Taste. It was grimy, gross and hilarious - god, and SO weird.

It was directed by a young New Zealander called Peter Jackson and his films formed a dark little cornerstone of my teenager years. Meet the Feebles, Braindead and The Frighteners. 

Then in 2001 he directed and adapted the first part of the Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. I remember watching it and being pulled into this sprawling, epic fantasy with the heart of an wily independent film and felt compelled to write the only fan letter I’ve ever written.

I forgot about it and then a couple of months later I recieved this letter from New Zealand. Sometimes you’ve just got to geek, you know?