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[Trailer] Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose

"I am the fifth dimension!"

They’re making a movie about what?

In the 1930s at Cashen’s Gap on the Isle Of Man, a family claimed that a mysterious mongoose from India had moved into their home and began speaking with them. That mongoose’s name? Gef! The story gained all sorts of notoriety, as well as the attention of paranormal investigators, ghost hunters, and skeptics alike. I wrote about the whole thing several years ago in my article Gef the Talking Mongoose: A Mystery on the Isle of Man.

Now, in the year 2023, they’re about to release a movie about Gef called Nandor Fodor & The Talking Mongoose.

“When famed paranormal psychologist Dr. Nandor Fodor investigates a family’s claims of a talking animal, he uncovers a mysterious web of hidden motives. Soon, everyone becomes a suspect in Dr. Fodor’s relentless pursuit of the truth.”

Simon Pegg stars as Hungarian parapsychologist Dr. Nandor Fodor, who heads to the Ivring family’s home to investigate just what this talking mongoose business is all about. Fodor was, indeed, a real person, who studied the Gef situation at the time.

The film – “based on (possibly) true events” – also stars Minnie Driver as Fodor’s assistant Anne, Neil Gaiman as the voice of Gef, Edmund Kingsley as Harry Houdini, and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Harry Price, whose opinions on the matter I found very entertaining – he was just confused about what the family was really up to!

Check out the trailer above, and if you’re really into the Gef of things, you can also follow him on Twitter. He just kind of, you know, says stuff.

Nandor Fodor & The Talking Mongoose is written and directed by Adam Sigal, and releases in theaters on September 1, 2023. It actually looks pretty fun!

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Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.