In 1938 Orson Welles famously fooled US radio listeners into believing that the country was under attack from aliens. NZ’s War of the Worlds moment came in 1995 when Costa Botes and Peter Jackson unleashed legendary filmmaker Colin McKenzie on an audience of unsuspecting patriots. Forgotten Silver joined a sly tradition of onscreen Kiwi leg pulling: from debaucherous Oamaru to turkeys in gumboots, fence-playing farmer musicians, phallic molluscs and Māori porn stars. Take a walk down the garden path with this collection for 1 April 2015 (14 titles).

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