Reviews

Alice, Sweet Alice

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by C. John Archer

Alice, Sweet Alice   ASW vhs 74x120 thriller reviews reviews horror drama Director: Alfred Sole
Writer: Rosemary Ritvo and Alfred Sole
Release year: 1976
Aka title: ‘Communion’ aka ‘Holy Terror’

The guy who narrates the trailer has clearly never seen the film…?

Following the murder of her sister (played by a young Brooke Shields) twelve-year-old Alice Spages (Paula Sheppard) becomes the suspect in the ensuing investigation.

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Almost Human

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 by Coventry

Almost Human   almost human 00 84x120 thriller reviews reviews action Director: Umberto Lenzi
Writer:
Ernesto Gastaldi
Release Year:
1974
Italian Title:
Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Può Sparare

Almost Human   Offscreen 2012 mini logo thriller reviews reviews action Not nearly human, but delightfully beastly

A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren’t making him all that much money, so he figures to hit it big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man. Piece of cake, or so it seems, but as to be expected, things don’t go down all that smoothly.

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Alone in the Dark

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Scott_LeBrun

Alone in the Dark   aloneinthedark dvdcr 85x120 reviews horror Director: Jack Sholder
Writer: Jack Sholder, Robert Shaye and Michael Harrpster
Release year: 1982

An overlooked early 80′s horror gem

Sometimes films will charm you right off the bat. Sometimes you’ll enjoy them only to later wonder what the hell you were thinking. And sometimes they appeal more to you the more you see them. This is the case for me with writer/director Jack Sholder‘s 1982 film Alone in the Dark. (By the way, confusing it with the 2005 video game adaptation would be doing it a real disservice).

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Amer

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 by Vomitron

Amer   Amer poster 90x120 reviews horror fantasy drama Director: Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet
Writer:
Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet
Release year:
2009

An unworldly piece of cinematographic art

Amer   Offscreen 2010 mini logo reviews horror fantasy drama We all go through cycles in life. And we also grow and evolve outside these cycles. We leave paths laid out for us, we seek adventure. We also revisit places we came from. In the real world, and in our minds. In a way, this is what Amer is about. It is to me. But as a film, it’s something else.

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An American Carol

Friday, August 7th, 2009 by Perfesser Deviant

An American Carol   AmericanCarolposter 85x120 reviews fantasy comedy Director: David Zucker
Writers: David Zucker, Myrna Sokoloff & Lewis Friedman based on a book by Charles Dickens (who, for some reason, is uncredited)
Release Year: 2008

A classic novel, raped.

Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin P. Farley) is trying to end celebration of the 4th of July when the ghost of John F. Kennedy (Chriss Anglin) steps out of his television like Samara and tells him he will be visited by three spirits. The first, and only one who’s more than a cameo, is General George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), the second is George Washington (Jon Voight), and the third is Trace Adkins. Around this mangling of Dickens’ classic is wrought a story of terrorist Aziz (Robert Davi) hoping to use Malone to further his goals….

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