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Cat's Eye (1985)
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 12 April 1985 (USA)
Director: Lewis Teague
Writer: Stephen King (screenplay)
Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King

Three horror-thriller tales revolve around a mysterious stray cat which is attempting to find a little girl in trouble. In "Quitters, Inc.": the cat is picked up by a shady New York City "doctor" who uses experimental techniques to get people to quit smoking. His latest client is a man named Morrison, who learns he'll suffer some terrible consequences if he tries to cheat. In "The Ledge": the cat is picked up by Cressner, a shady Atlantic City millionaire who forces tennis pro Norris (his wife's lover), to walk a narrow ledge around his high-rise penthouse apartment. In "The General": the cat arrives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where it is found by Amanda, the young girl it has been sent to protect. What she needs protection from is a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board in her bedroom. Written by Matt Patay


Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
R | 1h 43min | Comedy | 31 January 1986 (USA)
Director: Paul Mazursky
Writers: René Fauchois (play), Paul Mazursky (screenplay)
Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss

Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family? Written by Sami Al-Taher <[email protected]>;


The End (1978)
R | 1h 40min | #Comedy #Drama | 10 May 1978 (USA)
Director: Burt Reynolds
Writer: Jerry Belson
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise

Wendell Lawson has only 6 months to live. Not wanting to live his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take his own life. He enlists the help of a humorously delusional mental patient, and the movie chronicles his many unsuccessful attempts to kill himself. Will he ever succeed...? Written by Afterburner <[email protected]>;


The Longest Day (1962)
G | 2h 58min | Action, Drama, History | 4 October 1962 (USA)
Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton
Writers: Cornelius Ryan (screenplay), Cornelius Ryan (book)
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation. Written by John Vogel <[email protected]>;


The Silencers (1966)
1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 18 February 1966 (USA)
Director: Phil Karlson
Writers: Donald Hamilton (novels), Oscar Saul (screenplay)

Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.


Lathe of Heaven (2002)
1h 31min | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 8 September 2002
Director: Philip Haas
Writers: Ursula K. Le Guin (novel), Alan Sharp (teleplay)
Stars: James Caan, Lukas Haas, Lisa Bonet

In a near future society, a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first, but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

The Prowler (1981)
R | 1h 29min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 6 November 1981 (USA)
Writers: Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera (as Neal F. Barbera)
Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney

The film begins with the return home of a wwII veteran who was the recipient of a "Dear John Letter". After swiftly dispatching a courting couple in a Gazebo we leap to present day where a college celebration becomes the hunting ground for a uniform clad killer. Written by Barry Wall <[email protected]>;

The Quiet Earth (1985)
R | 1h 31min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 18 October 1985 (USA)
Director: Geoff Murphy (as Geoffrey Murphy)
Writers: Craig Harrison (novel), Bill Baer
Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

A man wakes up to find himself literally alone in the world, and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone. Eventually he finds several other people, and once they begin to trust each other they try to figure out why they were left on earth. Written by Ed Sutton <[email protected]>;

The Warriors (1979)
R | 1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 9 February 1979 (USA)
Director: Walter Hill
Writers: Sol Yurick (novel), David Shaber (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs, calls a midnight summit for all the area gangs, with all asked to send nine unarmed representatives for the conclave. A gang called The Warriors are blamed for killing Cyrus as he gives his speech. They now have to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own 'hood. The Warriors slowly cross the dangerous Bronx and Manhattan territories, narrowly escaping police and other gangs every step of the way. Written by Anthony Pereyra {[email protected]}

The Prowler (1951)
Approved | 1h 32min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 25 May 1951 (USA)
Director: Joseph Losey
Writers: Robert Thoeren (story), Hans Wilhelm (story)
Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

In a fancy suburb in California, the gorgeous housewife Susan Gilvray finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later Webb returns to Susan's house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK. Susan invites him in to have coffee with her. Webb soon learns that Susan is married to John Gilvray, a middle-aged broadcaster of a late night radio show. They also discover that they are from the same hometown. Webb makes a pass at Susan and even though she tries to put him off they soon start a love affair. When John becomes suspicious Susan ends her relationship with Webb. Though difficult Webb stays away from Susan. Without Susan's knowledge Webb plots a scheme to get rid of John; he simulates a scenario where John is "accidently" shot dead. There is an inquest and it is ruled that John Gilvray's death was not intentional. Webb quits the police-force a job he was never happy ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
PG | 1h 32min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1 November 1974 (USA)
him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Brian De Palma
Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper

Evil record tycoon Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth and success - 20 years ago. Swan's current scheme is to steal the music from composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach was framed and convicted for drug dealing, and becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan - and everyone else who has hurt him. However, Leach signs a contract with Swan to complete his rock opera based on the legend of Faust for an aspiring singer - Phoenix. Written by Max Davison

Sleeper (1973)
PG | 1h 29min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 17 December 1973 (USA)
Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <[email protected]>;

The Soldier (1982)
R | 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 27 August 1982 (USA)
Director: James Glickenhaus
Writer: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, Jeremiah Sullivan

The Russians steal a nuclear device and are stating that unless the Israelis pull out from the West bank, they will detonate it, which they have planted in an oil field and if it should go off; 50% of the World's oil will be contaminated. And the Israelis are unwilling to cooperate and the Americans knowing that they can't allow this are making preparations to force the Israelis off the West bank. The President then calls the Director of the CIA to do something about this. The Director assigns the agent who works outside the official channels codenamed the Soldier. He starts by trying to see if the Russians are indeed behind it but the Russians have him marked for termination. When he tries to contact the Director, the Russians placed a bomb in his office that leaves the soldier with no one but his team and the Israelis to help him. Written by [email protected]

Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 1h 24min | Horror | 18 November 1983 (USA)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
Writer: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Field

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema. Written by Drew

The Evil Dead (1981)
NC-17 | 1h 25min | Horror | 15 April 1983 (USA)
Director: Sam Raimi
Writer: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning. Written by Miss Murder

Coma (1978)
PG | 1h 53min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 6 January 1978 (USA)
Director: Michael Crichton
Writers: Michael Crichton (screenplay), Robin Cook (novel)
Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold

A young doctor at a hospital, Susan Wheeler (played by Geneviève Bujold), starts noticing a pattern of strange occurrences with patients. Healthy patients are suddenly developing complications and ending up in comas. She starts investigating and what she reveals is astonishing. Written by grantss

The Jerk (1979)
R | 1h 34min | Comedy | 14 December 1979 (USA)
Director: Carl Reiner
Writers: Steve Martin (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay)
Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams

Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>;

Threads (1984)
1h 50min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War | TV Movie 23 September 1984
Director: Mick Jackson
Writer: Barry Hines
Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long running effects of nuclear war on civilization. Written by Leisha Sibley

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
G | 1h 25min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 25 August 1972 (USA)
Director: Charles B. Pierce
Writer: Earl E. Smith (screenplay)
Stars: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman

A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. It is really more of a glimpse at lower-class swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. Written by Sean Taylor <[email protected]>;

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Tourist Trap (1979)
PG | 1h 30min | Horror | 16 March 1979 (USA)
Director: David Schmoeller
Writers: David Schmoeller, J. Larry Carroll
Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness

Teenagers come across a shut-in psychopath with telekinetic powers. He proceeds to use these powers to slay them one by one as well as animate the various mannequins he uses to keep himself company. Written by Dan Coker <[email protected]>;

Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Not Rated | 1h 33min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 5 July 1962 (USA)
Director: Ray Milland
Writers: Jay Simms (screenplay), John Morton (screenplay)
Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon

While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the business of surviving in a world where, he knows, the old ideals of humanity will be first casualties. Not one to give up, he holds up a store for supplies and hides the family in a cave. Written by alfiehitchie

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Not Rated | 1h 57min | Drama, Romance | 29 December 1939 (USA)
Director: William Dieterle
Writers: Sonya Levien (screen play), Bruno Frank (adaptation)
Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke

King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool's Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars; Gringoire, Esmeralda's husband; and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows. Written by Tony Fontana

1984 (1956)
1h 30min | Drama, Sci-Fi | September 1956 (USA)
Director: Michael Anderson
Writers: George Orwell (freely adapted from the novel by: "1984"), William Templeton (screenplay) (as William P. Templeton)
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling

In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime. Written by Marty McKee <[email protected]>;

Galaxina (1980)
R | 1h 35min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 June 1980 (USA)
Director: William Sachs
Writer: William Sachs
Stars: Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, J.D. Hinton

The crew of the police cruiser Infinity is finally heading home after a long stay in deep space. Just when they think they are about to get some much needed rest and relaxation, the crew is given a new mission - journey to the alien world Altar One to find the Blue Star, a mystical gem that holds unlimited power. Their journey to find the Blue Star leads them to an outer space brothel full of alien women and a gang that worships Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Can Galaxina and the crew find the Blue Star and save the world and will the ship's pilot succumb to the beauty of the ship's sexy robot Galaxina. Written by Crown International Pictures

Looker (1981)
PG | 1h 33min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 30 October 1981 (USA)
Director: Michael Crichton
Writer: Michael Crichton
Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. Written by alfiehitchie


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