Film Review: Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “Four horror-science fiction segments directed by four of Hollywood’s famous directors based on TV’s most popular anthology series, bookened by a funny and scary prologue and epilogue. In the first story, a loud-mouthed bigoted businessman with an intense hatred for Jews, blacks and Asians gets the tables turned on him when he walks out a bar and is inexplicably transported back in time to being pursued by Nazis in 1940s France, then as an … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sentinel (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Manitou (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychic’s girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit. REVIEW: Oh yeah…Now we’re talking movie greatness acolytes! What’s that you say? You’ve never even heard of this movie before? If you’re one of the few that are actually admitting to that then consider yourself drummed out of my army of acolytes that is currently positioning itself to conquer the Earth. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Burnt Offerings (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: “Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into Gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself with each death that occurs on its premises.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: One of the oldest possession themes of all is the house or building possessed of evil, from The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James (1898) to The Haunting Of Hill … Continue reading

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Film Review: Magic (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed director Richard Attenborough helms this unconventional horror-thriller that reveals Anthony Hopkins’s penchant for creepiness years before his Oscar-winning turn as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. After bombing in his first solo performance, a magician’s assistant (Hopkins) holes up with a ventriloquist’s dummy named Fats and eventually hones his act into something spectacular. But when Fats starts talking back, his master’s at his mercy. REVIEW: First of all, I need to get this out of the … Continue reading

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