American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In this town everything is not as it seems and everyone looks to town sheriff Lucas Buck for help and guidance, [...]
Trailer: The Hand (1981) Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him
Trailer: Wall Street (1987) A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing
Trailer: Talk Radio (1988) A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Trailer: Born on the Fourth of July (1989) The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
SYNOPSIS: “Jonathan Frid portrays horror novelist Edmund Blackstone who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorise him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. When Blackstone begins to write, the three figures appear at his home and the dream becomes reality.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Screenwriting alone could not contain Oliver Stone‘s creative impulses back in 1973 so, after co-writing a script with Edward Mann, Ollie decided … Continue reading
Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. REVIEW: It was 1994, and I had been anticipation seeing Oliver Stone’s latest creation titled “Natural Born Killers“. I rushed to the theatre expecting a really unique film experience that looked like it was loaded with action and visual appeal. I was correct on those issues but was not ready for the “kind” of film that played … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: Jon Lansdale was a prominent artist before he lost is drawing hand in a tragic automobile accident. His hand is never found, unfortunately, but when people start angering John, his hand returns to eliminate them. REVIEW: Written and Directed by Oliver Stone Starring: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe I was ten years old when The Hand hit theatres in 1981, so I was probably twelve or thirteen when I saw it for the … Continue reading
OLIVER STONE (POCKET ESSENTIAL SERIES) (PAPERBACK) Written by Michael Carlson Published by Pocket Essentials Publication Date: 2002 Format: Black /White – 96 pages Price: $6.99 Another releases from the cute little pocket essential reads. This one gives tribute to the director Oliver Stone and his great collection of film work. While on the most part I do enjoy these books, this one came more with a love and hate relationship taste in my mouth. The … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: “When Bobby’s car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he’s encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later she hires Bobby to kill the husband.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Desert Noir may not be acknowledged … Continue reading