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Vacancy (2007)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Nimrod Antal Writers/Script Mark L. Smith Starring Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Waley Elevator Pitch: David and Amy are going  home after a family gathering. They are at odds after a personal tragedy and are on their way to divorce. On their … Continue reading

Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker (2002)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Characters from earlier films ceated by Clive Barker Director Rick Bota Writers/Script Carl Dupre, Tim Day Starring Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward, Sarah Jane Redmond, Kaaren de Zilva Elevator Pitch: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. Kirsty, from all … Continue reading

Haloween II (2009)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Characters and locations of the whole Haloween franchise. Director Rob Zombie (not his birth name) Writers/Script Rob Zombie Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Octavia Spencer, Danielle Harris, Margot Kidder, Elevator Pitch: Haloween is coming up and … Continue reading

Overlord (2018)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay taking place during the D-Day invasion in 1944 Director Julius Avery Writers/Script Billy Ray, Mark L. Smith Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbaek, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Anderson, Marc Rissmann, Joseph Quinn Elevator Pitch: During the D-Day invasion of Europe a … Continue reading

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story There is a lot of history, King Kong was originally a 1933 film written by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper from which a book was written. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Writers/Script Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly (story John Gatins) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, … Continue reading

Escape Room (2019)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Adam Robitel Writers/Script Bragi F. Schut, Maria Melnik, Starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Deborah Ann Woll, Nik Dodani Elevator Pitch: A group of people, from a variety of backgrounds, are collected in what seems to be … Continue reading

Highway to Hell (1991)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay inspired only by the name of the song and maybe Orpheus in the Underworld. Director Ate de Jong Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Ben Stiller and the rest of his family. Elevator Pitch: While eloping to Las Vegas … Continue reading

Venom (2005)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jim Gillespie Writers/Script Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten, Brandon Boyce Starring Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, Rick Cramer, Meagan Good Elevator Pitch: In a town in the deep south swamplands a group of teenagers gather for the summer, some of them … Continue reading

A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay apparently inspired by Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain”. Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Justin Haythe Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi, Celia Imrie, Harry Groener Elevator Pitch: Lockhart, a young executive in a financial service company is sent … Continue reading

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using a theme developed in the earlier films of the franchise Director James Wong Writers/Script Glen Morgan, James Wong, (Jeffrey Reddick characters) Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Chelan Simmons, Crystal Lowe, Amanda Crew Elevator Pitch: When Wendy Christensen has a premonition that … Continue reading

American Psycho (2000)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis Director Mary Harron Writers/Script Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherpoon, Samantha Mathis, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe, Cara Seymour, Krista Sutton, Elevator Pitch: Patrick Bateman is one of … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … Continue reading

Friday the 13th (1980)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Director Sean S. Cunningham Writers/Script Victor Miller Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon Elevator Pitch: A group of young counsellors are preparing to reopen Camp Crystal Lake after it has been closed for years, and is reputed to be cursed. They make … Continue reading

The Exorcist (1973)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) X Source of story A real exorcism in Ameica on which the novel by Peter Blatty of the same name is based. Director William Friedkin Writers/Script William Peter Blatty Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge Elevator Pitch: An actress is filming in Washington … Continue reading

Hellraiser (1987)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A screenplay developed from a novella by Barker “The Hellbound Heart”. Director Clive Barker Writers/Script Clive Barker Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman Elevator Pitch: Larry and his wife move into the old family home which has been let go, but squatted in … Continue reading

The Box (2009)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A short story “Button, Button”, by Richard Matheson, first pubished in Playboy in 1970. Director Richard Kelly Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella Elevator Pitch: A married couple, Norma and Arthur Lewis, who have a preteen son, are facing possible hard times … Continue reading

Tonight She Comes (2016)

Duration 1h 24m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, some say riffing on other horror films. Director Matt Stuertz Writers/Script Matt Stuertz Starring Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald, Brock Russell, Cameisha Cotton, Adam Hartley, Dal Nicole, Frankie Ray Elevator Pitch: A man delivering post, with a friend who he leaves in … Continue reading

The Purge 3: Election Year (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The theme from the earlier Purge outings, and the inclusion of one character from the last film. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and so many unknowns that I have chosen not to list any of them, although they did really … Continue reading

Children of the Corn (1984)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A short story b Stephen King Director Fritz Kiersch Writers/Script George Goldsmith Starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong Elevator Pitch: A young couple, Burt and Vicky,  are en route to Seattle and are driving between fields of maise in Nebraska when they run down a … Continue reading

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