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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

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto Elevator Pitch: A trio of young people who have been robbing houses in Detroit, using keys held by the father of one who is a security … Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Director James Wan Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a … Continue reading

Annabelle (2014)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A screenplay derived from a previous film. Director John R. Leonetti Writers/Script Gary Dauberman Starring Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Afre Woodard. Elevator Pitch: When a young doctor, John Form,  presents his pregnant wife with an antique porcelain doll, of considerable size, strange things begin to happen, … Continue reading

Midsommar (2019)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Ari Aster Writers/Script Ari Aster Starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, Vilheim Blomgren Elevator Pitch: Pelle, a student in America who has been brought up in a commune in Northern Sweden, invites three fellow students, Christian, Josh and … Continue reading

Annabelle (3) Comes Home

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story It is a riff on the activities of Ed and Lorraine Warren who were actual paranormal investigators (controversially) back in the 1960s and 70s America. Director Gary Dauberman Writers/Script Gary Dauberman (story by James Wan) Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, … Continue reading

Saw II (2005)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay adapted to suit the “Saw Universe”. Director Darren Lynn Bousman Writers/Script Leigh Whannell, Darren Lynn Bousman Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Elevator Pitch: As a result of a bizarr execution the police are led to a factory site where Jigsaw awaits … Continue reading

The Amityville Horror (2005)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel by Jay Anson published in 1977 inspired the events of 1974 when Ronald DeFeo Jr shot and killed six members of his family and the subsequent occupation of the house by the Lutz family. Director Andrew Douglas Writers/Script Scott Kosar (Sandor Stern the earlier … Continue reading

The Babadook (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay derived from a short film Monster by the same writer/director Director Jennifer Kent Writers/Script Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney Elevator Pitch: The irrational behaviour of  Amelia’s son, due it seems to an obsession with a shadowy monster, results in … Continue reading

Us (2019)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently inspired by an episode of The Twilight Zone Director Jordan Peele Writers/Script Jordan Peele Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elizabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker Elevator Pitch: A middle class African American family on a vacation near Santa Barbara, spend the day on the beach adjacent to … Continue reading

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