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Monsters (2010)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gareth Edwards Writers/Script Gareth Edwards Starring Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able and a lot of locals in Central America. Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 91,704 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 73% by 159 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: In on screen info we … Continue reading

Elevator (2012)

Duration 1h 24m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not rated, Germany: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Stig Svendsen Writers/Script Marc Rosenberg Starring Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight, Joey Slotnick, Devin Ratray, Tehmina Sunny Ratings IMDb: 5.3/10 by 6215 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 50% by 4 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10 . Elevator Pitch: (Joke?) … Continue reading

The 4th Floor (1999)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Josh Klausner Writers/Script Josh Klausner Starring Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall, Austin Pendleton, Tobin Bell,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 5064 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 3 reviewers. Review2view 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Jane moves into a rent controlled apartment … Continue reading

Fallen (1998)

Duration 2h 04m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Ireland: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gregory Hoblit Writers/Script Nicholas Kazan Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini, Elias Koteas,  Ratings IMDb: 7/10 by 80,581 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 57 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: John Hobbes is a Philadelphia … Continue reading

Ghost Rider (2007)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story Ghost Rider is a chacter in Marvel comics Director Mark Steven Johnson Writers/Script Mark Steven Johnson Starring Peter Fonda, Nicholas Cage, Donal Logue, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliot,  Ratings IMDb: 5.3/10 by 232,857 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 26% by 140 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Scream (2022)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story The previous four outings – sort of, the characters created by Kevin Williamson Director Matt Bettinelli, Tyler Gillett Writers/Script James Vanderbildt, Guy Busick Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Skeet Ulrich, Dylan Minnette Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by … Continue reading

Armed Response (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Stockwell Writers/Script Matt Savelioni Starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Seth Rollins,  Ratings IMDb: 3.7/10 by 2549 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 12 reviewers. Review2view: 1/10 Elevator Pitch: Gabriel is a computer expert, living a more or … Continue reading

Aftershock (2012)

R2V Summary Only a watch if you like violence, blood and gore. Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay inspired by a 2010 Chile earthquake Director Nicolás López Writers/Script Nicolás López, Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Natasha Yarovenko, Nocolás Martínez, … Continue reading

Doom (2005)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A film based on the computer game Doom II Director Andrzej Bartkowiak Writers/Script Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick Starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dexter Fletcher, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparel, Razaaq Adoti, Doug Jones,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 111k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 18% by … Continue reading

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A further development of the first film, with characters developed by Peter Atkins Director Jack Sholder Writers/Script Jack Sholder Starring Holly Fields, Andrew Divoff, Paul Johansson, Oleg Vidov, Rhino Michaels, Bokeem Woodbine Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 8.4k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 9% by 11 … Continue reading

Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A new use of the Hellraiser environment created by Clive Barker Director Anthony Hickox Writers/Script Peter Atkins Starring Kevin Bernhardt, Terry Farrell, Paula Marchall, Doug Bradley, Ashley Lawrence,  Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 28,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 42% by 19 critics. Elevator Pitch: Pinhead … Continue reading

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story The film follows the basic theme of the previous Final Destinations. Director James Wong Writers/Script Glen Morgan James Wong Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson, Amanda Crew,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 10,133 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 116 reviewers.. Elevator … Continue reading

The New Daughter (2009)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16 Source of story A short story by John Connolly Director Luiso Berdejo Writers/Script John Travis Starring Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis Ratings IMDb: 5.3 by 15,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 9 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: John James is a divorced author who moves into a … Continue reading

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15 Source of story The first of these two films. This carrying on straight from the first. Director John Krasinski Writers/Script John Krasinski Starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Djimon Housou Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 75,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 91% by 314 … Continue reading

Wishmaster 4: The Prophesy Fulfilled (2002)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story The first three films, chracters created by Peter Atkins Director Chris Angel Writers/Script John Benjamin Martin Starring Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Trucco, Jason Thompson, John Novak Ratings IMDb: 4.0 by 3500 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 5 critics . Elevator Pitch: In this version … Continue reading

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, South Africa: 10  Source of story The original 1960s TV show, which is the origin of three of the four stories. Director John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller Writers/Script John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Melissa Matheson, Jerome Boxiby, Rod Serling,  Robert Garland, Starring Dan … Continue reading

Housebound (2014)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gerard Johnstone Writers/Script Gerard Johnstone Starring Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ryan Lampp Ratings IMDb: 6.8 by 32,508 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 95% by 42 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kylie is a wayward young woman, who after … Continue reading

Hollow Man (2000)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A possible version of H.G. Wells’s The Invisible Man Director Paul Verhoeven Writers/Script Andrew W. Marlowe Starring Elizabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, William Devane, Rhona Mitra,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 125,193 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Final Destination (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R  Source of story An original screenplay, apparently originally written as an X-Files episode. Director James Wong Writers/Script James Wong, Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick Starring Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Chad Donella, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Amanda Detmer Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 234,098 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Cave (2005)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay  Director Bruce Hunt Writers/Script Michael Steinberg, Tegan West,  Starring Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Kieran Darcy-Smith Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 35,957 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 12% by 111 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: A bunch of scientists and … Continue reading

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain 12,  Source of story A very unlikely riff on the Frankenstein universe but apparently based on a Kevin Grevious graphic novel. Director Stuart Beattie Writers/Script Stuart Beattie, Kevin Grevioux Mary Shelley (characters) Starring Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 78,640 … Continue reading

Decoys 2: Alien Seduction

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R: Spain: 18. Source of story It is a sequel, virtually a continuation of the original “Decoys”. Director Jeffery Lando Writers/Script Miguel Tejada-Flores Starring Corey Sevier, Dina Meyer, Tobin Bell Ratings IMDb: 4.6 by 2246 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No professional review. Elevator Pitch: We know from the get-go, due … Continue reading

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story Directly following on from Cabin Fever 1 with different characters. Director Ti West Writers/Script Joshua Maikin (story Randy Pearistein, Ti West) Starring Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Alexi Wasser Ratings IMDb: 4.3 by 12,903 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No Rating Elevator Pitch: When a disasterous flesh eating … Continue reading

American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story The characters and to an extent the events in AWIL Director Anthony Waller Writers/Script Tim Burns, Tom Stern, Anthony Waller and apparently about a dozen other unnamed writers (characters John Landis) Starring Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Phil Buckman, Julie Bowen, Pierre Cosso,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Final Destination 4 (2009)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 13. Source of story Follows the basic concept of the other films of the franchise. Director David R. Ellis Writers/Script Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick Starring Nick Zano, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Shantel VanSanten, Haley Webb, Bobby Campo,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 96,366 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 28% … Continue reading

Campfire Stories (1997)

Duration 1h 28m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story Apparently development sof urban ledgends. Director Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel, Writers/Script Martin Kunert, Eric Manes, Matt Cooper Starring James Marsden, Amy Smart, Jennifer MacDonald, Ron Livingston, Devon Odessa, Alex McKenna, Jacinda Barrett Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 3,688 people. Rotten Tomatoes: Not reviewed. … Continue reading

The Wicker Man 2 (2006)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18?? Source of story A riff on the original 1973 film written by Anthony Shaffer Director Neil LaBute Writers/Script Neil LaBute Starring Nicholas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Ratings IMDb: 3.7 by 63,826 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 107 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A motor cycle patrolman … Continue reading

Splinter (2008)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Singapore: R21 Source of story An original screenplay Director Toby Wilkins Writers/Script Ian Short, Kai Barry Starring Charles Baker, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs, Laurel Whitsett Ratings IMDb:  6.1 by 33,075 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 73% by 37 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A couple are waylaid by … Continue reading

Gallowwalkers (2012)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Goth Writers/Script Joanne Reay, Andrew Goth, Starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix,  Ratings IMDb: 3.6 by 7113 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No grading. Elevator Pitch: In a bleak desert location a group of what appear to be … Continue reading

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Duration 2h 14m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16, Denmark: 15. Source of story The history of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators in America, and the first film. Director James Wan, Writers/Script Chan Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney, … Continue reading

Stigmata (1999)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, most other countries: 16 Source of story An original screenplay Director Rupert Wainwright Writers/Script Tom Lazarus, Rick Ramage Starring Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long,   Ratings IMDb:  6.2 by 63,739 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 22% by 91 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Frankie Paige a fun loving young woman … Continue reading

Candy Stripers (2006)

Duration 1h 29m Ratings No UK release. USA: R, Source of story Possibly inspired by a 1978 porno movie of the same name. Director Kate Robbins Writers/Script Jill Garson, Kate Robbins Starring Brian Lloyd, Tori White, Deanna Brooks, Nicole Rayburn plus more than 25 additional young woman as Candy Stripers. Ratings IMDb:  3.2 by 1242 people. … Continue reading

The Forest (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16. Source of story An original screenplay inspired by the existence of the actual Aokigahara forest Director Jason Zada Writers/Script Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketal Starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Ratings IMDb:  4.8 by 39,464. Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 137 reviewers. Elevator … Continue reading

The Terror (1963)

Duration 1h 21m Ratings UK: X, USA: TV-PG, later mostly 12 when  on video Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman,. Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson Writers/Script Leo Gordon, Jack Hill, Roger Corman Starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann, Jonathan Haze … Continue reading

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain:18, Thailand: Banned. Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Levine Writers/Script Jacob Forman Starring Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Michael Welsh, Whitney Able, Edwin Hodge, Aaron Himelstein, Luke Grimes, Melissa Price  Ratings IMDb:  5.5 by 31,014 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 67 reviewers Elevator Pitch: Mandy Lane … Continue reading

The Shining (1980)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, most countries: 16  Source of story Loosley based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Diane johnson Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Phillip Stone, Joe Turkel, Lia Beldam,   Ratings IMDb: 8.4 by 871,203 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Bad Nun (2018)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, same in three other countries. Source of story An original screenplay – originally called The Watcher Director Scott Jeffrey Writers/Script Scott Jeffrey Starring Becca Hirani, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Patsy Prince, Mika Hockman, Lucy Chappell Ratings IMDb: 4.5 by 764 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews Elevator Pitch: Aesha is sent by … Continue reading

Wishmaster (1997)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, some places 16. Source of story An original screenplay Director Robert Kurtzman,  Writers/Script Peter Atkins, Starring Angus Scrimm, Andrew Divoff, Robert Eglund,  Tammy Lauren,  Elevator Pitch: Somewhere between the world, heaven and hell live the djinns, creatures who would if they could, inhabit the earth. In series of … Continue reading

The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK:  TV Movie. USA: TV-PG Source of story Based on an earlier film and a novel by Florence Engel Randall Director Melissa Joan Hart Writers/Script Scott Abbott Starring Angelica Huston, Tallulah Evans, Nicholas Galitzine, Rufus Wright, Melania Gutteridge Elevator Pitch: An American family take up residence in a house in Wales, the … Continue reading

Night of the Demon (1957)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) PG Source of story While not being exactly the same follows the story of “The Casting of the Runes” by M.R.James Director Jacques Tourneur Writers/Script Charles Bennett, Hal E. Chester Starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Maurice Denham, Brian Wilde, Elevator Pitch: An American psychologist, Dr John Holden is recruited to … Continue reading