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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

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