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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

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A story by Susan Hill, which became a stage play and then a film “The Woman in Black”. Director Tom Harper Writers/Script Jon Croker Starring Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Elevator Pitch: A group of children seeking safety from the WW II blitz are sent … Continue reading

Piranha 3D (2010)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A riff on the original “Piranha” from 1978. Director Alexandre Aja Writers/Script Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Elizabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Eli Roth, Jerry O’Connell, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele, Elevator Pitch: During a spring break event on … Continue reading

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Although a prequel, the creepy doll from the earlier film. Director David F. Sandberg Writers/Script Gary Dauberman Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson Elevator Pitch: Samuel Mullins is a dollmaker and while he is constructing a particularly large, and … Continue reading

Below (2002)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Twohy Writers/Script Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky, David Twohy Starring Bruce Greenwood, Dexter Fletcher, Olivia Williams, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Flemyng, Zach Galifianakis, Elevator Pitch: The USS Tiger Shark, a submarine in WWII, picks up three survivors from a British ship sunk by … Continue reading

Hell Girl (2018)

Duration 1h 21m Rating (UK) Not released in UK Source of story An original screenplay, although echoes of “Friday the 13th” Director Lawrence Riggins Writers/Script Lawrence Riggins Starring Tara Westwood, Tom Sizemore, Diana Lu Elevator Pitch: A group of TV ghost hunters arrive at a lakeside summer camp, which has the usual group of huts … Continue reading

Nightmare Cinema (2018)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Five original screenplays Director The Thing in the Woods – Alejandro Brugués, Miran – Joe Dante, Mashit – Ryûhei Kitamura,  This Way to Egress – David Slade, Dead – Mick Garris Writers/Script Sandra Becerril, Alejando Brugués, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mick Garris, Richard Christian Matheson, David Slade Starring Mickey Rourke, Sarah … Continue reading

Halloween 11: Halloween (2018)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story The original 1978 film (Important, despite all the others) Director David Gordon Green Writers/Script Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green (characters John Carpenter, Debra Hill Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Jefferson Hall Elevator Pitch: It … Continue reading

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

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