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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

The Triangle (2001 TV Movie)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A not very original teleplay Director Lewis Teague Writers/Script Ted Humphreys (story Ted Humpreys, Bing Howenstein) Starring Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia d’Abo, Dorian Harewood Elevator Pitch: A group of young men with the girlfriend of one of them, embark on a charter boat for the … Continue reading

The Purge (2013)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to have been an episode from Star Trek in 1967, which inspired the writer/director. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield Elevator Pitch: In America in 2022 under the political rule of the … Continue reading

Primeval (2007)

Elevator Pitch A TV station sends a newsman and his photographer, accompanied by a female animal expert to Burundi to capture an enormous crocodile which has been eating the local population. They assemble a cage and settle down to wait with a couple of local white hunters, but it turns out that the croc is … Continue reading

Gothika (2003)

Elevator Pitch Dr Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist in a large high security psychiatric hospital, where her husband is the chief of the department. While driving home on a dark rainy night she is directed by the police to take an alternative route, and after crossing a wooden bridge swerves intoa ditch to avoid a … Continue reading

The Purge 2: Anarchy (2014)

Elevator Pitch It is the night of the purge, a 12 hour period between  seven pm and seven am when the law is suspended and killers roam the streets of LA. For a variety of reasons a heavily armed man on a mission links up with a mother and daughter and a young married couple, … Continue reading

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Elevator Pitch A young doctor arrives at the gate of a gloomy Victorian mansion in an isolated location, and is welcomed by the superintendent of what is a small asylum where the residents seem to be free to indulge in their madness, whatever it is. Amongst the patients is an attractive woman who gives every … Continue reading

Deep Rising (1998)

Elevator Pitch A new cruise ship is disabled in mid ocean while a ex-military torpedo boat comes alongside allowing armed mercenaries to board, with the intention of taking it over. They find that the ship is deserted except for a female thief who has been shut up in a store and the owner with a … Continue reading

Hereditary (2018)

Elevator Pitch. When the younger of two children is beheaded in a bizaar car accident the family, already struggling after the death of the wife’s mother, is thrown into chaos, and the situation takes an even darker turn when Annie, the wife, is introduced to a technique which allows her to contact the dead child … Continue reading

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