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Horror – Monsters

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story There is a lot of history, King Kong was originally a 1933 film written by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper from which a book was written. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Writers/Script Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly (story John Gatins) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … 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

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

Beowulf (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the epic English poem. Writers/Script Neil Gaiman, Roger Avery Additional Info The poem itself hangs over English students like a threatening cloud, since it is written in Old English, but at some point they have to study it. The original manuscript, now in … Continue reading

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The earlier outings of this franchise, starting with the original Tremors. Writers/Script Scott Buck Additional Info The characters and the story developed by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Ron Underwood and Nancy Roberts Director S.S. Wilson Starring Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam, August Schellenberg, … Continue reading

The Thing (2011)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Originally a short story “Who Goes There” by John W Campbell Jr published in 1938 and the 1982 film of the same name. This is in fact a prequel to the earlier film Writers/Script Eric Heisserer Additional Info The 1982 film shows the ruins of a … Continue reading

The Relic (1997)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Writer/s Script Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Director Peter Hyams Starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore Elevator Pitch A box apparently containing nothing but leaves is … Continue reading

Colossal (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Nacho Vigalondo Director Nacho Vigalondo Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Christine Lee Elevator Pitch A young woman, out of work, whose life seems to consist of all night drunks is ousted by her boyfriend … Continue reading

Tremors

Released 1990 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script S.S.Wilson, Brent Maddock Writer/s story S.S.Wilson, Brent Maddock, Ron Underwood Director Ron Underwood Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Finn Carter, Reba McEntire, Tony Genaro Elevator Pitch The inhabitants of the tiny desert town of Perfection are beseiged by a number … Continue reading

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