When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)

Written and directed by Fred Walton.  Starring Carol Kane, Charles Durning and Jill Schoelen, Kevin McNulty and Gene Lythgow. Plot: Jill (Kane) is back and this time she's helping another babysitter, Julia (Schoelen) who is being stalked. If you haven't seen the first one, don't watch this one till you do.  And don't read the … Continue reading When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)


When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Directed by Fred Walton.  Written by Walton and Steve Feke.  Starring Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley and Carmen Argenziano. Plot: it's the classic urban legend about the babysitter and the man upstairs. If you don't know this story, find this movie and watch it immediately.  We don't know where you've been, but … Continue reading When A Stranger Calls (1979)

The Rig (2010)

Directed by Peter Atencio.  Written by Scott Martin, C.W. Fallin, Lori Chavez and Marilee A. Benson.  Starring William Forsythe, Stacey Hinnen, Sarah D'Laine, Marcus T. Paulk, Carmen Gloria, Robert Zachar, Art LaFleur, Scott Martin and Daniel Benson (Marilee's son). Plot: in the midst of a tropical storm, the crew of an oil rig fight to … Continue reading The Rig (2010)

The Burning (1981)

Directed by Tony Maylam.  Written by Maylam, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Brad Grey and Peter Lawrence.  Starring Lou David, Jason Alexander, Brian Backer, Fisher Stevens, Holly Hunter, Ned Eisenberg, Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres and Larry Joshua. Plot: horribly burned by a prank gone wrong, a man stalks and kills teenagers at summer camp. At Camp … Continue reading The Burning (1981)

The Mutilator (1984) (AKA Fall Break)

Directed by Buddy Cooper and John Douglass.  Written by Cooper himself.  Starring Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines and Jack Chatham. Plot: a teenager who accidentally committed matricide when he was younger, has his father stalk and try to kill he and his friends. As a child, Ed Jr. (Mitler) is … Continue reading The Mutilator (1984) (AKA Fall Break)

The Other Side of Door (2016)

Directed by Johannes Roberts.  Written by Roberts and Ernest Riera.  Starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Logan Creran and Javier Botet. Plot: after Maria (Callies) loses her son, Oliver (Creran) in a horrific accident, she finds out that she may be able to speak with him one last time, but of course, she … Continue reading The Other Side of Door (2016)

Treehouse (2019)

Directed by James Roday.  Written by Roday and Todd Harthan.  Starring Jimmi Simpson, Julianna Guill, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Amanda Walsh, Kylie Rogers, Sutton Foster, Mary McCormack, Michael Weston, Nancy Lincon Charles, Cyrina Fiallo and Maggie Lawson. Plot: a celebrity chef, dodging responsibility and a scandal, goes to his family's vacation home in the woods where … Continue reading Treehouse (2019)

Pitch Black (2000)

Directed by David Twohy.  Written by Twohy, Ken Wheat and Jim Wheat.  Starring Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David and Claudia Black. Plot: a ship crashes on a planet inhabited by bloodthirsty creatures that only come out at night. This movie is about the future.  This movie is about vampire type creatures.  This … Continue reading Pitch Black (2000)