When A Stranger Calls (2006)

Directed by Simon West.  Written by Jake Wade Wall.  Starring Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg, Brian Geraghty, Tessa Thompson and the voice of Lance Henriksen. Plot: a babysitter is stalked by a lunatic. While this remake is not as good as the original, we still really liked it and actually do own it, so … Continue reading When A Stranger Calls (2006)

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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 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)

Poltergeist (2015)

Directed by Gil Kenan.  Written by David Lindsay-Abaire (based on the 1982 movie).  Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jane Adams, Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, and the so cute Kennedi Clements. Plot: a family moves into a house built on a cemetery and surprise! it's haunted. An out of work father, gets his family into a … Continue reading Poltergeist (2015)

Poltergeist (1982)

Written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor Directed by Tobe Hooper Starring Craig T Nelson, Jo Beth Williams, Zelda Rubinstein and James Karen Plot: a family's house is haunted because, they only moved the headstones but not the bodies!! This movie is an absolute classic! Watch it for the adorable Zelda Rubinstein alone. … Continue reading Poltergeist (1982)

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Directed by Amy Jones.  Written by Rita Mae Brown.  Starring Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso, Andree Honore, Brinke Stevens, Jennifer Meyers, Joseph Alan Johnson, David Millbern, Pamela Roylance and Gina Smika Hunter. Plot: a slumber party is ruined by an escaped mental patient with a portable drill. A girl's basketball team is … Continue reading The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Waxwork (1988)

Written and directed by Anthony Hickox.  Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Michelle Johnson and Miles O'Keeffe. Plot: the owner of a wax museum uses his exhibits to unleash evil into the world. I remember loving this movie when I was a kid.  Sadly, it doesn't completely hold up as … Continue reading Waxwork (1988)

The Crawling Eye: The Trollenberg Terror (1958)

Directed by Quentin Lawrence.  Written by Jimmy Sangster and Peter Key.  Starring Forrest Tucker, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro, Lawrence Payne and Warren Mitchell. Plot: a series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud So, people in Trollenberg are losing their heads and Anne (Munro), an outsider, wants … Continue reading The Crawling Eye: The Trollenberg Terror (1958)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Directed by William Castle.  Written by Robb White.  Starring Vincent Price, Richard Long, Carol Ohmart, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum and Alan Marshal. Plot: a millionaire offers five people $10,000 to spend the night in a haunted house An eccentric millionaire (Price) invites five people desperate for money to a haunted house, promising … Continue reading House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Directed by Adrian Lyne.  Written by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Eric La Salle, Ving Rhames, Brent Hinkley, S. Epatha Merkerson and Macaulay Culkin. Plot: after returning home from the Vietnam War, Jacob Singer (Robbins) begins having flashbacks and hallucinations and descends into … Continue reading Jacob’s Ladder (1990)