The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Directed by John Hough.  Written by Richard Matheson, based on his novel, Hell House.  Starring Roddy McDowall, Pamela Franklin, Gayle Hunnicutt and Clive Revill. Plot: a group of researchers spend a week in the "Mount Everest of Haunted Houses" formerly owned by a serial killer and now haunted by him and his victims. The researchers … Continue reading The Legend of Hell House (1973)

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Rest Stop (2006)

Written and directed by John Shiban.  Starring Jaimie Alexander, Joey Lawrence, Joey Mendicino, Diane Salinger, Curtis Taylor and Nick Orefice. Plot: a young woman is threatened by a serial killer after her boyfriend is abducted at a rest stop. A foolish young woman, Nicole (Alexander) runs away from her family in Texas with her asshole … Continue reading Rest Stop (2006)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Directed by Jonathan Demme.  Written by Ted Tally (based on the Thomas Harris book of the same name).  Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith, Anthony Heald, Frankie Faison, Kasi Lemmons and Chris Isaak. Plot:  Clarice Starling (Foster), an FBI cadet, needs Hannibal Lector's (Hopkins) help to catch another serial killer … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Dark Signal (2016)

Directed by Edward Evers-Swindell.  Written by Evers-Swindell and Antony Jones.  Starring Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, Joanna Ignaczewska  Cinzia Monreale, and Duncan Pow. Plot: three people in a radio station and two people committing a crime have a run in with the same ghost. This movie was very strange, but I like it.  DJ not so … Continue reading Dark Signal (2016)

Summer of 84 (2018)

Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell.  Written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith.  Starring Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer, Shauna Johannesen and Jason Gray-Stanford. Plot: after suspecting that a police officer in their very own neighborhood is a serial killer, four boys set out … Continue reading Summer of 84 (2018)

Cry Wolf (2005)

Directed by Jeff Wadlow.  Written by Wadlow and Beau Bauman.  Starring Lindy Booth, Paul James, Jared Padalecki, Sandra McCoy, Kristy Wu, Julien Morris, Jesse Janzen, Gary Cole, Ethan Cohn, Anna Deavere Smith and Jon Bon Jovi. Plot: eight high school seniors with nothing better to do, create a ruse involving a serial killer known only … Continue reading Cry Wolf (2005)

Hell Fest (2018)

Directed by Gregory Plotkin.  Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, Akela Cooper, Christopher Sey, William Penick and Stephen Susco.  Starring Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Matt Mercurio, Christian James and Tony Todd. Plot: a masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal hunting ground It opens with a death … Continue reading Hell Fest (2018)

Death Valley (1982)

Directed by Dick Richards.  Written by Richard Rothstein.  Starring Catherine Hicks, Wilford Brimley, Edward Herrmann, Peter Billingsley, Stephen McHattie and Paul Le Mat. Plot: a little boy on vacation with his mother runs afoul of a serial killer So, Catherine Hicks, her new beau, Paul Le Mat, and her son, Peter Billingsley, go on a … Continue reading Death Valley (1982)

Fear Itself: Eater (2008)

Directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech, based on a short story by Peter Crowther.  Starring Elisabeth Moss and Russell Hornsby. Plot: 4 officers at a police station have more than they can handle in a serial killer/"eater" The main character reminds me a bit of myself.  She knows a ton … Continue reading Fear Itself: Eater (2008)

Fear Itself: In Sickness and In Health (2008)

Directed by John Landis.  Written by Victor Salva.  Starring Maggie Lawson, James Roday, Marshall Bell, William  B. Davis, Sonja Bennett and Christie Laing. Plot: a bride recieves a note on her wedding day warning her that the person she's marrying is a serial killer The first few weeks of the show were anything, but fun.  … Continue reading Fear Itself: In Sickness and In Health (2008)