Killer Workout (AKA Aerobi-cide) (1987)

Written and directed by David A. Prior. Starring Marcia Karr, David Campbell, Fritz Matthews, Teresa Vander Woude, Richard Bravo and Ted Prior. Plot: Rhonda runs a gym where suddenly people are getting murdered. You probably haven't heard of this movie before and that's a good thing.  It's not the greatest movie in the world. It's … Continue reading Killer Workout (AKA Aerobi-cide) (1987)

Identity (2003)

Directed by James Mangold.  Written by Michael Cooney.  Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Ray Liotta, Clea Duvall, Alfred Molina, Rebecca DeMornay, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jake Busey and Marshall Bell. Plot: people stranded at a Nevada motel during a nasty storm start being killed off one by one. 11 very different people (a cop, a prostitute, … Continue reading Identity (2003)

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)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Directed by Robert Wiene.  Written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz.  Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover and Friedrich Feher. Plot: easy answer - it's about somnambulism, or sleepwalking This silent German movie is hailed as one of the greatest thrillers of all time.  It centers around a crazed doctor who is controlling a … Continue reading The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Visit (2015)

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  Starring Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie and Kathryn Hahn. Plot: 2 siblings visiting their grandparents become disturbed by their odd behavior This won't be a long review because I choose not to give away the ending of this one.  But I can tell you that … Continue reading The Visit (2015)

Case 39 (2009)

Directed by Christian Alvart.  Written by Ray Wright.  Starring Renee Zellweger, Bradley Cooper and Jodelle Ferland. Plot: a social worker (Zellweger) goes into what she believes is an abusive home to rescue a little girl (Ferland) What good can I say about this movie?  Well, the effects were cool, the cast was attractive and adept … Continue reading Case 39 (2009)

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Written and directed by Robert Hiltzik and starring Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet, Mike Kellin and Katherine Kamhi Plot: Shy and awkward Angela is sent to summer camp with a few disturbing secrets and anyone with less than noble intentions will find out the hard way! A bit of a guilty pleasure … Continue reading Sleepaway Camp (1983)