FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) Reviews and overview

While writing the script for Cloak & Dagger, Tom Holland amused himself when he conceived the idea of a horror-movie fan becoming convinced that his next door neighbor was a vampire, but he didn’t initially think this premise was enough to sustain a story. “What’s he gonna do,” Holland asked, “because everybody’s gonna think he’s mad!”

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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THINNER (1996) Reviews and overview

‘Let the curse fit the crime.’ Thinner – aka Stephen King’s Thinner – is a 1996 American body horror film directed by Tom Holland (Rock Paper Dead; Child’s Play; Fright Night) from a screenplay …

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MANIAC COP (1988) Reviews and overview

‘You have the right to remain silent… forever’ Maniac Cop is a 1988 American horror feature film directed by William Lustig (Uncle Sam; Relentless; Maniac) from a screenplay by producer …

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OUIJA HOUSE (2017) Reviews and overview

‘The house always wins’ Ouija House is a 2017 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Ben Demaree (Hansel vs Gretel) from a screenplay by Justin Hawkins and producer Jeff Miller (ClownTown; …

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THE PUPPET MASTERS (1994) Reviews and overview

‘Trust no one’ The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction horror feature film directed by Stuart Orme (The Wolves of Willoughby Chase) from a screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and David S. Goyer (The …

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KNUCKLEBONES (2016) Reviews and overview

‘Roll the bones and say his name you’ll wish you didn’t play the game’ Knucklebones is a 2016 supernatural American horror feature film written and directed by Mitch Wilson, making his feature …

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PSYCHO II (1983) Reviews and overview

Psycho II is a 1983 American slasher horror feature film directed by Richard Franklin (Link; Roadgames; Patrick) from a screenplay written by Tom Holland (Rock, Paper, Scissors; Child’s Play; Fright Night). It is obviously the belated …

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Books

The following books on cult, horror and sci-fi cinema are available for offline reading: A | B | C | D | E  | F | G | H | …

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THE OTHER (1972) Reviews and overview

‘Holland – where is the baby?’ The Other is a 1972 psychological horror feature film directed by Robert Mulligan, adapted for the screen by Tom Tryon, from his bestselling novel. …

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TARANTULA (1955) Reviews and overview

‘Giant spider strikes! Crawling terror 100 feet high!’ Tarantula is a 1955 American science-fiction horror film directed by Jack Arnold (The Incredible Shrinking Man; Creature from the Black Lagoon; It Came from …

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