Hi Diddle Riddle / Smack in the Middle (1966)Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Frank Gorshin, Jill. St. John, Neil Hamilton, Alan Napier, Madge BlakeDirector: Robert ButlerNutshell: The dastardly Riddler is back in Gotham City and has Batman & Robin in a deadly spin that threatens...
Child's Play (2019)Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Tim Matheson, Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Carlease Burke, Amro MajzoubDirector: Lars Klevberg Nutshell: Witty, Nasty, Bloody, Pacy... a highly entertaining reboot of the 1988 classic. Remaining a die-hard Child’s...
Stranglers of Bombay, The (1959) Cast:  Guy Rolfe, Andrew Cruickshank, Allan Cuthbertson, George Pastell, Jan Holden Director: Terence Fisher Nutshell:  strange reflection the Indian uprising against the colonials in a highly dubious if unintentional manner. Particularly fascinating if somewhat awkward is the very slanted depiction of everything Indian.   Stranglers of Bombay was first...
Halloween (1978) Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Nancy Loomis, PJ Soles, Charles Cyphers Director:  John Carpenter Nutshell:  Carpenter’s brilliance had audiences gripped world wide as this tiny independent film starring nobody went on to become one of the most successful indie films of all time. (The animated poster is borrowed courtesy of...
Meg, The (2018) Cast: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing,  Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis,  Winston Chao, Shuya Sophia Cai, Ruby Rose. Director: John Turtletaub Nutshell: Deep Sea researchers unleash a monster unlike any seen by humanity. Grab your popcorn, switch your brain off - summertime is here. Meg, a best-selling novel from the early 90s has...
Thank God It's Friday (1978) Cast:  Donna Summer, Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, The Commodores, Paul Jabara, Director:  Robert Klane Nutshell:  Its the Disco Boom of 1978 and all the squares and geeks are heading to new newly opened Zoo which functions as the Tinder/Grindr for the Disco Generation.   1978 was synonymous with Studio...
Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) Cast: Brooke Shields, Linda Miller, Paula Shepherd, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Mildred Clinton Director: Alfred Sole Nutshell: Intriguing and often startling and stylish slasher film, several cuts above the usual thing. Lovingly crafted and executed.   As 1961 rolled in Patterson, New Jersey was experiencing some hard times for a...
Bat People, The (1974) Cast: Stewart Moss, Marianne McAndrew, Michael Pataki, Paul Carr, Arthur Space Director: Jerry Jameson Nutshell: Randy scientist gets bitten by a bat and rather than turn into a superhero, he starts mutating into something rather unsavoury leaving his poor loving wife traumatized. Blissfully happy middle-aged couple troop off for...
Mummy’s Curse, The (1945) Cast: Lon Chaney, Dennis Moore, Kay Harding, Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Addison Richards Director: Leslie Goodwins Nutshell: Death stalks the sleepy town of Mapleton once more as we find that “Draining The Swamp” has some deadly after effects and the arrival of a weird foreigner is always an ominous...
Mummy’s Ghost, The (1944) Cast: Lon Chaney, John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, Barton Maclane, George Zucco Director: Reginald Le Borg Nutshell: More Taana leaves, shuffling Mummies, ancient Curses and nasty foreigners spoiling the peace and calm of pristine Mapleton, Massachusetts.   The Mummy franchise sprouted a third sequel with the release of 1944’s...