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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...
Mummy’s Tomb, The (1942) Cast: Lon Chaney, Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox, George Zucco, Wallace Ford, Turhan Bey Director:  Harold Young Nutshell:  mysterious deaths on the Banning Estate thousands of miles from Ananka’s Tomb has the community in grip of mortal fear and reports of a dark, shuffling shadowy figure moving...
The Beast Within (1982) Cast:  Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Don Gordon, R. G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L. Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey Director: Philippe Mora Nutshell:  A woman is raped by a hideous creature and gives birth to a seemingly normal little boy who makes Rosemary's Baby and Damien look positively angelic.   A dark...
Never Take Candy from A Stranger (1960) Cast: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis, Alison Leggatt, Bill Nagy, Janina Faye Director: Cyril Frankel Nutshell: A shocking departure for Hammer into taboo territory but crafted with admirable restraint and maturity. Way ahead of its time.   Never Take Candy from A Stranger is...