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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...
Damien; Omen 2 (1978) Cast: William Holden, Lee Grant, Robert Foxworth, Jonathan Scott Taylor Director: Don Taylor Nutshell: Entertaining and devilishly silly follow up to the hugely successful The Omen with another cracker of a score by Jerry Goldsmith.   A thoroughly distraught Archeologist cum Bible expert Carl Bugenhagen, the only survivor other than Damien from...
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...
Halloween (2007) Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch Director: Rob Zombie Nutshell: Rob Zombies reinvention of the all time classic Slasher Film   Rob Zombie’s taking on Halloween seemed as asinine a prospect as Gus Van Sant’s painful Psycho, the foul taste of which still lingers after all these years.  However...
Pit, The (1981) Cast: Sam Snyder, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits Director: Lew Leham Nutshell:  A sex obsessed 12 year old kid discovers some new friends in a Pit and kills to feed their appetite while exacting his own personal revenge.   Jamie is a 12-year-old boy with sex on the mind.  He is a...
Up From The Depths (1979) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye. Dir: Charles B. Griffith Synopsis: Monster Fish with a rapacious appetite rampages through an Hawaiian Holiday Resort with devastating consequences. A film forgotten by time, indeed one of the few movies that they haven’t ever bothered to release on DVD let...
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...
Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid Director: Adam Wingard Nutshell:  Apparently Heather may have survived in 1999 so her younger brother sets off with some friends and a couple who drifted out from Cabin Fever to go search for her in the same woods in Burkitsville....
Impulse (1984) Cast: Meg Tilly, Tim Matheson, Bill Paxton, Hume Cronyn Director: Graham Baker Nutshell: great premise where Freud's Id takes over and people of a small community start going stark raving bonkers with more than an edge of nastiness   Impulse contains a very interesting premise and a few good scenes doesn't add up to a complete whole...
Freddy's Revenge: A Nightmare On Elm Street II (1985) Cast:  Mark Patton, Kim Meyers, Robert Englund Director:  Jack Sholder Nutshell:  Freddy returns to wreak revenge as a gay metaphor tormenting a boy himself torn apart by his confused sexuality.   It’s now established as one of modern horror cinemas urban legend that the sequel to...