Monster (2003) Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern Director: Patti Jenkins Nutshell: The tale of "America's First Serial Killer" expertly portrayed by its lead pair   Monster tells the doomed story of Aileen Wuornos dubbed the world’s first female serial killer following her plunge from a life of abuse, prostitution, lesbianism, alcoholism and...
Devil Within Her, The (1974)  AKA Beyond The Door, AKA Chi Sei Cast: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Elizabeth Turner, David Colin Jr. Director: Oliver Hellman aka Ovidio Assonitis aka Sonia Assonitis aka R. Barrett (?!!!) Nutshell: Diabolical Exorcist rip-off! So tragic it has to be seen to be believed Listen to the Chilling...
Eaten Alive AKA DEATH TRAP (1976) Cast: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns, Robert Englund Director: Tobe Hooper Nutshell: Demented Hotel proprietor keeps his pet Alligator well fed with diet of local lunatics   According to the blurb on the cover of the Disc, Eaten Alive is "long considered the "lost Tobe...
Curse Of Frankenstein, The (1957) Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart Director: Terence Fisher Nutshell: Superlative Hammer version of the classic Frankenstein story "box-office bonanza" - Time Out "okay re-telling of original tale" - Maltin's "outstanding horror picture" - Creature Features "still one of the best" - Blockbuster VIdeo "virtues of performance and style...
Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981) AKA Nightmare Cast: Sharon Smith, Baird Stafford, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben Director: Romano Scavolini Nutshell: infamous, grim and gory shocker was prosecuted as "obscene" in the UK   This early 80’s Psycho-slasher entry ranks with I Spit on Your Grave and Last House on the Left as the most notorious and reviled of...
Dahmer (2002) Cast: Jeremy Renner, Artel Kayaru, Matt Newton, Dion Basco, Bruce Davison Director: David Jacobson Synopsis: Another film about one of history's most notorious serial killers - absolutely not for the squeamish.   This particular take on the exceedingly grim life of notorious gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer comes almost ten years after...
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....
Showgirls (1995) Cast: Elizabeth Berkeley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glen Plummer, Robert Davi Director: Paul Verhoeven Nutshell: Modern masterpiece of cinematic trash - superlative, camp, cult classic "Purely misanthropic" Time Out "Stupefyingly awful movie" Maltin's Everything about Showgirls is risible, the acting, the plot, the script, the dancing, the sex.....its all so outrageously over the...
For Y'ur Height Only (1979) Cast: Weng Weng,  Yehlen Catral, Carmi Martin Director: Raymond Jury Nutshell: Can 2ft 9" Secret Agent "00" save the planet from the ghastly Mr. Giant!?   This totally insane Filipino secret agent movie starts rolling in typical Bond fashion with a sultry female number accompanying the opening credits that...
Evictors, The (1979) Cast: Jessica Harper, Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Sue Ann Langdon Director: Charles B. Pierce Nutshell:  Languidly paced Louisiana set period piece chiller about a couple finding their new home has a history that has returned to haunt them.   This unusual low budget horror film arrived with Halloween already into its...