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CLINT EASTWOOD AND JESSICA WALTER IN 'PLAY MISTY FOR ME'

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Clint Eastwood in PLAY MISTY FOR ME Year: 1971 Rating: ***1/2 Clint Eastwood, in moving from actor to director and combining both... directi...

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CANVASING THE UNIQUE CAPER OF 'THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT'

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Title: THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT Director: Michael Cimino Stars: Clint Eastwood Year: 1974 Score: **** There's a quote in the 1974 cu...

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JOHN CARPENTER'S TV-MOVIE THRILLER 'SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME!'

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Title Sequence for Someone's Watching Me YEAR: 1978 Rating: *** After John Carpenter hit surprise bombshell with the horror/slasher HALL...

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ALICE KRIGE & BRIAN KRAUSE IN STEPHEN KING'S 'SLEEPWALKERS'

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Title: SLEEPWALKERS Year: 1992 Rating: *** Stephen King found himself a worthy future director in Mick Garris for the TV mini-series THE S...

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STEPHEN KING'S OTHER HORROR ANTHOLOGY FILM 'CAT'S EYE'

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Robert Hays stuck again in a very high place for CAT'S EYES Year: 1985 Rating: ***1/2 Iconic horror author Stephen King, backing his sec...

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BITING INTO STEPHEN KING'S WEREWOLF HORROR 'SILVER BULLET'

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Title: SILVER BULLET Year: 1985 Rating: **** Stephen King famously hates Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING because it's not Kubrick'...

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER 'THE RUNNING MAN' RICHARD DAWSON

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Richard Dawson & Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE RUNNING MAN 1987 Score: **** There was a stretch between the first two TERMINATOR films w...

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JOHN CARPENTER DIRECTS STEPHEN KING'S KILLER CAR 'CHRISTINE'

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Title: Christine YEAR: 1983 Rates: **** John Carpenter's most sparse and subtle horror film, and based on Stephen King's multi-pers...

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MOTIVATION OF JACK NICHOLSON: CRAZY FOR 'THE SHINING'

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Article on the madness of King Jack Nicholson and Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING from 1980 Thanks to the famous image o...

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TOBE HOOPER DIRECTS THE TV VAMPIRE MOVIE OF 'SALEM'S LOT'

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David Soul in SALEM'S LOT Year: 1979 Rating: ****1/2 Although groundbreaking horror/exploitation director Tobe Hooper is best known for...

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SYLVESTER STALLONE AND RUTGER HAUER IN 'NIGHTHAWKS'

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TITLE: NIGHT HAWKS YEAR: 1981 RATING: ***1/2 In any crime flick, the villain moves into the hero's territory, like, say, in the case of ...

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SYLVESTER STALLONE STARRING AND DIRECTING 'ROCKY II'

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Title: ROCKY II year: 1979 Starring/Director: Sylvester Stallone RATING: ***1/2 It seems like the last person who gets credit for the origin...

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DUTIFULLY DEFENDING THE DEADLY DISASTER OF 'JAWS 3D'

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Title: JAWS 3D Year: 1983 Rating: *** Just when you thought it was safe to go back... to Sea World!? A Deadly New Attraction, indeed, and w...

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ROY SCHEIDER FOR MORE A MORE THRILLER THAN CHILLER 'JAWS 2'

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Title: JAWS 2 Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 Grading on the dorsal curve of the Steven Spielberg classic, this sequel feels like a would-be pilo...

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FRANCO NERO IN ENZO G. CASTELLARI'S 'THE SHARK HUNTER'

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Title: THE SHARK HUNTER Year: 1979 Rating: *** Actually more similar to Cornel Wilde's SHARKS' TREASURE from 1975, the same year...

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VICTOR MATURE DIVES INTO JERRY HOPPER'S 'THE SHARKFIGHTERS'

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Title: THE SHARKFIGHTERS Year: 1955 Rating: **** THE SHARKFIGHTERS is but an ingredient of what would make a bonafide World War II movie&#...

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BITING INTO THE DESERVED BLASPHEMY OF 'JAWS THE REVENGE'

BITING INTO THE DESERVED BLASPHEMY OF 'JAWS THE REVENGE' BITING INTO THE DESERVED BLASPHEMY OF 'JAWS THE REVENGE'

Title: JAWS THE REVENGE Year: 1987 Rating: * If you don't count CADDYSHACK II, the fourth JAWS... tag-titled JAWS: THE REVENGE... takes...

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MARK STEVENS & JOANNE DRU IN THE NEO NOIR 'SEPTEMBER STORM'

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Pulpy poster featuring a lovely painted lovely actress Joanne Dru for SEPTEMBER STORM Year: 1960 Rating: *** Directed by underrated WAR ...

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CORNEL WILDE IN 'SHARKS' TREASURE' WITH YAPHET KOTTO

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Title: SHARK'S TREASURE Year: 1975 Rating: **** Cornel Wilde's SHARKS' TREASURE, a Neo Noir in the Ernest Hemingway tradition ...

DOUBLE TRIAD FROM STEVEN SPIELBERG'S MASTERPIECE 'JAWS'

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Defining the three leads of JAWS Year: 1975 Rating: ***** Never has a motion picture made such perfect use of three acts, and three main ch...

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SUSAN GEORGE IN 'TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK' W/ JENNIFER ASHLEY

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Title: TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK Year: 1977 Rating: **1/2 If the sexually-driven/dream-vacationing ménage à trois of SUMMER LOVERS were a 1970...

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WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH'

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Year: 1976 Someone already pointed out that MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH is a hybrid of JAWS and a cult classic about a young man with a twisted...

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WILLIAM SMITH DRIVES 'SCORCHY' STARRING CONNIE STEVENS

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William Smith in SCORCHY Year: 1976 Rating: **** The cult exploitation SCORCHY is actually a b-movie revamp of THE FRENCH CONNECTION about u...

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OLIVIA HUSSEY IN BOB CLARK'S CULT SLASHER 'BLACK CHRISTMAS'

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Olivia Hussey in BLACK CHRISTMAS Year: 1974 Rating: **1/2 In the case of Bob Clark's 1974 cult-horror BLACK CHRISTMAS, Christmas comes b...

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BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED'

BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED' BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED'

Title: GETTING WASTED aka SOFT EXPLOSTION Year: 1980 Rating: *** Plenty of wild-party-flicks came out in the wake of ANIMAL HOUSE, and GETTI...

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FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA'

FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA' FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA'

Poster Artwork for CULT OF THE COBRA Year: 1955 Rating: **** The kind of Horror flick epitomizing the "Body Count" aspect since, a...