Series die te goed waren voor het grote publiek, en daarom al na een jaar (of minder) werden opgedoekt:
VS 1989, James Cameron
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
VS 1995, Abel Ferrara
Kathleen Conklin was just a normal student attending college. While walking home one night she is dragged off the street and bitten by a strange woman. Soon Kathleen goes from being a normal student to being a vampire. Kathleen’s need for blood is similar to a drug addict’s need for drugs, and we watch as she goes from one fix to the next.
Japan 1988, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project knowned as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activist, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo’s supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago.
UK/Canada 2009, Nick Willing
Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts
GB 1979, Ridley Scott
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt
VS 1986, James Cameron
Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn
VS 1992, David Fincher
Sigourney Weaver, Charles B. Dutton, Charles Dance
VS 1997, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif
VS/F 1994, Hal Hartley
Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn
Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember that he used to be a vicious pornographer, responsible for turning his young wife, Sofia, into the world’s most notorious porn queen. Sofia’s on the run, convinced she’s killed him. Together, Isabelle and Thomas set out to discover his past, a past waiting to catch up with him.
VS 1987, Alan Parker
Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. As he begins to investigate, all the people he contacts concerning Johnny are killed in mysterious ways. As he finds out more about himself and his client he discovers that he is fighting for his very existence and is forced to deal with the devil himself.
DK 2000, Erik Wedersøe
Hongarije 1982, Károly Makk
Tragische liefdesrelatie tussen twee vrouwen in het Hongaarse journalistenmilieu, jaren vijftig.
Duitsland 1997, Rainer Kaufmann
Hella is around 30 and works in a pharmacy. She is waiting for the right man to step into her life, but as she has a certain affinity for losers, she is kind of disillusionized. When she gets to know Levin, a dentist student who likes cars most, her dreams seem to come true. Levin has a very rich grandfather who likes her at first glance. The old man thinks of changing his last will to the condition that Levin has to marry Hella in order to inherit his fortunes. Like in a fairy-tale the door to a new life opens for Hella, but can she take it?
VS/Mexico 1996, David N. Twohy
Zane Ziminski is fired from NASA after picking up unidentified signals from a distant location in space. His curiosity soon turn to sheer terror as he travels to Mexico, where a series of unexplained events lead him to believe that there are aliens all over the world. He gathers evidence to support this theory but will he ever have the chance to broadcast the ‘facts’ alive?
VS 1973, Terrence Malick
Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Kit Carruthers, a young garbage collector and his girlfriend Holly Sargis from Fort Dupree, South Dakota, are on the run after killing Holly’s father who disagreed with their relationship. On their way towards the Badlands of Montana they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders. A very intriguing narrative without judgements, and lacking the usually sensational approach of this genre. Very good acting and directing, and beautiful photography. The script was based upon the true story of the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958.
VS 1988, Tim Burton
Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
VS 1996, Mike Nichols
Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina. “Their” son Val (actually Armand’s by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely, US Senator, and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val and his father and “mother…” and what ensues is comic chaos.
VS 1998, Stephen Norrington
Wesley Snipes, Udo Kier
When Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade grew up to be a vampire hunter for revenge on his mother’s death. The vampires, who managed to infiltrate nearly every major organization, need Blade’s very special blood to summon La Magra, the blood god, in order to reign over the human cattle, as they call us.
GB 1982, Ridley Scott
Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah
VS 1995, J. S. Cardone
Gil Bellows, Michelle Forbes, Mia Sara
A disgruntled wife of a cheating husband takes off on a road trip with her husband’s “other woman”. The two women pick up a hitchhiker who may, or may not, be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. In the mean time, a policeman who is tracking the robber/ murderer is hot on the trail — but why?
VS 1999, Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
VS 2000, Joe Berlinger
Italië 1973, Antonio Margheriti
Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director’s interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin’s [pronounced “wirgin’s”] blood, it’s time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It’s a race for Dracula to discover who’s the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist!
VS 1991, Jim McBride
This film concerns the exploits of the “Carpathian American” society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organisation, they enjoy family get togethers, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans …). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody (Jason London) wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the “hunters”. He remembers his parent’s advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle(Patrick Bachau) in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the “Carpathian American” society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry(Harley Venton), a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian girl-friend/lawyer(Kim Ulrich) who wants to see his fellow Carpathians become more integrated, the wanton Celia(Michelle Johnson) who likes to have her neck bitten during moments of ecstasy, and “The Shrikes” a gang of tearaway biker teenage vampires. Before long Cody has been initiated into the terrible secret which ties this clan together. All would be well if it were not for the hunters who have followed Cody and are now seeking to destroy the nest of vampires they have found. The Carpathians must choose between their outward air of “respectability” and renewing an age old blood feud.
Frankrijk/VS 1998, Hal Hartley
Martin Donovan, P.J. Harvey
The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year’s Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ’s assistant Magdelina discuss and debate the end of the world, the opening of the seven seals, and the essence of being human.
Duitsland 1996, Wolfgang Petersen
VS 1996, Andy Wachowski / Larry Wachowski
Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way…
VS 1983, Douglas Trumbull
Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood
Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into “higher brain functions” is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else’s head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., at the time of the recording, the applications for the project quickly spiral out of control. While Michael Brace uses the system to become close again to Karen Brace, his estranged wife who also works on the project, others start abusing it for intense sexual experiences and other logical but morally questionable purposes. The government tries to kick Michael and Lillian off the project once the vast military potential of the technology is discovered. It soon becomes obvious that the government is interested in more than just missile guidance systems. The lab starts producing mind torture recordings and other psychosis inducing material. When one of the researchers dies and tapes the experience of death, Michael is convinced that he must playback this tape to honor the memory of the researcher and to become enlightened. When another researcher dies during playback the tape is locked away and Michael has to fight against his former colleagues and the government lackeys that now run his lab in order to play back and confront the “scariest thing any of us will ever face” - death itself.
VS 1992 Francis Ford Coppola
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins
Duitsland 1994, Peter Welz
Anna and Lisa, two young women, meet by chance in the vestibule of a bank, and decide after that to go on together leaving a successful trail of bank-robberies through Germany.
VS 1991, Terry Hughes
VS 1993, David Cronenberg
Jeremy Irons, John Lone
naar toneelstuk van David Henry Hwang
Frankrijk 1988, Bruno Nuytten
Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu
VS 1992, Bernard Rose
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd
naar Clive Barker’s The Forbidden
VS 1976, Brian De Palma
Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving
GB 1987, Nicolas Roeg
Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe
Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and see the year through.
VS 1982, Paul Schrader
Nastassia Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
VS 1985, Lewis Teague
A mysterious cat is the linking element in three horror stories by Steven King. There’s a tennis pro who’s forced to play a deadly game, when he is caught fooling around with the mobsters wife. A stop smoking clinic that REALLY means it. And a little girl terrorized by a small monster.
VS/Duitsland 2000, Tarsem Singh
VS 1961, William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine
VS/Duitsland 1998, Brad Silberling
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan
VS 1982, Robert Altman
Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Cher
naar Ed Graczyk: gelijknamig toneelstuk
VS 1990, Paul Schrader
An English couple holiday in Venice to sort out their relationship. There is some friction and distance between them, and we also sense they are being watched. One evening, they lose their way looking for a restaurant, and a stranger invites them to accompany him. He plies them with wine and grotesque stories from his childhood. They leave disoriented, physically ill, and morally repelled. But, next day, when the stranger sees them in the piazza, they accept an invitation to his sumptuous flat. After this visit, the pair find the depth to face questions about each other, only to be drawn back into the mysterious and menacing fantasies of the stranger and his mate.
GB 1984, Neil Jordan
Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Sarah Patterson
VS 2000, Mike Mendez
VS 1996, Andrew Fleming
Four girls at a Los Angeles Catholic school form a coven of witches that cast spells on their classmates and each other. Their new powers overwhelm them, leading to an internal power struggle.
VS 1986, Bruce Beresford
Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it in Hollywood as a singer/actress, has had a wild life filled with many men. Their reunion causes much joy, but also many tensions.
VS 1991, Rupert Harvey
Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He’s sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the transporter takes him with it and then gets lost in space. After 53 deep-frozen years, he’s found by a private wreckage collector team under the unscrupulous Rick. On behalf of the mighty company Terracor they bring him to an empty space station - but Rick is curious and opens the box… so Charlie has work again, to keep the Critters from eating everybody.
Mexico 1993, Guillermo del Toro
An aging antique dealer, Jesus Gris, happens upon an elegant mechanized scarab. When opened, it painfully stabs whomever is holding it, but the wound brings youthful vigor and a vampire’s need for blood. The device is relentlessly pursued by a dying tycoon, Dieter de la Guardia, whose nephew Angel, reluctant to see his uncle live a moment longer, must still do the old man’s bidding. Meanwhile, Gris’s desires endanger his own graddaughter, Aurora.
VS 1994, Alex Proyas
Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott
Gebaseerd op gelijknamige stripheld van James O’Barr
GB 1992, Neil Jordan
Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson
VS 1990, Sam Raimi
A scientist is attacked by gangsters, who blow up his lab, with him inside it. He is presumed dead, but luckily he survives, horribly deformed and unrecognizable. The doctors remove his neurons so that he can’t feel pain, but this gives him extreme physical strength and the power to leave the hospital. Now, with the help of the synthetic skin he was working on, he can take his revenge! But how can he face his love again?
VS 1990, Stuart Gordon
Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara
The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucanegenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman (Mia Sara) is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her she becomes drawn into a small Romanian underworld of brooding menace, darkness,torture chambers and bizzarely over make-overed vampires. The moody undertones and well chosen locations are certainly a bonus as is the comically funny finale.
Vrouw uit VS wordt naar oost-Europa getrokken, op zoek naar iets, familie of zo. Haar vader? Ze ziet hem vanaf de straat in een nogal geheimzinige smederij. Blijkt bij een groep vampiers te horen met nogal merkwaardige eigenschap: uit hun tong komt een soort synaps met tandjes die ze gebruiken om bij hun slachtoffer het bloed aan te boren.
Australië 1989, Philip Noyce
Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane
naar Charles Williams
Canada/VS 1988, David Cronenberg
Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold
VS 1983, David Cronenberg
Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams
VS 1995, Gilbert Adler/Ernest R. Dickerson
Brayker is a man who carries the last of seven keys, special containers which held the blood of Christ and were scattered across the universe to prevent the forces of evil from taking over. If The Collector gets the last key, the universe will fall into Chaos, and he has been tracking Brayker all the way to a small inn in a nowhere town. And now the final battle for the universe begins……
VS 1977, Donald Cammell
VS 1975, Sidney Lumet
VS 1986, Stuart Gordon
A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of the travelers’ children discovers that the dolls the couple makes are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans.
VS/GB 1979, John Badham
Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy’s solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence.
GB 1988, Harley Cokeliss
De bruid - een wat stijve blonde Engelse, die permanent achterna gezeten wordt door twee heel vervelende roddeljournalisten - krijgt bezoek van een punk-achtige New Yorkse, die haar geschiedenis tracht te achterhalen. Ze is geadopteerd en weet alleen dat ze in dit huis is geboren.
Ondertussen krijgt de bruid dromen waarin het meisje verstrikt raakt. Er zijn veel dromen met vuur. De keldertrap komt ook steeds terug. De roddeljournalisten raken ook in de droom verstrikt en raken beneden opgesloten. Gaandeweg blijkt dat de verloofde van de bruid een dork is - en uit op het geld - en dat de vader van het punkmeisje niet alleen schilder was maar ook gestoord, om het zacht uit te drukken, en het punkmeisje als kind maar ternauwernood aan de dood (door vuur) is ontkomen.
VS 1997, William Bindley
A father (Christopher McDonald) travels with his daughter (Rachel Leigh Cook) to Rome to investigate an elusive Satanic cult that may have played a role in his wife’s murder. It seems the woman was considered the “eighteenth angel”, who’s death was the essential part of a ritual that would bring upon the return of Satan to Earth. Meanwhile, the cult is working to clone beautiful people in order to form an army of “angels” to greet their master. A supernatural thriller written by David Seltzer (THE OMEN.)
VS 1994, Anne Goursaud
VS 1981, Sidney J. Furie
Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what’s happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she’s lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.
GB/Zweden 1989, Terry Jones
Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
VS 1987, Sam Raimi
A sequel/remake of the film The Evil Dead. A young man named Ash takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin, and plays back a professor’s tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor’s daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other.
Canada/Frankrijk/GB 1999, David Cronenberg
Jennifer Jason Leigh
VS 1990, William Peter Blatty
VS 1969, David Lowell Rich
VS 1988, Sam Shepard
VS 1988, John Millius
Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers
An American sailor who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.
Frankrijk/VS1997, Luc Besson
Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman
Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the fifth element (played by Milla Jovovich) can stop the Evil from extinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years. She is helped by ex-soldier, current-cab-driver, Corben Dallas (played by Bruce Willis), who is, in turn, helped by Prince/Arsenio clone, Ruby Rhod. Unfortunately, Evil is being assisted by Mr. Zorg (Gary Oldman), who seeks to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring, and his alien mercenaries.
VS 1993, Steven Kloves
Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan
Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family’s baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.
VS 1994, Steve Railsback
Theresa Russell, Scott Glenn
Alex Canis, attractive woman and former government secret agent specialized in dirty work, is escaping her former employers. Her only help is Will Rickman, explosives expert chased by troubled past.
VS 1986 David Cronenberg
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis
VS 1980, John Carpenter
Oostenrijk 1962, Ernst Marischka
Australië 1986, Arch Nicholson
“Fortress” explores a shocking concept which shows how easily a borderline between a victim and an attacker can be crossed. The children and the teacher, calm and peaceful by nature, when driven beyond their limits by the kidnappers, eventually respond with a cruelty and fury extending that of their oppressors.
VS 1982, Graeme Clifford
Jessica Lange is excellent as Frances Farmer, the movie star from the 1930s who constantly wants to live life her own way. She becomes a big star until all the weight of being a star (publicity, bossy agents, the media) falls down hard on her, causing her to have a nervous breakdown. Eventually, she is wrongfully declared criminally insane and thrown into a mental institution.
Nieuw-Zeeland/VS 1996, Peter Jackson
Michael J. Fox
A psychic private detective who consorts with deceased souls becomes engaged in a mystery as members of the town community begin dying mysteriously. While investigating, he is aided by a friendly doctor who believes in his psychic abilities and is hindered by a crazed G-Man, a woman involved in an old serial killing, and what may be the spirit of Death itself.
VS 1996, Robert Rodriguez
Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis
The Gecko brothers takes a priest and his family hostage while en route to freedom and Mexico. Arriving there they come onto a club filled with loads of dark and mysterious characters. But if only the Gecko boys realised that they were indeed in far deeper shit than they could ever imagine…
Denemarken/Zweden 1998, Lukas Moodysson
Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg
Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done it. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For different reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes’ birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl’s night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own homosexuality.
VS 1978, Brian De Palma
Duitsland/Mongolië 2003, Byambasuren Davaa/Luigi Falorni
Japan/UK 1995, Mamoru Oshii
VS/Can 2000, John Fawcett
Emily Perkins, Katherine Isabelle
Canada 2004, Brett Sullivan
Zweden 2000, Colin Nutley
De onmacht van auditeren wordt in deze Zweedse Altman gecompenseerd met ongebreidelde roddel en achterklap tussen de negen fijnste actrices van Zweden. Ze zijn allen in de race voor de Amerikaanse mega-remake van Greta Garbo’s Queen Christina. En iedereen kent elkaar. Luxueus ensemblewerk met langzaam uitkristalliserende personages.
VS 1990, William Friedkin
Alan and Molly Sheridan have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sheridan’s friend and neighbour, Phil, takes a liking to Camilla and asks her out. She refuses, but Phil follows her and discovers that she is not quite human. Camilla discovers that she has been followed and Phil is pursued. He leaves a desperate message for Alan and Molly which reveals that Camilla has special plans for baby Jake.
Zuid-Korea 1996, Min-Yong Lee
In a suburban apartment on the hottest day of the century, we find the women fanning and chatting in one spot and the men drinking and scratching in another. Soon violence erupts as a husband chases his abused wife into the open. Everyone has seen this before and the men ignore the battering, but today in the heat the women rise up in anger against the wife-beater, who dies on the way to the hospital. As the police arrive, ten women flee to the roof. All of Korea watches on TV as they hold their position for four days and nights, until the situation is resolved in the most unlikely way…
VS/Duitsland 1990, Volker Schlöndorff
Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn
Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Serena Joy in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander’s chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime.
Following a coup, America is a country still at war with itself and ruled by a repressive Bible-inspired regime. Past pollution means only 1% of women can bear children, and anyone committing a crime and found to be a potential mother is put into an institution run by ‘Aunt Lydia’ to be indoctrinated ready for this. One such is Kate, who then goes on to Fred, a high-up in the security forces, to attempt to procreate. Fred’s wife Serena is jealous and vicious, and the State’s grip seems to be tightening. But Kate still has her own mind, and is finding that some other people are prepared to resist.
1995, Lewis Gilbert
Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale
Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash’s book debunking such phenomenon makes him a good choice to set her mind at ease and convince her she is just tired and stressed. But soon after arriving David too begins to doubt his senses, and watching the odd behavior of the three grown Mariell children doesn’t make his task any easier. In fact, he begins to think Nanny Tess isn’t really just tired and stressed out after all.
GB 1963, Robert Wise
naar boek van Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House
Duitsland 1999, Hans-Günther Bücking
Maja und Caro sind Freundinnen, wie sie im Buche stehen. Doch Caro zieht irgendwann nach Italien. Beide heiraten, aber irgendwann ist Maja so genervt von ihrem Mann, daß sie die Koffer packt und nach Italien zu Ihrer alten Freundin Caro fährt. Nach einiger Zeit steht ihr Vater vor der Tür. Der Vater und der Mann von Caro verstehen sich prächtig und halten ein Saufgelage nach dem nächsten ab. Bei einem davon bringen die Mädels den Vater um und deichseln das ganze so, als wäre es der Mann gewesen. Ab dann leben sie mit der Haushälterin in trauter dreisamkeit. Irgendwann lesen sie einen Anhalter auf, der angeblich nichts versteht, dies aber doch tut, und die Mädels daher erpressen will. Eines Tages bekommt der Anhalter beim Essen einen komischen Blick….
GB 1987, Clive Barker
Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
GB 1988, Tony Randel
Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Imogen Boorman
VS 1995, Brett Leonard
Hatch Harrison had a traffic accident with his car. At first the doctors said he was dead but then they succeeded to bring him back to life after two hours. But Hatch starts to have strange sensations in following time and discovers that he is now united with a mad killer who had entered his mind during his death.
GB/VS 1988, Neil Jordan
When Peter Plunkett’s Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the ‘Yanks’ by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon’s father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she’s hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out.
VS 1992, Ate de Jong
Charlie and Rachel run away from home to get married in Las Vegas. But they get attacked by a zombie who takes Rachel with him to hell, where she will become one of Satan’s brides.
Frankrijk 1983, Patrice Chéreau
Spanje/GB 1972, Gene Martin
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
GB 1958, Terence Fisher
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John van Eyssen
VS 1996, Scott P. Levy
Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura’s ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around the house lead a local priest to confess that Maura’s ancestors practiced black magic, and Maura’s own insecurities threaten to bring her into the evil fold.
GB 1983, Tony Scott
Cathérine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon
Denemarken 1998, Lars von Trier
A group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to react to society’s cult of an aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form of intelligence by living together in a community of “idiots”. Their main activity becomes going out into the world of “normal” people and pretending to be mentally retarded. They take advantage of this situation to create anarchy everywhere they go and try by every possible means to make people annoyed, disturbed, miserable, ridiculous, angered, and shocked. The films start as they recruit a new lost soul and introduced her to their megalomaniac leader.
VS 1999, Neil Jordan
Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr., Stephen Rea
Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger, right in her neighbourhood. When her own daughter Rebecca is kidnapped and murdered only a little later, Claire is sure about the chilling truth that her and the killer’s mind are connected to each other in dreams. But nobody believes her being able to foresee the killer’s next steps, as she could with her own daughter. In addition, the nervous breakdown she suffers gets her into a mental facility after a suicide attempt. And here, locked away in a padded cell, she dreams of her husband being murdered…
Duitsland 1993, Wim Wenders
VS 1992, John Landis
VS 1994, Neil Jordan
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
VS 1985, John Landis
Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Goldblum
VS 1956, Don Siegel
VS 1978, Philip Kaufman
Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy
VS 1993, Dominic Sena
Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes
Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life serial killer in the back seat of their car.
Duitsland 1997, Michael Schaack & Veit Vollmer
Duitsland 1997, Uwe Janson
Duitsland 1994, Alexander Scherer
Julia Richter, Alexandra Wilcke, Nina Weniger
Duitsland 2000, Tom Tykwer
Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann
GB 1988, Ken Russell
Scottish archaelogist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent which he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion, far earlier than expected. At a party in the village, Angus meets Lord James D’Ampton, who has just inherited his family’s lands, right next to Temple House. Angus learns of the D’Ampton Worm, a huge dragon/snake which an earlier D’Ampton killed by cutting it in half. (There’s a pretty catchy rock-folk song that tells the D’Ampton Worm legend.) As people begin disappearing and acting strangely over the next day or two, the skull is stolen from Angus’ room, and the watch of a missing person is found in a cavern which was the legendary home of the D’Ampton worm. Angus and James discover that there was an ancient cult which worshiped the worm as a god, and theorize that the creature somehow survived its “destruction”, but was trapped inside the cavern. The remainder of the movie shows Angus, James, and Mary Trent attempting to stop Lady Marsh from freeing the creature…
VS 1992, Edward Zwick
Meg Tilly, Christine Lahti
GB 1985, Ridley Scott
Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry
GB 1973, John Hough
Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt
A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.
Frankrijk/VS 1994, Luc Besson
Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman
Mathilda, a twelve-year old New York girl, is living an undesirable life among her half-family. Her father stores drugs for two-faced cop Norman Stansfield. Only her little brother keeps Mathilda from breaking apart. One day, Stansfield and his team take cruel revenge on her father for stretching the drugs a little, thus killing the whole family. Only Mathilda, who was out shopping, survives by finding shelter in Léon’s apartment in the moment of highest need. Soon, she finds out about the strange neighbour’s unusual profession - killing - and desperately seeks his help in taking revenge for her little brother. Léon, who is completely unexperienced in fatherly tasks, and in friendships, does his best to keep Mathilda out of trouble - unsuccessfully. Now, the conflict between a killer, who slowly discovers his abilities to live, to feel, to love and a corrupt police officer, who does anything in his might to get rid of an eye witness, arises to unmeasurable proportions - all for the sake of a little twelve-year old girl, who has nearly nothing to lose.
VS 1986, Frank Oz
Denemarken/Zweden 2000, Susanne Bier
VS 1976, Michael Anderson
It is 2274. Some type of holocaust has decimated the earth, and the survivors sealed themselves into a domed city near Washington, D.C. To maintain the population balance, the computers that run the city have decreed that all people must die at 30. This system is enforced by “sandmen” : black-clad police operatives who terminate (kill) “runners” (those who attempt to live beyond 30). Logan, a sandman, is sent on a mission to find “sanctuary,” which is a code- word used by the master computer to describe what it believes is a place to which runners have been escaping. Logan begins to question the system he serves and after seeing for himself that there is life beyond the dome, he returns to destroy the computer.
Duitsland 1998, Tom Tykwer
VS 1995, Clive Barker
Australië 1985, George Miller/George Ogilvie
Duitsland/Frankrijk 1958, Géza von Radványi
Romy Schneider, Lilli Palmer
After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela’s heart special emotions for the only human lady teacher, Fräulein von Bernburg, start growing. Manuela falls in love with her. It’s just a matter of time until that forbidden love becomes known what immediatly leads to desaster. Though Elisabeth von Bernburg has never returned the love she is forced to leave the school; Manuela gets a severe punishment, like someone who has committed a crime.
VS 1999, Paul Thomas Anderson
Magnolia is the study of nine lives in one day in San Fernando Valley, California. These nine lives all connect and revolve around the game show “What Do Kids Know?”(WDKK), where a team of three kids play against adults and everytime the show is on, there is a new team of adults and the kids remain; if they won the previous game. Earl Partridge (the late Jason Robards) produced “WDKK” when it was first on in the late 60s. He is dying of brain and lung cancer and is being taken care of by Phil Parma (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a male nurse. Linda, Earl’s trophy wife (Julianne Moore) starts to fall in love with Earl for real, despite her cheating. Earl, rapidly dying on his bed, asks Phil to find his estranged son, Frank T.J. Mackey (Tom Cruise), who grew up hating Earl and now runs a seminar for single men, which teaches them how to seduce a woman and leave her… The host of “WDKK”, Jimmy Gator (Philip Baker Hall), is also dying, but not as rapidly as Earl. He has a very rocky relationship with his daughter Claudia (Melora Waters), who sniffs crack 24/7 and accuses her father of sexually molesting her. Police Officer Jim (John C. Reilly) goes to Claudia’s house after getting called about a disturbance. He falls in love with her right away… Stanley Specter (Jeremy Blackman) is a contestant on “WDKK”, who is a genius and is being used by his father to make money. If Stanley and his team keep winning, they will set a record on the show and get tons of money. The record Stanley is trying to beat is the 1968 record set by Donnie Smith (William H. Macy), who had the exact same childhood when he was on the show and has now grown up to be a pathetic loser. He’s been recently fired from his job, and is trying to find his way into happiness…
VS 1996, Stephen Frears
Julia Roberts, John Malkovich
Mary Reilly is a lonely servant in the home of Dr Henry Jekyll, devoted to her position and her master. Slowly, a gradual friendship between Mary and the doctor begins as well as a growing attraction. However, Mary’s quiet presence is thrown upside down when she meets Henry Jekyll’s assistant, the handsome but enigmatic Edward Hyde. Although initially repelled, Mary soon finds herself drawn towards his passionate nature. But Edward Hyde is not all he seems…
GB 1964, Roger Corman
VS 1971, Robert Altman
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
Duitsland 1998, Marc Rothemund
GB 1982, Nagisa Oshima
David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto
naar Laurens van der Post: The Seed and the Sower
Denemarken/Zweden 1999, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
VS 1989, Michael Anderson
Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti
An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley.
NL 1989, Ineke Smits
VS 1997, Gore Verbinski
A family film about a mouse that lives in an old house where the geriatric owner dies, and Nathan Lane and Lee Evans have plans for, but they have trouble getting rid of the mouse. It’s like Home Alone with a mouse.
Australië/Frankrijk 1994, P.J. Hogan
VS 1991, Gus Van Sant
River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves
Duitsland 1996, Sigi Rothemund
A Greenpeace expedition ship in the arctic anticipates an environmental catastrophe. An arctic glacier as large as France will soon break down into the ocean producing a flood wave one of which will wash away large parts of the northern European coast. However German officials are not willing to take Greenpeace’ warnings for serious. Two days later the wave is on its way…
Wdl/Fr/It 1986, Jean-Jacques Annaud
Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Ron Perlman
naar Umberto Eco: Il nome della rosa
Denemarken 1994, Ole Bornedal
VS 1994, Oliver Stone
Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis
VS 1987, Kathryn Bigelow
Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.
VS 1993, Fraser Clarke Heston
naar boek van Stephen King
Leland Gaunt comes to Sheriff Alan Pangborn’s pleasant little New England town, and opens a store. What this kindly Satan sells is whatever you need, from a surcease from pain to an object which you have always coveted. The Faustian price is, of course, corruption, and soon the poor sheriff’s town is wracked by jealousy, spite, and violence.
VS 1990, Clive Barker
naar Clive Barker: Cabal
VS 1993, Henry Selick
geschreven door Tim Burton
VS 1984, Wes Craven
VS 1987, Chuck Russell
Frankrijk/Italië 1990, Luc Besson
Nikita is a young lady who with two Nihilist friends commit robbery and murder while on drugs. After her trial she is not executed or taken to prison, but to a school for special operatives. She is told that Nikita no longer exists and she will be trained to pay back society for what she has done, as a spy/assassin. She is trained for over two years and with no warning is handed a gun in a restaurant and told to kill the man at the next table as her handler leaves.
Oostenrijk/Duitsland 2002, Sabine Hiebler/Gerhard Ertl
GB/VS 1999, Roger Mitchell
Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
Duitsland 1995, Rainer Matsutani
Katja Riemann, Ulrike Folkerts
VS 1932, James Whale
VS 1996, Albert Pyun
After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored human resurgence, and in search of a hidden cache of weapons. One robot, his evil circuits destroyed, enters a small town where a robot civil war is taking place. He tries to convince both sides to join forces in search of the weapons, all the while having a hidden agenda, and an affinity for one of the local droids.
VS/GB 1995, Oliver Parker
Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh
Spanje/Frankrijk/VS 2001, Alejandro Amenábar
Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan
VS 1991, Wes Craven
The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family’s evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the “children” that the insane brother and sister have been “rearing” under the stairs.
VS 1992, John Sayles
Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard
May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had eagerly left years before. She drinks heavily and vents her bitterness on the succession of nurses who are hired to take care of her and immediately quit because she is so unbearable. Chantelle is the latest of these nurses, and May-Alice is told that Chantelle is the last nurse she’ll get. Chantelle for reasons of her own, is also in a position where she badly needs the job to work out. The movie focuses on how these two women become friends and help each other heal emotionally.
VS 1982, Robert Towne
Mariel Hemingway, Patrice Donnely, Scott Glenn
GB/NL/F 1996, Peter Greenaway
VS 1987, John Hughes
Steve Martin, John Candy
All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, Shower Curtain Ring Salesman and all-around blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal….
Duitsland 1999, Uli M. Schüppel
Marusha, Marie Zielcke, Nadeshda Brennicke
Duitsland 2000, Andreas Dresen
Gabriela Maria Schmeide
VS 1982, Tobe Hooper
NL 1998, Karim Traïdia
VS 1981, Bob Rafelson
Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange
naar James M. Cain: gelijknamige roman
VS 1995, Victor Salva
Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum
Harassed by classmates who won’t accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as “Powder” struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him in ways they never could have imagined.
VS 1998, Griffin Dunne
Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman
VS 1987, John Carpenter
A priest/a millionaire dies and leaves a diary and a casket containing a key. Another priest reads the diary and after visiting a deserted church discovers a large glass tube containing some kind of green swirling liquid locked away. The priest tells a Professor friend of the discovery and the priest, the professor and a couple of students stay in the church to research the tube. Their discovery leads to the fact that the tube contains the Devil’s son, and a prophecy that “when the sleeper awakens the son will release the father.” The tube is locked from the inside and the sleeper is beginning to stir. The students/priest/professor now have a battle to stop the Devil from being released but some of them are being taken over to aid the Son’s cause…
VS 2001, Peter Hewitt
Keira Knightley, Malcolm McDowell
Story of Robin Hood’s daughter Gwyn who takes up his role after he is captured by Prince John. King Richard is dead and his son Philip is the rightful heir, but he is in France and too afraid to face John. Can Gwyn find Philip and convince him to fight John and free her father?
VS 1995, Gregory Widen
Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen
Martin (Elias Koteas) plays a priest who lost his faith and became a cop instead. The archangel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) has started a war in heaven, because he dislike that God cares so much for the humans. As long as there is a war in Heaven, no souls can leave the dead bodies. Gabriel searches the earth for souls he can use in his army and Simon (Erich Stoltz) is trying to stop him. Martin figures out what’s going on and join forces with Simon.
VS 1996, Rod Holcomb
Michelle Forbes, Stockard Channing
VS 1983, Richard Franklin
Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly
VS 1990, Allan Moyle
Christian Slater, Scott Paulin, Ellen Greene, Annie Ross
Nieuw-Zeeland 1985, Geoff Murphy
A man wakes up to find himself literally alone in the world, and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone. Eventually he finds several other people, and once they begin to trust each other they try to figure out why they were left on earth.
VS 1991, Martha Coolidge
Australië 1990, Tony Wellington
Kelly Dingwall, Rebecca Rigg, John Polston
VS 1955, Nicholas Ray
James Dean, Natalie Wood
GB/VS/Duitsland/Japan 1997, Peter Hyams
A researcher at Chicago’s National History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt. Vincent D’Agosta who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an interest in the contents of her colleague’s crates. Unknown to both there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city’s mayor is to attend.
VS 1990, Bob Logan
Linda Blair, Leslie Nielsen
GB 1975, Jim Sharman
Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon
Zweden/Noorwegen 1984, Tage Danielsson
Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Hafström, Börje Ahlstedt
naar Astrid Lindgren
VS 1968, Roman Polanski
VS 1985, Andrei Konchalovsky
Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay
A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Duitsland 1991, Percy Adlon
A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with “Kotzebue” on it, which is the name of the town and also the name of the family that founded the town. She eventually befriends the librarian, an East German immigrant who lost her husband while escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. They help each other try to find closure to the events in their past.
GB 1980, Stanley Donen
Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keite
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream…
VS 2002, Steven Shainberg
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader
VS 1965, John Ford
VS 1988, Carl Schultz
Demi Moore, Jürgen Prochnow
Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse–as outlined in the Book of Revelations–seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary assigned to investigate, dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn, a young American woman, has reason to fear they’re real–and that the unfolding events may spell disaster for her unborn child.
Can/Fr 1992, Jacques Dorfmann
Lou Diamond Philips, Jennifer Tilly, Toshiro Mifune, Donald Sutherland
D/VS 1989 Carl Schenkel
Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, Bruce Payne
Frankrijk/Nederland/GB/VS 1993, Sam Shepard
Duitsland 1997, Oskar Röhler
A young Berlin couple travel to a friend’s place for the celebration of Silvester and New Year’s Eve. During that period, we witness today’s juvenile sub-culture, especially the ways of keeping a partnership - or breaking it up in between.
Frankrijk/Duitsland/Japan/GB/VS 1998, Sam Raimi
When Hank, Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed plane in a nature preserve, they quickly come up with the plan to keep the money safe until the plane has been found by others and the dust has settled. But Jacob, Hank’s brother, and Lou, a friend, do not behave the way they decided to. Lou, constantly in financial debt, wants his share soon and Jacob wishes to renovate their parents’ farm. The trusty atmosphere between the unequal partners dissolves slowly, and intrigues are spun. Also, accidents start happening and when an FBI agent comes into town, looking for a crashed plane, Hank and his partners get into very deep water…
GB/VS 1994, Nancy Meckler
This all-woman production is set in provincial France in the early 1930’s. Two young, country sisters enter domestic service in the bourgeois household of a penurious widow and her homely daughter. Neither pair speaks to the other: two sets of women separated and confined by social convention, personality, and the house itself. The relationship of the sisters slowly evolves into obsession, brought about by isolation and by emotions left from childhood. Trapped in a garret room, the sisters’ violent downstairs-upstairs collision with Madame Danzard and the lumpy Isabelle seems certain.
VS 1999, M. Night Shyamalan
Buce Willis, Haley joel Osment
VS 1994, Rory Kelly
Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph’s best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. Featuring Quentin Tarantino in a cameo as Sid, a movie-bore party goer.
VS 1992, Mick Garris
Brian Krause and Alice Krige star in this tale of modern-day vampires who prey on virtuous young women. Mädchen Amick is the sexually curious virgin who falls for the new boy in school–only to learn too late that he’s a life-sucking Sleepwalker. Mutating at will from golden boy to savage monster, Krause stalks Amick to feed his seductive mother. As the tension mounts (and the casualties pile up) the town’s tabbies gather for a final chilling showdown with the monsters in their midst.
Denemarken/Duitsland/Zweden 1997, Bille August
VS 1989, Brian Yuzna
Bill is worried that he is ‘different’ to his sister and parents. They mix with other ‘upper class’ people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach.
Japan 1990, Richard C. Sarafian/Alan Smithee
A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts must go to the Sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO Teague thinks the flare won’t happen and wants the mission to fail so he can buy the planet cheaply while the scare lasts. Employee Haas prepares a surprise for the astronauts. While daddy Steve Kelso commands the space ship where temperaturs rise, granddaddy Admiral Skeet Kelso is searching the desert for grandson Mike who’s gone AWOL to say goodbye to his dad but who inadvertently crossed the path of the guys from IXL after meeting desert-dweller Travis.
VS 1998, Rory Kelly
Juliette Lewis, Marissa Ribisi
VS 1978, John Carpenter
Duitsland 2002, Michael Hofmann
Sophie is begin twintig en zwanger. Van wie is onduidelijk, in ieder geval niet van haar vriend Manu. De avond voor haar afspraak bij de abortuskliniek twijfelt ze nog steeds: wil ze het kind houden of weg laten halen? Sophie vlucht het huis uit en racet op Manu’s motor door Hamburg. Het is het begin van een nacht vol drank en bizarre ontmoetingen. Haar tocht heeft geen bestemming, alleen een eindtijd: tien uur de volgende morgen, het tijdstip van de afspraak in de abortuskliniek. De verwarde, onberekenbare Sophie zoekt voortdurend het gevaar op. Zo wandelt ze in haar eentje louche kroegen binnen, stapt zonder geld in taxi’s en houdt haar dronken roes in stand met een mix van bier, champagne en de inhoud van een geplunderde minibar.
VS/Ierland 1997, Stuart Gordon
Dennis Hopper, Debi Mazar
John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer robots.
VS 1961, Elia Kazan
Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty
Duitsland 1995, Rainer Kaufmann
VS 1986, Rob Reiner
naar verhaal van Stephen King
4 young friends set out on an adventure. Geordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern go looking for the missing body of a local teenager - found by a gang of older boys. A story of boys hangin’ out and growin’ up.
Frankrijk/VS 1994, Roland Emmerich
Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson
VS 1984, John Carpenter
Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen
GB 1971, Sam Peckinpah
Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do contruction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.
Japan 1986, Juzo Itami
In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect fast-food noodle restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food to an old lady terrorizing a shopkeeper by compulsive squeezing of his wares.
Duitsland 2001, Dominik Reding
Duitsland 2002, Matthias Glasner
VS 1984, James Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
VS 1991, James Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
Frankrijk/VS 1992, Craig Bolotin
Juliette Lewis, Eliza Dushku
In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn’t quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot. Her heroine is anyway Sheryl, the teenager over the road who has a succession of boyfriends. Alice even copies her perfume and favourite records, though she has never spoken to her. When Sheryl’s father dies suddenly and she takes up with Rick, who is viewed with horror by all the parents around, she and Alice become firm friends as they try to keep the romance going.
VS 1991, Ridley Scott
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
VS 1994, Andrew Fleming
Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin, Josh Charles
VS 1993, Adam Friedman
Scott Valentine is a vampire who is torn between his need to feed and his desire to learn about the world of humans. But when he kidnaps Nina, a beautiful but troubled stripper, his world is turned upside down. For after she discovers that he cannot be hurt physically, Nina tries a new tactic — seduction.
VS 1988, Paul Bogart
Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick
Duitsland 2002, Christian Petzold
Nina Hoss, André Hennicke, Sven Pippig
VS 1990, Ron Underwood
VS 1990, Hal Hartley
Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Merritt Nelson
VS 1995, Terry Gilliam
Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
VS 1994, Robert Markowitz
This tv movie features two stories by Rod Serling, who also wrote the stories of the original “Twilight Zone, The” (1959) series. “The Theater” A young girl goes to the cinema to see His Girl Friday (1940) (qv) with Cary Grant. Suddenly she sees scenes from her own life instead of the comedy. The scenes actually took place earlier that day. She is very confused because the other people didn’t see those scenes. As she goes to see the movie again, scene from here future appear on the screen. And that future is very frightening… “Where the Dead Are” Dr. Benjamin Ramsey is professor at the university in Boston in 1868. In front of his students he performes an appendix operation. As the patient O’Neil dies after the operation, Dr. Ramsey discovers that O’Neil suffered from a serious scull fracture twelve years ago. Since no one could have survived such an injury, he travels to the mysterious island where O’Neil came from. There he visits Dr. Jeremy Wheaton who earlier had experimented with tissue regeneration…
VS 1988, Zalman King
April has just graduated from an exclusive Southern college. She’s just returned home to her family mansion to prepare for her semi-arranged marriage to “the right man”, a man approved by April’s father, a Senator. During a trip to the local fair, April meets Perry, the kind of man she always wanted but never knew. Her parents are aghast, as Perry is exactly the kind of man they don’t want her associating with. April must reconcile the expectations of her family and her fiancée with the passion she feels for Perry.
VS 1996, Stephen Williams
Zack loved horror movies, then suddenly he found himself living one when he took a wrong turn down a long-abandoned New York tunnel.
There he meets the enigmatic Valentine Cutter (Ron Silver), who introduces him to his fellow passengers of the “Undead Express” - and an intriguing new underworld of possibilities. A strange friendship with this urbane vampire grows, but so does the danger, as the seductive Cutter convinces Zack to aid him in his quest to return to the teeming world above ground.
Frankrijk 1980, Michel Deville
Dominique Sanda, Geraldine Chaplin
VS 1989, Steve Miner
Julian Sands, Lori Singer
In Boston of 1691, a warlock is sentenced to death, but escapes magically into the future (our present), followed doggedly by the witch hunter. There he is searching for the three parts of the Devil’s Bible, trailed by the witch hunter and the woman whose house he landed in. They must stop him, as the book contains the true name of God, which he can use to un-create the world.
VS 1994, Wes Craven
Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, John Saxon, Wes Craven
Canada 1994, Patricia Rozema
Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford
Camille and Martin are in love and teachers at a christian college; they get the opportunity to get a better job, but they would have to marry for that. But when Camille’s dog dies, she recognizes that her love for Martin is not even as big as the love for her dog. After that, Camille gets to know Petra, and Petra falls in love with Camille. They meet again, but Camille is very unsure about her feelings. When Martin is away for a weekend, Camille and Petra meet in the Circus where Petra is working as an acrobat. They spend the night together, but Martin finds out about it and is shocked. He has an argument with Camille, and she goes burying her dog in the snow, and falls asleep…
VS 1987 George Miller
Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, Cher, Jack Nicolson
vrij naar John Updike
VS 1992, Zalman King
Nina Siemaszko, Robert Davi
Blue is a teenage girl who lives with her Jazz playing father Ham. Ham gets very sick and dies, and now Blue must support herself somehow. Elle, the headmistress at a brothel, talks her into living and working at her establishment. She decides to leave the business and lead a normal life. Elle is hellbent to see that she never has one.
Duitsland 1997, Tom Tykwer
VS 1994, Mike Nichols
Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader
GB 1997, Tim Fywell
Australië 1982, Peter Weir
Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt
GB 1974, John Boorman
Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman
Brutals are told that when they die they will go to the vortex, where the Eternals live immortally. Zed, an Exterminator-class brutal who worships the stone head Zardoz, comes upon an old library where a mysterious stranger teaches him how to read. When he finds a copy of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he sets out to learn the secret of the god he worships, and disrupts life in the vortex.
1990, Adrian Lyne
Tale of a Vampire
GB 1992, Shimako Sato
Duitsland 1999, Michael Keusch
Een groot hotel of sanatorium in de bossen. Visioenen van een moord gepleegd lang geleden: iemand verdonken in het bad. Zelfde film (?): aan het eind vluchten de helden naar een verlaten benzinestation, de bad guy volgt hun daar naar toe, het benzinestation wordt opgeblazen met de bad guy, de goeien ontkomen.
Iets met vampiers in een grote stad (New York of zo), die ook overdag
over straat kunnen, ookal worden ze daar ernstig door verzwakt
(uiteindelijk misschien wel gedood); en een groot, donker huis dat
bezeten is, eigenlijk een soort monster is. (Of waren dit twee
Suggestie: Nick Knight (1989)
Verlaten hotel op eiland, koppel komt kijken of ze het gaan kopen.
Blijkt de geest van een jonge vrouw (?) rond te waren. Nog een paar
bezoekers, boot weg, gedwongen op het eiland blijven.
Deze soms? :
The Haunting of Seacliff Inn
VS 1994, Walter Klenhard
Susan and Mark move to a seaside town to buy an old house and open an inn. They came to look at one house, but Susan is inexplicably drawn to another. The house is high on a cliff overlooking a lonely beach. Something eerie is going on. A scary black dog appears. One strange guest stays at the inn. Susan finds letters in the attic written long ago by a wife who was terrified of something. What happened then is happening again now!
Heb ik deze gezien? :
VS 1987, Tibor Takács
The removal of an old tree in Glen’s backyard reveals a large and mysterious hole. Glen and his sister, Al, are left to look after themselves for three days when their parents go away. This is when strange things begin to happen, all of them centered around the “hole”.
Europese post-apocalyptische film over mensen die door een berg geleid worden, wat een hinderlaag blijkt te zijn.
Canadese voorloper van Green Card
Duitse film. Speelt zich af bij de Noordzeekust. Boerderij, Duitse vrouw, Turkse man, verstaan elkaar niet. Aan het eind staat het gebied onder water.