80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

You Better Watch Out (1980)

(AKA Christmas Evil, AKA Terror in Toyland) The story opens on a young boy named Harry on Christmas Eve. After Harry tells his younger brother about Santa (via a very heart warming ‘memory sequence’), his brother tells him he doesn’t believe in Santa, so Harry goes downstairs (to prove him wrong I guess) and sees […]

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90s, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Uncategorized

Head Games (1996)

It’s the mid-nineteen-nineties and the prisons of New York City are suffering from severe overcrowding. A local tech company claims to have a solution: implant a computer chip into a criminal’s brain, and program it to change the behavior and personality of the patient, so that they don’t repeat their crimes and can return to […]

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70's, Drama, Mystery

The Foreigner (1978)

TCM has baffled me a bit with this one. I’m not really sure what to think of The Foreigner. Is it a drama? Is it suspense? Is it a modern conspiracy noir? Can it even be considered a damned film at all? I’m still trying to figure that out myself. The plot for The Foreigner […]

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60s, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Supernatural

The Snake Woman (1961)

Renowned herpetologist, Horace Adderson, is convinced he’s found a cure for his wife’s (unstated) mental illness. For weeks he’s been injecting her with cobra venom. By all accounts it seems to be working. But his wife is worried about the unstudied side-effects such injections might have on their unborn child. Horace waves off her concerns, […]

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50s, Drama

Sansho the Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) (1954)

Let me start off by saying that this is not a happy movie. In fact, it can be downright depressing. So if you’re looking for something lighthearted or heartwarming you’re probably going to want to watch something else. Sansho the Bailiff, named, oddly enough, after the antagonist, is a historical film set in feudal Japan […]

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80s, Horror, Monsters

Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

Some very disturbing things are happening in the small fishing town of Noyo, California. A fishing boat blows ups without warning, the town’s dog population mysteriously winds up dead, and several residents seem to up and disappear out of thin air. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse. They’re just days away from their annual Salmon Festival, and a new, though controversial, canning facility is set to start construction soon, something that’s set to bring more jobs to little Noyo. The canning company, Canco (no really, that’s the name) has even sent some VIPs to the town to drum up support, including one of its own scientists. But as more strange things continue to happen, it’s becoming apparent to some of the locals that Canco may already be more involved in the happenings of this small town than they’re letting on.

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