60s, Drama, Movies, Thriller

Five Minutes to Live (1961)

AKA Door-to-Door Maniac Five Minutes to Live is a short little crime drama featuring Johnny Cash as a rather repugnant criminal. Cash plays Johnny Cabot (adding yet one more name to the list of non-actors who have trouble responding to any name except the one they were given), a ruthless killer in hiding who teams […]

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80s, Bugs, Drama, Horror, Movies, Mystery, Thriller

Phenomena (1985)

The daughter of a famous actor is sent off to a boarding school in remote Swiss city. While there Donald Pleasance informs her that she has psychic insect powers that enable her to communicate with the creepy crawlies of the world and she uses these powers to pursue a local serial killer who is slaughtering young woman in and around the school.

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Drama, Horror, Modern, Movies, Mystery, Short, Thriller

Wanderer (2015)

A young backpacker runs out of water and asks if he can rent a room for the night at the remote farmhouse of a couple who live out in the middle of nowhere in the California desert. Everything’s fine until partway through dinner when seemingly innocent dinner conversation about happiness spirals into some very awkward […]

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Horror, Modern, Movies, Short, Thriller

The Detour (2017)

Molly and Jeff are a young couple who’ve only been married for little over a year, and already cracks are starting to show in their relationship. So Molly, deciding that they need to ‘do more things together’, nixes the idea of air travel and decides the two of them are going to take a road […]

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90s, Action, Mook, Thriller

Silent Trigger (1996) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

A tower. A ridiculously massive sniper rifle. A couple of folks with a history who dislike and yet obviously lust after each other. A couple of unusual security guards. A stoic Dolph Lundgren. Silent Trigger is the kind of borderline action thriller that is cheap, occasionally sleazy, and somehow tries to be philosophical and end […] […]

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Child Killers, Horror, Modern, Movies, Mystery, Remake, Thriller

When A Stranger Calls (2006)

Jill Johnson is babysitting the two children of Dr. Mandrakis at his isolated home in the Colorado mountains. Jill is initially impressed with the spacial dwelling, what with its indoor zen garden, giant picture windows and automated everything. But not long after nightfall Jill starts getting disturbing phone calls from an unknown source. She tries […]

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80s, Action, Comedy, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Thriller

Bloody Wednesday (1988)

Harry is having a rough time of it. Due to some obvious mental instability that he is in complete denial of, he just lost his job as a mechanic, his marriage has fallen apart, and he’s lost his place to live. His brother covertly sets him up in an abandoned hotel one of his clients […]

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