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Rollerball

RollerBall (1975) (125 min – Rated: R) Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian science fiction film directed by Norman Jewison from a screenplay by William Harrison,[2] who adapted his own short story “Roller Ball Murder”, which first appeared in the September 1973 issue of Esquiremagazine.[3] Although it had an American cast, a Canadian director, and was released by Read more…

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The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror (1979)  117 min Rated R The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, based on the bestselling 1977 novel of the same name by Jay Anson. It is the first movie in the Amityville Horror franchise. A remake was produced in 2005. The story is based on Read more…

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Trick ‘r Treat

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)  82 min  Rated R Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty, based on his short film Season’s Greetings. The film is an anthology of four Halloween-related scary stories. One common element that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange Read more…

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The Frightners

The Frightners (1996) (110 min – Rated: R) The Frighteners is a 1996 comedy horror film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, R. Lee Ermey, Jim Fyfe, and Jake Busey. The Frighteners tells Read more…

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Re-Animator

Re-Animator (1985)  96 min  Rated R Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror film based on the H. P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West–Reanimator.” Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animatorseries. The film has since become a cult film, driven by fans of Jeffrey Combs (who stars as Herbert West) Read more…

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Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers (1998) (108 minutes – Rated: PG-13) Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Small_Soldiers/20129240?locale=en-US The Commando Elite are toy action figures programmed to annihilate another toy group, the Gorgonites. But before the Elite have been tested, the son of a toy store owner opens them, causing the Elite to attack the children playing with Read more…

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