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Chosen Survivors (1974)

Chosen Survivors (1974) Cast: Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman, Diana Muldaur Director: Sutton Roley Nutshell:  With the human race in peril during nuclear annihilation, a small group of survivors hunker down 1,750 feet below and as tensions rise it soon becomes evident that they are not alone.     Released back in 1974 this film is a sort of pseudo futuristic ...

Daman Aur Chingari (1973)

Daman aur Chingari (1973) Cast: Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Nadeem, Aalia, Aslam Parvez, Nayyar Sultana Director: Shabab Kairanvi Nutshell: Masala laden melodramatic “family drama” manages to hit the spot     Shabab Kairanvi, the director of this hit melodrama, was one of the powerhouse film makers of the 70’s with an enviable string of successes throughout the decade. Here he ...

Dolly Dearest (1991)

Dolly Dearest (1991) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Denise Crosby, Candace Hutson, Chris Demetral Director: Maria Lease Nutshell:  Cheap and cheerful Chucky rip-off merges The Omen and The Exorcist with Child’s Play to achieve some hokey and fun results.     Dolly Dearest is essentially a Child’s Play knock off but quite an enjoyable and surprisingly nasty little entity directed by t...

Nawe Nasal (1997) (The New Breed)

Nawe Nasal (1997)  (The New Breed) Cast: Saba Shaheen, Badar Munir, ,Asif Khan, Babra Raj, Babar, Shehzadi, Kamran, Rukhsar, Zubaida, Nemat Sarhadi Director: Qaisar Sanober Nutshell:  The Nawe Nasal (New Generation) threatens to crush all that is sacred with their debauched, heathen ways.  Who will survive and what will be left of them?     Perhaps the best way to describe Nawe Nasal wou...

Phone Booth (2003)

Phone Booth (2003) Cast: Colin Farrell, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Forrest Whitaker, Kiefer Sutherland Director: Joel Schumacher Synopsis: “If you hang up, I will kill you” – not exactly what Farrell wanted to hear!     Over the years Joel Schumacher has earned a reputation as being a conveyor-belt filmmaker whose career matter consists almost entirely of style over ...

Daku Rani (1998)

Daku Rani (1998) Starring: Saima, Shaan, Moammar Rana Director: Syed Noor Synopsis: Lollywood reworking of Bandit Queen theme turns into twisted form of feminism     This revenge hotchpotch is a regurgitation of the Phoolan Devi Bandit Queen theme given local treatment and adaptation. There’s nothing new on display here though the film is a bizarre sort of closeted almost schizophr...

Door Ki Awaz (1969)

Door Ki Awaz (1969) Cast:  Deeba, Habib, Adeeb, Ajmal, Saqi, Zahoor Shah, Raj Multani Director: Baqar Rizvi Nutshell:  Fear grips the Feudals of Kanganpur and the villagers believe a spate of  related deaths is the result of something very sinister.   Baqar Rizvi’s name stands out among Lollywood directors of years gone by who frequently dared to push the envelope and dabble with genres other...

Chaudrani (1999)

Chaudrani (1999) Cast: Anjuman, Shaan, Saima, Saud, Sana, Shafqat Cheema Director: Hassan Askari Synopsis: the usual vengeance filled, violence laden formula given feminist twist.     Chaudrani was keenly anticipated upon release as it brought back Punjabi cinema’s favourite daughter back to the silver screen, where she belonged. Anjuman chose Chaudrani as the film that would relau...

Disco Godfather (1979)

Disco Godfather (1979) Cast: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones, Hawthorne James, Lady Reed. Director:  J. Robert Wagoner Synopsis:  Ex Cop turned Disco Godfather makes a pledge to rid his Hood of the scourge of Angel Dust that has devastated the streets.     The Disco is hopping on a Friday night with the brothers and sisters, hombres both good and bad all strutting th...

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) AKA “Monster”

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow Director: Barbara Peeters Synopsis:  fishy scientific games produce Mutated Salmon Monsters with girls on their mind!  Delirious Horror Romp with ace monsters and tongue firmly embedded in cheek.  Near Classic.     These are difficult times for the sleepy fishing town of Noyo where work is increasingly scarce an...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Cast: R. Lee Ermey, Jordanna Brewster, Marietta Marich, Andrew Bryniarski Director: Jonathan Liebesman Synopsis: Surely one of the most brutal (not the best),  and splattery films ever created!     With the considerable success of the Chainsaw remake directed by Marcus Nispel in 2003 it was inevitable that the franchise would be further milke...

Trog (1970)

Trog (1970) Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay Director: Freddie Francis Synopsis: Frozen fossil caveman comes to life and causes havoc in modern community Reviewed by: Ali Khan     A group of three students exploring underground caves stumble upon an amazing discovery – a living specimen of the missing link – a part ape part human species that has somehow su...

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