Horror & Thrills

See No Evil (1971)

See No Evil (1971) Starring: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey Director: Richard Fleischer Synopsis: Influenced by the moral decay all around him a Murderous Psycho targets a helpless blind girl in this poor man’s Wait Until Darkesque thriller written by Brian Clemens… eek!   See No Evil is a Rather old fashioned and dated, this early 70’s psycho thriller features a f...

Evictors, The (1979)

Evictors, The (1979) Cast: Jessica Harper, Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Sue Ann Langdon Director: Charles B. Pierce Nutshell:  Languidly paced Louisiana set period piece chiller about a couple finding their new home has a history that has returned to haunt them.     This unusual low budget horror film arrived with Halloween already into its incredible slow burning run at cinemas world-wide...

Magic (1978)

Magic (1978) Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margaret, Burgess Meredith Director:  Richard Attenborough Nutshell:  This film version of William Goldman’s edgy novel is a noble effort but lacks the sinister intensity of similarly themed predecessors.     With 1978’s Magic, Richard Attenborough, a director with an eye for the broadest of canvases turns his focus to a genre that could hard...

Slayer, The (1982)

Slayer, The (1982) Cast: Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook Director:  J.S. Cardone Nutshell:  Notorious for being banned as a Video Nasty in the UK.  Artist Kay’s vivid nightmares go into overdrive with horrifying results as she reluctantly visits and island with her relatives.     Artist Kay is constantly struggling with recurring nightmares much to the irritation of her...

Mutilator, The (1985)

Mutilator, The (1985) Cast:  Matt Mitler, Frances Raines, Jack Chatham, Connie Rogers Director: Buddy Cooper Nutshell:  Accidental matricide leaves family ripped apart and with dreadful, deadly consequences.     A prologue in which a geeky kid accidently shoots his mother dead and then suffers the rage of his father sets the tone for this slasher fare from 1985 that barely made it to the...

Mr. 303 (1971)

Mr.303 (1971) Cast: Rani, Nasrullah Butt, Tarana, Rangeela, Adeeb and Sultan Rahi Director: Aslam Dar Nutshell: Trippy, Loopy local Bond clone has got it all; cars, guns, girls, chases, action, chills, spills and thrills!!!     As the James Bond phenomena grew in worldwide popularity it was a matter of time before Lollywood started producing its own clones. The first of many was probably...

Better Watch Out (2016)

Better Watch Out (2016) Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton Director: Chris Peckover Nutshell:  Devilishly entertaining slice of Christmas Pudding laced with surprisingly macabre flavours and a razor sharp sense of fun!  A quite perfect Yuletide treat.     In an age of grim torture porn and worse, sexy teenage vampires and zombies milked for all their sh...

Evil of Frankenstein, The (1964)

Evil of Frankenstein, The (1964) Cast: Peter Cushing, Sandor Eles, Peter Woodthorpe, Kiwi Kingston, Katy Wild Director: Freddie Francis Nutshell:  The brilliant Peter Cushing returns as the Baron in film that has all the familiar trappings but lacks the style and sense of menace and horror that the films of Terence Fisher enjoyed. Considered one of Hammer’s weakest efforts there is none the ...

Black Cat (2009)

Black Cat (2009) Cast; Anjuman Shehzadi, Nida Chodhary, Ahmad Butt, Rida Chodhary, Shakeel Raja, Hina, Hanan Director: Saeed Ali Khan Nutshell:  A lurid tale of sex, lies, deception, Viagra, Nymphomaniacs, murder, haunted houses, vengeful spirits, demonic possession, delectable outfits and stunningly vulgar dances.  Wholesome Family Entertainment, Lollywood style.     Saeed Ali Khan, bes...

Dominique (1978)

Dominique (1978) Cast:  Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Jack Warner Director: Michael Anderson Nutshell:  Ponderous and convoluted tale of scheming revenge suffers from tedious and uninspired direction and terrible pacing     Dominique’s marriage to stockbroker David Ballard is on the rocks.  He is having severe financial issues and the only way out h...

Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959)

Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959) Cast:   Robert Clarke, Patricia Manning, Nan Peterson, Patrick Whyte Director:  Robert Clarke Nutshell:  Scientist gets zapped by a nasty form of radiation that mutates him into the lizard when exposed to sunlight.     Struck down by a burst of the most virulent radiation, scientist Gilbert McKenna develops an unprecedented and terrible new affliction which ...

Miss Top Ten (2009)

Miss Top Ten (2009) Cast: Sana, Moammar Rana, Asha Alvi, Ahmed Butt, Sajna, Akhtar Shad, Ashraf Rahi Director: Rasheed Dogar Nutshell:   Sugar Daddies, AIDS, Prostitution, Sleaze, Stalkers, Murder and Mayhem.  All in a day’s work for Rasheed Dogar, the Prince of Sleaze.     In the opening scenes, we are introduced to a disgruntled family with the man of the house being treated by his wif...

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