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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...

Musalman (2001)

Musalman (2001) Cast: Sana, Shaan, Babar Ali, Zeba Bakhtiar, Arbaz Khan, Meera, Javed Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema, Nawaz Khan, Tariq Shah, Nayyar Ejaz, Irfan Khoosat, Badar Munir. Director: Iqbal Kashmiri Nutshell:  Bombastic slice of Hateful, comical and pitiful propaganda aimed squarely at making a fast buck from brainwashed audiences starring that Super Patriot Shaan and the usual suspects.   &...

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...

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...

Tiger Gang (1974) AKA Kommissar X: Jagt Die Roten Tiger AKA FBI Operation Pakistan

Tiger Gang (1974) AKA Kommissar X: Jagt Die Roten Tiger AKA FBI Operation Pakistan Cast:  Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Nisho, Qavi, Gisela Hahn, Ernst Fritz Furbringer Director:  Harald Reinl/Iqbal Shehzad Nutshell:  Kommissar X and his companion have a deadly new assignment in Pakistan trying to end the criminal reign of a notorious gang called The Tiger Gang.     The ...

Ehsaan (1967)

Ehsaan (1967) Cast:  Waheed Murad, Zeba, Rozina, Nirala, Ibrahim Nafees, Azad, Baby Jugnu. Director:  Parvez Malik Nutshell:  An attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Waheed Murad and the team that hit the bullseye with Armaan.     Waheed Murad was riding the crest of his immense wave of popularity in 1967.  Armaan had been a stupendous hit and the same team combined to concoct an u...

Nai Laila Naia Majnoo (1969)

Nai Laila Naia Majnoo (1969) Cast:  Aaliya, Kemal, Naseema Khan, Lehri, Ilyas Kashmiri Director: Munawar Rasheed Music: Tassaduq Hussain Nutshell: Madcap, frivolous and very, very silly but also hugely entertaining with a stunning soundtrack and intoxicating dance numbers.  A gas!     Nai Laila Naya Majnu arrived as a bit of a novelty and a whole lot of fresh air at the very tail end of ...

Zerqa (1969)

Zerqa (1969) Cast: Neelo Shahid, Ejaz, Allaudin, Saqi, Nasira and Talish Director: Riaz Shahid Synopsis: Ambitious and resoundingly successful tale of Palestinian martyrdom     Zerqa was a thundering success when it was released, not only with the public who turned out in their multitudes and made the film a box office champion, but also the critics who cheered the film as being a prime ...

Zabata (1993)

Zabata (1993) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Babra Sharif, Asif Khan, Jehangir Mughal, Humayun Qureshi Director: Jehangir Mughal Nutshell:  if Jodorowsky and Tarantino had been Pakistani and directed a typical revenge masala film…it would have been something like Zabata.       Within moments a seasoned Lollywood viewer can sense there is something not quite right with Zabata.  The film begins w...

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