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Kill Switch

Kill Switch is a 2008 direct-to-video film that was later released for theatrical distribution starring Steven Seagal and directed by Jeff F. King.

Steven Seagal plays Detective Jacob King, a tough cop with a reputation for violent street-justice methods.

King investigates murders in Memphis, Tennessee, perpetrated by a serial killer known as Lazerus.

The film is also notable for featuring one of the last roles of Isaac Hayes.

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Hell raising horror starring Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street).

When a gemologist unwittingly frees an evil genie, her friends pay the ultimate price.



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I always make the mistake of reading this thread to late!

I need to check more often.
 
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The Wicker Man

Cult favourite starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee.

A policeman is sent to a Scottish island in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed.



















 
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The Shrine



Cultist thriller starring Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).

When a young reporter goes looking for a missing girl in Poland, she uncovers a terrifying secret world of ritual and murder.




 
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Escape from L.A.



1996 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 41m


In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don't conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake.

But, when the president's daughter nabs the detonator to her dad's apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman.

And, if he doesn't succeed quickly, he'll be executed.


Release date: September 20, 1996 (Republic of Ireland)

Director: John Carpenter


Based on: Characters created by; John Carpenter; Nick Castle

Film series: Escape from New York


Budget: 50 million USD









 
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his friends into all manner of adventures in the big city.
Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Mia Sara.








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Horror Express



Classic horror starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

When a mysterious frozen creature awakens on the Trans-Siberian Express, two men must fight to contain its awful power.






 
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Immortals

2011 ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ‧ 1h 50m





(2011) Violent fantasy action-adventure starring Mickey Rourke as a megalomaniac king who frees a horde of imprisoned immortal warriors, hoping to overthrow ancient Greece and the gods themselves


Power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his ruthless army march across Greece, leaving burned-out villages and the corpses of the innocent in their wake.

Hyperion's goal is to find the long-lost Bow of Epirus; with this invincible weapon, he can cast the gods out of Mount Olympus and become master of the world.

A stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) heeds the words of the sibylline oracle (Freida Pinto), who convinces him that he is the key to stopping the bloodthirsty king.

Release date: November 11, 2011 (Republic of Ireland)
Director: Tarsem Singh
Box office: 226.9 million USD
Budget: 115 million USD
Costume design: Eiko Ishioka









 
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The Evil Dead

1981 ‧ Fantasy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 25m

Ashley "Ash" Williams (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away.

There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it's read aloud.

The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead.

Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life in this, the first of Sam Raimi's trilogy.

Initial release: October 15, 1981 (USA)
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenplay: Sam Raimi
Budget: 350,000 USD
Film series: Evil Dead film series







 

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The Evil Dead

1981 ‧ Fantasy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 25m

Ashley "Ash" Williams (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away.

There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it's read aloud.

The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead.

Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life in this, the first of Sam Raimi's trilogy.

Initial release: October 15, 1981 (USA)
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenplay: Sam Raimi
Budget: 350,000 USD
Film series: Evil Dead film series







This was a classic!

Have you watched the new TV show with the same actor?
 
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The Interpreter

2005 ‧ Mystery/Crime film ‧ 2h 8m



Interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is at the United Nations when she overhears what she believes is a plan to assassinate the president of Matobo, Edmond Zuwanie (Earl Cameron).

When she alerts the authorities, Secret Service agents Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) and Dot Woods (Catherine Keener) are assigned to the case.

It's not long before they decide that Silvia herself is a suspect, having formerly been involved with both a guerrilla group in Matobo and the president's chief opponent.


Initial release: April 15, 2005 (United Kingdom)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Screenplay: Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian
Story by: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward
Nominations: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress












 
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Switchback



1997 ‧ Thriller/Detective fiction ‧ 1h 58m


After his son is kidnapped by a notorious serial killer, FBI agent Frank LaCrosse (Dennis Quaid) travels to Amarillo, Texas, where he believes the murderer is in hiding.

Although officially taken off the case because of its personal significance to him, Frank continues to pursue the killer, causing concern for local sheriff Buck Olmstead (R. Lee Ermey).

When another victim pops up at a nearby car garage, Frank knows that he is as close as he'll ever be to tracking down the elusive kidnapper.

Initial release: October 31, 1997





 
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Primal Fear

1996 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 2h 12m

Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good.

His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago.

Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church's dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.