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The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

First released in 1976, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane tells the story of Ryann Jacobs (played by Jodie Foster, who was thirteen years old when she made this film). Rynn lives in a small New England town, in a house that her father has leased for three years.  It’s been a while […]

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Audrey Rose (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The 1977 film, Audrey Rose, tells the story of an annoying little girl named Ivy (Susan Swift), who is the daughter of annoying Janice (Marsha Mason) and annoying Bill (John Beck).  Everything seems to be perfectly normal until, one day, they notice that they’re being followed around by an annoying man named Elliott (Anthony Hopkins).  […]

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The Tower (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The plot of 1993’s The Tower could probably best be described as, “Paul Reiser gets a job and gets everyone killed.” Technically, Paul Reiser is playing Tony Minot, a guy who would rather spend his time in his apartment, composing new age synthesizer anthems and eating left over pizza, than actually go to work.  But […]

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10/31 (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

It’s Halloween night and we all know what the means.  It’s a time for candy.  It’s a time for treats.  It’s a time for tricks.  And it’s definitely a time for a few frights.  Two costumed children sit in a dark room that is only partially illuminated by the flickering of their TV.  On the […]

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Cast A Deadly Spell (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Welcome to 1940s Los Angeles! It’s a world that, at first, seems very familiar.  World War II is over and, even as America faces the future with refreshed optimism, the streets of Los Angles remain mean and dangerous.  There are gangsters.  There are rich men plotting to make themselves even richer.  The police are corrupt.  […]

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The Watcher (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

  Released in 2000, The Watcher is one of those movies where a burned out FBI Agent finds himself locked in a game of cat-and-mouse with an overly verbose serial killer.  The FBI agent doesn’t want to get involved and is struggling with a drug addiction.  (It’s always either drugs or a wife who doesn’t […]

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Teenagers From Outer Space (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The aliens have landed in California! And they’re teenagers! That may sound like the set up of a 1960s beach movie but actually, Teenagers From Outer Space is an oddly somber little movie from 1959.  Now, just to be clear, somber does not necessarily equal good.  There’s a lot of humor to be found in […]

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The Guardian (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The Guardian, a horror film from 1990, tells the story of a woman named Camilla (Jenny Seagrove), who is hired as a nanny and proceeds to not only claim the baby as her own but also tries to seduce the baby’s father away from his wife. Or maybe Camilla is a druid who kidnaps babies […]

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The Flesh and Blood Show (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I had a few reasons for watching the 1972 slasher film, The Flesh and Blood Show. First off, the film was directed by Pete Walker.  Though Pete Walker may not be as well-known as some of his contemporaries and his overall cinematic output is dreadfully uneven, he was still responsible for enough memorable films that […]

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Little Shop of Horrors (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Enter singing. Little Shop…Little Shop of Horrors…Little Shop…Little Shop of Terrors… When I was 19 years old, I was in a community theater production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors.  Though I think I would have made the perfect Audrey, everybody always snickered whenever I sang so I ended up as a part of […]

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