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Lisa (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I recently watched Lisa, a horror/thriller hybrid from 1990. Can you guess why? Now, there are a number of possible reasons.  It is October, which means that I’m going to be spending this entire month watching and reviewing horror movies.  And there’s the fact that I have a weakness for horror films from the late […]

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The Amazing Mr. X (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

A woman named Christine (Lyn Bari) walks along the beach when she thinks that she hears the voice of her husband calling out her name.  The only problem is that her husband has been dead for two years.  Christine’s sister, Janet (Cathy O’Donnell), says that Christine is just hearing things and that she needs to […]

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How To Make A Monster (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

How do you make a monster? According to this 1958 film, the man to ask is Pete Dumond! As played by Robert H. Harris, Pete Dumond is the chief make-up artist at American International Pictures.  He’s so good that he can easily transform handsome teen idols like Tony Mantell (Gary Conway) and Larry Drake (Gary […]

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Robot Monster (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

If you’re a fan of old horror and science fiction movies, you can probably imagine all sorts of different types of monsters destroying or, at the very least, conquering Earth. There’s the big rubber lizards that lived over on Monster Island.  There’s the sinister humanoid aliens who have appeared in more movies than I can […]

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The Brood (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. […]

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The Amityville Horror (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Based on a true story! (Or maybe not.  Actually, probably not…) This 1979 film tells the story of George and Kathy Lutz (James Brolin and Margot Kidder), a young married couple who move into a big house in Amityville, New York.  George and Kathy are having financial trouble so it’s good thing that they were […]

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The Final Sacrifice (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

O Canada! The 1990 film, The Final Sacrifice, opens in the snowy Canadian wilderness.  A man who I can only assume is a pro wrestler is hanging out with another man, who I can only assume is the lead singer for an emo band.  According to the film, the man in the suit is named […]

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Haunts of the Very Rich (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The 1972 made-for-TV movie Haunts of the Very Rich opens with a lengthy shot of Lyle (Tony Bill) and Laurie (Donna Mills) sharing a very long kiss.  Obviously, they’re very happy and why shouldn’t they be?  They’re young.  They’re beautiful.  They’re in love.  They’re newly married.  And … they’re on an airplane! It’s a private plane, […]

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The Children (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Poor Casey (Hannah Tointon)! As 2008’s The Children opens, all she wants to do is celebrate New Year’s with her friends.  Instead, her mom and her stepfather are dragging her off to some stupid house in the middle of nowhere, where she’ll have to hang out with her aunt and her dorky uncle and she’ll […]

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 […]