Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle- aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. This well-crafted film, full of sexual tension and Gothic flavor, was Patricia Neal’s second after her return to acting, her real-life stroke worked deftly into the story by then-husband Roald Dahl.
On her way home from the doctor’s office one morning, expectant mother Esther is brutally accosted by a mysterious, hooded attacker. Disturbed, she retreats into a solitary life, keeping a safe distance from the outside world. As time goes on, she decides to make efforts to re-assimilate herself into society. She seeks comfort in a local support group and it’s there that she meets Melanie, a sweet woman from the neighborhood. Forming a new bond, Esther is hopeful that she can move on and start a new life with new connections. This of course falls apart one day when she makes a startling discovery that will change everything.
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Hunchback of Soho (1966) Alfred Vohrer, Günther Stoll, Pinkas Braun, Monika Peitsch, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Crane’s family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Crane farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Crane family and the members of the community.
College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm… only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating mother and her daughter… our trio soon wish they hadn’t.
Seddok, l’erede di Satana / Atom Age Vampire (1960) Anton Giulio Majano, Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Horror, Sci-Fi
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women. His unexplained ability to turn into a hideous monster helps with this problem but does nothing to win her love. The doctor’s woes multiply as the police and the girl’s boyfriend begin to close in on him.
In a spooky New York City mansion, a wealthy but mean old woman threatens to return her sister to the home’s secret torture chamber when the sister objects to the woman’s trying to ruin the lives of relatives she doesn’t like.