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Zarina Abdullah – Chermin AKA Mirror (2007)

Malaysian horror/suspense thriller with Islamic themes about a woman who is haunted by a vengeful spirit trapped in an antique mirror. The plot centers on Nasrin (Natasha Hudson), whose face has been disfigured in a mysterious car accident. Read More »

Jerry Thorpe – The Venetian Affair (1967)

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After an American diplomat inexplicably explodes a bomb during an international peace conference in Venice, killing himself and everyone in the room, CIA boss Frank Rosenfeld calls ex-agent Bill Fenner in on the case. Fenner is forced to find his ex-wife and save her from the clutches of both the good guys and the bad guys, while still obtaining the Vaugiroud report and uncovering the bombing conspiracy. Read More »

Richard Loncraine – Full Circle AKA The Haunting of Julia (1977)

Review Summary
The British/Canadian Full Circle is better known by its American title, The Haunting of Julia. The eponymous Julia, played by Mia Farrow, is driven to near-madness by the death of her daughter. Things don’t get much better when Julia and her husband move into a forbidding old mansion. The events leading up to her daughter’s horrible death threaten to repeat themselves, thereby explaining the film’s original title. Based on a Peter Straub story, Full Circle covers familiar ground, but fans of Gothic horror will be generously served. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Read More »

Alejandro Amenábar – Himenóptero & Luna (1992)

First Amenabar movie, made in 1991 (not 1992 as IMDb states), when Amenabar was 19.
The later `Tesis` is based on the same idea (obsession?). Read More »

Alejandro Amenábar – Tesis (1996)

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Spanish director and scriptwriter Alejandro Amenábar has gotten a fair amount of attention in the English-speaking world of late, and well-deserved it is. At the moment, he is probably best known for directing The Others, as well as directing and writing Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos), the outstanding film that spawned a totally unnecessary remake in Vanilla Sky. Amenábar’s film Thesis (original title: Tesis) takes us back to 1996, where we can see that his success is no fluke: it has been in the cards from the beginning. Read More »

Sondra Locke – Impulse (1990)

Plot Synopsis from Allmovie:
Actress Sondra Locke directed this visceral film noir about undercover cop Lottie Mason (Theresa Russell). A narcotics cop with the LAPD, she works a second shift at night as an undercover vice cop. Lottie works the bars and lures johns into the arms of the law. But her life is in a rut, and she would love to act on impulse like the narcotics and vice personas she adopts daily on the job. During the course of her duties, she begins a romantic relationship with district attorney Stan Harris (Jeff Fahey), who gets her involved with a case he is working on against a drug lord. Read More »

Alfred Hitchcock – Mary (1931)

A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. German version of “Murder. (ımbd) Read More »