Directed by Damiano Damiani
Dolores (Rutanya Alda) is the first of the group to see that their new residence isn't all that it seems to be on discovering (with the help of a friendly and somewhat naive moving guy) a macabre, fly infested, crawlspace. From that moment on it appears as if all the pent up, seething, hatred aimed at an overbearing father manifests as an ancient entity finds easy purchase on an impressionable teenager's, Sonny, psyche. Sonny abruptly changes, avoids church, becomes smitten with his sister (it would be hard not to IMO) and begins to wander the halls with a strange contorted visage and much later a qualified assassin's knowledge of how to use a shotgun (shades of The Doors track The End here).
In retrospect Amityville 2 supplies everything that a horror fan wishes, not including those that hanker for flesh chomping zombies, lesbian vampire orgies or child's toys with a blood lust and an appetite for revenge, in a classical style with (typical of the time, overly) dramatic acting invoking scenes knife-edge tension and a battle between good and evil that concludes IMO ingeniously but perhaps not as the audience would expect. Turn the lights out boys and girls, grab some popcorn and curl up to a loved one, it can be a pet makes no difference to me, and prepare to enjoy a movie which I consider places high on the scare scale even thirty two years after the day it was released.
Meet The Feebles
(1989 released in USA September 1995)
In time the audience is introduced to the production's newbie Robert (“Wob-ert”) a shy hedgehog who plays a mean serenade (Ohh – Luuciillllee!) though understands not the hidden meanings behind Sebastian's, the stage director, numerous instructions. Somehow Robert wanders into the knife throwers lair to discover that he is in no shape whatsoever to be throwing knifes (at...anything). Robert sits for a while to hear a tale of carnage and woe that has resulted in the lizard's current dependence on drugs, anything, Vic's VaporRub? Incidentally this same brilliant scene was initially given to the film's funders, to gain capital, under the guise of Frogs of War (More on that later). Heidi soon discovers that her time upon the main stage may well be coming to an abrupt end, of note is her rehearsal Sebastian cringes and makes haste to Bletch with the bad news.
Directed by Neil Marshall