Category: Thriller

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Love Object – 2003 – a sex doll lovestroy

Kenneth works as a copywriter of sorts. Well, forget that, not of sorts, he’s a copywriter specialized in instruction books. He’s very good at his job and finished long before the deadline every time. You could say that he has a pretty boring life and lives solely for his profession. Maybe that is why he’s so efficient and fast when it comes to creating instruction manuscripts. For this new assignment, he gets a new assistant but it’s obvious...

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Anatomie 2 – 2003 – a sequel of sorts

It’s no secret that sequels often not deliver the same standard as the first in a series of films. In the case of Anatomie 2, the same director as directed the first film was given the job. If I understand it correctly, Stefan Ruzowitzky, reluctantly accepted the task after writing the script.  Based on interviews featured in the extra material the producers claimed no one else could direct his ideas so he had to come back....

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The Believers – 1987 – Satanic Cult of sorts

I saw The Believers under another title in the late 80’s. I was pretty impressed by it but since the title was in Swedish I didn’t know what movie it really was. Of course, I could have investigated at any given time. At least since internet and IMdB came into my life. After a while I totally forgot about it too. For some reason, the film surfaced in my mind and I felt that I...

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Anatomy – 2000 – Creepy German Flick

As I’m a Swede I’m used to reading subtitles. I have always done that as long as I can remember. In fact, that’s the way I learned English in the first place; watching those late night flick on the TV. It definitely helped me to learn how to read in the first place. Nowadays I don’t need any translation help when watching English spoken movies but it the sub title is there I can’t help...

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Shotgun – 1989 – A truly gruesome flick

Ok, let’s not kid ourselves. This is a horrible movie. The acting is so bad you could use this as a discouragement for hoe to not make a movie. The story itself is very shallow and I had no time figuring out what was supposed to be the send twist of it all. Maybe that’s not so far-fetched since many of these low budget flicks from the eighties are less than good and more than...

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7eventy 5ive – 2007 – Rutger Hauer

The semester is over on the university and a time of constant party and sex is coming up. The coolest gang of them all – The Crew, gets invited to a gigantic party at a rich classmate’s parents’ mansion. There will be all of the above, sex, alcohol and party 24/7. At least that’s what they think. An innocent game soon gets out of control. The point is to call a random number and fool...

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7 Days – 2010

Dr. Bruno Hamel and his wife see their 8-year old daughter walking off on her own. That’s the last they see of her, at least while she’s still alive. She’s found a couple of days later raped and murdered! Her parents lose themselves with grief and start to blame each other for the terrible crime. They should have looked after her and they should have done this or that. A few days go by and...

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Hero and the Terror – 1988 – a Chuck Norris Gem

I remember when this came out. It was something special and it was mentioned in movie mags I was reading at the time. This was not an ordinary Chuck Norris film. It wasn’t just filled with action, karate kicks and machine gun fire. In Hero and the Terror Chuck Norris breaks down and even faints. He shows himself vulnerable to pressure. Something, according to the magazine never had happened before. Well, I don’t know. I...

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Spasmo – 1974 – Umberto Lenzi

I have a confession to make. There are so many film directed by Umberto Lenzi that I haven’t seen or even heard of before. Spasmo is one of those I’ve heard about but never realized that Lenzi Directed. Once I learned how it was it was immediately much more interesting to watch. I consider it to be a part of my autodidact education. A film that needed to be in the frame of reference if...

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The Bloodstained Butterfly – 1971 – an atypical giallo

I haven’t watched any gialli lately. In fact, it was quite some years ago since I last was interested in these italian thrillers. But since I was giving Arrow Video a new chance (it’s a long story) I ordered The Bloodstained Butterfly without knowing the first thing about it. Except that the title was great and that it was some kind of giallo. It wasn’t what I expected though. The Bloodstained Butterfly is a little...