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Description: John Considine plays the flamboyant Dr. Death, a thousand-year-old wizard who has mastered he art of transferring souls from one body to other and thereby manages to perpetuate himself by jumping from one body to the next. Apparently the Doc is a kindred spirit since his blood is a highly-corrosive acid that can strip flesh from bone
Description: Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to support her search prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jack's 'friends', a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea. Tamal, an orphan sold into servitude on the fishing platform by his uncle, a 'Dukun' (sorcerer and master of black magic) shaman, begs Skylar to take him away. She empathizes with the boy, who reminds her of her lost daughter, Rebecca, and is determined to support him, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark inky water, waiting to surface. Ever since Tamal arrived, mysterious things start to happen, until one by one the smugglers will be killed by the terrifying monster from the deep. In the middle of an eerie, violent storm, the animus inside Tamal grows stronger, calling for the ancient monster of his nightmares...
Description: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious assassins later learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Description: It's young Lucy's first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old girl who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her huge desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and mates William and Ben decide to find the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they receive into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel's treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of happenings that will change Lucy forever..
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Description: The Resurreccion's ancestral mansion is believed to have a portal to the another world. Each quarter of a century, it gotta be opened by a selected member of the clan, known as "The One", to enable stranded ghosts to cross over to the afterlife. With no surviving guild member opening the portal in the past 100 years, ghosts have overcrowded the now-abandoned mansion. Hesus Resurreccion is about to search out that he is The One but he is scared of ghosts. When he inherits the mansion, he wants to sell it instantly but it isn't that simple since folks trust the mansion is haunted. He fully freaks out when he learns that the folks he sees in the mansion are all ghosts. Hesus has no choice but to fulfill his point as The One. As he spends more time with the ghosts, he realizes that they are not scary at all and even enjoys their company. In the end Hesus got the key and opened the portal
Description: Taking from where they last left off, the Spirit Fighters stumble upon a black hole to the Netherworld in their find for an ancient mystical and strong amulet. Actually that they found a method in, comes the trouble of how to receive back. Especially as the Netherworlds dark denizens spring into action to give the spirit fighters a taste of their gruesome never-land hospitality.
Description: A poor storm at sea turns an ocean liner's luxury voyage into a nightmare! Those lucky enough to survive the sinking ship later search themselves stranded on an uncharted island. A living hell breaks loose when the survivors encounter gruesome, flesh-eating Beast Creatures!
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Description: A young girl collapses on the disco dance floor of what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming that this is an attempt at suicide, her boyfriend and doctor have her committed to the Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates and a predatory orderly. The trouble is, she's still sane!
Description: Meet Doctor Spine, a meek chiropractor with a very dark past that comes back to haunt him. Watch, as a life spent supporting others spirals downward into a miasma of madness. Directed by John Wesley Norton.
Description: Meeting a boy on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to receive abducted and branded with the letter "x" by that guy. A minigame of cat and mouse follows, but the storyline has an unexpected twist.
Description: Jûzô Murasaki is a man miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated by the bully Tôru Akai and his gang of juvenile punks. After years of repression, rejection and fear without facing Akai, he develops a psychopathic dual personality with a violent alter-ego. While living in the apartment 13 of a tenement building, he becomes unable to control his violent dark personality, who plots an evil revenge vs his upper floor neighbor Akai and his family.
Description: Six teenagers decide to party one weekend, but before the partying starts one couple disappears. Only to be fount brutally murdered. A blood thirsty assassin is stalking their summer playground. One by one bodies start to present up, as they become prey to the venomous vengeance-seeking maniac.
Description: Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they begin getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritence they are all entitled to.
Description: Ghost is a horror flick with an element of romance in it. It is set in a hospital with Sayali Bhagat testing a doctor and Shiney Ahuja testing a debonair detective. The film has been directed by Puja Jatinder Bedi.
Description: The lovely Laura, on a modelling job in South Africa, is kidnapped by a gang who carry her off into the jungle from where they demand a large ransom. Two boys set off in a helicopter to rescue her, tiny knowing what horrors Laura is enduring in the meantime in the savage clutches of a primitive and bloodthristy world. Laura's rescuers not only have to face the cruel violence of her captors - but also the horrifying lust for blood of a primitive and cruel god.
Description: After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a mates house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.
Description: On his seventeenth birthday, Michael is given a show of a Ouija board by Tony his greatest friend. At a session, Tony using a medium known to him only as "Virgil", unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of the board. Later there is a wave of violent killings and the chief suspect appears to be Michael. He has been witness to all the killings via premonitions and out of body experiences. Is Michael the killer? Can he prove his innocence or is someone else being possessed by the evil spirit…?
Description: On 17-year-old Kate's last weekend in town, she and her mates plan to spend it together at SpaceCON– the local science fiction convention they attend each year. At the convention Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen-vampire (who is also dressed as one). But when Kate tries to create a transport on him, he accidentally bites her in the neck. Kate and her mates later explore Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to stop the vampires and search a method to turn Kate back before it is too late.
Description: A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a huge cemetery. As darkness starts to fall they realize they can't search their method out, and later their fears start to overtake them.
Description: From a wheelchair a handicapped white boy guidelines an zone of Africa as a living god. He guidelines the local natives through superstition and scene magic and he guidelines the several white folks through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the boy who stole his wife and crushed his spine. Powerful and macabre items in a nearly forgotten horror film.
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I know this film well since I am Sheriff Cinder. Some of the negative comments I've seen used to really receive to me. But that was when I was a lot closer to the project. After all, that was almost 25 years ago. I search them quite accurate and funny now. It is a fun movie to watch with a bunch of mates (if you're into this genre). Trust it or not, I can't receive my hands on any nice copy of this movie. By the way, I just ran across some of the original paste-up boards, for Cinemagic Magazine, that Don Dohler (director) and I test to publish before and during the time we made The Alien Factor. What a kick it was to look over that stuff. If you haven't seen this film, receive your hands on it and allow IMDb know what you think!
What can I tell about this movie? PLENTY! I discovered it right where it belongs, on TV at 3 in the morning, and it snapped me to full consciousness. The aliens are unbelievable, the plot is okay, the acting is priceless and the ending even goes for poignancy. The plot? Oh yes there is one. A bunch of strange creatures present up out of nowhere and terrorize a mountain village. A stranger called Zachary discovers they came from a spaceship the ruined in the hills and nominates himself as a one boy committee to round up and/or destroy the alien beasts. Actually you have to see these creatures to trust them. One is a humanoid insect. His costume was made by spray painting cardboard with enamel and it was destroyed when it got rained on! A furry creature looks like the sort of outfit Gene Simmons of KISS might wear to a Halloween party right down to the 24 inch platform boots. The last is the best, a stop motion animated something-or-other that is invisible for most of the film but who finally materializes for the end. They forgot, or should not afford, to matte out the background so the thing is transparent for all its scenes. Is that all? Not nearly! How about live melody from a musician named "Lon Talbot" and 2 go-go women who dance like they are on Valium? How about an alien who wear blue jeans and looks like his skin is made of wicker? Jinkies this film is an immediate classic! I loved it! Don Dohler made another movies but this one is the most fun. Can we take Edward D. Wood off that pedastal actually and place Don Dohler in his place? His movies deserve to be seen and talked about; especially this one.
For a young Super-8 aficionado, growing up in the late 70's, Don Dohler was legend. Greatest known as the editor for Cinemagic magazine (and the Movie Magic books), he would detail articles and how-to-do hints on everything from latex modeling to stop-motion to optical results on the cheap. Of course, a large chunk of the contributions came from those who worked on his own features, including John Dods, John Costentinio, and Ernest Farino (who soon did the stop-motion fx on THE TERMINATOR). And for anyone who read Movie Magic, a large highlight was the design of the Zagatile beast that Constentino designed for test in Dohler's first detail THE ALIEN FACTOR. Constentino detailed the making of the beast, sort of an alien Bigfoot costume for a guy on stilts. Needless to say, the contributors on such articles everytime came across as true pros, making their work and results sound really nice in print. Then, almost 26 years after having read Movie Magic, I finally got around to seeing THE ALIEN FACTOR. Well, it sounded promising, but the reality is everytime different. What we essentially receive to watch is a zero-budget 16mm effort featuring a group of Baltimore yokels up vs two tacky man-in-suit aliens and one very well done stop-motion beast. Grainy photography, a grating electronic score, and actors with a penchant for delivering monotone speech dominate this film. Not the polished effort its makers claimed it to be, but still an interesting artifact from 70's drive-in flicks. The plot briefly features the attempts of some local villagers to investigate a series of bizarre deaths, supposedly wild animal attacks. Turns out they are the work of three alien beings that have escaped from a downed extraterrestrial spacecraft. The Sheriff (Tom Griffith) remains baffled until the comeback of a mysterious stranger (Don Leifert), who possesses an uncanny ability to hunt down the trio of beasties. Allow us be fair to Dohler: with only local talent, limited crew, backyard locales, and miles away from Hollywood, they did the greatest they could. Plus, there are effective moments: the discovery of the spaceship (good test of foreground miniature); the Zagatile's attack in a man's darkened basement; and the final war with the Lemoid, with excellent, if brief stop-motion animation from Farino. Unfortunately, Dohler's directorial abilities lagged far behind his special talents in wrangling cheap fx. The performances are stiff, the overall pace drags, and the erratic melody detracts rather than add. The effectiveness of the alien menace is hampered by either having them attack in broad daylight or showing them in full, essentially hokey Dr. Who creature outfits (the Zagatile in closeup looks okay, but in full, it just looks plain hokey as lumbers in the snow, chasing humans who are running three times faster). With a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, it should have been right up there with DARK STAR. Yet in spite of all its flaws, THE ALIEN FACTOR is infused with this weird low-budget horror sensibility that makes it all the more intriguing, if only for the fact that it ever got made at all. Clumsy as it is, it still entertains as a first effort. Regrettably, Dohler himself never went on to bigger and better things. He seems content to stay in Baltimore, working on zero-budget horror outings that haven't progressed (if anything regressed) beyond his opus. Considering the talent he helped to foster, it's a crying shame.
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