|Bless the Child 2000 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Chuck Russell
Cast: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Ian Holm, Angela Bettis, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman, Lumi Cavazos, Eugene Lipinski, Michael Gaston, Dimitra Arliss, Anne Betancourt, Helen Stenborg, Matthew Lemche, Dan Warry-Smith
Raised by her Aunt Maggie (Kim Basinger), young Cody (Holliston Coleman) just might be the next Messiah. But when Cody's birth mother and her new husband–a Satanic cult leader (Rufus Sewell)–take off with the young girl, the kidnapping coincides with the work of a serial killer. Enter FBI agent John Travis (Jimmy Smits) who soon joins forces with Maggie in an attempt to rescue Cody and, in the process, save the world.
|Carrie 2002 TV, 150 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: David Carson
Cast: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure, Emilie de Ravin, Tobias Mehler, Jesse Cadotte, Meghan Black, David Keith, Miles Meadows, Jasmine Guy, Sean Tyler Foley, Chelan Simmons, Katharine Isabelle, Laurie Murdoch
This made-for-TV remake of the Stephen King novel stars Angela Bettis in the title role. Carrie has problems at home from her religious zealot mother Margaret (Patricia Clarkson) and at school where the unstable teen is harassed. Carrie has telekinetic powers–the ability to control and move things with her mind. She goes over the edge when a boy plays a prank on her at the prom.
|Coastlines 2002 R, 110 min.|
Director: Victor Nunez
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Wynter, Josh Brolin, Scott Wilson, Josh Lucas, William Forsythe, Angela Bettis, Robert Wisdom, Daniel von Bargen, Edwin Hodge, Robert Claudini, Abigail Mavity, Steven Gilborn, Karen S. Gregan
Ex-con Sonny Mann (Timothy Olyphant) returns to his hometown in Florida where he asks for money owed to him by local crime boss Fred Vance (William Forsythe). Instead of paying the debt, Vance blows up Sonny's family home and kills Sonny's father in the process. Sonny moves in with his childhood friends Deputy Sheriff Dave Lockhart (Josh Brolin) and Dave's wife Ann (Sarah Wynter) and soon begins an affair with Ann, which threatens both the marriage and Sonny and Dave's lifelong friendship.
|Girl, Interrupted 1999 R, 127 min.|
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, Vanessa Redgrave, Travis Fine, Mary Kay Place, Elisabeth Moss, Angela Bettis, Jillian Armenante, Drucie McDaniel, Joanna Kerns
This story is adapted from the memoirs of Susanna Daysen (Winona Ryder) and relates the time when she was a patient at Boston's Claymore psychiatric hospital in the mid-1960s. She recalls stories of "friends"–sociopath Lisa (Angelina Jolie), pampered Daisy (Brittany Murphy), and burn victim Polly (Elizabeth Moss)–who she encounters during her 18-month stay. Susanna works with her psychiatrist, Dr. Sonia Wick (Angelina Jolie), and is guided by nurse Valerie (Whoopie Goldberg). Susanna leaves friends behind when she reclaims her independence and moves out of the institution and on with her life. Jolie won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
|May 2003 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Lucky McKee
Cast: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Nichole Hiltz, Kevin Gage, Merle Kennedy, Chandler Hecht, Norwood Cheek, Rachel David, Roxanne Day, Will Estes
May's (Angela Bettis) only friend is her handmade doll, and her attempts to find friends and lovers have failed. But, May is not going to quit in her quest for a lover. Her solution: take a page from Mary Shelley's novel and create her own man from pieces of other bodies.
|The Toolbox Murders 2004 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Juliet Landau, Rance Howard, Marco Rodriguez, Sara Downing, Greg Travis, Adam Gierasch, Christopher Doyle, Adam Weisman, Alan Polonsky, Christina Venuti, Jamison Reeves, Stephanie Silverman, Charlie Paulson
In this loose remake of the 1978 film with the same name, Nell and Steven (Angela Bettis and Brent Roam) move into a cheap apartment complex that is sorely in need of repair, and most of the inhabitants appear to be strange. When a series of gruesome murders–accomplished by the use of toolbox hardware (hammers, saws, etc.)– begins, Nell tries to find out what is going on.
|1. Bless the Child (2000)|
2. Carrie (2002)
3. Coastlines (2002)
4. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
5. May (2003)
6. The Toolbox Murders (2004)
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