|The Messengers 2007 PG-13, 84 min.|
Director: Oxide Pang, Danny Pang
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Evan&Theodore Turner, William B. Davis, Brent Briscoe, Dustin Milligan, Jodelle Ferland, Michael Daingerfield, Tatiana Maslany, Shirley McQueen, Anna Hagan, Blaine Hart
The Solomon family has left a troubled lifestyle in Chicago and has hopes of a better life on a secluded farm in North Dakota where father Roy (Dylan McDermott) and mother Denise (Penelope Ann Miller) plan to raise sunflowers. They also hope to straighten out teenage daughter Jess (Kristen Stewart) whose drinking resulted in her three-year-old brother, Ben (Evan and Theodore Turner), being hurt in a car accident that has left him mute. But plans to raise those sunflowers are beset by a big problem: Jess and Ben are seeing ghosts in their farmhouse. To make matters even more complicated, those ghosts are invisible to all but Jess and Ben, and no one believes Jess when she complains that the house is haunted.
|The Outsider 1967 TV, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Darren McGavin, Anna Hagan, Edmond O'Brien, Sean Garrison, Shirley Knight, Ann Sothern, Audrey Totter, Ossie Davis, Joseph Wiseman, Nancy Malone, Mario Alcalde, Madame Spivy, Kent McCord
Detective David Ross (Darren McGavin) is a private-eye/ex-con hired by a theatrical manager to investigate possible embezzlement in this pilot for a TV series that followed the movie. Ross investigates the suspect, and, when she is found dead in his office, Ross becomes the prime suspect.
|The Stepfather 1987 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Joseph Ruben
Cast: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer, Stephen Shellen, Stephen E. Miller, Robyn Stevan, Blu Mankuma, Jeff Schultz, Lindsay Bourne, Anna Hagan, Gillian Barber, Gabrielle Rose, Jackson Davies, Sandra Head
The stepfather, Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn), at times appears to be a congenial family man. He romances and marries a series of widows, and all goes well until his new family fails to live up to his expectations. Then, the stepfather turns into a psychopathic murderer, kills them, and moves on to the next family of victims. Now, he is married to Susan Maine (Shelley Hack) whose daughter, Stephanie (Jill Schoelen), does not trust him, and the stepfather plots the next murders.
|1. The Messengers (2007)|
2. The Outsider (1967)
3. The Stepfather (1987)
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