|Grave of the Vampire 1972 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Seed of Terror
Director: John Hayes
Cast: William Smith, Michael Pataki, Lyn Peters, Diane Holden, Jay Adler, Kitty Vallacher, Jay Scott, Eric Mason, Lieux Dressler, William Guhl, Carmen Argenziano, Margaret Fairchild, Abbi Henderson, Lindis Guinness, Frank Whiteman
Vampire Croft (Michael Pataki) rapes Leslie (Kitty Vallacher) so that he can have an offspring. The half-vampire offspring, James (William Smith), is bottle-fed on his mother's blood until she succumbs to anemia. James is not happy with his fate and decides to find and deal with his father.
|Kingdom of the Spiders 1977 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: John "Bud" Cardos
Cast: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling, Woody Strode, Lieux Dressler, Altovise Davis, David McLean, Natasha Ryan, Joe Ross, Marcy Lafferty, Adele Malis-Morey, Roy Engel, Hoke Howell, Bill Coontz, Jay Lawrence, Whitey Hughes
A new insecticide has killed off the normal food supply for the Arizona tarantulas. When local farm animals die, vet Rack Hansen (William Shatner) investigates. He determines that the deaths are due to spider venom and calls for help from entomologist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling). As the two search for answers, the migrating spiders approach the town, where the townsfolk become the next delicacy in the spiders' food chain. Interesting tongue-in-cheek humor and background music contribute to the film.
|Point of No Return 1993 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: John Badham
Cast: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Miguel Ferrer, Anne Bancroft, Olivia d'Abo, Richard Romanus, Harvey Keitel, Geoffrey Lewis, Lorraine Toussaint, Michael Rapaport, Mic Rodgers, Ray Oriel, Lieux Dressler, Spike McClure
Maggie (Bridget Fonda) has lived on the seamier side of life–she was a drug addict. Sentenced to death after she killed a policeman, Maggie is given a second chance through recruitment as a hired assassin. During training, she begins to come to grips with her true self, which is not quite so dark as she previously thought. A remake of "La Femme Nikita."
|The Red Pony 1973 TV, 102 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Robert Totten
Cast: Henry Fonda, Ben Johnson, Maureen O'Hara, Lieux Dressler, Jack Elam, Clint Howard, Richard Jaeckel, Rance Howard, Julian Rivero, Victor Sen Yung, Roy Jenson, Woody Chambliss, Link Wyler, Warren Douglas, Yvonne Wood
This is a good TV remake of the John Steinbeck story about the stern father, Carl Tiflin (Henry Fonda), and his son, Jody (Clint Howard), in the early 1900s. A pony for Jody is a way to demonstrate a father's love, which is hard for Carl to express in words.
|The Return of the World's Greatest Detective 1976 TV, 78 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Dean Hargrove
Cast: Larry Hagman, Jenny O'Hara, Nicholas Colasanto, Woodrow Parfrey, Helen Verbit, Ivor Francis, Booth Colman, Sid Haig, Ron Silver, Charles Macaulay, Benny Rubin, Fuddle Bagley, Robert Snively, Jude Farese, Lieux Dressler
After suffering a head injury when his motorcycle falls on him, LAPD officer Sherman Holmes (Larry Hagman) wakes up believing that he is Sherlock Holmes. Psychiatrist Dr. Joan Watson (Jenny O'Hara) aids and abets his delusion. He investigates and tracks down a serial killer, and Watson becomes his willing assistant. This film is a (loose) remake of "They Might Be Giants."
|1. Grave of the Vampire (1972)|
aka: Seed of Terror
2. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
3. Point of No Return (1993)
4. The Red Pony (1973)
5. The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976)
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