|Black Christmas 1974 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
aka: Silent Night, Evil Night
Stranger in the House
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin, Doug McGrath, Michael Rapport, Leslie Carlson, Martha Gibson, John Rutter, Robert Warner
It's the day before Christmas when the obscene phone calls start at the sorority house, and the killing of sorority sisters begins. It appears that the killer is in the attic. A pretty good slasher film that set a standard for those to follow. Margot Kidder is great as the foul-mouthed sorority sister, Barb.
|The Cat and the Canary 1978 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Horror
Director: Radley Metzger
Cast: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Carol Lynley, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Beatrix Lehmann, Daniel Massey, Peter McEnery, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Millionaire Cyrus West (Wilfrid Hyde-White) has died and relatives gather in his dark mansion on a rainy night for the reading of the will. Through a home movie, West tells his relatives that he believes they are worthless souls. Annabelle (Carol Lynley) is heiress to West's fortune–if she does not die or go insane during the next 12 hours. Thus begins the night of terror caused by unhappy relatives with murder on their minds, and people get murdered, one-by-one.
|Death on the Nile 1978 PG, 140 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Guillermin
Cast: Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Jon Finch, Simon MacCorkindale, Jack Warden, Harry Andrews, I.S. Johar
Written by Agatha Christie, this is another intriguing mystery for master sleuth Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) to solve. Poirot and his traveling companion Colonel Race (David Niven) are in Africa enjoying a cruise on the S.S. Karnak, sailing down the Nile River, when a passenger, heiress Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles), is murdered. Poirot investigates, and among the suspects are Salome (Angela Lansbury), Rosalie Otterbourne (Olivia Hussey), Dr. Bessner (Jack Warden), Mrs. Van Schuyler (Bette Davis), Miss Bowers (Maggie Smith), and Jacqueline De Bellefort (Mia Farrow)–nearly all of whom have motives for murder.
|Headspace 2006 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: Andrew van den Houten
Cast: Christopher Denham, Olivia Hussey, William Atherton, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, Mark Margolis, Dee Wallace, Udo Kier, Erick Kastel, Quinn Lujan, Andrew van den Houten, Mark Von Kreuter
After a chance meeting with chess wizard Harry Jellinek (Erick Kastel), 25-year-old Alex Bordon (Christopher Denham) finds his intellect rising rapidly. At the same time, Alex suffers migraines, sees strange things in his dreams, and his acquaintances end up as victims of bizarre murders. Alex seeks help from Dr. Karen Murphy (Olivia Hussey) who has dealt with problems similar to those of Alex. But now, the killer seems to be setting up Alex as the next victim. Will Alex be able to use his increased brain power to stop the murders and mayhem?
|Ivanhoe 1982 TV, 150 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Douglas Camfield
Cast: James Mason, Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern, Olivia Hussey, Lysette Anthony, Julian Glover, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Pickup, George Innes, David Robb, Stuart Wilson, Michael Gothard, Tony Haygarth, Philip Locke
This TV version of the Sir Walter Scott classic is well done; the photography is excellent, with good performances all around. Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Anthony Andrews) returns to England after the Crusades only to immediately get involved in a struggle against the tyranny of Prince John (Ronald Pickup). King Richard (Julian Glover) has been kidnapped, and Prince John refuses to pay the ransom. With help from Rebecca (Olivia Hussey)–whose Jewish father, Isaac of York (James Mason), was held by the anti-Semites and Ivanhoe rescued–Ivanhoe finds hope in rescuing the throne of England. Then, Ivanhoe's partnership with Robin Hood (David Robb) will right many of the wrongs in England.
|Lost Horizon 1973 G, 145 min.|
Genre: Musical / Fantasy / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Charles Jarrott
Cast: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Bobby Van, James Shigeta, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud, John Van Dreelen, Kent Smith, Larry Duran, Hedley Mattingly, Michael Bernal
A revolution is taking place in Southeast Asia, and a group of refugees, led by Richard Conway (Peter Finch) and his brother George (Michael York), evacuate on a plane that crashes in the Himalayas. The survivors find refuge in Shangri-La, which is ruled by the High Lama (Charles Boyer), and discover a new world of peace and tranquility. But, their new-found happiness results in more than a few conflicts between the survivors. Musical production numbers with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David are interspersed with the drama.
|Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990 TV, 96 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Mick Garris
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey, CCH Pounder, Warren Frost, Donna Mitchell, Thomas Schuster, Sharen Camille, Bobbi Evors, John Landis, Kurt Paul, Louis Crume, Cynthia Garris, Doreen Chalmers, Alice Hirson
Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is back one more time, and he's even more of a basket case. He calls into a radio talk show and tells about how his crazy, domineering mother (Olivia Hussey) has much to do with why he is what he is today as he reflects on his childhood. Now, Norman is plotting to kill Connie (Donna Mitchell) who is pregnant with his child.
|Romeo and Juliet 1968 PG, 138 min.|
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting, Michael York, Laurence Olivier, Milo O'Shea, John McEnery, Robert Stephens, Murray Head, Roy Holder, Bruce Robinson
Romeo (Leonard Whiting) and Juliet (Olivia Hussey) come to life in this beautiful production of Shakespeare's story about star-crossed lovers. Pasquale DeSantis won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and an Oscar was also awarded for the costumes. Laurence Olivier narrates the story. Nominations were also received for Best Picture and Director.
|Sam Marlow, Private Eye 1980 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
aka: The Man with Bogart's Face
Director: Robert Day
Cast: Robert Sacchi, Franco Nero, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey, Misty Rowe, Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, Richard Bakalyan, George Raft, Yvonne De Carlo, Sybil Danning, Gregg Palmer, Jay Robinson, Mike Mazurki, Henry Wilcoxon
This spoof of Humphrey Bogart films stars Robert Sacchi as a man who undergoes plastic surgery to look like Bogart and then changes his name to Sam Marlowe. He opens up a small detective agency and gets the attention of Hakim (Franco Nero), Commodore Anastas (Victor Buono), Gena (Michelle Phillips), Zinderneuf (Jay Robinson), and Mr. Zebra (Herbert Lom) who are all searching for priceless stones from a statue of Alexander the Great. Now, Marlowe becomes involved in solving a Maltese-Falcon-like crime.
|Virus 1980 PG, 155 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Adventure / Horror / Thriller
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: Sonny Chiba, Chuck Connors, Stephanie Faulkner, Glenn Ford, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Henry Silva, Bo Svenson, Robert Vaughn, Masao Kusakari, Julie Khaner, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Kensaku Morita, Toshiyuki Nagashima
Doctor Yamauchi (Sonny Chiba) wanders the frozen Earth after its near destruction from a deadly virus. In the aftermath, there are only 858 men and eight women left in the world. They are members of international Antarctic research teams of scientists, and the reason they are still alive is that the cold is killing off the germs. The second disaster is nuclear, and now the question is, "Will there be any survivors?"
|1. Black Christmas (1974)|
aka: Silent Night, Evil Night
aka: Stranger in the House
2. The Cat and the Canary (1978)
3. Death on the Nile (1978)
4. Headspace (2006)
5. Ivanhoe (1982)
6. Lost Horizon (1973)
7. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
8. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
9. Sam Marlow, Private Eye (1980)
aka: The Man with Bogart's Face
10. Virus (1980)
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