|Chattahoochee 1990 R, 98 min.|
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Ned Beatty, William DeAcutis, Dennis Hopper, Pamela Reed, M. Emmet Walsh, Lee Wilkof, Gary Howard Klar, Matt Craven, Timothy Scott, Richard Portnow, William Newman, Whitey Hughes, Wilbur Fitzgerald
Based on a true story, this film is about Emmett Foley (Gary Oldman) and the inhumane treatment of Foley and other patients in mental hospitals endured in the 1950s. Foley is a Korean War veteran who is depressed and goes on a shooting spree hoping that police will arrive in his neighborhood and kill him so that his wife Mae (Frances McDormand) will be able to collect his insurance. Instead, police capture Foley, and he is sent to Chattahoochee, which is a Florida state mental institution. Foley experiences mistreatment, and, when his anger erupts, Dr. Harwood (Ned Beatty) administers shock treatments and tranquilizers. Throughout his years in Chattahoochee, Foley keeps notes on his abuse, and, with encouragement from his friend Walker Benson (Dennis Hopper), Foley sends letters of protest to authorities, which leads to an investigation during which Foley's story is told.
|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.
|1. Chattahoochee (1990)|
2. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
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