Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Body Bags *** (1993, Deborah Harry, Mark Hamill, Twiggy, Stacy Keach, Sheena Easton, John Carpenter, Robert Carradine, David Naughton, David Warner) – Classic Movie Review 5998

Directors John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper’s 1993 horror compendium TV movie delivers three chilling stories of the ghoulish, gruesome, gory and gross – The Gas Station, Hair and The Eye. The director John Carpenter stars […]

Aug, 29 · in Uncategorized

Spontaneous Combustion ** (1990, Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher) – Classic Movie Review 5997

Co-writer/ director Tobe Hooper’s 1989 movie is a camp, rather silly sci-fi horror thriller from the iconic horror maestro. It boats a typically, enjoyable overwrought star performance from the eternally twitchy Brad Dourif as Sam, […]

Aug, 29 · in Uncategorized

Invaders from Mars ** (1986, Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Louise Fletcher, Bud Cort, Jimmy Hunt, Laraine Newman, James Karen) – Classic Movie Review 5996

Director-designer William Cameron Menzies’s much-loved landmark 1953 sci-fi fantasy favourite Invaders from Mars is remade by director Tobe Hooper in 1986 for Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’s British Cannon studios, with Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy […]

Aug, 29

Eaten Alive [Death Trap] * (1976, Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Stuart Whitman, Marilyn Burns) – Classic Movie Review 5995

Key genre expert director Tobe Hooper disappoints his fans in his follow-up to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with this mediocre, gratuitously violent and extremely gruesome 1976 horror film about the crazed psychotic redneck boss (Neville Brand) […]

Aug, 29

Westworld **** (1973, Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin) – Classic Movie Review 5994

Writer-director Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi action thriller is a great entertainment and a bona fide Seventies classic, and now also a cult favourite. The idea of theme parks running out of control may be a […]

Aug, 29

Went the Day Well? ***** (1942, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Basil Sydney) – Classic Movie Review 5993

Director Alberto Cavalcanti’s 1943 British classic for Ealing Studios stars Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton and Basil Sydney. It is a most compelling film of Graham Greene’s famous wartime warning fantasy story (The Lieutenant […]

Aug, 29

Le Serpent [The Serpent] *** (1973, Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde) – Classic Movie Review 5992

Co-writer/ producer/ director Henri Verneuil’s 1973 French movie for the international market is a standard, Seventies realist spy-thriller, with a gritty, sombre tone. It boasts an exceptional star line-up, which is one of its main […]

Aug, 29

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