Derek Winnert

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Nightbreed *** (1990, Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid) – Classic Movie Review 6112

Writer-director Clive Barker (Hellraiser) adapts his own novel Cabal for this intelligent 1990 horror thriller starring Craig Sheffer as Aaron Boone / Cabal, a demented serial killer forced to hide in a legendary mythical city called Midian peopled by […]

Oct, 19

Shutter Island **** (2010, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson) – Classic Movie Review 5619

Director Martin Scorsese’s unusual and disturbing mystery horror thriller is atmospheric, eerie and highly successful. It is set in 1954 in Boston’s secluded Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane, where US marshal Teddy […]

Jun, 16

Night of the Ghouls * (1959, Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Paul Marco, Criswell) – Classic Movie Review 5287

This astoundingly awful 1959 horror and sci-fi mixture is another ghoulishly ghastly movie from writer-producer-director Edward D Wood Jr, ever renowned as the maker of the world’s most enjoyable worst movie, Plan 9 from Outer […]

Apr, 14

Saw **** (2004, Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5144

Director James Wan’s repulsive and revolting 2004 serial killer horror movie is riddled with bad karma. But it is ingenious and extremely well done – and turned out to be hugely popular and hailed as a […]

Mar, 13

Sleuth **** (1972, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, Eve Channing) – Classic Movie Review 4038

Director Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1972 British thriller stars Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, who obviously relishes one of his last major performances as a cuckolded thriller writer who inveigles his wife’s lover (Caine) in for […]

Jul, 17

Under Suspicion **½ (2000, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci, Thomas Jane) – Classic Movie Review 3702

Director Stephen Hopkins’s intriguing 2000 thriller stars Gene Hackman as Henry Hearst, a smug lawyer in a bad toupee, who is suspected of a girl’s murder, and becomes involved in a series of mind games with the […]

May, 12

The Usual Suspects ***** (1995, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite) – Classic Movie Review 81

‘The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.’ A New York truck hijack goes wrong, and five suspects are rounded up and put in a police line-up. They’re played, […]

Jul, 22


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