After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.
Brilliant and respected criminal psychologist Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational, what is logical, what is sane. When Miranda awakens from the horrific incident, she is shocked to discover that her husband has been murdered, and the bloody evidence points directly at her. As she tries to regain her memory, and her freedom, a vengeful spirit manipulates her. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(jp) wrote: this movie was actually surprisingly good! okay it was one big joke, it reminded me of some adult childrens show but it was great!
(nl) wrote: Kinda dry, but watchable
(nl) wrote: Directed by Buddy Giovinazzo in 1986, this is probably the most depressing Vietnam nam vet movie ever made. The story is very simple. An ex prisoner of war tries to survive unemployment, hunger, drug addiction, extreme poverty, and a nagging wife. To make matters worse, our friend Ricky was exposed to the spraying of Agent Orange over Vietnam during the war. The outcome after his 2 year captivity as a P.O.W, is a constant screaming deformed baby. Plot Spoilers Alert: As Ricky tries to find employment failing miserably, he wanders the streets avoiding the discomfort of his home. Our friend is starving and drinks sour milk out of desperation. He later meets an addict friend in lack of a needle, who is trying to cut his veins open with rusty coat hanger to pour the drugs into. As he continues to wander the slums, he meets a gang of thugs with bad hair, who beat him up and mug him. I'm sure you can imagine how the film progresses, so there is no need to go into further detail. Filmed on a budget lower than the film looks, it actually helps the narrative and mood. The photography looks clumsy and the editing cheap and rushed. The soundtrack is awful weird 80's syth that goes on and on through out the whole film, irritating the viewer. There are long shots of Ricky walking the streets doing nothing at all. A lot of the film is told in flashbacks and hallucinations as well. Don't let this put you down because it is all quite nicely put together and delivers a punch. This is bleak depressing stuff, filmed in the outskirts of Staten Island. Strong stomachs are required, so you have been warned. Not a film to recommend if you're not into the genre, but if you enjoy weird films as a sleazy anthropolgical discovery, you're in for a treat. Just imagine "Taxi Driver meets Eraserhead" on a budget cheaper than a roll of toilet paper. I had this on a Norwegian VHS that trimmed the final anti climatic ending by 15 minutes. It is now avaliable totally uncut as a "Directors Cut" DVD released by Troma. Okay ... I can't help myself ... Plot Spoiler Alert 2, the final 15 min : Ricky throws his screaming deformed infant in the oven and blows his brains out. Sorry.
(it) wrote: I did like the house and surrounding settings in this film. They really helped to setup a scary atmosphere. I didn't see the old film, so can't compare the acting or faithfulness to original film.
(au) wrote: Good but could be better.
(de) wrote: This review is full of spoilers This remake had potential, but laziness ruined it. Early on I began to wonder about how much effort had been put into producing a well made, cohesive film as Jonathan Harker and Mina were walking along a rainswept beach contemplating his journey into the unknown with solemnity and anxiety as the soundtrack played a jaunty annoying tune that was a complete mismatch for the mood of the moment. And then there was the actor portraying Renfield's over the top crazy giggle after each and every line he uttered while enlisting Harker for the journey to Transylvania. He might have been more subtle if he had worn a blinking neon sign that read "I'm CRAZY!" Watching Johnathan Harker ride a horse while leaving Mina in Venice I was wondering where was he going to leave the animal when he boarded the train to Transylvania. Silly me! He went ahead and rode the horse all the way. That's realistic. In Transylvania the peasants took his horse from him, because he had ridden it too long so they were going to rehabilitate it. Seriously. The cinematography in Transylvania was actually very nice. The vistas of mountains and the roiling mists evoked a sense of antiquity and dread that were perfectly attuned to a vampire tale. Klaus Kinski was an interesting and adequate version of Nosferatu, though never any serious competition for the terrifying wraith immortalized by Max Schreck. The one serious mistake that made me feel as if the filmmakers just didn't care about their work was when Lucy Westerna is found dead, and a woman runs to tell Mina about the death of her best friend. This woman calls Mina Lucy. I thought at first I was reading the subtitles incorrectly, but it seemed that from this point on Mina was referred to as Lucy. Attention to detail is one thing, but completely forgetting the correct name of a principal character is another. The climactic scene left me nonplussed as well. In the original Mina lures the vampire to her bedchamber, and encourages him to drink her blood as a way to distract him until the sun rises thus killing him. This act of self sacrifice in the original held great power, but in this remake it was totally pointless as Jonathan Harker is transformed into a vampire as Dracula dies. Mina sacrificed herself for nothing. The final scene of the movie is of Jonathan Harker now transformed into a vampire riding a horse toward the horizon in full daylight. Somehow the same sun that killed the ancient Dracula had no effect of the newly minted Harkula. I love having my intelligence insulted like anyone else, but this movie takes it a step too far.
(nl) wrote: A classic in every sense of the word. This film transcends generations, exploring a unique dynamic between two lonely characters that tugs at the hurt strings.
(br) wrote: Nothing original here. Slow start that ramps up a bit close to the the end, but it's all been done before...