As we end the week with Halloween and move ever more quickly to that greatest of all American holidays, Thanksgiving, our local theaters are filled with a wide variety of horror or horror related films. The following short list is from IMDB. My personal pick is split between the new film “Nightcrawler” starring the always amazing Jake Gylenhaal and the now well established classic “Saw” first released ten years ago and starring Danny Glover.
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Director and Writer: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Before I Go to Sleep
A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Director and Writer: Rowan Joffe based on a novel by S, J, Watson
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Saw 2004 rerelease
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Director: James Wan
Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan (story)
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Writers: Keith Bunin (screenplay), based on a novel by Joe Hill
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella
God the Father
Michael Franzese, the son of John “Sonny” Franzese, an underboss of the Colombo crime family, recounts his spiritual transformation.
Director: Simon Fellows
Writers: Moshe Diamant and Michael Franzese.
Stars: Tom Benedict Knight, Amanda Fernando Stevens, Owen Davis
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