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Throwback Thursday: Christine, by Stephen King

Christine By: Stephen King Published: April 1, 1983 Length: 411 pages; paperback The Rundown: “’This is the story of a lover’s triangle… It was bad from the start.  And it got worse in a hurry.’ It’s love at first sight for high school student Arnie Cunningham when he and his best friend Dennis Guilder spot…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Christine, by Stephen King

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Throwback Thursday: The Omen (1976)

The Omen Director: Richard Donner Screenwriter: David Seltzer Released: June 25, 1976 Runtime: 1h 51m Rating: R The Rundown: “American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child.  Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine’s unborn child.  Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Omen (1976)

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Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed Director: Mervyn Leroy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Released: September 12, 1956 Runtime: 2h 9m The Rundown: “Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark (William Hopper) and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), dote on their pig-tailed daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack)—as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove (Evelyn Varden).  But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

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Throwback Thursday: Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter Director: Michael Mann Screenwriter: Michael Mann Released: August 15, 1986 Rating: R Runtime: 2h 4m The Rundown: “FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (William L. Peterson) is called out of early retirement to assist on a serial murder case involving a killer known as the “Tooth Fairy” (Tom Noonan).  Graham enlists the help of imprisoned…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Manhunter (1986)

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Throwback Thursday: Urban Legend (1998)

Urban Legend Director: Jamie Blanks Released: September 25, 1998 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 40m The Rundown: “A university is beset by a rash of gruesome murders that resemble old urban legends.  When her friend Michelle (Natasha Gregson Wagner) is killed by someone hiding in her car, Natalie (Alicia Witt) begins to notice the pattern.  Her…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Urban Legend (1998)

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Throwback Thursday: Fear

Fear Director: James Foley Released: April 12, 1996 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 37m The Rundown: “When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love.  David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole’s family—except for her workaholic father,…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Fear

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Throwback Thursday: Gremlins

Gremlins Director: Joe Dante Released: June 8, 1984 Rating: PG The Rundown: “A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown.  The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the ‘mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Gremlins