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Question: I saw a docu-drama recently about Vlad the Impaler, but I've not idea what it was called or what channel it was. It was about three imprisoned priests who were about to face Vlad and were comparing stories about what he did to people. It was very gruesome and showed people being impaled. Can anyone help me out here?

Chosen answer: Found it! Goto the History Channel for the info on that program: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/shows/true-horror/episode-guide.html

Question: Recently watched a western movie, can't remember the actors names. The plot was about a man that died and left his ranch to his best friend. The best friend was to run it until the son was responsible enough to handle it. The friend went to Kansas to get a wife for the boy so that he would grow up and become a man. I believe he got her at a place called Hannah's. After many trials the friend decides that the boy should have the ranch, so he gives it to him and heads back to Kansas to Hannah's to hook up with Hannah. Does anyone know the name of this movie or the actors that played in it?

Chosen answer: I just watched this movie a couple of weeks ago. An older western - the son is a drunk and is gambling all the money away.I really hope this is the correct movie it sounds right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_Order_Bride_(1964_film)

Question: I am trying to figure out the title for a movie I saw quite some years ago. I am positive the film was a kind of horror/drama flick. If I remember right it had Ashton Kutcher in it. The base line for the story was this couple (I don't remember if they were married or dating) went to stay at this cabin in the middle of a lake, and the only way to get to or from it was by boat. The guy ends up going kind of crazy and tries to keep the girl there forever to start a family with him. He ends up hiding her birth control from her and chaining her up and stuff. Any ideas what this movie title was?

kathrynh

Chosen answer: Devil's Pond.

Question: I saw an animated movie as a kid, probably late 80's, about a wind-up toy that came to life. The toy was a father mouse and his son connected at the hands; the father picked the son up and did some kind of twirly thing with him. Anyway, they get separated out in the big wide world somehow and each one is trying to find their way back to the other. I don't remember any scenes at all except one were the child mouse is told by some other character (I can't recall who or what it was) that he needs to count the number of cats that appear in a poster advertisement for some cat food. I don't remember why he had to do this, but the trick to it was that the can of cat food in the poster featured the same image as the poster itself. As the mouse counted, the camera swept into the image and zoomed in on each smaller image as he counted. I think maybe he had to start over a couple of times for some reason. Also, in another scene either before the father and son were separated or perhaps after they were reunited, I remember them crossing some railroad tracks while still connected at the hands. Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Phixius Premium member

Chosen answer: The film is "The Mouse And His Child" made in 1977 (also known as "The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and his Child" in USA) It was originally a book by Russell Hoban. I read it as a kid & never forgot the infinite number of dogs on the tin of Bonzo dog food!

Question: I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw, but I can only remember one scene. I think it was a gangster movie, and it might have come out in the early to mid-90s. Anyway, the scene starts with a man with his wife or girlfriend. She is (I think) talking to him with her back turned, but when she turns around, he punches her full force. He proceeds to beat her up including throwing her over a table and slamming her into something glass (a mirror or bottles). Eventually, she stabs him in the foot with a corkscrew, and ends up shooting him. I remember it because the beating to her is really brutal and realistic. Can anyone help me out? Anything would be greatly appreciated.

MMRichter

Chosen answer: This sounds like a movie called "True Romance" with Christian Slater.

Question: I'm looking for the name of a TV series from the early to mid 90s. There were five (?) teenagers, and it either took place on the beach or they lived on the beach or something. They made movies (or commercials or something) on the beach. It's not Dawson's Creek.

Heather19

Chosen answer: This might have been the "Party of Five" TV series.

Question: In this movie that I saw in the mid 80s, all I remember is that it had children outwitting kidnappers. The kidnappers have one child's father. There is a fat kidnapper that chases the kids into a cave and when the kids go through a hole that kidnapper tries to go through it and gets stuck.

mrlime

Chosen answer: I may be wrong but that film sounds like its The Goonies.

Question: Would like to know the title of a movie, probably from the 70s or early 80s, in which a car crashes into a tanker truck and becomes covered in a molten cheese-like substance. There may also have been a scene with a room full of balloons. This question was already asked and answered, but it is not Modern Problems (1981) as was suggested. Thanks for the help.

Chosen answer: It was the 1980 parody of popular Detective shows called "Murder Can Hurt You".

Question: What is the name of the movie musical with the man eating plant in Greenwich Village with Steve Martin as the dentist?

Chosen answer: Little Shop of Horrors, with Rick Moranis.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: I'm looking for the name of a film i saw in the 90's. It's about a man who pays a couple a lot of money to sleep with the woman. I remember the couple having money all over their bed once they were paid. Any idea what this movie is?

Chosen answer: The movie is Indecent proposal: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107211/

Sacha Premium member

Question: I was wondering if anyone knows the title to a TV series that was on in either the 1990's or early 2000's. It only lasted a few episodes. It was about a group of teenagers who suddenly have the power to see and talk to ghosts. I think the series was on the WB network.

Lori Kaminsky

Chosen answer: Dead Last. 13 episodes were produced, only 8 were aired on The WB in 2001. All 13 episodes have since aired on other stations.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I am trying to find the name of this movie. It was made around the late 70's to mid 80's and is a horror movie about a giant swarm of bees. The only thing I remember from it was the final scene took place inside the Louisiana Superdome, and the bees were swarmed around a car sitting in the middle of the football field. The main characters figured out that they had to freeze the bees to death, so the had to lower the air temperature to below 39 degrees which killed the bees. But the final scene reveals one bee was still alive, hinting that the swarm would rebuild. I have tried and tried to find the title of this movie and I can't. Please help.

New Orleans Guy

Chosen answer: Based on what you've describe, this sounds like the 1976 TV movie, The Savage Bees. A swarm of South American killer bees escape from a foreign ship and invade New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It stars Ben Johnson and Michael Parks.

raywest Premium member

Question: I saw this movie recently on TV. The only thing I remember is a bunch of guys dressed up as workers, and one of them was up a pole as a construction worker and another was a cop. They were on some sort of stakeout, and when they were spotted they ran into a club. The guys chasing them ran in after them, but couldn't find them as they had taken to the stage and were performing as the Village People. Any ideas?

Chosen answer: Wayne's World 2

Grumpy Scot

Question: I'm looking for the name of a movie that was released in the 70s. A man and his wife are in a car accident and her wicked mother-in-law wants him to believe his wife has died. The mother-in-law has his wife's identity altered with plastic surgery and makes the daughter-in-law believe that her husband died in the accident. The son believes his wife died in the accident, but later sees a finished painting that his wife had not finished prior to the accident. He discovers that his mother had deceived him and his wife. I believe this movie was being played around the same time that Cabaret was released. Thank you.

rubyscuetime

Chosen answer: I can't be absolutely positive, because I didn't see the movie, I only read the book adaptation of the screenplay, but this sounds very much like The Promise, starring Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Collins, and released in 1979.

Chanteuse66

Question: I'm looking for the name of a movie (it probably came out in the early to mid 90s) about two kids that steal a car and go on a joyride. If I remember correctly, they were young, like 8-10. I could have sworn that the title was two names like Sam & Mike, or something like that. I've just about given up hope of finding the name of this movie. Thanks for your time.

Chosen answer: There's a film called "Josh and S.A.M." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107277/) that could be the one. Another film with a similar premise called "Big Shots" came out six years prior. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092655/)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw on TV in the mid-90s, which must have been produced in the late 80s or early 90s. The film is set in California and is about a man who rescues a woman who is being pursued by some kind of cult (satanic I think). In one scene the man has a strange encounter in an occult bookshop. The twist is that the woman is in fact a member of the cult and the man is the sacrifice; the cult's ritual requires that the sacrifice arrives at the sacrifice site voluntarily, which the man does thinking he is helping the woman. In the final scene, the woman approaches another man for help, and the cycle is about to repeat itself. Does anyone know this movie?

triplewin

Chosen answer: Sounds like Spellbinder to me starring Kelly Preston http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096152/

GalahadFairlight

Question: Years ago I remember watching a two part movie on HBO, STARZ or some other movie channel like that on Comcast's on demand cable. It was about two people who (I think) were having to stay awake because creatures in the dark would come and get them. I think the creatures stalked them and branded them or something, like how we tag animals to track their movement. The creatures branded or tagged them by a red blemish on the skin, which below the blemish was a bone-hook type thing. These monsters lived in the shadows and I can only remember a few scenes so bare with me please. 1. There are 3 characters that I can remember; a guy, his girlfriend and, I think, his ex-girlfriend. In one scene, the guy thinks the creatures have "tagged" his girlfriend because she has a weird mark on her. She's missing the next day. 2. The "ex-girlfriend" goes to a bathroom in a bar and pulls out the bone from her temple. 3. In the final scene the ex-girlfriend ends up in an asylum. The camera pans into a closet and you see all these monsters and then she is dragged into a closet by the creatures. Sorry for the giant post, but I have to find the movie again. Thanks for the help.

Chosen answer: This is the 2002 film "They".

Phixius Premium member

Question: Does anybody know who the film composer is for Eric Rohmer's film, 'My Night With Maud'?

Chosen answer: One of Rohmer's signature touches was that he almost invariably used diagetic music in his films, that is, music that comes from an on-screen source, such as a radio or a character playing a musical instrument as opposed to the vast majority of film scores, which use extra-diagetic music that is used in a scene but cannot be heard by the characters involved. As such, he tended not to employ a composer to create a specific score, but instead populated the film with pre-existing pieces of music from a variety of sources that he would select to be playing on whatever musical object existed with any given scene.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I remember a movie when I was a kid that I can't find the title to. I remember things like there was this device. I think it was rectangular in shape. In one scene, a guy is driving with the device in his car down a desolate highway and the power lines are like blowing up because he has the device in his car. I think I remember things like a guy walking into a building only to find fog, and barbarians. There might have been something with a high school too.

fyrmn14

Chosen answer: My Science Project (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089652/)

Grumpy Scot

Question: I am looking for a movie that has a scene where a man or teen is wandering in the woods and comes across a woman in a cottage or trailer or small house. She has little lambs running around and kills one for her guest. Does anyone remember this scene and this movie? Thanks.

sassybell

Chosen answer: That sounds like 'Cold Mountain'. Inman is found in a clearing, unconscious and handcuffed to other soldiers that have been killed. The woman frees him and brings him back to her trailer/home in the woods and kills a lamb to feed him.

ChiChi Premium member

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