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Question: I saw an old movie or TV show when I was a kid, possibly from 60s or 70s but don't know the name. What I do remember is someone changing pictures on a wall that was on a staircase for the purpose of driving a woman insane. I remember she would continue to see different pictures on the wall and think she was losing her mind. Does anyone know the name of this show or movie?

Chosen answer: Rod Serling's Night Gallery pilot episode aired 11-08-69 called "The Cemetery" matches your description except for it being a woman. DESCRIPTION: A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance only to find some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard. Starring Roddy McDowall and Ossie Davis. Hope this helps!

Question: My sister and I watched a film set in the 90's in America, maybe somewhere like New Orleans (Louisiana, Alabama, some kind of place like that). The film is about a family whose daughter is kidnapped and murdered on the first day of her kidnapping, but the murderer states that she is still alive, it has a lot of court room and church based scenes, I can't remember any of the actresses or actors. In the end credits is a picture of a country lane where the girl was snatched from, and when the credits go up the song Amazing Grace is sung.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Victim Of Beauty: The Dawn Smith Story", with William Devane and Jeri Lynn Ryan (now known as Jeri Ryan). It's based on a true story about a beauty queen who was kidnapped and murdered. Jeri Ryan herself sings "Amazing Grace" (at the end, I believe).

Melanie Elsworthy

Question: I'm dying to remember a movie I saw on TV in the early 80's. It may have been a few years old at the time or a TV movie. I thought the star was Robert Hays, but IMDb doesn't show it. The protagonist had a girlfriend with him (I think). He went to a castle or huge house for some reason, he winds up working on a crack in an external wall (might be the only reason he is there) by bolting metal plates across the cracked stones. There is a butler and the owner (a man around 50ish) There is a crazy woman who tries to kill them. She is either the owner's wife (I think) or sister who is kept hidden away most of the time. In the end, the butler is killed by the woman and the protagonist and his girlfriend escape the castle as it caves in while the woman and the owner fight.

evil-d

Chosen answer: It's "The Fall of the House of Usher," and is loosely (very loosely) based on an Edgar Allen Poe story. Charlene Tilton is also in it, and it's from 1979.

Question: There is a movie that I watched nearly 6-7 years ago. It was about a young ladies' man who seemingly had a girlfriend. It took place in a country club and there was this one woman of a heavier set that wanted the man badly. The man I remember specifically had sex with his girlfriend in his car but she did something to him before they could finish and it hurt him. The clothes and everything seemed based in the 1900-1920's. The man met a very beautiful, seemingly rich woman that he wanted badly, but she would not sleep with him. Here's the catch, all I remember were flies in a room in her house. There were flies everywhere. Towards the end of the movie he was in a hurry, and he ran into the heavy set woman, kissed her passionately, touched her everywhere then ran away. That's all I remember. Can you please help me?

Tia Knowles

Question: Need help remembering a movie. It's about a young boy whose mom takes in an old man but the boy thinks there's something strange about him. The man tends to sleep a lot in the morning and when the boy gives the guy a pair of binoculars, he looks out the window but gets temporarily blinded when bright light gets into his eyes. Eventually he comes to believe that the old man is a vampire and tries to prove it to his mom. I saw this movie in probably mid to late 80's.

Question: What's the name of the film classic where the two leads meet in a blazing hotel when she had no clothes on?

Chosen answer: The movie is I married a witch. Made in the mid 40's. Fredric March plays a man doomed to miserable marriages. A family curse his ancestor caused by hanging a witch. Veronica Lake plays the witch, who returns to earth, but needs a body for her spirit. She starts a fire at a hotel and possesses a guest. When he plays hero to save her, he finds her naked. Off camera, of course.

Question: I'm looking for a year 2000+ movie about childhood friends, a boy and a girl, that were separated because the girl's family had to move somewhere. Then many years passed, the girl forgot about the promise they made to be together. The boy finally finds the girl but she already had a serious boyfriend. The boy was desperately searching for the girl only to be broken hearted when they met.

von.hohenheim

Question: When I was younger I watched a lot of Cartoon Craze DVDs. My mom always bought them from the dollar bin at Walmart. There was one movie and I can't remember what it was called. I've been trying to find out what it is for the longest time. Could you help me out? There was a boy and a girl. I think the girl was a peasant or something. There was a bird that would say something like "If you ever need my help just call my name!" Somewhere in it there was this giant robot that enforced some law in these caves. Also at some point in it the boy and girl were running from some people through some stairs and they called for the bird. That is all I can remember. Please help!

mirfy

Question: I can not remember this movie - the plot was that someone was trying to capture a human soul. A boy dying of cancer was in the movie and so was a girl; it was on the former Sci-Fi channel some time between 1983 and 2000. One of the lines was that when the light pluses she speaks. I have no idea of the title or who was in it.

Chosen answer: You're looking for The Lifeforce Experiment (1994) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110351], based on Daphne Du Maurier's story "The Breakthrough." There's a detailed write-up at http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/breakthrough-1994-lifeforce-experiment.htm and here's a preview clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znqgdoy200g.

Question: I'm looking for the title of a movie. I watched it as a kid, on TV, sometime in the 90's. It was based on a mom and her two daughters. The youngest daughter was really into swimming. She walked around with a swimming cap on. I want to say the mom drank a lot, but I don't remember that for sure. I believe the mom went out with a guy that her oldest daughter had a crush on. The older daughter leaves one night with her younger sister, to meet a guy. Possibly the same guy. The younger daughter almost drowns in the river while her sister is up in a tower with the guy. I don't believe the little girl dies. That's about all I can remember. Kind of vague, but I hope someone can help! Thanks!

Spk0930

Chosen answer: The movie is Mermaids (1990). It starred Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Looking for a movie where a man is paid by his landscaper to marry his sister. The man is American and the landscaper and his family are Spanish.

Chosen answer: I think it is called Loco Love.

Question: Looking for a movie I watched on HBO about ten years ago, can't find it anywhere. It's about a kid (10-13 years old?) who works in a restaurant and he steals all the money one night. He gets caught and gets to keep the all the things he spent the money on, but at the end of the movie he goes to jail. I want to say that he buys a record collection with the stolen money (or he might have stolen the record collection), which he hides under the porch, but I could be mixing that up with another movie. At one point in the movie, a kid who bullies him comes into the restaurant while he is working, so he pees into his dinner. After watching him eat it, he vomits. Another scene I can specifically remember, he orders a lot of food with the stolen money, and half way through the meal he stops and vomits and can't eat anymore.

Chosen answer: I found the movie! It's Joe the King (1999).

Question: I think the film was French. It starts with a bank robbery. The visitors of the bank have to put brown paper bags over their heads. When the money doesn't come fast enough, the robbers shoot one of them. His blood splashes on the glass. I think the robbers then hide in some apartment. There is a girl. And I think they took some journalist as a hostage, who later decides voluntarily to stay with them, probably to be able to write an article about the whole story. In the end, there is a car chase and two trucks block the street from both sides. Then the side of the truck falls away and police with machine guns on stands brutally execute the robbers (and the journalist) in their car. It is not Mesrine (1984), even though it ends with a somewhat similar scene.

Question: What is the name of recent film or TV series pilot with woman who can read minds and by the end of the film reluctantly teams up with a policeman. She saves his life from being shot in a building, which was a trap to kill him, but she felt that. Up to that point she had tried to hide that she can read minds, even though, I seem to remember, she had caught some thoughts of that policeman earlier.

Chosen answer: It was Thoughtcrimes (2003) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339785/.

Question: I'm trying to find this movie from the 70's. Might even be a made for TV movie. From what I remember it was about a happily married couple that lived in their car or they were poor with little money. The car was this tiny sports car. Maybe in NY city. One scene I remember they were parked on a main street in front of a big building sleeping. It was the morning and lots of people were standing around laughing at them. They get into a car accident and the husband dies, but he is able to communicate with his boss or older uncle or friend.Any help would be great - thanks.

Chosen answer: I believe what you're describing is a TV remake of the movie Topper. Andrew Stevens and Kate Jackson play a rich couple, who party all night and wake up in their car the next morning. On the way home, their car crashes and both are killed. To get into heaven, they must convince his lawyer boss to embrace life and not hide from it.

Question: Trying to remember a certain Christmas movie. A woman stops celebrating Christmas because when she was a child, she was going to mail a letter to Santa and I can't remember if she did or not. As an adult she loses her faith in the holiday and suddenly, all of the lights in her neighborhood go out. It's not until, with the help of an angel, that she mails the letter renewing her faith in Christmas and the lights come back.

Chosen answer: It sounds like One Magic Christmas (1985) which starred Mary Steenburgen.

Jeff Swanson

Question: I saw a film maybe in the 80s or 90s, it started with a woman stripping down to underwear in a guy's office, then she pulled a gun out and shot him, that's all I can remember, can anyone tell me what it was called please?

ukandy

Question: There was a movie about a bed that seemed to be possessed by evil. In one scene in the movie a woman is lying in the bed when suddenly, what looks like a huge black claw comes out of the bed and through her stomach killing her. What is it?

Question: My daughter wants to rewatch a movie or TV show that had these elements (or something similar, she is only 5 and might be a bit off on the details). A yellow Bunny that rolls fast, a blue stretchy guy who helps a flying whale land. A unicorn or Pegasus hero and maybe a dinosaur hero.

SuperTodd12

Question: There is a movie that I saw a couple years ago, it was about this troubled teenage girl who had curly bleach blonde hair - she dressed like a guy in school but one night she goes to a club type place and removes her hat so her hair comes down, her and her guy friends break into a jewelry store, and her boyfriend calls the cops on her.

Taviaskyee

Chosen answer: This sounds like a movie called The Invisible, starring Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva. She has brown hair, not bleach blonde, but everything else sounds right.

scaryterri Premium member

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