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Question: Does anybody know the name of a horror type movie that was set on an island with a bunch of Nazi robot type soldiers. If I remember correctly, the "Nazi" guys were underwater and would come to life and kill unsuspecting people if commanded by a scientist, who lived on the island. One thing that I remember about the movie, is when one character was being chased he ran through a swampy area filled with sea urchins or some type of spikey creature.

Chosen answer: The movie is called "Shock Waves": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076704/.

Question: Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with a film I saw a while back on TV. It was on late night but I have no clue what channel or actors it involved. The plot centered around a poor inner-city school that was struggling with funding. I remember a scene where a class has to go to a local diner to have class because of poor facilities. But the main part of the plot centers around when a student pulls a school resource officers gun and causes a police standoff. Some other students are with him. I don't know how it ended because it was at a hotel during a tournament. Due to the style I would guess it to be from either the 80's or 90's but I could be wrong. Any clue what film this is?

Chosen answer: The film is called "Light It Up". It stars Forest Whitaker, Usher Raymond (R & B singer) and Rosario Dawson.

Question: There was, a few years ago, a cartoon on Cartoon Network about a black teenager who I think was called Virgil, and he and some people were exposed to some sort of chemical or radiation. After, the main character had magnetic powers and could float on a trash can lid. Does anyone know what this was called?

Chosen answer: Static Shock. The powers were electric, though, not magnetic.

Phixius Premium member

Question: A movie from the 80's or early 90's about 3 male friends and one friend reveals he is very ill and dying. There is a scene where the friends do not know the one guy is sick until his wig falls off and they wonder why he is bald and has a wig on. He also makes a goodbye video and they watch it after he dies.

Chosen answer: That would be "Breaking the Rules," released in 1992 and starring Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell, and Jonathan Silverman.

Chanteuse66 Premium member

Question: I'm looking for this movie I saw when I was a kid, it's possibly made in the 80's, maybe even earlier. In the beginning, this kid who is home alone is on the phone with his friend and he hears something in his house that distracts him. So he puts the phone down to go look and there's this miniature red car in his living room along with this machine thing. He gets in and starts looking in the car and it had these tokens that he was supposed to put in the machine, which he does and he somehow goes through this portal in which I'm pretty sure he turns into an animation and has this whole adventure as a cartoon boy, which I can't remember any part of. Anyway, in the end he comes back and his friend is still on hold. He picks up the phone and starts to tell his friend about this long adventure and the friend is confused and says that he's only been on hold for a couple seconds, or something to that affect. Any info will help, nobody I've told has heard of this and thinks I'm crazy. Thanks.

Chosen answer: It sounds very much like "The Phantom Tollbooth" which was made in 1970, starring Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster).

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: Does anyone know exactly how many National Lampoon's Vacation movies there are? If so could you list me all the names?

Chosen answer: There are four theatrical movies, "Vacation", "Vegas Vacation", "European Vacation" and "Christmans Vacation". There is one TV Movie. "Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure".

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: I remember a film ages ago. I think this man was trapped in a jungle or woods. When he actually got out he got run over by a truck. After all his efforts to get out that happens. Please do you know what the name of this film was? It would be really helpful. Thanks.

Chosen answer: 'The Crying Game' features Forrest Whitaker being held hostage by the IRA. When he manages to escape, he runs out of the woods onto the street and is hit by a truck. This sets up the remaining part of the movie with one of the IRA soldiers seeking out the dead man's girlfriend.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: Does anyone know why story lines on daytime soap operas drag on for months? You can watch 2 weeks of episodes, yet it will still be the same day on the soap.

Chosen answer: The writers for these soaps have to come up with new material on a daily basis. It's far easier for them to drag one story out than to come up with completely new plot lines ever other day.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I remember a movie back in the 80's along the lines if "Just one of the guys" where a girl wanted to know what it would be like to become a guy. One day there is suppose to be a big Eclipse and what she doesn't know is that this eclipse is the that one thing that is going to turn her into a guy. She goes through a couple of months realizing it hell for her and has to wait for the next eclipse to change back.

Chosen answer: "Willy/Milly" - Pamela Segall was Milly and Patty Duke played her mom.

Question: I remember a film from ages ago.I think this man was trapped in a jungle or woods.I then remembered when he actually got out, he then got run over by a truck. After all his efforts to get out, that happens. Please, do you know what the name of this film was?

Chosen answer: Could this be "Sorcerer" starring Roy Scheider?

joe schuster

Answer: It reminds me of the movie, Lonely are the Brave (1962). Kirk Douglas plays a modern day cowboy, who runs afoul of the law. He escapes into the wilderness on horseback. Just when he believes he got away, he crosses a busy highway at night and is hit by a truck.

Question: I remember a film from ages ago.I think this man was trapped in a jungle or woods.I then remembered when he actually got out, he then got run over by a truck. After all his efforts to get out, that happens. Please, do you know what the name of this film was?

Chosen answer: Could this be "Sorcerer" starring Roy Scheider?

joe schuster

Answer: It reminds me of the movie, Lonely are the Brave (1962). Kirk Douglas plays a modern day cowboy, who runs afoul of the law. He escapes into the wilderness on horseback. Just when he believes he got away, he crosses a busy highway at night and is hit by a truck.

Question: Can anybody help me name the movie I saw quite a while back? The film is British. It was about a series of murders of young girls. The crimes get solved by a young noblewoman and a police officer who of course fall in love. And the murderer is a quite mad wife of a local priest.

Chosen answer: I believe the movie you're looking for is "The Cater Street Hangman" - a production based on the novel by Anne Perry about a British police inspector Thomas Pitt and the woman is Charlotte Ellison.

Question: I am looking for a sci-fi movie that involved a lady on a space ship. At one point in the movie she exercises by doing an un-parallel bar gymnastic routine. I believe she is the lone passenger on the ship, but she does talk to the captain over the PA. I also seem to recall that the captain is actually just a personality downloaded to the ships computer.

Chosen answer: Perhaps it's Nightfliers? Catherine Mary Stewart works out on uneven parallel bars and the captain appears as a hologram.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I am looking for the name of a made-for-TV movie that started with the words "The Rape of ___", about a police detective who has a very cavalier attitude about rape until he is cornered in a basement by two criminals (and is without backup) and is taunted and raped by these men. The movie deals with his emotional/psychological problems as a result of his ordeal. The actor that played the lead role should have received an award, but I don't think he did and have never seen the movie again.

Chosen answer: The movie is "The Rape of Richard Beck" starring Richard Crenna, from 1985.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: Can anyone help me find the title of this movie? The only thing I remember was that a man was torturing a woman, but she somehow managed to get a gun. She then proceeded to humiliate him by forcing him to eat a dead rat out of a trap and drink sludge off the floor.

Chosen answer: This sounds like the 1986 film, "Extremities" starring Farrah Fawcet as a women who is trapped in her home by a rapist. She is able to turn the tables on him, and he becomes the captive.

raywest Premium member

Question: I'll try to be as detailed as possible. This is a late 70's, early 80's movie. Tenants at a high rise apartment building were being killed off 1 by 1. The police thought the killer was the night doorman whose name was Vincent, but it turned out to be the day doorman who was jealous of all the attention the night doorman was getting from all the tenants. The night doorman and his catatonic mother were the last victims before the police found out the truth. Also the night doorman had a rich female tenant who had a crush on him and was always trying to invite him up to her place for cake.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Seems to be "Too Scared To Scream", 1985.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090186/

Rlvlk

Question: I am trying to find the name of a horror movie that came out in the late 70's or early 80's. All I can remember about the plot was there was a person killing people via the telephone. He would call them, the other person would hear rapid beeping, then the phone would explode in their ear, killing them.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Cute name for the movie, "Murder By Phone", 1982.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081203/

Rlvlk

Question: I'm trying to find a movie I watched in the 90s about a girl who used to hide out in a horses stable when her father was drunk, when she grew up she acted like a horse when she was nervous or frightened. A horse-hand helps her to get over this. Does anyone know what the name of this movie is?

Chosen answer: I believe the movie may be called 'The Girl Who Came Late' Miranda Otto and Martin Kemp star. It's set in Australia.

Question: As a child, in the 80's, I saw a film about a man who was cursed to wear a bear's skin/coat. For many years, he was cursed, living in the wilderness. I recall a beautiful woman befriending him. I recall him being bathed, hair cut, beard shaved, nails clipped. I remember the coat being ripped from his flesh. And the end result is him being quite a handsome man. Sounds a lot like Beauty and the Beast, I know.but its not. It is not animated either. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Bearskin, or The Man Who Didn't Wash for Seven Years." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406565/

Volanges

Question: I'm trying to remember the name of a movie. All I can remember from it is the bad guy laying on the ground almost dead. Then the good guy (or girl, don't remember) comes over to put him out of his misery by suffocating him. They say something to the effect of "This is more than you deserve" then before the person is dead the good guy changes his mind and the bad guy lives. Can someone please help me?

Chosen answer: Sounds like the miniseries, "The Langoliers".

Grumpy Scot

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