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Question: I am after the name of a vampire film, probably from the 70's (it may be a Hammer film) - it involves a master swordsman vampire who died never having "met his match". The hero in the film is also a master swordsman and they meet in the end and the vampire is killed?

Chosen answer: It seems to be "Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" 1974 and it is indeed an Hammer film.


Question: I would like to know the name of a tv show that I saw a few years ago. All I can remember is, in one episode this woman (main character?) went to see the famiily of her boyfriend, and he has a brother who pretends to be retarded after an accident the brother causes, and he feels quilty and looks after him and wears a helmet of some sort. In the end the family find out he is faking it.

Chosen answer: This was an episode of "Just Shoot Me" starring David Spade and Laura San Giacomo. David Cross played the "retarded" brother. The episode aired in 1999 and is called "Slow Donnie".

Dedderbot Premium member

Question: In the movie "Very Bad Things," a song is playing during the hotel stripper scene. What is that song?

Chosen answer: Might be better to have asked this in that movie's section, but the song is a clip from "Dirt" by Death in Vegas (oddly enough). I'm pretty sure.

Question: I am trying to remember the name of a movie. I think it was about aliens that look like human beings and infect new ones to try to take over the Earth. In the final scene, two aliens, a man and a woman have a human baby in the back seat of a car. They turn around and speak to it in gibberish, showing us that they are aliens.

Chosen answer: I believe it was called 'The V'.

Question: There's this movie that I've been trying to find that I can't really provide a lot of details about, because I watched it as a kid. I think it's an early 90's movie (definitely before 1996, anyway) or possibly late 80's (89 maybe). It's kind of an action film (sort of), and has a dark-haired, handsome young guy in the lead. The only thing I can remember is that in the movie, he gets a red convertible, and that towards the end, there's a burning (fire) scene, and he has these special shoes that help him stick to the roof (so that he doesn't fall). I know that's a very bad description, but it's all I can remember. Hopefully you can help. I watched it dubbed in French.

Chosen answer: The movie was called "If Looks Could Kill." It starred Richard Grieco who is a high school student visiting France and is mistaken for a secret agent.


Question: I saw a trailer for this movie maybe five or ten years ago. All I remember is that it is a summer camp movie, maybe some type of boy scouts. The only scene I remember is a counselor asking the boys if they brought their cameras. He then steps aside to reveal a naked woman (who I think is also a counselor) and all the boys start taking pictures of her. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chosen answer: What you are describing is a great scene in "I love trouble" with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte. She is not naked but close and she falls in the lake.

Question: Does anyone remember a movie, probably made in the late 70's early 80's somewhere in that time. All I can remember is that its a horror movie, about a little girl who fell in a well and died, its got some rhyme that goes with it but I cannot remember. I also believe that it has some type of clown doll in it also.

Chosen answer: "Child of Glass."A Disney TV-Movie. A family moves into a haunted Louisiana mansion. The son makes friends with the girl ghost cursed to haunt the home. He must solve a riddle to free her. In the end, she is freed and leaves the doll, revealing the hidden diamonds within which cursed her in the first place, because she refused to give them to her cruel uncle.

Dedderbot Premium member

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie that I believe was from the 70's. I would assume it was a drama or thriller/horror. I can remember being scared by a clown holding a machete standing in front of a house at night. The front bay window of the house was wide open, with the wind blowing the white sheer curtains around. I think the clown guy got in, murdered a girl in that room, then left. Does anyone recognize this description?

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988) or Stephen King's "It".

Question: Google can't seem to help me with this, so I'll have to ask you. A movie I saw sometime in the early 2000s, I think, featured a woman who has a little girl. This girl, who's autistic, is obsessed with building towers from playing cards or building blocks, to reach her father, whom she thinks is in the moon. The father had died in a climbing accident. Ring any bells? The movie's probably filmed between the years 1995-2002.

Chosen answer: It's called "House of Cards" from 1993. See:


Question: A movie as I recall is a horror/thriller. A man brings his newlywed wife home where his father and grandfather live. The marriage was a farce as the family needed her for some experiment, possibly to bring someone back from the dead. One scene I can think of that someone would remember is where the grandfather (who is dying) asks his grandson's wife to undress for him.

Chosen answer: Blood Relations.

Question: Seeking name of movie based on a movie trailer I saw between 1997-2002, involving a summer camp and residents that may be Boy Scouts. Primarily the counselor asks if the boys have their cameras to reveal a nude women the boys eagerly photograph.

Chosen answer: I'm not sure, but it could be "Camp Nowhere." See


Question: I am looking for information on a movie possibly filmed 1995-2002 that featuring a woman with a little girl who is autistic and is obsessed with building towers from playing cards or building blocks. She hopes in doing this she will reach her father believed to be on the moon whom died in a climbing accident.

Chosen answer: This is "House of Cards," starring Kathleen Turner and Tommy Lee Jones.


Question: I am looking for the name of a science fiction movie from the 60's or early 70's about a group of people on a small island being attacked by large mutant crabs. Possibly ending with survivors trapped on an antennea.


Chosen answer: It could the "Attack of the Crab Monsters" in 1957. Several people are trapped on a small island where mutant crabs are attacking everyone. The island is also sinking. That may be the reason for being trapped on the antenna.

Zwn Annwn

Question: There is a film about a huge car chase and and it all starts with someone being kidnapped by a candybar. The person held captive also gets car sick and throws up on a police car. Does anyone know this film?

A Demon Premium member

Chosen answer: It was "The Chase" with Charlie Sheen.


Question: I am looking for a title of a movie that I believe was made in the 80's, possibly early 90's. All I can remember is that there was a boy who had a lot of junk, and wanted to get rid of it, but someone didn't want him to and told him it was valuable. I also remember there being a little rat-like creature, and them using the term "scuz-bucket" quite often. I believe at one point there was a tunnel of some sorts, and the creature coming out of behind a dumpster? I vividly remember a point where the boy was at a gas station, and had a station wagon type vehicle full of all this supposed "junk." I appreciate the help.

Chosen answer: It wasn't a movie, it was an episode of Amazing Stories called "Gather Ye Acorns". Mark Hamill starred as the young man in question.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie. I saw it in the 80's, and it was about a white pony (I think) or dog. The animal lives with a child, and then gets away and another child owns it, and then at the end there is a scene where the animal is put between the two children in a ring and they have to call its name and the animal goes to the true owner.

Chosen answer: I think the movie was called Ride A Wild Pony which was a Disney movie.

Question: Can anyone please help me with the title of this film? I remember seeing it on TV as a child around the mid eighties in the UK although I think it was an American film. There was a family of five driving in their car at night. The three young siblings were sat in the back, two boys and a girl. One girl is sat in the middle. The boy and girl on either side tie her shoelaces together but then they have a car accident and because of this she doesn't get out in time and is killed. In time, the girl comes back to haunt her younger siblings in their bunkbeds at night. I was fascinated by this film as a child and would love to see it again. It is also sentimental as I watched it with my family.

Chosen answer: The movie is called, "Don't Go To Sleep", starring Valerie Harper & Dennis Weaver. Here's a link to it on IMDB:

Question: I remember a Jackie Chan movie where he was in a snowy place and some men in white suits came out of the snow to ambush him. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: "Jackie Chan's First Strike."

Phixius Premium member

Question: This is a black-and-white movie, where a man is staying in a house that is haunted. After a woman in the house takes him to his room, he notices her talking to a painting of a man and then kissing it good night. Earlier in the movie, when the man was saying goodbye to his wife, she didn't want him to touch her, so that her coat and hair wouldn't get dirty/messed up. I think she got on a train, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what movie this is?

Chosen answer: That would be "Young Frankenstein" with Gene Wilder (the man) and Madeline Kahn (his fiance, not wife). It's directed by Mel Brooks and a classic send-up of the horror genre.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie. All I can remember is that it had college kids in it and it was about a legend of a man and his car buried under the football field. Turns out local legend was right and the car existed. They dug the football field up and drove out a red car (possibly 57 Chevy?) and raced/dragged it against another car. I think the movie was made in the 80's or 90's. Any help with the title of this movie would be greatly appreciated as it has baffled me for many years. Thank you.

Chosen answer: The title of the movie is Catch Me If You Can [1989] with Geffory Lewis...

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