Tag Archive: made for tv

May 21

Threads

threadsGenre: Drama / Sci-Fi
Year: 1984
Country: England

Director: Mick Jackson
Starring: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May, Nicholas Lane

 

 

 

 

 

The end of the world as we know it

 

Threads (1984) - Movie Review

 

Mar 03

This House Possessed

thishousepossessedGenre: Horror
Year: 1981
Country: USA

Director: William Ward
Starring: Parker Stevenson, Lisa Eilbacher, Joan Bennett, Slim Pickens, Shelley Smith

 

Something terrifying is falling in love with Sheila…

 

The rock singer Gary Straihorn has to take some time off after suffering from an anxiety attack while performing live on TV. He hires a nurse named Sheila that he met while being hospitalized. Together they move in to a new house out in the country, a perfect place for relaxation… until an evil force starts to torment them and everyone else who comes close to the place.

This House Possessed is a forgotten, unknown made for TV movie and it is forgotten for a good reason. If you expect a good old ghost story then you can forget about this film right away as this is not close to being anything like that at all. The house is haunted, but there’s not a good back story to it at all. We get to know that the house, or entity within it, wants to be reunited with the Sheila character, but why and how it keeps track of her from her childhood to her grown life made no sense to me.

Sep 03

Vampire Bats

vampirebatsGenre: Horror
Year: 2005
Country: USA

Director: Eric Bross
Starring: Lucy Lawless, Dylan Neal, Liam Waite, Timothy Bottoms, Craig Ferguson

 

It’s feeding time

 

Believe it or not but Vampire Bats is actually a follow-up to Locust (2005), another made for TV horror movie were people are attacked by animals. Both of these movies have one thing in common and that’s Lucy Lawless, the actress famous for her portrayal of Xena: Warrior Princess. In this one, she plays Maddy Rierdon. Maddy is a former government scientist and now a biology teacher at a high school where a bunch of bratty kids go. You won’t remember the names of any of the kids when the movie is done anyways.

Vampire Bats follows the same concept that most of these movies does. Some chemical waste gets leaked out to the nature and nature mutates and fights back, in this one by bloodthirsty Vampire Bats. Our Xena… errr… Lucy has to fight against the corrupt officials to get the job done and get rid of these bats before they are able to leave all the locals dead.