Tag: based-on-short-story

The Duellists (1977) 7.4

The Duellists (1977)

Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D'Hubert and Feraud, cross swords time and time again in an attempt ...

The Shadow Within (1970) 7.1

The Shadow Within (1970)

Hamajima is a quiet, hard-working man, whose life changes drastically when he reunites with a lovely childhood friend and her strange little boy.::Irishlass240 ([email protected])...

A Sound of Thunder (2005) 4.2

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

Chicago, 2055. Charles Hatton has made a fortune by founding 'Time safari', which offers rich 'big game hunters' short time travels to kill off dinosaurs just before their natural death. When scientist Travis Ryer notice...

Keith (2008) 7.4

Keith (2008)

Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back,...

Beyond Re-Animator (2003) 5.9

Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Left to rot in prison for the past thirteen years after the blood-drenched events in Re-Animator (1985) and Bride of Re-Animator (1990), the misunderstood virtuoso of mayhem, Dr Herbert West, finds an unexpected ally in ...

Wakefield (2016) 6.3

Wakefield (2016)

Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he's suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage ...

Arrival (2016) 7.9

Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race agai...

Voice Without a Shadow (1958) 6.6

Voice Without a Shadow (1958)

Ishikawa, a newspaper journalist, unexpectedly meets Asako, a woman who used to work for his company some time ago as a phone operator. Three years ago, she accidentally heard the voice of a suspect who committed a still...

Trucks (1997) (TV) 3.9

Trucks (1997) (TV)

A small town truck stop is taken over by driver-less trucks. Possibly caused by a toxic spill in the city. After the trucks cause numerous deaths, the remaining survivors (two teens, their fathers, and another lady citiz...

The Beast Must Die (1974) 5.8

The Beast Must Die (1974)

Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart), a rich businessman and expert hunter, summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surpri...

Tamango (1958) 6.6

Tamango (1958)

A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown....

The Battle of the Sexes (1960) 6.7

The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into th...

Home for Christmas (2010) 6.2

Home for Christmas (2010)

Following a prologue set in war-torn former Yugoslavia, the film follows several different Christmas celebrations in the small Norwegian town of Skogli. Paul is a thirty-three-year-old laborer who marches into his doctor...

Forbidden Kingdom-2014 5.2

Forbidden Kingdom-2014

Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in...

Graveyard Shift-1990 4.9

Graveyard Shift-1990

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.::Daniel Jos. Leary...

Casey’s Shadow-1978 6.1

Casey’s Shadow-1978

Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion....

The Queen of Spades-1949 7.3

The Queen of Spades-1949

An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunt...

From Beyond the Grave-1974 6.7

From Beyond the Grave-1974

Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him...

The Babysitter-1995 4.3

The Babysitter-1995

A teenage girl babysits two young kids while the parents go out to a party. Her boyfriend is coerced (with the help of alcohol) by an old 'friend' into going to the house. Both boys are obsessed with the babysitter, as i...

Walter-2015 5.3

Walter-2015

Walter Gary Benjamin works as a ticket-taker slash ticket-tearer at the local Cineplex. When Walter was ten years old he made a deal with God to judge the eternal fate of everyone he comes in contact with in exchange for...

Sometimes They Come Back… Again-1996 4.1

Sometimes They Come Back… Again-1996

Jon Porter returns to his hometown after the sudden and bizarre death of his mother. He hopes to leave as soon as the funeral is over but it's too late. The sinister forces that caused his sister's brutal murder 30 years...

Creepshow 2-1987 6.1

Creepshow 2-1987

"Creepshow 2" is divided into three stories, conducted by a leading segment where a boy that loves the horror comic book Creepshow buys seeds of carnivorous plant and is bullied by four teenagers. Meanwhile the Creep tel...

Children of the Corn: Genesis-2011 3.7

Children of the Corn: Genesis-2011

Tmi and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher (Drago), reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not ...

Dolan’s Cadillac-2009 5.7

Dolan’s Cadillac-2009

In Las Vegas, school teachers Robinson and his wife Elizabeth are trying for a baby. While horse riding through the desert one evening, Elizabeth witnesses the execution of two coyotes and an illegal immigrant by the hum...

Total Recall-2012 6.3

Total Recall-2012

Originally adapted by director Paul Verhoeven in 1990, author Philip K. Dick's classic Sci-Fi short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale returns to the big screen in this remake starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranst...

Riding the Bullet-2004 5.2

Riding the Bullet-2004

A young man hitchhiking back home to visit his mother is picked up by a mysterious stranger. As the ride goes on, the young man uncovers a terrible secret about the stranger, and is given a choice by the stranger. A choi...

Le Plaisir-1952 7.8

Le Plaisir-1952

Three stories about pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women, pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Julia Tellier (Madeleine Renaud) taking h...

Mercy-2014 5

Mercy-2014

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.::Anonymous...

2 Jacks-2012 4.7

2 Jacks-2012

Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?::Anonymous...

The Sower-2017 6.3

The Sower-2017

Violette is old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the repression that followed the republican uprising of December 1851. For the next two years, the village is...

Children of the Corn-2009 3.8

Children of the Corn-2009

While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows.::horror2...

All About Eve-1950 8.2

All About Eve-1950

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Only p...

Forgetting the Girl-2012 5.3

Forgetting the Girl-2012

Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed with finding ...

Don’t Look Now-1973 7.3

Don’t Look Now-1973

John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but...

The Birds-1963 7.7

The Birds-1963

Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return...

1922-2017 6.3

1922-2017

Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer, Wilfred Jame...

The Other Man-2008 5.4

The Other Man-2008

In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently tr...

The Canterville Ghost-1944 6.9

The Canterville Ghost-1944

In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of his descendant...

Peter och Petra-1989 5

Peter och Petra-1989

Peter and Petra are two young children. Two small, small children. No bigger than two little dolls. They belong to the Little People, but their mother and father also think that the Little People need to learn to read an...

From Beyond-1986 6.7

From Beyond-1986

Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees cr...