1995, Universal, 140 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

“Houston, we have a problem.” An oxygen tank explosion turns what was expected to be a routine lunar mission in 1970 into a race for survival in this acclaimed real-life drama. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton play astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, who narrowly averted disaster with assistance from NASA’s Mission Control Center. With meticulous attention to detail, APOLLO 13 earned nine Oscar nominations, with wins for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Kathleen Quinlan costar.

1990, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Ron Underwood

When handymen Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward head out into the desert in search of work, they find something else instead: giant underground creatures that turn out to be man-eating worms. This wildly inventive homage to 1950s creature films is scary and hilarious in equal measures, with terrific special effects and surprisingly sharp dialogue. With Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.

1980, Paramount, 95 min, USA, Dir: Sean S. Cunningham

The bloody franchise begins! Years after a series of tragedies, Camp Crystal Lake is about to re-open … but someone wants to prevent that by any means necessary. Distracted by sex, drugs and obliviousness, the counselors find it hard to get anything done - especially when they starting turning up dead. Keep your eyes peeled for Kevin Bacon in a small role.

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