THE DARK HALF
1993, Park Circus/MGM, 122 min, USA, Dir: George A. Romero

Stephen King used a pseudonym to pen some of his bleakest work, a situation that inspired this tale of two authors. When Maine writer Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) decides he’s through using the name “George Stark” to churn out thrillers, he tries to bury his alter ego, but Stark (also played by Hutton) responds with a murderous rampage. Costarring Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker and Julie Harris.


SLITHER
2006, Universal, 95 min, USA, Dir: James Gunn

When a meteorite crashes near Wheelsy, South Carolina, it brings with it an extraterrestrial parasite that worms its way into Michael Rooker (THE WALKING DEAD), whose tentacled transformation puts the entire town in jeopardy. In his feature debut, Troma alumnus James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) strikes just the right balance between horror and comedy, with tongue-in-cheek nods to B-movie favorites mixed with shots that would give David Cronenberg the creeps. With Nathan Fillion (SERENITY) and Elizabeth Banks.


CLIFFHANGER
1993, Sony Repertory, 112 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Mountaineer Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is asked to return to the 4,000-foot abyss where he lost his friend a year earlier, this time to rescue a group of so-called stranded people. When it turns out that these climbers in crisis are actually looking for three cases of copious cash, Gabe becomes their guide. With John Lithgow, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner.


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