THE STUNT MAN
1980, 20th Century Fox, 131 min, USA, Dir: Richard Rush

Steve Railsback plays an escaped convict who stumbles onto a film set and accidentally causes the death of a stunt man. Peter O’Toole stars as the enigmatic, god-like director who offers to hide him from the police if he will replace the stunt man and help finish the film.


BREAKING & EXITING
2018, Kali Pictures, 80 min, USA, Dir: Peter Facinelli

Harry (Milo Gibson), a charming house thief, gets more than he bargains for during an attempted burglary when he stumbles upon Daisy (Jordan Hinson) and decides to save her from herself, sending both into a darkly comedic journey of self-discovery and love.


THE FRIGHTENERS
1996, Universal, 110 min, New Zealand/USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson’s follow-up to the acclaimed HEAVENLY CREATURES was this unusual mix of horror and dark comedy. Michael J. Fox stars as architect Frank Bannister, who gains the ability to see spirits after his wife’s death in an accident. At first Bannister exploits this power to set up a ghostbusting business - until he crosses paths with a dead serial killer who is still looking for victims. Shot in New Zealand (which a chunk of the film’s sizable digital effects budget turned into Middle America), the film earned eight Saturn Award nominations and features a score by Danny Elfman.


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