ALEX CROSS
2012, Summit Entertainment, 101 min, USA, Dir: Rob Cohen

Washington DC detective Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) learns that a family member has been murdered, and vows to find the diabolical serial killer (Matthew Fox), who goes by “Picasso.” Based on the best-selling James Patterson novel Cross. With Giancarlo Esposito.


THE OTHER
1972, 20th Century Fox, 108 min, USA, Dir: Robert Mulligan

This creepy adaptation of Tom Tryon’s best-seller is set on a New England farm in the mid-1930s, where strange happenings begin to swirl around twins Niles and Holland Perry. With their mother (Diana Muldaur) reduced to a recluse by her husband’s recent death, the boys gravitate to their grandmother (played by famed acting teacher Uta Hagen). She teaches one of them how to play “the great game” - a way to project the mind outside the body - which has grave consequences when it turns out the pair are much less angelic than they initially appear. Jerry Goldsmith composed the darkly atmospheric score.


I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE
1943, Warner Bros., 69 min, USA, Dir: Jacques Tourneur

Canadian nurse Betsy (Frances Dee) travels to the Caribbean’s Dutch-colonized Saint Sebastian Island to care for the comatose wife of sugar baron Paul Holland (Tom Conway). But Betsy’s exotic new surroundings begin to have a seductive stranglehold on her - and not just because she’s falling in love with her employer - and the young woman is increasingly drawn into the island’s native voodoo cult. Another top-rate collaboration from Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton, this atmospheric classic weaves the stark horrors of imperialism and slavery into a taut, terrifying masterpiece.


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