THE FOG
1980, Rialto Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

There’s atmosphere to burn in this spooky saga of bloodthirsty ghost pirates vengefully returning to decimate a sleepy California coastal town on the 100th anniversary of their shipwreck. Adrienne Barbeau is the spunky DJ sounding the alarm from her lighthouse-based radio station while the undead use the title mist as cover in their gory siege. With Jamie Lee Curtis.


ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
1987, Disney Pictures, 102 min, United States, Dir: Chris Columbus

When Chris Parker’s (Elisabeth Shue) boyfriend cancels their romantic dinner date at the last minute, she reluctantly agrees to a babysitting job. What starts off as a boring night quickly changes when Chris receives a frantic phone call from best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller), who is stranded at a bus station in downtown Chicago. Chris agrees to pick up Brenda but has to bring the kids along with her. Their rescue mission quickly goes off the rails as a flat tire on the freeway sends them spinning into a night of chaos filled with one-handed homicidal tow truck drivers, a car theft ring, a blues bar with one sacred rule and the almighty Thor. Chris now must survive the night and gets the kids home safely before their parents return home.


THE DEAD ZONE
1983, Paramount, 103 min, USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

Director David Cronenberg helms one of the best Stephen King adaptations with Christopher Walken as a young man who receives the gift (or is it curse?) of second sight after a near death accident. Radical upheaval plagues his life as his marriage to Brooke Adams is thwarted, and he becomes involved in helping Sheriff Tom Skerritt track a serial killer. But foreseeing the apocalyptic behavior of power-drunk presidential candidate Martin Sheen provides him with his most tortuous challenge. One of Walken's most poignant, sensitive portrayals.


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