Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tag: Mike Flanagan

Doctor Sleep (2019)

Title: Doctor Sleep
Rating: R
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Running Time: 151 minutes

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Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Gerald’s Game (2017)

Title: Gerald’s Game
Rating: TV-MA
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan, and Jeff Howard
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, and Henry Thomas
Release Date: 9/29/2017
Running Time: 103 minutes

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While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)*

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Title: Ouija: Origin of Evil
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard
Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson and Henry Thomas
Release Date: 10/21/2016
Running Time: 99 minutes

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It was never just a game.
Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, this Halloween, Universal Pictures’ Ouija: Origin of Evil—from Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse—tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at No. 1.
In 1967 Los Angeles, widowed mother Alice Zander (ELIZABETH REASER of the Twilight franchise) adds a new stunt to bolster her séance scam business and unwittingly invites authentic evil into her home. When the merciless spirit overtakes youngest daughter Doris (LULU WILSON of Deliver Us from Evil), this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
A year and a half after her husband was killed, financially strapped Alice finds herself raising 15-year-old Paulina (“Lina”) (ANNALISE BASSO of Oculus) and 9-year-old Doris alone.
Fortunately for her struggling business, the occult runs in Alice’s blood. Her mother was a fortuneteller and passed down the tricks of the trade, allowing Alice to put on an extravagant sideshow for clients who wish to speak with lost loved ones. The aspiring clairvoyant doesn’t feel she’s a fraud. Instead, she believes she’s peddling closure—the elusive kind she prays to find for herself.
With mounting unpaid bills, Alice purchases a Ouija board to spice up her charade and rivet her customers. But once the game is brought into her home, strange things begin to happen: inexplicable noises, daily nightmares and, most disturbing of all, Doris actually starts communicating with the dead, including her father.
Initially, the revelations seems like a gift. Alice’s business booms and clients find comfort connecting to those who have passed on, until the true history of the house is unearthed. Decades prior, a deranged surgeon performed grotesque experiments on mental patients under the same roof. Now, to make their screams of anguish heard, one of the tortured has taken possession of Doris.
The girls’ school principal’s, Father Tom (HENRY THOMAS of Gangs of New York), deep concern for Alice’s family leads him to investigate the case. But when the four of them must face a supernatural power (DOUG JONES of Pan’s Labyrinth) for which even the priesthood could not prepare Tom, they will see that the spirits who’ve opened the portal have no intention of closing it without a deadly fight.


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Notes: The credits are warped and have reflections like they’re being viewed through the planchette’s lens. Also, the film has a retro 1960’s look during the intro title, and even includes the mark in the upper-right corner of the screen to indicate reel changes during the screening.

Memoriam: In Loving Memory of J D Yarbrough


Hush (2016)

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Title: Hush
Rating: R
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel
Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Emma Graves and Samantha Sloyan
Release Date: 4/8/2016
Running Time: 81 minutes

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A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.


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Oculus (2013)

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TITLE: Oculus

RELEASE DATE: 4/11/2014

RATING: R

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

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During Credits? No

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