Hell Asylum, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Hell Asylum
Movie Count: 7
TV Ep Count: 1
Time Started: 10:30am
A desperate producer faced with unemployment has the ultimate reality television program ready to roll. "Chill Challenge" sends five sexy models into a haunted old building where years earlier an eccentric millionaire had kidnapped a handful of unsuspecting women in an effort to force them to be his brides. The idea is simple: Spend a night without leaving and walk away with a cool million bucks! But what these sultry gals don't realize is, as they reveal their deepest, darkest fears to the probing eye of the camera, someone or something is using those fears against them! They are sent into the house alone, one at a time, to confront their nightmares...and an abomination that will kill them all!
Hell Asylum is 1 of 4 low budget horror movies in the boxset "Haunted by the Past". And I mean this is LOW BUDGET! I didn't think much of this one... besides the low budget effects and amateurish acting look and feel to the whole movie... the storyline... even though thought had potential wasn't followed through upon. So Move Away... Nothing to see here!
(From Month-Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 2nd, 2007)
The Bunker, a review by Antares
The Bunker (1981) 3.5/5 - Sandwiched in between the performances of Alec Guinness and Bruno Ganz was another TV adaptation starring Anthony Hopkins. As with the Guinness version, you get only a fleeting glimpse into the mindset of Adolf Hitler. For the most part, both portrayals only showcase the bi-polar aspect of Hitler's personality, and really only shine when he's throwing a fit. One wonders, when watching, how an entire nation of people could be hypnotized by someone so unstable. With Bruno Ganz's interpretation, you get a sense of the beguiling and charismatic nature of Adolf Hitler, especially when he's talking to Traudl Junge. But like Alec Guinness before him, Anthony Hopkins only shines when he's losing control, berating his general staff. The depiction of the events in this version does add a sense of gloom and desperation that is lacking in the previous story, and therefore keeps your interest throughout its duration. But once again, as with the Guinness version, it is only viewable as a comparison piece to the far superior Der Untergang.
(From Antares' Short Summations on October 9th, 2013)
The Flash Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
The Flash Marathon
Image: Nightshade to the Rescue!
Episode 9 - Ghost in the Machine
Don't touch that dial! The Ghost controls the airwaves, tapping into video feeds just as he did back in 1955. Nightshade, a crimefighter from the '50s, resurfaces to fight him - and now he has The Flash on his side.
Richard Belzer as Joe Kline
Jason Bernard as Dr. Desmond Powell
Vito D'Ambrisio as Bellows
Biff Manard as Murphy
Lois Nettleton as Belle Crocker
This one I really liked a lot. I liked the whole previous masked man meeting and teaming up with The Flash. It made for a really interesting story... one I was glued to the set to watch!
(From The Flash Marathon on April 13th, 2010)