Tag: Thriller

The Lady Vanishes | 1979 | Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould

A watchable remake of the much-love Hitchcock classic. Miss Froy (Angela Lansbury in high camp mode) goes missing on a train leaving hapless Elliott Gould and Cybill Shepherd flitting from one compartment to the next, where thet are ruthlessly...

The League of Gentlemen | 1960 | Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick

The clue is in the title: gentlemen, would-be thieves who are no ordinary crooks but officers and either their equals or their lackeys. Lt Col Hyde is the mastermind and is decidedly narked by being forced out of the military. He recruits seven...

Callan | 1974 | Edward Woodward Eric Porter

Overdue big-screen outing for the popular long-running TV series which adds little to the small-screen exploits of Edward Woodward as the ex-secret agent specializing in rubbing out the bad guys. Director Don Sharp tries a little too hard to shake...

They Made Me a Fugitive | 1947 | Sally Gray, Trevor Howard

Alberto Cavalcanti made too few British features and this dark thriller caused some anguish on release for its toughness and the successful depiction of the under-belly of post-war London life. Cav was plainly influenced by US noir cinema and by...

Children of the Damned | 1964 | Ian Hendry, Alan Badel

The follow up to 1960’s Village Of The Damned, Children … opens up the action on a global scale. A new breed of super-children with telepathic powers and ultra intelligence threatens apocalypse as they fight the struggling adult...

The Squeeze | 1977 | Stacy Keach, Carol White

A terrifically seamy crime thriller from British director Apted. Stacy Keach is the alcoholic ex-policeman whose search for the kidnapped wife and child of a security chief (Edward Fox) forces him to rouse himself from his permanently drunken stupor...

Hands of the Ripper | Hammer 1971 | Eric Porter, Angharad Rees

This Hammer shocker has an original premise -: daughter of Jack the Ripper becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead father and carries on where he left off, only to remember nothing of her murderous actions afterwards. However, it descends into...

advertisement

theviewersguide

The Viewer's Guide to Film intends to be a comprehensive guide to the very best of cinema from the earliest silent era, through to the golden age of Hollywood and on to today's biggest blockbusters.

Each entry on the site includes a capsule review/plot overview, along with cast and crew credits, images and trailers where available.