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The Woman in Black (1989) - Herbert Wise

The Woman in Black is a made-for-television supernatural horror movie from 1989. It had originally broadcast on iTV on Christmas Eve and did moderately well in the ratings. The program was distributed by Granada Television and directed by Herbert Wise. It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Susan Hill. The book was published only a few years before. It is rumored that Ms. Hill was on the set, and wasn’t very keen on the slight changes the studio had made.
Taking place in England during the Edwardian Era, Mr. Arthur Kidd is a solicitor sent to settle the estate of a friendless old widow, Mrs. Drablow. Who had recently passed away. He takes the train to Crythin Gifford, the town in which the widow had resided and died. Arthur is warned about the strange dealings and going-ons that take place in the dreary and mysterious Eel Marsh House. Arthur is warned by the people of Crythin Gifford, to leave and return to London. However, he stays and intends to complete the job he wa…

Alien 3 (1992) - David Fincher

ALIEN³ is a sci-fi horror film from visionary director David Fincher. It was released on May 22nd, 1992 by 20th Century Fox to lukewarm reviews. No doubt this movie has a different feel than the previous entries. It’s far more bleak and depressing. The setting is different but the formula remains the same. Alien 3 marks another return to the franchise by actress Sigourney Weaver, returning to her role of the bad-ass, Ellen Ripley. Other actors include Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Paul McGann, Lance Henriksen and Holt McCallany.

Following the events of the first two films, Alien and Aliens. Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, Corporal Hicks, Newt and synthetic human Bishop are jettisoned from the Sulaco in an escape pod after a fire threatens the ship. The group are in stasis when they crash land on maximum security prison planet, Fiorina 161. Otherwise known as Fury 161. Unfortunately and controversially, Ripley is the sole survivor of the crash. Killing off the fan favorites …