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Re: Identify This Movie

#1251 Post by pianocrash » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:58 pm

bottled spider wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:00 pm
A long time ago I saw on TV one scene from a movie that went like this: a woman is taken shopping by her fiancee's sister or mother, and while they are in a dressing room, the sister/mother's head briefly transforms into that of a snarling demon, then transforms back. Possibly some verbal threat is made. Afterwards the sister/mother acts like nothing happened. I seem to remember the sister/mother was black and upper class.
Tamara Tunie in The Devil's Advocate (1997)? The circumstances are close enough, but really I just never got this image out of my head:
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Re: Identify This Movie

#1252 Post by bottled spider » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:29 pm

That's it, I'm sure, thanks! Overall the reviews for it are positive. I'll see if I can fit it in for the Horror list project.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1253 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:32 pm

All I remember about it is Connie Nielsen’s terrible curly hair and Charlize Theron disrobing in church

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1254 Post by bottled spider » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:38 pm

Sold!

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1255 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:43 am

Don't forget the bookending courtroom scenes with Keanu Reeves intimidating a just post Welcome To The Dollhouse Heather Matarazzo on the witness stand to get her to recant her testimony of being abused!

I quite like Devil's Advocate too (especially because all of the tormenting of the wife while the husband is becoming more successful than ever, which takes up the bulk of the film, feels a bit Rosemary's Baby-ish), but of course the other big controversy about it at the time was that the film got sued for the sculpture and artwork in the climactic scene in Pacino's apartment looking too similar to that of an uncredited artist, and they had to remove any shots of it from the film, so what should be a very visible moment of figures writhing within the context of an artwork has all but the actors blurred out for legal reasons! Ironically the letter of the law came down heavily on the film about how devilishly devious big city lawyers are!

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1256 Post by Noiretirc » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm

I've been tormented by this for what seems like decades, but it may have been sometime in the 80s when I saw this. Only vague foggy fragments exist in my mind. Thanks for any help that you might provide.

There are a group of people, including a child, travelling through some snowy, mountainous landscape. I believe it is set hundreds of years ago. Nightly, one person gets killed mysteriously. Various accusations fly. A head ends up on a pole. The end of the film closes in on the child's face.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1257 Post by barryconvex » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 am

I'd like to know what that movie is too, noir. I remember a film I read about on this forum a few years ago about a group of five or so Japanese teenagers trapped at their school because of a storm-i think it was their school and I think it was a storm? Pretty sure it was in the 80s thread but I couldn't find it when I looked.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1258 Post by barryconvex » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:32 am

bottled spider wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Sold!
Also worth watching for Al Pacino speaking in Chinese to the guy with the performing chicken.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1259 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:51 am

barryconvex wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 am
I'd like to know what that movie is too, noir. I remember a film I read about on this forum a few years ago about a group of five or so Japanese teenagers trapped at their school because of a storm-i think it was their school and I think it was a storm? Pretty sure it was in the 80s thread but I couldn't find it when I looked.
Typhoon Club?

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1260 Post by barryconvex » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:06 am

Yeah, I think that's it. Thank you Colin.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1261 Post by jlnight » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:31 pm

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Identify the film.
Identify the man in the middle.

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Re: Identify This Movie

#1262 Post by dda1996a » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 am

A film about a serial kidnapper who locks the women he kidnaps in his basement, changes their name to the same specific name (which I don't remember). When he locks them in the basement, it is in a chamber with a wooden door under the house's floor that has a small hole through which he speaks to them, and he covers the whole thing under the carpet in his house.
There is a scene I remember where he lets one of the women he kidnapped to take a bath, whereupon she tries to escape. He catches her and starts drowning her as punishment.
His latest would be victim is a blond girl he starts messaging online, to whom he sends multiple gifts to try to convince her to meet (I don't remember the outcome of this plot-line).

I'm afraid thats all the clues my memory can remember...

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