Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Cosmos 2021

- The Last House on the Street 2021

- Eddie 2020

- Hanger 2009

- Dealings 2021

- The Cage 2017

- Badass Bunyip 2021

- Behind the Sightings 2021

- Mortuary 1983

- Der Aids-Tempel Wat Phrabatnampu 2021

- On the Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky 2021

- Massacre Time 1966

- Marathon 2021

- Pasture 2020

- The Serpent Writhes in a Glass Coffin 2021

- Avocado Toast 2021

- The House on Sorority Row 1982

- King Macbeth 2019

- Lethal Virus 2021

- A Woman Like Eve 1979

- Savage Three 1975

- 10:59 PM 2021

- Left Alone in the Snow 2021

- The Debut 1977

- The Video Store 2020

- Finding Ophelia 2021

- Never Events 2021

- Before I Go 2021

- Daimajin 1966

- Time Goddess 2021

- Son of A Crimson Creeper 2021

- Paul Laurence Dunbar: An American Poet 2021

- Bad Moon Rising 2021

- Blood Punch 2015

- Angel 2018

- Miranda Veil 2020

- The Curse of the Crimson Creeper 2021

- A.S. 2020

- The Stylist 2020

- Major Dundee 1965

- Genevieve 2021

- Zombie Lover 2011

- Daddy's Girl 2021

- Dinner is Served 2021

- Rebirth 2020

- Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces 2021

- Irezumi 1966

- Blood Pageant 2021

- Breaking Ice 2020

- Snore 2021

- That is All 2019

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Acute Misfortune

Australia 2018
produced by
Jamie Houge, Virginia Kay, Liz Kearney, Thomas M. Wright, Robert Connolly (executive) for Arenamedia, Plot Media, Blackheath Film
directed by Thomas M. Wright
starring Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Geneviève Lemon, Max Cullen, Gillian Jones, Steve Mouzakis, Henry Beckett, James Bell, Daniel Aguiar, Rowland Holmes, Joanne Samuel
screenplay by Erik Jensen, Thomas M. Wright, based on the book Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen, music by Evelyn Ida Morris

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Not yet 20, journalist Erik (Toby Wallace) is given the opportunity to interview Adam Cullen (Daniel Henshall), one of Australia's more prominent contemporary artists. And he seems to have gone a good job, as Adam calls him back to write his biography. This involves Eric spending his weekends at Cullen's home with the intention of getting to know Cullen - but it really seems that Cullen more wants someone to play with, as he just likes to shock Erik, teaching him how to fire guns, taking him on surprise hunting trips and the like. But Cullen's behaviour gets more and more dangerous, which includes heavy drinking and drug use, and illegally collecting guns. And he makes Erik a part of this aspect of his life. On the other hand, he doesn't want Erik to talk to others about him, including his parents (Geneviève Lemon, Max Cullen), fearing that they might distort the image of himself he wants Erik to portray. Needless to say, their relationship becomes more and more abusive, until Cullen pushes things too far, causing a split between the two men, soon after which Erik finds out there never was a book deal for Cullen's bio that Cullen has always promised him.

Eventually, the two reconcile, and while Cullen still tries to play the same mindgames with Erik, it becomes clearer and clearer that he's just a lonely man with failing health ...


A rather fascinating bio pic that doesn't focus too much on Adam Cullen's actual art (which is shown more as a side note in this film) or really his process of creating, but concentrates on the dramatic aspects of his life during his times with his biographer (also the co-screenwriter), and manages to span a narrative arc that gives its characters plenty of space to evolve by not just leading the audience from one plot point to the next but often only hinting at things and hiding much of its subtext between the lines - which makes this one a rather unique ride.


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Supermen


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Acute Misfortune
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Acute Misfortune here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Acute Misfortune at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD