Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Glasshouse 2021

- 3 Demons 2022

- Riki the Rhino 2020

- The Bloody Man 2020

- Paradise Motel 2022

- Getting Toasted 2019

- Prosper 2014

- Fresh Hell 2021

- Father of the Flying Car 2022

- Ten Doors 2021

- Fair Game 1986

- H.P. Lovecraft's Witch House 2021

- American Werewolves 2022

- Corpse Control 2021

- The Legend of Santa 2021

- A Town Full of Ghosts 2022

- When Darkness Falls 2022

- The Expat 2021

- Potato Dreams of America 2021

- Orangutan 2021

- Don't Sell Me a Dog 2021

- The Policeman's Lineage 2022

- The Tortured Soul 2022

- Death Count 2022

- Project Skyquake 2022

- Erzulie 2022

- Spin State 2022

- The Fall of the Queens 2021

- The Spinning Man 2018

- Seduction of Distance 2021

- The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus 2022

- Eyes Upon Waking 2022

- You Like to Draw? 2021

- Double Threat 2022

- Bodies Will Tumble and Roll 2022

- Slapface 2021

- Goons 2022

- Decline 2021

- Tales from the Other Side 2022

- Scare Zone 2009

- London Bridge is Falling Down - Build it Up Again! 2022

- Rondo and Bob 2020

- Mascarpone 2021

- They Talk 2021

- Motherly 2021

- A Little Dead 2022

- Sewer Gators 2022

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Blacklight

USA 2022
produced by
Don Hatton, Zena Wood, Corey Scott Rutledge, Keith L. Craig (executive), Jeff Porter (executive) for Dashford Media
directed by Nick Snow
starring Grant Lancaster, Brooks Russell, Corey Scott Rutledge, Richard Templeton, Brad Stuart, Samantha Aneson, Michael Dale, Victor Verhaeghe, Bristol Pomeroy, Godfrey J. Rayner, Roberto Serrini, Danny Schaefer, Connor Bond, Brian O'Neill, Michael Bryce, Donald Paul, Michael Laibson, Raquel Powell, Nate Foster, Ori Manahan, Dave Hanson, Anthony DeVito, Adam Blędel Körner, Katie Aldhizer, Gabe Bowling, Mike Sweeney, Courtney Sturm, Elise Rovinsky, Kate Gauthier, Evelyn Zibell, Ellie Laesch, Matthew McCurdy, Amy Morales, Victor Pantojas, David Ward
story by Nick Snow, Brooks Russell, screenplay by Nick Snow, music by Ryan McTear

review by
Mike Haberfelner

When rich kid Liam (Brooks Russell) is robbed at gunpoint by none other than his landscaper, Danny (Grant Lancaster), it gives him an unexpected adrenaline rush - and an idea, so instead of reporting Danny he hires him to go on heists with him. Eventually, the two, with Kit Viper (Corey Scott Rutledge) as additional muscle, decide to rob old man Hirsch's (Michael Dale) mansion, figuring him to be easy pickings. But then Kit Viper walks into a standoff between Hirsch and some goons and just mows everybody down with his machine gun. The trio makes a hasty escape, and the only thing they snatch is a box that seems to not be worth all that much - until Kit Viper tries on the cloak inside, later identified as blacklight, that makes him invincible. Now Kit Viper isn't the brightest, and he has made many enemies over the years, so he decides to go on a killing spree, settling all his old scores all at once, with not so much as receiving a scratch. And while this works out well for him, it also attracts the attention of gangster kingpin Gabe Giallo (Victor Verhaeghe) who soon figures out that there's something not quite natural about Kit Viper's invulnerability - so he tortures the truth about the cloak out of Liam, then has the cloak stolen from him and Kit Viper wasted. So the biggest mob boss of town is now invincible ...

In the meantime, Danny meets up with Hirsch's daughter to find out more about the cloak, but both of them and Liam are soon apprehended by psycho Lucky (Richard Templeton) and Gregor (Brad Stuart), son of the anointed one, Koehler (Bristol Pomeroy) of the cult the invincibility cloak somehow belongs to. Now they want the cloak, naturally, and pretty much force Danny in retrieving it, but the choices he has are less than inspiring, he and his friends might either be killed by Lucky and Gregor, or he might serve as cannon fodder for Gabe Giallo, or should he succeed against all odds, he'd hand the cloak over to a cult that tries to open a gate to hell ...

 

Now the mere premise of this movie seems to be a recipe for disaster, as it tries to blend light yet quirky crime comedy with cultist, underworldly horror, including bits of ultra-violence. However, the concept works much better than could be expected, thanks to a very clever script, a fluid directorial effort that gets the mood right throughout, and the talent to not take itself too seriously without ever becoming self-parody. And a solid cast playing colourful characters of course also help making this a very enjoayble piece of genre cinema.

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsčne Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find The Blacklight
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find The Blacklight here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

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

x-rated  find The Blacklight at adultvideouniverse.com


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
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

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
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

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

out now on DVD