A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.
Billy Dee Williams,
If this film seems famille, it is - it's (yet) another retelling of the Jack Finney story, which has already been done wonderfully in the original, 1950's, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), then again, in 1978's, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). This time it's told in a typical millennial/21s t century way; from the kids POV, with the ever-present ominous American military added for conspiracy buffs. After a family moves to military base for the summer, the soldiers present are behaving more strange than usual. Though the usual refrain is, whatever you do, stay awake, this version makes this difficult.Written by
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In the opening sequences, Marti is sitting on the right side of the car looking out the window. When it cuts to show her viewpoint of the moon and passing trees, the perspective is as if she were on the left side of the car. See more »
PLEASE HELP ME I'M FALLING (IN LOVE WITH YOU)
Written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair
Performed by The Blue Ridge Rangers
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc. See more »
Pop Culture Thoughts
Yet another effective take on Jack Finney's 1955 novel, this time transplanted by director Abel Ferrara to an American military base. Given the themes of the source material, the military setting is a bit on the nose, and there are certainly a few weak performances here and there that mar some of the tension. However, at its core this is a curiously effective, quietly eerie paranoid nightmare of a movie, with several genuinely unsettling scenes whose judicious use increases their effectiveness. Among the rather stiff acting, Christine Elise and Meg Tilly stand out for their distinctive performances - Tilly, in particular, goes from warmly ebullient to menacing and creepy without missing a beat, and walks away with the movie's most memorable scene ("Where you gonna go...").
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