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Short film about using a canoe as a hearse

I was a projectionist in the 70’s and 80’s.  I remember a short subject film we ran before our feature, around ‘77 or ‘78.  It was a comedy where an unfortunate husband had to travel to retrieve his mother-in-law’s body and bring her home.  He discovered that the cost was too high so he put her in a canoe, trailered behind his car, and drove her home.  Hilarity ensued.

I thought the actor was Bill Fiore from the Right Guard commercials, but I don’t see this on his IMDB page.  Maybe someone else can remember?

Older movie with Glowing Yellow Eyes

Okay, I stink at internet searches, so I’m glad I found this site.

I’m looking for a film I saw on t.v. sometime in the late 90s or early 2000s. However, it was definitely an older film, something being run on some network doing a marathon of old horror films. I’m thinking it may have originally been from the 70s, but could be 60s, or early 80s. It might be a made for tv movie or miniseries, but was definitely not an ongoing series.

All I can really remember is that there are several scenes where the villains are revealed by their glowing yellow eyes. I’m inclined to think they are supposed to be cult members, or maybe witches. They might be possessed by spirits from the past, or just reincarnated versions of an older evil. It’s also possible they serve the Devil, or a more generic demonic entity. I think some of the climactic scenes, where the protagonist is met by yellow eyes from multiple people, may happen in a church, but the image is fuzzy in my brain. I seem to recall it being one of those films, where all the bad guys are people the protagonist has encountered and trusted through most of the film.

The film is definitely in color. The setting is all modern, or at least modern in relation to its time of release. There might be some flashbacks, but I think any historical stuff is handled via exposition and maybe some books or paintings. And, to be clear, the eyes are definitely yellow. The glow is like a yellow dot or ember replacing the normal eyes, not just an iris change. Definitely not red, or white, or any other color.

Films I know it’s not, because I’ve already re-watched.  Not Something Evil, nor Village of the Damned. The glowing eye people are adults, you see there whole bodies, and there is more than one (pretty sure on the more than one). It’s also not Crowhaven Farm, nor The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, but I feel it might be contemporary to those two. I think I saw this around the same time I saw those, which is part of why the details are so fuzzy.

I think there may have been some glowing yellow eyes on a portrait of some older evil person, before the modern glowing eyed people are revealed.

Sorry for a lot of words for so little, but thanks to anyone who might be able to help.

Another horror movie from my childhood

Some sort of virus was released in a prison which made the prisoners frantic and crazy (maybe turned them into zombies?). A group of non-prisoners had to escape from the jail.

 

I remember two scenes.

In the first scene a prisoner who had his legs cut off is chasing someone by swinging on the ceiling like you would swing on monkey bars.

The second scene takes place towards the end of movie or is the end. A few lucky survivors have made it out of the prison. Police and medics have arrived. Someone infected by the virus is tied to a gurney and is manically laughing.

English horror film from the 60’s? 70’s

So this was a horror movie I saw as a kid. English, maybe a Hammer film but not any of the big Hammer actors. The premise was something to do with the upstairs tenant, a murderer, who could be identified by the way he would steeple his fingers and then tap the finger tips together. He somehow is killed I think, but possesses another person, that we see doing the same thing with their hands at the end. Thanks in advance

Horror movie I saw 10 or 15 years ago

I remember two scenes from the movie.

In the first scene a naked woman is tied to a tree in the woods. A police officer finds her but he doesn’t untie her. Instead the officer goes further into the woods.

The second scene takes place in an interrogation room. There is a man covered in blood sitting at a table. A trail of blood (a single line) is also running across the floor and up the wall to the lock on the door of the interrogation room. I vaguely remember having the impression the man was able to control blood.

Horror movie with temporal loop/reincarnation

Hello,

A few years back ~10, I’ve watched an horror movie with some kind of temporal loop/reincarnation and I cant remember its name could you please help me remember it ?

Here is what I remember from the plot:

– The main character is a male.
– The main character always end up dying at the end of each loop, except the final one.
– The main character is the only one knowing that he is in a loop.
– In each loop the main character starts with a slightly different setup (ie: junkie, homeless, cook, some son of a rich family)
– The main character is killed by some monsters that got some Alien look.
– From what I can remember the final plot is that the main character is himself one of the monsters that kept killing him but he cant remember it and its kind have set up some sort of trial from him to remember his true self.

Here is all that I managed to remember If some of you got any clue on what the movie is that would be super nice.

Thanks in advance !

Women is served messenger pigeon

basically. It was like in the medieval or Legend of Zorro era. There was this very beautiful women who lived at a rich mans house as spy for two men. She sent them messages with pigeons. She was having dinner with the rich man and the food was served. Her dish was a pigeon. But she didn’t  noticed until she saw the ring she used to tie letters to on the pigeons feet. She ran and when trying to scape entered a closet with her friend spies killed and ver pale. The rich man came from behind and told her he knew everything. One of his guy friend threatens her with a knife and knocked her out.

A wall of beds

I don’t remember when I watched it, maybe 10 or 15 years ago. It was a colored and a movie not a TV series doubed to my mother tongue but most probably it was English and made in USA.

The only scene I remember, there was a huge wall, full of square cells, and in each cell a human kept slept. Bodies were alive but without any movement. Their brains were controlled with a couple of wires (I guess) in order to they feel they are acting in a real life. In other words, each body was thinking and feeling that they are living in a real world, but they weren’t aware that indeed they are laid in beds and all they hear, smell, touch, etc are in fact superficial electric signals sent to their brains…!

Robbery thwarted

I remember this movie from television perhaps as early as 1970’s where there was a group of bad guys (I think) robbing the rich family there.  The son got locked in his room because he was disabled (I think crutches or a wheel chair) and the bad guys thought he would not be able to cause trouble for them.  He opens his closet to reveal a ham radio station, with which he contacts people who call the police from all over the world.

 

I think the story took place in New York, in a high rise building.

Only remember a song + general mood

I’m sorry for the very very vague one here. I just remember that it featured the song “A Kiss to Build a Dream on” at some point (Fairly certain they used the Louis Armstrong version) at what I think was supposed to be a tender scene at a party.

 

I know that it wasn’t Sleepless in Seattle or any of the other movies listed in the “In popular culture” section of the song’s wikipedia page, so I think the movie was either too new or maybe it was possibly something like an indie film or an internet sketch. I’m leaning towards internet sketch because I’m fairly certain it was a comedy.

2011-2013 Oddball colorful, offbeat deco western…?

HELP: I’m trying to remember the name of an offbeat, color indie film circa 2008-2015 (pretty sure it was 2011-2013)

Art direction-wise, it was like Commander Cody LP art come to life – the clothes and vehicles were vibrant, over-the-top cartoon versions of glitzy 1930s/40s western styles.

I think it took place in or around Hollywood – definitely a lot of desert scenes.

It was a bit like the American Astronaut in its overall tone. Other similar films that come to mind: Six-String Samurai, Forbidden Zone…

I don’t remember who was in it, who directed it, all I remember is that I streamed it around that time, likely on either Netflix or Hulu.
I’m pretty sure the title may have just been the main character’s oddball name which is making this extra difficult…
Ring any bells?

Found this on a Lost Media Wiki post

I decided to copy this post from the lost media wiki forums to see if i could recieve your help

I remember when I was around 9 years old (in 2010) or so, my mom and I were sitting in front of the TV, trying to figure out what to watch. We were browsing Comcast On Demand (long before it was Xfinity On Demand), when we came across this 3D animated film that was about this alien who resembled a cat, crash-landing on Earth and befriending a human man. We didn’t end up watching it, we watched something else, but I haven’t found the alien cat movie since.

The only clip I saw of it was a short scene that played when you selected the “watch a preview” option. The clip began with the blue-ish gray alien cat looking at his destroyed spaceship on a green hill. He sighs and then turns around, with the camera slowly panning upward to reveal a yellow house just over the hill.

I remember the movie having a strange name. Might’ve been the name of the alien cat character. Every time I try to look up “alien cat movie” I keep getting “The Cat From Outer Space” from 1978. For some reason, I have the feeling that the film is from France, but that could be just a hunch.

Edit: I vaguely remember the synopsis being something like “(insert name of alien cat here) crash-lands on Earth and becomes the household pet to (insert name of male human character here)” The movie was also free, which may or may not say something about the film’s quality. I don’t actually know if the movie is French or not, I just had a feeling that it was, it could come from anywhere. Heck, for all I know it could’ve been a direct-to-dvd movie that they put On Demand or something.

I made a storyboard of the clip I saw. I tried to include all I could remember about the clip.

(in other news, I can’t draw houses!)

Edit 2: Ok, since I haven’t gotten much response, I’m going to list some of the things that I found (that aren’t the movie) to avoid confusion.

List of things that aren’t the alien cat movie:

  • The Cat From Outer Space (1978 live-action Disney film)
  • Space Cat Hob (2015 Short Film)
  • A Cat In Paris (2010 French animated film)
  • A Monster In Paris (2011 French animated film)
  • Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat In Space (2001/2002 Japanese animated film)

Can’t Remember Horror Movie

So I was born in 2001 and I remember watching this very scary movie alone when I was probably 4 or 5.  I remember it being very bloody and scary. There was a group of teenagers, or adults inside some sort of abandoned building. I’m not sure if it’s a factory, or some sort of abandoned building. Inside the building, there’s a killer woman ghost stalking the group of friends. Eventually, one of the guys goes off to have a smoke and is approached by the mysterious ghost lady. He offers her a cigar, I think the woman was smiling, and then she killed him.

I don’t remember how, I think she used her hand like a knife? Not sure. The rest starts to get a bit blurry, but eventually the group of friends are approached by some group of armed men. I’m not sure if they were military or not. Eventually the military group splits up, each group taking half of the friends I think. I remember a door closing, with a friend on the other side and the ghost lady just wrecks him, lots of blood I think.

Eventually, there are only two friends left, both are girls. I think one of the girls had one of those dice laces on their sweater. Eventually one of the friends is killed, and the other wakes up in a bathtub, and I think she was saved by some woman who was watching the entire event. If anyone could help me find this movie, that would be great! I could finally face my fears again.

A room filling with water

I saw a movie, maybe a few years ago now, (but no idea how old the movie would be, but must be relatively recent) and I think it was the opening scene I remember (but it could have been further into the movie). Anyway, there’s a girl frantically trying to complete a puzzle of some kind (like an escape room puzzle or something). I *think* she was hanging upside down while doing this, but I’m not sure. The small room she is in starts filling with water as she struggles to complete the puzzle/break the code, and when the room is full/time is up, the scene cuts away and the girl has actually been playing a virtual reality/cg game and was never in the room and never in danger.

I know that’s not a lot to go on, but I cannot remember anything else from the movie at all. I thought it was maybe Escape Room (or one of the many similar films that came out a few years ago) but I’ve not been able to find it again.

Cartoon bad guy weasels

Hello please help!

 

I remember this old cartoon movie from when I was a kid that had these bad guy weasels (or what looked like weasels). The only scene I remember is the 2 weasels singing a song and eating snacks from a bag that looked like tiny balls of meat. They get fat by the end of the song. The movie itself may or may not be about dogs. Or some kind of woodland mammals like wolves or foxes.

This is driving absolutely insane and I wish I remember literally anything else about this movie.

Teen drama film 1990 – 2010

I remember watching that about 10 years ago. Now have some flashbacks but can’t remember the title.

Some info: 1990 – 2010. American. Colored. Not mainstream. No famous actors.

Plot: It was basicly about kids/teens spending the summer and their relashionsip with parents. Also they had DIY “fort” which was probably abandoned yellow school bus.

Well… That’s not a lot of info, but it’s pretty much all i can remember.

P.S. : I’m not a native speaker so please don’t be harsh on my english.