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  • The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker

    ★★★★

    Upon its initial ABC airing on January 11, 1972 (opposite HAWAII FIVE-O and an NBC News special), THE NIGHT STALKER became the highest-rated made-for-television movie of all time. Tightly directed for maximum suspense by John Llewellyn Moxey (HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS) from a spooky teleplay by Richard Matheson (DUEL), this ABC Movie of the Week is generally propelled by Darren McGavin’s iconic performance as Carl Kolchak, a pushy, unpopular, wisecracking newsman who stumbles upon both a series of vampire murders…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★

    John Krasinski from the NBC sitcom THE OFFICE served as executive producer, co-writer, director and star of this low-key thriller that earned plaudits from both critics and audiences. Shot in northern New York, A QUIET PLACE demonstrates Krasinski’s good grasp of slow-burning suspense techniques and loose grip on story logic. Set in America after an alien invasion has wiped out most of Earth’s human and animal populations, the story follows a family struggling to survive without supplies, electrical power, and…

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  • Action U.S.A.

    Action U.S.A.

    ★★★★½

    Only watch this if you love car chases, car jumps, car explosions, car smashes, and burning men.

  • Invasion of the Star Creatures

    Invasion of the Star Creatures

    ½

    Goddamn this wretched science fiction comedy created by a pair of Roger Corman actors. Jonathan Haze, the star of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, wrote the story and screenplay, which was originally titled MONSTERS FROM NICHOLSON MESA as a tribute to AIP head honcho James H. Nicholson. Bruno ve Sota, whose Corman credits include A BUCKET OF BLOOD and THE WASP WOMAN, directed the film, his third and last as a director. INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES is worse than any…