House of Wax (2005 film)
House of Wax is a 2005 American-Australian slasher film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri'chard. It is based on a story by Charles Belden, it is a loose remake of the 1953 film of the same name, itself a remake of the 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in US theaters on May 6, 2005. Carly, her boyfriend Wade, her brother Nick, her best friend Paige, Paige's boyfriend Blake and Nick's friend Dalton are on their way to a football game in Louisiana; the night before, the group set up camp in an abandoned field. A stranger in a pickup truck arrives and does nothing leaves when Nick smashes one of his headlights with a beer bottle. During the night, the group are recorded sleeping on Dalton's video camera Carly hears noises outside her tent but dismisses them; the next morning, Wade discovers. Carly and Paige wander into the woods, where Carly falls down a hill and into a pit filled with rotting animal carcasses.
After rescuing her, the group meet a strange man named Lester, who offers to drive Carly and Wade to the nearby town of Ambrose to get a new fan belt, while the rest of them go to the football game. The two arrive at Ambrose, a ghost town. Unable to find a gas station attendant, they wander into the local church. There, they meet. While they wait and Wade visit "Trudy's House of Wax", a wax museum which itself is made of wax and is the central feature of the town. In a mirror reflection, Carly sees a person that disappears but Wade convinces her it is just a wax figure; the gas station does not have the right size fan belt, so they follow Bo to his house to get one. Inside, Wade is attacked and knocked out by Bo's twin brother, who wears a wax mask to cover his disfigured face, since they were once conjoined as children. Outside, Carly notices a broken headlight on Bo's truck and realizes he is the one who visited the campsite, she escapes from Bo but is captured. Meanwhile, Vincent strips Wade naked and straps him to a chair, where he is both injected with and covered in molten wax.
Nick, Dalton and Blake realize they will not arrive at the game in time due to traffic. Nick visits the gas station, where he questions him about Carly's whereabouts; when she tries to gain Nick's attention, Bo cuts off half of Carly's finger, but she manages to tear her glued lips apart and screams for help. Nick frees Carly. Meanwhile, Dalton finds Wade, still alive but unable to move because of the wax. Attempting to peel off the wax, Dalton realizes that he is unintentionally removing Wade's skin in the process. Vincent finds Dalton and, after a chase through the museum, he catches Dalton and beheads him. Meanwhile and Carly realize that all the town's inhabitants are real people covered in wax. Back at the campsite, Vincent arrives and kills Blake chases Paige to an abandoned sugar mill where he kills her by throwing a metal pipe through her forehead. Nick and Carly return to the house to find Dalton dead; when Bo and Vincent return, they chase Nick to the House of Wax. It is revealed that Bo is the "evil" twin and Vincent is the "good" twin.
After a chase, Carly beats Bo to death with a baseball bat. Nick unintentionally sets the House of Wax on fire and the figures start to melt, as does the entire museum. Enraged by his brother's death, Vincent chases Carly to the top floor, but Nick attacks him, allowing Carly to stab him, his body falls through landing on top of his brother Bo's corpse. Carly and Nick escape the House of Wax; the next day, the police arrive and report that Ambrose has been abandoned for ten years since the local sugar mill failed. As Nick and Carly are taken to a hospital, the Sheriff learns that Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair had a third son. From inside the ambulance, Carly sees Lester with the Sinclair dog, waving them goodbye as the van leaves the town. Elisha Cuthbert as Carly Jones Chad Michael Murray as Nick Jones Brian Van Holt as Bo Sinclair and as Vincent Sinclair Paris Hilton as Paige Edwards Jared Padalecki as Wade Felton Jon Abrahams as Dalton Chapman Robert Ri'chard as Blake Johnson Damon Herriman as Lester Sinclair Andy Anderson as Sheriff Dragicia Debert as Trudy Sinclair Murray Smith as Dr. Victor Sinclair Emma Lung as Jennifer In January 2006, Village Roadshow Studios owners Village Theme Park Management and Warner Brothers Movie World Australia announced they were suing special effects expert David Fletcher and Wax Productions because of a fire on the set during production.
The $7 million lawsuit alleges that Mr. Fletcher and Wax Productions were grossly negligent over the fire, which destroyed part of the Gold Coast's Warner Bros. Movie World studios; the alleged grounds of negligence included not having firefighters on stand-by and using timber props near a naked flame. The set where the fire broke out has now been demolished and is a field kept for Movie World for future projects. Opening in 3,111 theat
The Dark Side of the Moon (1990 film)
The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1990 direct-to-video science fiction horror film. It was directed by D. J. Webster from the screenplay by Carey Hayes. In the near future, a maintenance vehicle is orbiting the Earth on a mission to repair nuclear-armed satellites; the crew experiences a mysterious, inexplicable power failure that cannot be accounted for. As the ship grows colder, they find themselves drifting toward the dark side of the Moon. An old NASA shuttle, the Discovery, drifts toward them, although NASA has not been operating for 30 years. Two of the crew members find a dead body; the mission records of the crew's own ship indicate that the shuttle they have found disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle many years before. So what is it doing in space? As they attempt to solve this mystery, it becomes apparent that a malevolent force has been waiting on the NASA shuttle, using the aforesaid dead body as its host and it now begins to stalk the crew members one at a time. Robert Sampson... Flynn Harding Will Bledsoe...
Giles Stewart Joe Turkel... Paxton Warner Camilla More... Lesli John Diehl... Philip Jennings Wendy MacDonald... Alex McInny Alan Blumenfeld... Dreyfus Steiner The film was released on VHS by Vidmark Entertainment on May 30, 1990. German black metal band Nargaroth uses samples of spoken word of the film in their homonymous track of the 2004 album Prosatanica Shooting Angels. Swedish death metal band Crypt of Kerberos utilizes samples from the film in their 1991 track "Devastator." The film is a reference to the 1973 Pink Floyd album of the same name The Dark Side of the Moon on IMDb The Dark Side of the Moon review at Cold Fusion
Système universitaire de documentation
The système universitaire de documentation or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers, it is maintained by the Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education. Official website
Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was cancelled after its first season on NBC, but survived through syndication and became one of the most-watched television shows in the world; the show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, with a setting change and large cast overhaul, it was known as Baywatch: Hawaii. Baywatch premiered on NBC in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season, when it placed 73rd out of 103 shows in the seasonal ratings, because the studio, GTG, went out of business. Due to high production costs, GTG was unable to finance the series any further. Feeling the series still had potential, David Hasselhoff, one of the principal actors, along with creators and executive producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonann, revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of executive producer for his work on bringing the show back.
The series was hugely successful internationally. The show led to a spin-off, Baywatch Nights, three direct-to-video films: Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. Babewatch is a satirical term sometimes used in connection with the series, used by Mad, by commentators, as the title for a series of adult films with crossover characters which ran between 1994 and 1999 in 13 parts. In 1999, with production costs rising in Los Angeles, the syndication market shrinking, the plan was to move the show to Australia and launch Baywatch Down Under. A pilot was filmed, but the series was stopped when residents of Avalon put forth strong objections, including potential damage to a fragile ecosystem. Pittwater Council permanently barred all future filming; as an alternative to Australia, Hawaii offered the producers large financial incentives to move the show to the islands, in season 10, Baywatch: Hawaii was launched. Baywatch filmed for two seasons in Hawaii, from 1999 until 2001.
The proposal to relocate Baywatch to Hawaii rather than Australia was initiated by April Masini in a telephone call to executive producer Greg Bonann. The deal to provide the incentives necessary to secure the series was presented to Governor Ben Cayetano by Al Masini and April Masini, Tony Vericella, president of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Cayetano's executive assistant, Joe Blanco; the agreement required the production to change its name from Baywatch to Baywatch: Hawaii, hire local leads, film in the state for at least two years, guaranteeing 44 episodes, each at a cost of about US$870,000, 60% of, to be spent in Hawaii. Baywatch revolved around the work of a team of lifeguards and their interpersonal relationships, with plots centering on dangers related to the beach and other activities pertinent to the California beach lifestyle. Topics from earthquakes and shark attacks to serial killers served as plot conflicts on the show. Saving people from drowning was one of the most typical situations used in the shows.
The original NBC theme was "Save Me", performed by Peter Cetera, with Bonnie Raitt on guitar and Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys, as one of the background vocalists. The song is from Cetera's 1988 album One More Story. On some DVD releases of the first series "Save Me" was replaced with "Above the Waterline" by Kim Carnes. For the syndicated series, the new theme "I'm Always Here" replaced "Save Me". An instrumental version of "I'm Always Here" was used as the ending theme of seasons 6 to 9. A different instrumental version was used as the theme for season 10; some parts of the lyrics of "I'm Always Here" are written on Jimi's grave. When the NBC episodes were added to the Baywatch syndication package, the opening theme was changed to a shorter version of "I'm Always Here", with some images of the original NBC opening retained. David Hasselhoff sang the Kevin Savigar–Todd Cerney tune "Current of Love" as the ending theme of Seasons 2–4. Together with Laura Branigan he sang "I Believe" as the ending theme of Season 5.
On the DVD edition of the second season, the original main title theme is replaced by the song "Strong Enough", performed by Evan Olson. The theme for season 11 was called "Let Me Be the One" written and performed by Carlos Villalobos, Glenn Medeiros and sung by Fiji; the spin-off series, Baywatch Nights theme song was performed by saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell. "The Nights Will Never Be the Same" was featured on his 1996 sophomore CD release. Alfonzo Blackwell was featured with David Hasselhoff each week in the ending credits of the TV series. Other versions of "I'm Always Here" include: An instrumental version of the song appears in the episode "Battles" of the UK television programme Spaced; the Swedish electronic musical group Sunblock released it as a single. A soundalike version was used in the Hey Arnold! Episode "Summer Love" over the end credits. Swedish group Konditorns recorded the theme with Swedish lyrics for their album K2, titled "Jag är alltid här", a direct translation of the phrase "I'm always here".
The film adaptation is a comedy and directed by Jeremy Garelick. Garelick's previous successes include the rewrite of The Hangover. In September 2012, it was announced that Reno 911! co-creator and star Robert Ben
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven is a Canadian supernatural drama television series created by Bryce Zabel. It aired from September 25, 1998 to May 22, 1999, consisting of 22 episodes; the series was based on the 1994 film The Crow, which itself was based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book series of the same name. It starred Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven. One year after being brutally murdered, rock musician Eric Draven returns to Earth, searching for a way to right what was wronged and to reunite with his missing soulmate Shelly Webster. Guided by a mystical Spirit Crow, he is neither living nor dead, possessing strange new powers to aid him in his search for revenge which must become a quest for redemption. Eric Draven Eric Draven was the lead guitarist in rock band Hangman's Joke, signed to Mace Reyes' record label. One year after his murder and the rape/murder of his fiancée, Shelly, at the hands of T-Bird and his crew, he returns from the dead. Imbued with regenerative powers and heightened strength, he seeks to "set the wrong things right", return to Shelly and move on to the Land of the Dead.
Daryl Albrecht Albrecht was the detective heading up the Draven-Webster murder investigation, thinks Eric may have been responsible for Shelly's death, faked his own to escape justice. As the series progresses he begins to trust and befriend Eric, until he becomes an ally in his quest for redemption - at the risk of damaging his own career. Shelly Webster Shelly was a photographer, murdered by T-Bird's crew after getting caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. After Eric is sent back to the Land of the Living, she waits for him, unwilling to move on to the Land of the Dead without him. Sarah Mohr Argumentative and headstrong, Sarah is a 13-year-old kid with a rough upbringing, she befriends Shelly, who became parent-like figures to her before their murders. She becomes Eric's closest friend after his return. Darla Mohr Darla is Sarah's mother, works the front desk at Albrecht's precinct. A recovering alcoholic, her relationship with her daughter is sometimes strained. Lieutenant David Vincennes Vincennes is Albrecht's boss.
They share a close friendship, although Vincennes "plays by the rules" and is suspicious of Albrecht's relationship with Draven. Jessica Capshaw When Albrecht's relationship with Draven starts to raise eyebrows amongst his superiors, Capshaw is brought in as his new partner. Young and inexperienced, she finds herself left out of the loop by Albrecht. Top Dollar/Jason Danko The manager of the Blackout nightclub, Top Dollar ran contract killings for Mace Reyes using T-Bird and his crew as muscle before Draven returned and shut them down. After Draven's return, Top Dollar becomes obsessed with gaining the power of a crow. India Reyes India was the manager of the Blackout before it was bought by Mace Reyes, whom she married, she resumes her old role, hoping to bring the club back from its dark past. Shea Marino Shea is an employee at the Blackout, who harbors at least a physical attraction to Draven - if not more, it is in the course of helping her escape the attentions of her abusive ex-husband that brings Draven to the attention of the law.
Cordelia Warren Albrecht's girlfriend, Port Columbia's District Attorney, Cordelia is strong-willed and intolerant of the kind of vigilante-style tactics Draven utilizes. Albrecht's friendship with Draven causes problems between him and Cordelia. Funboy/George Jamieson One of T-Bird's crew, Funboy was Darla's boyfriend until Draven's return. After finding religion and repenting for his sins he finds himself as a pawn working against Draven. Tin-Tin/Mark Tremayne One of T Bird's helpers, he is the one. He hangs out with the gang together, he was killed by Eric Draven in the scenes. Skull Cowboy Cryptic with a black sense of humor, the Skull Cowboy is a guide in the Land of the Living for all the "poor souls" like Draven who find themselves in the limbo between life and death. Although he is a bystander for the most part, allowing each course of action to play itself out, he is willing to get involved in certain situations. Hannah Foster/Talon Like Hannah has returned from death to put the wrong things right.
Unlike Draven, she struggles between the need for redemption and her lust for vengeance on the men who murdered her and her daughter. Afterwards, her methods are far more vicious than Draven's; the Soul Can't Rest: A year after he and his fiance Shelly Webster were murdered, Eric Draven returns as a Crow to get revenge on gang leader Top Dollar and his henchmen T-Bird, Tin Tin and Funboy. Souled Out: Eric goes after the man who hired Top Dollar, corrupt businessman Mace Reyes, secretly a Snake, an evil version of a Crow. Get a Life: After a woman is killed in a shooting, Shelly's spirit asks Eric to find the killer and clear the name of the victim's ex-boyfriend, Gil. Like It's 1999: When one of her friends joins an anarchic gang, Sarah infiltrates it to save him, only to end being taken prisoner by the group's leader, Shane Gant. Voices: Eric tries to help Jesse Hickock, the medium of a visiting carnival whose powers are being exploited for criminal ends by unscrupulous ringmaster Doc Connell.
Solitude's Revenge: Greg Kessler, a murderer who Albrecht arrested, is released from prison and captures Albrecht, who he begins hunting for sport on abandoned island off the coast of Port Columbia. Double Take: Shelly's identit
First Daughter (1999 film)
First Daughter is a 1999 American made-for-television action-thriller film starring Mariel Hemingway, Gregory Harrison, Doug Savant and Diamond Dallas Page, with Monica Keena as the title role. It was directed by Armand Mastroianni. A domestic terrorist group make an unsuccessful attempt on the life of US President Jonathan Hayes and the group's leader, Michael Smith, is subsequently captured; some members of the group manage to continue with terrorist activities. Eight weeks believing the threat is past, the President organizes an outdoors activity trip for his teenage daughter, who has grown tired of the public life and constant Secret Service supervision. Jess, excited about the trip, is disappointed to learn a Secret Service agent she dislikes, Alex McGregor, will be accompanying her, despising her over a misunderstanding embrace between her father and Alex. Jess goes so far as to spread rumours about Alex during the trip, leaving an air of animosity between the two of them. Unbeknownst to the hikers, during their trip they are seen by members of the domestic terrorist group who have been hiding out in the same woods to evade capture.
The terrorists believe they are witnessing a normal group of hikers, but soon notice bodyguards with guns. One of the group recognises Jess, identifies her as the daughter of President Hayes, they form a plan to kidnap Jess in order to negotiate the release of Smith. They ambush the hikers, kill one of the bodyguards, kidnap Jess. With the help of one of the river guides, Grant Coleman, Alex searches for Jess and attempts a daring rescue. Mariel Hemingway as Agent Alex McGregor Monica Keena as Jess Hayes Doug Savant as Grant Coleman Dallas Page as Dirk Lindman Alan Dale as Daly Dominic Purcell as Troy Nelson Gregory Harrison as President Jonathan Hayes David Wheeler as Michael Smith Chris Sadrinna as Eric First Daughter on IMDb
Twisted Desire is a 1996 American television drama/thriller film directed by Craig R. Baxley, written by Carey Hayes & Chad Hayes, starring Melissa Joan Hart, Daniel Baldwin, Meadow Sisto, David Lascher and R&B/pop star, Jeremy Jordan; the film made its debut on May 13, 1996 9/8c on NBC. The film is based on the 1990 murders of the parents of 14-year-old Jessica Wiseman. Jessica had her 17-year-old boyfriend, Douglas Christopher Thomas and kill her parents. Thomas was executed in 2000. Jennifer Stanton is a rebellious teen who argues with her parents, she feels that they are exceedingly strict. Her father William disapproves of her friends. William's aggressive attitude has a negative impact upon his daughter's relationship with Brad, the captain of the high school football team; when Jennifer tells Brad that she is unable to attend a concert with him because her father refused to give her permission, Brad decides to break up with her. He feels. Although Jennifer is shocked, the fact that Brad chooses to display interest in another girl at school makes her feel more frustrated.
After meeting Nick Ryan at a gas station, they soon form a close relationship and begin going out with one another. Nick is infamous in his neighborhood for having spent time in jail on an assault charge; when Jennifer's parents decide to spend a weekend away from the house, Jennifer uses this as an opportunity to get closer to Nick. Her parents decide to return early and she is caught in her parents' bed with Nick. William threatens Nick and chases him out of the house, she claims she decides to see him secretly. She applies makeup to her own eye to make it appear bruised; when Nick notices her "black eye", he asks Jennifer to stay with him. Although she refuses, she is touched by Nick's concern. Back at home, Jennifer is caught by her mother, disgusted by the fact that her daughter had sex in the parents' bed. Jennifer's mother tells Jennifer that she will no longer protect her from her father, nor take her side. Nick visits Jennifer's house, states that he loves her, he warns William not to treat Jennifer in such a harsh manner.
William threatens to sue him for statutory rape. The next morning, William is shocked to find his car vandalized. A furious William contacts the police and Nick is soon questioned. He, claims he didn't have anything to do with the damage. Jennifer overhears her father saying. Fearing her father, she tells Nick, she convinces him to use his grandfather's pistol to kill William. While he is planning the murder, she goes back to her normal life, she tells her friends. She presents herself to her parents as someone who has changed and wishes to embark upon a more truthful life. On the night of the murder, as Jennifer and Nick walk towards Jennifer's parents' bedroom, Nick changes his mind and is adamant that he is unable to go through with the murders. Jennifer vehemently encourages him to complete the task. After the killing, Jennifer is sent to live with her grandparents, the police presume the murder was motivated by a robbery. Nick becomes the prime suspect and is harassed by the police. Jennifer rekindles her relationship with Brad.
She calls the police anonymously with information that leads to the discovery of the murder weapon implicating Nick. The police think, with Nick in custody. However, Detective Daniels suspects that Jennifer is more involved in the case that she led the police to believe when she was being questioned. Upon confronting her, she claims that Nick was angry at Jennifer's parents for not letting him see her, thereby giving an explanation of what might have motivated Nick to commit the murders. Meanwhile, Jennifer's best friend Karen finds her diary, in which she admits her involvement and that she used Nick to get her parents out of the way so she could have Brad. Karen decides to visit Nick in jail, trying to convince him, he talks to Jennifer about it, but she gets mad at him, blaming him for the murder. Upset, he admits to the police that it was Jennifer's idea. Not much the police claim her diary, but she has rewritten it in the meantime, preventing an arrest. Frustrated about the injustice, Karen sneaks into Jennifer's house to collect evidence, but she is caught.
Meanwhile, a trial against Nick has started. Jennifer gives false testimony. Karen is determined to stop her, but Jennifer threatens to give false proof that she was involved with the murder. Brad manipulates her into admitting that she is responsible for the murder. Having recorded their conversation, she is soon arrested for murder. In the end, it is announced that she was tried as a juvenile, would be released from prison at age 21. Melissa Joan Hart as Jennifer Stanton Daniel Baldwin as William Stanton Jeremy Jordan as Nick Ryan Meadow Sisto as Karen Winkler Kurt Fuller as Detective Becker David Lascher as Brad Eric Laneuville as Detective Daniels Collin Wilcox Paxton as Rose Stanton Isabella Hofmann as Susan Stanton Twisted Desire on IMDb