You Know That Show — Film
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Korean movie; some girl in ancient Korea, with her lover having just been killed, is about to be taken by some guy on the enemy side. Not wanting this, she jumps off a cliff and some property about the cliff transports her to modern Korea...she meets this guy...has a bunch of accidents regarding social issues (she gets chased by thieves thinking she's wearing antique ancient jewelry, she sniffs a banana (those not being native to ancient Korea), eats some candy-merchandise in the middle of a supermarket, etc. At the end, in the midst of some chase scene, she finds her way back to the cliff and jumps off again, landing herself back in her original time; meanwhile the guy decides a long time later, having fallen in love with her, he's going to follow her and drives off towards the cliff. I can't for the life of me figure out the title.
I saw this movie on TV a long time ago, but I remember a little bit of it. It's about this woman who I think was a governess for this family in the 1800s. The father of the children is an inventor or something and he's invented the camera but when he tries to develop pictures they fade after just a few hours. Then the woman spills some salt solution from her egg dish on one of the photos and the next day the photo is still there, so they've basically invented a camera. They definitely have some sort of affair and the wife is really jealous of her, and the woman might become his assistant, I can't really remember that part. Does anyone know what this movie is?
This might have been a show or a movie aired on TV. There was a female character named Max who had been brainwashed, and flicking a cigarette lighter in her face activated/deactivated her sleeper personality. At some point, her male friend/boyfriend figures this out. I'm reasonably certain I saw this in the early-mid 90s.
None. The Max of Dark Angel has never been brainwashed with a cigarette lighter.
People keep suggesting that, but no. :)
I'm not sure whether this was just one movie or a series of movies, because I don't remember any of the actual story. What I remember is that it was a children's movie, made in the nineties or possibly the eighties, and that the story itself was bookended by a scene where a couple of kids find this big dusty book in a basement or an attic or something, and they blow the dust off of it and open it to read the story that becomes the movie. It was definitely live action. This is incredibly vague, I know.
The Neverending Story or one of its sequels. I feel silly suggesting this since it's too obvious, but you didn't specifically discount it, and what you describe is the conceit of that series (the story he reads is the story of the movie).
I checked it out just in case, but no, I'm pretty sure that's not it. The movie(s) I'm thinking of used the book much more obviously as a framing device; the kids reading it weren't actually in the plot of the movie.
I saw this film when I was younger, but can't remember the name. The parts of the plot I can remember are as follows: there's a very wealthy family - a mom, a dad, and a teenaged/college-age son. Dad's afraid the son is going to grow up without any sense of responsibility, so one day he decides to give all the family's money away. The family struggles with the lower-class life - but one day, the dad, who's on a stationary bike, is complaining that watching TV while on the bike is kinda boring. The son, who has a camcorder and a bike, suggests that he ride along various bike paths while recording his trip, and that the family can sell the videos. Then the movie ends.
It was a children's horror movie. I remember these two kids, I believe a brother and sister, watching a commercial for some toy company. They end up going to the factory, but the workers there are these faceless aliens or monsters. The head of the company, who is seen on the commercial earlier is also revealed to be one of the faceless. All I really remember is the faceless things, which kept me awake for nights. Their heads were white, and looked like the were made of some sort of cloth. I can't remember much else, because I refused to watch it after a certain point.
This sounds like the Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode "The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor". It did involve a toy factory with aliens and I definitely remember the blank white cloth-like faces. The aliens were looking for a child that they lost, I think, and we were led to believe that it was the boy, but in the end, when he learns it's not him, he turns around and the girl is sitting there with a blank white head.
I vaguely recall a live-action Disney movie from the 50s or 60s. The only scene I can remember is a dog knocking a keg of molasses onto a sleeping guy's head.
I'm very doubtful this exists, as it was a dream. It begins with a person walking to McDonald's, when he sees everybody running out of the place. People start inflating and exploding, as do the animals that were around because of an extremely contagious virus (I.e. when someone who's infected touches another, they're already dead). The majority of the film is just various scenes of people inflating and exploding and talking about the virus. There was a scene with a climbable divider and 2 people. One person touches another, and the person who got touched jumps down. Then he climbs back up only to see the other person inflating. The person then jumps down again and covers his ears as HE starts inflating. I also remember the ending took place where the virus was manufactured: A Pizza Hut with a pool big enough to contain a talking dolphin. I think there was some cryogenic freezing in there as well, but that's not the most important part. Someone orders a Pizza with the topping "The antidote to the virus". The dolphin was going to say something extremely important to the person that ordered the pizza, but someone fed it meatballs which had the virus in it. The dolphin began inflating while making a moaning sound. And then a pizza was delivered to the person. The deliveryman said "Pizza Hut will always deliver what you want" or something along those lines. The pizza had Meatballs that contained the cure. The person fed the dolphin the meatballs with the cure in it, and the dolphin returned to normal. That's all I really remember.
This may have been a TV preview for a horror movie in the early 1970s, or it might have been a childhood nightmare. All I can remember is that people are in a multi-story house that's haunted. The floors are bare wood planks. This is the image that haunts me: A character opens a door and in the hallway is something wrapped in rope, sitting on the floor. Picture a mannequin without head, arms or legs. A torso, but the color and consistency of raw liver, wrapped in rope. And it pivots back and forth a few degrees, as if on a post. It makes absolutely no sense but it haunts me to this day.
I remember seeing a trailer sometime for an animated movie — at least, I THINK it was animated, but I could be wrong — and the only thing I remember is that it was had very, very dark colors, one character had a cap that covered his eyes (and he was also very tall and skinny), and that character later on got run over by a lawnmower or something similar. Anyone?
I just remembered this movie I heard about a lot in my childhood, because it was discussed that my older brother had accidentally seen it as a young child more than once. The scene we know of involved a children's (I think) birthday party or somesuch (fooling Mom into think it was some sort of light, kid-friendly movie)... then an old man came in with a chainsaw and started killing everyone. Anyone have a clue what it was? I'm kind of curious.
Pretty sure it's a heist or con artist film set in a beach motel. The thieves are trying to get something that another one of the guests has, so they have a room. One of them was afraid of palm trees, and eventually dies in a room with palm tree wallpaper. At one point, after they've been blocked at every turn, the thieves realize that there's a bug behind the mirror in their room where they've been planning their moves.
It's a canadian independent movie I think. the genre is definitely psychological thriller. A criminal psychiatrist realizes her brain tumor is getting larger. She decides to reveal the news to her husband, so she visits him in their cabin in the woods, where he is compiling a book with the therapists sister. One of her old patients shows up with his boyfriend and decides to torture them to get back at the psychiatrist for using him as a drug guinea pig. The drug she takes causes heavy hallucinations, which makes it difficult to know what is real and what isn't. It turns out the whole thing is a hallucination the woman had whil she slaughtered her cheating husband and sister; then shooting the dog; then ripping her finger off with pliers.
A biker movie from the late '60s-early '70s. What I remember is a scene about halfway through where the leads go to see an ex-member of their gang, who's now an actor in Hollywood. They meet a producer, who wants them to be consultants or something on a biker movie. They think it sounds stupid, and leave. I particularly remember (I saw this in my teens on TV) that they also meet a young actress, who's suppose to be a sex symbol. She keeps looking over at one of the biker girls, who has VERY large breasts, and then down at her own chest. The biker chick later comments about how flat-chested the actress was.
Just remembered another random Horror film I saw an ad for when it was playing on my TV. It was a film where, to my memory, a man was brought in to watch a teen and a young boy, and he turned out to be a vampire or monster or psychopath. I distinctly remember one scene where a black shape that I think was supposed to be him descended from the ceiling of the apartment they were in. It was called something like The Sitter or The Babysitter, but none of the films I can find that have similar titles and were released before the early-mid 90s or so match up.
I vaguely recall watching an action movie on cable in 1993 or so about a group of people in the desert who were terrorized by an evil police officer in a souped-up car who was supposed to be the Grim Reaper or something. He was referred to as something along the line of 'The Deathrider', and while they're trying to escape from him, some kid comments that he killed his parents. At one point, a guy who is supposed to be Satan appears, looking vaguely like Michael Landon, and one point he talks to the main character and points to something in the distance with the metal horns gesture.
This may or may not have been a television show released on video, I don't recall. I think it might have been a movie. It was a horror film/show. The only part I remember is a girl in her bed, and vines crawl up around her and claw-like things come out from behind her and cage her while she's still in bed. Her parents hear her screaming from downstairs, drop some pots and pans, and run upstairs. They try to get the door open but they can't. That's all I remember. I've been told it could possibly be an episode of Goosebumps, but I haven't been able to confirm this. I think it was made in the early-mid 90's.
There is this Russian film I saw recently. It was not very old, probably made after 1992. The protagonist is a prisoner that ran away from a prison in Siberia (I think he probably is a political prisoner running of a soviet Gulag). He wanders in the woods, is winter, things look really bad. Suddenly he finds a man staring to him: it is an old man, a Mongol tribal shaman. The shaman helps him out, even though he doesn't even speak Russian, and shares his food. They travel together for weeks or even months, the shaman teaching him survivalism in the tundra, hunting game, tayloring their skin and so on. He also teaches him in the shamanic ways, as the Russian learns a little bit of Mongolian. One cold night, the old shaman dies. The Russian bury him and continue his trip. He finds a great lake (Baikal? Balkach? Aral?) with stranded ships in the ice. In one of the ships there is a man, an old Russian mechanic. The guy tries to speak with him, but he soon finds out that he is totally crazy, alone in that ship. He continues his trip, and after great suffering, he finally reaches a village. He sees cars, icecats, trucks. Russian and Mongols in Western clothing stares at him, as he has a long beard and is clad on fur, with weird shamanic necklaces. It seems he thinks it twice, he don't belong anymore. He gives a turn, and walk back to the tundra. It was an AWESOME picture and, of course, quite better than it sounds. Any help will be appreciated. Oh, it's NOT Dersu Uzala, though it seems it borrows concepts from it.
An ABC Family Christmas movie, early 2000s. There was a guy that was sort of a Man Child sent to live with a normal family (the mom might have been pregnant or the family had a really young child. It involved babies somehow) for some reason around the holidays... which is vague. One scene in particular involved the Christmas tree being put on the top of their car, the tree sliding off and injuring the guy in some way. Possibly amnesia.
I remember seeing this film sometime in the early 90s or late 80s. It was an American movie about a crime novelist, who suddenly realizes he has a magic typewriter: whatever he writes with it comes true! Unfortunately, this means one of the villains of his books has come to life, and he steals the magic typewriter. Using the typewriter the villain does all sort of nasty things to the writer: first he turns him into a woman, and then makes him speak only by rapping (he hates rap music). At one point the writer raps about how awful it is that he can't scratch his balls (because he's a woman now). If I remember correctly, the movie had a sort of a vague film noir feel to it. It's also possible it was an episode in an anthology TV series like The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone, but the risque nature of the ball-scratching joke makes that unlikely. Also, I have looked through episode summaries of those two series, but I've found nothing that would resemble the plot I remember.
The plot seems similar to Stephen King's Word Processor of the Gods short story. Check out if one of the adaptations listed on wikipedia is the one you're looking for.
No, none of the adaptations listed on Wikipedia is what I'm looking for. The 1960 Twilight Zone episode is obviously too early for the rap gag, and I've seen the other adaptations listed there, the thing I'm looking for isn't among them.
A film I saw a snippet of on The Disney Channel once. All I can really remember is a scene in which a girl (and the audience) sees an "invisible" giant white anthropomorphic rabbit. Probably late 80s or early to mid 90s. The giant invisible rabbit bit sounds rather like Harvey, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't either of the major film versions of it.
I remember seeing an action flick about three years ago or so. It was probably Japanese or Korean. I can't remember much about it, except there was a man in red with white hair (the comparison to Dante occurred to me, except I think his clothes were a tad more flow-y) and there was a lot of martial arts fighting going on. I also seem to remember a plot about either aliens or some sort of superhumans. The movie looked fairly recent, 00-ish, at least. I also remember the pace being really slow for a movie of its sort, but that could just be me.
This film involved a running race. Along the way, there's a guy with a gun, who shoots anyone who crosses by, making him like the Boonta Eve Tusken Raiders in that regard. But this film is most likely a comedy, and is definitely modern-day Earth, and like I said, a running race.
A girl's home burns down with her mother and newborn brother still inside. The only reason the girl survived was because a man carried her outside (and got horrible burnmarks on his arms), but since no one else saw him it's assumed she committed arson out of jealousy over her brother. About ten years later when she turns 18, she hopes to be released from juvenile but is instead told she'll go to regular jail since everyone's still convinced she's guilty. Somehow she escapes and finds a priest - I think they used to talk regularly? After she leaves he talks to someone the audience can't see about how he has to break his vow and tell who the real murderer was. This gets him killed, and everyone assumes it was the girl. I think she starts getting help from a boy her age? There's also a cop attempting to find her. She finds the home of her and her brother's biological (rich?) father. She thinks he's guilty of the arson when she sees his burned arms, but while it turns out he did save her he wasn't guilty... It turns out the boy who helped her is her half-brother and the murderer. Their father met her mother in secret and started a family with her without anyone else knowing. When the half-brother found out about this he got so jealous he started the fire. After revealing this to the girl he tries to trap her so she'll burn inside. I think she's saved by the police and the half-brother dies in the fire? Either way it's implied her innocence has been proven.
All I actually know about this movie is that an absolutely bizarre song played over the credits, with lyrics like "It's like crabs in a bucket/when one climbs out the others try to suck it/back to the city, back to the street/back to the place where the poor fools meet", and I think maybe "One day you rob a gas station/next day you're the president of the nation." I just want to know what sort of movie could have possibly gone with that song.
Google says the lyrics belong to a song by a guy called Lil' Flip, so there's a good chance the movie you saw it in is one listed under soundtrack here.
For a second I thought I finally had something to go on, but no. Lil' Flip, as far as I can find, doesn't have those lyrics. He does have a reference to "crabs in a bucket" in one song, but it doesn't contain any of the other lyrics I remember from the song (The Gas Station one is actually from my Mom), nor does the rest of the "Crabs in a Bucket" lyric even remotely line up with what I remember for that. Plus, it wasn't a rap song, and I'm fairly certain it was older than Lil' Flip's work. Sorry. Another line I distinctly remember is "Oooh, it's the American dream", which was repeated several times.
Still not the right song, but a bit closer to the right style. Film is way too recent — the one I'm looking for would have been on TV in the 90s — maybe 97 or 98. My sense of time is a bit skewed, but I'm sure it couldn't have been later than 2000. May have been a Made-For-TV or Made-For-Syndication movie, which might explain the difficulty figuring out what it or the song is. x.x;
A B-quality action/horror film named something like Death Train to Osaka, where a bunch of men with swords kill everybody on a train after their female leader's face is seen. It ended with them surrounded by police, and the woman saying "They shall never see my face," before cutting her own face off. I think it was from the 1980s or early 1990s.
A comedy revolving around two characters uncovering a tongue-in-cheek tabloid style alien conspiracy. The heroes sort of seemed like shallow parodies of Mulder And Scully, and are aided by an old black man and a redheaded woman with big hair, both of whom live in a trailer park near where they are investigating, and eventually both seem to get offed by the aliens (the redhead shows up again at the end somehow). The aliens themselves are greys who are deliberately obvious People in Rubber Suits, and have a Weaksauce Weakness to accordion music; prolonged exposure to it makes popcorn explode out of them. Two of the big bads turn out to be a man and woman they met earlier in the investigation, who catch the heroes snooping in their UFO and want to turn both of them part alien by feeding them rice krispies treats. One of the two is a perky Affably Evil real estate agent, so she not only explains the evil plan to the protagonists, she also takes them on a guided tour of the UFO, acting as though they were actually going to buy the thing. The good guys win, but make enough of a mess in the process to cause police attention - they reveal the conspiracy as a Sarcastic Confession and the police just leave them alone, although a reporter for a tabloid paper happens to be nearby and interviews them.
I remember seeing the trailer for one movie that had a Good Cop/Bad Cop routine, where the protagonists switched roles every day at midnight, much to the confusion of everybody else.
I'm pretty sure there was a late-90's television movie on Australian TV. I'm pretty sure it was based on the "Full Frontal" TV show and the premise of the movie was a comedy spoof of horror movie cliches. The only parts I remember were an old woman sitting outside the house saying "I forget", the three main characters sharing a bed and the woman turning into a giant monster at the end. Any help would be useful
I saw a scene from a movie on TV, at least 15 years ago, maybe more. The only part I remember is, it's in an auto dealership. There's a guy (maybe Gene Hackman or someone of the same type?) standing on an empty, revolving platform, saying to another guy, "[First name], do you believe in a higher power?"
That line is from Cruel Intentions 2. I love Google :).
This is probably impossibly vague, but here goes: The main character is a young boy who gets transported to a fantasy world somehow. When he arrives, the first people he meets are an old man and a pair of identical twin elf-type characters. The old man consistently refers to the twin elves as though they were one person, much to the confusion of the boy. Early on, while trying to explain some back story to the boy, the old man consistently refers to the villains as "them", leading to an exchange along the lines of this:
Old Man: ...and it was all because of them!
Boy: Them? (pointing to the elf twins)
Old Man: No, not him, them!
There was a movie where some girl babysat some boy, and at one point, this troper believes during a scene where the girl was driving a car with the boy (these details may be off, unlikely though), she warned the boy about him possibly going to jail and being fed rats, and later in the movie, the boy showed care, probably love, for the babysitter who seemed to be in danger of going to jail herself, indicated enough by the boy saying that he didn't want her to be fed rats. Any idea to this?
Definitely not. No conversations about going to jail in Adventures in Babysitting, and the sitter was not part of the conversation about rats (between her friend and a bus station employee). Also, Adventures had three kids, not just one, with one sitter.
Damn it, I have seen this referenced on this very wiki, but now I can't recall what it was called or which trope it was in the examples of.
This one got lost in the Great Crash of '07. A late 60s-early 70s comedy by the Monkees or someone similar featuring an invasion of 'flying sausages' (wieners glued to paper plates) which would take over your mind when you ate them? I remember a mix of Mod and hippie fashions, and some really bizarre British Invasion-esque musical numbers, but not much else. I think I may have imagined it, but I thought the same of the Star WarsHoliday Special for several years, too.
There was nothing about flying sausages or mind-controlling food in Head. It must not be the Monkees, then.
Movie seen on TV in the mid-to-late 70s; based more or less on Muhammed Ali's life, but not the one where he played himself - the actor playing the Ali character was shaved bald. It ended with him losing a match, but there was epilogue-like text as he walked down the hall that he went on to win the world championship for a record third time.
A little girl(?) has a cartoon imaginary friend, who gets her out of some sort of scrape, and at one point someone (the imaginary friend?), does that thing where one does a pencil rubbing on a piece of paper in a pad in order to see what someone wrote on the sheet above it.
I remember a film poster from the 70's. It was in the style of Jack Davis (does a LOT of cartoons for advertising, especially movie posters, and is also a cartoonist for MAD magazine), it may have been by Jack Davis. It pretty much showed an orgy in progress, I think at a college campus, like it was a fraternity together with a sorority. The women were drawn very attractively, most of them topless. The men kind of looked like schmucks. There was a building in the foreground, and a LOT of people having an orgy around the building. I saw this in the London Underground (the London Subway system). Some of the movies advertised this way were pornographic (the ad at least was trying to give the impression that the film had a lot of sex in it). I have a feeling that the movie couldn't possibly be as good as the poster. Does anyone know what movie this was? Anyone know where I could see a copy of the poster?
That sounds a lot like the Animal House◊ poster. It almost certainly was inspired by it, at least.
That isn't it, but certainly there are some similarities. I think you may be right that the poster was inspired by the Animal House poster. Maybe there was some sort of pornographic parody of Animal House? Another possibility is that I have merged two posters in my mind, the Animal House poster and another one. The poster I am looking for had a lot more women in it, and some of these were topless, others were showing a lot of cleavage. Most were making out with the men. There was a couple in the foreground, a man and a woman. My memory is that they were taller than the building (ie because of the perspective). I think that there would have been film posters used for advertising in England that perhaps were never used in the U.S. (Is there any possibility it could have been a different poster advertising Animal House?)
Oh crikey. If that isn't it it's close. If it IS it then I did merge it with the "Animal House" poster. One thing I clearly remember is that at least one of the women in the poster was topless, in the sense of showing nipples. It's not clear from the links on the internet whether any of these women are showing nipples, does anyone own this poster?
There was also a porn parody of Animal House called "Natural Lamporn's Frat House" with an ad similar to what you described. The tagline: "It's the hottest frat at Faulk University—good old Faulk U.!"
A movie about a horse, or a boy and his horse, or something like that. It was being trained to be a harness racer, but couldn't be kept from galloping. Then at one point something happened on the track and all the other horses started galloping, except the protagonist horse.
This is going to be very vague, but bear with me. I saw it on TV around '92, '95 at the latest. It was a war movie; there was a scene with the hero talking to a nurse in something that was either a really large garage or a morgue. They kiss, maybe have sex. I think he rode a motorcycle. Then (or before it, my chronology is way off), he is climbing a mountain with an older soldier. One of them is bitten by a snake, I think in the arm.
A pretty new film that was used in a Mall to show the power of Vaio computers. I think it was a Slasher Film with the villain killing a man putting cream in his mouth and a Gory Discretion Shot when he gets close to a woman, using an axe. The villain was using a Snorkel Parka and his face was not visible.
A teenage boy is kidnapped by some grown men and a seductive teenage girl. His mom and sister find an email that was sent to him with a video attachment of the seductive girl stripping. His mom is all disappointed and the sister just goes "Well, most boys like this kind of stuff. Don't worry about it." The boy's jealous girlfriend arrives with his cell phone that has a text from the seductive girl asking to meet up. She then tells his mom and sister and the cops that the night before he disappeared, they were both at some kind of party and they had sex, and he forgot to take his cell phone. The mom then gets all angsty over the fact that he had sex, and the cops have the same attitude about it as the sister. There was also a scene where the rebellious brother starts crying in the kitchen and swipes some glasses onto the floor, breaking them.
Does anyone know of a movie where a guy gets turned into a sausage? I swear I saw a bit of something on TV where some man got turned into a sausage by someone else, and there was a lot of smoke afterwards.
I know this happens in the story Badjelly The Witch by Spike Milligan. I know it has been made into a tv show, but haven't seen it to tell if its the one you're thinking of.
The bad guy on "Fried Green Tomatoes" was turned into sausage but not turned into 'A Sausage'...
Could be Delicatessen.
There was a film I saw on TV as a kid with one scene that stuck out. It was from the 1940s and involved gangsters, but I got the idea it was a comedy. The scene involved a man being forced at gunpoint into a dryer in a laundromat by some gangsters. They turned the dryer on and left, and the man inside screamed something that sounded like "Strawberry apple day-ay-ay-ay!" (I know I've got that part wrong.) It may have been an Abbott and Costello movie, because the man in the dryer either was Lou Costello or looked a lot like him.
I think this scene was from a movie made during either the late 70s or mid 80s, and I have no idea what it is. All I remember is a part where a girl, who is kind of a loser and also possibly poor, is invited to a costume party by one of the popular & wealthy girls at her school. She and her younger siblings and/or loser friends (don't remember which, but I think there were 3 kids) spend a lot of time making costumes. When they finally arrive at the party, they ring the doorbell and the door opens up...and everyone there is NOT in costume. They all point and laugh at the costumed losers. I seem to remember that everyone else was wearing private school uniforms, but I could be wrong. I checked the It's a Costume Party, I Swear page of this site, but it's not listed there.
This ought to be a challenge — saw this semi-absurdist comedy flick on a literal slow boat to China. Yep, it's in Chinese. So there's this dude who is one of three sons to a father who owns some kind of business which he wants to pass on to one of his sons. So this one son, he's pretending to be crazy so he doesn't have to take any responsibility. There were two scenes which stuck out in my mind, one where the dude gets in an elevator and a several women he has previously dated coincidentally get on one by one, and a scene where he insists that a woman (I think it was either his stepmother or his sister-in-law) make him hot-pot for breakfast. I think also here was a scene where he brought some hot, dangerous looking biker chick to a family dinner for some subversive reason.
Another dystopian film. A family moves into this apparently utopian village and everything starts out fine. I can only recall one scene where the mother is complaining to one of the teachers at the local school about a recent test her son took — the question was something like "What do you want to be when you grow up?", and the answers were "Doctor / Mechanic / Painter" or something to that effect, with the "correct answer" being doctor. "Timmy wanted to be an artist!" I seem to recall the mother shouting.
Looking for a foreign film I saw in a photography class a few years ago (I think it was Czech, but I'm not one hundred percent certain). It was a collection of supernatural tales that lasted for 15-20 minutes and were broken up by candles going out, one by one. From the stories, I remember one of them was about a girl who had sex with a mermaid and ended up dying. Another I remember was about a woman who was being chased by a ghost (of a dead lover?) and tried to use her crucifixes to ward the ghost away. Or something like that. If it helps, I remember the title of the film was some kid of flower (translated in Czech or whatever language, of course).
In the early-to-mid-nineties I watched a live-action kids' video series on a number of VHS tapes in one big box. The plot involved a group of children who had to save a unicorn/group of unicorns from an evil woman by searching for particular objects, and a lot of footage was shot in a forest. It was meant to develop problem-solving skills or something, as there was a lot of emphasis that YOU, the viewer, could help them on their quest. In order to do this, periodically the action would stop and a screen would come up telling you to hit pause and do the associated activity on a paper or booklet that came with the tapes.
I remember seeing a movie at the gym once while I was on the stationary bike. The sound was turned off, but I could tell it was a slasher movie about a serial killer. The serial killer was driving a semi-truck in one scene, and he smashes into this car with two girls in it. The car flips and one girl is hurt too bad to move. The other girl tries to cut her seatbelt so the badly hurt girl can escape, but the serial killer turns around and drives full speed towards the flipped car. The not-as-badly-hurt girl has to jump out of the car at the last second, and her friend gets crushed when the truck destroys the car. Later, the serial killer has a man and a woman trapped in a basement sitting at a table with their hands tied. He makes them roll dice for a few minutes to decide which one he should kill. They're both screaming and crying while they're doing it, and apparently the woman lost because the killer stabs her directly through the top of the head with a butcher knife and the blade comes out her chin and sticks in the table while the man bursts into tears. There was also some subplot involving the truck's radio and the killer using it to send messages about who was the next to die.
Okay, I saw this movie in a Hollywood video in fall 2003. Fantasy(historical fantasy kinda deal). Never rented it, wanted to, kicking myself about it. All I can remember about it was the cover of the movie, which was very similar to the cover of Cosmos: Black with a stripe in the middle, with the character looking to the side(which side I cannot remember). I believe it was a 1 word title, but I am not certain of this.
In the early 2000s, I watched an episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and an actress who I can't remember was discussing her new role. I was then treated to a clip of said actress walking into what looked like a bedroom. There was a few moments of silence, and then the camera cut to a body lying on a bed/sofa with it's face stretched, discoloured and twisted into a sort of grotesque image of a banshee. The woman then screamed and ran away. That scene has stuck with me since I saw it, and it's been bothering me for ages. Please, for the love of God tell me where this is from.
I think it had something to do with Snow White or some sort of Grimm fairy tale. But all I remember specifically was a scene where a man and a woman were about to enter an enchanted swamp, and two fairies warned them "Don't drink the water, Don't eat the mushrooms, and whatever you do, DON'T fall asleep!" Then they went into the swamp and of course drank the water and ate the mushrooms, then the mushrooms started singing, and they fell asleep. Then vines started wrapping around them and pulling them into the swamp, and the woman had some sort of nightmare. Then she managed to wake up and tear off the vines. I have very very vague memories of everything else in the movie, nothing I can even describe, but I remember it had something to do with Snow White. I never even saw the name of the movie when I originally saw it years and years and years ago but the image of the swamp scene has stuck in my head and I've been wondering for years what this is from. I remember it being a pretty gruesome film but I think was like 10 years when I saw it so I have no idea how gruesome it actually was. It was gruesome enough for other people in the room to say "This is too scary for you leave the room" when I first started watching.
I'm pretty sure this was a Disney movie on TV from either the 80s or the 90s. I remember that it opened with a bunch of kids (age 6 or 7?) dressed up as knights with cardboard armor and swords except for the one girl who was dressed as a princess. They "fight" and it seems like the girl is going to be the stereotypical damsel in distress...until she pulls out a "sword" and fights, too. I think the plot had something to do with bad men trying to kidnap the leader of the kids' group because he knows something he shouldn't. I also remember that around the climax or possibly the end, the targeted kid somehow gets one of the goons dangling upside down (I know the man's glasses fell off) in the barn the kid was hiding in.
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[09/22/10] I cannot for the life of me, remember what movie this is from. In the movie, there's a hitman working for a mob type group. He's pretty much an enforcer-type character, silent for the most part, and mostly seen executing the mob type groups enemies. He also appears to somewhat be an implied neat freak and has slicked back hair. He's not seen that often in the movie though. But he stands out by attire and appearance. Anyway, there's a point in the movie where the protagonist's family is being harassed by the mob group and the enforcer guy is there. I can't remember, either they threaten to kill/kidnap/rape/sell the protagonists wife and/or daughter. Suddenly, the hit man just loses it and shoots down EVERYONE in the mob group. More come inside and he guns them down to. It's a crowning moment of awesome where apparently this hitmans berserk button makes him a hitman with a heart. What the heck movie WAS this? I have a fleeting suspicion it was either a John Woo movie or some other dramatic american movie. And it shows before that the protagonist himself is a bit of a strong character. I'm sorry this is so vague, it just escapes my mind. What IS this?
I'm not entirely sure, but your description reminds me greatly of Guy Ritchie's "Revolver". Sorter, the Hitman (played by Mark Strong) kills all of the mobsters in his reach as one of the other guys threatens the niece of the protagonist (played by Jason Statham).
Confirmed! You win, troper.
There's this movie with an alien in it, the alien is a woman and she's drinking battery acid from a car battery or something for sustenance, and the regular earthling dude offers her a sandwich saying it's delicious, she likes the sandwich more than the battery, i think they fall in love by the end
Could be "My stepmother is an alien" (1988) with Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger and Alyson Hannigan. At least it does fit your description.
I remember as a young child watching an animated film at my Grandparent's house. All I remember is that it had an anthropomorphic fox as a main character alongside other animals and that he was looking for his long lost sister or something. I think it took place in a medieval setting, and I remember that there was at least one song where the sister/person he was looking for sang about how she knew he was looking for her. For some reason, the book series Redwall reminds me of it, even though I'm fairly sure they had absolutely nothing to do with each other. Sorry about being so vague, but that's literally all I remember.
The Disney version of Robin Hood features two main characters who are anthropromorphic foxes (Marian and Robin). It's set in medieval times and singing is involved.
The scene you describe with the long lost sister and brother singing about how they've lost each other reminds me very much of the Somewhere Out There song from An American Tail
This film I glimpsed when I was little, it envolved evil supernatural creatures (I think) and some kids they kept captive (I think) it had a scene where a witch (I think) did something with traffic lights and ended with her and the others exploding from sunlight, and it turned out that one of them was normal (I think)
...Some of that sounds vaguely like Hocus Pocus. Any relation?
"A witch did something with traffic lights" - there's a scene in The Craft where the teenage witches have performed a mystic rite to summon the power of some deity or other, and then later, one of the witches is fed up of red lights and so gets them all to change at will.
I know someone must know this movie. It was some coming of age thing about this overweight teenage boy. He is bullied, I think people think he's gay (because some family member of his is?). But he has a crush on a popular/pretty girl who turns out to be really friendly. I think they go to prom together and the girl reveals she is bulimic. I think they start going out after that. He wears this purple tux to prom that came from his mentor of sorts (I think), it had a note like "Here's to you, Superman." If it helps I think it's based off a book or short story.
The first Google result for purple tux movie is Angus, which seems to match your description.
I'm not the OP, but the description definitely sounds like Angus, which I probably watched way too many times as a kid.
Another barely-remembered film from my childhood. It involved a weird alien — it was sort of an ugly "mound" from what I remember — and I'm fairly certain it was referred to as "Scuzzbucket" or similar at least once.
Did it involve aliens coming out of a satellite TV and eating people? I swear thats the movie you're thinking of, but I can't remember the name either.
The movie with aliens coming out of the satellite TV is Terrorvision..
Then that's definitely not what I, the OP, was thinking of. My parents weren't terribly restrictive, but I doubt it would be something as blatantly non-kid-friendly as that sounds (including R rating)
I seem to remember the alien in question being pretty friendly — it just looked like a mound of decaying garbage — but I can't remember the film well enough to be sure, let alone if it had other aliens or what they were like.
Was it possibly Fuzzbucket? Seen here? If not, thanks for jogging my memory of it! =P
Not unless my memory is waaaay off. The creature was less of a cute furry thing, and more an ugly mound of decaying vegetation or the like (all black and furzledy and such), possibly with a trunk or tentacle.
Hedora, from Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster?
Okay, another weird barely-remembered thing I saw on TV one day. It was a high school thing where the lead character had become a zombie or some such beastie. At one point, he attacked and ate part of what I think was a school bully, leading to an exchange along the lines of:
"You ate him?!"
"Only a little."
I think this was from a different movie, but it might've been the same one. Another high school monster thing, this time with the character having an older vampire mentor who was apparently killed with a silver bullet... then turned up alive at the end, reminding the lead character that silver bullets kill werewolves, not vampires.
Oh, oh, oh- was that the one with Rene Auberjonois as the mentor? And they played "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" during this montage where the newly-made vampire is enjoying his powers and repeatedly buying pig's blood? What was that called? Um... oh! "My Best Friend's A Vampire!"
This sounds like My Boyfriend's Back.
A fairly recent movie I saw in '07 -it was around the time that The Last Mimzy came out- that was about a boy and his family that moved into a new house which was in the middle of this woodland area, and both of the kids (a brother and sister) didn't like the move and wanted to go back to their old house. Then the boy discovered this box in the attic that had some sort of glasses (or other such thing) in it that allowed him to see these little creatures. It turns out that the couple that had previously owned the house knew about all these creatures and the man had invented the glasses and knew how to protect the house from the bad creatures with things like sand at every window sill and salt around all the beds. The boy starts reading the old owner's notes and finds out all these things. I remember that there was this ring of mushrooms around the house that were important because they made some sort of barrier that the "evil" creatures (that lived in the woodlands) couldn't cross. I remember that the sister fenced and was always practicing, and that she thought her brother was crazy until she was attacked by said creatures. And there was a fight between the boy and the most evil of the creatures, which he won...
That sounds like The Spiderwick Chronicles, except there are twin younger brothers. (Though, given that in the movie they're both played by one actor, mistaking them as one is not implausible. ^_~ )
A movie I once saw on late night TV where two people get on two different elevators on Valentine's Day (maybe) and say that it's true love if they get to the same floor. They do, but it takes one longer than the other so they don't think that they did. There might have also been something about someone writing a phone number on a dollar bill? Anyone have any ideas?
A film I vaguely remember seeing an ad for it being played on TV. From what I remember, it had a young boy who was tied to something important, and a really distinctive monster — it was big and grey and misshapen, with weird claws; might've been stop-motion. I'm pretty sure it was called something like "The Omen", but I don't think that's the actual title, because the boy in the ad I remembered didn't seem to be evil, and "The Omen" is rather lacking in enormous monsters.
Was it "The Gate", the climax involves a giant claymation monster◊
Unless my memory is way off, that's not it (the monster, from what I remember, was more humanoid and grey and lumpy... but I'm not sure how much of this is just filling in the blanks with random stuff), but seeing that creature, I really want to watch that now. Also, now that I think of it, there may have been an older female character who was trying to protect the boy.
In the movie the boy has an older sister who's supposed to be watching him. I'm drawing a blank for other films, but maybe you're thinking of these creatures◊. Although they're a good bit smaller than him.
I could have sworn the creature I saw was bigger and more fangly and lumpy and clawed and generally looked nothing like that, but it was so long ago and I was so freaked out, it could be distorted. I'll take a look — I want to now, and if it is the right film, I'll hopefully recognize it.
I remember seeing the one segment on TV but I'm pretty sure it was a horror movie. There was writing on the white wall in a clearly supernatrual way, I don't remember if it was supposed to be a ghost or telekinetic powers of one of the two young daughters. A father figure was getting furious about it and blaming the two of them and threatening to or taking off his belt in a clearly physically abusive way terrifying the girls. Their teenaged older brother I believe yelled at him and got him to stop by screaming and pointing a weapon at him. Afterwards the son was sitting on his bed listening to a walkman. An angry supernatrual sounding voice was upset with him not killing the abusive figure with a "Why! Why didn't you kill the pig!?"
This troper remembers watching a video in middle school about the effects of drugs. There were characters who represented the drug like a Scary Black Man and one was this ditzy girl who represented crystal meth. Live action with actors, not animated.
It'd help to know when middle school was for you, but I remember a show from grade school like that called Straight Up.
I think the movie I'm looking for was shown on Disney Channel, in the 90s. It had something to do with the space crew, or something. Eventually, the team arrive on a planet and are in this weird alien bazaar, with weird items for sale. I remember the final scenes had a battle or something, I can't really remember.
Could it be ''Earth Star Voyager''? It technically aired in 1988, but being a Disney creation, could have been aired again any number of times.
Is this your card? No seriously, I'm pretty sure that Hypernauts is it. It wasn't a movie it was a show, but several of the episodes were edited together to make a movie that aired several times. For the record it also has an alien girl, giant mechs and an alien pet for the team. And the chinese girl from Salute Your Shorts was in it. It was pretty cool, this troper has it on VHS, but I have no idea if a DVD was ever released.
This was a movie I saw the end of when I was a kid and it's really blurry in my head, but I just have to see the rest of it. Seemed like it might have been big blockbuster at the time - early-mid 90s. It was probably set in medieval times. I don't think it was Braveheart, and it wasn't Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The hero is running through a forest. It's very misty and he suddenly comes to the edge of a cliff. He turns to run in another direction but there's archers coming out of the mist all perfectly synchronized in a semicircle and ready to kill him. The hero might have then jumped rather than be captured or it might have faded to black just as the archers decided to fire on him.
Not a movie, not a blockbuster, not 90s, but it sounds like the end of the second series of Robin of Sherwood. The lead wanted to leave after two series, so they killed off his version of Robin by chasing him to the top of a hill/edge of a cliff and surrounding him with drawn bows. He saw them, cracked his own bow over his knee, and I think it fades out at that point. Could that be it?
A little girl makes friends with/catches/somethings a leprechaun, gets (I think) some wishes, the leprechaun king and seven-league boots are involved somehow, and at one point her father gets his hands on some magic dust that makes him immensely powerful, but he accidentally hurts her - and then I draw a blank.
The Great Land of Small? The "Guy gets his hands on some magic dust" thing sounds familiar, as does the leprechaun.
^ That sounds right. There's a description below that I'm pretty sure is also from this movie.
All I remember about this one is a scene where a guy is standing in front of an R. Lee Ermey-esque ghost that shouted stuff right at the guy's face. While yelling, the ghost morphed into a soldier in a uniform with an SMG or some rapid-fire weapon, which he shot everywhere with while still yelling. I don't know if he hit anything or the guy was shot.
Nah. The ghost I'm talking about had his scene in daylight, was better fleshed, and looked more like his more iconic uniform(Until the "morphs into soldier's unifrom" garb).
No I believe you are thinking about The Frighteners, it is a different ghost however and he does have scenes in the daylight and is in fact played by R. Lee Ermey. Here is a picture◊, but without the gun, which I do also remember.
There was a film that came out in the late 1990s where a kid gets a key or something that lets him travel to a fantasy world where the inhabitants are kind of kangaroo-like forest dwellers who do martial arts. He's probably the chosen one. I remember the title as something like "The Tenth Warrior" or "The Twelfth (something)," mainly because it came out about the same time as "The Thirteenth Warrior" and I kept getting confused as to which was which, but I can't find it on IMDB under those titles.
Some B-movie, probably. A killer teddy bear. This was featured on one of the Wrightnow famly commercials from Netflix.
I just saw the commercial in question and thought it looked like some footage made specifically for the ad for humor's sake, not an actual movie clip. I could be wrong though.
It's the first few minutes of Look Who's Talking Too, the sequel to Look Who's Talking. Mikey, the kid Bruce Willis voices, either has a nightmare about or imagines all his toys turning evil after his parents put him to bed, and that's where the evil bear comes from. I caught a glimpse of the video case (or something with the video's cover art) sitting on the coffee table in the commercial, is how I know the title. The context is sadly taking up memory space in my brain.
Vincent Price film. B&W. Lots of death by Universal Poison. Poison bottle had a skull-and-crossbones on it. Sorry, that's all I got.
One of the segments in the anthology film Twice-Told Tales has Price regularly administering poison to his daughter, not to kill her, but to make her poisonious herself, and keep her trapped in a garden. Another possibility is The Comedy of Terrors, where he's constantly trying to administer a dose of poison from a flask to Boris Karloff's character.
There was this hip-hop-style animated movie that was a parody on sci-fi, where ALL the sound effects were created by skilled DJs scratching records. It took place in "inner-space", where atoms were like solar systems. Oh, and the villains were these freaky evil babies with colored worms growing out of their belly buttons. Yeah, that was weird. This one was around before 2002 at most.
It's called Wave Twisters.
This was an old black and white English movie. A kid wants to make a car to enter what you might call a "soapbox derby". He gets some friends together to help him. One of the kids wears glasses and so is called "four eyes". At one point the "good kids" get into a fight with the "bad kids", but the main character catches someone in HIS group fighting dirty, so he throws that kid out of his group. At one point "four eyes" comes up with the brilliant idea of cutting the steering wheel of the car in half so that the driver has more room for his legs.
I think it's a movie, anyway. I'm looking for the source of a quote but I'm having a damn hard time finding it. It was something along the lines of "I'll do it for her sake, and for the boy's. Not yours." but I just can't remember where I saw it. Might've been a webcomic or a novel.
August Wilson's Fences?
A film I was shown several times in elementary/Jr. High school. I think it was about inventions or mans progress or something. One or more sections was an animated 2000 Year Old Man segment, except he was even older than that, like he was a caveman (I think he even looked a bit like [Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Captain Caveman]. He said the invention of singing was someone yelling "Help help, a lion's got my foot."
That is the animation of Mel Brooks 2000 year-old Man. It's on YouTube here, here, and here. "A lion is eating my foot off" comes up at about 6:21 of part one.
That looks like it's probably the 2kOM segment I recall (don't remember the laughter though). But I'm pretty sure that when I saw it it was a segment of an "educational" film - why else would they be showing us that stuff?
I think it was a Disney Channel Original, but it's not anywhere on their list. It had something to do with a boy getting..a stepfamily, I believe, and his new stepbrother was horrible and got the protagonist in trouble all the time. I remember the parents were trying to quit smoking using hypnotism tapes, and the kids used the tapes to make the parents do what they wanted, including eating a raw onion as if it were an apple. I also remember the stepbrothers being left at home together, and the evil one tying the protagonist to a chair and making him watch disturbing old videos, and something to do with cherry bombs...planting them in the boy's backpack, and blowing up an outhouse?
A really random late '90s movie - insofar as it had a plot, it was about the main character's succession of girlfriends. The second girlfriend was named Peppermint and was caught in flagrante delictico with the guy's brother; the Baby I Can Explain involved the Heimlich maneuver somewhere, and he mournfully goes out to the parking lot while Bill Clinton's voice says "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky... but I am wearing her underwear." Also, at the end an Eskimo harpoons Barney.
There was a film where two people are planning their weddings but fall in love.
The Wedding Singer? Wedding Planner?
The dude was an ex-cop and she is a school teacher. She might be Claire Danes. They don't see each again but both cancel the wedding. At the end, he writes a book on their relationship and her best friend reads the book to her and she goes to find him talking down a suicidal teenager whose parents are diviorcing. boy and girl snog. The End. Oh, and it's set in New York.
A parody of those movies where a teacher teaches a class of delinquints and blah, blah, blah, it took place at a school called Rebel High, I saw it on the MGM channel once(High School High).
That film isHigh School High.
A wacky Italian comedy, involving mistaken identity and gangsters, that ends with the main character warning somebody against bananas in the strongest terms. I'm pretty sure the gangster who looked like the main character had a distinctive pimple, or maybe it was the other way around. The lead might have been Roberto Benigni, but I'm notoriously bad with faces.
I am almost entirely certain that this is Roberto Benigni's Johnny Stecchino. Banana-stealing protagonist and Identical Stranger mobster with distinctive mole.
My mother recalls a 70s/80s movie about America and Russia building computers to control their nuclear buttons during the Cold War. The American computer requested its developer live with it, since he was the only person who knew how to disarm it. The developer then asked for a woman, as he was being kept prisoner by the computer, and the computer agreed. Asking for privacy from the computer while he and the woman slept together, he described to her a plan as to how to shut the computer off. However, the computer was watching and killed the man. Then the film ended.
That film is Colossus: The Forbin Project from 1970.
There was a movie, probably from the mid- to late nineties, that had a Jack Russel Terrier (or a possibly a similar breed) that was in one of the dog wheelchair things. At some point he had a dream that he was running around without the wheelchair (which could be seen half-buried nearby) and I'm fairly sure that he died either while having the dream or just after it.
Babe: Pig in the City? Though I don't think the dog died...
French movie about a medievel knight and his squire who get transported to twentieth century France. (And/or a remake made in English?)
It was Les Visiteurs ("The Visitors"). The American remake is named Just Visiting, but known in France as "The Visitors in America".
A film with a scene where a young boy fights ninjas by playing a gameboy-like thing. There may have been time travel, I only caught a few seconds on tv once.
I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but it's Surf Ninjas. The little brother has the gift of prophecy, and his Game Gear served as the vessel for it. Later he discovers that it controls the bad guy's cybernetics. You're probably better off not seeking it out.
A kung-fu movie once described to me by a friend. The hero had a special super-powerful technique in which he punches someone first with his mid-finger knuckles and then immediately with his fist. The villain learns this technique, and then uses it on the hero. The hero, however, counteracts it by punching himself with the technique on the opposite side of his body at the same time- the two attacks cancel each other out!
This isn't a kung-fu movie (unless it's the source of the scene) but seems to describe a scene in the anime Rurouni Kenshin. Sanosuke Sagara is the "villain" (really one of the heroes) who learned the technique Futae no Kiwami, or Mastery of Two Layers, from a monk he met named Anji. Turns out, Anji was one of the bad guys and, when they had their confrontation, Anji counteracted Sanosuke's Futae no Kiwami by using it on the opposite side of his body. (Sano only learned the punch... Anji CREATED and MASTERED it.)
This film where this annoying guy was working for this magician because the magician promised him a "masterpiece", and when the guy finally demanded it, the magician squeezed his entire body to the size of a thermos. The guy was obviously still alive and breathing and in pain. (He then picked it up and said "Magnificent!") I thought it was the 1989 film Warlock, but I'm not entirely sure.
I think it's actually from the sequel, Warlock: The Armageddon.
Back in the early to mid 90s there was a nature documentary that came on HBO pretty regularly. I remember that it took place in Africa, and had some sad scenes showing a drought, and one that showed an African guy trapping a baboon and feeding him salt so he would lead him to water.
I believe this is Animals are Beautiful People. While it's from 1974, I do remember seeing it on HBO in the late 90s.
Hoo boy, this is a doozy. I saw a movie one, late at night on the UK Channel 5 around 4-6 years ago. It was about a court case where one of the parties, the defendant i think, was a gun company, and someone was trying to bribe the jury into swinging the verdict their way. I think it also included something about a single mother who was a sculptor or something, with a young son, who get caught in this. The mother may have been one of the jurors. Either that, or it was from a different movie.
I remember seeing this on UK TV, probably sometime in the late 80's or early 90's. I saw it on at least two seperate occasions, but only ever saw part of it. The film was post-apocalyptic - not sure what the apocalypse was - and contained elements of both live action and animation. I think the animation took up more time than the live action, as well. The live action segments mostly followed one particular survivor in the ruins of an old factory of some kind; at one point he has a companion, but the companion is killed in a skirmish with other survivors, and he grieves for the loss of his friend. The animated segments were following a young girl and her Aloof Big Brother as they lived underground, and every now and then the girl would come to the surface and see the survivors, at which point she was portrayed by a live action actress. I never really followed the plot, so I only have these impressions to go on.
This is In the Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep. The animated bits are taken from an anime called Angel's Egg. You can watch it on Youtube here.
Here's one that I believe was from the 80s, as it was on a tape with several Care Bears episodes and a Rainbow Brite episode. It opened up with a man in what looked like old fashioned Renaissance-y like clothing giving a brief synopsis of the movie. It had something to do with a young girl getting lost in a forest in the middle of winter. Someone, who I'm guessing is Jack Frost or Old Man Winter since he has a staff that transforms anything that touched it into ice, saves her. There also another guy looking for the girl, and he attempts to get help from a witch or something, who lives in a house with legs.
It is extremely likely that you are thinking of the 1964 Soviet film of the Russian fairytale Morozko, better known in english as, well, "Jack Frost", which was notably featured in an episode of MST3K.
There was this one movie I remember seeing about giant ants, where the queen used mind-controlling pheramones to control humans, and have policemen round up humans to be stuck into a chamber and sprayed with pheramones by the queen. I think there was also one scene inside a warehouse with a massive heap of sugar that was crawling with giant ants.