2000 Horror Movies
- March 16th, 2000
- 98 mins
Alex Browning, is embarking on a trip to Paris with his high school French class. In the plane's cabin, buckled-in and ready for take-off, Alex experiences a powerful premonition. He sees the plane explode in a fiery blaze moments after leaving the ground. Alex panics and insists that everyone get off the plane. In the melee than ensues, seven people including Alex, are forced to disembark the ill-fated aircraft. Back in the departure lounge, Alex and his friends Billy and Tod; Clear a young woman who instinctively heeded Alex's warning; Carter, whose derision of Alex's paranoia had him and his girlfriend Terry thrown off the plane; and Ms. Lewton, the teacher who volunteers to stay with the disembarking students, all watch as Alex's horrific premonition proves tragically accurate when the plane explodes in a catastrophic fireball. Ironically, even though Alex's intuition saves lives, after the crash he is plagued by both guilt and suspicion. Ominous portents of doom as well as the FBI, dog his every step. Alex comes to believe that somehow, he and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. Clear befriends Alex, but no one, not even she, really believes his macabre theory -- not even as one by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.
- February 4th, 2000
- 116 mins
SCREAM 3 takes place in Hollywood during production of "Stab 3, Return to Woodsboro", a thriller which raises troubling questions about the events that terrified the town of Woodsboro -and continue to haunt Sidney Prescott (NEVE CAMPBELL). Three-and-a-half years after leaving Windsor College, Sidney has settled into a life of quiet seclusion in Northern California. But that uneasy peace is shattered when terror erupts on the set of "Stab 3".
- July 21st, 2000
- 130 mins
It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect -- so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer ... and his beautiful wife.
- 115 mins
Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
- January 14th, 2000
- 91 mins
In the early 22st century, the crew of the medical rescue vessel Nightingale 229 has recently departed for a routine patrol of deep space. On this quiet, lonely ship, it's business as usual for Captain A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), chief medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), computer engineer Benj Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz), medical tech Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips) and paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney).
The mission changes quickly, though, when they respond to a distress signal from a comet mining operation millions of light years away. Rescuing a mysterious young man, the crew is imperiled by the refugee and the alien artifact he's smuggled on board. To make matters worse, they are caught in the powerful cosmic whirlpool of a blue giant star about to implode (go "supernova").
- December 22nd, 2000
- 99 mins
Abraham Van Helsing is working as an antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter training under the master's watchful eye.
Van Helsing and Simon travel to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary from the family's long-time nemesis, Dracula.
- 92 mins
Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken (Michael Biehn), is concerned for the safety of the teens in general and in particular his own daughter Jody (Brittany Murphy), who is still a virgin.Once the students realise that to save their skins they're going to have to lose their virginity now, a meet-and-mate party takes shape. Jody finds herself at the centre of the mystery and the mayhem. As the students' 'Pop Your Cherry' ball gets going off campus, Jody takes matters into her own hands, in more ways than one...
- October 27th, 2000
- 90 mins
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 returns to Maryland's ominous Black Hills region to reconstruct a ghastly series of crimes committed in November 1999. In the wake of The Blair Witch Project and the prodigious media coverage devoted to its conflation of documentary style and supernatural legend, fans and curiosity-seekers have descended upon the movie's real-life setting of Burkittsville, Maryland. Jeff (Jeffrey Donovan), a black-sheep townie only recently released from a mental institution, has turned his powerful obsession with Blair Witch into a business and has lured four young people to Burkittsville for a tour of the Witch's purported Black Hills' haunts. Jeff's clients are also fixated on the film, for reasons they themselves may not fully comprehend. Erica (Erica Leerhsen) is a practicing Wiccan who has immersed herself in Blair Witch mythology, even though she decries the film's portrayal of her fellow witches. Grad students Tristen (Tristen Skyler) and Stephen (Stephen Barker Turner) are writing a book about the Blair Witch, but disagree completely about the story's basis in fact, with folklorist Tristen arguing that it must contain some grain of truth while Stephen insists it's a textbook case of mass hysteria. Completing the group is Kim (Kim Director), a hard-edged, sardonic Goth aficionado possessed of striking psychic abilities.
After spending a strange and disorienting night at one of the most sinister sites in Blair Witch lore, the five campers awake to a scene of destruction and no memory of having gone to sleep. They return to Jeff s abandoned warehouse loft to try to piece together what happened. But as Jeff leads Erica, Tristen, Stephen and Kim across the rickety drawbridge and unlocks the metal door to a chorus of barking dogs, they are entering a place no safer than the woods they just left. Inside, legend begins to bleed into reality as they become caught in a nightmare as inescapable as their own bedeviled minds. Too late, they realize that when they left the woods, they didn't leave alone...
- August 11th, 2000
- 107 mins
Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's (Kim Basinger) well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital -- that is, until her wayward kid sister, Jenna (Angela Bettis), shows up on her doorstep one rainy Christmas Eve and saddles Maggie with an autistic newborn child named Cody (Holliston Coleman).
Cody quickly touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark (Rufus Sewell), abducts Cody. Despite the fact that Maggie has no legal rights to Cody, FBI agent John Travis (Jimmy Smits), an expert in ritual homicide and occult-related crime, takes up her cause when he realizes that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently missing children.
The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply "special." She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control, and her abduction sparks a clash between the soldiers of good and evil that can only be resolved, in the end, by the strength of one small child and the love she inspires in those she touches.
- April 1st, 2000