Clive Barker"s feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man"s half-brother, who is also the woman"s former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body... but the Cenobites won"t be happy about this.
Director: John McTiernan.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura. USA 1987. 108 mins.
Take everything you could want from an ’80s action movie – guns, muscles, sweat, fire, mud, choppers, one-liners – and drop in a highly intelligent extra-terrestrial warrior and you’ve got John McTiernan’s timeless Predator. Holding up superbly in its 30th year, this multi-faceted Rambo-esque action thriller sees an in-his-pomp Arnold Schwarzenegger lead a team of commandos through a remote jungle to rescue potential survivors of a downed helicopter. They soon discover their superiors lied about the true nature of their mission, but this turns out to be the least of their problems: a shape-shifting otherworldly killer is stalking them, and begins to pick them off one by one. By the end, it’s just Arnie and the alien – and the alien’s picked the wrong man to hunt.
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud. USA 1986. 101 mins
Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah – a teenager with an active imagination – summons the Goblins from her favourite book, Labyrinth, to take her baby step-brother away.
When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairy tale to rescue him, in hope that their loyalty isn't just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems!
Combining music, adventure, comedy and fantasy, this beloved family film boasts a cast of incredible creatures created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop, and stars the late, great David Bowie, who performs five original songs in the role of the Goblin King.