BARRY NORMAN: FILM OF THE DAY
The most memorable moment in this classic Steven Spielberg/Tobe Hooper horror flick is six-year-old Heather O’Rourke’s cry of: “They’re heeere!” as the poltergeists make their presence felt. The setting is the California home of the Freeling family — Craig T Nelson, JoBeth Williams and three kids, notably O’Rourke. Here all manner of weird things manifest themselves: there’s a tree that can kill, malevolent spirits inhabit the TV set, a demon lurks in a wardrobe and O’Rourke is snatched away to another spectral plane by the deeply reluctant and seriously cheesed off dead. This is good, creepy stuff, which led to two sequels and a current, quite unnecessary remake. Tragically, however, the gifted little O’Rourke died six years after the film was made.
An unlikely bond forms between a Boer War veteran and a Maori sailor on a murder charge in this action tale starring Ray Winstone.
Extravagant spectacle courtesy of Kevin Costner, who plays a loner who has adapted to the new (very wet) world, since the polar ice caps have melted.
Beverly Hills Cop ★★★★
11.00pm-1.05am Film Four
Streetwise and suitably sweary law enforcement officer Eddie Murphy goes in search of the men who killed his friend.
The Broken Circle Breakdown ★★★
PREMIERE 1.05-3.25am Film Four
Love and heartache for a singer and tattoo artist in this moody and emotional Flemish drama.
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