Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Agatha and the Truth of Murder 2018

- Turnabout 2016

- Abominable 2019

- My Mentor the Serial Killer Tony 2019

- The Knock 2020

- Lost in Vienna, Austria 2013

- Ever After 2018

- The Alpha Test 2020

- Rutabaga 2018

- Torment 2008

- The Black Gate 2017

- Space Goblins 2020

- Wisper 2020

- Juvenile Delinquents 2020

- Darkness in Tenement 45 2020

- Dana 2018

- Nécrologies 2018

- A Wakefield Project 2019

- Get Gone 2019

- Clown Fear 2020

- Vows 2020

- Road of No Return 2009

- Una Great Movie 2020

- Bearkittens 2018

- Alien Outbreak 2020

- Me También 2019

- Stuck 2020

- Emerald Run 2020

- The Psychics 2019

- Drowning 2019

- The Dare 2019

- Evil Under the Skin 2019

- Slaughterhouse Five 1972

- Murder Death Koreatown 2020

- Dead by Dawn 2020

- Cybernetic Showdown 2019

- Beyond Fury 2020

- Mailer Daemon 2019

- Jurassic Thunder 2019

- Underneath the Same Moon 2020

- M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters 2020

- Transference 2020

- Kansas City 1996

- 2030 2018

- The Nothing 2018

- Addicted to You 2019

- Dismembered 2020

- Winifred Meeks 2020

- Dead Sound 2018

- We 2018

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Carol of the Bells

USA 2019
produced by
Dale Oprandy, Nancy Batterman (executive), Trevor Drinkwater (executive), Will Sanford (executive), Chris Tisi (executive) for Inclusion Films
directed by Joey Travolta
starring RJ Mitte, Yuly Mireles, Lee Purcell, Donna Mills, Andrea F. Friedman, Donna Pescow, Del Zamora, Elijah Maximus, Dale Oprandy, Jeff Post, Isha Collins, Emily Hudson, Geri Jewell, Aisha McBride, Mia Armstrong, Julia Stansbury, Hannah Munk, Roger Mathey, Sophia Reyes, David Leo Velasquez, Tabitha Mills, Alex Fisher
written by J.C. Peterson, music by David Arkenstone

review by
Mike Haberfelner

It's Scott's (RJ Mitte) birthday on Christmas Eve - but for years he has refused to celebrate it with his wife Karen (Yuly Mireles) and son Jeremy (Elijah Maximus), basically because he has never known his real parents. Now he has hired a private investigator (Dale Oprandy) to find out his mum's whereabouts, but once he has the results, he refuses to even talk about it even with Karen, much less reconnect with her. It clearly affects him though, so Karen, despite being eight month pregnant, tries to make the first step in his place - and she learns that Scott's mum, Carol (Andrea F. Friedman), actually has the Down Syndrome and thus lives in an assisted living institution. Without Scott's knowledge, Karen befriends carol without giving her true identity away, and the two fast become friends. When Scott finds out what Karen is doing behind his back, he's at first upset, and the idea of reconciling with Carol only slowly grows on him. But the owner of the institution, who just happens to be Carol's mother Helen (Donna Mills), is dead set against the reunion for personal reasons, and that this doesn't end nasty is mainly thanks to the sympathetic head of the institute, Lillian (Lee Purcell). But it's still a long way to reconciliation of all involved, and then Karen's baby is also due any day now ...


Now I will admit, especially towards the end, this movie is a bit of a tearjerker - but that doesn't hurt all that much because the film has an engaging story to tell that has its heart in its right place, and it's very positive message not sugar-coated but properly wrapped up in its narrative. And add to this a subtle and despite the Christmas-theme almost kitsch-free directorial effort and a solid cast, and you've got yourself a pretty good - and pretty touching - movie for sure.

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Carol of the Bells
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Carol of the Bells here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Carol of the Bells at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD