Nothing But The Nightis a 1973 British movie with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Greg found it when shopping at Amoeba Music while he was in California recently. We first see some murders of old people who just sit there allowing themselves to be killed. Then it's some annoying kids on a bus. The bus driver gets so mad he catches on fire and the bus crashes. The doctor in the hospital is curious about one little girl and his investigation, aided by a woman reporter, opens a kettle of fish that leaves several dead including himself. Diana Dors plays the girl's mother. She's a right old cow, former prostitute and convicted murderer of three, who's had her child taken away. She's seen the injured girl's picture in the paper and recognized her daughter. Now she's trying to get her daughter back but she acts like such an asshole that no court would side with her. When the doctor is killed the police believe it's her and she goes on the run. There's some nice scenery in Wales and Scotland as she leads the manhunt to the orphanage. There's some more killings and the police try to put men in the building but the trustees won't let them. Lee plays a policeman and Cushing plays a pathologist. Together they get to the bottom of the mystery and figure out why the trustees at an orphanage are getting murdered which causes all the children to jump into the sea. There's nothing too special about the movie but the twist at the end is pretty entertaining. It's mostly well made and the music is kind of nice. It's kind of an odd one and while I enjoyed it well enough I wouldn't bother buying one.
Gurozuka is a 2005 movie about some teen Japanese girls who go stay in a lodge in the countryside. The older sister of one of the girls brings another girl who isn't part of the group. The other teens snipe behind her back that she's a lesbian but they are just catty ignorant girls who will wind up dead by the end of the movie. They find a video of a murder that took place in the same place 7 years before. It's a complicated enough plot and the movie is only 84 minutes but the thing just isn't that entertaining and at times it seems to plod along. I wouldn't recommend it for me so I wouldn't buy one. It seems to have some fans who liked it better than I did.