Best Fantasy Movies of 1993
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer, and his mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Addams Family Values
Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.
Last Action Hero
Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater. After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick, Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.
The Secret Garden
A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.
An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles
Heart and Souls
A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
The Thief and the Cobbler
It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality ... Once upon a time there was a golden city. In the center of the golden city, atop the tallest minaret, were three golden balls. The ancients had prophesied that if the three golden balls were ever taken away, harmony would yield to discord, and the city would fall to destruction and death. But... the mystics had also foretold that the city might be saved by the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things. In the city there dwelt a lowly shoemaker, who was known as Tack the Cobbler. Also in the city... existed a Thief, who shall be... nameless.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.
Warlock: The Armageddon
Every six hundred years, a great evil has the opportunity to escape and unleash Armageddon. A group of five stones has the power to either free the evil, or banish it for another six hundred years. An order of Druids battles with a Warlock determined to unleash his father upon the world.
The Meteor Man
One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about thirty seconds. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the dreaded Golden Lords.
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the Mouse King.
A woman investigates the disappearance of her friend and her own murky past when she travels to a mysterious convent on a barren island.
Young Duke Ernest wants to become a good knight. The circumstances are not in his favor: The emperor wants to claim the Duke´s castle and marry his mother. He has Ermest wrongfully accused of murder and thrown in the dungeon. Duke Ernest´s only chance to escape a death sentence is to join the army and to go to the orient in search of the legendary Carbuncle Stone. He´ll have to overcome carnivorous rocks, magnetic mountains, the giant bird Rock and many more.
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is that he could be anywhere, or anybody. In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason's carnage-ridden reign of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed. And once you know the chilling facts, you'll see him in your nightmares! And he'll see you in hell!
Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home town Wallace starts coming on strong to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac.
Super Mario Bros.
Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Bloodstone: Subspecies II
Continuing after the first "Subspecies", a woman who has just become a vampire tries to escape the evil vampire, Radu, who seeks her as his love interest. But she has taken the vampire family's bloodstone, and now Radu must find her to get it back. While her sister comes to Romania to save her soul. It might be to late....
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life
Franz Kafka has been stricken with a serious case of writer's block on Christmas Eve. He's trying to get started on his latest short story, "The Metamorphosis", but he isn't sure what his protagonist Gregor Samsa should become. As Kafka struggles with indecision, he has to contend with a loud holiday party downstairs, several unexpected guests, and a sinister knife salesman who has a bone to pick with him.
The Legend Of Lochnagar
Prince Charles tells a group of children, the story of the Old Man of Lochnager based on the book he wrote.
Mia is a young girl with a knack for getting herself into trouble. One night, when her mother falls asleep while reading "Thumbelina" to her, Mia is magically transformed into the two-inch tall character. As she journey's through "the Unknown Country of Wonderland," Mia will be forced to overcome obstacles that help her grow as a person.
Mink - the daughter of a dragon and a retired dragonslaying knight - sets out on a journey to get tickets for a concert held by Dick Saucer, world-famous teen idol and dragon hunter. Meanwhile, the corrupt king of the land is trying to take her hostage to get at her mother, and his magic-using daughter seeks to foil Mink's quest out of sheer spite.
Alex Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain "Arcade" and takes over their minds.
The ghost of "patient zero", who allegedly first brought AIDS to North America - materialises and tries to contact old friends. Meanwhile, the Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, who drank from the Fountain of Youth and now works as Chief Taxidermist at the Toronto Natural history Museum, is trying to organise an exhibition about the disease for the museum's "Hall of Contagion".
A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Memory mixes with desire as a museum attendant is caught up in sado-masochistic fantasies inspired by a 19th century painting of slaves in chains called Scene on the coast of Africa. The man remembers his past as a singer and delivers Dido's lament from Purcell's opera.
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys
The Demonic Toys are back, so policewoman Judith Grey seeks the help of 12 inch tall Dollman and his 12 inch tall girlfriend, Nurse Ginger. The Toys hole up in an evil deserted toy factory and it's up to Dollman to keep the Toys from summoning the powers of darkness to the Earth.
When Pigs Fly
Marty is a down-and-out jazz musician. His sometimes girlfriend Sheila is a barmaid at the Rose of Sharon, a local pub owned by the hot-tempered Frank. One day Sheila takes an old rocking chair out of the pub's storage and gives it to Marty; he discovers that the chair is haunted by two ghosts, a middle-aged woman named Lilly and a precocious little girl named Ruthie.
Bury Me in Niagara
When the controlling mother (Jean Stapleton) of Martin Mallory (Geraint Wyn Davies) dies, Mallory thinks he's finally free of her meddling. But her ghost appears to him at her funeral, brought back to life by a mysterious Japanese stone. Now, Martin must move her body to Niagara Falls, N.Y., within 48 hours, or she won't be allowed into heaven. To make matters worse, Japanese hit men are trying desperately to get the stone back.
Hero From Beyond The Boundary Of Time
Wai Siu-Bo travels to the future on a mission to cure the emperor's illness.
Fleming, a futuristic cop, saw his daughter kidnapped by Flame and Rain, two aliens that were born out of his own dreams. Much later, the two aliens are kept in cryosleep; but Flemming's daughter is not dead, just a prisoner inside Flame's mind.
Younger and Younger
The eccentric owner of a Los Angeles self-storage company finds his world come crashing down when his long-suffering wife dies, only to return as a beautiful ghost.
Tales From the Crypt: House of Horror
Three fraternity pledges (Wil Wheaton, Jason London, and Keith Coogan) are challenged to get to the top floor of a haunted house as a part of their initiation.
Super Hornio Brothers
A power surge sends whacked out computer programmer Squeegie Hornio and his brother Ornio into cyberspace where they meet up with, have sex with, and even fight, a variety of characters from a popular video game.
It's about personal sex slaves and mysterious witches dens. It's about a spirit who's been blessed by the moon and the lovers who desire her. It's about visions of lusty- lingering imaginings. It's about excitement and arousal and how the supernatural can ignite the senses. And it's about Janine- the most beautiful enchantress in adult. The Coven. It's bewitching . But it's definitely not Bewitched.
An environmental morality tale. A divine gate gives one all that one desires, on the condition that one takes only what one needs and one gives something good in return.
Tales From The Crypt: Well Cooked Hams
In a desperate attempt to spice up his act, a hack turn-of-the-century magician (Billy Zane) kills a rival magician (Martin Sheen) and steals his famed prop, the Box of Death.
Darnel, a short, often humiliated secretary, becomes a superstrong and superfast costumed hero after being given a serum.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
This made-for-TV film version uses the title and general premise of Jules Verne's novel, but had its heroes carry out the journey in an earth-penetrating machine. A television series was supposed to follow, but was never produced. Cast includes John Neville, F. Murray Abraham and Kim Miyori.
Super Hornio Brothers II
Hornio Brothers Squeegie and Ornio fight to find their way out of cyberspace after a power surge lands them inside a computer game.
The great, distant early-woman Kinga, is discovered frozen beneath the snow and brought back to life by a lonely doctor and his wicked assistant. As the Icewoman thaws, the doctor melts, much to the dismay of his assistant/girlfriend. Her icy demeanor and his smoldering passions bring Icewoman to a crescendo of conflicts and climaxes.
Using sorcery, two 17th century lovers meet and love again over three centuries.
Tales From The Crypt: Food for Thought
A psychic clown and part-time cook (Ernie Hudson) who abuses his assistant and wife (Joan Chen) learns that she is having an affair with a fire eater (John Laughlin) and plans to runs off with him.
The Skateboard Kid
No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes the discovery of his life: a talking wisecracking, magical skateboard. And suddenly, skateboarding rises to entirely new heights. Written by Concorde - New Horizons.
Back in Black
Two comic book fans embark on an exciting quest after they discover a portal to another dimension.
Quest of the Delta Knights
A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Financial analyst Lyle becomes obsessed with his no-nonsense co-worker Angela, but she rejects his constant advances and threatens him with a sexual harassment lawsuit. An old witch offers Lyle a way to have Angela, but there's a price.
Daniel and Clara are on a vacation in Italy. In the form of the mysterious "Sandman" Coppola, a figure from Daniel's childhood, returns to haunt him, while he succumbs to an obsessive love with an enigmatic woman of strange beauty: Olympia, who might be far more than she first appears to be...
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