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      The Comeback

      R 1978 1h 40m Horror List
      Reviews 31% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A U.S. singer (Jack Jones) trying for a comeback meets his wife's London killer in a spooky English mansion. Read More Read Less

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      Eddie Harrison although the murders are pretty nasty, theres nothing more horrible in The Comeback than 1978 itself; clock radios, trim-phones, multi-coloured blouson jackets and all manner of atrocities are unflinchingly portrayed Rated: 2/5 Feb 27, 2022 Full Review Christopher Long Movie Metropolis If, like me, you ever wanted to see a slasher film starring Jack Jones then this is your best option. Rated: 5/10 Jan 23, 2014 Full Review Scott Weinberg Monsters At Play The flick never really comes close to being scary, but it has a kitschy old-school charm that helps one forgive the slow stretches. Rated: 3/5 May 9, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      anthony p Jack Jones plays a 1970s popstar who returns to the UK after a 6 year hiatus in the US with wife not to be Gail. On returning to the UK he learns of his impending divorce from Gail who is about to suffer a grisly end! Who is the murderer? Is it Jacks creepy agent? Could it be the old couple who are housekeepers at the Surrey mansion where Jack is holed up writing material for a comeback album? Inspired casting includes Pete Walker regular Sheila Keith as housekeeper Mrs. B and Bill Owen as Mr. B. Owen better known to UK television audiences as Compo off Last of the Summer Wine. Pete Walker is well known in my reviews as the seventies exploitation horror director and he doesn't disappoint in this little known film that probably last had a TV showing in the 1980s. Oh I almost forgot. A vintage 1976 white Lotus Esprit also has prominent screen time! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay, this is not a great movie, but it is darn fun and a nice novelty of having Jack Jones playing a singer. Pete Walker is one of the best directors of English Giallo and Sheila Keith is one of the creepiest actresses of all time. I think Robin Williams stole Mrs. Doubtfire from her performance in this spooky shocker. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Incredibly slow but the ending is fantastic. The definition of b-movie horror. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review eric b With its artificially bright lighting and prominent use of "Love Boat" singer Jack Jones and David Doyle (then riding high on "Charlie's Angels"), "The Comeback" feels like made-for-TV hokum. Jones plays an unlikely superstar singer (since when did '70s easy-listening acts sell six million copies?) whose return from a long hiatus is hampered when someone starts killing people in his inner circle. Suspects are set up with unsubtle calculation (one red herring is particularly ridiculous) and then killed off. Holly Palance has an especially thankless role as Jones' ex-wife who is brutally murdered at the start and then has her corpse repeatedly turn up in more and more mutilated form. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Creepy production by British veteran director Pete Walker. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A U.S. singer (Jack Jones) trying for a comeback meets his wife's London killer in a spooky English mansion.
      Pete Walker
      Production Co
      Peter Walker (Heritage) Ltd.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 29, 2017
      1h 40m
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