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Flatliners

Year: 1990
Studio: Columbia
Director: Joel Schumacher
Producer: Michael Douglas
Cast: Keifer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, William Baldwin
One of the hottest casts of the early 1990s comes together for a thriller that was actually pretty scary, at times making a horror movie wimp like me wish I could leave.

At their height of their respective popularity (the first period of it, anyhow) and in a betrothal that would result in a tabloid break-up, Sutherland and Roberts are medical students joined by friends and colleagues (Platt, Bacon and Baldwin) who conduct disturbing experiments to bring them to the brink of brain death and hopefully give them a glimpse of the other side.

Each one finds something like their own personal hell, including the ghosts of childhood teasing, the cheating on a fiancé, an abusive father and in the most frightening case, a manslaughter where the victim apparently follows the subject back to the world of the living to exact his revenge.

Very stylised, unlike anything most of the cast had done before, and with an early 90's version of the Brat Pack, it demanded attention and mostly deserved it.

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