Deadly Delusion aka The Lease: LifetimeTV Movie Review

Deadly Delusion (aka The Lease) sees Julia, who had a good childhood until the murder of her parents, on, what seems, a spiral downfall in her adult life. When her boyfriend gets a well paying executive job at a movie studio, she and he lease a house in upscale Los Angeles. Julia and her boyfriend Shane hopes the movie to a new place will help Julie with her issues, mainly her delusions of someone always after her.

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NEW TOWN, PROMOTION AND DR. LEARY

Julia (Haylie Duff, The Bachelor Next Door, Bad Twin, His Secret Family) has been suffering nightmare, both in sleep and waking hours, of someone after her. When she tries to tell her boyfriend Shane (Mike Faiola, Psycho In-Law, Awkward TV series, Bones TV series) he thinks she has delusions for the person she claims is after her can never be found. Shane has been supporting Julia with her delusions while Julia is seeing a mental doctor named Dr. Leary (played by Teri Polo, The Fosters TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

Shane is able to obtain a nice house in upscale Los Angels through his boss while getting a promotion at work as an executive at a movie studio, as already mentioned. This house is in a new city for Julia, in which Shane hopes will allow her to focus on her job as a fashion photographer while giving her a new place to help with her recovery. Her doctor is just a video conference away, which Shane insists she contacts when she’s feeling a bit off.

DIFFERENT PLACE, SAME DELUSIONS

The delusions, or illusions, Julia has of someone after her don’t slow down, but rather, seem to be getting worse. She constantly in video conferences with Dr. Leary and calling her husband at work throughout the day. The illusions aren’t just of people after her, but of snakes in her bathroom and noises, she hears in the house.

Shane, being the ever loving boyfriend, tries to assure Julia that there isn’t anything going on. When she tells him someone is in the house, he checks to find no one there. When Julia feels they are being watched, he proves to her that that’s not true either, even when she begins pulling the Network cable from the ceiling claiming it’s a cable to a hidden video camera. The cable, he tells her, is to the TV and he shows her. Everything Julia says or shows Shane, he is able to show or tell her the opposite

NOT EVERYTHING IS AT IT SEEMS

As with Mistress Hunter, this movie had a lot going on as far as twists. When Julia does some snooping on her own because she knows she’s not crazy, she discovers a lot of secrets, which only has us, the viewers, wondering what’s going on. But the more Julia learns the more we think we’re going to crazy.

The delusions or illusions (however you want to label them) are real for Julia, but not by way of her mind playing tricks on her. They are man-made illusions but the reason for the mind games is very surprising and makes you wonder about people as if I don’t wonder about them as it is.

FINAL THOUGHT

I love me some Haylie Duff, the older sister of Hillary Duff. Ever since I saw her in His Secret Family (2015), I have watched all of her psychological movies on LifetimeTV or Lifetime Movie Network. I think she’s a fantastic actress and she doesn’t disappoint in Deadly Delusion aka The Lease. Haylie brings her characters to life to where you feel what they are feeling and want to help. When someone wrongs her in a movie you want to help her get even with that person. This is the type of actress she is.

Haylie made this movie for me. It’s one of the reasons I watched it. But when the twists started coming about and the final twist happened at the end, I put this movie on top of my list of another great movie from Lifetime. I saved this movie on my DVR, as I did with Mistress Hunter, to watch again.

Deadly Delusion aka The Lease is currently playing on LifetimeTV and must see.

Movie Review of A Tale of Two Coreys

A NICE SURPRISE

A Tale of Two Coreys premiered on LifetimeTV on 6 January 2018, and I have to say I enjoyed it. I didn’t think it was going to be much, especially with the flops such as Aliah and Whitney.

WHERE IT BEGAN AND WHERE IT ENDED

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The two Coreys were set to play in a movie called The Lost Boys, and either the director or producer that the two Coreys should meet each other. Corey Haim (Justin Ellings) phones Corey Feldman (Elijah Marcano) and that’s how the two met and became friends.

Haim moved to Southern California from Canada with his mother,  father, and sister. Haim seemed to come from a good family, whereas Feldman came from a broken home. Feldman lived with is drug addict mother (played by Ashley Scott, and very good, I might add) while his father was trying to be a musician.  To give you an idea of how good Scott was, I didn’t recognize her straightaway. I had to look her up to ensure who she was. I say this because it gives me a whole new respect for people when they are unrecognized able and the acting is more than what I’m used to. But I digress.

The movie follows Haim and Feldman through their teen years as teen idols while they battled demons such as sexual abuse by directors and producers, drugs and alcohol abuse.  Feldman was the first to get clean. After a few attempts, Haim would finally get clean, but in 2010 he would die at the age of 38.

LIFE AFTER HAIM

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Corey Haim with one of his paintings

I believe Haim’s death crushed Feldman like nobody’s business. Haim was Feldman’s world and vise-versa. Before his death, Haim was getting back into his painting, which some can be seen at Fine Art America. He also was hoping to get back into acting, but it didn’t happen. Not because of his death, but because no one wanted to book him. The same was said of Feldman with regards to acting.

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MC Hammer

Feldman would go on to be apart of The Surreal Life, where he met his soon-to-be wife. He was married on the show by MC Hammer.  Feldman would also star in his own reality show called The Two Coreys in which he was hoping it help Haim, professionally and personally. But not even that could help him.

Feldman would later divorce his second wife in 2014 after five years of separation. He is currently married to his third wife Courtney Ann Mitchell Core Feldman Courtney Anne

Feldman also has Corey’s Angels. Here’s a clip from Celebrity Wife Swap with him introducing his Angels Corey’s Angels on Celebrity Wife Swap

AS FOR THE MOVIE ITSELF

As I mentioned, I enjoyed. I find the acting by all involved made the movie that much more enjoyable. It was campy or cheesy. It tried to tell what allegedly happened to the two Coreys without making it seem less than what’s being alleged or more than what’s being alleged.

Nothing was really resolved in the movie, but I don’t think that was the point. The point was Feldman and Haim to get their story out, even if it’s by way of Feldman since Haim is now deceased.

Points of the alleged sexual abuse were made as well as the drug and alcohol abuse. The struggles of trying to be an adult actor were also brought to light. Both Corey’s struggled once they reached adulthood and both handled it differently. But in the end they loved each other, and that very evident in the film.

If you get a chance to watch the film, I recommend you do so. I don’t think you will be disappointed, especially for those of us who grew up with the two Coreys.

The Two Corey’s can be seen on LifetimeTV. Check your local listings.

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Justin Ellings as Haim and Eljah Marcardo as Feldman in A Tale of Two Coreys

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Corey Feldman and Corey Haim

Tribute video done by RiosMyAngel.
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This video really shows the friendship these two had. Haim will be forever missed.

Tale of Two Coreys and Cocaine Godmother – Lifetime TV Movie Premiers

January 2018 will see two biopics from Lifetime Movie Network. The first will be The Tale of Two Coreys, produced by Corey Feldman. The second Cocaine Godmother which tells the story of Griselda Blanco, the queen of all kingpins.

6 JANUARY 2018 – THE TWO COREYS

Corey Feldman has made a movie of what he says he experienced as a child in Hollywood. I know he’s been making these allegations for a long while now. When I heard of the sexual abuse he claims he and Corey Haim experienced was on his reality show a few years back called The Two Coreys. I personally thought it was another ploy to get ratings for the show.  In this day and age, you never know what people will do to get themselves back into the spotlight or get into the spotlight, however, Feldman has stood by his claim. He’s even has written about about his ordeal in a book titled CoreyographyI am going to purchase a copy of it now and do a review of it in January 2018.

The Two Coreys premier 6 January 2018


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COCAINE GODMOTHER

20 January 2017 Lifetime TV will premiere Catherine Zeta-Jones as Griselda Blanco in Cocaine Godmother. Read my complete post here.


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I’m looking forward to both movies. LifetimeTV will premier two more biopics next year. I will be writing a post about those shortly.