Critters 4 (1992)

In the Nineties, a lot of the horror franchises decided to take their sequels into space. This made a lot more sense for the Krites than it did for, say, Leprechaun, or Friday the Thirteenth’s Jason Vorhees.  After all, they were a deadly alien species, and only showed up on Earth in the first film […]

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Death Warmed Up (1984)

( aka, Death Warmed Over) This one has the uneasy distinction of being the first horror film from New Zealand.  Unfortunately, it suffers from the problem that so many firsts suffer from:  the best thing about them is that they are a first. Dr. Howell has a dream:  he wants to end death.  Permanently.  And […]

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Archon Defender (2009)

In the digital age, it should come as no real surprise that a number of animators have created one-man films.  One thinks of such efforts as Machines Don’t Cry (2006), Flatland and The Chosen One (2007), and of course, the hand-animated Nova Seed (2016).  I have a lot of respect for those willing to take on the incredible burden […]

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The Astro-Zombies (1968)

What we have here is a Drive In movie, loaded with zombie creatures, a topless dancer, screaming girls (most of them in their underwear), gruesome heaps of body parts, a bit of blood, John Carradine as a mad scientist, and even Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!‘s Tura Satana. And despite all that, it is basically dull. […]

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Critters 3 (1991)

The Critters remain one of my favorite Alien ripoffs.   While I no longer think that they are one of the best ripoffs, like John Carpenter’s The Thing or Predator, there is no question that the first film was quite amiable, and far, far more enjoyable than most bargain basement killer alien films of the […]

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