Futuropolis (1984)

It’s amazing how many films came out on VHS and have never been re-released. Which isn’t to say that many — or even most — of them don’t deserve to languish in obscurity. But thanks to the wonders of Youtube, a lot of films that were just a whisper heard here or there, a comment […]

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The Lost World (1960)

This was Willis O’Brien’s final monster movie. In fact, he would work on only one more film before his death, providing the out of control ladder truck for It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. And frankly I find it rather sad that this was the swan song for King Kong‘s creator.  He deserved better […]

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Priest (2011)

I love this film. I mean, where else are you going to find an epic, post-Apocalyptic, science fiction, Western vampire hunting martial arts film. It even starts with an animated sequence directed by Gennady Tartakovsky. Yep, the guy who created Samurai Jack.  That Gennady Tartakovsky. In fact, the vampires are monstrous creatures, a separate, intelligent […]

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The Black Scorpion (1957)

No one has ever made a creature feature quite like the original King Kong. Well, except perhaps the silent version of The Lost World. Legendary stop-motion animator, Willis O’Brien, used a method for Kong that has never been used in any film since.  And there is a reason for that. He created miniature sets for […]

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