(aka Worm) Ana, an American biology student working at Oxford, accidentally discovers a strange phenomenon, which she and her friends develop into a way to instantly transport solid matter through artificial wormholes. But when she takes the first trip in their matter transporter, things start to go very wrong: her memory is failing, strange nightmares […]Read more "Anti Matter (2016)"
Yep. Yet another Alien ripoff from Roger Corman and Concorde films. Still, we’ve got a few interesting change-ups on this one, notably its post-Apocalyptic, post biowarfare accident setting (on Earth), and a secret underground research station which we’ll try not to notice was borrowed from The Andromeda Strain‘s Wildfire facility. Okay, once the heroes start […]Read more "The Terror Within (1989)"
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. “ It starts with the opening sentence of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca. A young woman wanders through desolate wastelands soliloquizing to herself. She spots a man sitting by a fire, creeps up on him… And murders him. She goes through his things, takes what she wants, then […]Read more "Morning Patrol [Proini peripolos] (1987)"
It rather surprised me to learn that not only did Eugène Lourié — the prolific art designer who started his career with legendary French director Jean Renoir — direct Gorgo, but he also directed The Giant Behemoth and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, three of the better attempts to imitate Godzilla. For that matter, they were […]Read more "Gorgo (1961)"
This one isn’t as bad as most people say it is. Which, admittedly, isn’t saying much. The biggest problem with The Slime People is that it came a decade too late. Most of its flaws wouldn’t have been as noticeable had it come out in rush of cheap SF in the Fifties. This is, in fact, […]Read more "The Slime People (1963)"
“The following transmission has been translated into local Terran dialect. Some visual distortion may occur” I have no idea what in the world Antonio Llapur and Matt Sjafiroeddin were smoking when they created Space Detective. I just hope someone buys them more of it – and soon. I find myself at a loss what in […]Read more "Space Detective (2017)"
I really feel sorry for Tor Johnson. I mean really, really, really sorry. He looks just terrible in this film: he’s massively overweight, and he seems to walk with an awkward sort of waddle whenever he does so for any length of time. And he even has to carry a girl around in several of the […]Read more "The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)"