Shock Waves (1977)

(aka, ALMOST HUMAN; DEATH CORPS) This is one of those eerie and effective minor films that stick with you long after you’ve seen them. A small boat on a pleasure cruise encounters a strange orange mist and a mysterious, rusting hulk of a ship.  They run aground, the captain vanishes, and the passengers and crew […]

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Critters 2 (1988)

(aka,  Critters 2: The Main Course) It’s been a long time since I saw this one — almost thirty years — and I find that I like it better than when I first saw it. Actually, revisiting the first two Critters films has changed my perspective on both of them:  I no longer think Critters is […]

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Laserblast (1978)

This was one of those films trying to cash in on Star Wars right after it came out. Not that the film itself seems that much like Star Wars (although that really didn’t seem to be that important when it came to attempts to cash in).  However, the trailers did their best to emphasize the special […]

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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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