(Warning: Mild Spoilers) Tim Holt is best remembered as a Cowboy star (and, curiously, as the son of Cowboy star Jack Holt). it really comes as no surprise to find him in the lead in a Fifties monster movie because those films tended to feature the sort of second string stars who could just as […]Read more "The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)"
If you really want to know what’s worth seeing in the world of independent SF film, the best place to start looking is usually at the SciFi London Festival. It’s been around for a long time now, and they’ve debuted quite a few interesting films, like Splice, 28 Days Later, Stingray Sam, Cyborg She, Avalon, La Hora Fria, and […]Read more "Bloggers (2017)"
There’s a hall in the Headquarters of Industrial Lights and Magic where, back in the Eighties (I do not know whether it is still there), they had a long row of posters for the movies they’d worked on. When Honey, I Shrunk the Kids came out they added it to the wall, even though they […]Read more "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)"
I’ll have to confess to a major disappointment here. After hearing it used so effectively in the trailers, I really, really wanted to hear Rush’s song “Tom Sawyer” when the rows of identical videogame warriors known as the Sixers get into their identical cars in lockstep. Oh well. The whole story of how this film […]Read more "Ready Player One (2018)"
Despite the small size of their film industry, Australia has turned out a surprising number of interesting SF films. While this obviously has a lot to do with Mad Max, the harsh terrain of much of the Island continent does lend itself nicely to post-Apocalyptic futures. Which is more or less what we have here. […]Read more "Zone 39 (1996)"
(aka, Cage of Doom) This is your basic, low-budget, black-and-white, late Fifties B-Movie Sci-Fi horror film from AIP. And not, I should add, one of the better ones made by Roger Corman, Edward L. Cahn, or Bert I. Gordon. Like a lot of these AIP films, it’s pretty much only known from its appearance on […]Read more "Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)"