The Food of the Gods (1976)

Bert I. Gordon seemed to specialize in making things big. In fact, most of his contributions to the world of low budget horror and SF seem to involve photographically blowing something up to giant size, whether insects or people or animals of one sort or another, In fact, his first Seven movies — every one he […]

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The Uninvited (1997)

It seems strange, but one of the seminal SF film and TV series remains little seen in the United States. I refer, of course, to the original Quatermass serials and the Hammer film remakes that followed.  While he had minimal impact on American SF movies, Quatermass inspired a generation of British SF movies and television […]

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Bloggers (2017)

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 […]

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Ready Player One (2018)

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 […]

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