What happens when a horror franchise dies? Well, it ain’t pretty. Of course, we know that any horror franchise is like the legendary Jason Vorhees himself and will continue to rise again from the dead no matter how many times he’s been chopped, diced, mashed, pureed or flambeed. It just goes with the territory. And […]Read more "Jason X (2001)"
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I mean, it is strange. Very strange. Weird things happen. And yet, throughout, our put upon protagonist remains…numb. Weary. Disconnected. Apathetic. I think the spirit of this one was best summed up in the end credits, when they gave special thanks to “That “Greasy Cokehead Director […]Read more "Nothing Really Happens (2017)"
Gray, a gifted mechanic who loves the old cars they built before everything was computerized, was left a quadriplegic after criminals attacked him and killed his wife. His best customer gives him a revolutionary new AI computer chip implant that will allow him to walk. But Gray discovers that the chip can talk to him […]Read more "Upgrade (2018)"
“You left the umbrella stand in the Zeppelin hanger again” This is the greatest might-have-been in Doctor Who History… It comes with a strange bit of history, though: the original show had been cancelled in 1989, with an ill-fated half-American attempt to revive it in 1996. But a lot of people still wanted more Who. […]Read more "Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003)"
There is an endearing, if slightly scruffy, charm to the films Roger Corman produced back in the Fifties. This one was actually produced by his brother Gene, who also provided the story. Roger’s generally listed in film guides as a producer although, as with Gene’s Beast from Haunted Cave, he remains unlisted in the credits. […]Read more "Night of the Blood Beast (1958)"
This is a remarkable and unexpected film. Unfortunately, those of you who need constant stimulation are going to hate it. What we see on our screen is four separate screens, with a time clock running at the top. These screens each represent a security camera at a bank, and the action takes place across all […]Read more "Alien Surveillance (2018)"
Is there a woman in this thing who manages to keep her clothes on? It took me a moment to remember that one of the three hookers our evil alien takes back to his place does actually keep her top on, but you have to admit that it is a huge accomplishment. I suppose they […]Read more "Not of This Earth (1988)"
(Spoilers ahead, but who cares?) I think the operative word here is “mess.” I mean, I assume that someone making this thing had some idea of what it was all supposed to be about, but unfortunately, he didn’t chose to share with us. A grave breaks open, and a giant bird-man thing bursts out. The […]Read more "The Vulture (1966)"
You aren’t too far into this film before you see the most interesting part. Don’t worry, though, you’ll see it again. Quite a few times. A small detour on the subject of medical science, however: as our scientists (mainstream variety) study one of the cats they’ve been doing genetic research on, they think the odd […]Read more "Uninvited (1988)"
A young woman who is going through difficult times volunteers to take part in a medical study on anxiety. But then she starts having strange dreams which may mean that something far more sinister is going on… This one attracted a bit of attention on the Indie circuit because it was made by a three-man […]Read more "Retina (2017)"